• Shining a laser at the new £5 notes reveals something pretty nifty

    There’s a science lesson to be learned here…

    SNAPPA Science
  • US newspapers break with tradition to condemn 'dangerous demagogue' Donald Trump

    USA Today has become the latest newspaper to break with tradition by telling readers that Donald Trump is unfit to be President. Throughout its history, America's only national daily paper has remained neutral, endorsing or criticising individual policies without ever recommending a candidate.

    Sky News
  • Are India and Pakistan going to war?

    India says it has struck militants across the Kashmir frontier.

    SNAPPA News
  • The photo that sums up the devastating impact of the Olympics on Brazil's street children

    A photograph of a Brazilian child sleeping rough on a Rio de Janeiro street below banners for the 2016 Olympic Games symbolises the devastating impact of the sporting event on thousands of children and young people in the city, according to a rights group. Terre des Hommes, a network of 10 national children's rights organisations, has investigated what it claims to be violations of rights committed before and during the multi-sport event held in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro between 5 August and 21 August 2016. According to Rio City Hall's official data 22,000 families were evicted from their homes after Rio was chosen to host the Olympics, which had an official slogan of "New World".

    International Business Times
  • Vicky Pattison Mourns Her Tour Manager Rob Charlie Cook After He Passes Away

    Sad news this weekend for Vicky Pattison, who last night took to Instagram to pay tribute to her tour manager, Rob Charlie Cook. Rob passed away yesterday and was well-known to Vicky and a whole host of other celebrities. Vicky posted a picture of herself and Rob and wrote and emotional tribute to her friend – calling him ‘one of the kindest men I have ever known’.

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  • Brexit earthquake has failed to materialise

    Remainers warned that traditional allies would spurn us, forcing the UK to "the back of the queue" as global markets shuddered. Business leaders, Brussels negotiators and European premiers continue their clamour for clarity.

    Sky News
  • Jim Carrey victim to more vicious claims from late girlfriend’s ex-husband

    Jim Carrey has fallen victim to yet more vicious claims from the estranged ex-husband of his late girlfriend who is now saying that the actor forced Cathriona White to take the morning after pill. Mark Burton plans to show the texts as evidence in a wrongful death lawsuit planned to take place next week. Burton also claims that Jim Carrey used a conversation about their parents as an excuse to send Cathriona tasteless, sexually explicit messages.

    Amy Nickell
  • Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Reach Temporary Custody Agreement

    The sticky situation that is Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s custody battle seemed to improve slightly this weekend, as it emerged that the couple had reached a temporary custody agreement. According to those in the know at TMZ, Angelina will have temporary physical custody of all six children for the next three weeks, before the Los Angeles County Department Of Children And Family Services review the case again. The agreement also stipulates that Brad will be allowed an initial visit to the home, monitored by a therapist, before being assessed to see if they should remain present for future visits.

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  • Kos landowner demands police stop Ben Needham search

    The owner of the site where police are searching for Ben Needham has asked for the digging to stop, but officers have told Sky News work will continue unless they are ordered to quit by a court. It emerged on Friday morning that the owner of the land around the old farmhouse on the island of Kos, where Ben was last seen 25 years ago, wanted investigators to cease their operation. Lead investigator, Detective Inspector Jon Cousins, said he would seek judicial authority to search the land if permission was withdrawn.

    Sky News
  • China paper says U.S., South Korea will 'pay the price' for planned missile system

    The United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month. In July, South Korea agreed with the United States to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to protect against any North Korean threats.

    Reuters
  • Police investigating rape of Oxford schoolgirl renew public appeal

    Police investigating the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford say they are following a number of "significant" lines of enquiry. Detective Superintendent Chris Ward said Thames Valley Police's major crime unit had received a "substantial" amount of calls since Thursday. The girl, dressed in her school uniform, was grabbed "in a bearhug" by two white men driving a silver car at around 8.25am on Wednesday morning.

    Sky News
  • Pete Wicks And Megan McKenna To Split? Couple At War Following Sexting Scandal

    Pete Wicks has been sent home from filming TOWIE in Marbella, after allegations of cheating were published this weekend. According to The Sun, Pete had been text model Jacqui Ryland whilst he was enjoying the romantic break with his girlfriend Megan McKenna. A source told the paper: “Pete was due to stay on until the end of filming in Marbella as he is one of the main cast.

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  • Boxer Mike Towell dies after Glasgow fight

    The partner of boxer Mike Towell says he "fought right to the end" after the 25-year-old died from a brain injury sustained in a bout in Glasgow.

