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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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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Premier League - Arsenal transfer news: Morgan Schneiderlin would 'prefer to join Gunners move’

    Arsenal, meanwhile, are yet to make a formal move for the former Strasbourg midfielder despite holding a long term interest in the player. Is Schneiderlin really an elite player? Is he the sort of midfielder that should be starting for a United or Arsenal?

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  • Germany dismisses Greece bid for new bailout after 'No' vote

    Germany on Monday dismissed Greece's bid to clinch a quick new debt deal after the country delivered a resounding 'No' to more austerity, appearing little moved by the surprise resignation of the Greek finance minister. Yanis Varoufakis, who had irritated his European counterparts with his blunt negotiating style, announced he was resigning at Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's request in a move to placate creditors. "It is not about people but rather positions," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said, adding that there is currently "no basis to enter into negotiations on a new aid programme".

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  • IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra

    The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra. The video documented an execution that reportedly happened shortly after the jihadist group captured the city on May 21. It shows the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms being shot dead on the amphitheatre's stage in front of an enormous version of the group's black and white flag.

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  • Caught on video: Illegal immigrants emerge from Walsall lorry - but it's haulage BOSSES who are hit with £18k fine

    Walsall-based Movecorp Ltd was hit with an £18,000 bill after the group was discovered in the vehicle driven by Mark Robinson. Despite bosses saying he called police and the UK Border Force to report the stowaways, the firm, based in Middlemore Lane West, Aldridge, was fined £19,500 following the incident. Following an appeal, managing director James Tennant said the fine was reduced to £7,500, but with the legal costs the firm ended up paying around £18,000. Mr Tennant now wants to raise awareness about the issue with other haulage companies.

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  • Shadow over Greek holiday isle

    Businesses on the idyllic Greek holiday island of Naxos fear the consequences of the debt crisis. Paul Chapman reports.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Formula 1 - Rosberg thought Hamilton was wrong

    The German dropped to fourth at the start and spent the first half of the race stuck behind the two Williams drivers, while Hamilton took the lead after the first round of pitstops and eased clear. While all the leaders stayed out on slicks during the first shower at Silverstone, when it started raining again Hamilton reacted first and took on intermediate Pirellis one lap before his rivals. Rosberg had passed Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas and closed to within a couple of seconds of his team-mate before Hamilton stopped, but the German scrabbled for grip with slicks for an extra lap on the wet track and dropped almost 10 seconds back again.

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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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  • Man Dies After Lighting Firework On His Head

    A man has been killed after he placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and tried to set it off, authorities have revealed. Devon Staples had been drinking with his friends to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday at a house in Calais, Maine. The 22-year-old then placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube before setting it off.

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  • Some Guy Put His Cat Through An Airport X-ray Machine And Everyone Freaked Out

    Going through airport security is a painful process at the best of times, with all the unbuckling, unlacing, overt touching and incessant beeping. However, for one man who placed his cat through a

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  • Police left baffled by mysterious markings on residents' walls

    DETECTIVES in a second Lancashire town are mystified by “suspicious markings” on resident’s walls.

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