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Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Tuesday  05:10,   19 june 2018

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt, authorities said. DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and[...]

Ministers finally say they will ban combustible cladding on high-rise buildings after the Grenfell Tower fire but give no deadline for its use

Tuesday  02:00,   19 june 2018

In a statement today, housing minister James Brokenshire promised to make it illegal to cover the outside of high-rises with flammable materials like the ones used on the west London block. But he failed to set a deadline, suggesting the decision[...]

Mini-heatwave to bask UK in temperatures up to 28C

Tuesday  01:30,   19 june 2018

Swathes of Britain are set to enjoy more warm weather over the next few days - but most are being warned to enjoy it while they still can. The temperature at Heathrow Airport reached 25.8C by mid-afternoon on Monday, and the south is likely to[...]

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Monday  22:40,   18 june 2018

President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump envisioned a bright future for the U.S. space[...]

Woman tells court John Leslie 'assaulted me in club'

Monday  17:11,   18 june 2018

A woman has told a court that she was sexually assaulted in an Edinburgh nightclub by TV personality John Leslie. The 27-year-old, who can't be named, said she was on her hen night two weeks before her wedding when he put his hand down her trousers [...]

Detectives could be using your family tree to track down serial killers

Monday  16:31,   18 june 2018

A controversial new method will allow detectives to find suspects based on DNA obtained from their relatives. Many family tree websites that allow you to reconstruct your families history use methods like cheek swabs to help fill in blank areas of a [...]

Mother tracks down elderly couple after discovering their love letters from 60 years ago under her floorboards and finds they lived happily ever after with two children

Monday  16:31,   18 june 2018

Sarah Quic, 38, was renovating the old cottage she shares with her partner and daughter in Pontypridd, south Wales, when she came across the bundles of letters from 'John' and 'Rena'.Sarah Quic, 38, was renovating the old cottage she [...]

May: Taxpayers will contribute ‘a bit more’ for NHS funding boost

Monday  16:01,   18 june 2018

The PM acknowledged that the health service had been ‘under strain’ and a ‘sticking plaster’ approach to finances would not work.The Prime Minister insisted the Government would take a “responsible” approach to the plan, which will see an extra £394 [...]

Cops dig up allotment in 20-year-old murder case

Monday  15:35,   18 june 2018

Police searching for a teenager who went missing in 1998 are digging up an old allotment site in the search for evidence. Middlesbrough teenager Donna Keogh disappeared 20 years ago and Cleveland police now believe she was murdered.Her body has[...]

Van kills one at Dutch music festival, driver turns himself in

Monday  15:21,   18 june 2018

<p>A van struck four people at the Netherlands' largest music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one of them and injuring the others before driving off, police said.</p>Officers said it was not clear whether the van driver, who [...]

The true story behind the heartbreaking photograph of two-year-old being stopped at the US border

Monday  13:31,   18 june 2018

There are certain images that are burnt into the popular consciousness forever. This is one of them. In a heartbreaking photo, a two-year-old Honduran girl is seen crying in fear as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border in[...]

Three people killed at south London train station

Monday  13:30,   18 june 2018

Three people have died after being hit by a train at a station in south London, British Transport Police have confirmed. Officers were called to Loughborough Junction station, near Brixton, shortly after 7.30am this morning after reports of[...]

The trials and tragedies of 'Teflon Don' John Gotti: New film details his brutal regime, his relationships and family - as John A. 'Junior' Gotti says his incarcerated father 'died a tough guy's tough guy' but insists the movie doesn't glamorize the mob

Monday  12:37,   18 june 2018

John J. Gotti (main) was the legendary New York crime boss who earned nicknames such as 'Teflon Don' before he died in custody in 2002. John Travolta (inset) plays the mobster in a new movieHe was a doting father, a proud Italian-American[...]

World Cup 2018 Sees Mexico Fans Cause Earthquake After Shock With Over Germany

Monday  12:36,   18 june 2018

Mexico football fans excitement at recording a shock win over defending World Cup champions Germany is believed to have caused a minor earthquake. Tremors were recorded in Mexico City after Hirving Lozano fired the winning goal past German[...]

Fans lay wreath in Volgograd ahead of England’s World Cup opener

Monday  12:05,   18 june 2018

The group paid tribute in the Mamayev Kurgan memorial park.Two fans, James Lockett and Billy Grant, were among an official party who paid tribute in the city’s Hall of Military Glory, in the heart of the Mamayev Kurgan memorial park commemorating[...]