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Extra police are patrolling an English seaside resort following reports of "low-level disorder" which led some pubs, hotels and other businesses to close their doors. With residents describing Cromer in Norfolk as in "lockdown" on social media, venues said they had taken protective action. "We never ever had this problem before," resident Lynette Hollis told Sky News.
Jeremy Hunt has fired back again at Professor Stephen Hawking in their spat over the NHS. The world-renowned physicist and lifelong Labour supporter claimed the health service was at risk of privatisation under the Tories.
US comedian Jerry Lewis, famous for his role as The Nutty Professor, has died aged 91. Lewis, who starred in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s, died at his home in Las Vegas. "Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side," his family said in a statement.
Britain is exploring ways of stopping the "malicious" use of hired vehicles, including looking at what more rental companies can do, the transport ministry said on Sunday, after two attacks in Spain killed 14 people. The attacks - one in Barcelona where a van was driven into crowds, killing 13 people, and another in Cambrils that saw five men drive a vehicle along a walkway, killing a woman - echoed tactics that have been used by Islamist militants in London. The police say that the use of hired vehicles makes such attacks very hard to prevent.
Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday refused any security cooperation with Western nations or the reopening of their embassies, until they cut ties with opposition and insurgent groups. Shortly after Assad gave his speech, a shell hit the first international fair in the country since the war began six years ago, killing and wounding several people. Speaking before dozens of Syrian diplomats in Damascus, Assad praised Russia, Iran, China and Lebanon's Hezbollah for supporting his government during the conflict.
Walmart is building giant self-service kiosks that retrieve customers' online orders in its stores. The kiosks, which Walmart calls pickup towers, are in about 20 stores today. Walmart is planning to roll them out to more than 100 locations over the next couple of months.
An 18-month-old golden retriever named "Kenyon" has been named an honorary narcotics K-9 for life by the US Yamhill County Sheriff's Office after digging up a suspicious item in a family garden that turned out to be roughly $85,000 (£66,200) worth of black tar heroin. Kenyon's owners, who wished to remain anonymous, thought Kenyon had located a time capsule buried by the previous homeowners and so they filmed themselves opening it. "Once opened, they quickly learned it was not a time capsule but more likely some type of controlled substance," the police said on social media.
A team of scientists, working on deep brain stimulation, has made quite a breakthrough after developing a method to control a living, awake mouse by taking over its brain, according to a report in BGR. The team even conducted a quick set of tests to ensure that their method, called "magneto-thermal genetic stimulation", actually evokes motor behaviour in the subject's limbs. To make this happen, scientists had to activate neuro-circuits, or deep brain circuits, in the mice.
A jockey is being investigated after footage emerged of him seemingly punching his horse moments before a race. Davy Russell, who is a high-profile jump jockey, appeared to aim a blow at his mount before the race began, but the incident was missed by the raceday stewards at the time. The incident took place before a mares handicap hurdle in which Russell was aboard Kings Dolly where footage appeared to show the jockey lift his hand and thrust it towards the horse’s face after she nearly fell over at a section of hurdle in the middle of the course.
The most expensive British car in history: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sells for record-breaking £17.5m
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday, state media reported, pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. Police had placed border posts on "red alert" to prevent her from leaving but South Africa's international relations minister said she had granted diplomatic immunity to the wife of Zimbabwe's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. "I hereby recognise the immunities and privileges of the First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Dr Grace Mugabe," the minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, said in a notice published in South Africa's Government Gazette on Sunday.
Protesters in Lome, Togo, gathered en masse on August 19 to demand the ruling Gnassingbe family surrender power and the country to return to the constitution of 1992, which re-established multi-party democracy in the country. Several people were reportedly killed and injured after large scale protests turned violent. These videos show protesters running as police fire tear gas to disperse the demonstration. President Faure Gnassingbe was elected in 2005 after the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadéma, who took control of Togo through two military coups in the 1960s and was widely regarded as a dictator. Credit: Twitter/Emmanuelle Sodji via Storyful
Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Is the pharmaceutical industry doing enough to combat antimicrobial resistance? "Enough for whom?", is one critical question, and “how?” is another. If we mean that pharma companies should combat resistance by promoting antibiotic stewardship and thus discourage the use of their products… well, that’s not realistic, is it?
The latest festival of the season drew crowds from across the country, with revellers flocking to V Festival for hit performances from global artists. The annual festival, which splits between Staffordshire’s Weston Park and Hylands Park in Essex, saw headline performances at the former from Jay Z and Ellie Goulding while Pink and Ella Eyre took to the stage at the latter. Jay Z closed his headline slot with a touching tribute to Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who died last month. Before performing his Linkin Park collaboration Numb/Encore, Jay Z told the crowd: “Can you guys light it up tonight for Chester, Linkin Park one time tonight. “Please make some noise so he can hear you all the way in heaven tonight.” Singer Pink, who headlined at Hylands on Saturday and was set to close the Weston Park leg of the festival on Sunday, was delayed slightly when a fire broke out on stage ahead of her performance.
The former EastEnders' star continues to break down taboos surrounding mental health issues in men.
When you’re sailing, you’re mostly at the mercy of the wind, the weather, the climate. If it’s not a good time to set out, you wait. When the winds are for you, you go. There are moments when it is undeniably right to leave and explore new terrain, even though many uncertainties lay ahead.
Nigeria is addicted to oil. The oil industry contributes around 70 percent of Nigeria’s government revenue and over 90 percent of export earnings. Successive Nigerian governments have sought to diversify the economy, with limited success. Electric cars will displace gasoline auto fleets by 2040, the same year that the U.K.’s recently proposed ban on sales of new diesel and unleaded powered cars will go into effect.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced on August 19 the launch of an operation to retake the city of Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul and one of Islamic State militants’ few remaining strongholds in the country. Video from Rudaw, the Kurdish news organization, showed military movements near the city on August 20, as federal police and Shia militias reported their operations getting underway. According to Arab 24, civilians were fleeing the city ahead of the offensive. Tal Afar, a traditionally Sunni Turkmen city, had a a population of about 200,000 people before the war, according to reports. The city was captured in 2014 by IS forces. Credit: Iraqi Federal Police via Storyful
British drivers will face extra checks when renting cars and vans to ensure they are not extremists in the wake of a string of deadly terror attacks using vehicles. Ministers are ordering the crackdown amid growing concern over how easily extremists are renting vehicles and using them to mow down pedestrians in attacks. This year in the UK, vehicles have been at the centre of deadly attacks on Westminster, London Bridge and Finsbury Park.
As many as 72 years after the end of World War II, a team of civilian researchers has discovered the hulk of USS Indianapolis, the Portland-class heavy cruiser which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, leading to the greatest maritime loss in the history of the US Navy. The doomed cruiser, which played a crucial part in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, was discovered 18,000ft (5,500m) below the surface of the Philippine sea, according to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who headed the 16-person expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel that made this discovery. "To be able to honour the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling," Allen said in a statement.