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China explosions: death toll rises to 50 as troops dispatched to assist cleanup

Elite military units trained to deal with chemical, nuclear and biological disasters have been dispatched to the site of a deadly explosion in northern China, where fires still smouldered in a landscape of destruction more than a day after the original devastating blasts.<p>At least 50 deaths have …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>LIVE: Trump at Chequers for May showdown<p>Protesters are gathering in London as …

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'Obsessed' best friend on trial for helping 21-year-old kill herself

A 21-year-old woman killed herself after being supplied with the method used by her best friend Amelia Caller. Now Caller, 22, is on trial for encouraging her to take her own life<p>A 22-year-old woman helped to take the life of her best friend in an “act of misguided loyalty” after becoming “obsessed …

#NotGuilty: Oxford University student Ione Wells writes powerful open letter to sexual attacker to launch victims' campaign

A young woman has written a powerful open letter to a teenager who violently assaulted her as she tried to walk home in north London.<p>Ione Wells, a …

Shocking CCTV shows Buckingham Palace Guard and other soldier stamping on victim - but they still walk free from court

A Buckingham Palace guard and a fellow soldier have walked free from court despite being captured on CCTV repeatedly stamping on the head of a victim …

Katie Hopkins on LBC Radio: 'Solve Mediterranean migrant crisis by making a huge bonfire of all the boats in north Africa'

As a major rescue operation was underway to save the lives of 700 people on a capsized ship in the Mediterranean, Katie Hopkins has suggested that …

North Africa

Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust

The number of people relying on food banks is expected to pass the one million mark, as Labour seizes on the figures to put poverty and living …

Google's about to blacklist thousands of Chinese websites

China's relationship with America's tech firms is barely friendly, but things are about to get that little bit rougher. Google has announced that it'll stop trusting the security certificates provided by CNNIC, China's Internet Network Information Center. The dust-up between the two is pretty dry, …

What's the difference between Meerkat and Periscope?

As two live video streaming apps are launched within days of each other, what are the key differences between Meerkat and Twitter's Periscope?<p><b>What are Meerkat and Periscope?</b><br>Meerkat and Periscope are both livestreaming video apps which link to a user's Twitter account to broadcast and watch video …

Wife gets tenth of £2million demand after signing 'post nuptial' agreement

Caroline Hopkins challenged the terms of the settlement but judge rejected claim<p>A couple who married more than three decades after embarking on an affair, separated within two years of the wedding amid a bitter row over money, prompting a leading divorce lawyer to warn of the dangers of …

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

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 …

Russia fails to stop UN staff benefits for same-sex couples

The UN has rejected an attempt by Russia to stop the spouses of General Assembly staff in same-sex marriages from enjoy the same family benefits as …

Same-Sex Couples

Smaug just melted the flesh off my bones in virtual reality

A 'killer app' if ever there was one<p>Let's get this out of the way up front: I'm a huge fan of all things Tolkien, so there was no way I wasn't going to enjoy <i>Thief in the Shadows</i>. It's a virtual reality experience that Epic Games built in partnership with Weta Digital, the New Zealand-based digital …

Virtual Reality

The woman who is allergic to light: ‘Walls were what I had to wear’

Ten years ago, Anna Lyndsey developed an extreme photosensitivity. At first, her skin would burn whenever she sat in front of a computer screen; soon, she was unable to leave a specially blacked-out room<p>It is, writes Anna Lyndsey at the beginning of her memoir, “extraordinarily difficult to black …

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News HuffPost<p>Trump issues Brexit warning to May<p>US President says Brexit plan will 'kill' any future US trade deal in bombshell …

These Mind-Blowing New Images From NASA Reveal The Invisible Universe

The mind-blowing images below show us wispy remnants of stars that exploded long ago and distant galaxies with energetic supermassive black holes at their centers.<p>What makes this set so interesting is that some of these distant cosmological marvels are invisible to the human eye. In order to create …

How 'Call of Duty' Changed the Lives of Veterans

The Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit created by Activision, seeks to place unemployed veterans into meaningful employment.<p>A militarized exoskeleton allows me to make inhuman, dreamlike leaps into the evening air. Nearing the apex of one of these balletic arcs, I aim a submachine gun, aglow with …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

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114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook age policy dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn't let her list her real age has died in Minnesota.<p>Anna Stoehr, one of the nation's oldest residents, died Sunday in her sleep after several days in hospice care, according to her son, Harlan …