Security forces in France are again in the spotlight after it emerged one of the men behind the murder of a priest in Normandy was wearing an electronic tag. It is now known that Adel Kermiche twice attempted to travel to Syria and was under house arrest. The tag was turned off for a few hours each
Celebrity Big Brother kicks off in just two days time, which means that we have all been subjected to the usual rumours about who will be going into the famous house. It looks like the speculation can stop as the ‘official’ line-up has been leaked and with the usual suspects of a TOWIE star, a Geordie Shore star and random US celebrities allegedly making the final cut, it looks like it could be legit…. According to The Sun, actor and entertainer Christopher Biggins has nabbed himself a huge £150,000 to take part in the show.
Tracy Rosner, who works at the Coral Reef Elementary school in Palmetto Bay, Florida, had applied for a position that included one hour of foreign language teaching a day. The district rejected Rosner’s application on the grounds that she does not speak Spanish, kicking off a bizarre lawsuit.
Uh-oh, it looks as though all is not well between One Direction star Liam Payne and his former manager Simon Cowell, with Si seemingly hitting out at the star in a sly dig. Speaking about the biggest X Factor success in the show’s history, Simon spoke out to praise the “loyalty” of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, but failed to mention Liam.
A woman who was dumped inside a telephone box when she was a baby has now begun a quest to find the man who rescued her. Kiran Sheikh was just two hours old when she was abandoned by her mother in the middle of the night on April 30 1994.
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More than two and a half million people who voted Labour at the last election would choose Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn to be Prime Minister, a new poll shows. When asked which leader they would prefer to lead the country, 29% of Labour voters - equivalent to 2.7 million people - opted for the Conservative Party's new PM. The YouGov survey for The Times also found that Mrs May's government enjoys a 12-point lead over Labour in general.
The phenomenon that is "Pokémon GO" — the free mobile game that puts Pokémon into real life using your phone's camera — is mostly worldwide. Tens of millions of players are catching Pokémon and exploring the game's limits at all hours of the day, all over the planet.
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A nun who witnessed the deadly attack said the killers of 86-year-old Father Jacques Hamel also filmed the murder at the parish church in Normandy and gave a "sermon around the altar in Arabic". :: Who Were The Normandy Church Attackers? The murderous pair, both carrying fake bombs and one a handgun, were shot dead by police as they charged out of the church shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), using the nuns as human shields.
In the build up to the Referendum, we heard a lot about the amount of money Britain puts into the EU – but little about how much we get out of it. While the hotly disputed figure of £350m a week was widely circulated, the Remain campaign failed to articulate what comes back. In fact, it’s only since the Brexit vote that those who benefit from EU funding have begun to ask: what now? One council – in an area that voted to Leave – notoriously asked for reassurances that this money would not be cut. But who gets the most? These are the areas that, between 2014 and 2020, are scheduled to receive the most money from the EU Structural and Investment fund.
Vicky Pattison has made a confession about her love life and revealed some “extreme and intense” feelings for her BFF and former Big Brother housemate Alex Cannon - now doesn’t that sound like a match made in reality TV heaven? With a love story to rival Romeo & Juliet’s, the duo first met on Geordie Shore’s spin-off show Judge Geordie and have been inseparable ever since, but haven’t yet managed to upgrade their relationship status. Despite harbouring some strong feelings for the Liverpudlian lad, Vicky went on to express concern over the risk of losing their close friendship.
NASA is putting the finishing touches to a spacecraft that will land on an asteroid for just five seconds to scan for the building blocks of life. OSRIS-Rex will launch in September and travel to the Bennu asteroid to harvest samples from the surface. The team behind the project hopes the sample will help answer some key questions about the make-up of the very early solar system.
Congratulations Little Mix! The British girl group have broken another long-standing chart record this week. The vocal quartet – featuring Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – are now the most certified girl group of all time in Australia, after their latest sassy single, Hair, went platinum. Music artists qualify for a platinum certification when more than 70,000 copies of their singles and/or albums are shipped to retailers – and this marks the group’s 17th ARIA certification.
The Syrian man who blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach vowed the people of Germany "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore" in a video filmed before the attack. Investigators said the suicide bomber, known only as Mohammad D., had declared loyalty to Islamic State in the recording - and announced "a revenge act against Germans because they are standing in the way of Islam". The attacker had been denied asylum in Germany because he had already been accepted in Bulgaria, and immigration officials had ordered him to be deported there less than a fortnight ago.
South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defence system does not threaten China's security, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday at the end of a visit to China by U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice. The announcement by South Korea and the United States this month that they would deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) unit has already drawn protests from China that it would destabilise regional security.
Brian McFadden has spoken about his parenting style after admitting to, in a way, trying to ‘buy his children’s affections’ in the past. Brian is dad to Molly, 14, and Lily-Sue, 13, with ex-wife Kerry Katona, and says that he felt guilty when the two split, which led to him trying to make up for it by spoiling them.
Strictly Come Dancing has already seen three new professional dancers join the ranks after Ola Jordan, Kristina Rihanoff, Aliona Vilani, Gleb Savchenko and Tristan MacManus all bowed out off the BBC programme. Now, three brand new names have been announced, joining Katya Jones, Oksana Platero and Gorka Marquez in being this year’s newbies. The newly announced professionals joining this year’s series are: World Champion Neil Jones, and British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt.
Early next year could be the best time for Britain to trigger formal divorce talks with the European Union so a deal can be reached before the next national election in 2020, international trade minister Liam Fox was reported as saying. The Wall Street Journal reported Fox also said London would likely seek to enter a free-trade agreement with the EU rather than a closer customs union, which he said could restrict its ability to negotiate lower tariffs with other trading partners. New Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will not trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which formally begins the process of leaving the bloc, this year as it needs time to prepare for negotiations.
People of both sexes in the UK are a long way down the international height league table.
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A priest has been killed by two armed men who slit his throat in a church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. The attack has been claimed by Islamic State (IS), which said the men were its "soldiers". One of the assailants has been identified as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche, who lived in the town.
Sharon’s comments come just hours after Ozzy confidently told GMA that the couple’s relationship was “back on track” following their latest bust-up. “Some days it’s good, some day it’s terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while,” he explained.
Amazon's most extensive drone trials yet will take place in UK airspace after strict flying restrictions were lifted. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has given special permission to the internet retail giant to test its autonomous delivery vehicles without some of the restrictions that usually apply. The CAA is allowing Amazon's employees to operate its drones without a direct line of sight of the device.
The sun has fired out the three most powerful solar flares seen this year, NASA has revealed. Its Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the M-level flares, a category just below the most intense X-class flares, over the weekend. The sun's activity is at the lowest level for 100 years, something which researchers believe could cause major changes in temperature.
Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green says a highly critical report into its collapse is the product of "a biased and unfair process". Responding to a scathing report from two Commons select committees which concluded that Sir Philip had left the retailer on "life support", he said: "I have now carefully read the select committees' report and note their findings. "With the benefit of hindsight, clearly Retail Acquisitions and Mr Chappell were a very bad choice as purchaser on many fronts and I feel badly let down.