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John Travolta refuses to watch new Scientology documentary 'Going Clear', says the religion is 'beautiful'

John Travolta has dismissed a critically acclaimed documentary about Scientology as "negative". The Grease actor, who has been a member of the church since 1975, has ...

Seven killed as plane returning from NCAA Championship in Illinois crashes

A plane returning from the NCAA Championship basketball tournament in Illinois, carrying local businessmen and two of the state university’s sports heads crashed on Tuesday, ...

Walter Scott shooting: Everything the police said prior to death video surfacing of black man's shooting by white officer Michael Slager

A video (below) emerged yesterday of white North Charleston police officer Michael Slager at worst shooting unarmed, defenceless black man Walter Scott dead, and at ...

Shell agrees to buy BG Group in £47 billion bid

Shell has agreed to buy BG Group, Britain's third-largest energy company in a takeover bid worth £47 billion takeover bid in one of the biggest ...

David Cameron is using hair dye to 'reverse the ageing process' Nigel Farage claims

David Cameron is using hair dye to “reverse the ageing process”, Nigel Farage has claimed. Speaking on a visit to Dudley in the West Midlands the ...

Thousands of Turkish students sign petition to build Jedi Temple on university campus

Thousands of Turkish students have petitioned their university to build a Jedi temple, in response to an increase in the number of mosques being built ...

Man v. Food's Adam Richman: 'I've been vegan for three months'

There are a few things you’d never expect Adam Richman to say. Some of those came out in written form on an Instagram post last year. ...

Ferguson election: St Louis suburb elects two new black councillors months after Michael Brown shooting

In its first municipal election since the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, the St Louis suburb of Ferguson has elected two new African-American council ...

China to document 'uncivilised' incidents involving badly behaved tourists

China is to start documenting "uncivilised" behaviour from its tourists overseas for up to two years after a spate of incidents it said made the ...

French air traffic strike: Travel chaos as hundreds of flights set to be cancelled across Europe

Hundreds of flights across Europe have been cancelled because of a strike by French air-traffic controllers. Members of the SNCTA union are stopping work today ...

Travel chaos as French air-traffic controllers' strike causes hundreds of flights to be cancelled across Europe

Hundreds of flights across Europe have been cancelled because of a strike by French air-traffic controllers. Members of the SNCTA union are stopping work today ...

Rahm Emanuel wins second term as Chicago mayor: Former Obama aide beats Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia

Rahm Emanuel has won a second term as Mayor of Chicago, after a hotly contested run-off battle with his fellow Democrat, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Mr Emanuel, ...

Man shot dead outside Indian restaurant in Glasgow

A man has been shot dead outside a takeaway. He was found with a gunshot wound in a lane behind the Herbs n Spice Kitchen Indian ...

IMF fears global economy is suffering 'secular stagnation'

The International Monetary Fund is coming around to the idea that the world is in the grip of an economic “secular stagnation”, meaning the living ...

Services sector pick-up points to strong GDP

Britain’s economic recovery is speeding up as the service sector, the largest element of the economy, grew at its fastest rate for a year, according ...

David Cameron eats hotdogs with a knife and fork

David Cameron’s campaign trail took him to an intimate family barbecue this weekend, where he tucked into a nice hotdog. The intimate occasion, attended by a ...

Tikrit Isis mass graves: Iraqi forensic teams begin excavating sites believed to hold bodies of up to 1,700 soldiers killed by militants

Forensic teams have begun excavating suspected mass graves in Tirkit believed to contain up to 1,700 bodies, just days after Iraqi forces re-took the city ...

General election 2015 live: Tony Blair joins debate with one month to go by backing Labour and attacking Tories on Europe

With one month to go until the general election, Tony Blair and his wife Cherie have entered the campaign in a dramatic attack on David ...

12-year-old girl punches suspected attacker in the face and runs away

A 12-year-old girl has fought off a suspected attacker by punching him in the face, according to the police. The girl was walking home from school ...

Huge explosion rips apart toxic chemical factory in eastern China

A huge explosion has ripped apart a toxic chemical factory in China, with hundreds of firefighters battling the flames. An explosion in the pumping station of ...

B.B. King hospitalised in Las Vegas: Blues legend, 89, suffers health emergency

B.B. King has been rushed to hospital in Las Vegas. Although it is as of yet unclear his exact condition, the 89-year-old blues icon was admitted ...

Relative of Britain's youngest convicted terrorist feared to have fled to Syria

A relative of Britain’s youngest convicted terrorist is feared to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State militants, it has been reported. The teenager and ...

RIP Devilfish: Britain's finest poker star Dave Ulliott dies aged 61

Britain’s most influential poker player – who grew up on a council estate and emerged from two spells in prison to reinvent himself as one ...

Eh oh! Teletubbies are back - with the addition of a mobile phone

The classic TV show Teletubbies is returning to the small-screen with the addition of a must-have 21st-century gadget – a mobile-style phone, voiced by Jane ...

The Teletubbies are back - with Jane Horrocks to voice new character the 'tubby phone'

The classic TV show Teletubbies is returning to the small-screen with the addition of a must-have 21st-century gadget – a mobile-style phone, voiced by Jane ...

Young people increasingly giving up on ever owning their own home

Growing numbers of young people have given up on ever owning their own home, as the proportion of those in their 20s and 30s saving ...

Number of GP surgeries across England open in evenings and weekends falls by 600 since last election, Labour claim

The number of GP surgeries across England that are open in the evening and at weekends has fallen by 600 since the last election, Labour ...

