A man has been shot in Dublin, close to the hotel where three attackers opened fire with AK-47s on Friday. According to Sky sources, the man shot in tonight's incident on Poplar Row, in the North Strand area of the city, has died. He has been named by Irish media as Eddie Hutch senior.6 minutes agoSky News
A mum claims to have conducted an experiment where she kept a McDonald’s Happy Meal for SIX years – just to see if it would decompose.
Controversial recommendations from police chiefs warn that brothel raids "create a mistrust of all external agencies", and advises forces in England and Wales to move away from enforcing laws which make it illegal to sell sex. Although the police have been advised to prioritise the safety of sex workers since 2011, today's new National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) strategy goes further, introducing a new "responsibility to protect", and describing sex workers "not… as offenders per se but people who may become victims of crime". NPCC Lead for Sex Workers, Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland, said: "The draft strategy makes clear that the majority of sex workers are not committing offences but that they are a vulnerable group that we have a responsibility to protect.
The TripAdvisor user wrote a scathing review of Glynn Purnell’s restaurant in Birmingham – saying it was "immoral [for it] to charge such prices for food". “Maybe the chef should watch Masterchef The Professionals for a few lessons to see how food should be served and give some decent portions of wonderful food not just the content of a decent starter over 6 courses. “In regards to Masterchef, Glynn is well celebrated and well received in the public scene.
By Sonya Dowsett GUADALAJARA, Spain (Reuters) - A 90-year-old Spanish woman wrapped in a fur coat and woollen scarf stood over a deep open grave and murmured "my father" to the unearthed skeleton lying at the bottom. Ascension Mendieta's trade unionist father Timoteo was shot in 1939 in the months after the Spanish Civil War and buried in a mass grave in the corner of Guadalajara's town cemetery. The case illustrates how Spain is struggling to come to terms with a past which is fading from living memory but leaves a mark on current affairs.
The world’s dependence on fossil fuels will cause sea levels to rise leaving just the top half of Nelson’s column poking through the waves, says a new study. Burning just half of the remaining fossil fuels will affect the planet for more than 100,000 years, scientists warn. Published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, the study says that at the current rate humans are pumping carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage, with sea level rises affecting a fifth of the world’s population.
The 24-year-old pop star, whose real name is Chris Hardman, died on 23 March last year. An inquest into his death heard Mr Hardman, who rose to fame at the age of 15 in the TV series Rock School, had been in contact with mental health services throughout his career. The inquest heard that Mr Hardman had spent the night before his death "chilling" with friends at his flat in Union Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
A former model who was married to a wealthy Saudi sheikh won the right to seek a payout from him in London, after a court rejected Monday his claim to have diplomatic immunity.
Manchester United have refused to comment on documents released by whistle-blowing website Football Leaks which appear to detail how much the club paid its players in bonuses in the 2009/10 season. The documents show former United forward Bebe was paid £900,000 a year in wages and given another £500,000 as a signing-on fee after joining in a £7.4m deal in August 2010. This meant he cost United £165,000 for each of the 75 Premier League minutes he played for the club.
By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of refugees could flock to Britain from France if voters decide to leave the European Union, a spokesman for David Cameron said on Monday, underlining the prime minister's stance that an exit would hurt security. In what critics said was the start of a "campaign of fear" to try to keep voters in the European Union, the spokesman said leaving the bloc could harm an agreement with France which allows British border guards to make immigration checks there. At a news conference, Cameron backed up the message by saying the agreement, which puts Britain's border inside France, such as at the northern port town of Calais, was a good deal for Britain and one he would fight to keep.
The title and first trailer for Matt Damon's fourth outing as Jason Bourne have been revealed. Damon starred in the first three films about the spy but chose not to return in 2012 when Jeremy Renner played the title role in The Bourne Legacy. Damon and Greengrass' fourth collaboration is called Jason Bourne, and is the sequel to the 2007 film The Bourne Ultimatum.
Kimberley Walsh briefly put marital bliss to one side at her paradise wedding to give new husband Justin Scott a ticking off at the altar.
