A 35-year-old man died in France last weekend after two friends played a prank on him that backfired with fatal consequences.
A German model was pleasantly surprised when she saw a couple waving at her as she went for a dip in the sea – and obligingly waved back. Gutsche had been catching the sun at Cocoa Beach in Florida’s Cape Canaveral when she decided to go for a dip in the sea.
Short, who works out of Birmingham and is one of the world's most famous micro-artists, worked for two weeks on each note and then quietly put each one back into circulation. The 70-year-old decided to use Jane Austen because next year is the 200th anniversary of her death and her image will be on the new £10 note.
An Antonov-225 Mriya plane at Gostomel, some 30 km from Kiev
Young Cruz Beckham has unveiled his debut single If Every Day Was Christmas, announcing all profits will be going to charity. David and Victoria Beckham's youngest son joined Capital FM to sing a verse from the track, telling listeners the song brings together "two of my favourite things: singing and Christmas". Shortly after their radio appearance, the Beckhams were criticised by Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan for "putting these kids into the public domain while simultaneously saying privacy".
Hayley Andrew, 38, was stunned when teachers complained that her son’s hairstyle breached uniform rules. The letter, which she received on Monday, explained that the school was unhappy with Sonny Lake’s “extreme haircut”. Hayley called the headmaster of Bishop Lonsdale Primary School in Derby who elaborated – apparently there was too much “contrast between long and short” on her son’s head.
A Pakistani plane carrying 47 people crashed Wednesday in the mountainous north of the country and burst into flames, police and aviation authorities said.
By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - The referendum in which Britons voted to leave the European Union is not legally binding, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday during a hearing on who has the power to trigger Brexit. The Edinburgh executive, run by the Scottish National Party, is looking for ways to prevent Scotland from being taken out of the EU against its will, and has raised the possibility of a future referendum on independence from the United Kingdom.
Paloma Faith has praised the NHS after having an emergency caesarean for the birth of her first child. In a hand-written note posted on Instagram, the singer called the National Health Service "one of the great achievements of this country". "What a trip!," Faith wrote.
Ryan and Emma are promoting their new musical La La Land, which is being tipped for Oscar success.
Brendan is one of the names tipped for the job.
Bolivian officials arrested the head of LAMIA Airlines on Tuesday after a crash involving one of the charter firm's planes killed a Brazilian football team and dozens of others.
Construction saw an increase of 1.7% in Germany in October 2016 compared with the previous month, according to official data
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has demanded the rail industry makes urgent progress on introducing smart ticketing. The UK's train operators have been talking about the introduction of paperless tickets for years, but most passengers have seen little progress. Mr Grayling said: "In a world where I can even buy my lunch in the House of Commons tea room with my mobile phone, I should not have to queue for a paper ticket at the station in the morning.
A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed. Richard Lee's attempt to renew his passport was blocked after he submitted the picture to an online passport photo checker run by New Zealand's department of internal affairs. "No hard feelings on my part, I've always had very small eyes and facial recognition technology is relatively new and unsophisticated," Lee told Reuters.
David and Victoria Beckham's son Cruz joined Capital FM to sing a verse from the track, If Every Day Was Christmas, which he is releasing for charity. We take a look at social media's reaction to his debut single.
Samsung is the world's largest producer of smartphones
Jurgen Klopp gave his Liverpool players a lesson in football on Tuesday night as members of the squad attended Barcelona’s Champions League tie at the Camp Nou.
Britain's last serving aircraft carrier has left Portsmouth for the last time before being torn apart and sold off for scrap. HMS Illustrious departed from her home port bound for a shipyard in Turkey, where she has been sold for £2.1m.
Amy Schumer has responded to "fat shamers" who accused her of being the wrong choice to play Barbie in the live action movie. Posting a picture of herself in a swimsuit, the 35-year-old shared a response to online "trolls" who complained that "Barbie should be the definition of perfection", accusing toy brand Mattel of "ruining her image by letting Schumer be Barbie". "Is it fat shaming if you know you're not fat and have zero shame in your game?" Schumer asked.
President Bashar al-Assad said a victory for his army in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending the country's five-year civil war, as rebels in Syria's second city lost more ground.
By Maha El Dahan and Stanley Carvalho ABU DHABI (Reuters) - OPEC's deal to cut oil production will go ahead even if Russia becomes the only non-OPEC country to commit to reduce output at a meeting this week, Nigeria said on Wednesday, while the UAE voiced optimism that other producers would participate. OPEC agreed last week to slash output by around 1.2 million barrels per day beginning in January in an effort to reduce global oversupply and prop up oil prices. It hopes non-OPEC countries will contribute a further 600,000 bpd of cuts.
(Reuters) - UK energy regulator Ofgem fined energy supplier British Gas 4.5 million pounds for failing to supply advanced meters to some large business customers by an April 2014 deadline, it said on Wednesday. British Gas, owned by Centrica, will have to pay the money to the Carbon Trust, a global advisory focused on moving to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Customers missed out on receiving better information about their energy consumption and the opportunity to control costs, the regulator said.
Winemaker Justin Jarrett is experimenting with techniques to prevent the soil drying out in higher tempreatures at his vineyard in Orange
China's foreign exchange reserves have plunged for the fifth month in a row