• Teacher Who Can’t Speak Spanish Sues Employer For Not Giving Her Job Teaching Spanish

    Tracy Rosner, who works at the Coral Reef Elementary school in Palmetto Bay, Florida, had applied for a position that included one hour of foreign language teaching a day. The district rejected Rosner’s application on the grounds that she does not speak Spanish, kicking off a bizarre lawsuit.

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  • Simon Cowell Hits Out At One Direction's Liam Payne

    Uh-oh, it looks as though all is not well between One Direction star Liam Payne and his former manager Simon Cowell, with Si seemingly hitting out at the star in a sly dig. Speaking about the biggest X Factor success in the show’s history, Simon spoke out to praise the “loyalty” of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, but failed to mention Liam.

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  • An Obama, not the president, brings down the house at Democratic convention

    By Luciana Lopez and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrats divided over the future of their party agreed on at least one thing at their national convention in Philadelphia on Monday night: Michelle Obama was a star. The first lady gave a speech in support of a former first lady, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and described America as "the greatest country on earth", clashing with Republican Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and bringing an arena crowd riven by a fierce fight for the nomination to its feet. "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters - two beautiful, intelligent, black young women – playing with their dogs on the White House lawn," Michelle Obama said.

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  • RAF Marham Attacker Headbutted By Victim

    A man being hunted for trying to abduct an RAF serviceman may have a black eye after his intended victim headbutted him. The serviceman was approached by two men with a knife at RAF Marham, near King's Lynn in Norfolk, at about 3pm on Wednesday. Police have said the main suspect grabbed the serviceman, aged in his late 20s, while he was jogging and tried to pull him into a dark-coloured Ford Galaxy.

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  • This Woman Was Dumped In A Phone Box As A Baby - Now She Wants To Find Her Rescuer

    A woman who was dumped inside a telephone box when she was a baby has now begun a quest to find the man who rescued her. Kiran Sheikh was just two hours old when she was abandoned by her mother in the middle of the night on April 30 1994.

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  • London mayor seeks more powers to protect post-Brexit city

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Sadiq Khan, seeking more powers for the British capital to protect the city after Britons voted to leave the European Union, commissioned a study on Tuesday to draw up a list of devolution demands. The June 23 vote to leave the EU is threatening to send Britain's $2.4 trillion economy into a recession that would cast a long shadow over London, the centre of the country's prosperity and home to its world-leading financial services industry. "London needs a stronger voice so that we can protect jobs and growth from the economic uncertainty ahead," Khan said in a statement announcing a new 'Finance Commission' tasked with drawing up a "wide-ranging suite of devolution requests".

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  • Kylie Jenner Takes Tyga's Son King Cairo To Six Flags

    Is Kylie Jenner ready to be a stepmother? The reality star took boyfriend Tyga's son King Cairo to Six Flags last week and they looked like one big happy family.

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  • Brexit rewrites UK budget rules as borrowing set for first big rise since 2010

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could borrow nearly 65 billion pounds more than planned in the next couple of years as new Chancellor Philip Hammond seeks to 'reset' government budget policy to ease the shock of last month's vote to leave the European Union. Ratings agencies and economists widely expect borrowing to rise materially next year for the first time since 2010, as Hammond has to call time - temporarily - on the austerity which dominated his predecessor George Osborne's six years in office. After taking office two weeks ago, Hammond said the darker post-Brexit outlook meant policies the Conservative government had pursued since 2010 needed to change - and economists are now starting to put numbers on what this might mean.

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  • Doctor Shot Dead 'By Patient' In Berlin

    A doctor has died after being shot at a hospital in Berlin - reportedly by a patient who then turned the gun on himself. German police said there was no sign of a link between the shooting and terrorism, and there was no suggestion of other suspects.

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  • Sharon Osbourne On Mending Marriage With ‘Dirty Dog’ Ozzy: ‘He’s Going To Pay For It’

    Sharon’s comments come just hours after Ozzy confidently told GMA that the couple’s relationship was “back on track” following their latest bust-up. “Some days it’s good, some day it’s terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while,” he explained.

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  • Bar Bomber: Germans 'Won't Sleep Peacefully'

    The Syrian man who blew himself up outside a bar in Ansbach vowed the people of Germany "won't be able to sleep peacefully anymore" in a video filmed before the attack. Investigators said the suicide bomber, known only as Mohammad D., had declared loyalty to Islamic State in the recording - and announced "a revenge act against Germans because they are standing in the way of Islam". The attacker had been denied asylum in Germany because he had already been accepted in Bulgaria, and immigration officials had ordered him to be deported there less than a fortnight ago.

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  • Rescued Brood Of Four Dogs, Two Ducklings And A Cat Are Coolest Animal Family Around

    This is the coolest collection of animals in town. This family of seven, made up of four dogs, a cat and two ducklings, were all rescued by Kasey Boggs and her husband Blake. It might seem unbelievable, but dogs Roxy, Edith, Rosie and Jake, cat Mia and ducklings Gertrude and Donald are inseparable. You can follow their adventures on Instagram, where they have 35,000 followers. “Whenever I have to take a pic of two or three of them, I put the others in a different room,” Kasey told BarkPost.com. “If I try to do it in front of them, they will come together, because they are so used to being together.” The couple, from Missouri, have been adopting animals for a decade.

