A rare and historic Ferrari has sold for €32m (£24.7m) at an auction in Paris, breaking the world record for the most expensive car sold in euros. Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars Auction House, which organised the sale, said: "I'm so happy because this is effectively39 minutes agoSky News
Steven Joyce, 52, was holding a press conference in Waitangi when a woman yelled: “That’s for raping our sovereignty”. The minister had been speaking with reporters about Prime Minister John Key’s decision not to attend Friday’s event for Waitangi Day, which marks the signing of a treaty between New Zealand’s settlers and the Maori people.
Syria's mainstream rebels risk total collapse after a Russian-backed regime advance that severed their main supply line to Aleppo city and threatens to leave them completely besieged there.
World Wrestling Entertainment star Axl Rotten - who thrilled fans in the 1990s with dramatic bouts featuring flaming furniture, barbed wire and broken glass - has died, aged 44. The wrestler, real name Brian Knighton, was found dead on Thursday night in his car outside a McDonald's in Baltimore, Maryland, Pro Wrestling Sheet reported. "WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Brian Knighton, best known for competing in ECW as Axl Rotten from 1993 to 1999, has passed away," read a statement.
Zayn Malik's first solo single since he left One Direction has gone straight to number one and is the fastest-selling song of the year so far. Malik fought off competition from Jonas Blue's Fast Car, which is at two this week, and last week's number one Stitches by Shawn Mendes is at three. Rihanna's Work climbs from 13 to four, and Justin Bieber's Love Yourself completes the top five.
An 18-year-old engineering student at Virginia Tech University planned for weeks to murder a shy, lonely 13-year-old girl who he wooed on a messaging site, and stashed her body in the boot of his car when he went to buy murder cleaning supplies, say investigators. David Eisenhauer joined up with classmate Natalie Keepers, 19, to plan the murder of Nicole Lovell and together buried her body, claim detectives. Eisenhauer told Keepers how he planned to lure Lovell out of her home one night, take her to a remote location and cut her throat, according to investigators.
The captured monkey, its arms tied tightly behind its back, sits crouched over in a Mumbai residential colony trying with its teeth to untie the cord bound around its ankles.
European Union countries that register arriving migrants also need detention and removal centres to handle those that are not granted the right to stay in the 28-nation bloc, European Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said. In an interview with the Euractiv information website, Avramopulous also said that countries facing the biggest migration pressure like Greece and Italy, should build such centres alongside expanding "hotspots" for handling those who have arrived and are waiting for a decision. "But detention or removal centres are also needed for those who receive the decision to return, particularly if there is a risk of absconding and if they are not willing to return voluntarily," Avramopulous told Euractiv.
Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered.
The parents of a British Muslim convert accused of joining Islamic State (IS) in Syria say they were arrested after trying to send him money. Jack Letts, dubbed “Jihadi Jack”, was suspected of being the first white Briton to join the terror group after he left his Oxford home and travelled to the war-ravaged country last year. The 20-year-old reportedly goes by the name Abu Mohammed, married an Iraqi woman with whom he has a son, Muhammed, while living in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
A Missouri couple accused of a violent crime spree across multiple southern US states have been shot by law enforcement. Blake Fitzgerald died in the Florida showdown and his girlfriend, Brittany Nicole Harper, was taken to a local hospital wounded. Santa Rosa County sheriff's Sgt Rich Aloy said the shootout took place at about 12.30am on Friday on a road.
A married Tory MP was heard "giggling" in a colleague's bedroom the night before "sheepishly" emerging from the bathroom in his pants, a tribunal heard.
Earth has scored a disappointing 82 per cent chance of being able to sustain life, according to a new calculation that’s designed to assess whether exoplanets are inhabitable. The ‘habitability index’ was developed by researchers at the University of Washington’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory to help scientist prioritise the search for life on exoplanets. If Earth were spotted from hundreds or thousands of light years away by alien astronomers, it would probably be considered too close to its host star - the sun - to be able to support life.
The RBS Six Nations—comforting annual staple of the European sporting calendar, or a six-week dirge through mud, rain and tradition bordering on torpor?
Three people have died in Colombia after contracting the Zika virus, which is spreading across South America and has emerged in Europe and the US. Brazil, where the virus is most prevalent, said Zika had been detected in urine and saliva, and officials there and in the US warned even kissing could potentially spread the disease. Scientists pointed out there was no proof the virus could be transmitted through the fluids, but said people should take precautions, especially expectant mothers.
