• North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

    North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday, after reports that he fell asleep.

    AFP
  • EastEnders: We Need To Talk About Kush's Fertility

    Last night’s episode of EastEnders left viewers picking their jaws up from the floor after Denise discovered that she was pregnant, seemingly after a one-night-stand with her best friend’s son, Kush Kazemi. In case you’ve forgotten, Shabnam Masood let her emotions get the best of her and slept with Kush, who was her boyfriend at the time, before they got married. To make matters even worse for the grieving pair, it was revealed that Shabnam’s best friend, Stacey Branning, was expecting Kush’s son following a drunken night of passion when he and Shabnam had split.

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  • Coronation Street sorry over 'more roots than Kunta Kinte' remark

    The ITV soap has apologised for comments made by character Eva Price.

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  • Jamie Oliver welcomes some special royal guests to his London restaurant

    The celebrity chef proudly shared a photo of himself with the royal couple on Instagram on Tuesday, writing: "What a pleasure to have Princess Victoria of Sweden visit @jamiesfifteen today with Prince Daniel and their beautiful newborn baby Oscar.

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  • Joe Hart seals Torino move amid transfer scramble

    British goalkeeper Joe Hart poses in Turin ahead of a medical check before joining Torino from former club Manchester City on August 30, 2016

    AFP
  • Two friends successfully spend the night at IKEA

    Best friends Florian and Bram like to go on memorable adventures. In this video, posted to their YouTube channel, the pair try and stay an entire night in Swedish home-ware store, IKEA. The friends stay until the store closes, and then hide in a closet to wait for the staff to leave. They manage to go undetected, and roam the store throughout the night. They test out the beds, mess about in the toilets and rate the shop out of ten for its “hospitality.” The staff begin to arrive in the early hours of the morning, and the pair have to hide out in a closet until 9am, when they can sneak back in among the customers and make their escape. According to the uploaders, IKEA were not in on the stunt, but were good sports about it and found it funny. A Belgian news report about their night-time adventures included a statement from the flat-pack giant saying they wouldn’t prosecute the duo as they had technically done nothing wrong.

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  • Chris Brown Out On $250K Bail After Dramatic Assault Arrest

    US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a daylong standoff with police. Baylee Curran said Brown and another man had become angry when she admired a diamond necklace - telling the LA Times she was chased out of the house and had to hide under a nearby car with a friend.

    Sky News
  • Britain to seek unique deal with EU, including immigration curbs

    By Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May and her top ministers on Wednesday agreed Britain would seek a unique relationship with the European Union, involving controls on immigration as well as a good trade deal. After a summer of political earthquakes followed by a few weeks of holiday calm, May gathered her cabinet team for the first time since she asked them to use the break to come up with options for Britain's future ties with the bloc after a divorce. "The PM said that there were two related imperatives: getting the best deal for people at home, and getting the right deal for Britain abroad," a spokeswoman for May said.

    Reuters
  • Ryanair wants radical action over runway and will scale down UK capacity growth after Brexit

    Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to take "radical" actions and approve new runways at three London airports. Speaking in the capital on Wednesday (31 August), O'Leary urged May to give the green light to new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, insisting it was a necessary measure to solve the ongoing capacity issue that has beset airports in the south east of England.

    International Business Times
  • Amazon Dash one-button device arrives in Britain

    Seeking to capitalise on Britons too busy or forgetful to shop for household essentials, retail giant Amazon is bringing its thumb-sized, one-button ordering device to the UK. From Wednesday, British Amazon Prime customers will be able to order supplies of products such as toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, dog food and coffee at the touch of the wifi-connected Amazon Dash button. Some customers thought the U.S. launch on March 31, 2015, was an April Fool's joke, said Daniel Rausch, director of Amazon Dash.

    Reuters
  • Sir Cliff Richard Faces Review Of Abuse Charge Decision

    The decision not to press charges in the abuse case against Sir Cliff Richard is being reviewed. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed one of the singer's accusers lodged a challenge to the decision under the victims' right to review scheme at the beginning of August. It is understood a lawyer will look at the evidence before deciding whether to uphold or overturn the original decision made by the CPS in June.

    Sky News
  • Sherlock fans brace yourselves: the first official picture of Sherlock and Watson has been released

    The popular show will return next year, and the first look at its two main characters has fans going crazy.

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  • Nazi beach resort ruin transforms into luxury playground

    One of the biggest relics left behind by the Nazis, the giant beachfront indoctrination camp, Prora Complex, is being turned into luxury apartments near Binz, north-eastern Germany

    AFP
  • 'Vieira is disgusted by Wenger attitude' - Petit

    The New York City manager is one of a number of former Gunners who have been forced to cut their coaching teeth elsewhere rather than be handed roles in north London.

