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Video: Did Adele's 'diva' requests lead to the collapse of Las Vegas shows? Rumours that her team were 'a total nightmare' abound over the singer's postponed Caesars Palace gigs, writes ALISON BOSHOFF

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Meat did NOT make us human! Evolution of human-like traits such as big brains was not the result of increased consumption of animals, study claims

Researchers examined previous studies looking at human meat consumption Previous studies have said eating more animals led to new modern human traits This included higher levels of intelligence and larger brains, the team explainedHowever, this new study found we didn't suddenly start eating more meat They say something else caused us to grow larger brains, suggesting it could be linked to cultivated plants or the introduction of fire to cook our foods  Read more »

Washington University in St Louis hosts an event claiming ‘professionalism is racist' because it ‘silences marginalized people of color'

Washington University in St. Louis is hosting an hourlong virtual event dubbed: 'Is professionalism a racist concept?'Event organizers contend the term is inappropriate because a person's appearance has 'nothing to do with job knowledge' 'So-called professionalism is coded language, a construct that upholds institutional racist policies and excluding practices,' the event synopsis says The forum was widely mocked on social media, with one user calling it 'utterly insane' Read more »

After bouncing between gyms and working alone for so long, Chris Eubank Jr finally looks settled with trainer Roy Jones Jr... and after living and training on a FARM the improvements are clear to see

Chris Eubank Jr has often been slammed for refusing to listen to instruction The enigmatic fighter has spent the vast majority of his career without a trainer  Chris Eubank Snr and 'overseer' Ronnie Davies have played important roles Nate Vasquez became Eubank Jr's first ever full-time coach in January 2019But now, under the stewardship of Roy Jones Jr, Eubank Jr finally looks settled Read more »

Tennessee deputy, 22, is found shot dead in her burning home after colleague went to check on her when she failed to turn up for work: Man is arrested after hours-long stand-off

Robertson County Sheriff's Deputy Savanna Puckett, 22, found shot dead inside her burning Tennessee home on Sunday Puckett's colleague found her home engulfed in flames after going over to check on her when she failed to show up for work Late Monday morning, police in Smyrna, Tennessee, arrested a suspect in Puckett's death Unnamed man was apprehended after hours-long standoff with police   Read more »

Demonstrators topple 19th century statue of Spanish colonizer Juan Ponce de León in Puerto Rico ahead of visit from Spain's King Felipe VI

Protesters opposing the Spain's King Felipe VI visit to Puerto Rico toppled a statue of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León on Monday before dawnThe statue stood at San José Plaza in San Juan's historic district Old San Juan since the 19th centurySan Juan Mayor Miguel Romero said the statue, which was split in half, would be put back together and placed atop its baseKing Felipe VI is visiting the U.S. Caribbean territory Monday to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the founding of the city of San Juan Read more »

Video: Biden orders 8,500 US troops to prepare to DEPLOY to Eastern Europe to fend off Russia: President could send up to 50,000 soldiers to NATO allies over Ukraine invasion fears and will talk to European leaders at 3pm about his plan 

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Video: Kamala touts administration's work to replace lead pipes for 'low-income and communities of color' as she continues roadshow to boost her sinking poll numbers in Milwaukee

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Video: Five men and one woman are found shot dead in Milwaukee home after police were called to conduct welfare check

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Highly bipartisan letter sees even squad member Rashida Tlaib and pro-Trump Rep. Matt Gaetz agreeing Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy should bring a floor vote on stock trading ban amid uptick in insider trading concerns

27 lawmakers signed a letter to Kevin McCarthy and Nancy Pelosi demanding they bring legislation to the floor to regulate lawmakers' stock trading activityThe extremely bipartisan letter saw the likes or 'squad' member Rashida Tlaib and pro-Trump GOP Rep. Mat Gaetz seeing eye-to-eye The letter reads: 'Perhaps this means some of our colleagues will miss out on lucrative investment opportunities. We don't care''We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck,' it addsThe letter was penned by Democratic Rep. Jared Golden from Maine Read more »

