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Uruguayan president Jose Mujica receives $1m offer for his blue Beetle

The leader says that an Arab sheikh wanted to buy the car which has become a symbol of his humble style<p>Is José Mujica the world’s most radical president?<p>The Uruguayan president Jose Mujica says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, which has become a symbol …

13 quirky London cafés you must visit this winter

Old, vulnerable and hungry – the shocking view from inside the NHS

I am leaving London soon, coming to the end of my time as a voluntary hospital visitor working from a chaplaincy in a London teaching hospital. I have been roaming around a variety of wards for the last three years, only one day a week, but in those few hours I have seen quite a lot. The most …

Dave Grohl: ‘You don’t need a needle hanging out of your arm to be a rock star’

As the Smithsonian Institution’s undersecretary for history, art and culture points out, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC seldom plays host to rock music. Nor, one suspects, does it regularly get guest speakers who swear to quite the degree that the gentleman seated beside …

New 'Star Wars' film will be called 'The Force Awakens'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The upcoming instalment of the “Star Wars” film franchise has finished shooting and will be called “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Walt Disney Studios said on Thursday.<p>Participants wearing Star Wars costumes are seen at the Royal Parc after the Balloon's Day Parade in …

Murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd dropped

Charges dropped due to lack of evidence as Rudd's lawyer says 'damage done is incalculable'<p>A charge of attempting to procure murder against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd <b>has been dropped</b>, less than 24 hours after he appeared in court in New Zealand.<p>The astonishing U-turn by authorities was confirmed by a …

Europa League: Tottenham see off Asteras, St Etienne deny Inter Milan

<b>Tottenham</b> continued their march towards the Europa League knock-out stages with victory in Greece, yet their shocking second-half display against</b> …

Soccer

Amazon just surprised everyone with a crazy speaker that talks to you

It's called Echo, and it's shipping 'in the coming weeks'<p>Well this one came out of nowhere: Amazon is building a speaker that's controlled with your voice. It's called Echo, and Amazon tells <i>The Verge</i> it will be "shipping in the coming weeks." Available on an invite-only basis to start, Echo is …

Qataris make move on Canary Wharf's £6bn estate

Songbird share price soars by 20pc as Qatar Investment Authority and Brookfield make a multi-billion approach for the business district in East London<p>Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is preparing a multi-billion takeover of Canary Wharf, the east London financial district, in a move that would cement …

Skyscrapers

John Lewis Will Make Millions From Your Tears This Christmas, But That's OK

Emotion is valuable. John Lewis's staff know this - never more than when it unveiled its £7 million Christmas advertising extravaganza, Monty's …

Ellie Goulding

7 things you need to know about the John Lewis Christmas advert 2014

Monty the penguin is the star of this year's John Lewis Christmas advert. Ahead of tomorrow's unveiling, Harry Wallop reveals seven other facts<p>1. Monty, the penguin in the advert, was created entirely from CGI. He is an <b>Adélie penguin</b>, a species common in the Antarctic coast, and described by one of …

John Lewis

How serious is the threat to Ed Miliband?

There are apparently two Labour MPs who have called for Ed Miliband to step aside. That just two from Ed Miliband’s party are openly moving against him while some estimates put the number of letters calling for a vote of no confidence in David Cameron at 22 shows the difference in personality and …

Ed Miliband Dismisses Talk Of Leadership Plot As 'Nonsense'

Ed Miliband has dismissed talk that there is a plot to oust him as Labour leader as "nonsense", amid deepening criticism of his leadership of the …

Miliband dismisses reports of bid to oust him

LONDON (Reuters) - Ed Miliband, the leader of Britain’s centre-left opposition Labour party, on Thursday described media reports that members of his own party were conspiring to oust him as “nonsense”, as he sought to keep his bid to become prime minister on track.<p>Ed Miliband, leader of Britain's …