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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Greece 'No' in referendum sends euro into tailspin

    Greece's government on Sunday looked to have won a 'No' it had been seeking in a referendum on bailout terms, but the euro immediately plummeted on fears the result could splinter the eurozone. An official tally of over half the ballots cast showed a resounding 61 percent of Greek voters had backed the government's 'No' in the plebiscite. France's President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to meet in Paris the same day to assess the result, the French presidency said.

    AFP
  • 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
  • Well-wishers swoon as Princess Charlotte christened

    Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Sunday as crowds gathered to witness the family's first public outing together since her birth in May. The ceremony took place at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, where William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have a country home. Television pictures showed members of the public clapping, cheering and taking photographs as William and Kate left the church with Britain's newest royal, who is fourth in line to the throne, and her older brother George. The princess's full name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, is a nod to her late grandmother Princess Diana and her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

    Reuters
  • Greeks 'deserve better': new finance minister

    Greeks declared in a weekend referendum that they "deserve better" and "cannot accept a non-viable solution" to the country's debt crisis, new Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said upon taking office on Monday. "We want to continue the discussion... I believe something can change in Europe," said a shaken Tsakalotos , who admitted to having "stage fright" upon assuming the post "not at the easiest moment in Greek history". A 55-year-old leftist economist who had been a pointman in Greece's bailout talks since April, Tsakalotos replaced the flamboyant Yanis Varoufakis hours after the latter resigned on Monday, ostensibly to facilitate the negotiations.

    AFP 27 mins ago
  • Scarily Accurate — This Quiz Tells You Exactly How Rational You Are

    Beyond the Meyers-Briggs test lies a fount of other, even more strangely enticing quizzes designed to probe and expose different aspects of your personality. What does your birth order say about your personality? Just in case you've gotten to the bottom of all of these questions, the folks over at ClearerThinking have developed a quiz that measures your capacity for rational thinking against that of the average person. Founded by Spencer Greenberg, a mathematician and entrepreneur, ClearerThinking is set up as a one-stop shop for solving any problems you may have with decision-making and — here's where it all comes together — clearer thinking overall.

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  • Premier League - Ian Ayre: Liverpool can still afford the best players

    The Reds have already made considerable strides with their summer recruitment plans with six first-team signings already, including Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino, whose £29million deal will make him their second most expensive signing. Liverpool also remain in the hunt for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, although they value him at less than his release clause of £32.5m. Spending this year has not matched that of 12 months ago, when £110m was invested in eight players on the back of Luis Suarez's £75m sale to Barcelona.

    PA Sport Report
  • Germany pleas with UK to remain in EU to fight red tape

    A British exit from the European Union is "unimaginable", according to a senior German politician, who urged the UK to stay in the bloc to help resist a lurch towards interventionist policies. Michael Fuchs, a member of Angela Merkel's party and deputy chairman of the ruling CDU-CSU coalition, said the British goals of a more efficient single market with less red tape were aligned with Germany's. "I want the UK to stay in the EU, and I cannot even imagine an EU without the UK.

    Telegraph
  • X Factor Auditions Off As Cowell's Mother Dies

    Auditions for the X Factor have been cancelled after the death of judge Simon Cowell's mother. Julie Cowell died on Sunday at the age of 89. The first try-outs for the new-look show were expected to be attended by Cowell and fellow judges Rita Ora, Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, as well as new presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

    Sky News
  • Anger As Distressed Woman Taunted On M3 Bridge

    Police have condemned members of the public who taunted a distressed woman as she stood on a bridge over the M3 motorway. One driver in the traffic jam tweeted Surrey Police, saying: "Tell her to get on with it. The user added: "Surrey police, can't you rubber bullet the jumper on M3/A316 and get the traffic moving?

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  • Kit Harington’s long hair sparks Game of Thrones speculation

    It’s not normal that an actor’s hair length sparks intensive speculation about their character’s future, but Game of Thrones fans are holding on to their last hope. Kit Harington, whose character Jon Snow was – spoiler alert – killed off in the season five finale, seems to have kept his hair long, fuelling rumours that Jon Snow may not be as dead as he seems. Harington has previously told The Independent that his contract obliged him to keep his hair long for the duration of the show, but that he planned to “cut it off quite soon.

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  • Britney Spears and Her Sons Recreates 'Oops I Did it Again' Album Cover

    How cute is this! Britney Spears recreates her iconic 'Oops I Did It Again' album cover - only this time she’s got some help. 

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  • 'Europe is dying', EU opponents say, as Greek 'No' brings delight

    By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) - If Greece's 'No' vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying. Rejecting European creditors' demands, Greeks voted against the terms of a bailout on Sunday, delivering one of the biggest blows to Europe's drive to forge an enduring monetary union since the euro was launched in 1999. "The EU project is now dying," said Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, an anti-EU party which won 12.6 percent of the vote -- but just one seat -- in Britain's May 7 general election.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Farmer tracks stolen quad bike to back street using satellite signal

    A FARMER has recovered his stolen quad after following a satellite signal to Burnley.

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  • Paddleboarders Surrounded By Great Whites And Yet Somehow Find It Hilarious

    A pair of paddleboarders on Sunset Beach in Orange County, Southern California have captured the terrifying moment they were surrounded by great white sharks. In the incredible GoPro footage, Joseph Truckles and Courtney Hemerick remain cool, calm and collected as they record the sharks both above and below the water as they swim beneath their paddleboards.

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  • Magnet man attempts to outwit 10p machine on Palace Pier

    Vladimir Ivanov, of West Street, Burgess Hill, has been prosecuted after apparently trying to use a magnet to attract coins at one of the machines in Brighton Pier. Staff grew suspicious as they watched him in front of the 10p pusher on the afternoon of April 20. A spokesman for Sussex Police said they found a “large magnet” on Ivanov – and he was unable to explain why he had it. He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court earlier this month where, speaking through a Russian interpreter, he pleaded guilty to going equipped for theft.

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