• Shining a laser at the new £5 notes reveals something pretty nifty

    There’s a science lesson to be learned here…

    SNAPPA Science
  • US newspapers break with tradition to condemn 'dangerous demagogue' Donald Trump

    USA Today has become the latest newspaper to break with tradition by telling readers that Donald Trump is unfit to be President. Throughout its history, America's only national daily paper has remained neutral, endorsing or criticising individual policies without ever recommending a candidate.

    Sky News
  • Strictly Come Dancing: Judge Rinder Lifts The Lid On The ‘Strictly Curse’

    The so-called ‘Strictly Curse’ has been around for years – but now top legal expert and Strictly contestant Judge Robert Rinder has given his two-penneth on what he believes lies behind it. Speaking to The Sun, he claims emotional bond is the main catalyst for off-screen passions.

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  • Are India and Pakistan going to war?

    India says it has struck militants across the Kashmir frontier.

    SNAPPA News
  • Brexit earthquake has failed to materialise

    Remainers warned that traditional allies would spurn us, forcing the UK to "the back of the queue" as global markets shuddered. Business leaders, Brussels negotiators and European premiers continue their clamour for clarity.

    Sky News
  • Zayn Malik Dissed Niall Horan After New Single Drops

    Niall Horan made One Direction fans VERY happy yesterday with the release of his first solo single since the band took a hiatus. Even his bandmates were happy, well, all except one. Yea, that’s right. There’s still a bit of bad blood between brothers it seems. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson all reached out to Niall to celebrate his new single. Former One Direction member Zayn Malik gave the cold shoulder.

    HollyScoop
  • Vicky Pattison Mourns Her Tour Manager Rob Charlie Cook After He Passes Away

    Sad news this weekend for Vicky Pattison, who last night took to Instagram to pay tribute to her tour manager, Rob Charlie Cook. Rob passed away yesterday and was well-known to Vicky and a whole host of other celebrities. Vicky posted a picture of herself and Rob and wrote and emotional tribute to her friend – calling him ‘one of the kindest men I have ever known’.

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  • Robin Williams was 'drowning in his symptoms' before his death

    Susan Schneider has written an essay entitled The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain.

    SNAPPA Celebrity
  • EastEnders Fans In Uproar Following Dot Cotton’s SACKING From Launderette

    EastEnders fans up and down the country were in bits last night, as it was revealed that legendary character Dot Cotton was to be sacked from her job at the launderette. The storyline has seen the owner of the shop, Mr Papadopolous Jnr, bring in an external agency to run things, and upgrade it to offer dry cleaning services, which Dot  doesn’t know how to do. Viewers watched on Thursday as Dot was interviewed by a hapless but well-meaning official from the HR department – but had to break the news to her on Friday that she’d been unsuccessful – despite her ability to get a raspberry stain out of a pair of slacks.

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  • Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Reach Temporary Custody Agreement

    The sticky situation that is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s custody battle seemed to improve slightly this weekend, as it emerged that the couple had reached a temporary custody agreement. According to those in the know at TMZ, Angelina will have temporary physical custody of all six children for the next three weeks, before the Los Angeles County Department Of Children And Family Services review the case again. The agreement also stipulates that Brad will be allowed an initial visit to the home, monitored by a therapist, before being assessed to see if they should remain present for future visits.

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  • China paper says U.S., South Korea will 'pay the price' for planned missile system

    The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month. In July, South Korea agreed with the United States to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to protect against any North Korean threats.

    Reuters
  • Police investigating rape of Oxford schoolgirl renew public appeal

    Police investigating the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford say they are following a number of "significant" lines of enquiry. Detective Superintendent Chris Ward said Thames Valley Police's major crime unit had received a "substantial" amount of calls since Thursday. The girl, dressed in her school uniform, was grabbed "in a bearhug" by two white men driving a silver car at around 8.25am on Wednesday morning.

    Sky News
  • Pete Wicks And Megan McKenna To Split? Couple At War Following Sexting Scandal

    Pete Wicks has been sent home from filming TOWIE in Marbella, after allegations of cheating were published this weekend. According to The Sun, Pete had been text model Jacqui Ryland whilst he was enjoying the romantic break with his girlfriend Megan McKenna. A source told the paper: “Pete was due to stay on until the end of filming in Marbella as he is one of the main cast.