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  • Flights cancelled, delayed after Frankfurt airport security breach

    By Maria Sheahan and Ilona Wissenbach FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police said a misunderstanding led to a security breach that prompted the evacuation of Frankfurt airport's Terminal 1 and caused delays and flight cancellations at Europe's fourth largest airport on Wednesday. The alert was sparked when security staff at the terminal, a major hub for international travel and home to Lufthansa, requested police officers come over to check a suspicious female passenger. Before the police could arrive, the passenger, who had two small children with her, had quickly left, a police spokesman said.

    Reuters
  • Six teenagers arrested in Britain suspected of killing Polish man in 'hate crime'

    Six teenagers in a town east of London have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of killing a Polish man in a suspected hate crime, British police said on Wednesday. Police have reported a jump in hate crime in Britain after the country voted to leave the European Union in June, following a campaign that critics said stoked xenophobia and racism. One line of investigation was that the attack was a hate crime, they said.

    Reuters
  • United Airlines flight diverts to Ireland after 16 hurt in turbulence

    Fourteen passengers and two crew members were injured on Wednesday when a United Airlines flight ran into severe turbulence and had to divert to Ireland's Shannon Airport, the airport said. Ambulances were at the scene when the Boeing aircraft that was en route from Houston to London Heathrow landed at 0455 GMT. Ten of the passengers and the two crew members were taken to a local hospital, a United Airlines spokesman said.

    Reuters
  • China Eastern sign code-share deal with British Airways to boost sales overseas

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd said on Wednesday it has signed a code-sharing deal with British Airways (BA) for flights on seven Chinese and seven British routes, a move China Eastern said could boost sales outside its home base. Under terms of the deal, China's second-largest carrier said passengers flying with BA, owned by IAG , to Shanghai's Pudong airport or Chengdu will be able to carry on to cities like Kunming or Hangzhou using China Eastern flights, effective Wednesday. ...

    Reuters
  • Willy Wonka Actor Gene Wilder Dies Aged 83

    Comedy legend Gene Wilder, who starred in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83. The American actor, who also entertained cinema-goers in Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Stir Crazy, passed away on Sunday night in Stamford, Connecticut, according to his family. In 1969, he was up for best supporting actor for his role in The Producers, a Mel Brooks comedy.

    Sky News
  • US 'Kills' IS Leader Abu Muhammad Al Adnani In Syria Airstrike

    Islamic State's official spokesman, Abu Muhammad al Adnani, has reportedly been killed near Aleppo in a US airstrike. Quoting a "military source," the Islamist group's Amaq News Agency reported the jihadi was killed "while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo". A US defence official said it carried out an airstrike in Al Bab, Syria, targeting al Adnani but stopped short of confirming his death.

    Sky News
  • Novartis bid to sell new biosimilar crimped by U.S. court battles

    By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis has won U.S. approval for a copy of Amgen's blockbuster arthritis drug Enbrel, but the Swiss drugmaker's bid to muscle in on the medicine's $4.7 billion (3.57 billion pounds) in annual U.S. revenue remains blocked by court battles. Novartis's Sandoz unit said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Erelzi, its biosimilar copy of Enbrel, for rheumatoid arthritis, plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and other diseases.

    Reuters
  • UK house prices rise, consumers regain some confidence after Brexit hit

    British house price rises picked up speed in August and households recovered some confidence which had plunged after June's Brexit vote, according to surveys that added to signs of calm among consumers after the unexpected referendum result. Economists polled by Reuters had expected house prices to rise 4.8 percent. In monthly terms, house prices rose by 0.6 percent, from a rise of 0.5 percent in July.

    Reuters
  • EDF union board members file challenge to annul Hinkley Point vote

    Five staff representatives on the board of EDF have filed a legal complaint seeking to annul the utility's decision to go ahead with its Hinkley Point nuclear project in Britain, EDF unions said in a joint statement on Wednesday. On July 28, EDF's board voted 10 to seven to proceed with the 18 billion pound project to build two nuclear reactors. The unions argue that EDF Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy and representatives of the French state should have informed the board that they knew the British government wanted to take more time to review the contract.

    Reuters
  • Oil sands fires send Canada GDP reeling in Q2

    The 1.6% fall in Canada's annualized GDP rate was its largest decline in quarterly GDP in seven years, but was only slightly more than analysts had forecast

    AFP

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