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Publicist says Prince cremated, celebrated in private ceremony

Some of Prince's "most beloved" family, friends and musicians celebrated his life in a small, private service on Saturday after his remains had been cremated.<p>His publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that the 57-year-old music superstar's family and friends gathered "in a private, …

Student detained in Bangladeshi professor's hacking death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bangladeshi police detained a student Sunday in the hacking death of a university professor a day earlier in Rajshahi, Deputy Police Commissioner Nahidul Islam said.<p>Authorities had said earlier that the student had been arrested. Police are not releasing the student's name or any details …

Ballerina, 17, died from blood clot 'triggered by contraceptive pill'

A teenage ballerina has died after suffering a blood clot on the brain feared to have been triggered by her taking the contraceptive pill.<p>Maria Santa, 17, a scholarship student at an internationally renowned ballet school had complained that her head was "about to explode" when she developed severe …

Here's what 'Game of Thrones' stars look like in real life

The show's cast turned out for HBO's premiere screening for "Game of Thrones" season six in Los Angeles recently, which gave fans a chance to see the actors dressed to the nines.<p>Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams were in attendance.<p>Sadly, Kit …

Policewoman badly hurt tackling frenzied Sheffield axeman

A frenzied axeman severed a policewoman’s finger, fractured her skull and broke her leg before injuring four of her colleagues as they tried to subdue him.<p>The unnamed female officer was left screaming for help trying to shield herself from axe blows before she was dragged to safety by …

Killer of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne jailed for nine years

A schoolboy who stabbed a 16-year-old fellow pupil to death during a “silly argument with terrible consequences” has been sentenced to nine years in prison.<p>Bailey Gwynne, a popular fifth year pupil at Cults Academy, one of Scotland’s better state schools, died after he was stabbed once in a blow …

Chris Brown criticised for mocking singer Kehlani after her reported suicide attempt

Chris Brown has been widely criticised after mocking Kehlani after the Grammy-nominated singer posted about her mental health struggles on Instagram.<p>She posted a photograph of herself linked to an IV drip, apparently after attempting suicide.<p>The 20-year-old partly blamed social media bullying for …

Brussels attacks: Harrowing footage emerges of toddler weeping over body at Zaventem airport

WARNING - DISTRESSING IMAGES: In the video the toddler cries while perched on another victim, who is yet to have been identified, but was described by CNN as her mother<p>This is the harrowing moment a toddler sobs over an adult's body at Brussels airport in the aftermath of the suicide bomb attacks …

Woman fought off sex attacker by biting his tongue and scratching his face with keys

She was given a bravery award for fighting off Johnathon Holmes<p>A 21-year-old who fought off a sex attacker by scratching him with her house keys has been honoured with a bravery award.<p>The woman was trailed by Johnathon Holmes for a mile before he pushed her into the bushes and sexually assaulted …

Coldplay's Chris Martin describes his 'wonderful' divorce from Gwyneth Paltrow

Chris Martin, the Coldplay frontman, has spoken frankly about his break-up from Gwyneth Paltrow, describing it as a “wonderful separation-divorce”.<p>The musician, whose band is one of the world’s best-selling artists, described how he relied on two works of literature to “reassemble” himself after …

Ross Kemp visit a 'contributory factor' in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Former EastEnders actor's visit to £40m helicopter was 'contributory factor' to overall focus of British crew that crashed in Helmand, official report finds<p>A visit from Ross Kemp was a "contributory factor" to the focus of a British crew of an Apache that crashed almost eight years ago in …

Eating breakfast leads to obese people doing more physical activity, a study claims

University of Bath researchers analysed the links between breakfast and health for overweight individuals<p>Eating breakfast causes obese people to be more active, a new study claims.<p>Researchers at the University of Bath analysed the links between breakfast and health for individuals classed as obese, …

Master forger arrested in Thailand over fake passports for migrants to Europe

Skilled counterfeiter known as ‘The Doctor’ ran a sophisticated international operation to supply bogus documents to Middle East, police allege<p>Thai police say they have busted an international fake passport syndicate and arrested an Iranian master forger known as “The Doctor” who was wanted in …

UK weather: Giant wave injures couple as they watch Storm Imogen batter coast

Wind speeds should ease into Tuesday, but there is still a chance of gales in Wales, along the Channel and coastal parts of East Anglia<p>A couple were injured after they were struck by a large wave while trying to photograph the stormy conditions in Cornwall.<p>The woman was swept 50ft along the walkway …

Bob Dylan's 25 musical heroes, including Guy Clark

<b>Bob Dylan once said that when Hank Williams died "it was like a great tree had fallen". As a new film about Williams called I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleson, comes out we look at Dylan's 20 favourite musicians and songwriters.</b><p>HANK WILLIAMS<p>"Even at a young age, I identified with Hank …

