• Civilians hang jihadist from lamppost as deadly Isis counter-offensive shocks Kirkuk

    Civilians have hanged an Islamic State (Isis) militant from a lamppost, after the jihadists launched a dawn counter-offensive in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, say reports. In a bid to divert attention from the larger city of Mosul, 100 miles to the north-east where Daesh (Isis) are coming under sustained attacks, the jihadists launched a surprise offensive on Kirkuk with at least 42 insurgents attacking the city.

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  • Jamie Vardy shocked Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with his maths skills on Gogglebox

    The three footballers were watching the newly rebooted Crystal Maze when a tricky maths question came up.

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  • Paul Pogba dreamed of returning to Manchester United, says Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

    Antonio Conte has revealed that Paul Pogba always had desires to return to Manchester United after moving to Juventus in 2012 on a free transfer. Conte was the manager of the Turin club during Pogba's arrival, under whom he won two Serie A titles, before the manager went to take over the reins of the Italy national team. Conte is now in charge of Chelsea and will face United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, 23 October, which is being managed by former Blues coach Jose Mourinho.

    International Business Times
  • Trump gains on Clinton, poll shows 'rigged' message resonates

    By Emily Stephenson and Amanda Becker NEWTOWN, Pa./CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released on Friday. The polling data showed Trump's argument that the Nov. 8 election is "rigged" against him has resonated with members of his party. "Remember folks, it's a rigged system," Trump told a Pennsylvania rally on Friday.

  • Boy, 9, goes missing after returning to school for lunchbox

    A nine-year-old boy has been missing since yesterday after apparently returning to school to pick up his lunchbox. Maklaine Bottomley was last seen at 3.15pm on Thursday on Webster Street in Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, walking home with a foster parent. Inspector Azz Khan of Preston Police said: "We are becoming ever more concerned about Maklaine as he is just nine years old and has been missing from home for nearly 24 hours now.

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  • Bermuda Triangle mystery solved? Experts say 'air bombs' sank ships and brought down planes

    The mystery of Bermuda Triangle may have been solved according to a new documentary. A documentary by the Science Channel showcases new satellite imagery from NASA over coastal Florida, revealing "a series of hexagon-shaped clouds," which meteorologists say can produce 170 mph (273kmph) wind air bombs above the Bermuda Triangle. Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist from Colorado State University, says that the straight-edged appearance of the clouds is pretty unusual.

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  • Canada walks out of trade talks with 'incapable' EU

    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Canada's trade minister walked out of talks in Belgium on Friday, declaring that the European Union was incapable of sealing a planned transatlantic free trade deal designed to boost growth in both economies. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give assent without backing from its five sub-federal administrations, and French-speaking Wallonia has steadfastly opposed it. A visibly shaken Chrystia Freeland, Canada's trade minister, emerged after a full day of talks with chief Canadian and EU trade negotiators and Walloon Premier Paul Magnette.

  • Theresa May says Brexit will demand 'give and take' with EU

    Theresa May has said Brexit will require "some give and take" with the rest of the EU. Speaking at her first Brussels summit as Prime Minister, she acknowledged there would be "difficult moments" ahead in the negotiations, but said with a "constructive spirit" there could be a "smooth departure". While the UK was leaving the bloc, Mrs May again reiterated the UK was not leaving Europe.

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  • Irish rugby stars say emotional farewell to Anthony Foley

    Rugby coach Anthony Foley, who died suddenly, was laid to rest today at a funeral service in his hometown. Stars of the game, past and present, turned out among large crowds who paid their respects at St Flannan's Church, Killaloe in County Clare.

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  • Wonder Woman handed UN honorary ambassador role despite protests

    UN staff members have protested against the appointment.

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  • Firefighters continue to battle a 'huge' blaze at Liverpool docks

    A spokesman for Mersey Fire and Rescue Service said the incident is “significant and ongoing”.

