Actor Hugh Jackman has had a fifth cancerous growth removed from his face. It is the fifth time in two years the 47-year-old has had a basal cell growth removed from his face. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, affecting more than 90% of US skin cancer patients.33 minutes agoSky News
A mum claims to have conducted an experiment where she kept a McDonald’s Happy Meal for SIX years – just to see if it would decompose.
Controversial recommendations from police chiefs warn that brothel raids "create a mistrust of all external agencies", and advises forces in England and Wales to move away from enforcing laws which make it illegal to sell sex. Although the police have been advised to prioritise the safety of sex workers since 2011, today's new National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) strategy goes further, introducing a new "responsibility to protect", and describing sex workers "not… as offenders per se but people who may become victims of crime". NPCC Lead for Sex Workers, Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland, said: "The draft strategy makes clear that the majority of sex workers are not committing offences but that they are a vulnerable group that we have a responsibility to protect.
The TripAdvisor user wrote a scathing review of Glynn Purnell’s restaurant in Birmingham – saying it was "immoral [for it] to charge such prices for food". “Maybe the chef should watch Masterchef The Professionals for a few lessons to see how food should be served and give some decent portions of wonderful food not just the content of a decent starter over 6 courses. “In regards to Masterchef, Glynn is well celebrated and well received in the public scene.
By Sonya Dowsett GUADALAJARA, Spain (Reuters) - A 90-year-old Spanish woman wrapped in a fur coat and woollen scarf stood over a deep open grave and murmured "my father" to the unearthed skeleton lying at the bottom. Ascension Mendieta's trade unionist father Timoteo was shot in 1939 in the months after the Spanish Civil War and buried in a mass grave in the corner of Guadalajara's town cemetery. The case illustrates how Spain is struggling to come to terms with a past which is fading from living memory but leaves a mark on current affairs.
OPEC, the 13-nation cartel in which Saudi Arabia is the biggest crude oil producer, has refused to cut output as it looks to maintain market share in the face of competition from US shale
The title and first trailer for Matt Damon's fourth outing as Jason Bourne have been revealed. Damon starred in the first three films about the spy but chose not to return in 2012 when Jeremy Renner played the title role in The Bourne Legacy. Damon and Greengrass' fourth collaboration is called Jason Bourne, and is the sequel to the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum.
Chinese scientists have managed to create a hydrogen gas that is three times hotter than the sun. The artificial solar energy could eventually be used as an inexhaustible source of power, ending reliance on fossil fuels and solving the world energy crisis. Chinese boffins created the gas in a huge magnetic fusion reactor at the Institute of Physical Science in Hefei.
The basketball court at Nashville’s Franklin Road Academy (FRA) erupted into jubilant cheers on Senior Night, February 5, as Robert Lewis — a student with Down Syndrome — scored a thrilling shot that ended the game. Lewis, manager of FRA’s basketball team, was granted the rare chance to play that night by coach John Pierce. Ironically, the rival team was from University School of Nashville (USN), where Lewis’ younger brother, Matthew, plays. Lewis’ winning 3-point shot sealed FRA’s 64-47 victory over USN. This footage shows the shot, as well as Matthew encouraging his older sibling despite the two technically playing on opposing teams. “There was a lot of love in that gym — from both sides,” said Judy Lewis, the mother of both boys, in an interview with Style Blueprint, a lifestyle blog that focuses on events across the American South, including those in Nashville. Credit: Jeffrey Malkofsky-Berger
The 24-year-old pop star, whose real name is Chris Hardman, died on 23 March last year. An inquest into his death heard Mr Hardman, who rose to fame at the age of 15 in the TV series Rock School, had been in contact with mental health services throughout his career. The inquest heard that Mr Hardman had spent the night before his death "chilling" with friends at his flat in Union Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Manchester United have refused to comment on documents released by whistle-blowing website Football Leaks which appear to detail how much the club paid its players in bonuses in the 2009/10 season. The documents show former United forward Bebe was paid £900,000 a year in wages and given another £500,000 as a signing-on fee after joining in a £7.4m deal in August 2010. This meant he cost United £165,000 for each of the 75 Premier League minutes he played for the club.
