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Australian Ninja Warrior has caught the imagination and attention of the Australian public, so much so that when the final came around and a winner was not crowned, fans were left divided.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:23:21 PM Categories: logo

Trump's foreign policy antics raise question again 

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Questions have once again been raised over US President Donald Trump's grasp on foreign policy.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:23:19 PM Categories: The Independent logo

Hamas declared a terrorist organisation 

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The European Union's top court ruled on Wednesday that Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas should remain on the EU terrorism blacklist, referring the case back to a lower court.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:23:17 PM Categories: Reuters logo

Banksy's balloon girl beats Turner and Constable to be voted the nation's favourite artwork 

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Banksy's famous image of a girl letting go of a heart-shaped balloon has been voted the nation's favourite artwork in a new poll. The artwork, which Justin Bieber loves so much that he got a tattoo of it, originally appeared on a wall East London in 2002. It beat stiff competition from big names such as Turner and Constable to come top of the list. Constable's 1821 landscape painting The Hay Wain was in second place, with Jack Vettriano's ubiquitous 1992 painting The Singing Butler in second place. The top five was completed by Turner's 1839 work The Fighting Temeraire and Antony Gormley's 1998 Angel of the North sculpture. The poll comprises the vote of 2,000 people, based on a list drawn up by The Frame National Art Audit. It marks the launch of a new Samsung TV that is preloaded with different artworks, allowing it to become a piece of art when not being used as a television. The rest of the top ten included two album covers: Peter Blake's Sergeant Pepper album cover for The Beatles, and Hipgnosis and George Hardie's Dark Side of the Moon design for Pink Floyd. Also featured were LS Lowry's Going to the Match, John William Waterhouse's The Lady of Shalott and George Stubbs' Mares and Foals. The full list of the nation's favourite artworks is as follows: 1. Banksy; Balloon Girl 2. John Constable; The Hay Wain 3. Jack Vettriano; The Singing Butler 4. JMW Turner; The Fighting Temeraire 5. Antony Gormley; The Angel of the North 6. L S Lowry; Going to the Match 7. John William Waterhouse; The Lady of Shalott 8. Peter Blake; Sgt Pepper album cover 9. Hipgnosis and George Hardie; Dark Side of the Moon album cover 10. George Stubbs; Mares and Foals 11. Thomas Gainsborough; Mr and Mrs Andrews 12. John Everett Millais; Ophelia 13. Andy Goldsworthy; Balanced Rock Misty 14. David Hockney; A Bigger Splash 15. Bridget Riley; Movement in Squares 16. Anish Kapoor; ArcelorMittal Orbit 17. Stik; A Couple Hold Hands in the Street 18. Maggi Hambling; Scallop 19. Henry Moore; Reclining Figure 20. Jamie Reid; Never Mind the Bollocks album cover... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:23:10 PM Categories: Evening Standard logo

Mum hopes killer of son, 5, is never released from prison 

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Lilya Breha's son Alex Malcolm died after being battered in a park by Marvyn Iheanacho, who flew into a rage at the little boy for losing a trainer... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:23:05 PM Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

The heartbreaking origins of cesarean section births revealed 

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This procedure may seem synonymous with the medicalisation of childbirth, but their origins are actually somewhat more haunting... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:23:01 PM Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Raider blasts fried chicken takeaway with double barrelled shotgun 

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Police in new appeal for help one year after attack which shocked Birmingham... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:22:57 PM Categories: Birmingham Mail logo

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's Q&A transcript 

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Man Utd news includes a lengthy chat with Jose Mourinho on the pre-season tour in Washington, where he spoke about transfers, Paul Pogba and more.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:22:53 PM Categories: Manchester Evening News logo

