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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
  • 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.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out

    By Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a final chance to present credible reform proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday to persuade sceptical creditors to reopen aid talks before his country's banks run out of money. With Greek lenders down to their last few days of cash and the European Central Bank tightening the noose on their funding, Tsipras must convince the bloc's other 18 leaders, many of whom are exasperated with five years of crisis, to authorise negotiations fast on a new loan to rescue Greece. Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure in Germany to cut Greece loose, made clear it was up to Tsipras to come up with convincing proposals after Athens spurned the tax rises, spending cuts and pension and labour reforms that were on the table before its 240 billion euro bailout expired last week.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    Digital Spy q
  • 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
  • Premier League - Manchester United transfer news: Rafael out, Darmian in by next week?

    Torino president Urbano Cairo says the club have received three offers for Italy international full-back Matteo Darmian and has now set the interested parties a deadline of Sunday to complete the deal. Manchester United are thought to be one of the teams in for the 25-year-old, who made his international debut against England in the 2-1 World Cup win. The 24-year-old, who turns 25 on Thursday, only managed 10 Premier League appearances last season and does not appear to have a long-term future at the club.

    Eurosport
  • Kourtney Kardashian Dumps Scott Disick After He was Spotted with an Ex

    ourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have called it quits! And it’s Kourt who did the dumping.

    HollyScoop
  • 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
  • Princess Charlotte is christened

    Princess Charlotte was christened in front of the Queen and close family and friends today as the Cambridges had their first public outing as a family of four. The nine-week-old was welcomed into the Christian faith, watched by proud parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and older brother Prince George. Great-grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, grandparents the Prince of Wales and Carole and Michael Middleton, step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate's siblings Pippa and James Middleton joined Charlotte's five godparents for the celebratory occasion at Church of St Mary Magdalene in Norfolk.

    Press Association
  • What A Greek Meltdown Means For The UK

    The problems in Greece will have an impact on British shores and the Government insists there are contingency plans. Here is how the crisis could affect you: ::  We're not in the Euro so why will this hit the British economy? The European Union

    Sky News
  • 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.

    Telegraph
  • Alton Towers Victim's 'Inspirational' Picture

    A 17-year-old girl whose leg was amputated after a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has posted an "inspirational" picture of her recovery. Leah Washington, from Barnsley, is seen surrounded by beaming friends and family just a month after suffering life-changing injuries. Miss Washington, who was sitting in the front row of the ride with her boyfriend Joe Pugh, 18,  could receive "several million pounds" in compensation, according to her lawyer.

    Sky News
  • 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
  • Startup Sues A Domain Name Owner To Grab A 16-Year-Old URL

    Jason Kneen is a programmer and happens to own about a hundred domain names picked up over a sixteen year period. In late April 2014 a company, OfficeLinks, approached him about buying the domain for use as a URL for their co-working space. The story began in April, 2014 when the co-founder of OfficeLinks, Harsh Mehta, approached Kneen about his domain. Kneen asked for an offer and Mehta proposed paying $500.

    TechCrunch q
  • Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Images

    Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is already one of the most anticipated films of 2016 as Batman and Superman are set to come face to face for the first time. It is a film that I cannot wait to see as Henry Cavill is back as Clark Kent, while Ben Affleck takes over the role of Batman for the first time; it will be the first time that we have seen Batman on the big screen since The Dark Knight Rises back in summer of 2012.

    Female First Blog q
  • Crackdown On 'Rich' Council House Tenants

    Big earners living in council houses or flats and paying cheap subsidised rents are to lose the perk in a Budget crackdown this week. Sky News understands George Osborne will announce that anyone earning over £40,000 in London or £30,000 outside the capital will lose benefits and have to pay the full market rent. The crackdown, which will save taxpayers £250m a year, is aimed at the likes of Frank Dobson, who still lives in a council flat near the British Museum, despite serving as a Cabinet Minister under Tony Blair and earning a six-figure salary.

    Sky News
  • Grieving Cowell To Return To X Factor Auditions

    Auditions for the X Factor will start on Wednesday after the first two days were cancelled due to the death of judge Simon Cowell's mother. Julie Cowell died on Sunday at the age of 89. Fellow judges Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are set to join Cowell at the first try-outs for the new-look show, alongside new presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

    Sky News
  • Government Makes 'U-Turn' On Sunday Trading

    Shops could be open longer on Sundays under new proposals to be set out in Wednesday's budget, despite a recent reassurance to a campaign group that this would not happen. George Osborne is planning to devolve decisions on opening times to local authorities and mayors. The Chancellor will argue that "a growing appetite" for Sunday shopping means that areas should be able to decide whether longer opening hours would boost their local economy.

    Sky News
  • Prince George Steals the Show at Princess Charlotte’s Christening

    It was supposed to be Princess Charlotte’s big day at the royal christening yesterday, but Prince George overshadowed his baby sister in the sweetest possible way.

    HollyScoop