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.
The Durham man shared his unfortunate (yet hilarious) story on Facebook, and it soon went viral…
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.
The 47-year-old singer began dating her former backing dancer in 2011.
By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this week. "They did feel compelled ultimately to fire three warning shots and the reason for that is... they had taken steps already to try and de-escalate this situation," spokesman Peter Cook told reporters. Tensions have increased in the Gulf in recent days despite an improvement in relations between Iran and the United States.
Paul shocks fans by dunking a jaffa cake into his tea
German investor confidence has slumped following Britain's decision to leave the European Union
Manchester United will feature in the group stages of the Europa League for the first time in the club's history this season and will learn their opponent's in Friday's (26 August) draw.
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 Stonewall co-founder shared the first gay kiss in British soap history.
The ITV drama about three couples is returning for a sixth series 13 years after it ended.
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.
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.’
Six suspected migrants have been discovered in a small dinghy in the English Channel.
The whole gang is getting ready to hit the dance floor.
Can there be a truce before the CBB final?
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.
The mild inconvenience of it all is too much to bare…
There’ll be no winners, losers or prizes; just amazing displays of everything from black-belt karate to singing and spelling.
The planet, called Proxima b, orbits Proxima Centauri - the closest star to our solar system - and is about 1.3 times bigger than Earth. Because Proxima Centauri radiates much less heat than the Sun, the planet occupies the "habitable zone" where temperatures are mild enough to allow liquid surface water. Proxima b is only four light years away from Earth and Professor Abraham Loeb, from Harvard University, has raised the possibility of humans one day colonising the planet.
Apple has announced the headline artists who will be playing at 2016’s Apple Music Festival, a ten-day event featuring “exhilarating nights of live music” in London that will run from 18-30 September 2016. Apple Music allows fans to get even closer to their favourite performers during the Apple Music Festival with exclusive playlists, artist news and backstage interviews, but if you’re unable to attend then Apple Music subscribers can also stream the performances and watch them on demand through the app. “Over the past decade, the Festival has brought the biggest and best artists from all over the world to London and into the homes of millions of music fans,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of International Content. “This year’s Apple Music Festival builds on that incredible legacy and we couldn’t be more excited to have another amazing lineup to celebrate our 10th birthday.” Click through our slideshow above for the Headline Festival’s 10th anniversary artist line-up and performance dates.
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.
By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal on Thursday asked Iraq to waive the diplomatic immunity of the twin sons of its ambassador after prosecutors sought their interrogation as formal suspects in the beating of a local youth who ended up in intensive care. The case, which risks escalating into a diplomatic row, caused an uproar in Portugal after the two 17-year-olds, who have acknowledged their part in the beating of 15-year-old Ruben Cavaco on Aug. 17, were swiftly released by police on the night of the incident. The foreign ministry said on Thursday that it had handed the request to the Iraqi embassy's charge d'affaires, and now awaited a response from the Iraqi authorities.
"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