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Zika virus outbreak will spread through the Americas, says World Health Organisation

The mosquito-borne virus will spread across the two continents but will not affect Chile or Canada, the WHO says<p>The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage to babies in Brazil, is expected to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the …

Friends and family join Celine Dion at her husband's funeral service

Celine Dion supported by family and friends as she mourns the death of her husband and manager, René Angélil who died of throat cancer<p>A veiled, expressionless Céline Dion sat in silence at Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica on Friday as she, along with hundreds of her friends, family members and fans …

Jeremy Corbyn warned that Labour faces triple whammy of election blows in May

Exclusive: Shadow cabinet told party due to lose 200 English council seats, its effective majority on Welsh Assembly and every Scottish constituency seat<p>Jeremy Corbyn has been told Labour will suffer a hat-trick of election blows next May by losing 200 council seats in England, its effective …

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Gordon Lightfoot: The Queen likes my Canadian Railroad Trilogy song

<b>Gordon Lightfoot, who was born in Orillia, Ontario, on November 17, 1938, released his first album Lightfoot! in January 1966, 50 years ago. It contained the Canadian's gorgeous song Early Morning Rain. In the decades since, he has written some classics of popular music, including If You Could Read</b> …

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James May accuses BBC of double standards over celebratory Top Gear specials

Former Top Gear host says it is unfair to Chris Evans for the BBC to show 'brilliant' compilation versions of the show<p>James May, the former Top Gear presenter, has accused the BBC of double standards after the corporation aired a celebration of the years in which Jeremy Clarkson presented the show, …

Drama student switches from audience member to lead role after actress falls ill

Melissa Bayern volunteered to join the cast of Into the Woods at the Royal Exchange in Manchester after watching an understudy attempt a role she knew<p>A drama school student has described how she plucked up the courage to volunteer to take the lead role in a musical having watched from the audience …

‘Grizzly Adams’ Star Dan Haggerty Has Died Of Cancer At 74

Let’s just get this out of the way: cancer <b>sucks</b>. Just this week, cancer has taken David Bowie, Alan Rickman and now Dan Haggerty, who many knew as “Grizzly Adams.” The actor has died at 74.<p>While the only reference many of us may have had to Grizzly Adams comes from the Happy Gilmore line: “Grizzly …

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Adam Driver Morphs into Emo Kylo Ren for 'Saturday Night Live'

So many *feelings*.<p>Fact: second only to every single ewok out there (hi, guys!), Kylo Ren is the greatest character in <i>Star Wars</i> history. Mostly because he's basically a petulant teenager with daddy issues.<p>It's no wonder that Twitter parody Emo Kylo Ren was born, and now Adam Driver is amping up the …

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'Luke Skywalker' actor, California lawmaker fight bogus memorabilia

Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has seen it time and time again: "Star Wars" fans with movie posters and other memorabilia that they believe were signed by him.<p>The autograph often turns out to be bogus.<p>Weary of seeing fans victimized by unscrupulous dealers, Hamill has teamed up with California …

Switzerland criticized for also seizing cash and valuables from refugees

LONDON — Only days ago, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) sharply criticized Denmark for an immigration bill that includes a series of changes that would allow police officers to seize valuables from refugees. The agency feared the bill "could fuel fear, xenophobia."<p>Now, the Geneva-based organization …

Extremist groups must be allowed to preach on British campuses, new Oxford head says

Louise Richardson argues against "banning free speech" and says controversial Cecil Rhodes statue should stay<p>Extremist groups must be allowed to speak at British universities because to ban them would stifle free speech, the new vice chancellor of Oxford has said.<p>“We need to expose our students to …

British aid helps Pakistan execute drug traffickers

Government made £5.6m donation to counter-narcotics operations in Pakistan despite capital convictions<p>The UK taxpayer has given millions of pounds to help Pakistan’s counter-narcotics force target and arrest drug traffickers, at least five of whom have been sentenced to death.<p>The revelation has …

Islamic State fighters seize control of eastern city of Deir Ezzor and kill 18

Sources say group abducted families while rumours continued to spread that hundreds were taken hostage in major offensive which saw it expand control in the region<p>Heavy clashes raged in eastern Syria on Sunday as Isil cemented control of Deir Ezzor city amid reports of kidnappings and civilian …

David Bowie 'cremated without ceremony in New York'

David Bowie, who died on Sunday, insisted that he did not want a funeral and has reportedly already been cremated<p>David Bowie has been cremated in New York without any of his family or friends present, according to reports in the US.<p>Bowie, who died on Sunday aged 69, had kept his 18-month cancer …