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Joey Barton labels Mario Balotelli as 'the biggest myth in world football'

Joey Barton has described Mario Balotelli as "the biggest myth in world football", who will not be able to replace Luis Suarez at Liverpool. The Queens ...

Ed Miliband Labour conference speech: What he said...and what he meant

Ed Miliband might have fluffed his lines in his keynote speech, leaving out the minor detail of the deficit and national debt, but he did ...

F-22: America's $67 billion weapon of war spearheading fight against Isis

The F-22A Raptor made its combat debut with the US Air Force on Monday night during the first US air strikes against Isis (also known ...

Ed Miliband speech receives a Pet Shop Boys remix focusing on 'together'

He may have forgotten to mention the UK’s financial deficit in his Labour party conference speech yesterday (23 September), but Ed Miliband did remember to ...

President Obama gets flack for saluting Marines while holding a cup

President Barack Obama faced a storm in a teacup yesterday after he was seen saluting military personnel while simultaneously holding a polystyrene mug. In a video ...

Gareth speaks! The man who inspired Ed Miliband revealed

Ed Miliband's conference speech almost read like a political version of Lou Bega's Mambo No. 5: there was Josephine, Xiomara, Rosie, Elizabeth and...Gareth. It was the ...

Abu Qatada to walk free after being cleared of terrorism plot charges by Jordan court

Radical Islamic preacher Abu Qatada has been cleared of terrorism charges in Jordan after being deported from the UK following an eight-year legal battle. The 53-year-old ...

More than a quarter of mortgage borrowers at risk if rates rise

More than a quarter of mortgage borrowers will face financial trouble when interest rates rise. That’s according to a new study published today. The research from ...

Islamic State: Plea for West to help more than 1,000 kidnapped Yazidi women in Isis 'sex trade'

Yazidis in Iraq have made an emotional plea for the international community to help find more than 1,000 women and children kidnapped by the Islamic ...

India has success with cut price mission to Mars

Indian scientists erupted in applause and celebration today after the country successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars – becoming only the fourth nation ...

iPhone 6 Plus bending: irate Apple fans report new smartphones bending in pockets

In what’s already being dubbed ‘bend gate’, owners of Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus are reporting that their new smartphones are being bent out of ...

Syria air strikes: Khorasan Group ‘were working to make toothpaste bombs and explosives that could pass through airport security'

An al-Qaeda linked terrorist group targeted by the US in a second round of air strikes had been working with bomb makers from Yemen to ...

Parliament 'to be recalled on Friday' as David Cameron pushes UK closer to military action against Isis

Prime Minister David Cameron appears to be paving the way for British air strikes against the Islamic State (Isis), with parliament expected to be recalled ...

Isis air strikes: Parliament 'to be recalled on Friday' as David Cameron pushes UK closer to military action

Prime Minister David Cameron appears to be paving the way for British air strikes against the Islamic State (Isis), with parliament expected to be recalled ...

Night Tube: TfL promises 24-hour weekend service from September 2015

Transport for London announced it will run a 24-hour night tube service over the weekends from 12 September next year. Passengers will be able to take ...

Phones 4u axes 1,700 jobs as retailer shuts 362 stores

Mobile phone retailer Phones 4u is to close 362 stores, with the loss of nearly 1,700 jobs, administrators have said. A further 720 staff have been retained to assist ...

Ed Balls went on a Sound of Music tour in curtained costume that wife Yvette Cooper made him

Ed Balls had quite the holiday experience recently; the Shadow Chancellor went on 'this amazing thing called the Sound of Music Tour'. To be fair, that ...

Yahoo emerges as biggest loser from Alibaba IPO as investors dump stock

Bad news for Marissa Mayer. Yahoo's stock fell Monday as investors grappled with uncertainty about the Internet company's future in the wake of last week's ...

Mystery of hundreds of fish found dead in popular east London park

Hundreds of dead fish have been discovered mysteriously dead in a popular London park. On Sunday Harrow Lodge Park volunteers, in the east London borough of ...

Women in films equally sexualised between 13 and 39 years-old, UN-backed report finds

Less than a third of all speaking roles in films across the globe are given to women - and females are twice as likely as ...

Syria air strikes: US launches attack on Isis - Live

The US military has launched its first air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State group (Isis) along with other countries overnight, the Pentagon confirmed ...

Marianne Faithfull brands Rihanna and Miley Cyrus 'rubbishy sl*ts' during televised interview

Marianne Faithfull was one of the original wild child 'It' girls of the Sixties, known for her hedonistic excess, rock star boyfriends (Mick Jagger) and ...

Syria air strikes: US targeted Khorasan terrorist group to stop 'imminent attack'

The US has attacked a second terrorist group in Syria that was plotting an “imminent attack against America and Western interests” as the bombing campaign ...

IoS Rainbow List 2014: Nomination's are now closed for this year

We are now putting together the IoS Rainbow List 2014. Please return to this page from Sunday 13 October to see who made our 100. ...

10 best rucksacks for backpackers

Whether you're heading up a mountain or setting off on a gap year, a high quality backpacker's rucksack is essential. Gap year specialists from Real ...

