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  • Titanic music composer Horner dies in plane crash

    Titanic music composer Horner dies in plane crash

    Hollywood composer James Horner, who scored the Oscar-winning film Titanic and its mega-hit theme song My Heart Will Go On, died in a plane crash in southern California on Monday, US media reported. The aircraft came down in the Los Padres...

  • Rapper Sean Combs arrested for assault with deadly weapon

    Rapper Sean Combs arrested for assault with deadly weapon

    Rapper Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon at the University of California Los Angeles on Monday, college law enforcement authorities said. Combs, 45, was booked in to the jail on the west Los Angeles...

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actor passes away

    A child actor best known for his role as Marilyn Monroe’s young admirer in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has died. He was 69. A spokeswoman from the Sonoma County coroner’s office says George Karl Wentzlaff died of a heart attack on June 14 at his...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Partick Thistle’s newly-unveiled bright yellow mascot has set social media alight – with some branding it “terrifying” while others labelling it a scary version of cartoon character Lisa Simpson. The Scottish Premiership side introduced the world...

  • Man cleared of beheading murder due to insanity

    Man cleared of beheading murder due to insanity

    UK Police have released video of a man roaming gardens in London armed with a machete after beheading an elderly woman at her home.   The case happened on September 4 last year when 25 year old Nicholas Salvador, went on a rampage in the north...

  • No difference in kids with same-sex, opposite-sex parents - study

    No difference in kids with same-sex, opposite-sex parents - study

    Children raised by same-sex couples are no worse off than children raised by parents of the opposite sex, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Oregon professor. The new research, which looked at 19,000 studies and articles...

  • US to put military equipment in Baltics, eastern Europe

    US to put military equipment in Baltics, eastern Europe

    The United States will pre-position tanks, artillery and other military equipment in eastern and central Europe, US Defence Secretary Ash Carter announced today, moving to reassure NATO allies unnerved by Russian involvement in Ukraine. Carter,...

  • Eurotunnel closed in Calais chaos

    Eurotunnel closed in Calais chaos

    Calais descended into chaos as Eurotunnel suspended services to Britain and migrants tried to exploit wildcat strike action by French ferry workers by attempting to board UK-bound trucks. Lorry drivers forced to slow or stop due to queuing traffic...

  • UK university college rewrites 650-year-old dress code to fit transgender students

    The head of a college at one of Britain's oldest universities has rewritten a 650-year-old dress code to allow transgender students to dress how they choose at formal events with campaigners hoping other colleges will follow suit. Mark Elliot,...

  • Libyan forces warn EU of air strikes on ships

    Forces from Libya's internationally recognised government have warned European countries that any vessels entering Libyan waters without permission would be targeted by air strikes. The warning came after European Union foreign ministers agreed...

  • Updated: 'Harsh measures' in Greek proposals

    Updated: 'Harsh measures' in Greek proposals

    Greece's economic reforms plan includes "harsh" measures the government would not have proposed had it had a choice, a spokesman has said. The country this week offered a series of measures, including multiple tax increases, to persuade its...

  • Ships rescue nearly 1,000 migrants

    Ships from Norway and Denmark have picked up nearly 1,000 migrants from small boats off the coast of Libya in the past 24 hours. Svein Kvalavaag, the captain of the Norwegian Siem Pilot vessel, said yesterday that he picked up 671 from two wooden...

  • Clashes erupt in Israel during anti-racism protest

    Clashes erupt in Israel during anti-racism protest

    Clashes erupted on Monday in central Tel Aviv between Israeli police and Ethiopian-Israelis, who were staging an anti-racism protest. The protesters were demonstrating against the closing of a case that they say demonstrates police brutality. The...

  • Europe launches satellite with colour vision

    Europe launches satellite with colour vision

    An unmanned Vega rocket blasted off from French Guiana on Monday to put a sophisticated Earth-watching satellite into orbit, a European Space Agency webcast showed. Flying for the fifth time, the four-stage Vega rocket, lifted off at 1.52am GMT...

  • Titanic composer's plane in crash

    Titanic composer's plane in crash

    A single-engine plane registered to Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner has crashed in Southern California, but the identity of the one person who died has not been released. The crash happened at about 9.30am local time yesterday near...

  • Tripoli forces target Islamic State in Libya with air strikes

    Tripoli forces target Islamic State in Libya with air strikes

    Libya’s self-declared government in control of the capital Tripoli has launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters in the city of Sirte, officials and witnesses said yesterday. Officials said the late on Sunday night attacks were launched on a...

  • Renzi’s popularity drop dims Italy’s reform prospects

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s drive to reform one of Europe’s most sluggish economies is being threatened by a sharp drop in voter support amid repeated corruption scandals and an immigration crisis, political reports showed...

  • Cameron eyes renegotiation at EU summit

    Cameron eyes renegotiation at EU summit

    Prime Minister David Cameron is determined to use this week’s European Union summit to move talks on reforming Britain’s ties with the bloc onto the “next phase” despite the Greek crisis, his spokeswoman said yesterday. Cameron, who has pledged to...

  • Taliban attack Afghanistan’s Parliament, seize north district

    Taliban attack Afghanistan’s Parliament, seize north district

    A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan Parliament yesterday as lawmakers met to consider a new defence minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive. The...

  • Europol to take on IS media propaganda

    A Europe-wide police unit is to be set up next month with the aim of shutting down social media accounts used by key Islamic State (IS) militants to spread propaganda and recruit foreigners to their cause, Europol said yesterday. The small police...