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Lance Armstrong insists he would be 'heartbroken forever' if he cheated at golf — Lance Armstrong lost his Tour de France titles due to prolonged doping But the shamed cyclist says he would never cheat while playing golf Armstrong says he loves adhering to golf's 'code of honour' Lance Armstrong insists he would never cheat - at golf.
Dec 19, 2014

Lance Armstrong would be 'heartbroken forever' for cheating at golf

FBI's anthrax investigation was flawed — The GAO released a report Friday on its findings. The agency didn't take a position on the FBI's conclusion that Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins acted alone in making and sending the powdered spores that killed five people and sickened 17 others.
Dec 19, 2014

My expanded story about the GAO report finding flaws in FBI's investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks:

President Obama berates Sony for cancelling release of 'The Interview' — The Obama administration says it's determined the North Korean government was behind a devastating hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The FBI announcement Friday is the first official statement blaming the isolated country for the cyber-attack. In the statement, federal officials say they found similarities between the tools used in the Sony attack and previous hacks linked to North Korea.
Dec 19, 2014

'They made a mistake': Obama berates Sony for not talking to him first via @MailOnline

'Instagram Rapture' causes millions of accounts to be deleted — The biggest loser was chiragchirag78, which dropped from more than 3.6 million followers yesterday, to just eight The biggest celebrity loser was Akon, who lost 2.4 million - just over 56% Bruno Mars lost 24% of his followers in the purge, Justin Bieber's count went down by 3.5 million, while

Ukip leader Nigel Farage gets photobombed by a Jesus look-a-like — Ukip leader looks unimpressed with stunt by American Kevin Lee Light Farage spent the morning being grilled on radio about Ukip's woes Comes just days after one Ukip candidate compared Farage to Jesus After a difficult few weeks of infighting, scandals and gaffes, Nigel Farage could be forgiven for seeking a little divine intervention.
Dec 19, 2014

Remember true story of Christmas: And lo, did Jesus witness the man who brought gift of news

Mozambique decriminalises abortion to stem maternal deaths — Mozambique has legalised abortion, making it one of the few countries in Africa to allow women to terminate unwanted pregnancies. President Armando Guebuza on Thursday quietly signed into law a revised penal code bill that eases prohibitions in abortion regulations, a move hailed by health groups.
Dec 19, 2014

Mozambique joins a league of few African nations to decriminalise abortion to stem maternal deaths @AFPAfrica…

Drink-drive killer gets five years — A drink-driving 18-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to causing the death of a cyclist as he took part in a charity bike ride will be sentenced today. Bethany Mackie drove into Christian Smith from behind and failed to pull over until more than 400 yards up the road, police said.

President Barack Obama shoots down Raul Castro visit to Washington — The Obama administration wouldn't dismiss on Thursday the possibility that Cuban President Raul Castro could make a precedent-shattering visit to Washington as part of the president's plans to normalize relations with Havana.
Dec 19, 2014

Raul's visit to see Obama wouldn't be the 1st White House trip by Cuba's Castros via @MailOnline

Film producer Ben Pickering is jailed for masterminding £5million mortgage scam — Movie maker Ben Pickering was ringleader of the swindle in South Wales Court told he invented a string of characters as part of the eight-year fraud The 35-year-old's film career saw him work with actor Burt Reynolds He was part of group of four that used false identities to secure
Dec 19, 2014

Director of "How to Get Away With Murder" doesn't get away with mortgage scam.

Ring bearer on rollerskates at Texas wedding causes a sensation

By Ed Yee — Bobby and Shanna Lockhart from Lubbock decided to mix things up at their Willy Wonka-themed marriage ceremony last weekend and booked an elegant skater as a star guest The rollerskating ring bearer wore Superman underpants and a cape It was a semi-naked ring bearer wearing Superman underpants and roller skates who stole the show at a recent Texas wedding - not the bride.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Seattle_D: cc: @therealnewangel future wedding theme idea —> RT @RickDeVos: @KevinNR Exciting developments in Lubbock…

Police called after boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. 'throws a fit inside Saks Fifth' — The police were called to the New York City retail store Wednesday night Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. had an altercation outside the ring on Wednesday and it was with a Saks Fifth Avenue sales girl. The welterweight champ didn't throw any punches, but Alexandra Reiss, 23, was frightened enough of the millionaire athlete to call the cops.

