At least 250 people have died in an earthquake which has devastated parts of central Italy. At least 365 people have been taken to hospital with injuries, Italy's civil protection agency said. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said a "number of British nationals" had been affected by the "terrible" quake.
Earlier this month it was reported that Amber Heard had opted to give her $7million divorce settlement from actor Johnny Depp to charity. The actress had accused Johnny of being physically violent and abusive towards her throughout their relationship, eventually obtaining a restraining order against her ex after being photographed sporting a bruised face and black eyes. Upon being awarded the huge sum of money after settling their divorce in private, Amber announced that she was going to split the millions between the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and a charity for victims of domestic abuse.
Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd are arguably one of our favourite couples in showbiz. The pair keep a relatively low profile and Dawn very rarely acknowledges her actor husband on her active Instagram account, however, earlier today she shared her loving tattoo tribute to Chris on their fourth wedding anniversary. When Dawn and Chris tied the know back in 2012 the TV presenter opted against taking Irish Chris’ full last name, instead choosing to simply add a poignant ‘O’ before her maiden name.
German investor confidence has slumped following Britain's decision to leave the European Union
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defence official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an incident that was "unsafe and unprofessional." The vessels harassed the destroyer by "conducting a high speed intercept and closing within a short distance of Nitze, despite repeated warnings," the official said.
Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 that it had installed emissions test-cheating devices on nearly 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles in the US and as many as 11 million worldwide
The 47-year-old singer began dating her former backing dancer in 2011.
The Stonewall co-founder shared the first gay kiss in British soap history.
Five men who died in the sea at Camber Sands were in their late teens and early 20s and from Greater London, police believe. Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly said they were wearing clothes "appropriate for being at the beach for the day" amid reports the men had been fully clothed in the water. "We believe they are all in their late teens and early 20s and come from the Greater London area.
The number of eastern Europeans seeking UK citizenship post-Brexit has gone up, according to a London advice centre. Barbara Drozdowicz, who herself is now applying for a passport, says she is disappointed with the British government, which is refusing to guarantee the rights of EU citizens already in the UK. Ms Drozdowicz, who is director of the East European Advice Centre, said: "This is not what we would expect from the British state, quite frankly.
Paul shocks fans by dunking a jaffa cake into his tea
It is known for being the most expensive city in the world, but these aerial images are going far in providing a side of Singapore that’s rarely been captured before. The impressive photos were captured by photographer Chia Joel using a DJI Phantom 3 Drone. Describing his work, chiaJoel said: ‘My aerial adventures consist of a number of important and well thought-out processes. It takes a lot of prep before shots like these ever come to fruition. ‘Most of the time, after a day of flying, I end up so fascinated by how somewhere so ordinary or perhaps so common or random, can turn out to be a piece of art. ‘I hope to rekindle the love for Singapore, old or new, once again and hope to remind people that beauty can indeed be found here in Singapore if you just keep an open mind, and are willing to see things from a new perspective.’
The ITV drama about three couples is returning for a sixth series 13 years after it ended.
LONDON (Reuters) - English League Cup holders Manchester City will begin their defence of the trophy at fellow Premier club Swansea City following the third-round draw on Wednesday. Jose Mourinho's Manchester United face a trip to League One (third-tier) Northampton Town who knocked out top-flight West Bromwich Albion on penalties in round two. Champions Leicester City host Chelsea, Arsenal travel to Championship (second-tier) Nottingham Forest and last season's runners-up Liverpool visit Championship Derby County in other highlights of the third-round draw. ...
By Ingrid Melander CHATEAURENARD, France (Reuters) - Burkinis must be banned throughout France, ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy said at his first campaign rally for the 2017 presidential election. Hundreds of supporters waving French flags chanted his name and applauded as Sarkozy, who led France from 2007-2012 before losing an election to Socialist Francois Hollande, promised to protect the French people. "I will be the president that re-establishes the authority of the state," Sarkozy told supporters packing a sports hall in Chateaurenard, a Provence town where Sarkozy's Les Republicains just beat the far-right FN in regional elections last year.
The whole gang is getting ready to hit the dance floor.
The company says that by connecting your phone number with Facebook, you’ll be offered better friend suggestions and you’ll see more relevant ads.
The mild inconvenience of it all is too much to bare…
James Corden has opened up about being bullied as a child, revealing that he decided to “terrify” school bullies by pretending to have a whole load of bravado. The 38-year-old personality shared: “You’re getting in a car.
"From our perspective, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a fundamentally bad deal for Europe," US Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Stockholm
Can there be a truce before the CBB final?
There’ll be no winners, losers or prizes; just amazing displays of everything from black-belt karate to singing and spelling.
Watch this awkward moment from the X Factor launch when Nicole Scherzinger tries to dodge a question about working with Cheryl. The former Pussycat Dolls star pulled out of Cats to take a seat on this year's judging panel.
By Jonathan Cable LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union will have a negative impact on both prices and turnover in the UK housing market, with foreign investors set to benefit most from bargains among sterling-priced assets, a Reuters poll found. "But demographics remain a positive driver, banks remain open for business and we envisage slower (economic growth) rather than a collapse." Nearly all respondents said Britain's pending departure from the EU - the details of which have yet to be thrashed out - would hurt house prices as well as turnover, which matters more for housing's contribution to the overall economy. Just over a third of respondents have pencilled in a fall in house prices next year, but those falls were quite tame compared to the heady rises seen during the boom years.
GCSE grades have fallen across the country, newly released results show. The figures published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) show that 71.3% of girls’ entries were awarded at least a C grade, compared with 62.4% of boys. In total, just over two-thirds of entries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (66.9%) were awarded A*-C grades, a 2.1% drop on last year’s figures.
There is a new debate going on on Twitter, and it’s all down to Paul Hollywood dunking a Jaffa Cake in tea.