At least 120 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a strong earthquake struck central Italy, reducing ancient towns to rubble. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the epicentre was northeast of Rome, near Norcia in Umbria, while the US Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.2. It seemed the bed was walking across the room by itself with us on it," said Lina Mercantini, of Cesalli, Umbria.
In 2004 Kate Thornton landed the most high-profile presenting gig in British TV, fronting Simon Cowell’s brand new talent show X Factor. X Factor was the next logical step for the super-talented Thornton, but it was, sadly, the start of the downfall of her TV presenting career. Kate insisted at the time she would never speak to the music mogul ever again because she had no warning about getting the boot.
Basically, you better be happy to stay there. And they’ve had around a dozen people interested in the flights so far…
That’s one big baby bump for a character who’s not pregnant.
The Scottish government's revenues from North Sea oil and gas collapsed by 97% to just £60m in the last financial year, according to new figures that have been seized on by pro-union politicians. It is a far cry from 2008/9 when Scotland's share of North Sea revenues peaked at £11.6bn. The latest figures showed that Scotland's fiscal deficit - the gap between spending and borrowing - rose from £14.3bn to £14.8bn.
Which nations possess the most powerful conventional armies in the world? Swiss finance company Credit Suisse has tried to work this out, using several factors to determine a country’s military power. These include how many active military personnel, tanks, helicopters, combat aircraft, aircraft carriers and submarines they have. The United States, predictably, holds the top spot but some of the other entries are a surprise… (Courtesy - Business Insider; Images - Getty)
Courteney said her new motto is to “just let it be”.
Peter Andre might be mysterious about some things (girls for instance), but he has just publicly shared a very exciting announcement. Writing in his column for new! magazine, the father-of-three gave away few details but did reveal that he would join the ITV daytime show next month to ‘front a mini series’ that focuses on dads in Britain.
You’re going to want to watch the video of this adorable unlikely duo.
This is the type of fuel you’ll need if you’re going to be pulling lorries.
082016 Jodie, Halle and Priyanka Chopra do dramatic performances of Britney's hits for W
Danny was left with a black eye after Mark’s friends attacked him at the festival.
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Frenchman shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as he stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two people at a backpackers' hotel in Australia, police said on Wednesday. The man was in Australia on a valid tourist visa and had no known links to radical groups such as Islamic State, which has urged its followers to carry out attacks with knives or other readily available weapons, police said. The Australian Broadcasting Corp said that she was in the country on a working holiday.
Three people have died today at a popular beach in East Sussex. Emergency teams were called to reports that the victims needed urgent medical aid at Camber Sands, near Rye. One witness, Natalja Taylor, 30, who was on a day-trip with her husband, said police were driving up the beach with a loudhailer urging people to stay out of the sea.
Premier League West Bromwich Albion have been knocked out of the EFL Cup on penalties by Northampton Town. Tony Pulis' men were held to a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes of action at the Sixfields Stadium. Goals from Zander Diamond and Alex Revell cancelled out strikes from James McClean and Gareth McAuley before the hosts won 4-3 on penalties to progress into the next round of the tournament.
The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said on Wednesday. The airship, which is bigger than the size of six double-decker buses, sustained damage on landing from its second test flight, Hybrid Air Vehicles said, adding that all crew were safe and well following the incident. Privately owned Hybrid Air Vehicles denied a report on the BBC that the airship had hit a telegraph pole.
Viewers quickly turned against “Our Sam” as she left the house.
The 27 countries that will remain in the European Union after Britain leaves must listen to each other carefully and avoid rushing into policy decisions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. "This is a phase of listening, of understanding and learning from one another so that we can really understand and develop a new balance within the European Union of 27 members that will remain," Merkel, speaking at a joint news conference in Tallin with Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas. "If you do it wrong from the beginning and you don't listen, – and act just for the sake of acting - then you can make many mistakes," the conservative German leader said, underscoring that the upcoming EU summit in Bratislava was about setting an agenda for the future, not making any firm decisions.
Carl Williams was shot outside his own home in Indiana and taken to hospital with a stomach wound.
Poor Sofia Richie! The daughter of Lionel Richie and Diana Alexander Richie probably wanted to party All Night Long in celebration of her milestone birthday, but sadly she suffered another setback. It’s safe to say that Justin Bieber’s girlfriend hasn’t been having the best time of it lately, and it looked like the teen – who is celebrating her 18th birthday today (Aug 24) – was set for another disappointing delay. Richie took to Snapchat last night (Aug 23) to reveal that she had been forced to visit hospital just hours before her special day.
Learn how to make delicious chocolate muffins ahead of the new series of The Great British Bake Off.
If you want dysfunctional families, you watch The Simpsons or Arrested Development. When I was a kid, I watched Malcolm in the Middle on BBC2, along with The Fresh Prince and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was a part of an evening ritual and I remember recording so much onto video that I had random episodes strewn about between odd recorded episodes of The Vicar of Dibley and The Simpsons.
Smith has since admitted that some is language is a bit “colourful”.
A British backpacker stabbed to death in a hostel in Queensland has been named as 21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung. Police said they found a "terrible scene" when they arrived at the scene of the knife attack in Home Hill, north Queensland. Monique Cross, an Australian friend of Ms Ayliffe-Chung, said: "She was a gorgeous person.
A view of a Swiss watch found near the sunken Titanic ship, on display as part of a new exhibition at the 'Paris Expo', on May 31, 2013, in Paris
A joke about heart donation has been voted the funniest at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - an award previously won by Tim Vine, Zoe Lyons and Rob Auton. Comedian Masai Graham's gag impressed the 10 comedy critics that drew up a shortlist that was then voted on by 2,000 members of the public. Graham said: "It's an incredible honour to land Joke of the Fringe.