• Wingsuit jumper Armin Schmieder streams his own death through Facebook Live

    An Italian wingsuit jumper has live-streamed his own death on to Facebook after an adrenaline fuelled jump he had hoped to share with his fans took a deadly turn. Armin Schmieder, 28, an experienced sky diver who had been doing wingsuit jumps for more than a year, told his followers on social media before his last, fateful jump "today you fly with me". Soon after, the video, which was shown live on Facebook, went dark.

    International Business Times
  • Brooklyn Beckham takes after his dad David as he shows off his gym-honed muscle

    The eldest Beckham child is seriously putting in the work when it comes to his physical fitness.

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  • 78-year-old woman has arm 'ripped off' by electric window of her own car in Hayle

    A 78-year-old woman had her arm ripped off in a bizarre accident involving the electric window of a car in Hayle, Devon. The mishap occurred when the woman reached into the car to press the window button and when she turned the ignition, not realising the car was in gear, the car lurched forward, trapping her am and ripping it off.

    International Business Times
  • Second baby swap scandal shocks remote Canadian community

    A remote community in Canada has been rocked by its second baby swap scandal in less than a year.

  • New tans, same old 'polycrisis' as Europe's summer ends

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union grinds back into action this week after its August break, still dazed by Britain's midsummer vote to quit the EU and facing much the same "polycrisis" as a year ago: a mass of refugees, a fragile economy, hostile Russians and, yes, those Brits, now more awkward than ever. When President Jean-Claude Juncker makes his annual State of the Union address to Parliament in Strasbourg on Sept. 14, he might easily repeat last year's warning: the EU had a "last chance" to save itself from a tide of centrifugal nationalisms. Last week, the EU's remaining Big Three -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and their host, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi -- felt they needed to renew their vows at the wellspring of the union, the island of Ventotene, where in 1941 prisoners of Mussolini wrote a manifesto for a united Europe.

  • Charlie Sheen strikes deal with ex-wives to reduce child support payments amid money troubles

    Former Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen may have once lived the life of Riley on and off screen, but it appears times have changed for the notorious party figure, who reportedly needs to slash child support payments to his ex-wives. The Daily Mail reports that the 50-year-old actor has reached an agreement with Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards to reduce instalments from $55,000 (£41,000) to $25,000 (£31,000) for each of the four children involved. Sheen and Richards, 45, have two daughters together, 11 year-old Lola Rose and Sam, aged 12.

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  • Eat a Mediterranean diet and you'll be 'a third less likely to die early' from heart disease compared to red meat eaters

    A major study has found that a healthy diet is better for treating heart disease than drugs like statins.

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  • Britney Spears Doesn't Know Who James Corden Is As She Admits Carpool Karaoke Was 'Awkward'

    Yikes, just as we thought that Britney Spears and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke couldn’t get any more bizarre, the singer has accidentally let slip that she has no idea who James is. Oh my goodness, we can’t handle the second-hand embarrassment. Referring to James as ‘the guy’, Britney opened up to 103.5 KTU’s Cubby & Carolina In The Morning: “Well he controlled the whole thing, and sometimes I got onto him and said, 'I don’t want to hear that song again’.

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  • Four stabbings reported on the first day of Notting Hill Carnival

    Despite a heavy police presence, there have still been multiple incidents on children’s day.

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  • Part of Los Angeles airport briefly closed, 'Zorro' detained

    Part of Los Angeles International Airport was briefly closed after loud noises were heard that sounded like gunfire, possibly caused by a man dressed in a black Zorro outfit who was later detained by police.

  • Rosberg eases to victory in chaotic Belgian GP

    By Abhishek Takle German Nico Rosberg steered clear of the chaos unfolding behind him and cruised to an unchallenged win in a disrupted Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Rosberg started on pole and kept the lead after his main rivals, fellow front-row starter Max Verstappen and the Ferrari pair of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel, collided at the first corner.

