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Supreme Court Halts Obama Climate Change Plan
Supreme Court Halts Obama Climate Change Plan

The US Supreme Court has blocked federal regulations to curb carbon emissions - delivering a significant blow to Barack Obama's strategy to combat climate change. The 5-4 vote granted a request from 27 states and various business groups to halt the President's Clean Power Plan. The Obama administration

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  • Coronation Street's Paula Lane to leave as Kylie Platt faces 'dramatic exit'

    Coronation Street star Paula Lane is to leave the show after six years playing troubled Kylie Platt.

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  • White House hopefuls Trump, Sanders capture New Hampshire

    By Steve Holland and James Oliphant MANCHESTER, N.H. - Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, billionaire Donald Trump won New Hampshire's Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary. Disenchanted with the economy and Washington politicians, voters in the first two U.S. primary voting races have responded enthusiastically to candidates for the Nov. 8 presidential election they view as outsiders. The results, though decisive, did little to clear up confusion about who would emerge as the establishment contender to Trump on the Republican side, and the campaign of Sanders' rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were defensive about her future prospects.

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  • Beyonce's Explicit Lyric Boosts Seafood Chain

    An explicit lyric in Beyonce's new song, about going to Red Lobster after sex, has boosted the US seafood restaurants' fortunes. "When he **** me good I take his a** to Red Lobster," the singer - dubbed Queen Bey - raps in the song, which was released on Saturday morning. Beyonce performed a version of the new song , her first since 2014, at Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show.

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  • Detection of gravitational waves would open new window on universe

    The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena.

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  • West's advantage in military tech 'eroding': think-tank

    Western superiority in military technology is "eroding", notably at the hands of China and Russia, a leading think-tank said Tuesday in its annual report on the state of militaries around the world.

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  • Early arrival? Oops, I'm not prepared says pregnant Emma Willis

    The Voice UK presenter Emma Willis has revealed that she does not have a contingency plan if her baby arrives early.

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  • This Woman’s FitBit Knew She Was Pregnant Before She Did

    Posting in the tech support forum, YoungPTone wrote: “My wife’s fitbit is showing her heartbeat being consistently high over the last few days. "Two days ago, a somewhat normal day, she logged 10 hours in the fat burning zone, which I would think to be impossible based on her activity level. "Also her calories burned do seem accurate.

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  • Murray joins fathers' club after wife Kim gives birth

    Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has joined the fathers' club at the top of men's tennis after his wife Kim gave birth to a daughter at the weekend. World number two Murray, 28, joins top-ranked Novak Djokovic, 17-times grand slam champion Roger Federer and reigning French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka, who all juggle top-flight tennis with parental duties. Federer has fathered two sets of twins.

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  • IS Leader's Widow Charged Over Aid Worker Death

    A 25-year-old woman has been charged with conspiracy over the death of an American aid worker killed while being held hostage by Islamic State militants in Syria. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, an Iraqi citizen and wife of senior Islamic State leader Abu Sayyaf until his death last year, is accused along with her husband of holding Kayla Mueller and other women captive. Abu Sayyaf was killed in a US commando raid of his Syrian compound last May, and Bahar was turned over to Iraqi authorities for prosecution.

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  • This Elderly Couple Have Been Caring For A Homeless Man With Learning Difficulties For 35 Years

    When Xue Shunlu and Li Huannv saw a homeless man wandering the streets of their village they decided to invite him in and take care of him.

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  • Boris Johnson and the 'social cleansing' of London's estates

    It was Boris Johnson who first popularised fears about ‘social cleansing’ in London, when he famously promised to ensure it would never happen on his watch. Whenever you hear him talking about estate regeneration and affordable housing, you’ll notice that he only ever mentions the number of new homes being built. In recent years Boris has also championed so-called Housing Zones, where he says he will build over 50,000 homes.

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  • Huge Waves Engulf Clovelly Harbour During Storm Imogen

    Enormous waves engulfed the small harbour in Clovelly, Devon, on February 8, as Storm Imogen swept across the region. Thousands of people across the UK and Ireland were left without power on February 8 due to reported winds of up to 96 mph (154 kmh). Credit: Instagram/EllieInClovelly

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  • 'Terrifying' Moment Ship Sailed Into Storm

    Passengers on board a cruise ship that ventured into a storm off North Carolina have told of the “terrifying” moment the vessel was battered by 30ft waves and winds in excess of 100mph. The Royal Caribbean ship Anthem of the Seas, the third largest cruise ship ever built, is making its way back to New Jersey after the storm shattered glass and toppled furniture, injuring four people. Robert Huschka, executive editor of the Detroit Free Press who was a passenger on the vessel, recounted seeing pictures of the damage tweeted by fellow passengers.

