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  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety. Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said.

    Associated Press
  • This girl's selfie earned her an invitation to star in Rihanna's music video

    Imagine scrolling through Instagram and that all-too-familiar orange notification dot appears. You’ve got a new follower… it’s Rihanna. Sanam became the apple of Rihanna’s eye after the music star spotted a stunning selfie on her Instagram.

  • Locals fury as wealthy Monaco gypsies ‘holiday’ at Welsh beauty spot leaving filth behind

    About 30 families have hitched their caravans to their BMW’s, Mercedes and Rolls Royces and made the trip from the French Riviera to Swansea for the past four years. To disgust of residents the well-heeled travellers pitch up at a local beauty spot popular with picnickers and sports teams and make it their summer home. q
  • Carol Vorderman takes pole position in a racy outfit at the Grand Prix

    Carol Vorderman has been raiding the fountain of youth again as she stepped out looking half her age. Stunning Carol wore a tight grey dress and her hair tousled and blonde. The former Countdown presenter was at the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit. And now bleach blonde Carol Vorderman , who changed the colour of her tresses last year, has joked she has been inundated with "offers of fun" since dying her hair.

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  • Premier League - James Milner: Rodgers will play me centrally at Liverpool

    Milner left Manchester City in June and joined up with the Anfield club last week on a free transfer, ending his five-year association with Manuel Pellegrini’s side. The 29-year-old made noises for the second half of last season, revealing his desire to play more games during the 2015-16 Premier League campaign. Milner was reportedly told that he could not be guaranteed a minimum amount of games for City, which influenced his decision to leave the Etihad.

  • Dad And Toddler Parade ISIS Flags Outside Houses Of Parliament

    A dad was stopped by police outside the Houses of Parliament after he was spotted waving the ISIS flag with his young daughter. The unidentified man made the provocative gesture on the weekend before the anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks in London. Police stopped and questioned the man - who was carrying the toddler waving the jihadist flag on his shoulders - as he walked past Big Ben.

    Yahoo News
  • NASA Probe Spots Weird 'Dotted Line' On Pluto - Then Signal Cuts Out

    A NASA probe sent back mystifying images of the surface of dwarf planet Pluto – then the signal cut out. The New Horizons probe is powered by a Star Trek-style ion drive – and has ‘slept’ for nine years on its journey to Pluto. Over the next few months, New Horizons is set to unlock the secrets of Pluto, a distant, icy world which has never been seen except as a distant dot in our telescopes.

    Rob Waugh
  • Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt deal

    By Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone members have given Greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of Europe's currency bloc and into economic ruin. "The stark reality is that we have only five days left ... Until now I have avoided talking about deadlines, but tonight I have to say loud and clear that the final deadline ends this week," European Council President Donald Tusk told a news conference. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has until Friday to present the proposal, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hoped to have convincing reform commitments from Tsipras on Thursday so she could ask the German parliament to authorise negotiations on a new aid programme.

  • Kendall Jenner Unrecognizable in Edgy Short Wig

    Kendall is that you? Kendall Jenner looks unrecognizable in a super short wig!

  • Jeremy Kyle BLASTS Russell Brand for Tunisia attack comments

    Russell Brand has been BLASTED by Jeremy Kyle for his comments regarding the minute's silence to honour those killed in the Tunisia hotel massacre. The TV host has hit out at the controversial comedian and claimed his comments appeared desperate and disrespectful. Meanwhile, Brand has allegedly now said he would go to Syria if someone would buy him a first class ticket. The so-called comedian opened up his new stand-up show in London on Thursday addressing the comments he made about the Tunisia hotel attack, according to a new report.

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  • Wimbledon men - Kyrgios facing record £160,000 fine after Gasquet loss

    Media reports coming out of the All England club on Monday afternoon suggested that will not spare Kyrgios, who is facing a fine as large as £160,000 for bringing the sport into disrepute in losing a match watched by millions worldwide on television. France’s Gasquet, who reached the semi-finals in 2007, was not to be denied his progress and clinched the fourth set 8-6 in the tiebreak. To the disappointment of those bemoaning a lack of "characters" at Wimbledon, Kyrgios bowed out of the tournament with his usual mix of brilliance and belligerence.

