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Savannah State University shooting: Georgia campus gets all-clear after person injured in gun attack

An American university placed its campus on lockdown after a shooting that left one person hospitalised. One man was shot and wounded in the student union ...

Miley Cyrus address Robin Thicke VMA controversy: ‘He wanted me ‘as naked as possible, but I got the heat because I’m a woman’

Miley Cyrus' duet with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV VMAs will go down in history as one of the ceremony's most controversial. The "Wrecking ...

Google Streetview car put out of action by tomato-throwing mob

One of the vehicles used by internet giant Google to gather images for its Streetview service has been put out of action after it was ...

The 10 things to watch in business on Friday August 28

1. Chinese stocks are up again. As of this morning the Shanghai Composite Index is up 1.78 per cent. Other Asian markets are on the ...

EU migrant crisis: Death toll of refugees found 'suffocated' in lorry in Austria rises to 70

The bodies of more than 70 refugees have now been found in the back of an abandoned lorry on an Austrian motorway. Forensic investigators have worked ...

Joey Barton joins Burnley: Ex-QPR midfielder signs one-year deal, immediately regrets tweet criticising living the Lancashire town last year

Joey Barton is eating his words after agreeing to join Burnley on a free transfer, a year after criticising the Lancashire town and admitting he ...

Strictly Come Dancing contestants 2015: Full line-up revealed as Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas join

Strictly Come Dancing contestants will be taking to the dance floor again in September. The celebrity line-up is finally complete, with the likes of Peter Andre, ...

Migrant crisis: Hundreds trapped in holds feared dead after two boats capsize off Libyan coast

Hundreds of people are feared dead after being trapped in the holds of two boats that capsized off the Libyan coast en route to Italy ...

Bank station closed due to flooding alert

Bank & Monument stations have been closed due to a flood alert. According to the BBC, a fire alarm was set off causing the sprinklers to react ...

Modern-day Monuments Men take on Isis by 3D-mapping ancient sites militants are seeking to destroy

A team of modern-day "Monuments Men" is being assembled to try to preserve a record of ancient buildings, sculptures and artefacts being destroyed by Isis ...

Modern-day Monuments Men take on Isis by 3D mapping ancient sites militants are seeking to destroy

A team of modern-day "Monuments Men" is being assembled to try to preserve a record of ancient buildings, sculptures and artefacts being destroyed by Isis ...

If Surrey were Syria: Social experiment shows what it's like to live under siege

The shock of Britons having their daily lives interrupted by fake checkpoints similar to those in conflict-ridden Syria has been captured by hidden cameras for ...

Arthur Morris: One of Australia's finest opening batsmen who played a key role on Don Bradman's Invincibles tour

Arthur Morris was the batsman who displaced Don Bradman at the top of Australia's Test averages on the 1948 "Invincibles" tour of England. It was ...

Larry Carberry: Pacy, tenacious and stylish defender who won the First Division championship with Alf Ramsey's Ipswich side

Larry Carberry was a pacy and tenacious yet often delightfully constructive full-back who helped Ipswich Town lift the championships of the three top tiers of ...

Amelia Boynton Robinson: Civil rights activist who led voting drives in the 1960s and whose attack by police appalled millions across the US

Amelia Boynton Robinson, who has died at the age of 104, led voting drives and ran for US Congress as a civil rights activist in ...

Goths may be more likely to suffer from depression or to self-harm, research says

Young people who identify as goths may be more likely to suffer from depression or to self-harm, according to new social research into teenage subcultures. Among ...

Goths at risk of depression or self-harming, research says

Young people who identify as goths may be more likely to suffer from depression or to self-harm, according to new social research into teenage subcultures. Among ...

Celebrity Big Brother 2015 contestants: This year's line-up revealed

After literally hours of anticipation, the line up for Celebrity Big Brother 2015 has been revealed. This series will have a USA vs UK theme - ...

Celebrity Big Brother 2015: This year's line up revealed

After literally hours of anticipation, the line up for Celebrity Big Brother 2015 has been revealed. This series will have a USA vs UK theme - ...

Jeremy Clarkson 'set to earn £10 million a year' for post-Top Gear Amazon Prime show

Jeremy Clarkson is reportedly expected to be paid nearly £10 million a year for his new car show with James May and Richard Hammond. The former ...

Virginia shooting: New York Daily News and other newspapers spark outrage with front pages 'letting killer tell the story'

People are waking up around the world to newspaper front pages covering the murder of two US journalists live on TV - but for some, ...

Discworld: Best Terry Pratchett quotes from Small Gods and Good Omens to Mort

Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown, is finally on shelves after his death aged 66 in March. The much-loved fantasy writer, who had been ...

This is how to react when you receive a terrible birthday present

We all remember that time as a child when you’ve received a dodgy birthday present, with the situation usually descending into tears and a tantrum, ...

The 10 things to watch in business on Thursday 27 August

1.British house prices increased this month at the slowest annual pace in more than two years, a survey from mortgage lender Nationwide showed today. House ...

British-born Isis hacker killed: US drone strike in Syria kills Junaid Hussain

A British man who is believed to have become a top hacker for Isis is Syria has been killed in a US drone strike, according ...

Junaid Hussain: British-born Isis hacker killed following US drone strike in Syria

A British man who is believed to have become a top hacker for Isis is Syria has been killed in a US drone strike, according ...

