Bella Hadid apologises for ‘offensive’ photo

[ad_1] Image copyright ANGELA WEISS/AFP US model Bella Hadid has apologised after posting a photo on social media that spawned a backlash from people in the Arab world. The photo, taken in an airport lounge, shows the sole of Hadid's boot raised towards Saudi Arabian and Emirates aircraft in the distance. In certain cultures, it is considered the ultimate insult to display the sole of footwear to someone, as it
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EuroMillions £123m UK jackpot winner yet to claim prize

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images EuroMillions players have been urged to check their tickets after the UK winner of a £123m jackpot failed to come forward and claim their prize.A single ticket scooped last Tuesday's £123,458,008 prize - the third biggest in the draw's history.It is not yet known whether the winner is an individual or a syndicate.Operator Camelot said the ticketholder may be unaware they had won and urged

Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram

[ad_1] Image copyright Instagram The aunt of a 12-year-old girl has shared screenshots online of the adverts her niece was served up on Instagram during the course of a day.Every single one was based around fashion or beauty.The girl, who is just about to turn 13 - the minimum age for Instagram - has recently joined the social network.Instagram said its ads are based on a number of factors, including

Marie Curie and Mariah Carey cake mix-up ‘was a joke’

[ad_1] Image copyright Casey/Kaye Image caption Colleagues at the charity Hope for Chronic Conditions gave the cake to Siobhan Casey A Mariah Carey fan whose birthday cake bearing the face of X-ray pioneer Marie Curie went viral on social media has said the incident was the result of an ongoing-joke and not a mistake.Colleagues at Essex charity Hope for Chronic Conditions gave the cake to Siobhan Casey after she told

The government workers striking over pay

[ad_1] Image copyright Merline Chambers Image caption Merline Chambers is among those campaigning for the London Living Wage Merline Chambers says it is a struggle to make ends meet each month.She works at the government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) and is campaigning to be paid the London living wage."It's a struggle to make ends meet from month to month," she says.A worker in the coffee shops

John Cusack: Actor apologises for anti-Semitic tweet

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Cusack has apologised for the tweet Actor John Cusack has apologised for sharing a "harmful" anti-Semitic image on Twitter.He shared a meme, since deleted, of a large hand with a Star of David on its wrist, oppressing a group of people.A caption on it read: "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise."The saying,

‘Boaty McBoatface’ maps deep ocean water

[ad_1] Image copyright P.Abrahamsen/BAS Image caption The expedition was the new sub's first major scientific outing Intrepid submarine Boaty McBoatface has made its first significant discovery, say UK scientists.The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has built a 3D map of deep ocean waters as they move away from Antarctica.Researchers previously had limited data to show these currents were warming.Boaty's investigations can now confirm that turbulence is causing warm water at mid-depths
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Nut allergy man ‘thrown off’ Turkish Airlines flight says policy is ‘discriminating’

[ad_1] Image copyright Josh Silver Image caption Josh Silver with his girlfriend on board the Turkish Airlines plane before he had to leave A British holidaymaker has accused an airline of discrimination after it forced him off a plane when he told cabin crew he had a nut allergy.Josh Silver, 25, from Waltham Abbey, Essex was returning to Gatwick on a Turkish Airlines flight from Antalya with his girlfriend. He
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Community ‘in shock’ after Merthyr Tydfil boy’s death on Kos

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theo Treharne-Jones had been on holiday on Kos with his family from Merthyr Tydfil A community is in "absolute shock" after a five-year-old boy died during a family holiday on a Greek island.Theo Treharne-Jones, from Merthyr Tydfil, was found on Saturday. He is thought to have been found in a swimming pool at a resort on Kos, family in the UK said.Neighbour Keith
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BBC prepares to host Tory leadership debate