Kimberley Walsh briefly put marital bliss to one side at her paradise wedding to give new husband Justin Scott a ticking off at the altar.
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of refugees could flock to Britain from France if voters decide to leave the European Union, a spokesman for David Cameron said on Monday, underlining the prime minister's stance that an exit would hurt security. In what critics said was the start of a "campaign of fear" to try to keep voters in the European Union, the spokesman said leaving the bloc could harm an agreement with France which allows British border guards to make immigration checks there. At a news conference, Cameron backed up the message by saying the agreement, which puts Britain's border inside France, such as at the northern port town of Calais, was a good deal for Britain and one he would fight to keep.
A man suspected of detonating a bomb on a Somali passenger plane had initially intended to board a Turkish Airlines flight, the company's chief said Monday.
Apple claims that its controversial ‘Error 53’, which disables iPhones that have been repaired by non-Apple technicians, is a security measure. Thousands of iPhone 6 users have been left fuming after the dreaded Error 53, originally thought to be a bug, rendered their handsets useless following Apple’s latest software update. The issue is related to the iPhone’s home button, which features the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars have thrilled a global audience of more than 100 million during the Super Bowl 50 half-time show in California. Known mainly for mellow hits, Coldplay treated fans watching the game between the Denver Broncos and the Caroline Panthers at Levi's stadium in Santa Clara to a powerful rendition of their hit Viva La Vida. Moments later a black-leather-clad Mars, who headlined the half-time show in 2014, appeared on stage, singing and dancing through his hit Uptown Funk!
It also has a large private garden. The advert, listed by estate agent Foxtons on Zoopla, reads: “This unique two bedroom house, boasts bright and modern interior, with fantastic open-plan reception and kitchen area, private driveway and garden.
A Free Syrian Army commander in Aleppo has told Sky News that unless Russia unexpectedly changes its tactic of indiscriminate bombing, the city will fall to the government of Bashar al Assad in days. In an exclusive interview conducted in Turkey, he predicted a "massacre" in Aleppo and a surge in refugees heading towards Turkey. His comments came as Syrian government forces with Hezbollah militia moved within 13 miles of the border taking the village of Kfeen and moving further north towards the strategically important town of Tal Rafat, that has been a rebel stronghold for four years.
Just weeks after hundreds of women were harassed and assaulted on the streets of Cologne, Germany, a female broadcast journalist in the city was groped live on air. "I'd like to emphasise, and this seems important me, that the incident has been caused by young men speaking German," said Belgian reporter Esmeralda Labye, who was covering the Women's Carnival in Cologne for RTBF when she was assaulted by the men. Most of the attackers New Year's Eve were reportedly recent immigrants and asylum seekers, news that triggered a major backlash against Germany's welcome to refugees.
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Jack Russell Tigger had been with the girls since they were all children but after 16 years together, the agonising decision was made for him to be put to sleep. Louise Dobbie, 22, told ABC News: “My sisters and I were gathered around sharing our memories and photos of Tigger when he was a pup while we were waiting for the vet to come to our house to put him to rest.
There can’t be anything much more humiliating in life than having your head stuffed in a cone and your picture taken for the world to laugh at.
The mystery raider 'Basil' who escaped after the Hatton Garden heist is a former policeman, one of the ringleaders has claimed. Danny Jones, who is awaiting sentence for the £14m raid, wrote in a letter from Belmarsh Prison: "I can say that someone told me he was an ex-policeman who got into security by the guy who introduced him to me. "He said Basil heard about me from a close friend on the police force, as I was arrested for a similar raid in Bond Street in 2010.
