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Spanish Politician Carlos Delgado Causes Uproar After Posing For Picture With Deer Testicles On His Head

(18) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (14:46)

A Spanish politician with a love of hunting has caused uproar after he posed for a picture with a pair of freshly sliced-off deer testicles on his head.

With blood on his shirt and face, Carlos Delgado smiles at the camera – but animal rights activists aren’t so happy.

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Rebecca Blake, British Businesswoman, And Irishman Conor McRedmond Jailed For Sexual Activities In Dubai

(417) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (12:00)

A British businesswoman and an Irishman have become the latest Westerners to fall foul of stricter decency laws in Islamic Dubai.

Recruitment consultant Rebecca Blake, 29, and Irishman Conor McRedmond, 28, have been jailed for three months for engaging in sexual activities in the back of a taxi in the...

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Paul Frampton Jailed For Cocaine Smuggling In Argentina After 'Honeytrap Sting'

(30) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (09:45)

An Oxford-educated academic has been jailed for almost five years after being caught with two kilograms of cocaine at an Argentinian airport in a honeytrap sting.

Professor Paul Frampton, 68, claimed that he didn’t know the drugs were in his luggage and that he was duped by gangsters posing as...

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#Demo2012: Mass Student Demonstration In London Passes Off Peacefully

(14) Comments | Posted 21 November 2012 | (13:56)

In contrast to the violent 2010 student demonstration in London, Wednesday’s mass march in the capital passed off peacefully.

The march, organised by the National Union of Students, saw several thousand students take to central London’s streets.

They were protesting “against the impact of government reforms to further and higher...

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'Virtual' Child Pornography 'Could Quell Paedophiles' Sexual Urges', Claim Dutch Sex Therapists

(30) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (10:54)

Paedophiles’ urges to molest can be calmed by watching virtual child pornography, two Dutch sex therapists have claimed.

Rik van Lunsen and Erik van Beek of Amsterdam University Hospital (AMC) called for CGI child pornography to be legalised in the Netherlands – arguing that it could reduce the number of...

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Boris Johnson Urges Billionaires And Oligarchs To 'Divorce In London'

(82) Comments | Posted 19 November 2012 | (14:29)

Boris Johnson today made an extraordinary appeal for billionaires' wives to sue for divorce in London.

The Mayor insisted the capital was the perfect place for "injured spouses" to take their wealthy other halves "to the cleaners".

The call came in a speech to the CBI conference, in which he...

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Santa Claus Left Hanging By His Beard At Reading Christmas Lights Switch-On

(3) Comments | Posted 19 November 2012 | (12:00)

It was more ‘oh no no no’ than ‘ho ho ho’ when a Father Christmas was left hanging by his beard for more than 30 minutes after an abseiling stunt went wrong.

The ropey manoeuvre took place during the Christmas-lights switch-on at Broad Street Mall in Reading.

Corrie stars Michelle...

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Link Drawn Between Children Arrested For Rape And Online Pornography

(147) Comments | Posted 19 November 2012 | (10:46)

Children under 13 have been arrested on rape charges across 24 police forces in the past year – and one children’s charity is blaming the alarming figure on readily available online pornography.

The shocking arrest figures came from a Daily Mail Freedom of Information request, which revealed that...

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Hamas Military Leader Ahmed Jabari Killed In Missile Strike By Israeli Defence Force (VIDEO, PICTURES)

(326) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (15:15)

Israel has killed the leader of the Hamas military wing in a surgical missile strike in Gaza that could result in a fresh war in the region.

Ahmed Jabari, 46, the head of the Islamist group's military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, died as he travelled by car with another...

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Great Train Robber James Hussey Admits To Coshing The Driver – After 49-Year-Silence

(71) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (10:55)

The mystery of who hit the engine driver over the head during the Great Train Robbery of 1963 has finally been solved.

