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A clip from Sacha Baron Cohen's new film Grimsby shocked the audience and guests on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show.
Detectives believe they have established the identity of a woman thought to have been abducted from a city street.
A quick-thinking refuelling plane crew saved a fighter pilot who faced having to eject over Islamic State territory. The F-16 had been trying to refuel in mid-air when the pilot discovered a malfunction with his fuel system, which meant he could only fly for 15 minutes - nowhere near enough to reach safety. Instead of leaving the pilot to cope with the emergency himself, the US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker crew managed to escort him back to its base while refuelling every 15 minutes to keep the jet in the air.
An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after a huge iceberg the size of Luxemburg became lodged near their colony. The grounding of the colossal iceberg in Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay left the colony effectively landlocked. In the last five years the colony was dwindled in size, as the perilous journey has claimed the lives of 150,000 of the penguins, according to research carried out by the Climate Change Research Centre at Australia's University of New South Wales.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured. Rather than play it safe, Trump responded to every comment levelled his way, interrupted his opponents at will and called them liars repeatedly in an emotional outburst that could raise more questions about whether he has the temperament to serve in the White House. Cruz and fellow Senator Marco Rubio also took pointed jabs at each other over illegal immigration.
Two 15-year-old girls who were apparently in a relationship died from gunshot wounds in a murder-suicide at an Arizona high school, say police. A suicide note was found at the scene of the shooting on Friday morning near the cafeteria at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. Officers did not reveal any details of what the suicide note said, nor did they name the girls.
Researchers at the University of Winnipeg in Canada claim to have found what they believe are belongings of an ancient Egyptian queen. The artefacts were found among a collection of 450 ancient relics at the university. University alumnus Luther Sousa identified two wooden objects — one, a miniature hoe, and the other a set of miniature rockers — in the collection which he believes belonged to Queen Hatshepsut, the first ever woman pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt.
The patient who had a two-year sexual relationship with Chancellor George Osborne's psychiatrist brother has claimed he used her as a "sex toy".
Armed far-right groups have launched a series of violent attacks on migrants in northern France in recent weeks, say charity workers. Two people suffered life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted outside the sprawling "Jungle" camp in Calais. She said eight complaints of police brutality and five against civilian militias have been filed with the French judiciary.
Russia has dispatched a new ship armed with cruise missiles to the Mediterranean, the navy announced Saturday, as reports said it is bound for Syria.
Archivists at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum have uncovered hand-written notes and markings by Apollo 11 astronauts in various areas of the spacecraft 's command module 47 years after first successful mission to land astronauts on the moon. The markings give a glimpse of the mission crewed by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins and include numbers, calculations as well as calendar records. "We have again been reminded that a curator's work is never done.
Four female rowers have been rescued from the Atlantic Ocean after their boat capsized, leaving them stranded miles from land without their oars or a navigation system. The UK Coastguard received a distress signal from the British crew just after 9am on Saturday morning, but officials said they were "an extremely long way from land with no other vessels in the immediate vicinity". Two vessels headed to the area - but the nearest ship was 90 nautical miles away and took 11 hours to reach the rowers.
A homeless woman and her dog who "courageously" confronted a thief were able to return goods worth over £1,000 stolen from a beauty store.
Crowds gather at Brisbane hospital to support staff's refusal to discharge a baby that faces deportation to a notoriously harsh detention centre.
Iran will load 4 million barrels of crude oil on tankers destined for Europe in the coming 24 hours, a senior official was quoted as saying on Saturday, including 2 million barrels to be bought by France's Total . "In the coming 24 hours, 4 million barrels of crude oil will be loaded onto 3 tankers destined for Europe," Rokneddin Javadi, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company, was quoted as saying by the Shana news agency.
(Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace the jurist just months before a presidential election. Following is reaction to Scalia's death. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA "For almost 30 years, Justice Antonin 'Nino' Scalia was a larger-than-life presence on the bench, a brilliant legal mind with an energetic style, an incisive wit and colourful opinions." "I plan to fulfil my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time.