Labour launches attack on Tories over NHS waiting times

The number of GP surgeries across England that are open in the evening and at weekends has fallen by 600 since the last election, Labour ...

General Election 2015: Tony Blair attacks David Cameron's weak plan for EU referendum

David Cameron’s European policy risks triggering the “most intense period of instability” in Britain since the Second World War, jeopardising jobs, prosperity and the country’s ...

General Election 2015: David Cameron's European policy is jeopardising the UK's influence worldwide, Tony Blair warns

David Cameron’s European policy risks triggering the “most intense period of instability” in Britain since the Second World War, jeopardising jobs, prosperity and the country’s ...

I still love Thomas Hardy. There, I've said it

There is a special adaptation of the drinking game “Never Have I Ever” that entertains literary types, and it’s called “Never Have I Ever Read…” ...

We cannot expect our MPs to look like Aidan Turner or Lily James, but appearance does count in politics

If, like me, you’re a fan of Borgen, the Danish political drama, you’ll have watched Thursday’s seven-way debate looking for the Birgitte Nyborg Moment. This ...

General Election 2015: Parties vie to turn leaked Nicola Sturgeon memo to their advantage

A leaked Government memo which claims the SNP leader wants the Conservatives to win the general election, has been described by Nicola Sturgeon as a ...

Did Theresa May's help get a convicted US criminal £600,000 of public money for a business loan?

Theresa May is embroiled in an embarrassing controversy over how a convicted criminal obtained a £500,000 government-backed loan for a business in her Berkshire constituency ...

Kenya Garissa university attack: Authorities hunt for al-Shabaab killers following the country's worst terror attack in over 15 years

In the intense heat of the north-east Kenyan afternoon, a white pickup truck drives down Garissa’s main road, a crowd running behind. It is the ...

Human waste blamed for turning one in 10 of Britain's male clams into females

Almost one in 10 male clams found around the English coast has developed feminine features, a phenomenon blamed on  hormone-disrupting pollutants found in pharmaceuticals that ...

General Election 2015: Lib Dems 'would block new deal with Tories'

Liberal Democrat activists are planning to veto any attempt to form a second coalition government with the Conservatives. Latest polls suggest David Cameron’s party is unlikely ...

The Garissa University attack reminds us that extremism and education don't mix

What is it about places of education that makes them so tempting to terrorists? Thursday’s attack on Kenya’s Garissa University College by al-Shabaab militants from ...

Move Easter to a fixed week in April to help parents and businesses, say campaigners

The next government will face immediate demands to enforce a law from the 1920s that would fix the date of Easter. Campaigners believe that holding Easter ...

Sir Salman Rushdie claims 'I was just fooling around' as his ratings of other authors' work go viral

An author’s worst critic is usually themselves – unless Sir Salman Rushdie weighs in with a broadside, that is. The award-winning Rushdie, who has himself ...

Cynthia Lennon's death reminds us that artistic genius is no guarantee of decency

Even as a teenager, chancing upon the very few pieces of Beatles footage in which she makes a fleeting appearance, I always felt profoundly sorry ...

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Missing cat turns up 128 MILES from home after going missing for five weeks and hitching a ride in a caravan

George went missing from North Wales home and turned up in YorkshireRunaway 18-year-old tabby has been reunited with owners after five weeksThey believe he ran ...

Facebook admits removing photo of Timothy Eli Thompson, baby boy born without a nose, was a mistake

Timothy Eli Thompson was born without nasal passages or sinus cavitiesMother Brandi McGlathery said ad with photo of her son that pro-life group posted about ...

Pray to Allah or we'll throw you overboard, Muslims ordered Christians as punctured dinghy full of African migrants sank into the Mediterranean 

Nigerian Muslims threw 12 Christians overboard when he refused to stopSurviving refugees on dinghy looked distressed when they arrived in ItalyItalian ships have rescued 10,000 ...

ESPN's Britt McHenry still hasn't apologized to Gina Michelle

ESPN reporter Britt McHenry was filmed berating tow clerk Gina Michelle Her car had been towed from a Chinese diner in Arlington, VA, on April 6Enraged, ...

I wasn't shown fresh evidence of Lord Janner's alleged abuse of children, says former DPP

Labour grandee escaped prosecution for string of child abuse allegationsLawyers have told of botched investigations in 1991, 2002 and 2007Former DPP said evidence in 2007 ...

Murderer freed by accident sat at bus stop outside prison for three hours waiting to be let back in 

Martynas Kupstys was waiting for a prison van to take him to courtKupstys told prison officers that they were making a mistake releasing himHe was ...

Passenger Shaming: The terrible travellers you don't want to be seated next to on our planes

Disgruntled flyers have taken to social media to shame feral passengersThe photographs show people with less than desirable habits on planesImages are submitted anonymously by ...

The nightmare of booking a holiday villa - then finding it doesn't exist: Police say cons cost families £2m a year - and the crooks are getting cleverer 

On average, victims lose £889 each, though one lost a crippling £62,000Last year 1,569 victims of online holiday fraud called special police helplineAlmost 200 ...

At least 30 killed in suicide bomb attack on bank in eastern Afghan city

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: 80 people also injured by bombExplosive-laden motorcycle detonated in commercial district in Jalalabad Targeted crowd of military personnel and civilians waiting for wagesTwo ...

Elsie Frost's murder unsolved after 95 years with links to Yorkshire Ripper

Elsie Frost was 14-years-old when she was murdered on October 9, 1965She was stabbed in the back and head in Wakefield, West YorkshireThe case files ...