• Teenager fears dying every night because his tongue is the size of a TENNIS BALL

    A teenager with a tongue the size of a tennis ball fears going to sleep every night - in case he chokes to death on the huge organ. Krzysztof Wegrzyn, from Grojec, Poland, was born with a haemangioma - a benign tumour in the blood vessels of his tongue.

    Yahoo News UK
  • Mariah Carey ‘dumped’ by fiancé James Packer over ‘excessive spending’

    James Packer has called it quits with fiancée Mariah Carey, according to a new report. “I can’t really talk about them right now because everything is still being figured out,” she told People magazine, earlier this year.

    Adele Ankers
  • Manchester United: Liverpool Legend Slams Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Jamie Carragher believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic suffered the worst half of football in his career during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday. Carragher, who played 508 times for United rivals Liverpool, was working as a pundit for Sky Sports as he explained how the big Swedish striker deserved criticism for United’s form. Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game to help United recover from Sunday’s 4-0 defeat to Chelsea, but Carragher believes Ibrahimovic has been struggling.

  • A new scam on WhatsApp is luring victims with free Sainsbury's vouchers

    The scam is disguised as a message from a familiar number and urges victims to click on a seemingly genuine link.

    SNAPPA News
  • German and British leaders condemn PM Theresa May's Brexit fear remarks

    Prime Minister Theresa May has been criticised by British and German politicians for the speech she made to banking firm Goldman Sachs a month ahead of the referendum vote on 23 June. Following Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, other national leaders have also accused her of failing to handle the situation properly. While addressing Goldman Sachs' event as home secretary, May had expressed fears that companies investing in the UK for being a part of the European Union might withdraw if the country left the bloc, according to the leaked audio of her speech.

    International Business Times
  • Britain will leave the single market - Secretary for Scotland

    By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's decision to leave the European Union will also mean leaving the EU single market, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet ministers said on Thursday. "If we are leaving the EU, we are leaving the single market," Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell told Scottish lawmakers at a special hearing on the implications of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The implications of Britain's EU exit for its access to the bloc's 500 million-consumer single market remain unclear.

  • Clinton 'thrilled' after Adele tells fans 'don't vote' for Trump

    Hillary Clinton has said she was "stunned and thrilled" to receive Adele's backing, calling herself a "huge fan" of the British star. Adele told an audience at Miami's American Airlines Arena on Tuesday she did not want Donald Trump to win. The concert was attended by Mrs Clinton, though it was unclear if Adele knew.

    Sky News
  • 'Patient Zero' did not cause HIV outbreak in US, new study says

    A long-held theory that a flight attendant known as "Patient Zero" caused the spread of HIV in America has finally been disproven after scientists analysed archived blood samples. The experts also believe the virus started in New York in the early 1970s, and not Los Angeles in the early 1980s, as had been thought. Gaetan Dugas was identified in a 1987 bestselling book - And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts - as playing a key role in the spread of the virus.

    Sky News
  • Kanye West & Jay Z Not Friends Because of Beyonce & Kim Kardashian

    Kanye West and Jay-Z are both watching their thrones respectively as reports have come out that the rappers actually do NOT get along! Guess what? It’s because of the ladies!

  • Spend, spend, spend! Tourists throng London's West End buying luxury brands as pound falls

    The falling pound has brought tourists flocking to London looking for cheap deals on Rolex watches and Burberry coats. Since the UK's vote to leave the European Union on 23 June sterling has fallen by around 15% against the dollar and around 20% against the euro. This has been a boon for the UK's luxury industry, which is worth around £32bn ($39bn) a year, because just over half of all spending in this sector is from wealthy tourists from countries such as China, the Middle East, the US and Russia.

    International Business Times
  • Conor McGregor ready to make shock announcement of lengthy break from UFC

    UFC superstar Conor McGregor will announce he has decided to take a long-term break from the sport in order to settle down with his long-term girlfriend, according to The Irish Sun. McGregor, 28, is just 17 days away from his historic fight with Eddie Alvarez where he will attempt to become the first man in the promotion's history to hold belts at two different weights at the same time. Already featherweight champion having knocked Jose Aldo out in 13 seconds last December at UFC 194, the Dubliner will aim to add lightweight gold to his collection – but is reportedly ready to shock the UFC world after the showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York.

