China welcomes Lunar New Year with lantern shows, dragon dances

China welcomes Lunar New Year with colourful lantern shows, traditional dragon dances with molten iron and dazzling charcoal-spinning performances Cities across China are ushering in the Year of the Pig with lavish celebrations Spring Festival is a time for people to return to hometowns and be with families People gather for dinners, exchange red packets of money and light firecrackers […]

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Coach finds invitations he forgot to send to Andy and Jamie Murray

What a balls up! Tennis coach finds 23-year-old tournament invitations he forgot to send to future Wimbledon champions Andy and Jamie Murray after garage clean-out Letters addressed to Andy and Jamie Murray were found among garage clutter  It invited the siblings to a tennis tournament at David Lloyd Club in Derbyshire Andy and Jamie, aged eight and nine, were pupils […]

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The $200 billion, 60-year U.S. military’s ‘lasers in space’ dream

EXCLUSIVE: Sixty years, $200 million and still no lasers in the air or space – inside the U.S. military’s long-running Star Wars plans as research warns Trump ‘Death Rays’ are a long way off A new book lifts the lid on the long-running military attempts to build lasers in the sky and space as Donald Trump launches a new drive […]

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Heartwarming moment boy, 4, with cerebral palsy walks without splints

Heartwarming moment four-year-old boy with cerebral palsy walks without splints and even manages to go up and down steps after major operation Ronnie Leys, from Saffron Walden, Essex, had operation back in October 2018 Family fundraised £48,000 life-changing surgery not available on the NHS Sweet clip shows Ronnie walking without his splints before shouting with joy  This is the heartwarming […]

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Woman, 34, cuts off 67-year-old sex slave’s genitals and kills him

Woman, 34, cuts off her 67-year-old sex slave’s genitals and kills him after abusing him for years – then sends a message to his family in Serbia saying: ‘I’m finished with him’ Marina Becanovic, 34, allegedly beat her sex slave to death after years of abuse After killing Petar Petrovic, 67, police say she hacked him apart with an axe Becanovic […]

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Man, 81, wins three-year battle to have 15-foot conifer hedge cut down

Pensioner, 81, wins three-year battle to have 15-foot conifer hedge which towers over his garden chopped down after neighbour claimed birds’ nests stopped him from cutting it back James Davies, 81, asked his neighbour David Lyons, 60, to cut down the tree Mr Davis complained the conifer was blocking light from his back garden  Lyons ignored a remedial notice sent […]

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Teacher told 14-year-old girls to take condoms with them on a trip

Catholic school teacher is suspended for telling 14-year-old girls to take CONDOMS with them on school trip to Italy Science teacher Dave Cuthbertson, 53, was told to stay at home over the gaffe Parents at Chatsmore Catholic High School heard about gaffe through children  One said: ‘Some girls were upset at idea they’d be having sex instead of skiing’ Science teacher […]

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A year on from her first major triumph, Wozniacki is hungry for more

Caroline Wozniacki feels Rod Laver Arena under her feet again, and sees her larger-than-life image all over Melbourne Park, and pinches herself to think that it is already a year since she won her long overdue maiden major championship here. It's been a packed year, not all of it with action. Defending Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki.Credit:AP Wozniacki's victory over […]

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New Year 2019 quotes and traditions and how to use Snapchat's Year End Story 2018 feature

From inspiring quotes and unusual traditions to Snapchat's new feature, here are some last-minute things to help you celebrate New Year's Day in style. What inspirational New Year's quotes are there? If you're looking forward to a fresh start, there's no better way to kick off 2018 than by ruminating on some inspirational words of wisdom. Here are a few of […]

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