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London Bus Explodes For Jackie Chan Film Stunt
London Bus Explodes For Jackie Chan Film Stunt

A double decker bus has been blown up in the heart of London as part of a stunt for an action film. Some Londoners were left confused as they saw the bus go up in flames as it travelled along Lambeth Bridge on Sunday. The Port of London Authority confirmed it was a stunt for a film and that the bridge

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  • Thousands march across Europe in anti-Islam Pegida rallies

    A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday with rallies in support of the movement also held in a string of other European cities.

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  • EastEnders to recast role of 'mummy's boy' Johnny Carter

    EastEnders is to recast the role of Johnny Carter, the BBC has said.

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  • Blast Which Sucked Man Out Of Plane Was A Bomb

    An explosion which tore a hole in a passenger plane was caused by a bomb designed to kill everyone on board, the Somalian government has confirmed.

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  • Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

    Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

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  • Guernsey cannot take in Syrians due to 'Islamophobia': minister

    The Channel Island of Guernsey could not take in any of the Syrian refugees flooding Europe due to "Islamophobia" in the British dependency, its chief minister said.

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  • Matt LeBlanc: I almost had a nervous breakdown

    Matt LeBlanc owes all his success to the hit TV sitcom Friends in which he played Joey Tribiani for 230 episodes. And while the show brought him fame and fortune, its ending left the actor in a dark place.

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  • People In The West Midlands React To Cameron's EU Renegotiation

    Voters in Bilston, in the West Midlands, have reacted to the Prime Minister's EU renegotiation plans. Sky's Adele Robinson reports

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  • Husband found guilty of murder after pushing wealthy second wife off a cliff

    Harold Henthorn, 59, was convicted of first-degree murder by a federal jury. Toni Henthorn, 50, died when she fell about 130ft where the couple had been hiking on their 12th wedding anniversary on September 29 in 2012. It emerged in court that Harold Henthorn's first wife Lynn was killed when she was crushed by the couple's car.

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  • Many social housing tenants 'will be unable to afford market rents'

    Thousands of families face being forced out of council homes and will be unable to afford an alternative property in the same region under Government plans to end subsidised rents for high-earners, according to new research.

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  • North Korean rocket separated into pieces after launch - NHK

    A North Korean rocket launched on Sunday separated into pieces soon after its launch, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. Pieces of the rocket landed 150 km (93 miles) west of the Korean Peninsula in the Yellow Sea, 250 km (155 miles) southwest of the Korean Peninsula in the East China Sea and 200 km (124 miles) south of Japan in the Pacific, according to the Japanese cabinet's home page. North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has said is a satellite, South Korea's defence ministry said, in defiance of United Nations sanctions barring it from using ballistic missile technology.

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  • UK-bound Iranian migrants rescued from small boat in Channel

    Four Iranian migrants making a rare attempt to reach Britain by boat from France on Saturday were rescued in the nick of time after their vessel took on water and was close to capsizing, officials said.

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  • Germany: Teenager finds $19k gold bar in Alpine lake

    A teenager who found a 500 gram bar of gold while swimming in an Alpine lake in Germany has been told she can keep it. The gold bar, which is 6cm and weighs 17.6 ounces making it worth about $19,000. In 2015, two treasure hunters Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter claimed they found the location of a Nazi train full of gold and gems in Poland.

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  • David Cameron faces grassroots backlash over EU referendum

    David Cameron faced a Tory grassroots revolt over the European Union referendum, with local party chiefs complaining about his direction to MPs not to worry about their views on Brussels.

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  • David Bowie's widow Iman posts 'love and gratitude' message as she ends silence

    David Bowie's widow Iman has broken her silence on social media for the first time since his death.

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    The young patient writhes on the operating table, kicking its flippers. A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls.

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  • Australian Grandmother Freed By Al Qaeda

    An Australian woman kidnapped with her husband by al Qaeda fighters in Burkina Faso has been freed. Jocelyn and Ken Elliott, both in their 80s, were abducted in the north of the West African country, near the border with Mali, last month. Mrs Elliott stood with Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou at a news conference in Dosso, southwestern Niger, as officials said they were intensifying efforts to secure the release of her surgeon husband.

