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'Mad World' US Army Afghanistan Video Paints Battalion's Deployment In A New Light

(0) Comments | Posted 13 October 2015 | (08:44)

Video of an American battalion's deployment in Afghanistan set to the Gary Jules' and Michael Andrews' version of the classic ballad "Mad World" has re-emerged online.

The film shows soldiers from the U.S. Army's G-3/5 division in various settings throughout their time in Sangin province.


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Warwick Davis Takes To Twitter To Appeal For Information On Missing Caravan

(2) Comments | Posted 11 October 2015 | (23:38)

Actor Warwick Davis, known for his roles in 'Harry Potter', 'Extras' and 'Life's Too Short', has appealed to Twitter users to help find his caravan, after it went missing last week.


JK Rowling Lifts The Lid On Plans...

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Soldier Jon Heywood Scoops £13.2 Million From 25p Punt After Online Betting Win

(3) Comments | Posted 11 October 2015 | (19:55)

Many of us have placed bets on the off chance of winning a few pounds.

But when Jon Heywood, a 27-year-old soldier from Cheshire, decided to place a 25p punt on betting site he thought little of it.

Until he received word he'd won an incredible £13,213,838.68...

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Auburn Deputy Mayor Salim Mehajer Awkwardly Announces 'Superstar' Ambitions, Gets Mercilessly Mocked

(5) Comments | Posted 11 October 2015 | (18:58)

The deputy mayor of a Sydney suburb is being roundly ridiculed the world over, after an awkward interview announcing his political ambitions left a newscaster in tears of laughter.

Just two weeks ago, Salim Mehajer was re-elected as deputy mayor of Auburn to the west of...

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Tesco Concedes Tags On Plastic Bags 'A Mistake' As Shoppers Report Heightened Security

(19) Comments | Posted 11 October 2015 | (15:19)

A Tesco store's decision to place anti-theft tags on its five pence plastic bags was a "mistake" the company has conceded, as shoppers report heightened security up and down the country.

Pictures emerged online which showed tags installed on bags at Tesco's shop in Surrey Quays, south-east

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NHS Crisis: Seven Myths About The National Health Service

(66) Comments | Posted 9 October 2015 | (19:32)

The news that the NHS is in the "worst financial crisis for a generation" with predictions of a £2 billion deficit has prompted fresh waves of scrutiny of the government and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The figure is more than the £820 million overspend for the...

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'The Apprentice' 2015: Who Said It? Claude Littner Or Lord Voldemort?

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2015 | (16:36)

'The Apprentice' is back with a brand-new aide in place of long-standing observer Nick Hewer.

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Pizza Rats: Two Rodents Battle For Ownership Of Soggy Slice On Subway Tracks

(1) Comments | Posted 9 October 2015 | (14:46)

This is Pizza Rat: Battle Edition.

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Netflix And Chill Internet Meme Seemingly Sparks An Appropriate Business Empire

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2015 | (08:40)

The 'Netflix and chill' internet meme appears to be entering its final throws of relevancy - as it is turned into a tacky business empire by a condom-peddling university graduate.

The phrase, a well-known euphemism for sex, sparked an idea in the mind of University of...

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Former 'Top Gear' Hosts Clarkson, Hammond And May Pictured Filming New Amazon Prime Show

(2) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (11:06)

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have given fans a glimpse of their brand-new car show for Amazon Prime.

The name of the programme -- rumoured to be a variation of 'Gear Knobs' -- has yet to be confirmed, but filming...

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Refugee Crisis: Infographic Shows Germany Takes 11 Times Number Of Asylum Applicants Than UK

(61) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (10:36)

Germany has received 11 times more asylum applications than the United Kingdom so far this year, the latest figures from UNHCR reveal.

Refugees making applications for asylum are more likely to apply for residency in Germany than in any other European nation.

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Jamie Raines Transgender Transition Selfies Show Remarkable Changes Over Three Years

(1) Comments | Posted 8 October 2015 | (07:11)

A student has been taking selfies every day for the last three years during his transition from female to male.

Jamie Raines began taking testosterone at 18, in January 2012.

The hormone helps those transitioning become more masculine in appearance and vocally. "I initially intended to (take...

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Zack The Golden Retriever Buys Ice Cream From Mr Whippy Van

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (15:18)

Meet Zack, the golden retriever who loves ice cream so much his owner gives him money to buy one from the ice cream van.

Jon Hubble filmed Zack running out the front door to greet Mr Whippy, before excitedly offering cash contained in a...

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Newport, Kentucky Python Attack Sees Pet Shop Owner Injured, Customer Horrified

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (13:03)

A pet shop owner has been viciously attacked by a 20-ft python whilst a horrified customer looked on.

Terry Wilkins, the owner of Captive Born Reptiles in Newport, Kentucky, was cleaning out the reptile’s cage when the attack occurred.

A woman was standing nearby and called...

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QUIZ! Great British Bake Off Innuendo Bingo, Guess Which Are Real Or Fake

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (12:22)

'Great British Bake Off' fans will find out who reigns victorious over the GBBO crown on Wednesday as the latest series reaches its ultimate climax.

Nadiya Hussain, Ian Cumming, and Tamal Ray will all battle it out in the final on BBC One at 8pm.

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Jeremy Clarkson Sends Cryptic Tweet, Cue Endless Discussion Over What It Might Mean

(27) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (08:02)

Jeremy Clarkson has sent a cryptic message on Twitter, leaving his followers guessing what it might mean.

The former 'Top Gear' presenter is fresh from presenting his first BBC programme since being given the boot from the motoring show earlier this year.

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Joey Essex Begs For Advice On Parking Restrictions, By Tweeting Picture Of Road Sign To Millions

(2) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (07:31)

Joey Essex has appealed to his Twitter followers for advice after having difficulty interpreting a road sign.

The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star and 'I'm A Celebrity' contestant asked his 3.3 million followers on Twitter for help as he pulled into a...

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Reddit Launches Own News Site, Upvoted, But Readers Can't Upvote

(1) Comments | Posted 6 October 2015 | (13:04)

The front page of the Internet is set to create a new website dedicated to distilling its reams of content into snackable, news-like form.

But unlike its main website, Reddit won't allow readers to comment on posts or 'rate' content by voting it up.


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Jeremy Hunt's 'US And China Work Ethic' Tax Credit Justification Is Actually A Little Scary

(14) Comments | Posted 6 October 2015 | (11:13)

Jeremy Hunt has suggested that British workers ought to take a leaf out of the book of American and Chinese employees in a bid to boost productivity in the UK.

He said controversial cuts to in-employment benefits send an "important cultural signal" by encouraging a work...

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Rugby World Cup Fans 'Scrum' Woman's Car After England Defeat

(17) Comments | Posted 6 October 2015 | (07:54)

A woman was left "petrified" after a large group of rugby fans appeared to scrum her car as it waited at traffic lights in south London.

21-year-old Laura Louise Morris was driving through Clapham Junction in the early hours of Sunday morning, just hours after

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