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Iraqi Women 'cooked The Heads Of Isis Fighters'
  • WARNING: Contains graphic images some may find upsetting
  • Wahida Mohamed has been fighting Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq since 2004
  • The 39-year-old grandmother's husband, father and brother were killed by ISIS, and she has survived six assassination attempts
  • Her Facebook page shows graphic images of dead enemies
  • She commands a 70-strong militia group in Shirqat and helped drive ISIS terrorists away  
15-year-old Pupil Raped At School In India In Latest Shocking Attack
  • Schoolgirl looking for chalk when she was locked in classroom by two boys
  • One raped her for an hour then threatened to kill her if she told anyone
  • 15-year-old kept pregnancy a secret then her mum noticed extra weight 
  • Girl complained of pains and was taken to hospital, pregnancy discovered
  • She was 31 weeks when the pregnancy was detected by ultrasound
Sam Allardyce Appears At His Spanish Villa after Being Sacked By England
  • Sam Allardyce was on the balcony of his Costa Blanca home 'Big Sam's Villa' a day after he left the country
  • Former manager believed to have been given £1m pay-off after being forced to leave top job in disgrace  
  • 61-year-old said he is  'sad' and 'very hurt' to lose his dream job after just 67 days - but blamed 'entrapment'
  • He said: 'On reflection, it was a silly thing to do. It was an error of  judgement and I paid the consequences'  
  • Football agents filmed naming eight current and former managers they say have allegedly taken 'bungs'  
Elvis Hasn't Aged Well! Porthcawl Is All Shook Up As Fans Of The King Arrive For One Of The World's Biggest Get-togethers Of Presley Impersonators
  • Hundreds of Elvis impersonators take over south Wales town of Porthcawl for annual tribute festival
  • Fans young and old attended the event, which has been going on for almost 40 years in the town
  • Hundreds of shows took place alongside a competition to find the tribute act that best resembled the King
Darts Ace Phil 'the Power' Taylor Is Told To Pay Estranged Wife Half Of His £3m Fortune After Judge Checks Out His Finances 
  • Phil 'The Power' Taylor told to pay estranged wife half of £3million fortune
  • Darts ace, 56, offered a package worth £830,000 in divorce proceedings
  • But the 16-time World Champion was told to stump up a further £400,000
  • He finally separated from 54-year-old Yvonne in early 2014 after 26 years 
Bradford Boy Found Dead In His Room After Telling His Mum He Was Being Bullied At School 
  • Asad Khan died after being found in an unresponsive state in his bedroom
  • The 11-year-old reportedly told his mother he was being bullied at school
  • Pupils and staff at his school are said to be 'united in grief' over the tragedy
  • West Yorkshire Police said Asad's death was not thought to be suspicious
  • For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details. 
Is Immigration Killing Off The Queen's English? Regional Accents Are Dying Out As We're Exposed To Ever-more Languages 
  • In 50 years accents could be wiped out by technology, a new report says
  • Voice recognition will become the main way we interact with machines
  • Traditional regional accents are likely to die out, the experts predict 
  • Urban dialects will rise in cities like Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow
Turkish Minister Warns They May Need More Courthouses As 32,000 People Have Been Arrested Following Coup 
  • Turkish justice minister says country may need to build more courthouses
  • Comes as Turkey has arrested 32,000 people over the failed military coup
  • Authorities have detained thousands of officials and those in the military 
  • Minister also says some defendants will be prosecuted under terrorism charges 
Ministers Blasted For The Decline After Repeatedly Promising To Tackle The Problem
  • Number of arrests in illegal workers swoops has almost halved in two years
  • The new figures undermines Home Office promises to tackle the problem
  • Unlawful workers caught dropped from 8,143 in 2013 to 4,814 last year
  • This despite an estimated 1.1million illegal immigrants living in the UK
How An Obscene Array Of Weapons Is Turning Syria's Aleppo City Into A Slaughter House
  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 
  • Barrel bombs:  Cylindrical containers packed with up to 1,000kg of explosives dropped from helicopters
  • An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 barrel bombs used in the civil war so far accounting for up to 10,000 deaths
