• North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

    North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said Wednesday, after reports that he fell asleep.

    AFP
  • Japanese airline ANA to replace 100 Rolls engines on 787s

    By Alwyn Scott SEATTLE (Reuters) - ANA Holdings Inc , Japan's largest airline, said on Wednesday it will replace all 100 Rolls-Royce engines on its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners following three engine failures this year caused by corrosion and cracking of turbine blades. In response to questions from Reuters, ANA, the world's largest 787 operator, said all 50 of its 787s will receive engines fitted with new blades, a process that could take up to three years. ANA has five engines that currently need repairs, "but we will replace all the 100 engines for enhanced safety measures," the company said, adding that it had already repaired three engines.​ A Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC spokesman said the engine maker would swap out existing blades for new ones on ANA's planes in the short term.

    Reuters
  • EastEnders: We Need To Talk About Kush's Fertility

    Last night’s episode of EastEnders left viewers picking their jaws up from the floor after Denise discovered that she was pregnant, seemingly after a one-night-stand with her best friend’s son, Kush Kazemi. In case you’ve forgotten, Shabnam Masood let her emotions get the best of her and slept with Kush, who was her boyfriend at the time, before they got married. To make matters even worse for the grieving pair, it was revealed that Shabnam’s best friend, Stacey Branning, was expecting Kush’s son following a drunken night of passion when he and Shabnam had split.

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  • Chris Brown Out On $250K Bail After Dramatic Assault Arrest

    US singer Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a daylong standoff with police. Baylee Curran said Brown and another man had become angry when she admired a diamond necklace - telling the LA Times she was chased out of the house and had to hide under a nearby car with a friend.

    Sky News
  • Nadiya Hussain's Chronicles Of Nadiya and its fish-catching otters gave viewers the ultimate wanderlust

    Viewers demanded more episodes as the former GBBO winner embarked on the final part of her journey around Bangladesh.

    SNAPPA Celebrity
  • Munir snubbed Tottenham and West Ham before joining Valencia

    Munir El Haddadi turned down lucrative offers from West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton before opting to make a loan move from Barcelona to Valencia, according to Sport. The Spanish starlet also received proposals from Celta Vigo and Schalke 04 but on Tuesday (30 August) he instead agreed to join Los Che to replace Paco Alcacer, after the second make the opposite move to the Nou Camp.

    International Business Times
  • Coronation Street sorry over 'more roots than Kunta Kinte' remark

    The ITV soap has apologised for comments made by character Eva Price.

    SNAPPA Celebrity
  • Britain to seek unique deal with EU, including immigration curbs

    By Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May and her top ministers on Wednesday agreed Britain would seek a unique relationship with the European Union, involving controls on immigration as well as a good trade deal. After a summer of political earthquakes followed by a few weeks of holiday calm, May gathered her cabinet team for the first time since she asked them to use the break to come up with options for Britain's future ties with the bloc after a divorce. "The PM said that there were two related imperatives: getting the best deal for people at home, and getting the right deal for Britain abroad," a spokeswoman for May said.

    Reuters
  • Jamie Oliver welcomes some special royal guests to his London restaurant

    The celebrity chef proudly shared a photo of himself with the royal couple on Instagram on Tuesday, writing: "What a pleasure to have Princess Victoria of Sweden visit @jamiesfifteen today with Prince Daniel and their beautiful newborn baby Oscar.

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  • Joe Hart seals Torino move amid transfer scramble

    British goalkeeper Joe Hart poses in Turin ahead of a medical check before joining Torino from former club Manchester City on August 30, 2016

    AFP
  • Ryanair wants radical action over runway and will scale down UK capacity growth after Brexit

    Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to take "radical" actions and approve new runways at three London airports. Speaking in the capital on Wednesday (31 August), O'Leary urged May to give the green light to new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, insisting it was a necessary measure to solve the ongoing capacity issue that has beset airports in the south east of England.

    International Business Times
  • Two friends successfully spend the night at IKEA

    Best friends Florian and Bram like to go on memorable adventures. In this video, posted to their YouTube channel, the pair try and stay an entire night in Swedish home-ware store, IKEA. The friends stay until the store closes, and then hide in a closet to wait for the staff to leave. They manage to go undetected, and roam the store throughout the night. They test out the beds, mess about in the toilets and rate the shop out of ten for its “hospitality.” The staff begin to arrive in the early hours of the morning, and the pair have to hide out in a closet until 9am, when they can sneak back in among the customers and make their escape. According to the uploaders, IKEA were not in on the stunt, but were good sports about it and found it funny. A Belgian news report about their night-time adventures included a statement from the flat-pack giant saying they wouldn’t prosecute the duo as they had technically done nothing wrong.

