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Alexandra Burke says she doesn't know how she'd cope without Strictly as it helps her cope with her grief

Alexandra Burke says Strictly Come Dancing is helping her to cope with the loss of her mother. The singer, 29, said during her jive routine a week ago she was the happiest she’s been “in a long time”. Burke, the 2008 X Factor winner, said she is “having a wonderful experience on the show, and I don’t know what I’d ...

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is breathtaking in sexy thigh-split gown at the FIFA Awards in London

Catherine Zeta-Jones was a picture of perfection at the star-studded FIFA Awards in London on Monday night. The Welsh actress was an unlikely guest at the annual event where the stars of the football world came together – and Cristiano Ronaldo once again picked up the prestigious best player award. But while Ronaldo was being recognised for his sporting prowess, ...

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RAF hiring cyber experts in new military strategy to address ‘vulnerabilities’

The move comes as the military attempts to quell the possibility of hackers meddling with RAF planes which have become increasingly dependent on computer networks. Tim Robinson, the editor-in-chief of Aerospace magazine, said: “It’s a growing battlespace in the aviation arena and as these aircraft platforms get more connected, you want to make sure that they are secure. “If someone ...

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Police failing to tackle modern slavery as trafficking continues, report finds

Police are failing to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK, leaving perpetrators free to continue to exploit vulnerable people, a damning government report has found. Despite a well-documented rise in modern slavery and human trafficking cases, police forces are still failing to recognise the crimes, leading to victims being left unprotected or even arrested, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate ...

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Graduate unemployment rate at lowest level since 1989, shows study

The unemployment rate for graduates has slumped to 5.3 per cent – its lowest level since 1989, a study shows. The jobs market for those leaving higher education is said to be “robust”, while there has been a sharp rise in students taking postgraduate courses, said graduate careers firm Prospects. Its research found that the number of graduates entering nursing, ...

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Trump, Brexit and the rise of the far-right risk harming global innovation, companies say

Rising economic nationalism, embodied by Donald Trump, Brexit and resurgent far-right movements across Europe, is causing companies to reconsider investing in research and development, according to research by PwC. Tighter regulations around visas, immigration, and protectionist policies governing the sharing of knowledge and technology, could threaten global innovation, a survey of research and development (R&D) leaders from the world’s biggest ...

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Steven Seagal calls female reporters 'a bunch of f***ing dirty whores' in tape leaked amid sexual harassment claims

Actor Steven Seagal has been caught on tape calling female reporters “c***suckers” and “a bunch of f***ing dirty whores” in leaked tapes. The 65-year-old, who is facing several sexual harassment allegations, can be heard ranting to a male interviewer about female journalists in audio clips obtained by the Daily Mail. “Well, I found that interestingly enough, the few times that I had ...

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Laptops allow prisoners to choose meals and order clothes from their cells, report reveals

Prisoners are using laptops to select meals and submit orders to the jail shop from their cells, an inspection report has revealed. Inmates at HMP Wayland have also been given in-cell telephones to stay in touch with relatives. The prisons watchdog detailed how the jail, a category C facility in Norfolk holding nearly 1,000 men including over 100 serving life ...

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Fox News: Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly clash over sex claims

Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has hit back at presenter Megyn Kelly’s “incomprehensible” comments involving reports of sexual harassment at the news channel, US media report. Ms Kelly said Mr O’Reilly’s suggestion that nobody had complained about his behaviour at Fox was “false”. “I know because I complained,” she said. Mr O’Reilly retorted: “I don’t know why [Kelly] is ...

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Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

Nicaragua has signed the Paris climate agreement, meaning that the US and Syria are the only two countries not to be giving the accord their support. The deal unites the world’s nations in tackling climate change. Nicaragua refused to sign it last year, arguing that it did not go far enough to tackle the problem. In June President Donald Trump ...

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