  • Napalm bombs: Developed during World War II oily substance sticks to the skin and burns at up to 2,200F
  • The use of napalm bombs have been reported widely around Syria - including last weekend in Aleppo
  • Thermobaric bombs: D evastatingly powerful and the most potent weapon aside from a nuclear warhead
  • It sucks all the oxygen from around the blast point and destroys all internal organs of anyone nearby
  • Cluster Bombs: A weapon that releases several small bomblets inflicting huge damage on a wider area
  • Nearly 50 cluster bomb attacks were reported during the months of June and July, many of which in Aleppo
  • Phosphorus bomb: Incendiary toxic bombs that spontaneously ignite at 30C typically targeted at people
  • The weapon causes horrific burns which melt flesh and suffocate victims with fumes and lots of smoke 
Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry Chief To Quit Over The Investigation's Handling
  • Ben Emmerson suspended from Government probe into child sexual abuse
  • Some involved have 'become very concerned' about part of his leadership
  • Lawyer has been 'suspended from duty so he can be properly investigated'
  • He is said to fundamentally disagree with the inquiry's fourth chairwoman 
  • His lawyers said he found out he had been suspended by reading it online
Pay 5p For A Bag? I'd Rather Use A Suitcase! How Shoppers Are Going To Increasingly Bizarre Lengths To Avoid Paying The Charge For Carriers 
  • Buckets, cycle helmets, prams and even suitcases have been used 
  • Disposable plastic bag use in supermarkets has fallen by 80 per cent
  • Yet there remains resentment among some shoppers over 5p bag fee
Yvette Cooper Dances Away At Last Night Of Labour Conference
  • Cooper joins string of senior Labour MPs to dance night away in Liverpool
  • Seemed keen to prove she didn't share her husband's poor dancing skills
  • Labour moderates and Corbyn allies put differences aside for boozy party 
British Man Appears In Court Charged With Terrorism Offences Linked To Civil War In Ukraine 
  • Benjamin Stimson has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences
  • The 41-year-old's alleged offences are linked to conflict in eastern Ukraine
  • He was interviewed by BBC while with pro-Russian separatist militia group
  • Stimson said on camera he would be prepared to kill if his life threatened
  • First Briton charged under terror legislation over the civil war in Ukraine
Thame Barrister Who Dodged £19k Of Rail Fares For His Commute Is Kicked Out Of Profession 
  • Peter Barnett, 43, travelled from Haddenham and Thame to Marylebone 
  • He said he'd travelled from Wembley and tapped out with Oyster card
  • Deception places him among the ranks of Britain's biggest fare dodgers 
  • Oxford University-educated lawyer has admitted to six counts of fraud
  • The Bar Standards Board disbarred Mr Barnett from the law on Monday
Cristiano Ronaldo's £15m Private Jet Crashes At Barcelona Airport While Trying To Land
  • The crash happened at El Prat airport on Monday evening
  • Ronaldo, 31, was not on the Gulfstream G200 when it happened
  • He often rents the plane to private clients, and sources close to the star say this was the case on Monday
  • The plane's landing gear broke on impact, according to reports 
Just Seven Doctors Left In Bombed-out Syrian City Of Aleppo To Treat 250,000
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres say there are seven doctors for 250,000 people 
  • UNICEF has said at least 96 children were killed in Aleppo since Friday
  • Russia has accused the US of having an 'emotional breakdown' over Syria
  • Video has emerged of a little girl being rescued from underneath rubble 
New Jersey Commuter Train Crashes Into Hoboken Station Killing Up To 3 With Over 100 Injured
  • A NJ Transit train crashed into the Hoboken train station Thursday morning around 8:45am
  • One woman has been confirmed dead while 74 others were hospitalized - including 'multiple' critical
  • Passengers said that the train never slowed down as it approached the station  
  • The train brought down part of the station's ceiling as it crashed straight through track five 
  • The crash appears to be an accident, and is not considered deliberate or an act of terrorism 
  • A witness at the scene says he saw the driver of the train slumped over in his cab 
  • Officials later said that the operator survived the crash and is injured at the hospital
  • The train was lacking a function that would have automatically slowed it as it was coming into the station 
  • All transit in and out of the station - a major hub for commuters into New York City - has been halted 
