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  • Gorilla Shot Dead By Zoo Staff After Four-Year-Old Boy Falls Into Enclosure

    A critically-endangered gorilla has been shot dead by zoo officials in the US after a four-year-old boy entered the animal's enclosure on Saturday. The child climbed through a public barrier at Gorilla World in Cincinnati Zoo and fell into the exhibit's moat. Zoo officials said they shot the 400lb animal when the situation became "life-threatening" after Harambe, the 17-year-old gorilla, picked the child up and stayed with him for about 10 minutes.

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  • Britain is most corrupt country on Earth, says Mafia expert Roberto Saviano

    He has spent more than a decade exposing the murderous criminal underworld of the Italian Mafia, but journalist Roberto Saviano believes that Britain is the most corrupt country in the world. The author of international bestsellers Gomorra and ZeroZeroZero,  has lived under police protection since publically denouncing members of the Camorra, a powerful Neopolitan  organised crime syndicate, in 2006. On Saturday he made a rare historic appearance at the Hay Literary Festival flanked by several security guards. He warned the audience in Hay-on-Wye that financial institutions were allowing ‘criminal capitalism’ to thrive through offshore holdings. And he warned that a vote to leave the European q 53 mins ago
  • Three women praised after 'preventing a rape' at a restaurant

    According to Ulrich’s account, Kenyon said: "He pulled her glass toward him, kind of awkwardly, then he took out a little black vial. He opened it up and dropped something in. Then he tried to play it cool, like checking his phone and hiding the vial in his hand and then trying to bring it back down slyly."  Ulrich decided to warn the woman whose drink had apparently been doctored when she visited the toilet. ’Oh My God.’ She said. Shocked, kind of numb, so I babbled ‘Yeah, my girlfriend said she saw him put something in your drink and we had to say something. Woman to know. We had to say something. How well do you know that guy?’ I was expecting to hear 'We just met,’ but I got: q 36 mins ago
  • Amanda Holden Says She Was Wearing Knickers Under THAT Dress Thank You Very Much

    Britain’s Got Talent’s Amanda Holden revealed that Simon Cowell reckoned he could see everything when she sported a daring outfit on Tuesday’s show.

    Katy Brent-Stacey
  • Premium Bonds confusion

    I decided to cash in Premium Bonds of various denominations I have purchased since the Fifties without the success hoped for. Imagine my surprise when, in its reply, NS&I informed me that, since 1990, I have been the holder of a duplicate bond not registered in my name to the value of £300. Also that one bond was not owned by me at all. JC, South Staffordshire Confusion arose following a letter from NS&I stating, “The repayment amount has been reduced because [the] bond… was duplicate and a bond is not registered in your name.” Now I understand that on the repayment form you had listed a block of bonds valued at £300 twice and one block not registered in your name worth £10. I have no idea why q
  • I've been screwed again - Ricciardo

    "Two weekends in a row now I've been screwed," said Daniel Ricciardo after missing out on Monaco Grand Prix victory.

  • Holiday cottage ‘visitor’ was fake

    Last autumn an inquiry was made to book our cottage in North Wales. I offered a reduced rate of £1,000 for the whole four weeks plus a refundable deposit. The enquirer sent a cheque for €3,333. I thought perhaps it was so much more than asked for because he was prepaying his electricity usage which would be high in the winter. He also sent a photo of his pregnant wife and himself. We paid the cheque into the local HSBC branch and it was credited immediately. I was away for a week. When I returned there was an email from France saying he could not make the holiday now as his wife’s father had been diagnosed with cancer. Would I refund the money less 10pc for the inconvenience caused. Stephanie q
  • Dad murdered WASHING HIS CAR as he tried to stop vandals

    GETTY Hardworking Stagecoach bus driver John Kiltie was found in a garden near his home after confronting a male he thought was damaging his car.  Neighbours said they heard screaming before shouts about “a lot of blood”. Police and an air ambulance rushed to the scene in Girvan, South Ayrshire, where family man Mr Kiltie lived with his partner Sharon and their children.  But the father-of-four was pronounced dead at the scene.  A neighbour said: “I heard screaming and thought it was kids and then I heard adult voices saying, ‘There’s a lot of blood, get an ambulance’. “I’m totally shocked. I was standing here thinking this couldn’t be happening.” Another said: “They are a lovely family and John q
  • Jose Mourinho's appointment as Manchester United manager has worried Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher

    Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Jose Mourinho took the managerial position at Manchester United because he has a point to prove after his Chelsea exit. The former England international has claimed that the Portuguese tactician's return to the Premier League could be worrying for everyone, especially from a supporter's perspective. The 53-year-old returned to management for the first time since he was sacked from his job at Chelsea last December.