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  • Woman Falls 60ft In John Lewis And Lands On Bed

    Police and ambulance crews were called to reports a 60-year-old woman had fallen from the upper floor of the shop in Cheadle, Greater Manchester. She suffered hip and spine injuries and was taken to hospital after the incident that reportedly happened by the glass balconies of the escalators. A John Lewis spokesman confirmed there had been a "serious incident" at its Cheadle branch on Monday.

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  • Manchester United News: Could Mauricio Pochettino Replace Louis Van Gaal?

    There seems no end in sight to the ferment at Manchester United. Just as manager Louis Van Gaal finishes Van Gaal, United cannot afford a third mistaken managerial appointment. Pochettino is attractive because of his emphasis on youth.

    • Newsweek UK
  • Lawsuit by killer Breivik prompts soul-searching in Norway

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Locked away in a Norwegian prison since he killed 77 people in a rampage in 2011, Anders Behring Breivik goes to court next month to argue that his effective solitary confinement makes him a victim of cruel and inhuman treatment. Breivik killed eight people with a car bomb in Oslo then gunned down 69 people at a meeting of the Labour Party's youth wing on an island. "His case is so exceptional and so hard for Norwegian society that we don't know how to tackle it," headmaster Trond Lien told Reuters at Handelsgymnasium high school in Oslo, which Breivik attended in the 1990s.

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  • Angry Bulgarian drivers smash through Greek border blockade

    SOFIA/ATHENS (Reuters) - Four Bulgarian truck drivers smashed through barriers set up by Greek truckers along the countries' shared border on Tuesday, saying they were fed up with Greek protesters barricading roads over a planned revamp of their country's pension system. Greek farmers have been sporadically blocking roads into Bulgaria and motorways across Greece for about three weeks, incensed by pension reforms that will triple their social security contributions over the next four years. The move is part of a wider overhaul to save Greece's struggling pension system 1.8 billion euros (1.4 billion pounds) this year, and a key condition of the 86 billion-euro bailout that Athens signed with international backers last year.

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  • Stranger Sends Woman £100 In The Post For Being A Good Mum

    Sarah Bartlett, 37, opened up the envelope that was posted through her door last Sunday afternoon and was shocked to discover the cash and a note praising her mothering skills. "I am just so grateful and cannot thank them enough.

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  • iPhone 6 error 53 could drag Apple to court

    A Seattle-based firm is currently investigating the potential to file a lawsuit against Apple for error 53 on iPhone 6, which leaves the smartphone at a completely non-functioning state. The error affects iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models when being repaired at third-party repair service centres, but not that of Apple. The iPhone detects if any new parts have been installed on the phone and when you upgrade it to iOS 9, error 53 occurs, preventing the phone from functioning.

    • International Business Times
  • Oscars 2016: Creed nominee Sylvester Stallone thought twice about going to awards

    Sylvester Stallone is thrilled to be back as an Oscar contender for the first time in 40 years. But the veteran said on Monday (8 February) he had thought twice about attending the ceremony, because of the uproar over the scarcity of black talent in the contest. Stallone, 69, is the only person from the boxing movie Creed to be nominated, even though the film stars African-American Michael B Jordan and was directed and written by Ryan Coogler, who is also black. Stallone was last nominated for writing and performing the lead role in his 1976 movie Rocky, which went on to win the best picture Academy Award without honouring his individual efforts. He is considered a front runner for the supporting actor Oscar for reprising that role as boxer Rocky Balboa, now a trainer and mentor, in Creed. Stallone said he owed his success to Jordan and Coogler, who were among the people of colour, including Latinos and Asian-Americans, perceived as snubbed when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominees last month. When black actor Will Smith and director Spike Lee said they would not attend the 2016 ceremony in protest, Stallone said he asked Coogler what he should do. "[Coogler] said, 'Just go there and try to represent the film... we feel you deserve it, but eventually things will change,'" said Stallone. "I said, 'If you want me to go I'll go. If you don't, I won't. And he said, 'No, I want you to go.' That's the kind of guy he is." The Academy has since announced plans to double the numbers of women and people of colour in its ranks by 2020.