Man, 63, Who Punched Newborn Baby In The Face Thought She Was A Doll 
  • Five-day-old baby taken to hospital after shocking supermarket incident
  • Locals left furious after mother told of what happened on social media 
  • Man has now appeared in court and will face trial on assault charge
  • He accepts hitting the baby but says he thought it was a toy doll 
Oxford Teen Abducted And Sexually Assaulted While Walking To School
  • Girl wearing school uniform taken in Oxford around 8.25am Wednesday
  • Two men in silver car allegedly subjected her to sexual assault for hours
  • She was found knocking on doors over a mile away from where abducted
  • Police issued warnings to parents at schools in the area and upped patrols 
Metropolitan Police Commissioner sir Bernard Hogan-howe Is To Retire After 5 Years
  • He became commissioner after spells in South Yorkshire and Merseyside
  • His time at Scotland Yard has been hit by a number of controversies 
  • He wanted a three-year extension to his contract but will leave in February
  • Newly-elected London mayor Sadiq Khan will help choose his successor 
Couple Who Have Run Up £70,000 Legal Bill In Row Over Garden Hedge
  • Trimming of hedge led to a row over who owned the houses' boundary
  • After court hearings, couple are ordered to allow access to surveyors
  • But they have refused to back down, despite mounting legal bill 
A Mediterranean Diet In The Uk Would Save 20,000 Lives A Year As One In Eight Deaths From Heart Attack And Stroke Could Be Prevented By The Change
  • Doctors have evaluated the effects of an olive oil, fish and nut-rich diet 
  • 1 in 8 deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other types of cardiovascular disease could be prevented if everyone followed a Mediterranean diet 
  • Several studies done in the Mediterranean have shown it to benefit health
Kate Middleton And Prince William Have An Early Start In Canadian Town Of Whitehorse
  • William and Kate flew to the northern Canadian province of Yukon for two days of engagements
  • The day started in Whitehorse, where the royal couple visited a museum and posted a tweet by telegram
  • The duke and duchess had a quick outfit change before driving to the gold rush town of Carcross
  • There they watched mountain biking and made an impromptu decision to sidestep along a railway line
Shami Chakrabarti 'set To Join Jeremy Corbyn's Team As Shadow Attorney General' 
  • Shami Chakrabarti is set to become shadow attorney general 
  • The former director of Liberty reportedly said the 'gig is a no brainer' 
  • The Labour reshuffle is expected to start next Wednesday
  • She was given a peerage weeks after leading a heavily criticised report that allegedly whitewashed the problem of anti-Semitism in the party
Apple A Day Cuts Chance Of Five Types Of Cancer
  • Scientists from the University of Perugia found less tumours in fruit eaters  
  • Biggest benefits were seen in cancers of the stomach and oesophagus
  • Apples are high in flavonoids, which are reduce the risk of getting cancer
Martin Carroll Was Hauled Off Ryanair Flight After Downing Alcohol And Heckling Cabin Crew 
  • Martin Carroll, 26, was about to fly out to  Ibiza from Manchester Airport
  • He got so drunk and abusive  police were called onto the jet before takeoff
  • The plasterer was 'fed drink by friends' and began interrupting the crew
  • The father of two was fined £500, plus £135 in additional costs 
Three Arabic Speakers 'google Translated Chat-up Lines Before Sexually Assaulting Girls'
  • Schoolgirl, 14, 'was sexually assaulted by three men in a park in Newcastle'
  • Allegedly happened moments after friend 'was also molested by attacker'
  • One attacker allegedly typed 'I am interested in you' into Google Translate
  • It is then said to have been shown to one of 14-year-olds before sex attack
Pakistani Boy Gang-raped In Greek Migrant Camp: Police
  • Four Pakistani teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of gang-rape 
  • They are accused of attacking a fellow Pakistani teenager at Lesbos camp
  • The group also face pornography charges for allegedly filming the attack
  • Some 5,000 people are currently living at the Moira migrant camp in Lesbos 
British Company Directors Are Jailed For Bribing Businessman £120,000 Who They First Schmoozed At The Ritz To Land £3.7m Afghan Bomb Disposal Contract
  • Robert Gillam, 66, and Simon Davies, 46, jailed for £120,000 bribe
  • The pair used the cash to ensure they obtained a £3.7m contract
  • Their firm Mondial Defence Systems netted Afghan bomb disposal deal 