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  • Britain’s Got Talent: Viewers complain over ‘safety wire’ being used in ‘death-defying’ act

    In her Britain’s Got Talent liveblog Isabel Mohan wrote: "Alex Magala's utterly bonkers sword-swallowing and chainsaw-wielding act was striking to watch. But it was all a bit much for a lighthearted talent show. We're glad we got to witness an act like Alex, but we're relieved and not at all surprised that, in the end, even after all that publicity, he only came ninth. Can you imagine how he would go down at the Royal Variety Performance? And what he might have spent the £250,000 on?" Final list of results Winner: Richard Jones 2. Wayne Woodward 3. Boogie Storm 4. Jasmine Elcock 5. Beau Dermott 6. Craig Ball 7. Trip Hazard 8. 100 Voices of Gospel 9. Alex Magala 10. Balance Unity 11. Shannon and q
  • 10 TV Shows That Ended Marriages (10 photos)

    Getting up close and personal - and working at the same time - is a bit of a recipe for disaster in the world of telly. Here are some of the marriages to have suffered at the hands of this cruel mistress.  Image credits: Getty/Rex Features

    Ben Arnold
  • Johnny Depp breaks his silence on divorce from Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp has broken his silence three days after his wife, Amber Heard, filed for divorce. "Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life," a representative for the Hollywood star said in a statement. Johnny and Amber had only been married for 15 months when she filed for divorce in LA on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.

  • Robert Shapiro reveals what OJ whispered after verdict

    O.J. Simpson's former lawyer discusses infamous court case on 'Megyn Kelly Presents'

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  • 'BGT' Magician Takes Severe Measures To Stop His Latest Trick Being Spoiled

    ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ magician Richard Jones is going to severe lengths to ensure that his latest trick isn’t spoiler for viewers, ahead of tonight’s (28 May) live final. Richard is one of 12 acts who’ll be competing in this year’s ‘BGT’ final, in the hope that his latest performance can bag him a place at the Royal Variety Performance, in addition to a cash prize of £250,000.

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  • Sick pervert Rolf Harris to spend fortune on hideaway home – from INSIDE prison cell

    “He spent many happy times there staying with friends and said he would love to buy a secret place in a secluded spot." The source claimed Harris was making the plans with his loyal wife and daughter Bindi in mind. They said: “He is winding up his business assets and has been talking of fulfilling a dream that his family can also enjoy now, and that he too can visit when eventually released from prison. “I gather some prime estate agents are being asked to look out for any suitable properties." High demand means properties in Anglesey are particularly expensive – but Companies House documents reveal that Harris' company Rolf Harris Enterprises has released more than £1 million in assets since q
  • Good vibrations: the Hollywood sex toys creating a buzz

    Workers remove sex toys from metal molds at the Doc Johnson factory in Los Angeles

  • Ready for a buyer, 492-foot superyacht has beach club and elevated master

    Italian designer Gabrielle Teruzzi's Shaddai superyacht is 492 feet long with a master suite with bar, terrace, and a glass-walled infinity pool 125 feet above the water. A 3,000 square foot beach club has an aquarium and overhead swimming pool.

    Digital Trends
  • 'Savile was a creep, just horrid.' The secret diary of a '70s BBC secretary

    We meet at the Langham, the scene of the affair. Sitting on a chic grey sofa in the lobby, Shaw looks around, clearly feeling the weight of being back in this building which seems to hold so many secrets. “It’s as if everything is overprinted with a negative image,” she says, gazing over to the lifts. “Going up the steps the first thing I thought was ‘God, I can remember standing on those steps with Frank’. It’s like there are little ghosts walking about in my head.” Now happily married to her second husband, with two grown-up children, Shaw looks back on that time with great fondness. “It was a very happy time. It felt like a privilege to work at the BBC. I can remember I used to see Jimmy Young q
  • EastEnders' Lauren and Abi Branning ask Stacey Fowler for a huge favour - but will she do it?

    EastEnders has ramped up the drama with the return of Lauren Branning.

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  • Tennis players exchange coldest handshake you will ever see

    After Tatjana Maria thought Alize Cornet stalled with cramps in her winning French Open match, the post-match handshake was less than friendly.

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