• Kim Kardashian posts topless photo after narrowly avoiding serial prankster

    The reality TV star, 35, didn’t appear bothered by her run-in with Vitalii Sediuk as she shared the image on Twitter with the caption: “Parisian Vibes”.

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  • Oxford schoolgirl, 14, abducted with a 'hug' then raped

    The girl, dressed in her school uniform, was taken by two white men driving a silver car at around 8.25am on Wednesday morning. Detective Superintendent Chris Ward said it was not clear whether the teenager escaped her attackers or was let go. The girl, who is said to be "extremely distressed and upset", is being cared for by specialist police officers.

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  • Lockheed to fit combat systems into new Australian subs

    Lockheed Martin beat out US rival Raytheon to win the contract to fit out the Aus$50 billion French-designed submarines

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  • Maddy Hill was 'pleased' to leave EastEnders

    Maddy Hill has admitted she was “pleased” to leave EastEnders. The 26-year-old actress was last seen in Albert Square as Nancy Carter in April after deciding to leave the BBC One soap after two years - and the blonde star admits it was an “obvious choice” to quit the programme to progress her career. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, she said: “It was really difficult in terms of my relationships and friendships, but it was an obvious choice in terms of my career progression and the character.

    James Leyfield
  • Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoy a royal engagement at a garden party

    The two young royals appeared at the official event while on a tour of Canada.

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  • Rise in Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fuelled by violence and "juju" magic

    By Tom Esslemont CATANIA, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone the man who trafficked her - or risk lethal repercussions for family members back home. Before her journey through Niger to Libya, a spiritual priest practicing a form of black magic known in Nigeria as "juju" had forced her to swear an oath of obedience to her trafficker. The threat of a "curse" if she broke her oath and the possibility of violence by her traffickers at home in Benin City, a southern Nigerian hub for human trafficking, were enough to trap her into sex slavery.

  • Into the abyss: World's deepest underwater cave discovered in Czech Republic

    The world's deepest underwater cave has been discovered in the Czech Republic, reaching 1,325ft (404m) into the bowels of Earth. Polish diver Krzysztof Starnawski has been visiting the cave for the last two decades. In an exclusive interview with National Geographic – which partially funded the latest dive – he said the limestone formation that developed was unusual, indicating it could extend down to extreme depths.

    International Business Times
  • Matt Richardson shocks with Xtra Factor exit news

    Matt Richardson fronted the ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack in 2013, but he was swiftly replaced by radio DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford the following year. Responding to Jamie East’s question about whether anyone had ever been sacked or left a job by “mutual consent”, Matt candidly tweeted: “I found out The Xtra Factor sacked me when I read the paper that day. At the time, Matt and Caroline shared announcements on social media, thanking the team and fans for their support, but agreed that it was time to “pass the baton” on.

    Adele Ankers
  • Japan's new passenger plane completes US flight

    The Mitsubishi Regional Jet passes over Moses Lake on September 28, 2016 in the US state of Washington after flying from Anchorage, Alaska

  • Germany risks becoming 'world's greatest ATM' after Brexit - Liam Fox

    Germany risks becoming the world's biggest cash machine after Brexit because it may end up paying for a failing European Union that is in danger of imploding, Britain's trade minister said on Thursday. Liam Fox, a leading pro-Brexit campaigner during the referendum campaign, is one of several ministers in Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet who are expected to lead London's formal divorce talks from the European Union. Fox said that after Britain, the EU's second largest economy, leaves the bloc, Berlin will lose a key ally in enforcing "economic rigour" and could end up paying for other EU nations.

  • Liverpool owner John Henry admits fan protests have led club to reconsider Anfield expansion plans

    Liverpool owner John Henry has revealed that fan protests against ticket prices have led the club to reassess plans to redevelop Anfield. The American businessman's ownership vehicle, Fenway Sports Group, apologised to supporters earlier this year and performed a U-turn on proposed rises in ticket prices following a crowd walkout. Since then, the redevelopment of Anfield's impressive-looking Main Stand has been completed, extending the stadium's capacity to more than 54,000.

    International Business Times
  • Toyota drops diesel from new model, signals likely phase-out

    By Laurence Frost PARIS (Reuters) - Toyota has decided to drop diesel engines from its new C-HR compact in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions scandal and will probably do the same for future model renewals, the carmaker's second-ranking global executive said on Thursday. The Japanese automaker decided "within the last six to 12 months" not to offer a diesel version of the car, unveiled at the Paris auto show, because demand for the powertrain technology is falling sharply, Executive Vice President Didier Leroy told Reuters in an interview. If faced with a renewal decision today for other models up to and including the larger Auris compact, a Toyota staple, "we would probably do the same thing", Leroy added.

