Mosques across Britain have opened their doors to visitors for the second national Visit My Mosque day, described by organisers as an attempt to reach out beyond "hostile headlines". The Muslim Council of Britain says 80 or 90 of the UK's estimated 1,500 mosques took part, more than three18 minutes agoSky News
Barely 24 hours after she left the Celebrity Big Brother house it appears there's already drama brewing for Stephanie Davis. The ex-Hollyoaks actress has had a tumultuous time on the realty TV show, having found herself caught in a love triangle after falling for fellow housemate Jeremy McConnell, despite being in a relationship with model Sam Reece. After Jeremy was evicted the 23-year-old pined for him.
Soap star and new mother Jacqueline Jossa said she is "itching" for a return to the EastEnders cast, having endured year-long speculation about her relationship with fiance Dan Osborne.
Officers located him in a vehicle in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant car park. Police said the 38-year-old man had a shotgun, rifle, and two semi-automatic guns within reach in his car and there was also a bullet-proof vest inside.
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A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday with rallies in support of the movement also held in a string of other European cities.
Paris Jackson, the daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson, has admitted that she is tired of meeting "people's expectations". The 17-year-old, who is the second of the King of Pop's three children, also revealed that she attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in a now-deleted comment on Instagram.
A passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing after an explosion blew a gaping hole in its fuselage.
Harold Henthorn, 59, was convicted of first-degree murder by a federal jury. Toni Henthorn, 50, died when she fell about 130ft where the couple had been hiking on their 12th wedding anniversary on September 29 in 2012. It emerged in court that Harold Henthorn's first wife Lynn was killed when she was crushed by the couple's car.
An explosion which tore a hole in a passenger plane was caused by a bomb designed to kill everyone on board, the Somalian government has confirmed.
The Channel Island of Guernsey could not take in any of the Syrian refugees flooding Europe due to "Islamophobia" in the British dependency, its chief minister said.
Matt LeBlanc owes all his success to the hit TV sitcom Friends in which he played Joey Tribiani for 230 episodes. And while the show brought him fame and fortune, its ending left the actor in a dark place.
Thousands of families face being forced out of council homes and will be unable to afford an alternative property in the same region under Government plans to end subsidised rents for high-earners, according to new research.
A teenager who found a 500 gram bar of gold while swimming in an Alpine lake in Germany has been told she can keep it. The gold bar, which is 6cm and weighs 17.6 ounces making it worth about $19,000. In 2015, two treasure hunters Piotr Koper and Andreas Richter claimed they found the location of a Nazi train full of gold and gems in Poland.
By Bill Berkrot and Anthony Boadle NEW YORK/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil. Consultations among doctors in Brazil and the United States have increased in the last two weeks, and some of the leading authorities on the condition are finding patterns of unusual devastation in scans of the newborns' malformed brains. While it's not known how representative the scans are, the early observations of these doctors point to a tough road ahead for the babies, their families and their communities and heighten the concern surrounding Zika, which is suspected of causing microcephaly.
A North Korean rocket launched on Sunday separated into pieces soon after its launch, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. Pieces of the rocket landed 150 km (93 miles) west of the Korean Peninsula in the Yellow Sea, 250 km (155 miles) southwest of the Korean Peninsula in the East China Sea and 200 km (124 miles) south of Japan in the Pacific, according to the Japanese cabinet's home page. North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has said is a satellite, South Korea's defence ministry said, in defiance of United Nations sanctions barring it from using ballistic missile technology.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday called on other countries not to interfere in the kingdom's internal affairs in what appeared to be a rebuke to Riyadh's main foe Iran, which it accuses of attempting to stir unrest. Salman did not elaborate, but his remarks seemed aimed at Iran, which Riyadh accuses of destabilising Arab states and spreading sectarianism by backing militias in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen and fomenting unrest in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Twin brothers were killed and six other teenage boys injured when they raced down an Olympic bobsleigh track on their own sledge and hit a gate. The group is believed to have entered the park in Calgary, Canada, at around 1am, and police are now investigating how they got in. The family of the dead boys, Jordan and Evan Caldwell, 17, described them as "bright lights" who "leave a huge void".
The man died at the scene. The driver was uninjured.
Four Iranian migrants making a rare attempt to reach Britain by boat from France on Saturday were rescued in the nick of time after their vessel took on water and was close to capsizing, officials said.