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  • Little Mix Break Another Spice Girls Chart Record In Australia

    Congratulations Little Mix! The British girl group have broken another long-standing chart record this week. The vocal quartet – featuring Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – are now the most certified girl group of all time in Australia, after their latest sassy single Hair went platinum. Music artists qualify for a platinum certification when more than 70,000 copies of their singles and/or albums are shipped to retailers – and this marks the group’s 17th ARIA certification.

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  • Priest Killed In French Hostage Knife Attack

    Two men armed with knives stormed a Catholic church in northern France and reportedly slit the throats of a priest and one other person. The priest, 86-year-old Jacques Hamel, has died and French newspaper Le Figaro says the second victim is in a critical condition. The assailants were "neutralised" by police as they came out of the church reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar".

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  • Brian McFadden Admits He's Made A Change After ‘Trying To Buy His Children’s Affections’

    Brian McFadden has spoken about his parenting style after admitting to, in a way, trying to ‘buy his children’s affections’ in the past. Brian is dad to Molly, 14, and Lily-Sue, 13, with ex-wife Kerry Katona, and says that he felt guilty when the two split, which led to him trying to make up for it by spoiling them.

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  • German manufacturers more downbeat on export prospects due to Brexit - Ifo

    The export expectations of German manufacturing firms weakened in July, partly due to concerns relating to Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a survey by the influential Ifo economic institute showed on Tuesday. "The decline can partly be explained by the uncertainty that has been created by the Brexit vote," said Clemens Fuest, president of the Munich-based Ifo institute. In particular, the automobile and metals industries felt more pessimistic about prospects for their exports in the next three months, the survey of around 2,700 industrial firms showed.

    Reuters
  • Ancient Flesh-Eating Beast Found In Australia

    The now-extinct marsupial terrorised the forests of Australia some five million years ago. The New Riversleigh site was discovered in 2012 and a team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) began exploring it the following year. UNSW professor Mike Archer, the lead author of a study into the find, said the animal "had very powerful teeth capable of killing and slicing up the largest animals of its day".

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  • Bank of England's Weale shifts stance after weak UK data

    Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said he saw the economic outlook differently after much weaker-than-expected British purchasing managers' data, a week after saying he needed firmer evidence before backing an interest rate cut. Weale, speaking to the Financial Times, did not state explicitly if he would back a rate cut when the central bank announces its next policy decision on Aug. 4, after it meets for a second time since Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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  • BP logs $1.4 bn loss, draws line under oil disaster

    British energy giant BP faces fresh losses in Q2 2016 on new charges arising from the devastating 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster

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  • Ecclestone's Mother-In-Law 'Kidnapped' In Brazil

    Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law has reportedly been kidnapped in Brazil. Aparecida Schunck was taken from her home in Interlagos, San Paolo, last Friday night, according to Brazilian news magazine Veja. The 67-year-old is the mother of Ecclestone's wife, Fabiana Flosi, whom the entrepreneur married in 2012  - three years after meeting her at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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  • Jockey JT McNamara dies aged 41

    The Limerick man was paralysed following a fall at Cheltenham three years ago.

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  • Dutch men are world's tallest and Latvia's women are loftiest, study finds

    People of both sexes in the UK are a long way down the international height league table.

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  • Early 2017 could be best time to trigger Article 50 - Liam Fox

    Early next year could be the best time for Britain to trigger formal divorce talks with the European Union so a deal can be reached before the next national election in 2020, international trade minister Liam Fox was reported as saying. The Wall Street Journal reported Fox also said London would likely seek to enter a free-trade agreement with the EU rather than a closer customs union, which he said could restrict its ability to negotiate lower tariffs with other trading partners. New Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will not trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which formally begins the process of leaving the bloc, this year as it needs time to prepare for negotiations.

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  • Spacecraft Has Five Seconds To Vacuum Asteroid

    NASA is putting the finishing touches to a spacecraft that will land on an asteroid for just five seconds to scan for the building blocks of life. OSRIS-Rex will launch in September and travel to the Bennu asteroid to harvest samples from the surface. The team behind the project hopes the sample will help answer some key questions about the make-up of the very early solar system.

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  • 10 Amazing Forgotten TV Shows From the 90s

    The TV of today is awash with reality and talent shows, from TOWIE to The X Factor to the likes of sheep herding show Flockstars. During the 90s there were some incredible children’s TV programmes on, quite literally in the case of Incredible Games, and some even better prime-time game shows - who can forget Anneka Rice rushing around the country like a woman possessed in Challenge Anneka? While recollections of your childhood favourites may have been lost, we’ve taken a trip down memory lane to revisit 10 of the most amazing forgotten 90s TV shows.

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