  • Deal done with US-based businessman Robert Gannon at London's Ritz
Israel Begins Paying Final Respects To Shimon Peres Ahead Of State Funeral
  • The Nobel Peace Prize winner died on Wednesday at the age of 93
  • His funeral tomorrow is set to be the largest in Israel since that of assassinated Prime Minisiter Yitzhak Rabin in 1993
  • World leaders will be in attendance as the former President is laid to rest
  • Peres's body is lying in state outside Israel's parliament  
Matalan Colleagues In Cardiff Lay Floral Tributes To Colleagues Stabbed To Death
  • Hotel worker Andrew Saunders, 20, has been charged with murdering pair
  • Young couple were stabbed to death yesterday outside their workplace
  • Colleagues at Matalan have been left devastated by the shocking killings
  • They paid tributes today to Zoe Morgan and new boyfriend Lee Simmons 
Norfolk Police Launch Investigation After ‘two Bodies Spotted’ At Breydon Water
  • Norfolk Police called to Breydon Water, an estuary near Great Yarmouth
  • Member of the public called officers after spotting two bodies on mudbank
  • Police officers and the coastguard are currently searching the area nearby
  • Death of pair, thought to be aged 40 to 50, is being treated as unexplained 
Ben Needham Search Finds Decomposed Matter On Greek Farm
  • Investigators searching for Ben Needham have found historic burial site
  • Police are digging at farmhouse in Kos where toddler was last seen alive
  • Remains of a dog and a bat have been found near cesspit on the search site
  • Search is focusing on tree which was not present when he vanished in 1991
Drumcharry House Goes On Sale For £550,000
  • Drumcharry House, set in two and a half acres, was built in 1834 and boasts 10 bedrooms and six bathrooms
  • Mansion, near Fortingall, Perthshire, could sell for less than average home in London, priced at £600,625
  • Original features include turrets, gothic style doors, an ornate fireplace and oak-wood panelling throughout
  • Estate also includes a large butcher's area in the cellar where game would have been prepared for banquets
Danny Willett's Brother Goes On Rant Calling Us Ryder Cup Fans 'fat, Stupid And Greedy'
  • Peter 'PJ' Willett described USA fans as 'pudgy' and 'basement-dwelling' 
  • He also wrote that they 'are stuffed on cookie dough and p**** beer'
  • His brother Danny has apologised ahead of Ryder Cup in US on Friday
  • But Peter said: 'Sorry to any American followers... but I mean every word'
  • Tensions between US and Europeans at golf event are always very high 
Parents Spend £840,000 To Create Playground Home For Their Children
  • Architects Matt and Sophie White, who work in London, bought a Grade II listed gamekeeper's lodge
  • They transformed the £750,000 Sussex property with a steel-framed, timber-clad barn extension
  • Quirky additions include a secret chamber inside the fireplace, a fireman's pole and hidden bookshelves 
Ibuprofen Among Painkillers Linked To Heart Disease
  • Painkillers may trigger a heart condition that affects almost a million Brits
  • Heart failure up to 20 per cent more likely to develop in regular pill takers 
  • The study published in the journal BMJ Open involved ten million patients 
Agency That Said Leave Vote Could 'paralyse' Investments Now Raises Growth Forecasts
  • Standard & Poor's, which had warned that a No vote could 'paralyse' investment in the UK, has now raised its growth forecasts
  • It expects output to increase by 1.8% this year and 1% next year – up from the 1.5 per cent and 0.9 per cent it predicted after the referendum in June
  • The global agency said the fall in the pound of more than 10 per cent against the dollar and euro since the referendum would boost exports
  • It also predicts a 'soft landing' for the housing market rather than the precipitous fall in prices that many had warned of
Married Teaching Assistant 'groomed Teenage Boys And Performed A Sex Act On One During A School Trip' 
  • Jill Meldrum-Jones, 36, is said to have carried out a string of sex offences 
  • Also accused of sexually assaulting second teenage boy from same school
  • Meldrum-Jones worked at the child’s secondary school in Warwickshire 
Syria's Un Ambassador Laughs When Asked About Bombing Of Aleppo's Largest Hospitals
  • Some 140 people, nearly all civilians, have been killed since late Thursday
  • They are the victims of Syrian and Russian air raids and artillery fire
  • Aleppo facing one of the worst bombardments in Syria's five-year civil war
  • Comes after failure of short-lived ceasefire brokered by Russia and U.S.