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  • Thirteen injured as car ploughs into pedestrians in Kent

    Thirteen people have been injured - four of them seriously - after a car ploughed into a group of pedestrians in Kent. The accident happened in front of police officers, who had been called to the scene to deal with speeding drivers in Rochester. South East Coast Ambulance Service said those most badly hurt had been taken to King's College Hospital in London.

    Sky News
  • Victim of botched lip filler op warns of dangers

    There's been a worrying rise in the number of botched lip jobs as rogue practitioners cash in on the latest celebrity craze. Big names like Kardashian's star Kylie Jenner have openly admitted to having lip fillers. Maisie Busby wanted Jenner's lips and paid for the lip filler treatment - but the procedure went horribly wrong, leaving her with lumps in her lips.

    Sky News
  • Santi Cazorla unsure over Arsenal future amid Atletico Madrid rumours

    Santi Cazorla's future at the Emirates Stadium lies in the balance, with Arsenal yet to offer him a contract extension. The Spaniard says he is happy in North London, but refused to rule out a summer return to La Liga amid praise of Atletico Madrid. The 31-year-old playmaker has been a crucial player for Arsene Wenger since his arrival from Malaga in 2012, making 177 appearances for the club despite missing a big part of last season due to injury.

    International Business Times
  • WW2 bomb blown up off Portsmouth is damp squib

    A World War Two bomb dragged out of Portsmouth Harbour to be blasted apart by the navy has turned out to be a damp squib. The whole of Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure complex and the seafront near the device was evacuated in the expectation of a massive explosion that would send a huge plume of seawater into the air. The Royal Navy blew up the 1,100lb (500kg) bomb at 7am this morning - but not a ripple was detected on the water's surface.

    Sky News
  • Ben Needham police resolve dispute over dig site on Greek island of Kos

    Police searching for clues surrounding missing toddler Ben Needham say they have managed to resolve a dispute with a local landowner, which briefly halted a dig for evidence. Officers from South Yorkshire and their Greek colleagues were forced to suspend excavation work near an old farmhouse on the holiday island of Kos, after the landowner aired concerns. Ben Needham was last seen playing outside the farmhouse shortly before he vanished on 24 July, 1991.

    Sky News
  • Emmerdale Fans Braced For More Shock Deaths As Soap Releases New Trailer

    With viewers still reeling from the shock drug overdose of Emmerdale’s Holly Burton, it seems like fans of the Yorkshire soap are going to have to brace themselves for even more drama. Emmerdale stars have been full of praise for Sophie Powles and Natalie J. Robb after this week’s emotional episode in which Holly Barton died of a heroin overdose. Adam Thomas - who plays Holly’s on-screen brother Adam Barton - admitted he was “proud” to work with his on-screen mother Natalie, who plays Moira, after she put in a sensational performance on Thursday night.

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  • Greek central banker says banking system protected from any Deutsche Bank impact

    ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek and international banking systems were "safe" and tools were in place to protect them from any impact from the crisis engulfing Deutsche Bank , Greek central bank chief Yannis Stournaras said on Friday. Deutsche, which employs around 100,000 people, has been in turmoil after being handed a demand for up to $14 billion earlier in September from the U.S. authorities for misselling mortgage-backed securities. "I am not worried. We have tools in our hands to protect ourselves from any unfavourable developments," Stournaras told reporters, responding to a question. ...

    Reuters
  • Nicole Kidman is in Disbelief She Married Tom Cruise

    Nicole Kidman is opening up about her marriage to Tom Cruise. The actress admits she’s in disbelief she married Tom, especially so young. Nicole Kidman is the smart, strong, sexy woman on the cover of Red Magaine’s November issue.

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  • Renault promises total cooperation in emissions probe

    An employee works at the production line of the new models Renault Megane and Renault Kadjar at the Villamuriel Renault factory, near Palencia in northern Spain

    AFP
  • Spain's Abengoa posts 3.7-bn-euro first half loss

    Spanish multinational corporation Abengoa has sought to reduce its size by 30 percent in 2016 to avoid bankruptcy

    AFP
  • Nigeria takes on oil majors over 'illegal exports'

    Chevron and Total are among up to 15 oil majors reportedly targeted by the Nigerian government, which claims the practice lost it $17 billion in revenue between 2011 and 2014

    AFP
  • Rosetta's last image before suicide mission

    The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic £1.2bn mission by smashing into the comet it has been chasing for 12 years.

    Sky News

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