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Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray after street brawl outside Bristol nightclub

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been cleared of affray after jurors accepted he was acting in self-defence during an alcohol-fuelled street brawl.<p>Stokes, 27, insisted he was defending his friend Alex Hales and two gay men when he launched a barrage of punches at a fire brigade worker and an …

Crime

Tarantino Casts Inhumans Star As Bruce Lee In Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

Advertising [x]<p>by Chris Agar<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>Mike Moh's role in Quentin Tarantino's <b>Once Upon a Time in Hollywood</b> has been revealed as martial arts …

Bruce Lee

12 books about mental health everybody should read

Help to understand yours a little better.<p>When the world feels like a confusing place, seek solace in books. Here, The Reading Agency, a charity that believes in tackling life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading, have pulled together a list of 12 books about mental health that …

Mental Health

Ronaldo in intensive care in Ibiza after former Real Madrid striker is struck down with pneumonia

Ronaldo is in intensive care in Ibiza after being struck down with pneumonia.<p>The former Barcelona, Real Madrid and Brazil striker, 41, confirmed he …

Soccer

Paradise lost? What happened to Ireland's model eco-village

It was conceived as a model for environmental living in the 21st century – a self-governing eco-village which would be communal, carbon-neutral and self-sufficient.<p>The plans for Cloughjordan, a settlement in the heart of Ireland, provided for a working farm, solar power, an “edible landscape” and …

Sustainability

'Death by dangerous cycling' law considered

<b>Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face charges of "death by dangerous cycling" or "death by careless cycling", under government proposals.</b><p>The Department for Transport has launched a 12-week consultation looking at whether new offences should be introduced for dangerous cyclists.<p>Matt Briggs, whose …

Cycling

Kanye West: I wasn't stumped by Kimmel's Trump question

<b>Kanye West has denied being stumped when asked on TV about his support for President Donald Trump - saying he didn't have time to reply.</b><p>The normally chatty rapper seemed lost for words when TV host Jimmy Kimmel asked him whether he thought Mr Trump cared about black people, "or any people at …

Donald Trump

Hacking the US mid-terms? It's child's play

<b>Bianca Lewis, 11, has many hobbies. She likes Barbie, video games, fencing, singing… and hacking the infrastructure behind the world’s most powerful democracy.</b><p>“I’m going to try and change the votes for Donald Trump,” she tells me.<p>“I’m going to try to give him less votes. Maybe even delete him off …

Hacking

Police stop driver with mattress stuffed in car

<b>A driver with a need for zzzs has been cautioned after being caught in the act taking his mattress for a ride.</b><p>The not-so-fast, but very curious Vauxhall Astra was stopped by police in Birmingham, who were surprised to see the soft-top bunk on the road.<p>"This brings a whole new meaning to mobile …

Mattresses

Romania protests: Thousands hold fresh rallies after clashes

<b>Thousands of Romanians are again taking part in an anti-government rally in the capital Bucharest, a day after clashes left more than 400 people injured.</b><p>So far the protest near the government offices has been noisy but peaceful.<p>Similar demonstrations are also reported in other cities including …

Venezuela

Seattle-Tacoma plane thief 'had full airport credentials'

<b>A man who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport and then crashed it was an airline worker with full credentials, authorities say.</b><p>The 29-year-old had worked for Horizon Air for more than three years, towing and tidying aircraft and loading bags.<p>The man, named by US media as Richard …

Horizon Air

A small community of 3D-printed concrete houses is coming to the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> Living in a community of 3D-printed homes will soon be reality in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.<p>In what is considered a world first, a single-floor, three-room house made of 3D-printed concrete will be ready for occupation in 2019. More than 20 people have already registered their interest in …

Architecture

Stormont deadlock: The crisis that spawned a video game

<b>Politics is often seen as a game but rarely does a political crisis form the basis for an actual video game.</b><p>Northern Ireland hasn't had a devolved government for 18 months, after a power-sharing deal between the two main parties - the DUP and Sinn Féin - collapsed.<p>Since then there have been two …

Great Britain

Jacob Rees-Mogg: Boris Johnson burka probe is 'show trial'

<b>A Conservative Party investigation into Boris Johnson is a "show trial" and is being used to stop him becoming leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg has claimed.</b><p>Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the Tory backbencher blamed Theresa May's "personal rivalry" with Mr Johnson for "taking the heat off Labour".<p>A Downing …

Boris Johnson

Stolen plane closes Seattle-Tacoma airport before crashing

<b>An airline employee who stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle airport has crashed on a nearby island.</b><p>Authorities said the man had made "an unauthorised take-off" late on Friday local time, forcing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to close.<p>Two F15 fighter jets pursued the plane, which …