Some 124,000 patients had to wait in accident and emergency departments in England for at least 12 hours last year, according to an investigation.
The Duchess of Cambridge has carried out her first engagement as Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadets, by helping the organisation mark its 75th anniversary. Kate took on the role in December, assuming the post from the Duke of Edinburgh, who has been involved with the air cadets for over 60 years. The Duchess now represents 42,000 air cadets aged from 12 to 19, and 15,000 adult volunteers at more than 1,200 units across the UK and overseas.
Two alleged British members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) terror group dubbed "The Beatles" have been identified in press reports.
David Bowie's widow Iman has broken her silence on social media for the first time since his death.
An international campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria should include a US-led ground intervention, said Sunday the United Arab Emirates' state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash.
All the dogs were extremely underweight and there was no clean water available to them.
The young patient writhes on the operating table, kicking its flippers. A team of medical attendants turns it over, revealing an underbelly cluttered with tumors, some as big as golf balls.
Voters in Bilston, in the West Midlands, have reacted to the Prime Minister's EU renegotiation plans. Sky's Adele Robinson reports
The original butcher's van featured in the Dad's Army comedy series has been restored by a team of apprentices.
An Australian woman kidnapped with her husband by al Qaeda fighters in Burkina Faso has been freed. Jocelyn and Ken Elliott, both in their 80s, were abducted in the north of the West African country, near the border with Mali, last month. Mrs Elliott stood with Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou at a news conference in Dosso, southwestern Niger, as officials said they were intensifying efforts to secure the release of her surgeon husband.
Leicester City's fairytale season scaled new heights on Saturday as they opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by winning 3-1 at title rivals Manchester City.
Former fireman John Morgan said he is looking forward to seeing the Flying Scotsman steaming between London and York again this month as he recalls shovelling hundreds of tonnes of coal into its firebox.
Giving red packets wishes good luck, and putting money in the envelopes is to bring happiness, welcoming in the Year of the Monkey. In China, the vivid red and gold packet is called yasui qian (supressing ghosts money), or referred to as Lai See in Hong Kong. The red packets are usually given to the younger generation by their parents, grandparents and other relatives, and it is considered rude to open the envelope in front of the person who has given it to them.
Sir Elton John revealed he has patched things up with his mother Sheila.
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government would be obliged to reconsider its position on an EU pact establishing closer ties with Ukraine if it loses an upcoming referendum on the issue, the country's foreign minister said, but he stopped short of saying a "no" vote would scupper the treaty. The referendum is not binding, but most Dutch parties have said they would respect a rejection by voters, which could plunge the European Union into crisis when tensions with Russia run higher than at any time since the Cold War. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Foreign Minister Bert Koenders rejected claims by opponents of the association agreement that it was a first step toward EU membership for war-torn Ukraine, which is battling Moscow-backed rebels in its East.
If all goes as planned, the Sky Mile Tower set to be built in Tokyo Bay would be the tallest building in the world, beating the current record holder Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It is slated for completion in 2045 and once completed it would be twice as tall as Burj Khalifa with 2,717ft. The tower will be surrounded by a series of man-made hexagonal islands which would act as a barrier to protect Tokyo from flooding as well as provide the foundation for homes for some 500,000 people.
Police are set to question bank adviser Stuart Andrews over the murder of his wife Caroline, as he is being treated with 'self-inflicted' injuries in hospital. Andrews, 54, was arrested on Friday, 5 February. Stuart Curran, 37, who works at The Bull pub in Benenden, said: "It's like Midsomer Murders here.
Five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after a "massive" avalanche at an Austrian resort in the Alps. A police spokesman said the avalanche in the Tyrol region buried 17 people. Two other skiers have been injured and 10 people were rescued unhurt, police spokesman Helmut Schuetz said.
Worries about China's economy have pushed the yuan to a five-year low, with foreign exchange reserves seeing their first-ever annual decline last year as Beijing tried to prevent a more drastic devaluation...
Two female migrants found dead in a mountainous rural region of Bulgaria died due to freezing conditions, authorities said Sunday, as asylum seekers continue to try to reach the EU despite harsh winter weather.
Samsung could be planning to expand its Galaxy A lineup by adding a new model to the list soon. A new handset named Galaxy A9 Pro bearing model number SM-A9100 has been recently spotted at the GFXBench website.
