Italy's Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency in the area affected by the earthquake which killed at least 281 people. It came as a strong 4.7-magnitude aftershock struck near the worst-hit town of Amatrice on Friday morning. PM Matteo Renzi has authorised an initial €50m (£42m) in crisis funding to start the rebuilding process and offered to cancel taxes for those affected.
A difficult test lies in store for Lewis Hamilton at the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix after confirmation that he will face a daunting 30-place grid penalty. The three-time world champion currently leads Nico Rosberg by 19 points atop of the Formula One Driver Standings after reeling in and then impressively overhauling his Mercedes teammate's substantial early advantage by winning six of the last seven races. The latest F1 campaign returns this weekend after its customary one-month break, but Hamilton's chances of recording a second successive victory at the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps had already been dealt a blow by a 15-place demotion handed down after the introduction of a sixth MGU-H energy recovery system and turbocharger before Friday's (26 August) first practice session.
Clinton responded to Farage’s comments “if I was an American citizen I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if you paid me”.
Katy Perry has spoken out on the delusional fan who genuinely believed that he had been in a relationship with the singer for a whopping six years. Spencer Morrill appeared on the latest episode of MTV’s Catfish, where hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph proved that he had actually been speaking to a random British girl called Harriet, thinking that it was Katy, for almost a decade. Despite the fact Katy had been married to comedian Russell Brand for most of the six years and is currently in a relationship with actor Orlando Bloom, Spencer believed that she’d been hiding secret messages to him in her songs even though they had never even met face to face.
The singer posted a photo of herself on Instagram next to the piece of street art on the set of Shades of Blue.
Dairy producers remove Lactalis dairy products from shelves at a supermarket in northwestern France, on August 25, 2016
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw thinks PSV Eindhoven's Hector Moreno was partially to blame for his horror injury last season. The 21-year-old defender suffered a double leg fracture in a tackle with the Mexican defender during a Champions League tie in Holland in September 2015. At the time, Shaw accepted Moreno's apologies and considered the injury to be a freak accident.
Channel 5 said that only evicted housemates are invited back to the final.
Police have ordered some low-end hotels in the Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou not to allow guests from five Muslim-majority countries to stay, though China's foreign ministry said it had never heard of the policy. Three hotels with rooms costing about 150 yuan ($23) a night told Reuters that they had received police notices from as early as March telling them to turn away people from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan. The notice appears only to apply to cheaper hotels at the bottom of the price scale.
An Army bomb disposal team has been called to the Lee Bank area of Birmingham after five men were arrested on terror charges. Another two men, aged 18 and 24, were arrested at their homes in Birmingham and the fifth man, 28, was arrested in another location in Birmingham. West Midlands Police say that, as a result of one of the arrests, an Army bomb disposal team has been called in.
She didn’t like the 80s look very much, though.
Joey Essex went back to school to study for General Studies
Bret "Hitman" Hart has slammed Seth Rollins by saying the wrestler needs to "improve his technique" because until now he has been "clearly doing it wrong". The WWE legend has said that Rollins might just get someone killed if he does not. The former wrestler's comment comes after Finn Balor dislocated his shoulder during his fight with Rollins for the Universal Championship, which has been created to rival SmackDown Live's top title.
(Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a parliamentary vote on Brexit before opening discussions to formally trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, the Telegraph reported on Friday. Brexit opponents maintain that since the EU referendum result is advisory, it should be passed by a vote in the House of Commons before the formal process to leave the EU is triggered, the report said.
The lifeboat and lifeguard group will also be giving out safety information at Camber Sands in East Sussex. Nitharsan Ravi's brother, Ajirthan, said the group had been caught by a rapidly rising tide and were unable to swim to shore because of the current.
Police investigating a possible child abduction have released more details of the black VW transporter van that the boy may have been bundled into. The "distinct" vehicle has a 02 number plate and three alloy wheels while the front passenger side one is black and not alloy.
Will Henniker-Gotley, Maria Henniker-Gotley and Marcos Burnett were among the 281 people who died in the 6.2-magnitude quake on Wednesday morning. Mr and Mrs Henniker-Gotley's two children survived the collapse, as did Marcos' parents Anne-Louise and Simon. Mr and Mrs Burnett's daughter also survived, though her condition in unknown.
He came sixth in the competition.
(Reuters) - Britain's Restaurant Group will sell or close 33 outlets, it announced on Friday, sending shares in the operator of Frankie and Benny's and other brands up more than seven percent. "We scored a lot of own goals over last three years," Chairman Debbie Hewitt said on a call with journalists. "We can fix those." It will sell or close 33 underperforming stores and make other changes, including repricing and adding back some popular dishes to the menus at its Frankie & Benny's outlets.
Activist Ahmed Mansoor was the target of hackers via his iPhone.
By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe warned protesters on Friday there would be no "Arab Spring" in Zimbabwe after anti-government demonstrations descended it to some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades. Zimbabwean police fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition leaders and hundreds of demonstrators at a protest against Mugabe and the ruling ZANU-PF, before unrest swept across large parts of the capital Harare.
A hiker who survived a month lost in freezing conditions in a mountainous area of New Zealand after seeing her boyfriend fall to his death has spoken of her "harrowing" ordeal. Pavlina Pizova, from the Czech Republic, was rescued from a park warden's hut on the snowed-in Routeburn Track near Queenstown on Wednesday. Ms Pizova and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Ondrej Petr, had intended to hike the full 32km (20-mile) track, and set off on 26 July.
German consumers' expectations about their own income leapt upwards, rising to 58.3 points in August compared with July's 49.7
The NHS has issued a patient safety alert warning doctors to spot and stop a potentially fatal kidney condition, Sky News has learned. The condition - called acute kidney injury (AKI) - causes more than 40,000 deaths annually, 13,000 of which could have been prevented if patients had been diagnosed and treated at an early stage. Doctors say anyone who is acutely ill should have a simple blood test to check whether AKI is the underlying cause.
By Stine Jacobsen OSLO (Reuters) - Exports of Norwegian gas to Britain will not be affected by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Norway's oil and energy minister told Reuters. The Nordic country is Britain's top foreign gas supplier, accounting for some 40 percent of all supplies in 2015. Norway's EU affairs minister said this week the country wants to maintain a good relationship with Britain after it leaves the EU.