Jeremy Vine: My children can't find BBC One on TV 

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Jeremy Vine has said his own children cannot find BBC One on TV amid warnings the famous broadcaster is losing relevance with youngsters. The renowned TV host, who it was revealed earned £700,000-£749,999 wage working for the broadcaster last year, made the admission on Facebook during a discussion on the BBC's waning appeal. Former sports boss Roger Mosey had posted a link to his article warning youngsters consider Netflix better value and are turning to the popular streaming service. In response, the Radio 2 and Eggheads presenter posted: "I asked my kids to put BBC1 on and they couldn't do it... as they watch everything on catch up." The TV personality made the admission during a debate on social media (PA) Mr Mosey had written an article for the Financial Times citing Ofcom research showing that young people who use Netflix rank the service higher than the BBC. He wrote: "Those figures confirm the anecdotes I hear from my students. "They see Netflix, costing a fiver or so a month, and with all their favourite American shows plus some BBC content, as better value than the licence fee at double that and with too many programmes aimed at older viewers. "Yet a change to a subscription model for the BBC would destroy its tradition of offering something for everyone. "There's certainly nervousness among my former colleagues in Broadcasting House." Research from Ofcom found viewers were generally pleased with the BBC, but fell short of Netflix's rating of a 72 per cent satisfaction rate among 16 to 34-year-olds. Mr Vine publicly congratulated Mr Mosey for the article. It was revealed last week that Jeremy Vine pocketed a huge £700,000-£749,999 after BBC bosses released the pay packets of its most famous employees. Mr Vine gave an awkward answer when grilled following the publication of his pay packet after he was slammed for being "grossly overpaid". He told former coal miner Harry Jones, who called in to Vine's show, that it's not "the moment for me" to say if he thinks he is overpaid.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:22:47 PM Categories: Evening Standard logo

North Korea threatens nuclear strike on 'heart of US' if regime is threatened 

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North Korea threatened a nuclear strike on the "heart of the US" if it attempts to remove Kim Jong-Un as leader. The threat was in response to comments from CIA chief Mike Pompeo, who said last week that the Trump administration needed to find a way to separate Jong-un from his growing nuclear stockpile. He said: "As for the regime, I am hopeful we will find a way to separate that regime from this system. The North Korean people I'm sure are lovely people and would love to see him go." North Korea responded by saying it would "annihilate any countries" directly or indirectly involved in threatening the regime, according to Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Read more Kim Jong-un attends concert in honour of North Korea missile launch "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea legally stipulates that if the supreme dignity of the DPRK is threatened, it must pre-emptively annihilate those countries and entities that are directly or indirectly involved in it, by mobilizing all kinds of strike means including the nuclear ones," the KCNA quoted a North Korea Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying. "Should the US dare to show even the slightest sign of attempt to remove our supreme leadership, we will strike a merciless blow at the heart of the US with our powerful nuclear hammer, honed and hardened over time." It comes amid reports of a new nuclear test scheduled for this week in North Korea. A US defence official was quoted by CNN as saying that ballistic missile launching equipment was detected arriving in the city of Kusong in the central North Pyongan province last Friday.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:22:43 PM Categories: Evening Standard logo

Spend your old £1 coins - quick 

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Consumers have less than three months to spend, bank or donate their old £1 coins before shops can refuse them.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:22:39 PM Categories: Sky News logo

Man rejected by Dragons' Den is offered £90 MILLION for his business 

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Marco Hajikypri said he was furious when Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones snubbed his health food business, Professional Gains, on the BBC2 show... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:22:35 PM Categories: Mirror logo

'Market is the market': Guardiola defends £200m spend 

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Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City's £120m outlay on full backs was necessary in the current transfer market.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:22:31 PM Categories: Sky Sports logo

Old-school EH wagon is full of innovative ideas 

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Ben Judd's EH wagon is full of innovative ideas.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:10:05 PM Categories: Street Machine logo

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The facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a fairly difficult row to hoe despite appearances to the contrary.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:10:02 PM Categories: logo

ASX surge: Here's what you need to know 

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<p>Australian shares closed higher for the second day in a row.</p>... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:09:57 PM Categories: Business Insider Australia logo

Youngest Aussie male to swim English Channel 

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Sydney teenager Ned Wieland has become the youngest Australian male to swim the English Channel.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:09:55 PM Categories: ABC Grandstand logo

First picture of dancer after life-changing op 

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15-year-old Julia Carlile from Mersey Girls suffers from scoliosis... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:09:53 PM Categories: Mirror logo

'Baywatch' star channels her inner Lady Gaga 

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<p>Priyanka Chopra shot for L'Officiel India in a blonde wig and red dress. Check out the picture here:</p>... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:09:51 PM Categories: Hindustan Times logo

Donald Trump's major dilemma 

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The House bill would impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, and prevent President Trump from easing some of them without congressional approval.... read more
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:09:49 PM Categories: The Washington Post logo
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