James Hussey, one of the 17-strong gang’s musclemen, admitted on his deathbed on Monday that it was him who struck driver Jack Mills, then 57, according...

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BBC Staff Urged Not To Tweet About Broadcasters' Crisis By Fran Unsworth

(3) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (16:28)

BBC staff have been urged not to tweet about the corporation's problems by the acting head of news, Fran Unsworth.

She told staff in an internal memo that "it would be helpful if some of our problems were not played out publicly across social media and in the pages of...

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Australian Total Solar Eclipse: Thousands Wait For Dramatic Celestial Event In Queensland (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (15:15)

There hasn’t been a total solar eclipse in Queensland, Australia, for over 1,300 years – but that’s about to change.

Between 5.45 and 7.40am on Wednesday tens of thousands of visitors and locals in Tropical North Queensland are hoping the clouds will break and allow them to see a once-in-a-lifetime...

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Call Of Duty Black Ops II Launch Party: Celebrities Gun For Glory (PICTURES)

(0) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (12:07)

The launch of a Call of Duty game has become an annual fixture for London’s celebrity set and Monday night saw a small battalion of them hit the Bloomsbury Ballroom for the Black Ops II party.

The roll call included Professor Green, gymnast and Olympic medallist Louis Smith, pop-prince Conor...

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Modern Life Is Making Humans Dumber, Says Stanford University Study

(5) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (10:37)

Modern society clearly has its benefits – hot showers, supermarkets, transport infrastructures and so forth.

But research suggests that all this convenience and organisation is actually harming our intellectual and emotional abilities.

According to a Stanford University study, the genes that give us brain power are particularly susceptible to mutations...

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BBC Crisis: Acting Director General Tim Davie Appears To Walk Out On Sky News Interview

(29) Comments | Posted 12 November 2012 | (16:02)

The BBC has entered some extremely choppy waters of late with Director-General George Entwistle resigning over a disastrous Newsnight broadcast.

The nail in his coffin was perhaps the humiliating mauling he received from John Humphrys on Saturday's Today programme.

But Tim Davie - the man brought in to...

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World Pole Dancing Championship 2012: Women 'Treating Activity As A Sport' (PICTURES, VIDEO)

(33) Comments | Posted 12 November 2012 | (14:57)

Pole dancing has a reputation as being a sleazy activity - but watching the competitors at the World Pole Dancing Championship in Zurich shows that some women (and the odd man) clearly treat it as a sport.

The grace and power shown by those taking part is quite...

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BBC Crisis: David Dimbleby Slams Bloated Management And 'Gobbledegook' Culture (VIDEO)

(114) Comments | Posted 12 November 2012 | (09:48)

Veteran BBC presenter David Dimbleby has hit out at bloated management and a culture of "gobbledegook" at the corporation.

The Question Time host said the broadcaster could not find good director-generals because it was being "throttled" by its own bureaucracy.

His comments and analysis about the crisis engulfing the broadcaster,...

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GPS Shark Tracker Tool Lets You Keep Tabs On Great Whites (PICTURES)

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (17:03)

Want to track Great White sharks? There’s an app for that.

Well, an online GPS tool, anyway.

The Ocearch Global Shark Tracker allows you to follow the navigational pattern of 36 of the animals that have been fitted with beacons.

They have been tagged by the non-profit...

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Android Tablet Sales Surge At The Expense Of Apple

(19) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (13:16)

Android tablet devices have taken a bite out of Apple’s dominance of the market, with a surge in sales.

Tablets have become phenomenally popular and worldwide shipments totalled 27.8 million units in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

The tablet market...

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Google Accused Of Dragging Its Feet Over The Downgrading Of Pirate Sites

(3) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (11:26)

In August Google promised media organisations that it would take significant steps to downgrade the rankings of pirate sites – but it has been accused of acting too slowly.

Pressure mounted on Google last year when the then culture secretary Jeremy Hunt warned the search giant that it was a...

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