Toby Sheldon: Justin Bieber lookalike found dead in motel room

A Justin Bieber lookalike who spent $100,000 (£65,000) to look like his idol has been found dead in a motel room, his representative has confirmed. Toby ...

Mr Robot season 1 finale postponed due to ‘graphic scene similar to Virginia news shootings’

USA Network postponed last night’s season finale of hacker drama Mr Robot due to an unfortunate similarity between one of its scenes and the shooting ...

Setting a deadline on the Iraq Inquiry would 'wreck' it, says committee chair

Any attempt to set a deadline on the Chilcott Inquiry into the Iraq War would “wreck” its findings, an influential MP has said. Crispin Blunt, the ...

Vester Flanagan chase: BBC journalists covering WDBJ shooting 'threatened by Virginia police'

Two BBC journalists who filmed the scene where the Virginia shooting suspect crashed and shot himself say they were threatened by state police. White House reporter ...

Walmart is going to stop selling assault rifles

Walmart has said it will pull high-powered 'assault' rifles from its stores in US. The decision on assault rifles was announced on Wednesday, before two ...

Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow unite for a rendition of Smelly Cat for final 1989 LA show

Taylor Swift's 1989 tour is fast becoming more memorable for the famous faces appearing on stage than the singer's performances. Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Roberts, Alanis Morissette ...

Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow unite for a rendition of Smelly Cat in final 1989 LA show

Taylor Swift's 1989 tour is fast becoming more memorable for the famous faces appearing on stage than the singer's performances. Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Roberts, Alanis Morissette ...

Strictly Come Dancing contestants 2015: Helen George to join line-up

Strictly Come Dancing contestants will be taking to the dance floor again in September. The celebrity line-up so far includes Peter Andre, David O'Donnell and Ainsley ...

Virginia killings: Adam Ward filmed Vester Flanagan 'when he was fired' from WDBJ last year, court documents claim

The gunman who shot dead two former colleagues on-air had reportedly been filmed by one of his victims as he was escorted from the news ...

The Tories are punishing business with their 'bizarre' immigration target, industry group says

David Cameron is “punishing business” with the Tories’ “bizarre” target to reduce net immigration, a business group has said. The Institute of Directors called for a ...

Virginia killings: America is now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015

Aug. 26 is the 238th day of the year. And with the fatal shooting in Virginia — in which a gunman shot himself after killing ...

Review concedes vehicle agency 'wasn’t ready' for privatisation

The botched part-privatisation of the agency that approves vehicles for use on Britain’s roads failed because the terms offered by the Government were “very unattractive” ...

What difference has a year under new leadership made for Tesco?

“The most important thing is that we all focus on being on the top of our game. We need to keep it simple and customer-focused.” ...

North Korea and South Korea to hold talks at Panmunjom truce village amid mounting tensions

South Korea has announced it will hold talks with North Korean officials at the border today, following mounting tensions between the two countries. Senior aides ...

China's flawed corruption crusade: How the Tianjin disaster was the latest consequence of a system that places profit before public safety

Balzac suggested that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. In China today it seems that behind every industrial accident lies a reeking morass ...

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Inside Virginia TV killer Vester Flanagan's soulless apartment

Images from inside Vester Flanagan's apartment show he lived sparse lifeHad no decoration on the walls, and no pictures of family or friendsOnly images are ...

Former Army chief urges more troops to 'speak up' for Afghans 

General Sir Richard Dannatt called for veterans to help Afghan interpretersUrged them and public to sign a petition so they are given refuge in Britain Explained ...

International tourists still favour NSW but Victoria is catching up fast as sightseers flock to 'hipster' alleys and laneways 

New South Wales continues to be the most popular tourist destinationSecond place was taken by Victoria after it scored a 12% increaseAfter 16 years, Queensland ...

Florida parents 'left their baby outside a bar and checked on him between shots'

Antonio Nieves, 28, and Amy Schafer, 27, charged with child neglect without great bodily harm; Nieves is also facing a domestic battery countPolice in Margate, ...

Kim Jong-Un boasts that the threat of North Korea’s military muscle secured peace along the border with the South…amid fears for the fate of top officials he dismissed for allowing the stand-off to escalate 

Rival Koreas threatened strikes against each other earlier this weekIt followed landmine explosions which maimed South Korean soldiersSeoul resumed propaganda broadcasts critical of Kim Jong Un's ...

Neil Gaiman reveals Terry Pratchett wanted his unfinished work destroyed by a steamroller

Author told his friend that his work should be 'put in middle of the road'Gaiman, Good Omens co-author, is 'ridiculously glad' that did not happenSir ...

'I don't hold a grudge... This is just one of those things': Widow reveals how Bake Off contestant Mat Riley caused crash which killed her husband

Mr Riley's car crashed into Michael Turner's motorbike in Uckfield, SussexThe 51-year-old died one week later in hospital from severe head injuriesMr Riley served ...

Savannah State University shooting: Georgia campus gets all-clear after person injured in gun attack

An American university placed its campus on lockdown after a shooting that left one person hospitalised. One man was shot and wounded in the student union ...

Boat packed with migrants sinks off coast of Libya with up to 200 feared dead

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING First boat with 50 people sank followed by second carrying 400 passengersMany in second boat had been trapped in the boat's hold when ...

Jamie Oliver's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X Factor

Father of four was appalled to witness fast-food ads during BGT recentlyWants prime-time shows to face same regulations as children’s channels Family-oriented shows 'can contain ...