Across the board, overall numbers of apprentices in employment have risen since 2013.
The German firm behind Adblock Plus is taking a more conciliatory tack, reaching out to its adversaries to find an "acceptable" level and form of advertising on the net
The North Korean regime insists the rocket's purpose was to launch a satellite into space, but America believe the launch could be a cover for testing long-rang ballistic missiles.
Thirteen of Britain's largest construction and development firms have written to George Osborne urging him to live up to his declaration that "we are the builders" by supporting the building of a third runway at Heathrow.
The world of finance is going nuts for blockchain, the technology first invented to underpin bitcoin. Blockchain uses decentralized record keeping and the scrutiny of the "crowd" to allow people to trade bitcoin over a public network without working through a trusted middle man like a bank or clearing house. Banks and other trading institutions think the technology has the potential to rip out huge amounts of cost from their businesses and are looking at ways it can be adopted to mainstream finance.
Romania has asked the UN cultural agency UNESCO to give world heritage list status to a village where a Canadian firm is battling to locate a controversial open-cast goldmine.
By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the centre of Tainan city five years ago, having relocated from an outlying district.
Five Czech skiers were killed in a huge avalanche that swept away their group of 17 in the Austrian skiing region of Tyrol on Saturday, police said. The avalanche, which the regional TV station ORF Tirol said was 2 km (1.25 miles) wide and 5 m (16 feet) deep, came down shortly after noon at the Wattener Lizum region, about 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Innsbruck. The entire skiing region had been on a 'level three' avalanche alert, out of a maximum five, and several avalanches were also reported elsewhere.
Volkswagen will offer generous compensation packages for the roughly 600,000 U.S. owners of diesel vehicles that emit an illegal amount of emissions, the head of its claims fund told a German paper. The German car maker has still not decided whether vehicle owners will be offered cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement cars, Kenneth Feinberg told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. Volkswagen in December asked Feinberg -- who earlier headed the compensation funds for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and General Motors' ignition switch crashes -- to create and administer the programme.
Frank Bruno has spoken out about talk of a return to the ring - admitting he knows "deep down the days of me fighting for world titles are over".
Hi Tops is like any other sports bar in San Francisco on the eve of the Super Bowl: bedecked in beery flags, aglow from the action on several television screens. The bar is on Market Street, just a couple miles uphill from where tourists have been flocking to the corporate sinkhole that has been Super Bowl City.
Tunisia on Saturday completed the construction of a barrier along its border with Libya, months after attacks on its national museum and a beach resort that killed dozens of tourists.
Texas State University's 26-acre decomposition research facility – or 'Body Farm' – allows scientists, FBI and CSI experts to study how humans decompose in the open air to help solve crimes. The Forensic Anthropology Centre at Texas State University in San Marcos provides a unique chance for investigators to replicate murder scenes. Now a UK team is leading efforts to set up a body farm in Europe to see how a range of factors – including injuries, insects, scavengers, illness and the elements – affect the decomposition process in the UK, which has a very different environment from Texas.
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Joe Schmidt admits he's taking risks with his Ireland team selection as they prepare for the visit of Wales to Lansdowne Road for Sunday's Six Nations clash.
Labour has sent a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urging him to backtrack on junior doctor contracts ahead of another walkout this week. Sky News has seen an exclusive copy of the letter by shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander that accuses the Government of losing the trust of doctors. Junior doctors are unhappy with Tory proposals aimed at providing better care at weekends, which would see the number of unsocial hours where they can claim extra pay reduced.
By Robin Emmott AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Europe needs Turkey to dramatically cut the number of migrants reaching Greece within weeks or the pressure for more border closures and fences will grow, the EU's top official in charge of ties with Ankara warned on Saturday. Frustrated that refugees continue to stream into Greece despite a Nov. 29 deal between Ankara and Brussels to slow down the flows, European Commissioner Johannes Hahn said Turkey must show results by the time EU leaders meet for a Feb. 18-19 summit. "This action plan was agreed more than two months ago and we are still not seeing a significant decline in the number of migrants," Hahn, the EU's enlargement commissioner, told Reuters after an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Amsterdam attended by Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Anissa Makhlouf al-Assad, died on Saturday at the age of 86, state media reported.
A six-month-old baby girl has died after being rescued from the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan.
Scuffles broke out in central Dublin at the launch of the anti-Islamisation group Pegida.