    • International Business Times
  • Daniel Bryan Explains his WWE Retirement on Monday Night RAW

    Daniel Bryan, 34, the former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) World Heavyweight Champion, has retired from professional wrestling due to ongoing concerns over the effects of multiple concussions.

    • Newsweek UK
  • Sliding oil prices sends UK deficit to record high

    Britain's trade deficit reached a record high last year as the value of North Sea oil exports tumbled.

    • AFP
  • BA goes head to head with Ryanair with new Stansted routes

    British Airways said it would begin flying from Stansted Airport, establishing a presence at London's No.3 airport for the first time and bringing it into direct competition with budget carrier Ryanair on leisure routes. BA, owned by International Airlines Group , said on Tuesday that from May it would fly to Faro in Portugal, as well as Ibiza, Malaga and Palma in Spain, from 49 pounds ($71) one way. The full-service operator, which provides complimentary refreshments on flights, will compete directly on those routes with no-frills Ryanair, whose cheapest flights in May cost about 25 pounds one way.

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  • These Are The Ridiculous Reasons People Give For Not Paying Their TV Licence

    The reasons that people give so that they can avoid paying the TV licence have been revealed - and some of them are utterly bizarre. Some people just don’t have the money or don’t even own a television, but one person told officials that he was the king of Scotland so he didn’t have to pay. The full list was revealed by TV Licensing Scotland and each excuse has been turned into a short film by students at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.

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  • Stallone Offered To Boycott Oscars Over Creed

    Sylvester Stallone has revealed he asked the black director of his new film Creed whether he should boycott the Oscars after being nominated. The 69-year-old is the only person from the film to be nominated for an award, with some thinking actor Michael B Jordan and writer-director Ryan Coogler should have got the nod too. After Will Smith and director Spike Lee said they would not attend the ceremony in protest at the scarcity of black nominees, Stallone said he asked Coogler what he should do.

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  • ‘He was killed because he was a soft target. He is a victim’ – Shock and sadness at murder of Eddie Hutch

    Locals have spoken of crime in their area, and how they feel gardaí are powerless to change it.

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  • Merkel 'can't recall' angry phone talk with Pope Francis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office on Tuesday said she had no memory of an angry phone call she reportedly made to Pope Francis after he compared Europe to a "barren woman".

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  • 'Massacre' Fears As Aleppo Set To Fall To Assad

    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.

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  • Mission To Save Whale In Trouble Stood Down

    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency took the decision to suspend its rescue effort after there were no sightings of the whale for 90 minutes. Keith Griffin, station officer for the Happisburgh and Mundesley Coastguard Team, said: "We've carried out an extensive search and are confident that if the whale was in that search area, we'd have found it.

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  • Laura Carmichael's Downton break 'thanks to Dame Maggie Smith likeness'

    Actress Laura Carmichael has revealed she was cast in Downton Abbey because she looked like Dame Maggie Smith.

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  • Man Found On Fire Outside Kensington Palace

    A man who was found on fire outside Kensington Palace has died, police say. Police were called to the palace, which is the London home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, just after 3am this morning. Just three hours earlier, they had been contacted by a central London hospital concerned that a man in their care had gone missing.

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  • Assault With A Deadly Alligator: Man Arrested For Chucking Gator Through Drive-Thru Window

    A man has been charged with throwing a three-foot alligator through the window of a drive-thru Wendy’s. 

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  • Indian scientists study deadly 'meteorite'

    Indian scientists were Tuesday analysing a small blue rock that authorities say was a meteorite that fell from the sky and killed a bus driver. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.

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  • North Korea satellite in stable orbit - U.S. official

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A satellite launched by North Korea at the weekend has now stabilized in its orbit around the Earth in a step forward from a launch in 2012, a U.S. official and a second source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The satellite was initially tumbling in orbit but has now stabilized, making it more successful than a launch in 2012, which failed to achieve a stable orbit, said the first source, a U.S. official who did not want to be identified by name. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman with the U.S. Strategic Command, said the satellite had been in roughly the same orbit since its launch on Sunday.