The Lunar New Year was celebrated across the Asian world, as well as in Asian communities in places such as Mexico City, over the weekend with dragon dances, spiritual observations and fireworks. People in the Chinese capital, Beijing, gathered together and set off fireworks. Firecrackers are believed to scare off evil spirits and entice the god of wealth to people's doorsteps once New Year's Day arrives. Hundreds of people gathered in the historic Chinatown district of the port town of Yokohama, Japan, with a countdown to ring in the start of the year of the monkey. The Spring Festival in Yokohama's Chinatown has become an increasingly popular event for Chinese tourists, who visit Japan during the Lunar New Year holidays. Local residents and tourists visited the Kanteibyo Taoism temple, a sanctuary for Chinese residents in the area to pray for good luck by bowing and burning letters. The Mexican capital joined the rest of the world in celebrating the Lunar New Year with a ceremony marking the beginning of the year of the monkey. Thousands of residents of Mexico City attended a parade featuring dragons at the Monument to the Revolution and a ceremony at the Mexico City Museum of Cultures. At the ceremonies, dances inspired by the animal kingdom were performed, as were martial arts exhibitions. The Chinese year of the monkey officially began on 8 February and lasts until 27 January 2017.
By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday. Mohamed Yassin, Daallo Airlines chief executive, said most of the passengers who were on the bombed flight were scheduled to fly with Turkish Airlines, but were flown to Djibouti by one of his planes after the Turkish carrier cancelled its flight, citing bad weather. "That particular passenger (who was behind the blast) boarded the aircraft on a Turkish Airlines boarding pass and was on the list for the Turkish Airlines manifest," Yassin told Reuters by telephone from Dubai.
Apple claims that its controversial ‘Error 53’, which disables iPhones that have been repaired by non-Apple technicians, is a security measure. Thousands of iPhone 6 users have been left fuming after the dreaded Error 53, originally thought to be a bug, rendered their handsets useless following Apple’s latest software update. The issue is related to the iPhone’s home button, which features the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
There can’t be anything much more humiliating in life than having your head stuffed in a cone and your picture taken for the world to laugh at.
Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars have thrilled a global audience of more than 100 million during the Super Bowl 50 half-time show in California. Known mainly for mellow hits, Coldplay treated fans watching the game between the Denver Broncos and the Caroline Panthers at Levi's stadium in Santa Clara to a powerful rendition of their hit Viva La Vida. Moments later a black-leather-clad Mars, who headlined the half-time show in 2014, appeared on stage, singing and dancing through his hit Uptown Funk!
Just weeks after hundreds of women were harassed and assaulted on the streets of Cologne, Germany, a female broadcast journalist in the city was groped live on air. "I'd like to emphasise, and this seems important me, that the incident has been caused by young men speaking German," said Belgian reporter Esmeralda Labye, who was covering the Women's Carnival in Cologne for RTBF when she was assaulted by the men. Most of the attackers New Year's Eve were reportedly recent immigrants and asylum seekers, news that triggered a major backlash against Germany's welcome to refugees.
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Jack Russell Tigger had been with the girls since they were all children but after 16 years together, the agonising decision was made for him to be put to sleep. Louise Dobbie, 22, told ABC News: “My sisters and I were gathered around sharing our memories and photos of Tigger when he was a pup while we were waiting for the vet to come to our house to put him to rest.
It also has a large private garden. The advert, listed by estate agent Foxtons on Zoopla, reads: “This unique two bedroom house, boasts bright and modern interior, with fantastic open-plan reception and kitchen area, private driveway and garden.
An Indian has been killed by a falling meteorite which caused a loud explosion in the southern Indian town of Vellore sending astrophysicists rushing to the scene. Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, said in a statement: "A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district's K Pantharappalli village." She announced financial compensation for the victims.
Gymnast Beth Tweddle is recovering from an operation on her neck after injuring herself during rehearsals for the celebrity sports show The Jump. In a statement, her parents Ann and Jerry said: "The early medical indications were positive as Beth was able to move her hands and feet, despite being in a lot of discomfort. "The medical staff have been fantastic and explained to us that Beth was waiting for an operation as there were more serious cases ahead of her.
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Police described the double stabbing in Bury on Sunday afternoon as a "shocking incident". Detective Superintendent Sara Wallwork, of Greater Manchester Police's Serious Crime Division, said: "One of the victims of this shocking incident has now sadly died and we have launched a full murder investigation.
A woman who lived with her partner for nearly two decades has launched a court battle after his share of their home passed to his estranged wife after his death.
Chancellor George Osborne may have to impose large additional tax rises or spending cuts at very short notice to meet his target of balancing the nation's books by 2019/20, an influential economic think-tank has warned.
The protest comes after the judicial council decided to ban "religious signs", which explicitly mentions the hijab. The decision of the judicial council, which supervises the functioning of the judiciary, was criticised by Muslim politicians and religious leaders. "We gathered to protest against prejudices, discrimination and marginalisation," Samira Zunic Velagic, one of the protest organisers, was quoted as saying by Agence France-Press.