Airplanes

German police save man from baby squirrel terror

<b>German police have come to the rescue of a man being chased by a baby squirrel.</b><p>Officers in the south-western city of Karlsruhe responded to the call for help and arrived to see the creature still terrorising the caller.<p>The squirrel was taken into custody after it abruptly fell asleep.<p>A police …

Animal Rescue

Newspaper headlines: 'Amazon tax' to save High Street

<b>The purchase of House of Fraser by Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is the lead story for many of Saturday's newspapers.</b><p>In its leader column, the Daily Mirror calls it a "welcome boost for the ailing high street" and calls on Mr Ashley to promise to protect the 59-store chain's workforce.<p>But the …

Donald Trump

Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial

<b>Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.</b><p>In a landmark case, a Californian jury found that Monsanto knew its Roundup and RangerPro weedkillers were dangerous and failed to warn consumers.<p>It's …

Glyphosate

M&S in new phase of store closures

<b>Marks & Spencer is implementing the latest round of its store closure programme this weekend as it battles to improve its fortunes.</b><p>Seven more of the retailer's clothing shops will be shutting their doors for the last time on Saturday.<p>The latest closures are in Falkirk, Kettering, Newmarket, New …

Marks & Spencer

Lucy McHugh murder police screen CCTV at Saints stadium

<b>Detectives investigating the murder of a 13-year-old girl have screened her last known movements to thousands of football fans.</b><p>Lucy McHugh's body was found in woodland near Southampton Sports Centre early on 26 July.<p>CCTV footage of her outside a nearby Tesco Express was shown on the big screens at …

Crime

House of Fraser: Five things that went wrong

<b>After losing its battle to stay afloat, department store chain House of Fraser has been snapped up by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct.</b><p>The move came within hours of the retailer's announcement that it was appointing administrators.<p>But it is unclear how much of the business will survive.<p>It's a worrying …

House of Fraser

Director Matthew Newton exits Jessica Chastain film after backlash

<b>The director of a new film starring Jessica Chastain has stepped down after criticism surrounding a history of domestic abuse allegations against him.</b><p>Matthew Newton was announced as the director of Eve last week.<p>He faced a string of allegations in his native Australia between 2007 and 2012. On …

Domestic Violence

House of Fraser bought by Sports Direct for £90m

<b>Mike Ashley's Sports Direct has agreed to buy the House of Fraser department store chain for £90m.</b><p>The deal was announced just hours after the 169-year-old chain went into administration when talks with its creditors failed to reach an agreement.<p>Mr Ashley said his plan was to turn the 59-store chain …

House of Fraser

Friends is the UK's most popular subscription streaming show

<b>It's been 14 years since Friends ended, but we love Ross, Rachel, Monica, Joey, Chandler and Phoebe as much as always.</b><p>The sitcom has beaten recent releases to top a list of the UK's most popular shows on paid-for streaming services.<p>Netflix UK added Friends in January and twice as many episodes were …

Comedy Central

Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'

<b>The risk of footballers dying because their heart stops beating is higher than experts thought, a study suggests.</b><p>There have been high-profile deaths, including that of Marc-Vivien Foe while playing for Cameroon aged 28. Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu, who was a Spurs coach, died last year aged …

Biomedicine

Terminator franchise - where are the stars now and who will be back next year?

ARNOLD Schwarzenegger has returned to film Terminator 6 after the next instalment of the sci-fi franchise was given the green light.<p>The movie is …

Movies

Ballyhackamore 'gas explosion' closes road

A suspected gas explosion has closed a road in East Belfast .<p>Drivers have been urged to avoid the Ballyhackamore area around the Upper Newtownards …

County Down

Jarrod Lyle: Australian golfer dies aged 36

<b>Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer aged 36, his family has confirmed.</b><p>Lyle overcame acute myeloid leukaemia in 1998 and 2012, before announcing it had returned last year.<p>He died on Wednesday, after spending his final days with family and friends in the state of Victoria, Golf Australia …

Jarrod Lyle

Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel

<b>Three Palestinians have reportedly been killed in Gaza, as Israel carried out dozens of air strikes in response to a barrage of rocket fire by militants.</b><p>Gaza health officials said a pregnant woman and her daughter, aged one, were killed in the Jaafari area. A Hamas militant also died in the …

Israel

Brad Pitt hits back at Angelina Jolie's child support claims

<b>US actor Brad Pitt has rebutted claims made by his estranged wife Angelina Jolie that he has failed to support their children.</b><p>In a court filing on Wednesday, the star's legal team said he had paid more than $1.3m (£1m) in costs and loaned $8m to Jolie to help her buy a house.<p>On Tuesday, Jolie's …

Angelina Jolie