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  • Oil down 8 percent on gloomy U.S., global demand outlooks

    By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices slid for a fourth straight session on Tuesday and teetered close to 12-1/2-year lows hit last month, after weak demand forecasts from the U.S. government and the western world's energy watchdog, while weak equities also pressured prices. "The longs got out, the shorts jumped back in and there was possibly a whole lot of hedging by producers today to sell oil at whatever low price they could," said Scott Shelton, broker and commodities specialist with ICAP in Durham, North Carolina. "It's very difficult for anyone to be positive on this market with the kind of data that's been coming out." Brent crude oil settled down $2.56, or 7.8 percent, at $30.32 a barrel.

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  • X-Men Actor Has Cancer Growth Removed From Nose

    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.

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  • Bacteria can see, say scientists, solving 300-year-old mystery

    Lowly bacteria can "see" in much the same way as humans, research has shown.

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  • Iraq's Ramadi retaken, but rebuilding it a huge task

    Iraq has completely retaken Ramadi from the Islamic State group, but now faces the enormous challenges of removing bombs, reestablishing basic services and rebuilding the shattered city, officials said Tuesday.

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  • Sainsbury's outpaced big rivals in January

    British supermarket Sainsbury's continued to outperform rivals in the early weeks of the year, industry data showed on Tuesday, providing reassurance for investors ahead of the takeover of Argos-owner Home Retail . Total sales at Sainsbury's rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in the 12 weeks to Jan. 31 and its market share edged up 0.1 percentage points to 16.8 percent, market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said on Tuesday . Sainsbury's said last week it had agreed a 1.3 billion pounds deal to take over Home Retail.

    • Reuters
  • EU reluctance sinking refugee relocation plan

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's flagship plan to stem Europe's migration crisis by redistributing refugees around the bloc risks crumbling as EU states balk at sharing the burden, diplomats, officials and experts have told AFP.

    • AFP
  • Star Wars Helps Disney To Record Results

    The "phenomenal success" of the release of the latest Star Wars movie and its merchandise helped Walt Disney post record quarterly profits. However, investors were unnerved by a drop in profits at its cable networks - which include sports channel ESPN, the Disney channels and ABC - sending shares more than 4% lower in after-hours trading. That took the shine off the boost Disney received from Star Wars: The Force Awakens – the first Star Wars blockbuster produced by Disney since it bought Lucasfilm from creator George Lucas in 2012 for $4bn (£2.8bn).

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  • Politics, princess's trial cast Spain's King Felipe in testing role

    By Sarah White MADRID (Reuters) - Sympathy for the Spanish monarchy is in short supply among the spectators heading into a theatre in Madrid's edgy Lavapies district, where an irreverent look at the former King Juan Carlos' fall from grace is playing to sell-out audiences. The play, called "El Rey" (the King), is billed as a fresh look at the monarchy's place over the past 40 years and questions whether Juan Carlos really had a useful role in shaping modern Spain. Felipe, 48, took over the throne in June 2014 after his father abdicated following a series of embarrassing episodes.

    • Reuters
  • Dubai to press ahead with world's largest mall as Gulf economy slows

    By David French DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai said on Tuesday it would press ahead with plans to build the world’s largest shopping mall despite an economic slowdown looming in the region, but would assess market demand before proceeding with the project’s later stages. Oil makes little direct contribution to Dubai’s economy, but its drop has dampened consumer and investor confidence in the Gulf’s financial and tourist hub as neighbouring governments slash subsidies and economists cut growth forecasts. The project is massive and complex and will have to be built in stages," said Ahmad bin Byat, vice-chairman and managing director of Dubai Holding, a company owned by the emirate’s ruler that is responsible for the project.

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  • Leukaemia Sufferer Finds Donor After Global Bid

    A student diagnosed with an aggressive form of blood cancer has found a stem cell donor despite a “needle in a haystack” search. Lara Casalotti, 24, from Hampstead in north London was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in December 2015. She was told during a trip to Thailand that her best hope of a cure was a stem cell transplant.

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  • Everton Move Closer To Takeover

    Everton appear to be edging nearer to a takeover after talks with American investors John Jay Moores and Charles Noell progressed. Moores, the former owner of Major League Baseball franchise the San Diego Padres, and his associate have been in negotiations since December. The pair have undergone a six-week due diligence period looking at the club's books and speaking to major shareholders chairman Bill Kenwright, Robert Earl and Jon Woods.