Anyone who grew up in the 80s will know the complete joy of Trio chocolate bars but they have been nothing but a memory for the past 13 years. If you head to your local supermarket from 1 March you will be able to once again buy one of the greatest chocolate bars ever made - and relive your childhood while you’re at it. Sarah Heynen, marketing director of sweet biscuits for United Biscuits, said: “We are very excited to bring Trio back to market.
These photos show what happened to a poor cat called Ginger Nut after he was shot in the head by a callous thug.
Australian Collins class submarines in formation in Cockburn Sound, near Rockingham in Western Australia on March 22, 2015
Prince George has a passion for aeroplanes and could be set to join the air cadets when he grows up.
The mystery raider 'Basil' who escaped after the Hatton Garden heist is a former policeman, one of the ringleaders has claimed. Danny Jones, who is awaiting sentence for the £14m raid, wrote in a letter from Belmarsh Prison: "I can say that someone told me he was an ex-policeman who got into security by the guy who introduced him to me. "He said Basil heard about me from a close friend on the police force, as I was arrested for a similar raid in Bond Street in 2010.
A double decker bus has been blown up in the heart of London as part of a stunt for an action film.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November, the euro2day.gr financial news website revealed deep mutual irritation and distrust in talks between Erdogan and the EU's two top officials, Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk. The EU officials were trying to enlist Ankara's help in stemming an influx of Syrian refugees and migrants into Europe.
By Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices were down 2 percent on Monday as supply overhang concerns grew after a Saudi-Venezuela meeting at the weekend showed few signs of coordination to boost prices. No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday between Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan counterpart that OPEC and non-OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump. After a flurry of diplomacy over the last two weeks about a possible production cut roiled oil markets, Sunday's meeting between cash-strapped Venezuela and the kingpin of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was seen as "make or break" for a possible deal to boost prices that have slumped 70 percent since mid-2014.
The Duchess of Cambridge has called for more children to have better mental health support in schools to stop problems developing later in life. Kate, as patron of the mental health charity Place2be, has recorded a video message to mark the start of Children's Mental Health Week. The video, which was filmed in Salisbury Primary School, Queen's Park, northwest London, shows the Duchess talking to four children who have benefited from support from Place2Be.
As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature.
The Airbus A350 assembly line at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, southwestern France
UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch United States calls it “a threat to global peace” Pyongyang to expect “serious consequence” Within hours of North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket on Sunday morning, the UN’s Security Council met in emergency session in New York condemning it and warning of “serious consequences”. Pyongyang’s claim that it was placing a satellite in orbit as part of its space programme has not been believed – critics say its was to test a ballistic missile. Is #NorthKorea close to weaponising a long-range rocket? https://t.co/QKjC398eIQ— EconomicTimes (@EconomicTimes) February 7, 2016 The UN ambassadors from South Korea and the US have lead the criticism and have unilaterally said they will look into deploying an advanced missile defence system in the region. “I think the DPRK is making a clear statement to the whole world that it is determined to continue to defy the community of nations and to threaten the peace and security of the whole world. This is totally outrageous and unacceptable,” said Oh Joon UN ambassador from South Korea. U.S. and South Korea will discuss deploying missile defense system, after North Korea’s rocket launch Saturday. https://t.co/79zeXraWlW— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 7, 2016 Meanwhile Samantha Power from the US has begun pushing for the Security Council to prepare a resolution for tough new sanctions to be imposed on the already isolated nation. “We’re looking forward to expeditiously consulting with our colleagues in the coming days and we will be looking to all council members to unite around a swift and aggressive response to the DPRK’s repeated violations that constitute this very direct threat to global peace and security.” North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since its first nuclear test in 2006. It has conducted three more atomic tests since then, including one last month along with numerous ballistic missile launches. Although the UN has already imposed sanctions they have not been rigidly enforced with China fearing they could topple the Pyongyang regime, triggering a refugee crisis on its border.
Consumers enjoyed a "feel good start to the year" last month as spending rose at its fastest pace for more than a year and a half, according to figures from Visa Europe. "Spending rose most prominently on the high street, though it still looks to be prudent rather than excessive at this stage.
It wasn't American football, but jousting that gave Henry VIII repeated head injuries so severe that it affected his behaviour, according to an intriguing new theory by researchers from Yale University. The king was "lighthearted, merry and easily given to laughter" in his early days but turned explosive, despotic and cruel later on, just like modern-day sufferers of repeated head trauma. "It is intriguing to think that modern European history may have changed forever because of a blow to the head," said Arash Salardini, instructor in behavioral neurology at Yale School of Medicine and senior author of a new study on Henry VIII.
