US technology giant Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) has been ordered to pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) after a European probe. Apple faces the record bill after the European Commission (EC) ruled that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid. Ireland's finance minister Michael Noonan said he disagreed "profoundly" with the decision and would seek Cabinet approval for an appeal.
Presenter Alex Jones said starting a family can’t be rushed.
A banker sent a final text to his girlfriend to tell her he loved her just two house before a stranger’s punch killed him. Oliver Dearlove was attacked in the early hours of Sunday morning in Blackheath, south east London, while out with friends. Oliver, who lived with his girlfriend of four years, Claire Wheatley, had sent her a text just two hours before the fatal attack to tell her he loved her.
When you’re young it can be agonising waiting for your mum to cook dinner - even if you’re a bear.
The filming for Star Wars 8, the untitled sequel to The Force Awakens (known to fans as Space Bear), has been completed but an alleged script leak claim has ruined fans' excitement over Episode VIII of the space-action thriller. An unverified YouTube video claims to have obtained a portion of the script that reveals details about Luke Skywalker and his father Anakin's origin. The YouTube user – Star Wars Theory – has narrated a scene featuring the former Jedi Master, which allegedly belongs to the upcoming movie.
A "homeless" man who shared the stage with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards is auctioning the gong he accepted for the singer.
Japanese carrier ANA Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it could take as long as three years to replace faulty turbine blades in the Rolls-Royce engines powering its Boeing 787s. ANA said last week that under certain flight conditions some of its 50 Dreamliners have been affected by vibrations caused by cracked turbine blades in the rear sections of the engines, forcing three flights since February to return to airports in Japan. Rolls-Royce was not immediately available for comment.
Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon back in 1980, has reportedly been denied parole for the ninth time. Now aged 61, Chapman was given a sentence of 20 years to life after shooting The Beatles star in Manhattan 36 years ago, however, officials do not think that he is ready to be released.
Chelsea star Diego Costa has admitted that he "had the desire" to return to Atletico Madrid during the current transfer window after having failed to adapt to London life. The 27-year-old striker had been heavily linked with a return to the Vicente Calderon through the summer after reports in his Spain claimed that the player was desperate to move back to Diego Simeone's side. AS even reported that the Spaniard called Simeone to put Kevin Gameiro's signing on hold as he was ready to force his exit from Chelsea, after Atletico made a big effort by launching a €60m (£51m, $67m) offer to lure him back to the Calderon, just two years after they sold him to the Blues for €20m less.
Islamic State's official spokesman, Abu Muhammad al Adnani, has reportedly been killed near Aleppo in a US airstrike. Quoting a "military source," the Islamist group's Amaq News Agency reported the jihadi was killed "while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo". A US defence official said it carried out an airstrike in Al Bab, Syria, targeting al Adnani but stopped short of confirming his death.
This is the utterly adorable moment a panda cub performs a series of forward rolls and somersaults to get around his enclosure.
Celebrity Big Brother winner Stephen Bear confirmed his relationship status during an appearance on Loose Women on Tuesday. In the course of his stint on CBB, the Ex On The Beach star, 26, simultaneously dumped his former flame Lillie Lexie Gregg and hooked up with Chloe Khan, 25 – in the pool, the bedroom and the toilet (to be precise). Appearing on the ITV daytime show earlier today, Bear announced that he is single amid some banter with panellist Katie Price before opening up about his blossoming romance with Chloe.
Dylan suffered serious facial injuries in March when a stunt went wrong.
A wealthy tycoon who was a chief financier for Bangladesh's largest Islamist party could be executed in days after losing his final appeal Tuesday against a death sentence from a controversial war crimes tribunal.
Twins Rosie and Ruby Formosa, who were born joined at the abdomen and shared part of an intestine, are ready to start a new journey of their lives in September. The sisters are all set to go to school four years after separation surgery. When they were born in 2012 at University College hospital in London their parents Angela and Daniel Formosa were told the conjoined girls had only a slim chance of survival.
China will be the "loser" if it does not recognise an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday. An arbitration court in The Hague infuriated China in July when it ruled that China had no historical title over the South China Sea and it had breached the Philippines' sovereign rights. China has ignored the ruling that none of its claims in the disputed Spratly Islands entitled it to a 200-mile (320 km) exclusive economic zone.
Drake spills his heart out about RiRi at the MTV VMAs
Mel C has revealed that she will never again take part in a Spice Girls reunion. Yikes - and we thought that Victoria Beckham was the most reluctant member of the band. It was announced over the summer that Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner are planning a concert and new material to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls’ debut single ‘Wannabe’, with Mel C and Victoria being noticeably absent from the plans.
A rise in consumer spending helped the UK economy power ahead in the months running up to the EU referendum, but most economists expect growth to slow towards the end of the year as the Brexit vote begins to hurts business confidence. The Office for National Statistics confirmed a previous estimate that gross domestic product picked up to 0.6% in the second quarter of the year from 0.4% in the first quarter.
Optimism among Britain's services companies has fallen sharply, with investment plans at their leanest for more than four years, as employers wait for clearer signs of what the Brexit vote means for them, a survey published on Tuesday showed. The pace of growth in the three months to August was largely unchanged but expansion plans for companies in business and professional services were the weakest since May 2012, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said. The CBI's head of economic analysis and surveys, Anna Leach, said it was encouraging that employment numbers remained robust, especially in the consumer services sector, despite the shock decision by voters to leave the European Union in June.
COPENHAGEN/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Denmark and Sweden will toughen up asylum rules further as the two countries look to prevent a repeat of last year's record numbers and calm public fears about the financial burden on traditionally generous welfare states. Around 250,000 people sought asylum in the Nordic region last year, most of them in Sweden, straining tolerance and pressuring government budgets. Tougher rules, along with efforts by the European Union to make its external borders less porous, have slashed asylum applications this year.
A second British backpacker died on Tuesday a week after he was stabbed trying to protect a fellow traveller during an attack at a hostel in northern Australia, police said. A 21-year-old woman, Mia Ayliffe-Chung, was killed last Tuesday when she was attacked by a 29-year-old Frenchman who shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as he stabbed her at the hostel in Townsville in the state of Queensland. Thomas Jackson, 30, was stabbed in the face, head and body while trying to protect Ayliffe-Chung.
By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic opened the defence of his U.S. Open title with a 6-3 5-7 6-2 6-1 win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Monday, but the laboured performance gave rise to fresh concerns about the world number one's fitness. After a sizzling start to the season that brought grand slam wins No.11 and 12 at the Australian and French Opens, Djokovic's form has plummeted, with a third-round loss to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon followed by a first-round exit at the Rio Olympics. The Serb might have been in trouble on another day at Flushing Meadows but Janowicz, ranked 246 places below Djokovic, has advanced from the first round just once in four previous U.S. Open visits and looked unlikely to do it again on Monday.
Kanye West commands the mic at the MTV VMAs
Talks on Britain leaving the European Union must be finished by 2019, French President Francois Hollande has said. "This choice means that Britain, once it leaves, cannot take part in European decisions," Mr Hollande told an annual gathering of French ambassadors. "It would neither be good for Britain nor acceptable for Europe," Mr Hollande continued.
The number of diabetes-related amputations in England has reached an all-time high of 20 a day, according to new analysis. Diabetes UK says there is an alarming difference in quality of care seen across the country and while the best-performing areas have consistently reduced their amputation rates, the worst-performing areas have made no improvements. Experts estimate that up to 80% of diabetes-related amputations are preventable.