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Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity

Impunity is the word that comes to mind. Eight hundred dead Palestinians. Eight hundred. That’s infinitely more than twice the total dead of flight MH17 ...

Nearly 1,000 faulty chainsaws seized by UK trading standards at Dover

A haul of nearly one thousand chainsaws has been seized in Dover after it was found the products had serious safety faults. Trading standards seized nearly ...

French Mayor Raymond Bardet who opposes same-sex marriage officiates his son's gay wedding

A French mayor who staunchly opposes same-sex marriage has been accused of hypocrisy after officiating his own son’s wedding to another man. Despite condemning same-sex unions ...

Councils want 'Tesco tax' on big supermarkets

A number of local councils across Britain are requesting powers to tax large supermarkets in order to ensure customer spending is “re-circulated” in local communities. Around ...

Dog faints from 'overwhelming joy' upon reuniting with owner after two years

A pet dog has appeared to faint from ‘overwhelming joy’ after being reunited with a family member after two years. Rebecca Ehalt had been living and ...

MH17 crash: Parents of victim Fatima Dyczynski arrive at Ukraine site to search for their daughter

The parents of a victim of the MH17 crash have arrived at the scene of the disaster in search of their daughter. George and Angela Dyczynski ...

Cornwall hotter than California? British sea temperatures hit all-time high

British seas are currently warmer than California’s, according to a study by British oceanographers. Recordings taken by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) have found that the temperature ...

British fashion goes where food failed in America

Tesco’s Fresh & Easy was a flop, Marks & Spencer’s foray was an expensive failure and Sainsbury’s Shaw’s business was shipped off 10 years ago. ...

Deadly Ebola virus spreads to Nigeria by plane as Sierra Leone hunts kidnapped patient

The Ebola virus that has already killed 660 people across West Africa has spread to Nigeria after a Liberian man boarded a plane to the ...

Sunwing Airlines Flight 772 escorted by US fighter jets back to Toronto after passenger 'makes direct threat' against aircraft

Two US F16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Panama City-bound flight from Canada as it turned around back to Toronto on Friday after ...

Investigation launched into butler 'crushed to death by lift' at Burghley House

An investigation has been launched into the death of a butler who was crushed by a lift at the Burghley House in Lincolnshire. Arthur Mellar, who ...

Investigation launched into Butler 'crushed to death' by a lift at Burghley House

An investigation has been launched into the death of a butler who was crushed by a lift at the Burghley House in Lincolnshire. Arthur Mellar, who ...

Commonwealth Games 2014: The Glasgow kiss is redefined by a city that has embraced the Games with gusto

It has been a week all about overturning perceptions of Glasgow. A city whose uncompromising audiences were long regarded as a comedian’s graveyard has forged ...

Child sex abuse trial halted as judge 'falls asleep' while listening to alleged victim's evidence

The trial of a suspected paedophile collapsed after a senior judge was accused of “falling asleep” as one of the alleged victims gave evidence. Recorder Philip ...

Israel-Gaza conflict: At least 85 bodies pulled from rubble after 12-hour truce begins

A 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to seek aid and evacuate to safer areas of the ...

Profits fall at luxury goods giant LVMH

Waning demand for Hennessy cognac and Louis Vuitton handbags saw first-half profits at LVMH fall 5 per cent to €2.58bn (£3.47bn). Sales at the Paris-based ...

Balfour and Carillion in talks to create £3bn construction giant

Balfour Beatty and Carillion are in merger talks that could create a £3bn blue-chip construction giant. The companies behind the London Olympics Aquatics Centre and ...

IMF moves Britain into the ‘fast lane’ for growth

The growth outlook for the UK economy has once again been upgraded significantly by the International Monetary Fund. In its latest World Economic Outlook, released yesterday, ...

Barclays fights for dismissal of US legal action over dark pool traders

Barclays has squared up for a fight with the New York Attorney General, filing a motion to dismiss his accusation that the bank misled clients ...

Mark Leftly: They needed this diver to go in at the deep end in Portsmouth

Westminster Outlook What’s the point of a reshuffle if you promote MPs to the wrong roles? Penny Mordaunt is not just an expert in belly-flopping ...

Mark Leftly: Too much information? One day the state might be selling the family data

Westminster Outlook Appropriately for a man whose greatest achievement/failure in the coalition so far has been the privatisation of Royal Mail, Michael Fallon spent his ...

Market Report:

There are always risks when you have a flutter at the bookies, but lately the biggest has been political. Bookmakers became a political football once again ...

George Freeman: Just the man for a matter of life and death

There was one new job in David Cameron’s reshuffle last week that everybody has overlooked yet may prove to be the most far-reaching of the ...

Computer hacker tries to extort money from ECB

Cyber-criminals have attempted to extort cash from the European Central Bank (ECB) after hacking into  its computers to steal  personal details, officials admitted  yesterday. The ECB ...

Electricity networks fined £3.3m for being too slow in winter power cuts

The energy regulator has fined electricity network providers SSE and UK Power Networks £3.3m after an investigation into prolonged power cuts over Christmas concluded that ...

Postcard from... Duisberg

The Love Parade was meant to brighten up depressed and rundown Duisburg, a grimy, industrial city in Germany’s Ruhr district. But disaster struck Germany’s last ...

