• Love Island will return for a third series

    Good news for fans of Love Island - ITV has announced it will be back next year. Bosses have ordered a third season of one of the summer's most talked about shows. Its second run is thought to have doubled last year's viewing figures, with an average of 1.3 million people watching each episode. "We can't wait to do it all again next year," said ITV Studios creative director Richard Cowles. Although the series officially finished last night with Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde crowned champions, it will return for a special episode on Sunday 17 July. Love Island: Heading Home will follow the islanders as they're reunited at the wrap party. Which will no doubt mean clashes as exes come face-to-face

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  • Turkey: WikiLeaks releases thousands of AKP emails

    WikiLeaks has published 294,546 emails along with thousands of attached files from 762 mail boxes that allegedly belong to the primary email domain of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The most recent email in the trove released by the whistle-blowing organisation on Tuesday was sent on July 6, 2016. The oldest dates back to 2010. "It should be noted that emails associated with the domain are mostly used for dealing with the world, as opposed to the most sensitive internal matters," WikiLeaks said on its official website. WikiLeaks said it obtained the emails a week before Friday's attempted coup. "WikiLeaks has moved forward its publication

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  • Mud run health probe into diarrhoea outbreak

    Public Health England is investigating why dozens of people suffered bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea after taking part in an "extreme" obstacle race. About 3,000 people took part in the X-runner mud run, which involved open water swimming, at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on 9 July. The health body is trying to identify the cause of the illness which affected a number of competitors. Event organisers said water quality test results had been "normal". One runner named Sarah said she had been suffering from sickness, diarrhoea, headaches, fever and aching limbs and was still not well more than a week after the event. She said test results had ruled out food poisoning and still

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  • So hot in Saudi you can fry an egg on the road

    A video from Saudi Arabia shows a group of Indian workers preparing a meal of fried eggs on the main

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  • US Election 2016: Who are the next generation of Trumps?

    "Congratulations, Dad, we love you!" shouted Donald Trump Jr. His father had just clinched the presidential nomination at the Republican Party Convention in Cleveland. The 38-year-old was among four of Mr Trump's five children in attendance. His offspring are taking on an increasingly visible role in his campaign - but who are they? Time to meet the family. Donald Junior Donald senior has three children - Donald Jr, Ivanka, 34, and Eric, 32 - from his first marriage to Ivana Trump, a daughter - Tiffany, 22 - from his second marriage to Marla Maples and a son - Barron, 10 - with his wife Melania. He also has eight grandchildren. Ivana Trump, nee Zelnickova, was a Czech model and Donald Jr grew

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  • Rebels: Boy beheaded in Syria 'a mistake'

    (CNN)- Gruesome video footage has emerged of Syrian rebels beheading a young boy, in what leaders of the group involved called an "individual mistake." The video that emerged on social media showed a visibly frightened boy lying in the back of a truck alongside what appeared to be several rebel fighters. The rebels claimed the boy was a prisoner from Liwa al-Quds -- a pro-regime militia force made up mostly of Palestinians in Syria -- and that he was captured from an unofficial refugee camp north of war-torn Aleppo. The footage then shows one of the men taking a knife to the child's head. The boy appears to be quite young, perhaps around 10, though CNN cannot verify his age or identity. 'Individual

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  • Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, announces engagement

    (CNN)Five years after famously standing in her sister's fairy-tale wedding, Pippa Middleton is officially planning her own nuptials. Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's 32-year-old sister, announced Tuesday she is engaged to marry her boyfriend, James Matthews, a hedge fund manager. "Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr. James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday 17th July and plan to marry next year," the couple said in a statement released by the Press Association. Middleton is the younger sister of Kate, who married Britain's Prince William in a glamorous ceremony at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. She was her sister's bridesmaid and garnered her own headlines with an

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  • Saudi Aramco signs contracts to build $13b Fadhili gas project

    DHAHRAN/FADHILI — Saudi Aramco signed four engineering contracts to build its Fadhili gas processing project, the company said on Wednesday. The project is worth more than $13.3 billion (SR50 billion) and, when completed in 2019, will be the first program in the kingdom to treat gas from both onshore and offshore fields. Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser presided over a signing ceremony of the Fadhili gas project. Joining the Aramco management team at the ceremony were CEOs and executives from engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, and other service providers involved in the development and execution of the gas project. The company signed a contract with Saudi

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  • Why ice cream won't help your sunburn but oatmeal will

    After catching some rays on the hottest day of the year, some of us may be feeling a bit pink today. Obviously the best way to avoid sunburn is to wear sunscreen but what if you forgot and got burnt? There's lots of advice on what to do and some of it can be a bit misleading. Newsbeat's been speaking to Dr Nisith Sheth from the British Skin Foundation who tells us what is good - and what isn't - for burnt skin. Ice cream When your skin is burning up, it may be tempting to cool off with the coldest thing you can find on the beach. But Dr Nisith Sheth says putting ice cream on your skin is not a good idea. "Whilst the cooling affect of the ice cream may reduce the inflammation, the contents of

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  • Triple blow for BJP

    Nothing seems to be going right for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which will next week complete 26 months of its 60-month tenure. In the past few days the Modi government has been struck by a triple blow — and it is not easy to pinpoint which blow is more powerful than the others. Two of the three blows pertain to Arunachal Pradesh, a peaceful state in the northeastern India which borders China, while the third one comes from the feisty high-profile celebrity Navjot Singh Sidhu who appears to be on his way out of the BJP to join the ranks of arch-rival Aam Aadmi Party, probably as AAP’s chief ministerial candidate in the poll-bound Punjab.