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More than 1,000 refugees were reportedly stranded in the port city of Piraeus, on the outskirts of Athens, on February 5, as roadblocks set up by farmers protesting about taxes had cut off routes for buses of refugees heading to the Idomeni camp. Voluneteers said on February 5 that urgent help was needed at the port as there was no food to be handed to the refugees. Credit: Twitter/Daphne Tolis
The 37-year-old victim, identified in media reports as Jenny Gonzalez, was entering a turnstile at Seventh Avenue and 49th Street, just blocks from Times Square, when she felt stinging pain in her shoulder. When she got home, she realised she had a puncture wound and was immediately taken to Mount Sinai Hospital Queens in Astoria.
Bus Éireann made a financial settlement with the complainant.
A boy has been placed into local authority care and separated from his younger sister and brother after social services staff raised concerns that he had been "over-involved" in parenting them.
A controversial Danish law allowing police to seize valuables from refugees came into force on Friday, with the government's guidelines to police exempting wedding and engagement rings from the searches.
An onlooker filmed the moment a giant construction crane collapsed in Manhattan, killing a Wall Street worker and injuring three other people. The clip shows the massive structure crashing down an entire block in the Tribeca neighbourhood, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. Harvard mathematics graduate David Wichs, 38, had just stepped out of a parked car when he was killed in Friday morning's incident.
While hundreds of millions of his Chinese compatriots pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, Zhang Hao, 30, is getting as far away as he can.
Is your dog looking down in the mouth? Chances are he’s depressed.
One man has been killed and two others injured after gunmen apparently carrying AK-47 rifles opened fire at a boxing match weigh-in in Dublin. Up to 300 fans were at the event at the busy hotel. The body of the dead man was seen slumped against the hotel's reception desk.
David Cameron has insisted a finalised EU reform deal would be "irreversible" as the UK would have a veto. He was speaking after the European Parliament President Martin Schulz told Sky News that everything could be reversed, including legally binding decisions. But during a visit to meet with his counterpart in Copenhagen, Mr Cameron said while it was technically reversible, Britain would need to agree to it.
Zac Goldsmith seemed oddly subdued in his first two election hustings against Sadiq Khan. At times the Conservative candidate looked like he didn’t even want to be on stage. Goldsmith concentrated his fire on Khan’s pledge to freeze the price of TfL fares for four years.
At least four buildings have collapsed in Taiwan after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the south of the island.
At least one person has died and two more seriously injured after a crane collapsed on to a New York street during morning rush hour. Several cars were damaged after the crane fell down on to on Worth Street in the Manhattan area. "I didn't know what was happening because it was happening so fast," one witness told ABC7. "I could hear the bending of metal. I think it hit the side of the building." The construction crane, which has Bay Crane written on the side, is also believed to have hit a building its way down. A NYPD spokesperson said the construction crane collapse was reported at 8:24am local time at the intersection of Worth Street and Broadway, reported Reuters. Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD's Sergeants Benevolent Association, told The New York Post that one man is said to have died, believed to have been a construction worker. Blair Steele who was on her way to work when she saw the crane collapse, told the New York Daily News: "I couldn't even see all the way to the other end. Everyone was in shock. Even the police that were here were totally shocked." An FDNY spokesperson said: "We have one fatality, an individual that happened to be sitting in a parked car not associated with the work being done with the crane. We have three individuals with injuries - two serious, one minor, and none life threatening as far as we know at this point."
Emmerdale producer Iain MacLeod has teased a new member of the Dingle family will be joining the ITV rural soap.
BMX legend Dave Mirra - who once held the record for the most X Games medals - has died in an apparent suicide. The 41-year-old's body was found in a truck in Pinewood Road, Greenville, North Carolina, with what is thought to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday night, police said. City of Greenville Mayor, Allen Thomas, paid tribute saying: "We mourn the loss today of a great friend and wonderful human being who touched the lives of so many around the world with his gift.
Three Seattle area schools will be shut on Friday after a threat was found written in a girls' toilet, authorities have said. Classes at Juanita High School, Redmond High School and the Futures School are suspended after school administrators found threatening messages at two of the schools. One of the messages, discovered on a paper towel dispenser in a bathroom at Juanita High School on Tuesday, read: "Don't come to school on 2/5 if you like your life.
