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Floyd Mayweather is one of the most lucrative pay-per-view (PPV) attractions of all time and one of a very elite group of athletes to see their career earnings nose above the $1bn mark. A shrewd businessman and the greatest boxer of his generation — if not all time — Mayweather has been listed as the highest paid athlete in the world four times by the American business magazine Forbes. Mayweather is so rich that he even changed his boxing identity to reflect his staggering wealth.
By Yeganeh Torbati and Se Young Lee WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea due to the risk of "long-term detention" in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has authorized a "Geographical Travel Restriction" on Americans to forbid them from entering North Korea, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. "Once in effect, U.S. passports will be invalid for travel to, through and in North Korea, and individuals will be required to obtain a passport with a special validation in order to travel to or within North Korea," Nauert said.
Britain's air traffic controllers handled a record 8,800 planes in 24 hours as the summer holidays got under way. Some 770,000 planes are due to fly through UK airspace from June to August - 40,000 more than the same time last year. Jamie Hutchison, the director of the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) control base in Swanwick, warned the "ageing design of UK airspace" has brought the UK to the limit of its capacity for flights.
Seven people were rescued when a seaplane made an emergency landing in New York City’s East River on Friday, July 21. A NYPD boat picked up the seven people, who were wearing life vests inside the plane, a news report said. No one was injured. The flight originated in East Hampton and was bound for a marina at East 23rd Street on the river. It made the hard landing around 5:30 pm with firefighters responding a short time later. A pontoon on the boat broke, which caused the plane to pull to the left before it landed in the river, the news report said. Credit: FDNY via Storyful
Boots apologises after Labour MPs write to express 'deep concern' over its refusal to reduce emergency contraception cost
It was 6pm on the 9 May 1992 when Serbian soldiers attacked her Bosnian village in Brcko District, burnt down hers and many of her neighbours’ homes and took her to a forest. Now they live just 20 kilometres from the men, just 10 minutes by car, and they know them because they’re just in the neighbouring town, but still these men were released to return to their homes.
Viewers get to have a say in who comes a step closer to winning the Love Island crown – but they will have to wait to find out.
Marvyn Iheanacho, 39, flew into a rage and attacked his girlfriend’s son Alex Malcolm in Mountsfield Park, Catford, south-east London. Iheanacho, who was in a relationship with Alex's mother Lilya Breha, was convicted of murder at Woolwich Crown Court on Friday. Detective Chief Inspector Tony Lynes said: "Iheanacho subjected that poor little boy to a brutal assault after flying into an uncontrollable rage just because Alex lost one of his shoes.
BMW has updated its popular 2 Series Convertible. Can a variety of subtle upgrades increase the car’s appeal? Jack Evans finds out
Jeff Bezos became one of the richest people in the world thanks to an online book retailer he founded and ran, at first, out of his garage in Seattle. A spike in Amazon’s stock last month after the company purchased Whole Foods pushed him within $5 billion of the top spot on the wealth list, now held by Bill Gates. "I have won this lottery," Bezos said at a gala held on Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Three Israelis have been killed in an attack in the West Bank, Israeli officials have said. The attack comes at the end of a day of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Tensions have arisen over new security measures put in place at a holy shrine in Jerusalem.
Sam, Chanelle and Ellie have become the latest contestants to leave the Big Brother house in a triple exit. The 24-year-old told Emma Willis he was ‘relieved’ to have left the show and had enjoyed his time more since finding out about his exit earlier in the week. Construction worker Sam was followed out of the house by Ex on the Beach star Chanelle.
Six people have been killed in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, following new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site. Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed. The violence was prompted by Israel’s installation of metal detectors at entry points to the Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s walled Old City. “On behalf of the Palestinian leadership I declare a freeze of contacts with the occupying state on all levels until Israel commits to cancelling its measures against our people in general and especially in Jerusalem city and Al-Aqsa mosque.” Tensions have been mounted for days with Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli police using stun grenades after the detectors were placed outside the sacred venue, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount. Israel decided to install the metal detectors at the entry point to the shrine in Jerusalem’s walled Old City on Sunday, after the killing of two Israeli policemen on July 14. Despite international pressure to remove the metal detectors, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet decided to keep them in place, saying they were needed to prevent arms being smuggled into the shrine. In protest, thousands of worshipers gathered for Friday prayers at various entrances to the sacred compound. They refused to enter, preferring to pray outside, filling the narrow alleyways of the Old City’s Muslim quarter. Muslim leaders and Palestinian political factions had urged the faithful to gather for a “day of rage” against the new security policies, which they see as changing delicate agreements that have governed the holy site for decades.