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  • How people in Turkey feel, one week on

    "State of emergency means military rule and so does the coup, so what is the difference? I don't know who was behind the coup. You want to believe it was Fethullah [Gulen] because there were so many dead and injured. But then you see tens of thousands of government personnel had their jobs taken away." Ridvan, a 26-year-old cook "Those who did this to us are in the wrong. But Turkey will deliver unto them justice, God willing. The state of emergency doesn't make me concerned. This is a coup that was against Turkey in its entirety. We will make them all pay for their actions. This coup won't affect my daily life." Ali, a 70-year-old teacher "I'm worried because the people's freedoms will be limited.

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  • Two Muslim Women Kicked Off JetBlue Flight for ‘Staring’ at Flight Attendant

    In what would have been a shocking but is now an all-too-familiar Islamophobic incident, two Muslim women were led off a passenger plane as a flight attendant did not like the way the women ‘stared’ at her, according to DailyMail. On Saturday, two Muslim women in hijabs onboard JetBlue Flight 487 between Boston and Los Angeles were escorted out of the airliner by police as one of the flight attendants was concerned about the way the two women were looking at her. A video showing the two women being escorted out for questioning was posted on YouTube on Monday by Mark Frauenfelder, taken by his friend Sharon Kessler. In regards to the incident, Kessler told DailyMail that "it was a terrible moment

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  • Fruit of labor

    A farmer plucks dates in a farm in Wadi Al-Dawasir, about 600 kilometers south of Riyadh, the traditional way. With the summer getting hotter, the annual date harvesting season has begun in most parts of the Kingdom.

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  • Oil prices continue to drop

    NEW YORK: Oil prices fell 2 percent on Friday, with losses accelerating after the US oil rig count rose for a fourth week in a row, putting crude on track for a weekly loss and dragging Brent to two-month lows.Crude futures were already down as investors braced for expected growth in Iraqi crude exports that could add to the global glut. "The oil complex is already struggling with oversupply issues. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive," said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity Energy in New York. "An increase in rigs is the last thing they need." Brent was down 98 cents, or 2.1 percent, at $45.22 a barrel by 1:21 p.m. EDT

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  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un loses access to Swiss watches

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's liking for expensive Swiss timepieces appears to have fallen foul of UN sanctions. The Swiss government has put an end to the export of luxury watches to North Korea, and have totalled zero for the last two months, US-backed Radio Free Asia reports. The North Korean Supreme Leader is often photographed wearing an expensive timepiece, and it's long been thought that they've reached the country despite United Nations sanctions. The UN bans the export of luxury items to North Korea due to its nuclear and ballistic missile projects. Kim and his sister Kim Yo-jong - now a senior party official - were both educated in Switzerland, and the Supreme Leader is known to

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  • George W. Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    (CNN)- Former President George W. Bush fretted to a group of former aides and advisers in April that he was worried he could be the "last Republican president." The 43rd president's remark, at a gathering in Dallas of his administration's staffers, reflected a dim view of the party's prospects at a time when the primary contest was realistically down to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president," Bush told a clutch of former aides and advisers. The comment was reported by Politico. Bush's office declined to comment to CNN. Bush -- as well as his father, former President George H.W. Bush, and his brother, 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush

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  • Pokemon Go: Is the hugely popular game a global safety risk?

    Pokemon Go was released to most parts of the world this month, and in a matter of days has become a global phenomenon. The augmented reality game has been downloaded by millions of players, who are encouraged to venture into real-life places to hunt down virtual monsters. But the game has proved controversial - with some users disregarding safety warnings, leading to car crashes, muggings, injury and even death. Saudi Arabian clerics have called the game "un-Islamic". Indonesia has banned its military from playing the game, and a Cossack leader has said it "smacks of Satanism". Police around the world have issued warnings to players in the hope of preventing further incidents. So what do we know

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  • Shakespeare Lives - Ballet, Opera and the Bard

    Great music and performance from the world of ballet and opera, presented by Ore Oduba. We join Royal Ballet stars Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson as they rehearse The Winter’s Tale. Also featured; the potion scene from Kenneth MacMillan’s classic Romeo and Juliet and music from Verdi’s two great Shakespearean operas Otello and Falstaff. Watch live and on demand via the BBC Live page

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  • Saudi Arabia vs Dubai: The 2020 Race For The World’s Tallest Tower

    It seems like Dubai is bored of smashing Guinness World Records, as flagship developer Emaar Properties announces plans to construct the world’s tallest tower, surpassing the Burj Khalifa that currently holds the current world record, but will Saudi Arabia steal the title? The race is on as property developer Emaar has announced plans to build a new tower, with an estimated cost of $1 billion, that will stand a ‘notch’ taller than 830-metre Burj Khalifa. The proposed project expects completion by 2020, which coincidentally will be the same year that Dubai will host the World Expo Trading Fair. The announcement explained that Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls is expected to devote

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  • Margaret Thatcher aides used Prince William in media war

    Margaret Thatcher's senior aides used photos of a baby Prince William to try to distract attention from a 1983 anti-nuclear march, official papers reveal. Ministers feared protests might be so "widespread and powerful" that they could stop US cruise missiles from being based at RAF Greenham Common. Newly-released files also show they were prepared for clashes between armed troops and objectors outside the base. But they feared a public backlash if a protester was shot by US military. To prevent that, Mrs Thatcher's ministers ordered British troops to be ready to tackle protesters as the American nuclear warheads were delivered in November 1983, documents released to the National Archives in Kew,

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