• Are You Being Served? remake panned by viewers

    The show starred Sherrie Hewson as Mrs Slocombe and John Challis as Captain Peacock.

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  • South Korean president orders full combat readiness over North Korea threats

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye has ordered the military to be in full combat readiness against emerging threats from North Korea. Park's warning has come amid instability in the Korean peninsula, which has been witnessing a series of aggressive acts in recent months. Tensions further rose in the region after Pyongyang blasted off a ballistic missile from a submarine on 24 August.

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  • Poor Britney's MTV VMAs performance just couldn't live up to Beyonce

    You wait nine years and then someone schedules your comeback for straight after Queen Bey.

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  • Germany charges teenage girl who stabbed policeman with supporting Islamic State

    A 16-year-old girl who stabbed a policeman at a train station in Hanover, Germany, was acting under orders from Islamic State, federal prosecutors said. The Hanover stabbing preceded attacks against civilians in Germany in late July, including two claimed by Islamic State in which only the assailants died. After being returned to Germany, Safia S. contacted IS members through an online messenger platform and asked them to help her plan an attack, prosecutors said.

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  • Four stabbings reported on the first day of Notting Hill Carnival

    Despite a heavy police presence, there have still been multiple incidents on children’s day.

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  • Blast at Belgium's criminal institute 'probably not terrorism'

    An explosion outside Belgium's criminal institute was probably not caused by a bomb, the Brussels prosecutor's office has said. Belgium has been on high alert since co-ordinated suicide bomb attacks on Brussels' airport and subway killed 32 people on March 22.

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  • Shipwrecked couple stranded on remote island rescued after searchers spot 'SOS' in sand

    A US Navy aircraft crew spotted the pair on the beach on the Micronesia island.

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  • Charlie Sheen strikes deal with ex-wives to reduce child support payments amid money troubles

    Former Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen may have once lived the life of Riley on and off screen, but it appears times have changed for the notorious party figure, who reportedly needs to slash child support payments to his ex-wives. The Daily Mail reports that the 50-year-old actor has reached an agreement with Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards to reduce instalments from $55,000 (£41,000) to $25,000 (£31,000) for each of the four children involved. Sheen and Richards, 45, have two daughters together, 11 year-old Lola Rose and Sam, aged 12.

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  • Victoria takes Sunday night audience crown with six million viewers

    Could the drama become as big a hit as Downton Abbey?

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  • A senior Tory MP has waded into the French burkinis row

    Desmond Swayne’s response to the controversy is somewhat unorthodox.

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  • Explosion outside the Brussels Institute of Criminology

    A spokeswoman has said the incident “probably wasn’t terrorism”.

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  • Man Arrested Over Surrey Child Abduction Claim

    A man who claimed to have seen a young boy being abducted has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. A Surrey Police spokesman said: "Officers had no reason to disbelieve the account of the witness and had to act quickly in order to prevent what was suspected to be a risk to the life of a child.

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  • Eat a Mediterranean diet and you'll be 'a third less likely to die early' from heart disease compared to red meat eaters

    A major study has found that a healthy diet is better for treating heart disease than drugs like statins.

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  • Iran deploys Russian-made S-300 missiles at its Fordow nuclear site - TV

    Iran has deployed the Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system around its Fordow underground uranium enrichment facility, Iranian state media reported on Monday. Iranian state TV on Sunday aired footage of deployment of the recently delivered missile system to the nuclear site in the central Iran. "Our main priority is to protect Iran's nuclear facilities under any circumstances," Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' (IRGC) air defence force told state TV.

    Reuters
  • Qatar to levy airport tax on passengers

    Qatar's government will levy a new airport tax on passengers from Tuesday as the country seeks new revenue streams amid falling oil prices. Every passenger leaving Qatar from Doha's Hamad International Airport, including transit passengers, will be charged 35 riyals (7.10 pounds) for using airport facilities, according to a statement by the airport.

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  • Germany, Poland and France revive Weimar group to bolster EU confidence

    By Andrea Shalal WEIMAR, Germany (Reuters) - Germany, Poland and France vowed on Sunday to reinvigorate the "Weimar Triangle" group first formed 25 years ago after the end of the Cold War to help deal with the many challenges now facing Europe, including Britain's vote to leave the European Union. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the leaders of the three countries would meet before the end of the year, and his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, said France would host the summit in November.

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  • Raheem Sterling brace preserves perfect Pep Guardiola start as West Brom held to bore draw

    Manchester City's quick development under Pep Guardiola continued with an initially impressive but ultimately nervy 3-1 victory over West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon (28 August). The hosts, who opened a new era with wins over Sunderland and Stoke City that were sandwiched in between a six-goal aggregate thrashing of Steaua Bucharest in the play-off round of the Champions League, dominated the first half with incisive passing and devastating movement. It took City just seven minutes to take the lead through Raheem Sterling.

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  • Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

    Visitors look at a full-size model of an aircraft jet engine made by China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), at the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, in 2013

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  • Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term - poll

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic popularity has declined, a poll showed on Sunday, with 50 percent of Germans against her serving a fourth term in office after a federal election next year. This has raised opposition to Merkel's open-door migrant policy, which allowed hundreds of thousands from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere into Germany last year. The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Frank-Juergen Weise, told the newspaper that he expects a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year.

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  • M20 Reopens After Bridge Collapse Causes Chaos

    The M20 motorway has reopened after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto the carriageway on one of the year's busiest travel days. Kent Police and Highways England said that a section of the bridge, weighing 170 tonnes, was brought down by a digger being transported on the back of a lorry.

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  • More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

    By Iona Serrapica and Miran Jelenek AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. Residents of the hill town estimated that up to 10 people were still missing and emergency services said they had located three corpses in Amatrice's Hotel Roma, which, like much of the historic centre, was wrecked by Wednesday's quake. "It is absolutely vital to finish as soon as possible this initial (search) phase to make sure that there are no more bodies under the rubble," he said.

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  • BHS has closed its doors and people are frankly devastated

    Today heralds the end of an era for the department store.

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  • Sir Phillip Green may write £300m cheque to avoid lawsuit over BHS pensions

    As the remaining British Home Stores (BHS) branches closed their doors for the last time, it has been reported that the retailer's former owner, Sir Phillip Green, may pay out £300m to plug the company's pension fund in order to stave off the threat of legal action. Green remains under fire over claims he mismanaged the chain and failed to protect its pension scheme. Green, who has been criticised for how he and his family benefited from £400m of dividends paid out by BHS during his tenure, could face legal action over the pension scheme which has a £700m hole.

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