  • On Tuesday, the Syrian army took control of a rebel-held district in Aleppo
  • 'This is signing the death warrant for hundreds of people,' Adham Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society said of the hospital attacks
  • John Kerry has threatened to cut off all contact with Russia over strikes
  • WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES 
  • 115 medical aid workers have been killed since the beginning of 2016.
  • Nearly 800 medical aid workers have been killed since the conflict began in Syria.
  • 14 aid workers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy were killed in an attack on September 19, 2016.
  • 5 UOSSM Aid Workers were killed on September 20, 2016.
Desperate Hunt For South African Penguin Who Has Never Seen The Sea But Was 'set Free'
  • Two students stole  endangered  penguin, released him into Indian Ocean
  • They were filmed stripping to the waist and taking selfies with the bird
  • One of Buddy's young chicks has died since he disappeared a week ago
  • His mate Frances apparently struggled to care for the chick by herself
  • Marine park is worried Buddy will not be able to feed himself in the wild
Jeremy Corbyn Facing Another Rebellion By His Shadow Cabinet Over Eu Immigration Plans
  • Labour leader is committing his party to free movement in Europe  
  • But Andy Burnham says public has a problem with uncontrolled influx
  • Warns that Labour must not represent the 'status quo' on the issue 
  • Angela Rayner, shadow education secretary, said the immigration system was in 'chaos' and that controls were necessary
Inside The House Where Ben Needham Vanished: Pictures Show Tragic Holiday Home Untouched Since 1991 
  • Ben Needham, who was 21 months old, went missing while on holiday on the Greek island of Kos in 1991
  • His mother, Kerry, has spent years wondering what happened to her son after he vanished while playing
  • The youngster was from Sheffield and South Yorkshire Police believe they are close to solving mystery
  • They are digging a plot of land behind the farmhouse where Ben stayed with his mother and grandparents 
Jeremy Corbyn Tries To Draw A Line Under 'trench Warfare' With Rebel Labour Mps In Conference Speech As He Faces A Fresh Backlash Over Open-door Immigration Pledge
  • Labour leader delivering his keynote speech to conference in Liverpool
  • Corbyn has committed to keeping unlimited immigration after Brexit
  • Conference has been dominated by fresh bouts of infighting with MPs
  • Tensions despite Corbyn's re-election to leadership by a huge margin
  • Dismissing the idea of curbing immigration in the wake of the Brexit vote, despite the issue being widely regarded as the driving force behind the referendum result. 
  • Demanding MPs who have mounted a mass rebellion get into line behind his brand of  '21st Century Socialism'. 
  • Promising £500billion of borrowing and tax rises to fund the NHS and education, as well as huge housebuilding projects. 
  • Scrapping the government's benefits sanctions on the unemployed and disabled people. 
  • Lambasting the 'so-called free market' and austerity measures that were introduced to rein in government spending and reduce the deficit.