A person has claimed last night's £24m jackpot prize in the EuroMillions game, which was won by a Brit, Camelot has said. Camelot has not revealed if the ticket holder is an individual or a syndicate that will have to split the winnings, or where the ticket was bought. Last month, David and Carol Martin from the Scottish Borders, took home £33m - the biggest ever Lotto claim.
Joyce Hardin Garrard was serving life without parole when she collapsed at the Alabama women's state prison. The cause of death wasn't immediately available, but her lawyer Dani Bone said Garrard is thought to have suffered a heart attack. Garrard was convicted last year of killing 9-year-old Savannah Hardin by making her run as a punishment for telling a lie about eating sweets.
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Police are investigating a killing at an asylum centre in Sweden after a fight broke out among residents. It is the second such incident in a month after a 22-year- old employee at a refugee centre for unaccompanied minors was stabbed to death, prompting concerns that authorities were being overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers in the country. Police said the fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Ljusne, a town of about 2,500 people on Sweden's east coast, some 240 km north of Stockholm, but gave no further details.
Bill Murray lost his temper and threw two fans' phones off the roof of a restaurant in California, police say. Carmel police commander Paul Tomasi told Sky News: "At approximately 10.30pm last night police were called to a disturbance at Vesuvio restaurant. "When we got there we had three people who were reporting that the subject, identified as Mr Murray, had taken their cell phones and thrown them.
A clear majority of Britons do not expect Prime Minister David Cameron to get a good deal in his renegotiation of Britain's EU membership terms, according to a poll on Saturday, adding to the pressure on him ahead of next week's meeting of leaders. Cameron is hoping to clinch a deal with his European Union peers at a summit on Feb. 18-19 which he can then put before the British public in a referendum on whether to remain in the 28-member bloc. The latest ComRes survey for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror newspapers found that by nearly three to one, Britons were expecting that Cameron would not get a good deal for Britain.
The Libyan coastguard on Saturday intercepted a ship with a 12-man foreign crew that it said was smuggling diesel and escorted it to the marine base in Tripoli.
President Mamnoon Hussain has urged Pakistanis not to observe Valentine's Day, the romantic holiday that hardline Muslim clerics want banned but officials in the capital say they cannot suppress. The president criticised Valentine's Day, which falls on Sunday this year, as a Western import that threatens to undermine the Islamic values of Pakistan. Despite its roots as a Christian holiday, Valentine's Day has gained popularity among Pakistanis, with flower vendors reporting booming sales this year, as in recent years.
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch Sunday, seismologists said, sending goods flying off shelves.
Boston primary school teacher Caitlin Clavette died after a 200lb (90kg) iron manhole crashed through the front of her car on a highway. Emergency crews clearing the wreckage were extremely distressed, said Cathi Porreca-Leonard, who passed the accident scene. Police in Massachusetts are trying to find out what caused the cast-iron disc to come loose.
By Tina Bellon MAGDEBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel pleaded with German voters on Saturday to show patience with her refugee policy as anger builds over a record influx of migrants that could hurt her conservatives in three state elections next month. Merkel's popularity has fallen over her decision last year to open Germany's doors to refugees fleeing conflicts. "I know that the people are impatient and want fast answers but fast answers are often the wrong answers," Merkel told CDU supporters in Magdeburg, capital of the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, at a campaign launch event for the state votes.
At least 30 people have been killed in fresh Boko Haram raids on two villages in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes told AFP Saturday, again calling into question President Muhammadu Buhari's claim that Nigeria had largely defeated the jihadist group.
