Ex-IT worker from Britain who joined fight against ISIS in Syria 'is killed clearing landmines'

A British man fighting ISIS in Syria has reportedly been killed clearing landmines. Former IT worker Jac Holmes, from Bournemouth, was believed to have been making an area safe for civilians when he died, the BBC reported. His mother, Angie Blannin, described the 24-year-old as a “hero”. She told the BBC: “He loved what he was doing there, he loved ...

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''I was trying to find a responsible way to die'' – Clarke Carlisle reveals how close he came to killing himself during battle with depression

Clarke Carlisle has opened up on his latest battle with depression – admitting he came close to killing himself. The former Burnley and Preston defender was found in Liverpool after going missing last month, and has spoken publicly for the first time about the incident. A public appeal was launched to try and locate the former footballer, who threw himself ...

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Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa told to 'rot in hell' after comparing herself to the Virgin Mary in controversial post

Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa was told she was “sick”, “disgusting” and should “rot in hell” when she appeared as the Virgin Mary in a doctored Instagram post. The 24-year-old model and presenter, who starred in pornographic films back in 2015, shared a snap of herself dressed as Jesus’ mother – complete with blue rob, white headscarf and even a halo ...

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Incredible moment American woman kisses shy Adolf Hitler who reacted with fury by firing his security guards

Remarkable footage has emerged for the first time of the moment an American woman kissed Adolf Hitler at the Olympic Games – which led the Nazi tyrant to fire his security guards. Californian Carla de Vries stole a quick peck from Hitler when she grabbed his face at the 1936 Berlin Games as he tried to evade her advances. Footage ...

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Grenfell Tower: Polyethylene cladding on scores of towers

The same type of cladding believed to have contributed to the Grenfell fire is on at least 52 tower blocks in London, a BBC investigation has found. Grenfell Tower was encased in panels made up of aluminium sheets with a polyethylene core, which melts and burns at extreme temperatures. The BBC has now found it on buildings owned by councils, ...

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Supreme Court hearing Northern Ireland abortion case

The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal arguing Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are incompatible with international human rights. The court will decide if refusing abortions in cases of sexual crime and fatal foetal abnormalities breaches the European Convention on Human Rights. The appeal has been brought by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). It is expected to last about ...

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Vaping will be banned in indoor public places in the state of New York

Vaping is being outlawed in indoor public spaces in the US state of New York. A new rule, which will come into law in 30 days, will mean that the practice will be treated the same as smoking normal cigarettes. Vaping will be banned in places including restaurants, bars and offices. New York was one of the first states to ...

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'We're wading in treacle!' Nigel Farage SLAMS Brexit talks that are 'going NOWHERE'

Mr Farage remained doubtful about the effective progress made by both sides during Brexit talks in Brussels. The Leave campaigner dismissed reassurances from Prime Minister Theresa May, claiming negotiations with EU negotiator Michel Barnier are going “nowhere”. Speaking during his LBC show, Mr Farage said: “End of last week, the Brussels Summit, Mrs May was there. Today she came back ...

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Craig Revel Horwood ‘agony’ revealed after putting off surgery

The dancer and choreographer is said to have put off a second hip replacement to appear alongside Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli on the BBC series. The 52-year-old, who dramatically fell off his chair last weekend, is believed to be “fighting” to finish the latest run. A source commented: “He had a hip replaced in 2013 but now ...

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BBC Breakfast: Louise Minchin stunned as Steph McGovern 'WALKS OFF' set

The host, who was joined by Dan Walker, was about to introduce the business segment but found that the presenter had left the set.  Looking stunned, she turned to viewers at home and informed them: “I’ve just looked to my left and Steph has walked off. I was going to introduce her.” Off-screen the 35-year-old could be heard calling: “Oh, ...

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