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  • A Guy Who Injected Himself With Ancient Bacteria Thinks He's Found Immortality

    A Russian scientist has made a bizarre claim linking ancient bacteria to immortality. Anatoli Brouchkov, who injected himself with 3.5-million-year-old bacteria has said how it has helped him work longer and avoid the flu for the last two years. As the head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, he put himself forward as a guinea pig for the controversial experiment in the hope of uncovering the key to finding eternal life. "I started to work longer, I've never had a flu for the last two years," he told The Siberian Times. "It wasn't quite a scientific experiment, so I cannot professionally describe the effects," he added. "But it was quite clear for me that I did not catch

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  • X Factor's Rita Ora booed during Six Chair Challenge

    Judge Rita Ora was booed by the crowd following her decision to unseat contestant Karen Mav for Kiera Weathers during The X Factor's Six Chair Challenge.

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  • Long Distance Lorry Driver Snaps 'Ghost Of Drowned Man’ Wandering In Rush Hour Traffic

    A long distance lorry driver claims to have photographed the ghost of a drowned man wandering into a tunnel. Driver George Furst’s colleague Stephen Smyth took the snap last week as they drove into a tunnel heading into Cork, Ireland. On checking the picture, they spotted what they believe could be a ‘Downton Abbey’ period ghost.

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  • Rodgers sacked after derby draw, United loss stuns Van Gaal

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was sacked on Sunday despite preserving his unbeaten record in seven Merseyside derbies against Everton with a 1-1 away draw in the Premier League. More presciently, he told Sky Sports, "When the time comes for me not to be here, I'll accept that and move on because it's an incredible club and a wonderful club to work for." "It is a very good point," Rodgers said after the draw. Alexis Sanchez netted twice to give the Chilean six in the last three games and Arsenal's Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil scored the other to leave the visitors trailing by three goals at the break in a league game for the first time in 10 years.

  • Russia's escalating Syria intervention ratchets up anger in Middle East

    After all, some of those making the call to impose a military solution on Sunni Islamist rebels are the very same people who have sneered for more than a decade at America's failed attempts to bomb Sunni militants into submission across the Middle East and Central Asia. Beyond the outrage, few are asking whether Russia has a longer-term strategy, other than to give temporary hope to President Bashar al-Assad. Pro-regime sources in Damascus and Lebanon suggest that Russian air power will now be followed by a ground offensive, led certainly by Hizbollah and according to one report by an additional wave of Iranian troops. Against an insurgent force that adds up in total to tens of thousands, perhaps 100,000 men, more if the separate tens of thousands of Isil forces are added in, a few hundred Iranians and a few thousand Hizbollah fighters will not be enough to reclaim the large areas of Syria that have fallen out of regime control. q
  • Child killer and rapist Robert Howard dies in prison

    A child killer and rapist suspected over the unsolved disappearance of a Northern Ireland schoolgirl has died in prison.

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  • Angela Griffin: I'm so lucky to have been accepted by Lewis fans

    The actress is reprising her role of Detective Sergeant Lizzie Maddox in the hit ITV detective series.

  • Rugby - England camp 'divided over Andy Farrell influence'

    England's failed World Cup unfolded against a backdrop of disquiet over the influence of Andy Farrell and Sam Burgess' presence in the squad, Press Association

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  • UK housing: 90% of tenants unaware of new law banning 'revenge evictions' by landlords

    Nine out of 10 tenants say they are unaware of a new law intended to protect them from so-called "revenge evictions" by their landlords if they complain about the state of their property. The legislation means landlords will no longer be able to carry out revenge evictions or "no fault" notices if they have not sufficiently responded to tenants' complaints about housing conditions. Research released by homeless charity Shelter in 2014 revealed more than 200,000 people were at risk of this type of eviction.

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  • Jeremy Clarkson suffers verbal battering on Have I Got News For You

    Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson survived a verbal battering from the panel of Have I Got News For You as he hosted the opening episode of the show's 50th series.