  • Soap spoilers: EastEnders arrest, Corrie kiss, Emmerdale scam, Hollyoaks discovery

    EastEnders' couple Ian and Jane Beale will face their worst fears when the police arrive on Albert Square to arrest a new suspect in Lucy's murder case. With almost 15 months approaching since Lucy was murdered, Ian (Adam Woodyatt) and Jane will find themselves experiencing a new nightmare when the police believe they have found the culprit. The residents of Albert Square are shocked to wake to front page news revealing that there is a new suspect in Lucy's case and Ian, in particular, struggles to process the news. Feeling overwhelmed, Ian heads to the restaurant, but after a conversation with Sharon, decides to return home where he drops a bombshell on his family.

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  • The heroes of 7/7 (18 photos)

    Emergency services first responders pose for portraits ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when four suicide bombers struck transport system in central London on Thursday 7 July 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770 in simultaneous attacks. Metropolitan Police Constable Elizabeth Kenworthy was an off-duty PC travelling in the fourth carriage of the train that was blown up at Aldgate in the 7/7 bombings and is credited with saving two peoples lives. Police Sergeant Shane Joshua is pictured outside New Scotland Yard on June 24, 2015 in London, England.

    Yahoo News
  • The Welfare Cuts Explained In Seven Graphs

    George Osborne has to find a significant amount of savings and he will be looking to the welfare budget to do it. 1) The Government has said it is going to eliminate the deficit by 2018-19. 2) As the nation's housekeeper-in-chief, David Cameron says the country needs to live within its means.

    Sky News
  • Alien Life May Have Been Discovered On Comet

    Alien life may not be science fiction any more as a pair of top astronomers have claimed that life may have been discovered on a comet. The Philae lander famously landed on the 67P comet last year and after examining pictures of the rock, scientists think they show signs of Microbial alien life. Astronomer and astrobiologist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe was involved with the mission to land Philae from the Rosetta space craft and made the game changing claims after studying the data.

    Yahoo News
  • Abuse from parents who illegally parked on the school run drives lollipop man away

    ABUSIVE parents have driven away a primary school lollipop man. He had been working outside St Martin’s Primary and Nursery School in Brighton but has been redeployed following abuse after he asked parents not to park illegally. In recent weeks motorists have been spotted parking on the School ‘Keep Clear’ markings for up to 20 minutes and the details of six offenders have been passed on to police. The school has named and shamed offenders by listing the registration numbers of cars parking illegally outside the school in Hartington Road in their most recent newsletter.

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  • Nurses who left brain injury patient lying in own faeces keep jobs

    Two nurses who left a brain injury patient in urine-soaked sheets and ‘cleaned his feeding tubes with a pen’ have kept their jobs. Company director Grant Clarke, 45, suffered a massive brain haemorrhage in May 2012 and needed constant care at an NHS hospital rehab unit.

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  • 5 Odd Facts About Lewis Carroll

    Alice fell down the famous rabbit hole 150 years ago, after family friend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll) told the story to the Liddell sisters on a boat trip down the Thames on July 4, 1862. Ten-year-old Alice Liddell, delighted by the tale, asked him for a written copy of the story. Carroll published the adventures in 1865, and the book hasn't gone out of print since.
  • Unintentionally, the Greeks have done themselves a favour. Soon, they will be out of the euro

    For a change, I find myself in some agreement with the French economist Thomas Piketty, at least in terms of what he has to say today on the Greek debt standoff , if very little else. This is what many Greeks, including apparently the Greek government, fail to understand, or rather refuse to acknowledge.

  • Premier League - Manchester United transfer news: Robin van Persie agrees personal terms with Fenerbahce

    "United had sent people to test the water for a move," former Feyenoord star Pierre Van Hoojidonk told the Daily Mirror. The arrival of Louis van Gaal at the time seen as a considerable fillip to Van Persie who had faded under David Moyes having made an explosive start to his United career. A move away from Old Trafford could provide the fresh start required.