    International Business Times
  • 12 species at risk of being wiped out in global mass extinction

    Experts believe that the world is heading towards the biggest mass extinction since dinosaurs were wiped out. The Living Planet report from WWF and the Zoological Society of London said that wildlife numbers have fallen by 58% between 1970 and 2012 - with no sign the average 2% drop in numbers each year will slow. Here are 12 species under threat:

    Andy Wells
  • Samsung posts 30 percent profit plunge on Note 7 crisis

    Samsung issued a revised earning estimate two weeks ago after it killed off its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to devices overheating and bursting into flames

  • Villages badly damaged as quakes hit central Italy

    Rome's historic centre has been shaken by two strong earthquakes which struck central Italy - just months after a quake in the same area killed hundreds. Officials at the Foreign Ministry evacuated their building and a landslide forced a section of the Salaria highway north of Rome to close. A Serie A football match between Pescara and Atalanta was also stopped for several minutes when the tremors started.

    Sky News
  • Britain’s Got Talent star Jack Carroll joins the Live At The Apollo line-up

    The line-up for the new series of Live At The Apollo has been announced, and you’ll be pleased to know that a Britain’s Got Talent favourite has been added to the sidesplitting schedule. Jack Carroll claimed the first runner-up spot when he competed in the seventh series of the talent show in 2013 at the age of 14, and has since appeared on Sunday Night at the Palladium, Trollied and a host of CBBC shows. It’s safe to say we’re fans of Jack’s witty and dry sense of humour, so we can’t wait to see him take to the stage for Live At The Apollo, which returns to BBC Two for its twelfth series in November.

    Adele Ankers
  • Wind in the Willows killer plotted revenge on Northampton Town FC 'swindlers'

    For murderer and lifelong Northampton Town FC fan Michael Danaher, it was a revenge list that would right all the wrongs in his world. Greenwood, whose body was found at his Oxford home on 7 April, had been stabbed 36 times, suffered a broken arm and had defensive wounds to his hands.

    International Business Times
  • Car dealership Inchcape says benefits from fall in the pound

    LONDON (Reuters) - Car dealership chain Inchcape said its performance was boosted by the fall in the value of the pound since Britons voted to leave the European Union. The company, which operates in Britain, parts of Europe, Australasia, Asia and some emerging markets, posted a 15 percent increase in third-quarter revenue to 2 billion pounds, helped by the depreciation of the currency. "With over three quarters of profits denominated in currencies other than sterling, our reported actual currency performance is benefiting from sterling's weakness," the firm said on Thursday. ...

  • Chinese state fund lures Hermes into £11bn National Grid bid

    The City asset manager owned by BT's pension fund has joined a Chinese government-led bid for the UK's biggest gas pipeline network amid ministerial warnings that foreign takeovers of British assets will attract closer scrutiny. Sky News has learnt that Hermes Investment Management signed up on Thursday to a consortium vying to buy a controlling stake in National Grid (LSE: NG.L - news) 's gas distribution division. Hermes' recruitment is significant because the consortium is said to believe that the involvement of a blue-chip British institutional name will strengthen its chances of acquiring a business which supplies gas to 11m UK homes.

    Sky News
  • British economy resists Brexit... for now

    Britain's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.5 percent

  • Nissan investment may come at significant cost

    The jury may be out on that one, but for the voters of Sunderland, they must definitely feel that they are both having their cake and eating it. The Wearside city's stunning 61% vote to leave the EU was the first signal, on the night of 23 June, that Britain was about to be struck by a political earthquake. Not only will Nissan build the new Qashqai in Sunderland , it will also build the new X-Trail SUV there, securing some 7,000 jobs at the plant and a further 28,000 in the supply chain.

    Sky News
  • France aims to steal Britain's Indian investment crown

    By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - France is pitching itself to Indian investors as their new gateway to the European Union's single market, hoping to supplant Britain now that the British have decided to leave the EU, the French industry minister told Reuters on Thursday. Speaking on the last day of a three-day tour of India, where he visited local plants belonging to Renault and Saint-Gobain, Christophe Sirugue said Brexit was an opportunity for France to become India's partner of choice in Europe.

  • British pound wins GDP boost but European equities sag

    The pound shot as high as $1.2272 and strengthened to just above 89 pence against the euro in morning deals, before trimming gains

  • Do the latest GDP figures suggest everything's actually okay after the Brexit vote?

    The economy’s performance has been better than expected.

    SNAPPA News
  • South Africa's Gordhan declines to comment on ANC backing

    South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan declined on Thursday to say whether he was confident of the political support of the ruling ANC, less than a week before he must answer fraud charges in court. Gordhan said he had tried not to let the case distract him while preparing a mid-term budget presented to parliament on Wednesday. Asked during a post-budget breakfast meeting whether he was still confident he had political backing, Gordhan said: "I'm not trying to duck, but I'm not going to answer it." Gordhan, who on Wednesday slashed growth forecasts for the next three years and predicted wider budget deficits than previously expected, said he was not preoccupied with whether he had done enough to stave off credit rating downgrades.



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