Germany's far-right, led by the rising anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is using language similar to that deployed by Hitler's Nazis, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday. Support for the AfD has jumped amid deepening public unease over Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door policy for refugees from Syria and elsewhere after some 1.1 million migrants came to Germany last year. Concern over the refugee influx has hurt support for Merkel and fuelled the AfD's rise.
Manchester United bid £145 million ($211 million) for Neymar in the summer of 2015, according to the Barcelona star’s father. Neymar Sr. told Spanish radio station COPE that United was willing to meet COPE. Manchester United has been known for its attempts to sign famous players for large amounts of money under the direction of Ed Woodward, its executive vice chairman.
Apple will launch its latest round of devices, including the new iPad Air 3 and 4-inch ‘iPhone 5se’ at an event on 15 March, according to 9to5mac.com. The smaller handset, dubbed the iPhone 5se, will provide an update for iPhone 5s users who feel that Apple’s flagship handsets are too large. The new phone will reportedly have a faster chip along with support for Apple Pay contactless payments.
Economic growth in Britain would be up to 4 percentage points lower over the next four years and sterling could lose a fifth of its value if the country votes to leave the European Union, economists at U.S. bank Citi said on Friday. Citi is the latest big bank to say that so-called 'Brexit' would take a "significant" toll on the UK economy, hitting sterling and sending inflation sharply higher. "Brexit would probably trigger major economic weakness and a political crisis in the UK ... with a 15-20 percent depreciation of sterling in trade-weighted terms, resultant return to import-driven inflation and a major policy dilemma (for the Bank of England," Citi's team, led by Michael Saunders, wrote in a note.
The recent oil rout has been championed as good news for the UK economy, but if you care about your retirement you may feel differently. Despite the Bank of England's deputy governor insisting that the fall in oil prices has been a "net good" for the UK economy, there's a chance your pension pot has felt some pain. That could result in a lower retirement income or having to retire at an older age than you hoped.
Smiling and squinting in the daylight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spoke from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy Friday in a rare public appearance after a UN panel declared him "arbitrarily detained".
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The Nitro Circus event at Glasgow's SSE Hydro arena was halted while workers and medical staff assisted the pair, who were hurt as a biker attempted to perform a backflip off a ramp. 4 man back flip just failed.
Becca Piwinski and Adam Nicholson are the lucky winners of a tiered Yorkshire pudding cake, Yorkshire pudding canapes and - but of course - a gravy fountain. Bride-to-be Becca, from Beverley, East Yorkshire, said: “We are getting married on a Yorkshire farm and a giant Yorkshire pudding wedding cake felt like a brilliant idea to wow our guests with.
The European Union's single market is "absolutely crucial" for embedding free trade in the 28-country bloc and should not be lost under EU reforms aimed at keeping Britain inside the EU, Bank of England Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey said on Friday. "The single market is absolutely crucial," Bailey told a financial conference. EU President Donald Tusk has made proposals aimed at changing how the EU works in a bid to persuade Britons to stay in the bloc in a UK referendum that is likely to take place in June.
Japan's Sakurajima volcano has erupted, sending lava flowing down its slope and spewing ash and stones into the night sky. Dramatic pictures of the fiery spectacle also show flashes of volcanic lightning - though to be caused by friction on the ash particles. Japan's meteorological agency said the eruption happened at 6.56pm local time (9.56am UK time).
Northern Ireland is selling a heavily fortified secret nuclear bunker that dates back to the latter stages of the Cold War. If you have a spare half a million pounds or so, you could be the owner of the nuclear fallout shelter – never used, excellent condition. Its existence was a state secret until 2007.
French linguistic purists voiced online anger Thursday at the loss of one of their favourite accents -- the pointy little "circumflex" hat that sits on top of certain vowels.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri warned his players that Manchester City's "magicians" can pick up three points even if the Foxes play well when both sides meet in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 6 February. Leicester continue to defy the odds this season, maintaining a three-point lead at the top of the table with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over Liverpool on Tuesday 2 February. However, hot on their heels are Manuel Pellegrini's men, who will look to win back-to-back league games for the first time since October and have striker Sergio Aguero in top form, with five goals in his last three league games. "Man City have too many dangerous players. You can play a perfect match but they'll win because they have magicians. It's an open game as they want to win. We want to win too, so it's open," Ranieri told a news conference. "Our fans continue to dream. That is what we want. We know it's a tough match but from now there will only be tough matches." However, Ranieri said his side are not favourites to win the league title and that City would be out of sight if they can play at their best more regularly. "The others [are favourites]. Not Leicester... If they push a little more in acceleration they go. We have to run a lot. Manchester [City] are built to win the title and fight for the Champions League," the former Chelsea manager said.