Watford's turbulent managerial history under the Pozzo family

Claudio Ranieri (left) is the latest manager sacked by Gino Pozzo, following the likes of Quique Sanchez Flores (right) (Martin Rickett/Nick Potts/PA) Claudio Ranieri has joined Watford’s long list of ... Read more »

Husband who killed children's author Helen Bailey, 'murdered his first wife, 47, who suffered a lack of oxygen to her brain for up to an hour before her death and blamed it on epilepsy,' court hears

Ian Stewart, 61, is accused of murdering Diane Stewart, 47, at their home in 2010Her cause of death had been recorded as Sudden Unexplained Death in EpilepsyPolice investigated after a jury found Stewart guilty of murdering Helen BaileyStewart denies murder of wife and trial at Huntingdon Crown Court continues Read more »

Failing Peloton CEO John Foley must be fired immediately for 'repeated failures' that have tanked share price - including hiring his WIFE as VP of apparel, investor warns

Activist investor group Blackwells Capital is calling for Peloton to remove CEO John Foley and consider selling the companyGroup spokesman Jason Aintabi, which holds less than a 5 percent stake in Peloton, said it has 'grave concerns' about the company's performanceThe letter was released just days after it was reported that company was temporarily halting production amid waning consumer demandThe letter includes a list of Foley's 'failures' including committing to a 300,000 square foot, 20-year lease for office space in New York City, and hiring his wife as VP of apparelPeloton's stock fell slightly in midday trading on MondayIts shares have plunged more than 80 percent in the past year The company planned to pause bike production in February and March and not manufacture the Tread treadmill machine for six weeks, beginning in February'Rumors that we are halting all production of bikes and Treads are false,' co-founder John Foley said in response to the leaked memo Read more »

Chip shop worker, 22, who couldn't swim drowned after rushing into the sea to save friend, 18, who said she wanted to kill herself, inquest hears

Alex Gibson drowned after a night out with friends in Blackpool on July 29 2021 His girlfriend called him to the North Pier and said she wanted to drown herselfRacing into the water to save her, Alex was soon overpowered by strong currentsThe 22-year-old was found drowned 200 metres from the shore by rescuersFor confidential support, call the Samaritans on 116123, or go to  Read more »

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Zendaya visits Spider Man boyfriend Tom Holland at his London family home before enjoying a night at the theatre with his mother and brothers

Things are going from strength to strength for Zendaya and Tom Holland after the actress spent the weekend with her boyfriend’s family last week. Zendaya, 25, and Tom, also 25, ... Read more »

My crowning glory! Chef, 88, who helped create coronation chicken recipe for the Queen's Coronation Day Banquet in 1953 says she worked on the recipe every day for a month

Angela Wood, 88, was a cookery student when she helped create the dishShe said she cooked a chicken a day for a month to perfect the blend of flavoursMs Wood has offered her help in deciding the Queen's Platinum Jubilee dessert  Read more »

Major Tory donor threatens legal action against government after they blocked plans for £1.2billion electricity cable between England and France

Alexander Temerko's plan for the cross-Channel link was rejected this week The plan was to bring in an electricity link between Portsmouth and Normandy But they were met with opposition before the business secretary refused it Mr Temerko said decision was 'absolutely wrong' and set 'dangerous precedent' He called Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt an 'absolutely uncontrollable woman' Read more »

Manchester United and Liverpool 'unlikely to make January move for Denis Zakaria' as Juventus and Roma ramp up bid to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder

Manchester United have spoken with his agents but no offer has been submittedLiverpool are not interested in making a move in the January transfer windowHis current deal at the Bundesliga club is set to expire at the end of the season  Read more »

Mario Balotelli earns his first international call-up in over THREE YEARS as Roberto Mancini turns to the former Manchester City forward to get Italy's World Cup hopes back on track

Mario Balotelli has not played for Italy since he earned his 36th cap in 2018 He has now been named in Roberto Mancini's 35-man training squad Italy have a World Cup play-off game against North Macedonia in MarchMancini may rely on Balotelli to steer his side to this year's World Cup in Qatar  Read more »

Reece Topley keen to 'embrace' international opportunities after England hold on by a single run against West Indies in Surrey left-armer's first Twenty20 appearance in six years

