US technology giant Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) has been ordered to pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) after a European probe. Apple faces the record bill after the European Commission (EC) ruled that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid. Ireland's finance minister Michael Noonan said he disagreed "profoundly" with the decision and would seek Cabinet approval for an appeal.
Presenter Alex Jones said starting a family can’t be rushed.
A banker sent a final text to his girlfriend to tell her he loved her just two house before a stranger’s punch killed him. Oliver Dearlove was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning in Blackheath, south east London, while out with friends. Oliver, who lived with his girlfriend of four years, Claire Wheatley, had sent her a text just two hours before the fatal attack to tell her he loved her.
Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon back in 1980, has reportedly been denied parole for the ninth time. Now aged 61, Chapman was given a sentence of 20 years to life after shooting The Beatles star in Manhattan 36 years ago, however, officials do not think that he is ready to be released.
When you’re young it can be agonising waiting for your mum to cook dinner - even if you’re a bear.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reportedly suggested that a football quarterback of dual heritage - who sat out the US national anthem as part of a Black Lives Matter protest - should "find another country" on Monday (29 August). San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the traditional singing of the national anthem last week during a preseason game against Wisconsin's Green Bay Packers. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour," Kaepernick explained after the game.
A "homeless" man who shared the stage with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards is auctioning the gong he accepted for the singer.
Japanese carrier ANA Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it could take as long as three years to replace faulty turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce engines powering its Boeing 787s. ANA said last week that under certain flight conditions some of its 50 Dreamliners have been affected by vibrations caused by cracked turbine blades in the rear sections of the engines, forcing three flights since February to return to airports in Japan. Rolls-Royce was not immediately available for comment.
The filming for Star Wars 8, the untitled sequel to The Force Awakens (known to fans as Space Bear), has been completed but an alleged script leak claim has ruined fans' excitement over Episode VIII of the space-action thriller. An unverified YouTube video claims to have obtained a portion of the script that reveals details about Luke Skywalker and his father Anakin's origin. The YouTube user – Star Wars Theory – has narrated a scene featuring the former Jedi Master, which allegedly belongs to the upcoming movie.
This is the utterly adorable moment a panda cub performs a series of forward rolls and somersaults to get around his enclosure.
French junior minister for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl says Paris will ask the European Commission to end talks on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gene Wilder, whose wild curls and startling blue eyes brought a frantic air to roles in the movies "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," died on Monday at the age of 83, his family said. Wilder, whose best work included collaborations with director-writer Mel Brooks and actor-comedian Richard Pryor, died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications of Alzheimer's disease, the family said in a statement. Wilder's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said the actor had chosen to keep his illness secret so that children who knew him as Willy Wonka would not equate the whimsical character with an adult disease.
Twins Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who were born joined at the abdomen and shared part of an intestine, are ready to start a new journey of their lives in September. The sisters are all set to go to school four years after separation surgery. When they were born in 2012 at University College hospital in London their parents Angela and Daniel Formosa were told the conjoined girls had only a slim chance of survival.
Drake spills his heart out about RiRi at the MTV VMAs
Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear confirmed his relationship status during an appearance on Loose Women on Tuesday. In the course of his stint on CBB, the Ex On The Beach star, 26, simultaneously dumped his former flame Lillie Lexie Gregg and hooked up with Chloe Khan, 25 – in the pool, the bedroom and the toilet (to be precise). Appearing on the ITV daytime show earlier today, Bear announced that he is single amid some banter with panellist Katie Price before opening up about his blossoming romance with Chloe.
COPENHAGEN/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Denmark and Sweden will toughen up asylum rules further as the two countries look to prevent a repeat of last year's record numbers and calm public fears about the financial burden on traditionally generous welfare states. Around 250,000 people sought asylum in the Nordic region last year, most of them in Sweden, straining tolerance and pressuring government budgets. Tougher rules, along with efforts by the European Union to make its external borders less porous, have slashed asylum applications this year.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed his club will receive as much as €28m (£23.9m, $31.2m) for Anthony Martial's move to Manchester United last summer. Lyon are entitled to a cut of the fee in accordance with the agreement they struck when Martial left Parc Olympique Lyonnais to join Monaco in 2013.
A second British backpacker died on Tuesday a week after he was stabbed trying to protect a fellow traveller during an attack at a hostel in northern Australia, police said. A 21-year-old woman, Mia Ayliffe-Chung, was killed last Tuesday when she was attacked by a 29-year-old Frenchman who shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as he stabbed her at the hostel in Townsville in the state of Queensland. Thomas Jackson, 30, was stabbed in the face, head and body while trying to protect Ayliffe-Chung.
(Reuters) - A truck transporting Takata Corp air bag propellant material at the centre of a global recall crashed and exploded in Texas last week, killing one woman and injuring four other people, the auto parts supplier said on Monday. Takata said the truck, operated by a subcontractor, was travelling from a Takata plant in Moses Lake, Washington, to a Takata warehouse in Eagle Pass, Texas, early on Aug. 22 when an accident occurred. The driver of the tractor-trailer "failed to negotiate" a curve on a highway and crashed near a house, according to a preliminary statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
By Marta Nogueira and Stephen Eisenhammer BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The deadly collapse of a tailings dam last November at the Samarco mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton, was caused by drainage and design flaws, a report into Brazil's worst-ever environmental disaster showed on Monday. Norbert Morgenstern, a geotechnical engineering professor who headed the investigation, repeatedly told reporters he could not answer their questions when quizzed on whether there was negligence or malpractice on the part of the companies involved. A separate police investigation has accused Samarco of wilful misconduct, saying the company ignored clear signs the dam was at risk of collapsing.
Japanese firm Takata has been hammered by a defect in its airbag inflators linked to at least 15 deaths and scores of injuries globally
By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic opened the defence of his U.S. Open title with a 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Monday, but the laboured performance gave rise to fresh concerns about the world number one's fitness. After a sizzling start to the season that brought grand slam wins No.11 and 12 at the Australian and French Opens, Djokovic's form has plummeted, with a third-round loss to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon followed by a first-round exit at the Rio Olympics. The Serb might have been in trouble on another day at Flushing Meadows but Janowicz, ranked 246 places below Djokovic, has advanced from the first round just once in four previous U.S. Open visits and looked unlikely to do it again on Monday.
Former Spice Girl Melanie C has revealed why she has turned down a lucrative offer to reunite with her bandmates. Geri Horner (Ginger Spice), Mel B (Scary Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) are said to be pressing ahead with plans for a reunion tour - including a possible gig in London's Hyde Park.
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Global accountant Deloitte has called on Britain's government not to clamp down on skilled migrants following Brexit, saying it could backfire on the economy. Britain's vote in June on to leave the European Union means many banks and other financial firms will need advice from firms like Deloitte on whether to relocate business to the continent. David Sproul, Deloitte UK's senior partner and chief executive, said Brexit also brings new challenges.
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By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) violence can only be tackled if Muslims stand up for their views of what real Islam is, according to a rare female voice within the British Muslim community. Human rights campaigner Sara Khan argues in a new book that combatting IS needs the development of religious counter-arguments to violent extremism, and she calls for an "amplification" of faith teaching which deconstructs Islamist ideology to help stop Islamists recruiting young Britons. "Confronting any type of extremism lies in championing genuine human rights and embracing democracy, none of which are antithetical to Islam’s teachings," Khan argues in "The Battle for British Islam", presented at the Edinburgh book festival.