    Storyful
  • Donald Trump In War Of Words With Mexico Over 'The Wall'

    Hours after the Republican nominee made a surprise visit to Mexico, and appeared uncharacteristically toned down as he shared a stage with President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mr Trump was in bombastic form as he unveiled a hard-hitting plan to curb illegal immigration from the Americas. Instead, Mr Trump pledged to "take them great distances" in their home country to deter them from attempting to cross into the US again. The candidate also devoted considerable time in his landmark speech to the millions of illegal immigrants already in the US.

    Sky News
  • Police Chase Crash Deaths Investigated By Watchdog

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched an investigation after a woman and a boy were killed when they were hit by a stolen car being chased by police. Witnesses described seeing the pursued car losing control before ploughing into pedestrians in Lennard Road. Venissa Vassell, 18, heard sirens and a car screeching as she walked from a nearby train station and immediately ran to help.

    Sky News
  • Sherlock fans brace yourselves: the first official picture of Sherlock and Watson has been released

    The popular show will return next year, and the first look at its two main characters has fans going crazy.

    SNAPPA Celebrity
  • Amazon Dash one-button device arrives in Britain

    Seeking to capitalise on Britons too busy or forgetful to shop for household essentials, retail giant Amazon is bringing its thumb-sized, one-button ordering device to the UK. From Wednesday, British Amazon Prime customers will be able to order supplies of products such as toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, dog food and coffee at the touch of the wifi-connected Amazon Dash button. Some customers thought the U.S. launch on March 31, 2015, was an April Fool's joke, said Daniel Rausch, director of Amazon Dash.

    Reuters
  • Flights cancelled, delayed after Frankfurt airport security breach

    By Maria Sheahan and Ilona Wissenbach FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police said a misunderstanding led to a security breach that prompted the evacuation of Frankfurt airport's Terminal 1 and caused delays and flight cancellations at Europe's fourth largest airport on Wednesday. The alert was sparked when security staff at the terminal, a major hub for international travel and home to Lufthansa, requested police officers come over to check a suspicious female passenger. Before the police could arrive, the passenger, who had two small children with her, had quickly left, a police spokesman said.

    Reuters
  • UK house prices rise, consumers regain some confidence after Brexit hit

    British house price rises picked up speed in August and households recovered some confidence which had plunged after June's Brexit vote, according to surveys that added to signs of calm among consumers after the unexpected referendum result. Economists polled by Reuters had expected house prices to rise 4.8 percent. In monthly terms, house prices rose by 0.6 percent, from a rise of 0.5 percent in July.

    Reuters
  • Sir Cliff Richard Faces Review Of Abuse Charge Decision

    The decision not to press charges in the abuse case against Sir Cliff Richard is being reviewed. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed one of the singer's accusers lodged a challenge to the decision under the victims' right to review scheme at the beginning of August. It is understood a lawyer will look at the evidence before deciding whether to uphold or overturn the original decision made by the CPS in June.

    Sky News
  • Junior Doctors To Stage 'Worst Strike In NHS History'

    Junior doctors are to stage a series of five day strikes , which could lead to the cancellation of 100,000 operations. The proposed strike action will see medics walking out for five consecutive days in each of the next four months, with "full withdrawal of labour". The action was approved by the British Medical Association (BMA) on Wednesday following a meeting with the junior doctors committee (JDC).

    Sky News
  • Fake sick notes warning as software makes it easier to create convincing copy

    Doctors have been urged to look out for fraudulent documents.

    SNAPPA News
  • A year after height of migrant crisis, Merkel's party dips in poll

    Support for Angela Merkel's conservatives has slipped as more voters turn to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), two polls showed on Wednesday, a year after she prompted criticism by saying Germany would cope with the migrant crisis. A Forsa poll showed support for her conservatives, still the biggest group, had fallen to 33 percent, down two points from last week and eight points from a year ago. The AfD rose two points to 12 percent, their second-highest level this year.

    Reuters
  • Mayor Who Snorted White Substance Refuses To Resign

    A video circulating online shows Councillor Neil Rix, the mayor of Dover, telling an unidentified man: "Don't let anyone come... shut that door. Mr Rix says he was drunk at the time the clip was filmed, and that he had been coerced.

    Sky News
  • EDF union board members file challenge to annul Hinkley Point vote

    Five staff representatives on the board of EDF have filed a legal complaint seeking to annul the utility's decision to go ahead with its Hinkley Point nuclear project in Britain, EDF unions said in a joint statement on Wednesday. On July 28, EDF's board voted 10 to seven to proceed with the 18 billion pound project to build two nuclear reactors. The unions argue that EDF Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy and representatives of the French state should have informed the board that they knew the British government wanted to take more time to review the contract.

    Reuters

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