Gymnast Beth Tweddle is recovering from an operation on her neck after injuring herself during rehearsals for the celebrity sports show The Jump. In a statement, her parents Ann and Jerry said: "The early medical indications were positive as Beth was able to move her hands and feet, despite being in a lot of discomfort. "The medical staff have been fantastic and explained to us that Beth was waiting for an operation as there were more serious cases ahead of her.
A woman who lived with her partner for nearly two decades has launched a court battle after his share of their home passed to his estranged wife after his death.
Anyone who grew up in the 80s will know the complete joy of Trio chocolate bars but they have been nothing but a memory for the past 13 years. If you head to your local supermarket from 1 March you will be able to once again buy one of the greatest chocolate bars ever made - and relive your childhood while you’re at it. Sarah Heynen, marketing director of sweet biscuits for United Biscuits, said: “We are very excited to bring Trio back to market.
An Australian woman who was freed by al Qaeda after three weeks in captivity said on Monday her husband who was seized with her in Burkina Faso was still alive and she hoped he too would be released soon. Jocelyn Elliott, 76, gave no further details of the couple's captivity but her comment provided the first confirmation that her husband, Dr Ken Elliott, 81, was still alive. The couple were seized on Jan. 15 from the town of Djibo near Burkina Faso's border with Mali where they have operated a 120-bed clinic for over 40 years.
Prince George has a passion for aeroplanes and could be set to join the air cadets when he grows up.
A double decker bus has been blown up in the heart of London as part of a stunt for an action film.
The protest comes after the judicial council decided to ban "religious signs", which explicitly mentions the hijab. The decision of the judicial council, which supervises the functioning of the judiciary, was criticised by Muslim politicians and religious leaders. "We gathered to protest against prejudices, discrimination and marginalisation," Samira Zunic Velagic, one of the protest organisers, was quoted as saying by Agence France-Press.
Tory politicians and their backers donned their dinner suits and ball gowns on Monday to raise funds for the Conservative party.
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Police described the double stabbing in Bury on Sunday afternoon as a "shocking incident". Detective Superintendent Sara Wallwork, of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Crime Division, said: "One of the victims of this shocking incident has now sadly died and we have launched a full murder investigation.
The Duchess of Cambridge has called for more children to have better mental health support in schools to stop problems developing later in life. Kate, as patron of the mental health charity Place2be, has recorded a video message to mark the start of Children's Mental Health Week. The video, which was filmed in Salisbury Primary School, Queen's Park, northwest London, shows the Duchess talking to four children who have benefited from support from Place2Be.
An Indian has been killed by a falling meteorite which caused a loud explosion in the southern Indian town of Vellore sending astrophysicists rushing to the scene. Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, said in a statement: "A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district's K Pantharappalli village." She announced financial compensation for the victims.
Australian Collins class submarines in formation in Cockburn Sound, near Rockingham in Western Australia on March 22, 2015
Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spending cuts at very short notice to meet his target of balancing the nation's books by 2019/20, an influential economic think-tank has warned.
As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature.
Consumers enjoyed a "feel good start to the year" last month as spending rose at its fastest pace for more than a year and a half, according to figures from Visa Europe. "Spending rose most prominently on the high street, though it still looks to be prudent rather than excessive at this stage.
A group of bros trying to get tight with US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders instead got slapped upside the head by the New Hampshire senator on national TV. The so-called Bernie Bros have busted out on social network sites supporting Sanders. "I have heard about it," Sanders told ABC's Jake Tapper.
Rolls-Royce shareholders are set to witness a cut in their dividend payouts for the first time in 25 years. It will hurt UK's leading pension funds, as they hold a huge amount of equity in Rolls-Royce and are one of its biggest shareholders. Warren East, who took over the role of chief executive at Rolls-Royce in July 2015, is expected to issue more warnings going ahead.
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The animal is thought to have strayed from a forest area close to the school.