The Voice 2015 judges: Rita Ora to replace Kylie Minogue

Rita Ora will replace Kylie Minogue as a coach on The Voice, the BBC has confirmed. The “Hot Right Now” singer, who has briefly appeared ...

Twitter user live tweets attack 'before Pentagon breaks news'

A Syrian twitter user is believed to have broken news of US air strikes in Syria 30 minutes before the Pentagon confirmed the military had ...

Syria air strike: Twitter user Abdulkader Hariri live tweets US Islamic State attack 'before Pentagon breaks news'

A Syrian twitter user is believed to have broken news of US air strikes in Syria 30 minutes before the Pentagon confirmed the military had ...

Isis: Which countries are supporting US air strikes against Sunni militants?

American officials announced the first wave of strikes against Isis had taken place last night in cooperation with several gulf nations. In a statement, a Pentagon ...

Apple denies it is shutting down Beats Music

Apple has been forced to deny that it is shutting down the streaming music service it acquired as part of the $3bn purchase of Beats ...

Syrian pilots seen 'parachuting to ground' from plane shot down by Israel

Footage claiming to show two Syrian pilots parachuting to the ground from their plane after it was shot down by an Israeli missile has emerged. The ...

Emma Watson 'nude photos will be leaked within days' claim 4Chan hackers

Emma Watson has become the latest target of hackers who are threatening to publish a series of intimate pictures of her in a matter of ...

Tesco in crisis: Supermarket rushes in new finance chief Alan Stewart amid profit probe

Tesco has rushed in new finance chief Alan Stewart just hours after the supermarket giant was plunged into the gravest crisis in its history when it announced ...

Israel shoots down Syrian aircraft that entered its air space

Israel has shot down a Syrian aircraft that entered its air space. Shortly after 7.50am (BST) the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) released a statement saying the ...

US launches air strikes against Isis in Syria

The US informed Damascus before its military and other countries launched the first air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) group targets in Syria, the Syrian ...

Isis crisis: John Cantlie warns America in latest militant video released ahead of U.S. air strikes

Isis militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video today that appears to show British journalist John Cantlie criticising preparations for United States-led attacks ...

Isis crisis: John Cantlie warns America in latest militant video released ahead of US air strikes

Isis militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video today that appears to show British journalist John Cantlie criticising preparations for United States-led attacks ...

Jimmy Choo heads for London float in October

Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo, famous for its association with Sex and the City, is to list in London giving it a £800 million price ...

Jimmy Choo to list in London next month

Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo, famous for its association with Sex and the City, is to list in London giving it a £800 million price ...

Travel insurers slammed for rejecting accident claims on alcohol grounds

Insurers are using small print to wrongly turn down claims from holidaymakers who have had an accident. They include terms such as "alcohol abuse" or "alcoholic" ...

Even excellent schools ‘don’t help poor kids to catch rich’

The gap in performance between poor and better-off pupils is just as high in schools ranked “outstanding” as those labelled “inadequate”, researchers have found. A study ...

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Devastated mother tells of anguish at watching teenager drown in lake tragedy not realising it was her own son 

A devastated mother has spoken of her anguish at witnessing a teenager drown in a reservoir tragedy, not realising it was her own son. Melanie Goodship, ...

I've had no complaints about my kissing, says Miliband as he admits he FORGOT to mention the deficit in his conference speech

Ed Miliband today insisted said his wife has 'never complained' about his kissing technique after an awkward moment during his party conference speech. The Labour leader ...

'We're getting warm': Foreign Secretary says hunt for Jihadi John is closing in

Philip Hammond was speaking to CNN at United Nations summit in New York He said the hunt for ISIS executioner with a London accent was moving ...

The hilarious moment a car rolls through a security gate ... as driver tries to chase it

Man pulled four-door sedan up to security gate without putting it into 'park' Rolled right through gate while man scrambled to catch up with his vehicle Onlookers ...

This wouldn't happen in CSI! Hilarious moment road sweeper ducks underneath police cordon and starts cleaning up a crime scene closed off for forensic investigators 

Amused passerby photographs eager road sweeper cleaning crime scene The woman went under a police 'do not cross' cordon to collect the litter But watching police officers ...

This nurse and single mum could be deported to the Philippines because her 9 year old son has AUTISM and will 'be a burden on the health system' 

Nurse and son set to be deported from Australia due to the child's autism Maria Sevilla and son Tyrone have lived in Australian since 2007 Their family ...

Rob Greenfield spends MONTH eating from bins to raise awareness of food waste

Rob Greenfield, 28, saw huge amounts of food thrown away on cycling tripDecided to survive by eating only from dumpsters for a monthIs touring the ...

Karen Williams murder mystery search resumes 24 years after she disappeared

Karen Michelle Williams was last seen in August 1990 Friends last saw her leaving a party in the remote opal mining town of Cooper Pedy in ...

I want some! Sneaky pet pooch watches owner eating watermelon... but looks away each time he's caught staring

Man pretends to eat his food while dog tries to grab a sneaky peek Just before man eats he glances at dog and dog hurriedly turns away Pomeranian ...

Abu Qatada cleared of plotting terror attacks in Jordan and will walk free 

Jordanian court ruled there was insufficient evidence against Abu Qatada He was linked with plans to target Israeli and U.S tourists, and diplomats Earlier David Cameron insisted ...