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  • Tennessee boy, 11, guilty of killing neighbour, 8, after she refused to bring him her puppies

    An 11-year-old boy from Tennessee has been found guilty of murdering his eight-year-old neighbour after she refused to bring him her puppies. The boy will now spend at least the next eight years at a juvenile facility after he shot and killed MaKayla Dyer outside her home in Tennessee. Benjamin Nicolas Tiller shot the girl with a 12-gauge shotgun on 2 October, 2015.

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  • Reds' Coach Lijnders: Walkout Didn't Affect Us

    Liverpool coach Pep Lijnders said a supporter protest did not contribute to the team's late collapse against Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. The home side were 2-0 up through goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana when a significant number of fans carried out a plan to walk out in the 77th minute in a protest at next season's ticket prices. Sunderland went on to score twice in the final eight minutes and deny Liverpool a first win in four games in the absence of their unwell manager Jurgen Klopp.

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  • Pegida UK: Far-right group expect '100,000 on the streets' by end of year during Birmingham rally

    Pegida predict there will be 100,000 of their supporters marching through the streets of Britain by the end of the year, as the group gathered for a rally in Birmingham. Around 200 members of the anti-Islamic group held a "silent walk" from Birmingham International train station to the remote International Business Park, around one mile away on the outskirts of the city as supporters of the far right group held another demonstration in the uk.

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  • Chinese New Year 2016: What is the traditional meaning of giving red packets?

    Giving red packets wishes good luck, and putting money in the envelopes is to bring happiness, welcoming in the Year of the Monkey. In China, the vivid red and gold packet is called yasui qian (supressing ghosts money), or referred to as Lai See in Hong Kong. The red packets are usually given to the younger generation by their parents, grandparents and other relatives, and it is considered rude to open the envelope in front of the person who has given it to them.

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  • UAE says ready to send ground troops to Syria

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against Islamic State. Asked if the UAE was ready to send troops if need be, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said at a media briefing in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi: "This has been our position throughout." "We have been frustrated at the slow pace .... of confronting Daesh," he added, referring to Islamic State by its Arabic acronym. Gargash added "U.S. leadership on this" would be a prerequisite for the UAE.

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  • Huth sends Leicester clear, Spurs go second

    Leicester City's fairytale season scaled new heights on Saturday as they opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by winning 3-1 at title rivals Manchester City.

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  • Adblock Plus, scourge of websites, seeks industry deal

    The German firm behind Adblock Plus is taking a more conciliatory tack, reaching out to its adversaries to find an "acceptable" level and form of advertising on the net

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  • Rail enthusiasts' memories sought as Flying Scotsman returns

    Former fireman John Morgan said he is looking forward to seeing the Flying Scotsman steaming between London and York again this month as he recalls shovelling hundreds of tonnes of coal into its firebox.

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  • Duchess of Cambridge to mark Air Cadets' 75th anniversary

    The Duchess of Cambridge will carry out her first engagement as Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadets by marking their 75th anniversary.

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  • Loan rejection may been early warning of Taiwan building collapse

    By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.

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  • Breakdown: Here’s how many apprentices have been working in each trade since 2010

    Across the board, overall numbers of apprentices in employment have risen since 2013.

  • Julian Assange: UN decision reveals European democracies' disdain for law

    Yesterday, following nearly two years of deliberation, a prominent panel of the world's top legal body at the United Nations confirmed what many observers have long suspected: dissident publisher and founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained by the UK and Swedish governments. The 17-page opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) accords with the UN's Human Rights Council stated brief of "independent fact-finding and monitoring" of alleged human rights violations. The WGAD's decision is monitory democracy in action.

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  • Two Injured As Explosion Blows Hole In Jet

    A passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing after an explosion blew a gaping hole in its fuselage.