It wasn't American football, but jousting that gave Henry VIII repeated head injuries so severe that it affected his behaviour, according to an intriguing new theory by researchers from Yale University. The king was "lighthearted, merry and easily given to laughter" in his early days but turned explosive, despotic and cruel later on, just like modern-day sufferers of repeated head trauma. "It is intriguing to think that modern European history may have changed forever because of a blow to the head," said Arash Salardini, instructor in behavioral neurology at Yale School of Medicine and senior author of a new study on Henry VIII.
New scientific evidence shows a young female Army recruit found dead at a barracks more than 20 years ago may not have killed herself, an inquest has heard. Alison Foster QC, representing the family of 18-year-old Cheryl James, said: "Now there is distinguished pathological evidence showing that the shot that killed Cheryl James may not have been self-inflicted. "Third party involvement is more than merely speculative, according to this inquest's pathologist.
The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State group's hub of Mosul, officials said on Monday.
Sunday Oliseh, the Nigerian national football team’s head coach, has released a two-part video venting his frustrations at critics after the team’s early exit from the African Nations Championships (CHAN).
Millions of people all over the world celebrated the Chinese New Year in style, with Monday (8 February) marking the start of the year of the monkey. The Chinese Lunar New Year – also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar – is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day. Revellers from all over the globe took part in the festivities – from George Square in Glasgow to Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong – while Beijing saw some spectacular firework displays with people dancing in the street.
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Georgia is planning a £2.5 bn Black Sea port to boost trade between China and Europe along the historic Silk Road
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The journalist who took CIRA’s statement regarding the Regency Hotel shootings says that “spectacular attack” was the group announcing themselves as being “back on the stage”.
Plans for the College Green project were discussed by councillors today.
By Dion Rabouin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell to a 15-month low against the yen on Monday as a renewed slide in oil prices and doubts about the effectiveness of the Bank of Japan's negative interest-rate policy drove investors back into the safe-haven currency. After gaining overnight, crude oil futures again fell, weighing on investor confidence and sapping risk appetite. Imposing negative rates was expected to weaken the yen as investors would essentially have to pay to hold money with Japan's central bank.
It's quite hard to see why people would be so upset about this, but it is probably at least in part due to our modern-day separation from the reality of how we get our food. When we feast our eyes on the meat counter at the supermarket or the butcher's shop, we do not see the gambolling lambs, happy pigs and frisky calves whose short lives were ended so that we could eat them.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November, the euro2day.gr financial news website revealed deep mutual irritation and distrust in talks between Erdogan and the EU's two top officials, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk. The EU officials were trying to enlist Ankara's help in stemming an influx of Syrian refugees and migrants into Europe.
A double-decker bus was blown up on Lambeth Bidge on Sunday 7 February as part of a stunt for a new movie, shocking some locals who took to social media to express their surprise at what they believed was a real explosion. The fireball was filmed for an action thriller The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. Members of the London Fire Brigade were on standby and shared a video and photograph of the blast. Some Twitter users said how shocked they were by the explosion, including a mother who was enjoying a day in the park with her children: The National Police Air Service tweeted: "Noticed this on Lambeth Bridge as we passed. Got v worried until we realised they were filming!" Ahead of the explosion a notice was issued to those in the area warning them of the blast. It said a professional special effects team would be handling the stunt and asked people not to be alarmed.
The father of one of the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attacks has condemned as “insensitive” the blowing up of a bus for a Jackie Chan film. John Taylor, whose 24-year-old daughter Carrie was killed at Aldgate Station on 7 July 2005 told the Daily Mirror he was aware a controlled explosion would take place but not that the stunt would involve a London bus. Some Londoners were left confused as they saw the bus go up in flames as it travelled along Lambeth Bridge on Sunday.
Google has been sued by a businessman who says he has suffered damage and distress because internet users have had access to "sensitive personal data".
The strain of being parted from their mobile phone for a day is worse for many Britons than not being able to speak to their partner for 24 hours , research suggests.