    Sky News
  • Nicole Kidman shocked at youthful marriage to Tom Cruise

    Actress Nicole Kidman has told of how shocked she is when she looks back at her marriage to Tom Cruise at the age of 23. In an interview with Red magazine, Kidman said: "I was so young when I got married. "You look at Taylor Swift - I mean, how old is she?

    Sky News
  • EastEnders spoilers: Mick Carter threatens to shop Aunt Babe to the police

    The Queen Vic landlord - played by Danny Dyer - gives Babe (Annette Badland) an ultimatum because she has been stalling about paying Pam and Les Coker (Lin Blakley and Roger Sloman) their money back after viciously blackmailing them. In a preview video you can see above, Mick asks Babe what’s happening with the Cokers’ money but she makes excuses saying she has been too busy making food at the pub to gather the funds together.

    James Leyfield
  • Thirteen injured as car crashes into pedestrians in Kent

    Thirteen people have been injured - four of them seriously - after a car ploughed into a group of pedestrians in Kent. The accident happened in front of police officers, who had been called to the scene to deal with speeding drivers in Rochester. South East Coast Ambulance Service said those most badly hurt had been taken to King's College Hospital in London.

    Sky News
  • Zayn Malik Dissed Niall Horan After New Single Drops

    Niall Horan made One Direction fans VERY happy yesterday with the release of his first solo single since the band took a hiatus. Even his bandmates were happy, well, all except one. Yea, that’s right. There’s still a bit of bad blood between brothers it seems. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson all reached out to Niall to celebrate his new single. Former One Direction member Zayn Malik gave the cold shoulder.

    HollyScoop
  • After Nissan ultimatum, Jaguar Land Rover says Brexit must be fair for all

    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Jaguar Land Rover will "realign its thinking" on investment after Britain's vote to leave the EU and if Nissan gets a Brexit compensation deal then other automakers would need a level playing field, Britain's biggest carmaker said. Chief Executive Ralf Speth also told Reuters on Friday that there were signs that some customers in Europe, Jaguar Land Rover's biggest market, no longer wanted to buy British cars.

    Reuters
  • FX Focus: Pound rallies on UK second quarter GDP revision

    The pound bounced back against major currency crosses on Friday (30 September), reversing three successive sessions of declines, after the UK's economic growth for the second quarter was revised upwards by the country's Office for National Statistics (ONS). Earlier in the session, the ONS revised the UK's second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 0.7%, from a previous estimate of 0.6%. Ascribing reasons for the upward revision to the figure published on 26 August, the ONS said service sector growth and consumer spending had come in stronger than previously thought.

    International Business Times
  • Rosetta's last image before suicide mission

    The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic £1.2bn mission by smashing into the comet it has been chasing for 12 years.

    Sky News
  • First drive: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 2017

    Suzuki’s S-Cross crossover has grown up, so we went to find out whether it’s an improvement.

    Press Association
  • Deutsche shares recover on hopes of reduced US misconduct fine

    Speculation that Deutsche Bank was on the verge of agreeing a reduced fine for alleged misconduct in the US helped its share price recover from new record lows on Friday. The stock initially opened 8% lower amid new fears about its funding - with a potential $14bn (£10.8bn) settlement for its activities in the US before the financial crisis also looming large in investors' minds. The head of Deutsche had earlier moved to reassure staff and financial markets they had nothing to fear from worries the US penalty could tip the bank over the edge.

    Sky News
  • Airbus Group to merge with planemaking unit

    By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Group said on Friday it would merge with its planemaking unit, strip out bureaucracy and simplify its brand, marking a break with its complex corporate roots as it prepares for tougher expected competition. Europe's largest aerospace group will be renamed "Airbus" after its core planemaking brand under the shake-up, the latest piece of corporate tinkering since it emerged from a cluster of French, German and Spanish aerospace interests in 2000. Airbus confirmed the promotion of Fabrice Bregier to the new role of chief operating officer for the whole group, with overall responsibility for reshaping digital operations as well as for the global supply chain and quality.

    Reuters
  • Help to Buy housing scheme to close this year

    Help to Buy has become the latest flagship policy of David Cameron and George Osborne to be dumped by Theresa May's Government. The new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced the scheme will be closed at the end of the year, though he insisted it was always due to finish then. It is the latest in a series of major policy U-turns since Mr Cameron left Downing Street in July and Mrs May sacked Mr Osborne as Chancellor in her first act as Prime Minister.

    Sky News
  • Renault promises total cooperation in emissions probe

    An employee works at the production line of the new models Renault Megane and Renault Kadjar at the Villamuriel Renault factory, near Palencia in northern Spain

    AFP

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