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  • France's Juppe says Anglo-French border should be moved to England - Guardian

    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - France's Alain Juppe will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian newspaper reported. With thousands of people seeking to reach British shores, fences have been erected around the entry to the Channel tunnel and British opponents of mass immigration cast the Jungle as a danger to Britain during the EU referendum. Juppe, who is on course to win the centre-right's presidential ticket and favourite to win power in next year's national election, said he would seek to overturn a treaty which effectively pushes the British frontier to France.

  • Bag snatch suspect detained by members of the public dies in hospital

    Detectives have appealed for witnesses to the incident in Wolverhampton following the death of the 29-year-old. Detective Inspector Greg Evans, from Wolverhampton CID, said: "We are piecing together what happened on Sunday and it is really important that people who were in the area at the time come forward.

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  • U.S. warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

    By Idrees Ali and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area. The U.S. action was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters, U.S. officials said. The Chinese Defense Ministry called the move "illegal" and "provocative," saying that two Chinese warships had warned the U.S. destroyer to leave.

  • CS gas spray found after London City Airport evacuated

    Police investigating a "chemical incident" at London City Airport have found suspected CS gas spray. Paramedics treated 27 and took two people to hospital after the airport was closed and evacuated on Friday afternoon. About 500 people were told to leave the airport and travellers were told to expect "long delays".

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  • In Praise of Charlie Brooker

    Praise the powers that be, Black Mirror is back on our screens. For those who don’t know, Charlie Brooker is a writer, satirist and broadcaster whose contribution to TV over the last decade has been incomparable. Through his creation and collaboration on the following shows, Brooker has become one of my favourite writers and if like me, you love Black Mirror, then you should check out these wonderful shows too.

    Ben Homes, TV Blogger
  • BAT plots $47bn merger move on US rival Reynolds American

    The maker of Benson & Hedges could soon come together with the company behind the Camel brand as British American Tobacco (Kuala Lumpur: 4162.KL - news) (BAT) seeks a mega-merger. The FTSE 100 company has proposed paying $47bn (£39bn) for the 57.8% of the shares it does not already own in US rival Reynolds. A deal would create the world's largest listed tobacco company and give BAT greater access to the growing e-cigarette market.

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  • Ken Bone is back as the face of his inimitable red sweater

    He has produced a video in collaboration with clothing brand IZOD.

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  • US cyber attacks hit Twitter, Netflix, other top websites

    Multiple times in a single day, the attacks incapacitated a crucial piece of internet infrastructure, frustrating or outright blocking access to websites and exposing vulnerabilities in the overall internet ...

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  • Princess Diana's stepmother Raine Spencer dies, aged 87

    Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Princess Diana, has died after a short illness, her family have said. Countess Spencer, who was married to Diana's father Earl Spencer from 1976 until his death in 1992, died at her London home on Friday. The 87-year-old's death was confirmed by her son William Legge, the Earl of Dartmouth and a Ukip MEP.

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  • Actress Shailene Woodley 'tells the truth' of her arrest

    Shailene Woodley has written an article "telling the truth" about her arrest for protesting against the Dakota oil pipeline. In a statement published in Time magazine, the 24-year old actress explained the reasons behind the protest which led to her arrest on 10 October. "I was in North Dakota, standing side by side with Native Americans," she starts by saying.

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  • Uganda's nomadic herders feed the country, but under pressure to settle down - activist

    By Alex Whiting ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa's nomadic cattle herders have for years come under pressure from governments and farmers to settle down and stop their livestock roaming, destroying crops and creating conflict along the way. While herders are often portrayed as straying onto farmland, it is farmers who first encroached onto the nomads' grazing land, said Benjamin Mutambukah, coordinator of the Coalition of Pastoralist Civil Society Organisations (COPACSO) and a passionate advocate of the herders in Uganda. It was the pastoralists and the wildlife." The pastoralists' ancient skills in land management should be respected, and their needs recognised to avert conflict between nomads and farmers, he said.

  • An iPhone 7 case has been created that looks like an exploded Note7

    Samsung’s recent smartphone woes have been immortalised in a case available online.

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  • Images of Mars probe's supposed crash site released by European Space Agency

    The suspected crash has had a few mentions on Twitter too.

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