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A giant crane crashed in New York's Tribeca neighborhood Friday, killing one person and injuring three others, two of whom were in serious condition, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on February 5, 2016
A video shows the moment gunmen with AK-47s opened fire at a hotel during a boxing weigh-in, forcing one of the fighters and members of the public - including children - to run for their lives.
The United Nations on Friday urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion.
Liverpool transfer target Alex Teixeira has become the latest big-name player to move to China, signing for Jiangsu Suning for a reported £38 million ($55 million). Liverpool was reported to be planning a second move for Teixeira in the summer transfer window. In January, Teixeira spoke of his “frustration” as Shakhtar rejected a Liverpool bid for him, saying it would be an “honor” to join the club.
A United Nations panel has decided Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being ‘arbitrarily detained,’ a Swedish foreign ministry spokesperson has confirmed. The UN’s findings will be published on Friday, February 5 and could be used to apply pressure on Sweden, which is calling for Assange to be extradited. In a video on Twitter, the agency gave ‘clarifications’ on whether or not the panel’s decision is carries legal weight. Christophe Peschoux of UN Human Rights said “The decision is indirectly, but still legally, binding.” #Assange detention case: Clarifications on whether the #UNWGAD opinion to be issued tomorrow is legally binding pic.twitter.com/BGUJEzoJn3— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) February 4, 2016 Where is Assange and why? Assange claimed asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London three-and-a half years ago to escape extradition to Sweden over accusations of sexual assault dating back to 2010. Charges of sexual molestation and unlawful coercion were dropped in August, 2015, however the more serious accusation of rape still stands. Assange has always denied all allegations against him. UN decision ‘interpreted Swedish law’ Speaking ahead of the official release of the panel’s verdict, Assange’s lawyer, Per Samuelson said the decision would not be “formally binding” and Sweden would be “free to neglect it and go against it.” However, he warned this could be impossible to do as the panel “interpreted Swedish law” in coming to its conclusion. Extradition In a tweet the day before the UN decision, Assange said he would “accept arrest by British police on Friday if UN rules against me.” Assange: I will accept arrest by British police on Friday if UN rules against me. More info: https://t.co/Mb6gXlz7QS pic.twitter.com/mffVsqKj5w— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) February 4, 2016 Britain, meanwhile, maintains the 44-year-old Australian national will be arrested if he leaves the embassy while a European Arrest Warrant is in place.
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Space experts and U.S. lawmakers have poked holes in NASA’s ‘Journey to Mars’ plan, claiming that it is too expensive to achieve. At a recent hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, expert witnesses argued that the funding needed to get to the red planet far outstrips the money currently pledged to NASA from the U.S. government. Sending humans to Mars would also require significant technological developments, heard the committee.
ArcelorMittal's net loss of almost $8.0 billion (7.1 billion euros) for 2015 compared to a loss of $1.86 billion a year earlier
India's Jet Airways has grounded five crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer to perform over the in-flight announcement system, an airline spokesman said Friday, prompting a social media backlash against the decision.
Scuffles broke out on Friday on the Greek island of Kos between police and a small group of residents protesting against the construction of a registration and reception centre for migrants, police officials said. "About 100 people tried to enter the facilities under construction, and we fired teargas," one of the Police officials said.
The man, seen above, allegedly triggered a photo booth’s camera after attempting to prise open its money draw to steal from it. Police said the man entered the booth at the Funway amusement centre at Batavia in Illinois, and took about $S75 (£52). The post read: “On November 25, 2015 the above Offender entered a photo booth at Funway Amusements in Batavia where he pried open the cash drawer and took approx. $75.00 in cash and causing approximately $75.00 in damage.
Heart surgery carried out on a one-year-old boy at a unit just days before operations were suspended over controversial claims about safety was performed "competently and appropriately", a coroner has ruled.
An Italian actor has been declared brain dead after being strangled on stage when a hanging scene went wrong in the central region of Tuscany, a judicial source said on Friday. The Teatro Lux in Pisa said in a statement it was closing for 10 days because "following the unthinkable tragedy ... we think it right to suspend all our activities, including shows". Raphael Schumacher, a 27-year-old from northern Italy, had been performing a monologue on adolescent existential unhappiness that ended with a scene of simulated suicide by hanging, local media reported.