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Thailand's PM calls for protests to end after confidence vote victory

Although the crowds of protesters in Thailand appear to be dwindling following the failure of the opposition to oust the prime minister in a parliamentary confidence vote, their grip on key power centres is growing.<p>In Bangkok the surrounded police headquarters has had its power cut, and nationally …

Berlusconi ready to bounce back after political expulsion

The Italian Senate may have killed Silvio Berlusconi’s political career by expelling him on Wednesday, but the political animal is very much alive, and retains a nasty bite.<p>The disgraced former prime minister promises this is not the end, and he remains at liberty to lead an opposition movement. He …

Millennium Falcon spacecraft built for Star Wars: Episode VII

So far the only character confirmed 100% to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII is diminutive droid R2D2. But another stalwart of the long-running space saga is reportedly being built at London's Pinewood studios: the Millennium Falcon.<p>The legendary space freighter, which Harrison Ford's Han Solo …

Norfolk police warn of alarming clown epidemic

A police force has told members of the public to ignore people dressed as clowns if they meet them in the street.<p>Norfolk police received a report from a member of the public alarmed by a clown sighting in Gaywood, near King's Lynn, on Tuesday evening.<p>The suspect was described as wearing a "full …

Sperm whale explodes as man tries to open stomach - video

Whaling fleet completes coastal 'research' not covered in international court of justice ruling against Antarctic hunt<p>Published: 17 Jun 2014<p>Greenpeace says idea of sustainable commercial whaling is 'rubbish', while governments say ICJ ban must be respected<p>Published: 10 Jun 2014<p>Shinzo Abe's remarks …

Tory website purge extends to YouTube page, prompting airbrushing claims

The full extent of the purging of the Conservative party website was revealed on Thursday when it was confirmed that the party has removed videos from YouTube, including the "behind-the-scenes access" Webcameron series.<p>As David Cameron's former general election speechwriter condemned the deletion …