Travellers to Cuba urged to explore Caribbean nation before it becomes 'Americanised' — Tourism travel for Americans to Cuba is still banned, but that could change Travellers urged to book trips to Cuba now to witness unspoiled heritage Obama has eased economic relations, and more sanctions could be lifted Cultures like cigar-making, ballet and the music scene could be at threat Tourists are being warned that if they want to see 'the real Cuba' they should book their trips now, before the Caribbean country becomes 'Americanised.'
Dec 19, 2014

RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Tourists warned to visit Cuba NOW before it gets 'Americanized' ......

Parents on first flight with baby distribute goodie bags to placate passengers at 35,000ft — The goodie bags were accompanied by a note pleading for understanding One of the passengers uploaded an image of the gift on The baby girl, named Madeline, was about to celebrate her first birthday It follows a similar incident in Sept 2012 when parents handed out sweets Most travellers will be only too aware of how onerous it can be sitting next to a screaming baby at 30,000ft.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @chriskitching: Has anyone tried this? Parents on first flight with baby distribute goodie bags to passengers.…

Firm develops patch to stops reactions in peanut allergy sufferers — Patch administers trace amounts of peanut allergens to the skin This activates the immune system without causing an allergic reaction Over the the immune system will become less sensitive to peanuts Company chief executive says he hopes it will cure some people's allergy A patch to stop peanut allergy sufferers having potentially fatal reactions has been developed by a French firm, and could hit the shelves by in just two years.
Dec 19, 2014

@MailOnline: Firm develops patch to stops reactions in peanut allergy sufferers

George Clooney reveals top names refused to sign petition for The Interview Kim Jong-un comedy — George Clooney circulated a petition to support the film 'The Interview' He said Hollywood stars and studios were afraid of possible retribution Clooney said 'we cannot be told we can't see something by Kim Jong-un' The White House described the cyber attack as a 'national security issue' Newt Gingrich admitted that 'America has lost its first cyber-war' Hollywood star George Clooney said fellow celebrities and industry figures did not want to sign a petition supporting 'The Interview' film featuring the assassination of Kim Jong-un as they were afraid of the consequences.
Dec 19, 2014

Not a huge Clooney guy but I totally agree. Clooney reveals top Hollywood names scared of North Korea via @MailOnline

New York and Rio de Janeiro offer WORST value for money for tourists — Hotel visitors were asked by Hotel Info to score hotels' value for money Best in the UK were deemed to be Leeds, Sheffield and Liverpool Worst in the UK were Coventry, London then Birmingham Internationally New York won poorest value whereas Prague came top If you rate staying in London over Sheffield, or New York over Sofia, you could be in for a surprise.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @travelmail: New York and Rio offer worst value for money for tourists

Boko Haram kidnap as many as 185 people at Nigerian village Gumsuri — Women and children are among those taken from Gumsuri in the northeast Locals are still counting those abducted from but the figure could pass 100 Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight extremists Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from a school in Chibok in April Nigerians are currently preparing for presidential elections on February 14 Boko Haram militants are reported to have kidnapped 185 women and children, after slaughtering 32 people in an attack on a remote village in northeast Nigeria.

Lesbians earn 8% more than their straight colleagues but homosexual men are paid less — On average globally, lesbians are paid 12% more than straight workers But Anglia Ruskin economist finds gay men get 9% less than straight Britain's pay gap for lesbian women is 8% less, and 5% for gay men Lesbian women earn more than straight employees - but gay men are paid less, a study has found.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Femail: The sexuality pay gap: Lesbians earn 8% more than straight colleagues but gay men are paid less

Is this Syrian dungeon where beheaded US and British hostages were caged by ISIS? — A Syrian held alongside the westerners claims factory basement shown on TV report is where he was held with Jim Foley and other hostages Video and pictures show a dusty basement in Sheikh Najjar is strewn with blankets, tattered mattresses, cardboard, plastic bottles and other detritus Westerners were caged there half-starved, in permanent darkness for months until December 2013 - before being handed over to 'Jihadi John' One European captive claimed he saved eggs for Steven Sotloff, who secretly fasted on Yom Kippur.
Dec 19, 2014

Is this #ISIS dungeon where beheaded US and Brit hostages were caged? via @MailOnline