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  • Dutch 'no' on Ukraine pact would force rethink, minister says

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government would be obliged to reconsider its position on an EU pact establishing closer ties with Ukraine if it loses an upcoming referendum on the issue, the country's foreign minister said, but he stopped short of saying a "no" vote would scupper the treaty. The referendum is not binding, but most Dutch parties have said they would respect a rejection by voters, which could plunge the European Union into crisis when tensions with Russia run higher than at any time since the Cold War. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Foreign Minister Bert Koenders rejected claims by opponents of the association agreement that it was a first step toward EU membership for war-torn Ukraine, which is battling Moscow-backed rebels in its East.

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  • New York's itBit is trying to bring the tech behind bitcoin to Wall Street — here's why

    The world of finance is going nuts for blockchain, the technology first invented to underpin bitcoin. Blockchain uses decentralized record keeping and the scrutiny of the "crowd" to allow people to trade bitcoin over a public network without working through a trusted middle man like a bank or clearing house. Banks and other trading institutions think the technology has the potential to rip out huge amounts of cost from their businesses and are looking at ways it can be adopted to mainstream finance.

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  • Tokyo's Sky Mile Tower could overtake Burj Khalifa in Dubai as tallest building in the world

    If all goes as planned, the Sky Mile Tower set to be built in Tokyo Bay would be the tallest building in the world, beating the current record holder Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It is slated for completion in 2045 and once completed it would be twice as tall as Burj Khalifa with 2,717ft. The tower will be surrounded by a series of man-made hexagonal islands which would act as a barrier to protect Tokyo from flooding as well as provide the foundation for homes for some 500,000 people.

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  • Pro-Refugee Demonstrators Rally in Dublin as Pegida Marches Planned Worldwide

    With a series of rallies planned across Europe on February 6 by anti-refugee group PEGIDA, protesters turned out in opposition with pro-refugee banners and slogans. In Dublin, Ireland, hundreds rallied on O’Connell Street, waving pro-refugee and anti-racism banners. Ireland’s police force, An Garda Síochána, kept the anti-racism protesters apart from the Pegida group. Credit: Razan Ibraheem

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  • Body of Italian student found in Cairo repatriated to Rome

    The body of a 28-year-old Italian student who had disappeared in Cairo last week and was found dead was repatriated on Saturday to Italy which has launched an investigation into his death.

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  • Five Czechs killed as huge Austrian avalanche buries 17

    Five Czech skiers were killed in a huge avalanche that swept away their group of 17 in the Austrian skiing region of Tyrol on Saturday, police said. The avalanche, which the regional TV station ORF Tirol said was 2 km (1.25 miles) wide and 5 m (16 feet) deep, came down shortly after noon at the Wattener Lizum region, about 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Innsbruck. The entire skiing region had been on a 'level three' avalanche alert, out of a maximum five, and several avalanches were also reported elsewhere.

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  • Construction firms urge George Osborne to support third Heathrow runway

    Thirteen of Britain's largest construction and development firms have written to George Osborne urging him to live up to his declaration that "we are the builders" by supporting the building of a third runway at Heathrow.

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  • Five Skiers Killed In 'Massive' Alps Avalanche

    Five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after a "massive" avalanche at an Austrian resort in the Alps. A police spokesman said the avalanche in the Tyrol region buried 17 people. Two other skiers have been injured and 10 people were rescued unhurt, police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said.

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  • Coldplay To Join Beyonce For Super Bowl Show

    British band Coldplay will be among some of music's biggest names when they make their Super Bowl debut at the half-time stage in front of a 100-million strong audience tonight. Lady Gaga has been confirmed to sing the US national anthem before the game kicks off, and Beyonce and Bruno Mars will return to the stage for the first time since 2013 and 2014 respectively for the half-time entertainment show. Speaking at a news conference for the Super Bowl, which will see the Denver Broncos play the Carolina Panthers, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said: "We love Beyonce's music and she's one of the greatest performers I've ever witnessed.

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  • Romania asks UNESCO to protect planned open-cast goldmine site

    Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine.

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  • Surge in patients waiting for 12 hours in A&E fuels NHS crisis fears

    Some 124,000 patients had to wait in accident and emergency departments in England for at least 12 hours last year, according to an investigation.

