• 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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  • Sam Allardyce 'hurt and disappointed' to lose England job

    Sam Allardyce has spoken to reporters for the first time since a newspaper sting cost him the England job - and claimed "entrapment has won on this occasion". The 'businessmen' turned out to be undercover reporters carrying out a Daily Telegraph investigation. Allardyce had overseen only one game after taking over from Roy Hodgson this summer and his tenure lasted just 67 days.

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  • Britain sets out reasons to bypass parliament over EU divorce papers

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The British government's legal reasons for stating that Prime Minister Theresa May has the power to begin divorce proceedings from the European Union without parliament's authority were made public for the first time on Wednesday. In its submission, the government said this argument was unfounded.

  • Footage shows brutal assault on Romford youth: Police arrest two teenagers

    Police investigating an assault on a youth in Raphael Park, Romford, on July 21 have arrested two teenagers. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment at the time of the incident and subsequently discharged. On Sunday, September 25, a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault. On Monday, September 26, a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault. Both have been bailed to attend an east London police station on a date in late November.

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  • The 10 most dangerous places to live in England and Wales

    We don’t always feel safe walking around alone but some places in Britain are a lot more dangerous than others. In fact, Home Office figures - taken between September 2014 to September 2015 - show the number of cases of homicide, attempted murder and conspiracy to murder across the country. Here are the 10 most dangerous places across England and Wales…

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  • 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

  • Paul Hollywood mocked after warning that 'every single male baker' was in trouble

    The judge, who last week announced he was following Bake Off to Channel 4, was mocked for the remark.

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  • Matalan workers found dead in Cardiff named as Zoe Morgan and Lee Simmons

    A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two shop workers were found dead in the centre of Cardiff. The bodies of 33-year-old Lee Simmons and a 21-year-old Zoe Morgan were discovered near the Cardiff Castle end of Queen Street shortly before 6am. Matalan has confirmed they both worked at its Queen Street store.

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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 loved ones 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.

  • Chelsea manager Antonio Conte urges Roman Abramovich to fund squad overhaul

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has reportedly told the club's owner Roman Abramovich that his playing squad needs a dramatic overhaul. The Italian has warned the Russian billionaire that the squad which won the Premier League in 2014-15 are not capable of recapturing their title-winning form. During their meeting, Conte and Abramovich discussed plans to revamp the Chelsea playing squad, which coasted to the Premier League crown less than two years ago.

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  • Oxford schoolgirl pulled in car on busy street before sex attack

    The girl, dressed in her school uniform, was taken by two white men driving a silver car at around 8.25am on Wednesday morning from the area around Marston Ferry Road and Banbury Road in Summertown. The girl is now being cared for by specialist police officers and Thames Valley Police (TVP) have urged parents to make sure their children walk to school in groups. Detective Chief Inspector Simon Steel of TVP major crime unit, said: "We are in the early stages of this investigation and we are carrying out extensive enquiries.

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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.

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  • 'I won't be silent': Read Serena Williams' heartfelt comments on police shootings

    “As Dr Martin Luther King said: ‘There comes a time when silence is betrayal.’”

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  • Novak Djokovic elbow injury boosts Andy Murray pursuit of world number one spot

    Andy Murray's attempts to become the first ever British world number one has been given a timely boost after Novak Djokovic withdrew from the China Open due to an elbow injury. "I am extremely disappointed not to be able to compete at the China Open this year," Djokovic told his official website. "I'm still recovering from my elbow injury and have been advised not to play until my condition improves.

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  • Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi Sept. 11 bill becomes law

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77 against the veto, hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1, meaning the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" will become law. The vote was a blow to Obama as well as to Saudi Arabia, one of the United States' longest-standing allies in the Arab world, and some lawmakers who supported the override already plan to revisit the issue.

  • Nicole Scherzinger's X Factor contestants gush about her ahead of judges' houses

    This weekend the contestants will compete for a spot in the live shows, but how are things going in Nicole’s camp?

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  • MTN denies illegal transfer of $14 billion from Nigeria

    By Camillus Eboh ABUJA (Reuters) - South Africa's MTN on Wednesday denied allegations it illegally repatriated $13.92 billion (£10.72 billion) from Nigeria, the latest setback for the telecoms firm in its biggest but increasingly problematic market. The upper house of Nigeria's parliament agreed on Tuesday to investigate whether Africa's biggest telecoms company illegally transferred the money out of the West African country between 2006 and 2016. "The allegations made against MTN are completely unfounded and without any merit," MTN Nigeria Chief Executive Ferdi Moolman said in a statement.

  • Junior doctors lose court battle with Jeremy Hunt over contracts

    Junior doctors have lost a High Court fight with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over a staffing contract. Junior doctors had complained that Mr Hunt wrongly imposed the contract on NHS employers. Justice for Health, a group founded by five doctors, said Mr Hunt acted beyond the scope of his powers by compelling NHS employers to adopt the new deal.

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  • AB InBev cheers SABMiller takeover in 'Megabrew' deal

    AB InBev, which produces Budweiser, is the world's top brewer

  • Hammond confirms end to support for high loan-to-value mortgages

    British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday he planned to close a government-backed mortgage guarantee scheme, part of its Help to Buy housing programme, at the end of 2016 as previously scheduled. Hammond, in a letter to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney which was published on the government's website, said the high loan-to-value mortgage market had become less reliant on the scheme while the government remained committed to the overall Help to Buy programme and other supports for the housing market. The government of former prime minister David Cameron launched the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme in late 2013 to help home-buyers who could afford mortgage repayments but lacked a large deposit.

  • Lightning storms knock out power to entire Australian state

    By James Regan and Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Severe storms and thousands of lightning strikes knocked out power to the entire state of South Australia on Wednesday, authorities said, leading to port closures and commuter chaos. South Australia is the country's fifth most populous state, with 1.7 million people and Adelaide as its capital, and is a major wine producer and traditional manufacturing hub. The Bureau of Meteorology said a vigorous cold front was moving across the state with an intense low pressure system due on Thursday.

  • Pharma chief who raised price of malaria medication raffles chance to punch him in the face

    Shkreli came under fire last year for raising the price of a life-saving malaria drug by 5,000%.

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  • MH17 shot down by missile 'brought from Russia' into Ukraine's rebel territory

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was definitely shot down from the ground - by a Buk missile moved into Ukraine from Russia, an international investigation has concluded. "Our investigation has shown that the location from where the BUK was fired was in the hands of the Russian separatists," Mr Paulissen said.

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