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  • REVEALED: Top 10 most burgled towns in UK, as 60% of Britons IGNORE burglary alarms

    GETTY Pilferers are causing crimewaves up and down the country, with Newcastle topping the roll of dishonour. The northern powerhouse is followed by Brighton, Leeds and Manchester. Making up the rest of the top 10 is Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Southampton and Glasgow. The study has also revealed many victims do not believe the crime will be properly investigated with only 78 per cent of incidents being reported to police. The research, carried out on behalf of security firm Canary, showed just 19 per cent resulting in convictions. The news comes as revealed only one in eight homeowners who are burgled ever see any of their stolen possessions again.  Despite the threat q
  • 5p Carrier Bag Charge: All You Need To Know About The New Supermarket And High Street Fee

    Start remembering your “bags for life” - because from next week you’ll have to cough up 5p for each single-use plastic bag. The Government has introduced a law requiring all supermarkets and large stores to charge a minimum of 5p for every single-use plastic carrier bag they hand out in a bid to reduce their use and the litter they cause. There will not be a charge for paper bags or bags from shops in airports or on trains, aircraft or ships. Customers will not need to pay if the bag only contains certain items such as unwrapped food, raw meat and fish where there is a food safety risk, prescription medicines, uncovered blades, seeds, bulbs and flowers or live fish.

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  • Life ring found in missing ship search

    U.S. Coast Guard pilots have found a life ring from the missing cargo ship El Faro as Hurricane Joaquin threatens the Bahamas. Paul Chapman reports.

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  • Vladimir Putin plans to push into the 'capital' of Islamic State territory

    Vladimir Putin is stepping up his military might to secure a key Islamic State stronghold and claim lucrative oil fields, we can reveal. Intelligence sources say the Russian president is ploughing ahead with plans to mobilise 150,000 reservists in Syria.

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  • Sir Tom Jones reveals wife Linda's battle with depression

    Sir Tom Jones has admitted his wife of nearly 60 years has been battling depression since she was young.

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  • Death Plunge Mum: Alarm Was Raised 'Too Late'

    Ms Bevan, wearing hospital slippers, was seen carrying the child out of the hospital in a blanket at 8.36pm, when temperatures outside were 3C (37.4F). Avon Coroner's Court heard her partner Pascal Malbrouck - Zaani's father - had asked nurses to "keep an eye" on the pair as he left them at 8.25pm. CCTV footage showed Ms Bevan, who suffered from schizophrenia and depression and was classed as high risk, walking up to the Clifton Observatory at 9.06pm.

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  • India's first male supermodels: Then and now (7 photos)

    At some point of time in the 90s, after our country opened its gates for economic liberalisation and before the runway merged with Bollywood, Indian fashion was all about four men – Arjun Rampal, Milind Soman, Marc Robinson and Rahul Dev – the first and also the last of their kind. Of course there was John Abraham, whom Atul Kasbekar regarded as a ‘combination of all the aforementioned models’; subsequently, the breed of  male supermodels sort of died out in India. Today the lines that define masculinity have become more or less blurred, with the assimilation of metrosexual and androgynous; on the other extreme, stands the brawny men, and individuality got pushed into the periphery somewhere along the way. There is an abundance of models, but dearth of characters, contrary to the days when Milind Soman, Arjun Rampal, etc., were household names. The highlight of any fashion shows these days are the Bollywood stars, whose roles have extended to that of a show stopper. Even brands resort to the big screen when they are looking for a face to sell their products. Change is inevitable and good, but it also brings a sense of loss; all we can do is reminisce the good old era of male supermodels. In pics: How the Big Four – Arjun Rampal, Milind Soman, Marc Robinson and Rahul Dev – have changed through the years. Image credit: Yogen Shah, AFP, AP, facebook.

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  • Glasgow Bin Lorry Crash Driver Arrested

    The driver of the bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow killing six people has been arrested over claims he drove without a licence.

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  • Ditch the diesel: The ten best small petrol cars in 2016

    Worried about the diesel emissions scandal? Why not try one of our top small petrol cars for 2016?

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  • Analysis - You're not special any more, Mourinho is told

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - If, as former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, a week is a long time in politics, four and a half months in football clearly represents an eternity. It was only in mid-May that Jose Mourinho's status as the self-styled 'Special One' was rubber-stamped when his Chelsea side finished eight points ahead of their nearest rivals as they romped to the Premier League title. It is early October and already the Londoners have lost six matches in all competitions this season and Mourinho acknowledges his players are going through a crisis of confidence.