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  • Sir Elton John 'back in touch' with mother after years-long dispute

    Sir Elton John revealed he has patched things up with his mother Sheila.

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  • Scuffles break out as anti-Islamisation group Pegida launches in Dublin

    Scuffles broke out in central Dublin at the launch of the anti-Islamisation group Pegida.

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  • Drumcondra hotel shooting: Gardaí say six-man gang carried out raid

    Three of the raiders were wearing SWAT uniforms and carrying assault weapons.

  • Colombia sees Guillain-Barre syndrome spike amid Zika cases

    More than 22,600 cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Colombia, which is seeing a sharp increase in a rare neurological disorder linked to the disease, authorities said Saturday.

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  • Tunisia completes barrier with conflict-hit Libya

    Tunisia on Saturday completed the construction of a barrier along its border with Libya, months after attacks on its national museum and a beach resort that killed dozens of tourists.

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  • Tories Have Lost Trust Of Doctors - Letter

    Labour has sent a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urging him to backtrack on junior doctor contracts ahead of another walkout this week. Sky News has seen an exclusive copy of the letter by shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander that accuses the Government of losing the trust of doctors. Junior doctors are unhappy with Tory proposals aimed at providing better care at weekends, which would see the number of unsocial hours where they can claim extra pay reduced.

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  • North Korea launches long-range rocket, defying international warnings

    North Korea has defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket. Pyongyang had notified UN agencies that it planned to carry out the launch, an announcement which triggered opposition from governments that see it as a long-range missile test. It said the rocket was being used to carry an Earth observation satellite. North Korea also carried out a launch in December 2012, putting into orbit an object it described as a communications satellite. North Korea Pushes Rocket Launch Today Ahead Of Time Frame— Judith A. Aparri (@judithaparri) February 7, 2016 Global reaction South Korea South Korean President Park Geun-hye said North Korea’s long-range rocket launch on Sunday was “an unforgivable act of provocation” and called on the UN Security Council to swiftly adopt strong sanctions. Park said the North was trying to make advance in its missile capability only to sustain its regime. Japan “We will not tolerate North Korea going ahead with the launch after repeated warnings to restrain themselves,” said Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister. “The missile launch following the nuclear testing is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions. “We will cooperate with the international community and stand firm to take appropriate measures. We will also make our best efforts to protect the security and safety of our people.” China North Korea’s long-range rocket launch will worsen tensions on the Korean peninsula, China’s official Xinhua news agency said in a commentary. The Korean peninsula cannot be nuclearised or descend into war, the commentary added, saying all parties should deal with the situation calmly to keep it from spinning out of control. Xinhua commentaries are not official statements from the government, but can shed light on official thinking. America The United States will work with the United Nations Security Council on “significant measures” to hold North Korea to account for its launching of a rocket, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. Calling the launch a “flagrant violation” of UN resolutions on the country’s use of ballistic missile technology, Kerry in a statement reaffirmed the “ironclad” US defence commitments to Japan and South Korea and called the launch a “destabilising and unacceptable challenge” to peace and security. Seoul: North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 7, 2016 Emergency UN meeting The US, Japan and South Korea have requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday to discuss the North Korean rocket launch, council diplomats said. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the diplomats said the meeting would likely take place at 1100 ET (1600 GMT) at UN headquarters. The diplomats offered no further details about the possible meeting of the 15-nation Security Council. North Korea launches rocket it says is carrying satellite— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 7, 2016 North Korea’s stance North Korea has said that its most recent nuclear test, its fourth, was a hydrogen bomb. However, the United States and other governments have expressed doubt over that claim. Pyongyang is believed to be working on miniaturising a nuclear warhead to mount on a missile, but many experts say it is some time away from perfecting such technology. It has shown off two versions of a ballistic missile resembling a type that could reach the US West Coast, but there is no evidence the missiles have been tested. Isolated North Korea says it has a sovereign right to pursue a space programme. It last launched a long-range rocket in December 2012, sending into orbit an object it described as a communications satellite.

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  • Fourteen dead, 150 missing after Taiwan quake fells buildings

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