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Nigerian mother let off £145,000 NHS bill after birth of quins

A London hospital has said it will not pursue a Nigerian woman who owes it £145,000 for the cost of giving birth there after she travelled to Britain<p>A NHS hospital failed to chase up a bill of £145,000 it should have charged a Nigerian woman who had quintuplets after travelling to Britain.<p>Bimbo …

Tennis

Toddler Found Dead In Park Swing Died Of Dehydration, Hypothermia

A 3-year-old boy was found dead in the swing at a Maryland park on May 20, and his death has now been ruled a homicide.<p>A 3-year-old boy who was found dead on a park swing as his mother pushed him died of dehydration and hypothermia after sitting in the swing for two days, a Maryland medical …

Gorillas
Airplanes

Yongnuo to Launch Thrifty Nikon 50mm and 35mm Prime Lenses Soon

Last year we reported that Yongnuo is planning to expand its third party lens lineup to include Nikon lenses by the end of 2015. If you’ve been …

Europe

10 letterboxes that political activists DREAD

As polling day gets ever closer, Parliament Street took some time out to share some photos from the campaign trail. If there’s one thing that unites …

Surrogate mother launched hate campaign against baby's gay father

Family Court finds mother misled gay couple over surrogacy deal so that she could have a baby<p>A “duplicitous and manipulative” mother who tricked a gay couple into an informal surrogacy arrangement so that she could get pregnant has been ordered to hand the toddler over to them.<p>In the first ruling …

Ukip parliamentary candidate suspended after 'threatening to shoot Tory rival'

Robert Blay appears to tell undercover reporters he would 'put a bullet between the eyes' of his Asian election rival<p>A <b>Ukip</b> parliamentary candidate has been suspended from the party after he was filmed threatening to shoot his Conservative rival.<p>Robert Blay, who is standing in North East Hampshire, …

Death toll rises in Nigeria as captives are rescued from Boko Haram

Even with the crackle of gunfire signalling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armoured car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.<p>Through tears, smiles and eyes filled with …

Africa

Shooting at Mohammed cartoon drawing contest in Texas

Two gunman shot dead by police after opening fire on 'anti-Islam' art exhibition organised by American Freedom Defence Initiative<p>Two gunmen have been shot dead after opening fire at an art exhibition in <b>Texas</b> where caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed were being displayed.<p>Police said the suspects …

Photographers: This is How to Keep Your Reds Under Control

Red, it is one of the most powerful and emotive colors in the spectrum but have you ever noticed that when you take a predominately red image, those …

South Carolina officer charged with murder after shooting man in back

Video shows white police officer Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old black man Walter Scott in the back at least eight times as he ran away<p>Warning: video contains graphic footage<p>A white police officer in South Carolina has been charged with the murder of a 50-year-old black man shot eight times in …

Justice
India

Nicola Sturgeon: A Better Politician Than You Think

Nicola Sturgeon, like Angela Merkel, isn't exactly the most vivacious of leaders. But they both combine being competent in the limelight with a …

Nicola Sturgeon

Over 200 black leaders in Silicon Valley gathered in Palo Alto to discuss diversity in tech

Being the only black person in the room is normal to me. I didn’t grow up that way, but since I began working in the tech industry, it has become commonplace to walk into an event and never come across another black or brown face. It’s not surprising; a severe lack of diversity has plagued the …

Silicon Valley

Cure For HIV Found? Scientists Successfully Delete HIV From Human DNA

Researchers from Temple University have successfully deleted the HIV virus from a strand of human DNA for the first time ever, but when will the …

Fraudster escapes from one of Britain's most secure prisons by forging letter granting him bail

The trickster used 'extraordinary criminal inventiveness' to slip out of the jail from which notorious Great Train robber Ronnie Biggs escaped in 1965<p>An ingenious fraudster escaped from one of Britain's most secure prisons by forging a letter granting him bail.<p>Neil Moore, 28, crafted an elaborate …

Racism

How to Declutter and Get Organized Right NOW!!

I wrote this piece for <b>30 Handmade Days</b> several months ago and I wanted to share it with you because it's important for all of you to declutter and …

Racism

We must listen to Trevor Phillips and his inconvenient truths about race

Britain is indebted to the former equalities head for highlighting the mess in which multiculturalism has left us all<p>If you want to understand the full loopiness and intellectual dishonesty of multiculturalism, just talk to my friend Adam, who lectures in African history.<p>“At least that’s progress,” …

Human Rights

Who is Dieudonne, the French comedian on trial for condoning the Charlie Hebdo attacks?

He claims France is run by Jewish "slave drivers" and compares himself to Hebdo killer Amedy Coulibaly. But should he go to jail? Read this and take our poll below<p>Dieudonné, the firebrand French comedian, has been given <b>a two month suspended sentence</b>for glorifying terrorism in the wake of the …

France
Birds

Labour supporter Jack Monroe defects to Green Party

Anti-poverty food blogger cites concerns about Labour's stance on immigration<p>Jack Monroe, an anti-poverty campaigner who appeared in an official Labour Party broadcast, has defected to the Green Party in protest at Labour's stance on immigration and welfare.<p><b>Ms Monroe, who writes the food blog 'A</b> …

United Kingdom

Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

With recent news headlines proclaiming that dozens of people have been selected as finalists for a Martian astronaut corps, it might seem like a trip to this alien world might finally be close at hand.<p>But let's have a little reality check. What are the chances that we really will see people on the …

Space Science

Norwich 'Gunman' In Fatigues Walking Casually Down Street Triggers Massive Police Alert

Police sent armed officers and a helicopter to search for this man after he was spotted walking through Norwich with what appeared to be a gun.<p>The …

Law Enforcement

Muslim prayers in Church of England parish

Clergy accuse vicar of holding ‘illegal’ Islamic prayer service in landmark London church<p>A Church of England vicar is facing a storm of protest from traditionalist Christians after allowing a Muslim prayer service to be held in his church.<p>Dozens of Muslims took part in the “Inclusive Mosque” event …

Higher Education