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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 ...

UK weather: Heatwave to stay until mid-August as schools break up for balmy start to holidays

As children across the country were greeted by a balmy start to the summer holidays today, UK forecasters have said the British heatwave is likely ...

Isis 'sets fire to 1,800-year-old church' as Christians families flee violence

Radical insurgents in Iraq have set fire to a 1,800-year-old church, amid a wake of thefts and ultimatums directed at Christians in the country’s second-largest ...

Bring Me The Horizon's Oli Sykes opens up about drug addiction and thanks fans for helping him through recovery

Many an acceptance speech has been used as a platform for stars to pour their hearts out – and Sheffield metalcore frontman Oli Sykes has ...

Five men arrested in China 'rotten' meat scandal

China has arrested five people in connection with an ongoing probe into allegations that a Shanghai-based food firm supplied "rotten" meat to clients, including McDonald's, ...

Mario Balotelli to Arsenal? Striker's fiancée drops Gunners hint by posing in front of badge

Is Mario Balotelli's fiancée Fanny Neguesha's hinting that the striker wants to move to Arsenal? Here are the pair in New York, posing in front of ...

Eurostar enjoys 2% increase in customers for first six months of 2014

Eurostar have announced a 2% rise in in people using the trans-channel service for the first half of 2014, with five million passengers so far ...

Virgin Media owner Liberty Global says no plans for ITV takeover bid after acquiring BSkyB shares

US cable giant Liberty Global said it was excited to be a shareholder of ITV after the "opportunistic and attractive" investment in its largest market. The ...

Shark sightings trigger Spanish beach closures

Six beaches near popular Spanish holiday destination Barcelona were closed following a shark scare. Three blue sharks measuring between one and 1.5 metres were seen not ...

Shannon Guess Richardson: Actress jailed for 18 years after mailing ricin-spiked letters to US President and New York Mayor

An actress and former beauty queen who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York City mayor has been sentenced to 18 ...

BBC Breakfast producer’s dog cuddles up to weather presenter Carol Kirkwood – then betrays her by peeing live on TV

BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood was giving an important update on the ongoing heatwave crisis that has struck Britain this morning when she was ...

Cheryl Cole wedding: Interest in Mustique soars by 648 per cent since singer married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

More people want to go to Mustique since Cheryl Cole secretly got married on the island a fortnight ago. However, the rise is quite notable – ...

Cheryl Cole wedding: The world wants to holiday in Mustique since singer married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini

More people want to go to Mustique since Cheryl Cole secretly got married on the island a fortnight ago. However, the rise is quite notable – ...

UK weather: Hottest day arrives and the experts have some 'advice'

Blistering heat, thunderstorms and the prospect of flooding – no, it’s not a description of the rainforest but the UK over the next few days. Meteorologists ...

Missing London girl, 8, 'taken by father to be brought back to Bolivia'

A missing eight-year-old girl has allegedly been taken by her father without her mother’s consent, with police “growing increasing concerned” for the child’s welfare. Katrina Carvajal-Zurita, ...

Chris Brown performs surgery on enemy Drake in terrifying ESPY Awards sketch

It’s the stuff of many people’s nightmares – to wake up and find Chris Brown in surgery blues standing over an anaesthetised body. Even more so ...

Chris Brown operates on enemy Drake in terrifying ESPY Awards sketch

It’s the stuff of many people’s nightmares – to wake up and find Chris Brown in surgery blues standing over an anaesthetised body. Even more so ...

Tulisa Contostavlos trial: ‘Fake sheikh’ given privacy as court cleared

The court hearing the case against Tulisa Contostavlos was cleared yesterday as an undercover reporter gave evidence, in accordance with his wishes. Mazher Mahmood, who told ...

‘Plebgate’ minister Andrew Mitchell invested in firm branded tax avoidance scheme by HMRC

Andrew Mitchell, the former cabinet minister who resigned over the “Plebgate” saga in 2012, invested in a film company that the Government has now declared ...

Marvel announces black Captain America after confirming new female Thor

Marvel is set to introduce a black Captain America by replacing Steve Rogers with Sam Wilson, better known as the Falcon. The special announcement, made on ...

Fox News host Bob Beckel uses 'Chinamen' slur on live television

A Fox News presenter accidentally used a racial slur in a rant about China’s “threat” to the national security of the US on Thursday. Bob Beckel ...

Game of Thrones: HBO bosses 'not concerned' about show's future if George RR Martin doesn't finish Westeros saga

HBO executives have said they are “not concerned” about continuing Game of Thrones if George RR Martin does not finish his next novels in time. The ...

Mario Balotelli poses with 'shotgun' in controversial Instagram pic captioned 'Kiss to all who hate me'

It’s been at least a week since Mario Balotelli hit the headlines for doing something obscure. But the Italian striker managed to raise eyebrows again after ...

Mario Balotelli poses with shotgun in controversial Instagram pic captioned ‘Kiss to all who hate me’

It’s been at least a week since Mario Balotelli hit the headlines for doing something obscure. But the Italian striker managed to raise eyebrows again after ...

Mel Gibson to Shia LaBeouf: ‘My heart goes out to the poor guy’

Mel Gibson added his perspective to Shia LaBeouf’s recent troubles. While Gibson may not be the natural name that springs to mind when it comes to ...

Pamplona Running of the Bulls 2014: Seven people injured on fifth day of annual festival

Seven people have been injured, including an American and a Briton, on the fifth day of the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, northern ...

Ann Maguire stabbing: Teenage boy admits responsibility for killing teacher

A teenage boy has admitted stabbing Ann Maguire to death in a classroom in Leeds. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused ...

Ann Maguire stabbing: Teenage boy 'admits responsibility for killing teacher'

A teenage boy has admitted stabbing Ann Maguire to death in a classroom in Leeds. The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused ...

Michael Schumacher: Wife Corinna says former F1 champion is 'getting better'

Corinna Schumacher, the wife of Michael Schumacher, has said that he is “getting better” after being woken from a medically induced coma and transferred to ...

Overloaded school bus crash kills 11 in China

A packed primary school bus plummeted into a remote reservoir in China yesterday, killing all eight pupils and three adults on board. Originally designed for only ...

British man loses fingertips on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride

A British man has reportedly lost the tips of two of his fingers while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Walt Disney ...

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Breaking News

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 ...