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolitical Correspondent Nick Eardley on set ahead of the debateThe candidates to be Conservative Party leader - and the UK's next prime minister - are to take part in a live televised debate on BBC One later.The programme at 20:00 BST hosted by Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis will be broadcast two hours after Tory MPs vote in the second bout of

Serpentine: Yana Peel resigns over ‘toxic, personal attacks’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peel said she had been involved with the Serpentine Galleries for 15 years Yana Peel, the CEO of the Serpentine Galleries in London, has resigned from her role after three years in the job.Peel said her decision came "in light of a concerted lobbying campaign against my husband's recent investment" referencing "toxic, personal attacks".Peel's husband is an owner of investment company Novalpina Capital
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Wainfleet flooding: Environment Agency ‘warned of risk’

[ad_1] Image copyright Lincolnshire Police Drones Image caption The River Steeping burst its banks after the equivalent of about two months' rain fell in two days last week Officials were repeatedly warned of fears that flood defences in a Lincolnshire town would fail, it has been claimed.Nearly 600 homes in and around Wainfleet were evacuated after heavy rains caused the River Steeping to burst its banks on Wednesday.Lindsey Marsh Drainage
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German road toll discriminates against foreigners – ECJ

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Austrians would have been particularly hard-hit by the toll as many cut through Bavaria between the Tyrol and Salzburg A planned German motorway toll is against EU law because it relies entirely on drivers from other member states, the bloc's top court has ruled.Germany had wanted to introduce the annual €130 (£115; $145) fee next year, but faced objections from neighbours Austria and

Jeremy Kyle declines DCMS inquiry appearance

[ad_1] Image copyright Shutterstock Jeremy Kyle has turned down a request to appear before MPs investigating reality TV.ITV axed The Jeremy Kyle Show in May, following the death of participant Steve Dymond.The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee then launched an inquiry into reality TV.Senior executives involved in the show will appear in front of MPs next week, but the star's representatives told the committee he would not give
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Teenage neo-Nazis jailed over terror offences

[ad_1] Image caption Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, left, and Michal Szewczuk were members of British neo-Nazi group Sonnenkrieg Division which was exposed by the BBC Two teenage neo-Nazis, who encouraged an attack on Prince Harry for marrying a woman of mixed race, have been jailed for terrorism offences.Michal Szewczuk, 19, from Leeds, and Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, 18, from west London, were part of a group called the Sonnenkrieg Division.An Old Bailey judge said
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Boy, 15, stabbed more than 20 times in Luton

[ad_1] Image copyright South Beds News Agency Image caption The attack happened at about 02:10 in Preston Gardens, Luton A 15-year-old boy is being treated for life-threatening injuries after being stabbed more than 20 times. The teenager was attacked in Preston Gardens, Luton, at about 02:10 BST. Det Insp Jerry Waite described the violence as "horrific" and is appealing for witnesses. "The victim received more than 20 stab wounds in

Brexit: UK seeks agreement with EU on citizens’ rights

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has asked the EU to consider a separate agreement on citizens' rights in the event of no deal. Around 1.3m UK citizens live in one of the other 27 EU member states, while the UK hosts about 3.2m EU nationals.Theresa May's Brexit deal covers citizens' rights but the deal has not yet been approved by MPs.The EU said the best way

US and Russia clash over power grid ‘hack attacks’

[ad_1] Image caption The complexity of Russia's electricity grid makes it a hard target, says expert Russia has said it is "possible" that its electrical grid is under cyber-attack by the US.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said reports that US cyber-soldiers had put computer viruses on its electrical grid was a "hypothetical possibility".His comments came in response to a New York Times (NYT) story which claimed US military hackers were targeting
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Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Newcastle man admits assault

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The politician had just given a speech at the city's Monument when he was covered in milkshake A man has admitting assaulting Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage by hurling a milkshake over him. Mr Farage had given a speech on 20 May in Newcastle before the European elections when he was attacked.Paul Crowther, 32, of Holeyn Road, Throckley, pleaded guilty to common assault and