England narrowly beat West Indies in Bridgetown to level the T20 series at 1-1It marked a first T20 appearance for Reece Topley since the 2016 World CupThe Surrey left-armer is taking every game in his stride after injury struggles  Read more »

Video: Ukraine's amateur army: Thousands of young civilians are drafted into the military and trained for war in desperate bid to fend off Putin's 100,000 well-trained troops

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'Don't cheat, there are consequences!' Scorned Atlanta woman is caught on camera throwing her 'cheating' boyfriend's TV and PlayStation 5 out of their third-story window

One of the woman's neighbors, Nora Fitzgerald, from Atlanta, Georgia, captured the moment and shared it to TikTok, where it has since gone viralAccording to Nora, the woman took her boyfriend's valuables and chucked them out of the window of her third story apartment after discovering his infidelityIn the clip, various items could be seen flying out of the apartment, tumbling to the parking lot below - where a pile of broken glass already sat - and smashingThe person hurling the things wasn't showed on camera, but a man - who appeared to be the owner of the stuff - could be seen standing outsideIn another clip, Nora claimed that she was told the woman - whose identity is unknown - reportedly got caught chasing the man with an axe after the incident Read more »

Covid cases are declining in 17 US states as Omicron surge winds down - the number of states which have seen infections double over the past two weeks drops to eight

Covid cases are starting to decline in the eastern half of the nation, with 17 states - many of which along the east coast - recording shrinking cases over the past two weeksNew York, New Jersey and Maryland are all recording sharp case declines over the past two weeks after experiencing early surges caused by OmicronNearly every single state east of the Mississippi river is recording either declining cases or smaller increases when compared to previous weeksOut west, some states in the Midwest and Great Plains are recording large case increases as the surge that initially hit the east coast now travels out west  Read more »

Germany has 'betrayed' Ukraine by banning weapon exports and supporting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia, Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko declares

Vitali Klitschko is an ex-world heavyweight boxing champion and Mayor of KievHe has railed against Germany for its 'failure to provide assistance' to UkraineIt comes as fears of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine reach boiling point NATO declared today it would beef up reinforcements in eastern EuropeRussia meanwhile has accused NATO and the West of 'escalating tensions' Klitschko accused German authorities of 'betrayal' and allowing 'Putin sympathisers' to take control Read more »

Britney Spears EXCLUSIVE: The star is seen in a yellow bikini as she enjoys a 'spiritual experience' with her fiancé Sam Asghari in Hawaii... after feuds with her father Jamie and sister Jamie Lynn

Britney Spears is spending the end of January enjoyed a sun-soaked holiday in the lush tropical setting of Maui, Hawaii with her 27-year-old fiancé Sam Asghari. The two were seen ... Read more »

BREAKING: Gunman who executed NYPD rookie cop and critically injured his partner before being shot dies from his injuries

The convicted gunman and career criminal who executed NYPD rookie on Friday night and left another in critical condition has died from his wounds.   Lashwn McNeil, 47, was shot by ... Read more »

Manchester uni student, 19, who is son of leading Cambridge academic and had history of anxiety killed himself while self-isolating

Student Finn Kitson, 19, was found hanging in his bedroom in October 2020 An inquest heard he had a history of anxiety and learned a flatmate had CovidHe self-isolated after arriving at university in Manchester just nine days earlier For confidential support, call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch. See for details Read more »

Melissa Tkautz breaks down in tears while trapped inside a SINKING plane in terrifying new SAS Australia trailer: 'I'm going to be sick'

Melissa Tkautz faces her biggest fear on the new season of SAS Australia. In a trailer released on Tuesday, the Real Housewives of Sydney star breaks down in tears and ... Read more »

Video: John Stamos tries to tell three-year-old son Billy a story in sweet video...after sharing a loving tribute to his friend and co-star Bob Saget

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Video: Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas' daughter Stella Banderas, 25, looks ready for business in a red mini skirt and coordinating blazer at Dior's Paris Fashion Week show

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Julian Assange's fiancee Stella Moris: 'We're hopeful this profound injustice will be ended soon'