  • Qatar to levy airport tax on passengers

    Qatar's government will levy a new airport tax on passengers from Tuesday as the country seeks new revenue streams amid falling oil prices. Every passenger leaving Qatar from Doha's Hamad International Airport, including transit passengers, will be charged 35 riyals (7.10 pounds) for using airport facilities, according to a statement by the airport.

  • Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term - poll

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic popularity has declined, a poll showed on Sunday, with 50 percent of Germans against her serving a fourth term in office after a federal election next year. This has raised opposition to Merkel's open-door migrant policy, which allowed hundreds of thousands from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere into Germany last year. The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Frank-Juergen Weise, told the newspaper that he expects a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year.

  • Queen Bey reigns supreme at the MTV Video Music Awards

    This year’s MTV VMAs was not short of highlights: Beyonce, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Drake’s speech – the list is long.

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  • Wheels up for China's new aero-engine group

    Visitors look at a full-size model of an aircraft jet engine made by China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC), at the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, in 2013

  • Coronation Street Spoilers: The Week Ahead In Weatherfield

    After discovering Caz sleeping rough on the Red Rec, Maria returns home to find a burglar in the flat. Luckily for Maria, Caz pops by the flat and discovers she’s been attacked. While Maria talks to the police, she breaks down and asks Caz if she’ll stay over as she’s scared to be alone.

    Katy Brent-Stacey
  • 'No Fuss' Hen Party Ends In Rescue By Lifeboat Crew

    Ms Sanderson and friends Laura White, Ann Peters and Natalie Pyne were celebrating her forthcoming wedding on the River Dart, near Dartmouth in Devon, when the boat they were in became stuck in mud as the tide went out. Dart RNLI said the boat had "gone aground on an ebbing tide" in Old Mill Creek shortly before 7.30pm on Saturday. An RNLI spokesman said: "The irony is the bride-to-be had requested a 'no fuss and low key' day.

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  • M20 Reopens After Bridge Collapse Causes Chaos

    The M20 motorway has reopened after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto the carriageway on one of the year's busiest travel days. Kent Police and Highways England said that a section of the bridge, weighing 170 tonnes, was brought down by a digger being transported on the back of a lorry.

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  • Missing Camber Sands Swimmer Is Found Safe

    Fears that a swimmer had got into trouble off Camber Sands beach sparked a search and rescue operation - days after five men died there.

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  • 3 Canadians on cruise ship arrested with 95kg cocaine by Australian police

    Three Canadian nationals on a cruise ship have been arrested and charged with possession of a commercial quantity of cocaine by Australian authorities. Close to 95kg of the narcotic were found by the police during a search of the passengers' cabins when the vessel docked at Sydney harbour on 28 August. Andre Tamine, 63, Isabelle Lagace, 28, and Melina Roberce, 22, were immediately taken into custody and charged with importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug. On Monday they appeared before Sydney's Central Local Court where they were formally denied bail.

    International Business Times
  • BHS has closed its doors and people are frankly devastated

    Today heralds the end of an era for the department store.

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  • X Factor 2016: Christian Burrows Brings Nation To Tears With Song About His Late Baby Brother

    Nathan tragically passed away from cot death when he was just three months old, with Christian being two at the time. Christian admitted that he’d only ever played the song to his parents before, with all four judges being moved to tears as they praised the hopeful. Not a fan of sob stories usually, but Christian’s performance was emotional.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • Sir Philip Green Wants Probe Dropped ‎If He Plugs BHS Pension Gap

    Sir Philip Green is seeking assurances that regulators will abandon a probe into‎ BHS's vast pension deficit if he makes a "voluntary" financial contribution to the retirement pots of thousands of the collapsed chain's former employees. Opinions differ about whether the watchdog would be willing or able to offer such a guarantee to Sir Philip, with sources close to it suggesting that every case "would be evaluated on its merits". The regulator can also‎ seek information from or pursue anyone who they believe to be a connected party - which in BHS's case could lead it to Lady Green, the ultimate owner of Taveta, which owns Arcadia Group.

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