  • Bosnian Muslim politician wages veiled fight against prejudice

    By Daria Sito-Sucic ZENICA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Politicians across Europe are calling for a ban on the Islamic veil but Bosnian Muslim Indira Sinanovic is defying the trend as well as widespread prejudice in her own country, becoming the first fully-veiled woman here to run for public office. Sinanovic, 37, wears the niqab - a garment that covers the hair and all the face apart from the eyes - and her aim if elected to the council in her central Bosnian hometown of Zavidovici is to battle prejudice and social exclusion. Bosnia has no laws against the public wearing of the niqab and the burqa, clothes that have come to be associated with a fundamentalist reading of Islam, but a ban on court officials wearing headscarves has made Sinanovic and other activists wary.

  • Help to Buy housing scheme to close this year

    Help to Buy has become the latest flagship policy of David Cameron and George Osborne to be dumped by Theresa May's Government. The new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced the scheme will be closed at the end of the year, though he insisted it was always due to finish then. It is the latest in a series of major policy U-turns since Mr Cameron left Downing Street in July and Mrs May sacked Mr Osborne as Chancellor in her first act as Prime Minister.

    Sky News
  • Angelina Jolie was "Terrified" of Brad Pitt

    As the divorce between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continues, new information about Brad’s behavior as a parent has emerged. Angelina was reportedly terrified for her children.

  • Manchester United 1-0 Zorya Luhansk: Europa League as it happened

    Full-time: Manchester United 1-0 Zorya LuhanskHosts kickstart their Europa League campaign with a drab victory in front of a reduced crowd at Old TraffordUnited were hugely underwhelming in the first half, but broke the deadlock 20 minutes from time when substitute Wayne Rooney's miscued volley allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to beat Oleksiy Shevchenko with a close-range headerMarcus Rashford rattled the crossbar with a ferocious half-volley before the breakJose Mourinho's side lie third in Group A after Fenerbahce edged past Feyenoord in IstanbulSouthampton were held to goalless draw by Israeli ...

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  • U.S. 9/11 law exasperates Saudis, government silent

    By Katie Paul and Hadeel Al Sayegh RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - A U.S. law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks met a stony silence from Riyadh on Thursday but some Saudis bristled, saying the kingdom should curb business and security ties in response. The Senate and House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve legislation that will allow the families of those killed in the 2001 attacks on the United States to seek damages from the Saudi government. Riyadh has always dismissed suspicions that it backed the attackers, who killed nearly 3,000 people under the banner of Islamist militant group al Qaeda.

  • Coronation Street fans are devastated over the news Ozzy the dog has to be put down

    Another day, another soap opera death that we just cannot get over.

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  • Nissan sets 'hard Brexit' compensation condition for new UK investment

    By Laurence Frost and Costas Pitas PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Nissan wants Britain to pledge compensation for any tax barriers resulting from its decision to leave the European Union, or the Japanese automaker could scrap a potential new investment in the country's biggest car plant, its CEO said on Thursday. Carlos Ghosn's remarks indicate growing concern among global carmakers that Britain could be heading towards a so-called 'hard Brexit', which would leave them paying tariffs to export UK-assembled cars to EU markets. Nissan , which builds around a third of Britain's total car output at its plant in Sunderland, northeast England, is due to decide early next year on where to build its next Qashqai sport utility vehicle.

  • Video shows US police shoot dead autistic boy Jeremy Mardis

    Body camera footage has shown the moment police officers opened fire on a car, killing a six-year-old autistic boy. Jeremy Mardis was hit by five bullets in the head and chest, while his father, Christopher Few, was also critically injured. Officials said officers had attempted to pull over Mr Few, but he fled before attempting to reverse his car into a police vehicle.

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  • Experts warn some painkillers ‘increase the risk of heart failure’

    Common painkillers used by millions of people in the UK can increase the risk of developing heart failure, according to medical experts. A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - like ibuprofen - could increase the risk of being admitted to hospital with a heart problem. Previous studies have linked the drugs to abnormal heart rhythm - which can cause heart failure, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke if taken regularly.

    Andy Wells
  • Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato & More SLAMMED the Disney Channel

    The Disney Channel is a staple for many young children all over the world - and has produced some of Hollywood’s most successful stars - but Disney doesn’t exactly get a good rap from those stars. In fact most of them have nothing nice to say about their time in the Disney spotlight. Selena Gomez and the Jonas brothers are some celebs that have slammed Disney.



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