Days before Britain's referendum on whether to leave the European Union, former Prime Minister David Cameron made an appeal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for limits on the free movement of people, the BBC reported on Saturday. Britons voted on June 23 to exit the EU, with the issue of immigration and control of the free movement of people from the bloc a key campaigning issue for the "Leave" camp. As polls indicated immigration concerns were swaying the public towards supporting Brexit, the BBC said Cameron, who quit after the EU result, telephoned Merkel to ask if she was willing to issue a statement with other EU leaders agreeing to make concessions on free movement if Britain voted to stay.
Laura Carter became the eighth housemate to get evicted from the Big Brother house last night. After announcing that Andy and Jackson were safe, host Emma Willis confirmed that Laura was the housemate with the fewest votes – before promptly giving her the boot.
Yes, the former Top Gear presenter – who sensationally quit the show earlier this year – was caught in the middle of an awkward situation on the M4 motorway yesterday, as he was seen spending a penny by literally hundreds of passing motorists.
The superfan had flown all the way to Canada from Nigeria to watch Adele sing – but got plenty more than he bargained for.
If this new picture is anything to go by, it looks like Coronation Street is going to be having one of its more interesting and dramatic summers yet. The photo hints at three pivotal upcoming storylines with seven of Weatherfield's most loved characters, from surprise pregnancies to trying to get revenge. Taking centre stage, David, played by Jack P. Shepherd, sits holding a wilted rose surrounded by petals, hinting at the reaction to the shocking death of his wife, Kylie.
The real reason is that there are heightened security checks at the port in the wake of recent terror attacks.
The teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers like Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.
This poor bear had been seen wandering around for a full week with a jar stuck on its head. Sadly, every time animal control arrived to help him he had already left the area. Enter Jim Hawkins! Jim owns a bed and breakfast in Colorado and couldn’t sit back and watch the bear suffer. He managed to lasso the bear just before they had a quick tussle in the grass. The bear then climbed a nearby tree and was soon aided by animal control. Credit: Youngblood Hawkins
According to Lockheed Martin, every F-35 pilot wears the Generation III helmet for each training exercise and operational mission. Pilots can also read their airspeed, altitude, targeting information, and threat warnings on the helmet's visor, giving them "unprecedented situational awareness," according to Lockheed Martin. What's more, the helmet also gives pilots night vision via an integrated camera.
The pilot who flew missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is believed to have gone off route and crashed in the Indian Ocean, conducted a simulation of a similar path just weeks prior, New York magazine reported.
When members of the "Game of Thrones" cast arrived to Comic-Con Friday, fans may have had to do a quick double take at one of the actors.
China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft after seven years of work, which it plans to use to perform marine rescue missions and fight forest fires, the Xinhua news agency reported. The AG600, which is about the size of a Boeing 737 and was developed by state aircraft maker Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), rolled off a production line in the southern city of Zhuhai on Saturday, Xinhua said quoting the firm. AVIC deputy general manager, Geng Rugang, said the plane was "the latest breakthrough in China's aviation industry." A plan for the development and production of the AG600 received government approval in 2009.
By Gareth Jones and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported. A restructuring of Turkey's once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days.
Loads of female A-level students have received sanitary products in the post… courtesy of Ucas.
Owen Smith has changed an item on his CV after questions were raised about it. The Guardian reports that the Labour leadership challenger had listed one of his former jobs on his website as "a director and member of the UK and Ireland board of Amgen," an American pharmaceutical company. Smith's camp countered that the term "board" was used as a "shorthand" term that reflected his seniority — but nonetheless have subsequently changed the CV on his website.
An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times reported.
The gunman involved in the deadly attack on a Munich shopping centre told bystanders: "I am German".
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A 54-year-old swimmer has died and another is in hospital after four people got into difficulties after getting caught in a rip tide off a Norfolk beach. Emergency services were called to the water's edge at Sea Palling, 15 miles northwest of Great Yarmouth, after the alarm was raised shortly before 11.45am on Saturday. The emergency services treated two patients who were both in cardiac arrest.
Travellers are facing days of misery after police warned disruption on the roads to Dover could last until Monday. People travelling across the Channel are currently being warned to expect delays of around 14 hours after security checks were stepped up at the request of French authorities. Many were stuck overnight and others have been stranded for hours in tailbacks as they made their way to the Channel at the start of the summer holidays.
Islamic State shunned an offer for its fighters to withdraw safely from the Syrian city of Manbij and clashes with U.S.-backed forces still raged after its expiry, a spokesman for Washington-backed forces said on Saturday. The Syria Democratic Forces alliance, made up of Arab and Kurdish fighters and backed by the United States, made rapid advances against the jihadists last month after launching a campaign to flush them out of territory along the Turkish border, through which they had for years moved weapons and fighters. The SDF quickly surrounded Manbij, but the fight to take the city has been tougher, with slow advances inside it in recent weeks.
Sky News has learnt Duff & Phelps is expected to announce on Monday the remaining 114 BHS shops will cease trading within four weeks, although many will close their doors for the last time before that date. The timing of the store closure announcement will be excruciating for Sir Philip Green, whose decision to sell BHS for £1 last year will be severely criticised by MPs in a coruscating report to be published on the same day. It (Other OTC: ITGL - news) emerged on Friday the Cabinet Office is reviewing Sir Philip's knighthood , which could be stripped from him by Her Majesty The Queen if the move is recommended by the forfeiture committee.
Trying a new food that you instantly love is always a great experience, particularly if it’s a food that is good for you. For this little bunny, the first time she got to try a banana was a moment of immediate satisfaction. Credit: Danyel Hitchman
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Kmart employees believe the company is nearing bankruptcy and is in the process of shutting down all its stores. Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. The phases have also triggered stock-room purges, meaning all merchandise in the stock rooms must be moved to the sales floor.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to implement the June 23 referendum vote to leave the EU -- but what this means in practice is not yet clear