Eight girls have been treated in hospital for broken bones and tissue damage after they were hit by a car outside a school in Liverpool. Police were called by a passerby who witnessed the collision involving a yellow Peugeot car at about 3.20pm, close to Belvedere Academy. Five 11-year-old girls and two 13-year-old girls were taken to Alder Hey Hospital, and a 16-year-old girl was taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
The credit and debit card details of more than 100,000 UK residents have been made available through a website that is still operating on the internet. The 'deep web', also known as the 'dark web', is formed of internet sites that are not indexed by major search engines, such as Google and Bing. Accessing the dark web requires using a browser that can access the Tor network – an encrypted and anonymous pathway to internet sites.
Tam O'Braan has had several lives. Having been a soldier, an agronomist and an entrepreneur, he now grows tea in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, and is the envy of those who once called him crazy.
When they were born premature in 1912, doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival. But 104 years later, the French twins say there's a simple secret to their longevity: sticking together.
Police say a paedophile who was wanted for breaching his licence conditions has been arrested after handing himself in. Officers had warned members of the public not to approach David Chadwick, who comes from Weymouth in Dorset. The 58-year-old surrendered to officers in Lowestoft, Suffolk, and will be returned to jail.
A grieving mother is to embark on a year-long coastal walk in memory of her daughter who suddenly died last year.
When David’s daughter saw a video on YouTube about a little girl donating her hair for kids with cancer and alopecia, she decided that she also wanted to help out. After three days of research she finally made the big chop. Her dad said that she loves her new cut and is delighted that her hair will be making someone happy in the future. Credit: YouTube/Viva Frei
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said tensions between Moscow and the West have sent the world spiralling into a "new Cold War". Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Mr Medvedev blamed US and European leaders for the souring of relations with Russia. "We have slid into a new period of Cold War," he warned.
Britain's most successful gymnast Beth Tweddle is walking unaided after neck surgery following a fall during training for Channel 4 show The Jump.
A 13-year-old Iraqi girl's home burned after she criticised the governor of a central Iraq province in a televised interview, her father and police said on Saturday.
An Irish couple who survived the terrorist massacre at a concert in Paris three months ago say they would love to attend next week's memorial show but it is "just too soon". David Nolan from County Cork and girlfriend Katie Healy, from County Louth, were watching Eagles Of Death Metal at the Bataclan when gunmen burst in and killed 90 people. The American band will return to Paris on Tuesday to play the Olympia venue in memory of those who lost their lives in the 13 November attacks.
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of mother-of-four Caroline Andrews.
A couple of weeks ago, a court in the US heard that Google pays Apple $1 billion to keep its search engine in iOS, the iPhone operating system. The $1 billion number suggests that 13.5% of Google's entire revenue comes from Apple users, predominantly when they use Google as their search engine in the Safari browser. It also adds a new wrinkle to the mystery of why Apple tolerates products from Google on its phones when the two companies compete so fiercely.
As the mercury outside plunges to minus 10 degrees on an ice-cold Monday afternoon, the dance floor inside the Kukilgwan Palace is packed with grey-haired Korean couples moving to the rhythms of high-volume disco.
A first look at the trailer for a new biopic about British Olympic skier Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards, starring Kingsman actor Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman.
Omani leader Sultan Qaboos is to travel to Germany on Sunday for a limited period of time for medical checks, the official Oman state news agency said on Saturday. Qaboos had previously spent eight months in Germany for medical reasons returning to Oman in March. Western-backed Qaboos has ruled since taking over from his father in a bloodless coup with the help of Oman's former colonial power, Britain.
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Libyan naval forces have seized a Sierra Leone-flagged oil tanker on suspicion of illegally entering Libyan waters in an attempt to smuggle gasoline, authorities said on Saturday. The vessel, the Captain Khayyam, was stopped in Libyan waters on Friday night 25 miles northwest of Zuwarah city, and was carrying 1.6 million litres of gasoline, said Ayoub Qassem, a spokesman for the naval forces allied to Tripoli's self-declared government. "The tanker was seized due to illegal entrance to Libyan waters without permission," Qassem said.
