Team GB's ecstatic athletes have arrived back home to a heroes' welcome following their best Olympics in more than a century. A gold-nosed Boeing 747 with "victoRIOus" emblazoned on the side and 320 athletes and support staff on board landed at Heathrow airport just before 10am. Rowing gold medallist Helen Glover tweeted pictures from the "flight of a lifetime", including one of gymnast Max Whitlock holding a pose and balancing on two chairs.
At least six people have reportedly been killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, causing extensive damage to buildings and blackouts. The quake hit just after 3.30am local time and was felt across a large swathe of the country, including in Rome, where people in the historic centre felt swaying followed by aftershocks. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the epicentre was north east of Rome, near Norcia in Umbria, while the US Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.2.
The steamy dancers revealed a rather surprising secret from their time on Strictly Come Dancing.
That’s one big baby bump for a character who’s not pregnant.
Europe's most powerful leaders have outlined their vision of the EU without the UK. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on the island of Ventotene off the coast of Naples. Despite the optimism, Mrs Merkel admitted the EU now faced "enormous challenges".
This is the type of fuel you’ll need if you’re going to be pulling lorries.
The results of the vote is not funny as far as these people are concerned.
Premier League West Bromwich Albion have been knocked out of the EFL Cup by Northampton Town. Tony Pulis' men were held to a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes of action at the Sixfields Stadium.
X Factor 2012 winner James Arthur was hospitalised on Saturday night after being glassed in a violent pub attack. The singer was enjoying an evening in Redcar over the weekend and witnesses are unsure about what started the bust-up. Police confirmed that an assault victim had been taken to hospital or treatment, with James later alluding to the attack on Twitter by sarcastically writing: “Good night in Redcar tonight” alongside the shocked and beer emojis.
Patricia Routledge had suggested that she was unimpressed with the idea of the corporation revisiting some of Britain’s best-loved TV series.
On Monday, Ryan Lochte's bizarre robbery story during the Rio Olympics seemingly hit rock bottom when all four of his sponsors dumped him as a spokesperson. If it seems as if the four companies — Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Airweave, and Gentle Hair Removal — acted fast in dumping Lochte, it's because they did. In each case, it took longer for them to lose their deals than for Lochte.
Viewers quickly turned against “Our Sam” as she left the house.
Nick Grimshaw was involved in a dramatic car accident last night after he swerved on the road in order to avoid a cat. Nick was on his way to BBC studios for a Frank Ocean listening party but his neighbour, Henry Stewart, tweeted a photo of the crash and wrote: “@grimmers unhurt after this, in next street to us. A rep for Nick added to The Sun: “Nick is absolutely fine - he was driving at no more than 15mph and he swerved to avoid a cat.
By Ned Parker and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Shi’ite militias in Iraq detained, tortured and abused far more Sunni civilians during the American-backed capture of the town of Falluja in June than U.S. officials have publicly acknowledged, Reuters has found. More than 700 Sunni men and boys are still missing more than two months after the Islamic State stronghold fell. The abuses occurred despite U.S. efforts to restrict the militias' role in the operation, including threatening to withdraw American air support, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.
Liam Gallagher has revealed how he got into trouble for throwing stones at neighbour Jamie Oliver’s house.
Jeremy Corbyn's team has insisted the Labour leader could not find an unreserved seat when he got on a train - amid a row with Virgin Trains. The rail company took issue with Mr Corbyn after he complained in a video he had to sit on the floor because of "completely ram-packed" carriages on a service between London and Newcastle. The politician was travelling on the three-hour Virgin Trains service on 11 August for a leadership hustings in Gateshead.
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Washington is planning to deploy several sophisticated F-35 fighter jets at a US military base in Japan. The move can be seen as an act of counter-balance against the growing clout posed by North Korea and China in the region. The US's strategic deployment of 16 Lockheed Martin fighters marks a significant development in the region amid the ongoing tensions.
Alyson Shontell, Business Insider's US editor-in-chief, recently sat down with LeBron James. He shared his reaction to Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors. The NBA star says that he was shocked, like everyone else, but says that it's ultimately good for the league. Fans weren't all as supportive as James says he was when they learned the news, though.
British banks could lose a good number of European and domestic corporate customers in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union in June, known as Brexit, according to a private study released on Tuesday. About 40 percent of European companies and nearly 25 percent of U.K. companies already have or are planning to reallocate their banking business due to Brexit, the survey from Greenwich Associates showed. Some European companies plan to shift their business to larger global banks from U.K. ones, the Greenwich, Connecticut-based consulting firm said.
A soldier has died while taking part in a night-time live firing exercise at a training facility in Northumberland. The serviceman had suffered a serious head wound after being shot during the exercise at the Otterburn training area. Armed Forces minister Mike Penning said the soldier was from The Royal Regiment of Scotland, and expressed his condolences to the man's family, friends and colleagues.
A Sky News investigation has revealed a big spike in the number of people being smuggled into South Africa from Zimbabwe. It is believed more and more people are fleeing Robert Mugabe's increasingly repressive regime. One South African former border control official told us crossings into the country had gone up 35% recently, while several of the illegal entrants spoke of "hundreds" crossing every day.
A failure of euro zone government to enact badly needed fiscal and structural reform could force the European Central Bank to ease policy further to meet its inflation mandate, Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday. Growth is picking up and will continue to accelerate but the recovery is not as strong as the ECB would like and governments' fiscal policy has not matched the Bank's monetary stimulus efforts, Coeure, a top lieutenant of ECB President Mario Draghi told a conference. Hoping to stave off deflation and kick start private sector growth, the ECB has cut rates deep into negative territory, given banks free loans and is buying 80 billion euros worth of assets per month.
It found that total unsecured debt levels, which excludes mortgages, increased from £48bn in 2012, to £353bn in 2015, with many low-income families under severe pressure. The report, Britain In The Red, said some 3.2 million households are in "problem debt" - where they pay out more than a quarter of income on unsecured debt repayments. Frances O'Grady, TUC general secretary, said: "Families can't continue relying on credit cards and loans to get by, but with the average wage still worth £40 less than before the 2008 crash, lots of families have little choice.
The eurozone economy appears to have remained strong in August, despite Britain's decision in June to exit the EU
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