The animal is thought to have strayed from a forest area close to the school.
A group of bros trying to get tight with US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders instead got slapped upside the head by the New Hampshire senator on national TV. The so-called Bernie Bros have busted out on social network sites supporting Sanders. "I have heard about it," Sanders told ABC's Jake Tapper.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Humeyra Pamuk BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. "They are advancing and we are pulling back because in the face of such heavy aerial bombing we must minimise our losses." The Russian-backed Syrian government advance over recent days amounts to one of the biggest shifts in momentum of the war, helping to torpedo the first peace talks for two years, which collapsed last week before they had begun in earnest. The Syrian military and its allies were almost five km (3 miles) from the rebel-held town of Tal Rafaat, which has brought them to around 25 km (16 miles) from the Turkish border, the rebels, residents and a conflict monitor said.
An elderly Australian woman kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso arrived in Ouagadougou Monday after being freed following mediation by neighbouring Niger, which is now trying to secure her husband's release.
Millions of people all over the world celebrated the Chinese New Year in style, with Monday (8 February) marking the start of the year of the monkey. The Chinese Lunar New Year – also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar – is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day. Revellers from all over the globe took part in the festivities – from George Square in Glasgow to Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong – while Beijing saw some spectacular firework displays with people dancing in the street.
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By Sandhya Ravishankar CHENNAI (Reuters) - Indian scientists are investigating whether a man was killed by a meteorite, which if confirmed would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost 200 years.Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, has said a bus driver at a college in her state was killed by the meteorite and awarded 100,000 rupees ($1,470) in compensation to his family."A meteorite fell within the college premises," Jayalalithaa said. Jayalalithaa, a former film star, left tight-lipped local officials struggling to explain the mystery blast at the engineering college that left a small crater and broke windows.
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Near 1550 GMT, US stocks had cut losses a bit, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 285.68 points or 1.76%
This baby is clearly a Muhammad Ali in waiting as he started practicing some boxing moves during a routine ultrasound.
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New scientific evidence shows a young female Army recruit found dead at a barracks more than 20 years ago may not have killed herself, an inquest has heard. Alison Foster QC, representing the family of 18-year-old Cheryl James, said: "Now there is distinguished pathological evidence showing that the shot that killed Cheryl James may not have been self-inflicted. "Third party involvement is more than merely speculative, according to this inquest's pathologist.
The basketball court at Nashville’s Franklin Road Academy (FRA) erupted into jubilant cheers on Senior Night, February 5, as Robert Lewis — a student with Down Syndrome — scored a thrilling shot that ended the game. Lewis, manager of FRA’s basketball team, was granted the rare chance to play that night by coach John Pierce. Ironically, the rival team was from University School of Nashville (USN), where Lewis’ younger brother, Matthew, plays. Lewis’ winning 3-point shot sealed FRA’s 64-47 victory over USN. This footage shows the shot, as well as Matthew encouraging his older sibling despite the two technically playing on opposing teams. “There was a lot of love in that gym — from both sides,” said Judy Lewis, the mother of both boys, in an interview with Style Blueprint, a lifestyle blog that focuses on events across the American South, including those in Nashville. Credit: Jeffrey Malkofsky-Berger
Georgia is planning a £2.5 bn Black Sea port to boost trade between China and Europe along the historic Silk Road
The journalist who took CIRA’s statement regarding the Regency Hotel shootings says that “spectacular attack” was the group announcing themselves as being “back on the stage”.
Plans for the College Green project were discussed by councillors today.
By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ramzan Kadyrov, hardline leader of Russia's Chechen region and close ally of President Vladimir Putin, said Chechen spies loyal to Moscow had infiltrated Islamic State in Syria and were gathering intelligence for Russian air force bombing strikes. The assertion, by Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, is impossible immediately to verify.
Sunday Oliseh, the Nigerian national football team’s head coach, has released a two-part video venting his frustrations at critics after the team’s early exit from the African Nations Championships (CHAN).
It's quite hard to see why people would be so upset about this, but it is probably at least in part due to our modern-day separation from the reality of how we get our food. When we feast our eyes on the meat counter at the supermarket or the butcher's shop, we do not see the gambolling lambs, happy pigs and frisky calves whose short lives were ended so that we could eat them.
Google has been sued by a businessman who says he has suffered damage and distress because internet users have had access to "sensitive personal data".
The strain of being parted from their mobile phone for a day is worse for many Britons than not being able to speak to their partner for 24 hours , research suggests.