Arsenal inadvertently kicked off a chain of events earlier this month that led to a national debate on just how much football tickets are costing the game’s fans. Just two weeks before its big UEFA Champions League clash with Barcelona, Arsenal emailed every season-ticket holder, informing them they were pay a surcharge of about £20. It also called into question the claim that Arsenal had shared beyond the Premier League in the 2016-17 to 2018-19 period.
The mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold has said "never a day goes by" where she does not think of the people her son massacred. In her first TV interview, Sue Klebold said she did not know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack that left 13 people dead. Dylan Klebold and fellow student Eric Harris also injured 21 others at the Denver high school on 20 April 1999, before taking their own lives.
Europe's financial market turmoil could delay a rise in inflation even further and banks will need to be fixed with forceful action over time, European Central Bank Executive Board member Benoit Coeure told a German newspaper on Saturday. The euro area inflation outlook is already weighed down by sharply lower oil prices and slowing global growth, and the market volatility is compounding the problem, Coeure told Rheinische Post. Euro zone bank shares are down nearly 30 percent since the start of the year on concerns about profitability, potentially increasing the cost of capital for banks and holding back lending.
China will speed up the launch of large-scale, strategic construction projects this year and aim to make local governments more accountable for investment, the country's state planning agency said on Sunday. In a notice posted on its website (www.ndrc.gov.cn), the National Development and Reform Commission said the investment climate would remain "complex" this year and China needed to increase the effectiveness of its spending. It said China needed to find the best combination of reforms that would maintain stable growth, make structural adjustments to the economy and "appropriately" boost domestic demand.
A new tranche of 551 email documents from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department on Saturday includes 84 that have been reclassified as "confidential" or "secret."
Serial killer Levi Bellfield has accused Surrey Police of giving "no thought" to Milly Dowler's family after the force said he had confessed to her killing.
As Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris on Tuesday to 'finish' their fateful November rock concert that ended with jihadi gunmen killing 90 of their fans, survivors are torn over whether to go to the gig.
A charity set up to provide dentistry in third-world countries has opened a clinic in West Yorkshire, amid claims desperate people have resorted to pulling their teeth out with pliers. Dentaid says a shortage of NHS funding is leaving vulnerable patients without access to affordable dental care. The British Dental Association (BDA) says the organisation has exposed "a very serious problem with the commissioning of dentistry" in England.
The deceased has been named as Jacqueline Wolohan from Coolock in Dublin.
The Turkish military on Saturday hit targets of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Syrian regime in two separate incidents in response to incoming fire, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
HTC's long rumoured smartwatch has been delayed further until the end of April, according to claims made by renowned Twitter leakstar evleaks, who earlier predicted that the wearable device would come out in February. The arrival of the company's One series flagship smartphone, which is also expected in April, could coincide with the launch of the smartwatch, although evleaks has not mentioned whether HTC is planning to launch both the devices together. HTC's first smartwatch codenamed "Halfbeak" has been rumoured to sport a round display with resolution at 360x360 pixels.
Eddie Redmayne and his pregnant wife Hannah Bagshawe wowed on the red carpet as some of Hollywood's finest descended on London for the Baftas Lancome Nominees' Party.
A 10-minute saliva test could revolutionise the diagnosis of cancer - with the scientist behind the technique hoping it will be available in the UK within four years. Current tests for cancer often have a two-week turnaround time, but this breakthrough means a diagnosis "can be done in a doctor's office while patients wait". So far, saliva tests on lung cancer patients have had "near-perfect" accuracy and the professor who pioneered the breakthrough has told Sky News it could be used to diagnose other cancers.
Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update, weighing in at 91.12MB, for its Tizen-powered Gear S2 smartwatch. The update brings a bunch of new apps such as World Clock, ESPN and News Briefing, and new watch faces. If you have missed a notification, there is an unread notification indicator on the watch face.
More major attacks in Europe are a "certainty", French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told an audience at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.