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  • Kofi Annan: Former UN Secretary General Dies, Aged 80

    Former United Nations General Secretary Kofi Annan has died aged 80, the organisation has said.On Twitter, the UN migration body said: “Today we mourn the loss of a great man, a leader, and a visionary: former UN Secretary General [Kofi Annan]. A life well lived. A life worth celebrating.”The Ghanian-born diplomat was head of the UN in 1997 to 2006.In 2001, Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.He joined the UN system in 1962 as an […]

  • Genoa Bridge Collapse Death Toll Rises As Outrage Mounts And State Funerals Begin

    A further four victims of the Genoa bridge collapse have been found, Italian media reports said, bringing the death toll to 42.Italian state radio said the body of a 30-year-old man was found in rubble near the site, as three more bodies were found in a car overnight.The report also said rescuers believe all those previously thought missing might now have been accounted for, after an elderly man called local authorities to say he was OK and not involved in Tuesday’s tragedy.Public outrage […]

  • Aretha Franklin's Funeral And Public Viewing Details Confirmed

    Aretha Franklin’s funeral will take place later this month, her publicist has confirmed. The singer will be laid to rest during a private ceremony attended by close family and friends in her hometown of Detroit on Friday 31 August. However, fans will have a chance to say goodbye to the Queen Of Soul as she lays in state for two days prior to her funeral.Public viewings will take place on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 August at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American […]

  • 'Celebrity Big Brother' Race Row Erupts After Bosses Fail To Remove Rodrigo Alves For Using N-Word

    ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ bosses are under fire for not removing contestant Rodrigo Alves for his use of the N-word. The housemate, known as the Human Ken Doll, used the slur twice during a conversation with fellow contestants during Friday night’s episode. The Brazilian-born contestant told former ‘TOWIE’ star Dan Osborne he was not attracted to him as he was “too white”, before using the N-word twice to describe his preference. But rather […]

  • Probe Into Sandhurst ‘Waterboarding’ Claims

    Military police are investigating claims two officer cadets “waterboarded” a fellow recruit at Sandhurst academy.Brigadier Bill Wright, commander of the Berkshire military college, ordered the probe into the alleged incident on August 7.A cadet was allegedly pinned down before water was poured over a cloth covering his face, according to a report in The Sun newspaper on Saturday.Both Prince William and Prince Harry attended Sandhurst, where all officers in the British Army are […]

  • Government 'Set To Impose Coffee Cup Levy' As Public Shows Support For Plastics Curb

    The government is considering plans to impose a coffee cup levy in a bid to curb the use of throwaway plastics.Overwhelming public support for intervention to cut down on waste has given ministers the cover to explore the move, the Daily Mail reported.The 25p “latte levy” – which would operate in a similar way to the 5p plastic bag charge – could also target takeaway packaging and other disposable containers.The newspaper reported that Chancellor Philip Hammond was […]

  • 'Strictly Come Dancing' Announces Sean Walsh And Kate Silverton As Latest Contestants

    Comedian Sean Walsh and BBC newsreader Kate Silverton have been added to this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ line-up. The pair were announced as the 10th and 11th celebrities to be taking part in the series during Friday night’s ‘The One Show’. Kate told hosts Alex Jones and Rory Reid she had no talent for dancing, saying: “It consists of me dancing in my kitchen in front of my kids while mouthing the lyrics, which is probably not going to go […]

  • Euston Station Closes For First Of Three Weekends

    Travellers to and from London face significant disruption as Euston station closes for the first of three planned weekends of engineering work.The shut down – scheduled between midnight on Saturday to the early hours of Monday – is likely to cause frustration for those heading into London from the north west and the west of Scotland.Network Rail has said those wishing to use the West Coast Main Line – which runs through Glasgow via Manchester with branches to Liverpool and […]

  • Man, 25, Charged After Two Police Officers Injured During Vehicle Stop In East London

    A man has been charged with assault and possession of a firearm with criminal intent over an incident that left two police officers injured in east London.Nanikutomisa Mpelenda, 25, of Huxley Road, Leyton, will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, Scotland Yard said.He also faces charges of obstructing a drugs search and driving while uninsured after he was arrested following a vehicle stop in Romford Road, Newham, on Thursday.A 23-year-old man arrested in connection with the […]

  • Liberal Tories Urge 'Moderates' To Join Conservatives In Battle For Party’s Soul

    Moderate Conservatives have been warned to get ready to “battle” for control of the Tory party, as MPs position themselves to replace Theresa May as leader.Nicky Morgan, the former education secretary, told HuffPost UK that “now is the time for liberal Conservative voters to sign up and become members” of the party.Her call came as Leave.EU, the campaign group founded by former Ukip donor Arron Banks, urged hard Brexiteers to join the Tories to “take back control […]

  • How To Warm Up To The New Season By Looking Cool

    In the aftermath of a record breaking heatwave, we have to admit we’re secretly excited for the upcoming cooler season. The autumnal breeze is refreshing after weeks of sweltering in the sun but you know what’s even better? Rekindling last year’s love affair with your autumn wardrobe - oh, how we’ve missed wearing our favourite jacket without sweating all over it.The few weeks before autumn arrives, there’s a bracing feeling in the air that feels like new […]

  • 5 People Reminisce On Childhood Summers Spent With Grandparents

    For a lot of people, grandparents form an important part of family life - whether they are the go-to for biscuits, advice or just some respite from parental nagging. They can also be a crucial source of childcare.With the summer holidays in full swing, we took a trip down memory lane and chatted to people all over the country about what summer holidays spent with their grandparents meant to them.“My brother and I used to have wonderful summers with our grandparents in Wallasey, […]

  • Machado clubs 2 homers, Dodgers slug past Mariners 11-1

    SEATTLE (AP) - Manny Machado hit two of Los Angeles' five home runs, Walker Buehler allowed one run in six innings, and the Dodgers beat the Seattle Mariners... […]

  • Tim Robards showcases his fitness as he performs a gravity-defying headstand workout

    He's known for his ripped physique and regularly shares his workouts with fans.&nbs […]

  • Sharknado 6 trailer pits giant killer shark against T-Rex in franchise finale

    The sixth and final installment of the Sharknado franchise follows Fin, played by Ian Ziering, as he travels back in time to defeat the first Sharknado and save the world. […]

  • Three men are charged over the brazen daylight assassination of ex-Comanchero boss Mick Hawi

    Three men have been charged over their roles in the assassination of ex-bikie boss Mick Hawi. They will face court on Saturday charged with murder and accessory after the fact to murder. […]

  • Ex-Bachelor star Emily Simms bridesmaids stun in all white gowns for her big day

    She failed to find love on Sam Wood's season of the Bachelor in 2015. […]

  • MLB roundup: Cardinals pull closer to Brewers

    Marcell Ozuna's two-run single in the first inning spotted St. Louis an early lead, and rookie Jack Flaherty continued his mastery over Milwaukee as the ... […]

  • Manafort judge says he fears for jurors' safety

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors... […]

  • Cubs turn record-tying 7 double plays, beat Pirates 1-0

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record by turning seven double plays Friday night, including a game-ending effort by rookie third... […]

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