Assange is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information following WikiLeaks' publication of leaked documents relating to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Read more »

Biden's support among black voters plummets as he loses ground among key group that helped put him in White House one year into his presidency

Joe Biden has seen his support among black voters - the group that helped put him in the White House - plummetOther voting groups have given him low marks one-year into his presidencyBut black voters helped hand Biden the Democratic nominationJust 6 in 10 Black Americans said they approved of Biden in a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs ResearchThat is down from about 9 in 10 who approved in polls conducted through the first six months of Biden's presidency Read more »

Mother of boy, 13, who drowned in river LOSES High Court bid to overturn decision not to charge the teenager, 14, who ‘pushed' him

Christopher Kapessa, 13, was allegedly pushed into the River Cynon in July 2019Crown Prosecution Service decided a prosecution was not in the public interestChristopher's mother took High Court action against Max Hill, who heads CPSTwo judges ruled against her today after argument considered earlier this month Read more »

Video: Sultan of Brunei's Kingston University graduate daughter, 36, ties the knot in a week-long wedding culminating in a lavish ceremony at the royal palace - with the couple sporting glittering diamonds and matching brocade outfits

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Did Omicron originate in MICE? Researchers say analysis suggests extremely-transmissible variant evolved in rodents before jumping back to humans

Chinese scientists say Omicron's DNA suggest it first emerged in miceThey said it has mutations that made it better able to infect the animal groupBut most scientists say it likely emerged in an immunocompromised patient  Read more »

Hakim Ziyech and Josh Sargent are two of four new entries, while Manchester City players continue to dominate our top 10... but who has done enough to head our latest Premier League POWER RANKINGS?

Matchweek 23 provided another highly entertaining weekend of football actionThere were lots of talking points and controversy prior to the international breakMarcus Rashford scored a last-gasp winner to see Man United beat West HamManchester City came back from behind to beat 12th-placed Southampton Arsenal's fixture with 17th-placed Burnley turned out to be a 0-0 thrillerLiverpool's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace was filled with lots of controversyWhile Harry Kane was denied a goal during Tottenham's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea Read more »

Video: Beto O'Rourke BANS deeply unpopular Biden and Kamala from helping his Texas governor bid: 'I'm not interested in any national politician coming into this state' 

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SAMI MOKBEL: Claudio Ranieri's heart wasn't in it at Watford, who should have spoken to Fulham before hiring him… his training methods were archaic and he was rarely seen around the place

READ: Claudio Ranieri has been SACKED by Watford after just 112 days in chargeThe 70-year-old Italian arrived in October to replace the axed Xisco MunozSimply put, Ranieri's heart wasn't in it and Watford should've consulted FulhamRanieri's man-management has proven questionable and his training is archaic  Read more »

'Americans are safer in Kyiv than LA': Source close to Zelensky says as Ukraine president blasts Biden for evacuating US citizens and encouraging his country to democratize - but being 'the first to leave when Russia turns up the temperature'

A source close with Volodymyr Zelensky said the Ukrainian president doesn't feel there is an 'imminent threat' to Kyiv as Russia poises itself to invadeThe source also said: 'Quite frankly these Americans are safer in Kyiv than they are in Los Angeles … or any other crime-ridden city in the U.S.,' in a shot at spiking U.S. crime ratesThe administration pulled U.S. embassy personnel and their families from Ukraine over the weekendThe State Department told private American citizens still in Ukraine to find their own way out because 'the US government will not be in a position to evacuate U.S. citizens' should Russia invade   A new report reveals Joe Biden is finalizing his plans to deploy U.S. forces to Eastern Europe   The Ukraine Foreign Ministry's spokesperson criticized the U.S. State Department's decision to withdraw some embassy staff and families in a Monday morning Twitter post and called it 'premature'            Read more »

Raft of Covid measures ditched at EFL clubs including daily testing, social distancing at training and wearing masks indoors, while restrictions are set to be lifted for fans at Premier League games

League officials wrote to the 72 clubs on Monday night about the change The move comes after the government ditched Plan B guidelinesCovid restrictions for fans at Premier League games could be lifted next month Read more »
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