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  • Tokyo leads Asian equities rout as traders flee to safety

    Tokyo shares have tumble more than five percent, extending a global sell-off as a stronger yen dented exporters

    • AFP
  • Police want to thank 'legend' who tripped-up suspect running from police

    A quick-thinking bystander who brought a police chase crashing to a halt is being urged to come forward so officers can thank him.

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  • Coca-Cola to fully refranchise North America bottling operations by 2017

    (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co said it would refranchise all its North America bottling operations, including its 39 cold-fill production factories, three years earlier than expected, as the soda maker looks to cut costs. Coca-Cola will continue to own its hot-fill factories, which produce beverages including Powerade energy drinks and Minute Maid juices.

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  • What Is The Origin Of The Word ‘Posh’?

    When it comes to royalty, the upper classes and pupils at Eton, the word ‘posh’ immediately springs to mind. As already mentioned, this is certainly a meaning we still use to this day - but when exactly did it become a word synonymous with the ‘snooty’ upper classes? As language developed, ‘money’ may have soon started to mean ‘moneyed’ - in other words a wealthy person much like the upper classes who can quite easily be described as ‘smart, stylish and luxurious’.

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  • Designer Barred From Flight Because Of Turban

    An actor and fashion designer has been barred from an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York because he refused to remove his turban during a security check. Waris Ahluwalia, who founded House of Waris, posted a picture on his Instagram account holding up his boarding pass in protest at what he claims was racial profiling carried out by the airline. He wrote: "This morning in Mexico City I was told I could not board my @aeromexico flight to NYC because of my turban.

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  • Pilot Who Flew £33m Of Cocaine Into UK Jailed

    A pilot who smuggled cocaine worth £33.5m into the UK on his light aircraft has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Andrew Wright, who was nicknamed "Biggles", imported 268kg of the Class-A drug on eight trips over a three-month period in 2014. The 52-year-old was using an aerial photography business to cover up his drug trafficking.

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  • Age UK Suspends E.ON Energy Tariff Offer

    Age UK says it is suspending its controversial fixed-price energy deal with Big Six gas and electricity provider E.ON. The charity said the two-year fixed tariff would no longer be available for new and renewing customers. An investigation by The Sun found that Age UK was paid £41 for every person who signed up to the tariff - that cost people £245 more than if they were on the firm's cheapest deal.

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  • Croydon: Dramatic CCTV footage shows speeding car derail tram in town centre

    Four people have been left injured after a speeding car crashed into and derailed a tram in Croydon town centre in south London. Dramatic CCTV footage shows the silver car smash into the tram on Wellesey Road just after 11pm on Sunday 7 February. The car seemed to be attempting to beat the traffic lights and rush past the tram, but instead collided with the vehicle at high speed, and rammed it off the tracks.

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  • Amazing Photo Captures The Moment Giant Wave Battered UK Coast During Storm Imogen

    This is the terrifying moment a giant wave battered the UK coast during Storm Imogen. The picture was taken at Sennen, near Land’s End, on the coast of Cornwall and shows a huge mass of water crashing down on a cliff. Storm Imogen brought heavy rain and high winds to the UK this week, with waves off the Cornish coast measured at 63ft (19.1m).

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  • Lionel Messi Misses Barcelona Training with Kidney Stones

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi will undergo further tests on Tuesday to determine the extent of his kidney stone problem, according to the club.

    • Newsweek UK
  • Google Chief Now Highest-Paid Boss In America

    Google boss Sundar Pichai is now the highest-paid chief executive in America after being awarded $199m (£138m) of shares.

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  • Why the long face? Horses can read human expressions, scientists find

    Horses can read human facial expressions, according to British research.

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  • Unprovoked Shark Attacks Reach Record Levels

    Unprovoked shark attacks reached a record high last year, according to scientists. Experts at the Florida Museum of National History say there were 98 such attacks worldwide in 2015 including six fatalities. The US led the world with 59 attacks, including those in Florida, eight in each of the Carolinas and seven in Hawaii.

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  • Moscow bulldozes 100 'illegal' shops

    Moscow city authorities early Tuesday bulldozed some 100 buildings housing small shops and cafes which they said violated municipal law, putting thousands of people out of work.

    • AFP