Naughty Boy interview: The dreamer who became the real deal

Emeli Sandé remembers her first professional meeting with Naughty Boy. It was 2009, and she was still studying medicine at Glasgow University. But the writing ...

Albus Dumbledore voted the teaching profession's favourite teacher

Teachers have today chosen their favourite role model: Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Harry Potter’s school, Hogwarts, heads their all-time top 10 of teachers from ...

Nicolas Cage interview: Still wild at heart

Love him or hate him, you can’t help but admire Nicolas Cage. With his mannered speaking and exaggerated gesticulations, he is the king of offbeat. ...

Commonwealth Games 2014: Alistair completes set of golds by strolling to win in Brownlees’ triathlon duel

In the end, after 108 minutes of swimming, biking and running in the 86-degree Lanarkshire heat, it turned out to be not so much a ...

But what does Tinder make of the Israel-Gaza conflict?

Even Tinder (that well known cultural and political barometer) has been abuzz with the Israel-Gaza debate in recent days it seems, with a group of ...

Massive Attack makes Gaza statement using headline stage at Longitude Festival

Award-winning band and veteran political activists Massive Attack used their headline slot at Longitude Festival this weekend to highlight their solidarity with Palestine. The musicians played ...

Peaches Geldof cause of death: 'Heroin addict' socialite had taken fatal dose of drug, inquest concludes

The full extent of Peaches Geldof’s addiction to heroin was revealed today at the inquest into her death. The mother-of-two lied to her husband and hid ...

Cameron Diaz ends radio interview after host mentions Drew Barrymore's 'drug years'

Cameron Diaz abruptly ended an Australian radio interview after the host made a joke about her close friend Drew Barrymore. The actress was being interviewed on ...

10 best paddling pools

Whether your kids want a mellow waddle in a few inches of water or an adrenalin-rushed water slide in their own garden, our paddling pool ...

US bans Israel flights: Michael Bloomberg defies ban and flies to Tel Aviv

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to fly to Tel Aviv in an act of defiance against American aviation authorities, insisting that the ...

Mystery of white flags on Brooklyn Bridge baffles police and New Yorkers alike

It is not clear whether artists, pranksters or hooligans are responsible for placing the white flags on top of New York's Brooklyn Bridge, but whoever ...

Apple patents 'iTime' smartwatch design

We’ve been calling it the iWatch for months now, but a newly-published patent from Apple suggests that the company’s long-rumoured smartwatch might actually be called ...

Lana Del Rey: 'I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry'

Lana Del Rey has admitted to sleeping with a “lot of guys” in the music industry – but insists that none of them “helped me ...

Peaches Geldof inquest: Tragic final moments of socialite’s life revealed

A full inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof, who was found slumped dead on a bed at home after taking heroin, is taking place today. The ...

MH17 crash: What are the 'black boxes' and what could they reveal?

Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been tasked with retrieving crucial data from the black boxes of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 for "international ...

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Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity

Impunity is the word that comes to mind. Eight hundred dead Palestinians. Eight hundred. That’s infinitely more than twice the total dead of flight MH17 ...

Man hanged himself after a blazing row with his girlfriend over whether they fancied Danny Dyer and Kim Kardashian

Dale Challoner, 31, argued with girlfriend after she said he was attractivePartner pointed out he had made similar comments about Kim KardashianHe stormed out after ...

'Find a reason to go to war with Germany': Shocking letter documents how King George V urged his foreign secretary to justify conflict two days before outbreak of First World War

A letter documents a meeting between King George V and Edward Grey The King urged his foreign secretary to find a reason for war with ...

12-hour Gaza ceasefire begins as Palestinians return to see what's left of homes

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: 18 members of the same family killed in village near Khan Younis, southern GazaTense halt in fighting began at 6am UK time ...

David Cameron's 'Big Society' scheme under investigation by Charity Commission

Big Society Network is under investigation by Charity CommissionHad already been criticised for expensive projects which didn't meet aimsEarlier report alleged projects only funded because ...

ISIS terrorists shown in video blowing up holy Iraqi shrine, Jonah's Tomb in Mosul

ISIS militants filmed the massive explosion in Mosul, north western  IraqDonning balaclavas and black clothing, they swung weapons into tombsOne grave belonged to Prophet Jonah, ...

Otter enjoys frozen fish lolly as temperatures nudge 30C

Keepers gave otters the fishy treat at New Forest Wildlife Park in Hampshire, among warmest places in countryTemperatures expected to hit 29C or even 30C ...

Argentine football fans stay in Brazil after World Cup to avoid economic worries back home

Thousands of Argentine football fans refuse to return home after World CupMany of the stragglers are camping illegally selling 'friendship bracelets' Officials fear that the influx ...

Australia defeats Germany 5-1......no it's not the football - it's RoboCup

University of NSW robot football team beat German team in RoboCup 2014 UNSWift racked up 37 goals against 19 international teams All teams compete with ...

Queen Letizia and King Felipe of Spain mark anniversary of of train derailment tragedy

Don Julián Barrio Barrio, the Archbishop of the Cathedral, greeted the pair along with hundreds of visitorsTraditional ceremony of tribute to Apostle Santiago or St ...