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    To boldly go... to New York! USS Discovery flies over the Big Apple in stunt to promote new Star Trek show

    A 'Star Trek: Discovery' spaceship was captured soaring across the New York City skyline Saturday evening to promote the brand new CBS television series.Footage of the mesmerizing event was posted to YouTube Sunday, when the first episode aired, by the network's Consumer Products account.The post read: 'The U.S.S. Discovery made a special appearance in advance of the Star Trek: Discovery premiere, flying across the river and continuing north up the Hudson, before turning around right before the George Washington Bridge. 'The U.S.S. Discovery made a second appearance, flying along the New York City skyline before returning to spacedock.'  A 'Star Trek: ...

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    Lingerie-clad Miami high school cheerleaders cause controversy by dressing in stockings and suspenders as they perform hip gyrating routines

    A video that shows cheerleaders performing in lingerie is arousing controversy.The video uploaded to flyheight shows the cheerleaders performing a synchronized fan-waving motion.Each cheerleader holds a travel bag. Video uploaded to FlyHeight shows a group of high school cheerleaders wearing revealing outfits Some are alleging that the cheerleaders' costume is lingerie. The cheerleaders are students at a Miami High SchoolThey are dressed in a blue-and-black get-up that reveals much of their upper thighs.They also wear stockings and suspenders that reveal much of their legs.They are performing a dance that appears to be composed mostly of hip gyrations.  The video then cuts ...

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    What friends are for! Incredible act of mateship allows dad to be there for the birth of his daughter - and help his footy team win their first premiership in 39 YEARS on the same day

    Best of both worlds: Neil Irwin (pictured) was able to welcome his daughter Penny in the world and make his grand final on the weekend A man whose child was born a day before his AFL grand final was able to attend the match and help the team break a 39 year premiership drought - thanks to an extraordinary act of mateship.Neil Irwin lives in Canberra, but has been driving nearly four hours every week to play for the Leeton Whitton Crows for the last three years with his friend Toby Conroy, in a bid to help the country team ...

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    Police chief admits 'We can't keep people safe any more' as he says cuts mean he doesn't have enough officers to answer 999 calls

    A police chief has hit out at spending cuts to the force. Chief constable Jon Boutcher claims cuts have left him without enough officers to respond to 999 emergency callsA chief constable has hit out at spending cuts to the police force's budget admitting 'we cannot keep people safe anymore'.Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher claims the cuts have left him without enough officers to respond to 999 emergency calls. The top cop said:  'We do not have the resources to keep residents safe. My officers cannot cope with the demand and no-one seems to be listening.'Speaking to a local newspaper ...

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    Angela Merkel faces desperate struggle to form a government as former allies turn against her and Germany's far right surges

    Angela Merkel may have won a fourth term as Germany's Chancellor, but she was a weakened and hobbled figure on Sunday night as the election results rolled in.Her first task will be to form a new government as her former partners the SPD announced they were retiring from coalition having received a drubbing at the polls.Mrs Merkel, whose own CDU party also lost vote share but remained the single largest party, will now likely have to forge a messy three-way arrangement with the liberal FDP and Greens. Angela Merkel will remain German Chancellor but will likely be forced into a ...

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    Sydney's beaches of ice: How the 'murder' of a mother by her own son exposed the explosion of the drug in one of the city's most exclusive areas – where meth use has soared by a terrifying 60 PER CENT in a year

    It's the quiet suburb that's a jewel in the crown of Sydney's lavish northern beaches. But despite being one of the most picturesque parts of the city, even the small town of Avalon Beach has been affected by a reported major spike in drug use in the area.Lanell Latta was last week allegedly stabbed to death by her son Joel Woszatka in a home she rented from international supermodel Gemma Ward.The horrific killing of the 50-year-old left the community in shock, leaving her family and partner Geoff Robson-Scott to remember her as 'a beautiful and kind woman'.However, with claims Woszatka was ...

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    Six in ten say they are rubbish at recycling: Householders being left frustrated by having to separate waste into different bins

    Recycling is increasingly confusing the British public, a survey has found.Just four in 10 are confident they put their waste in the right bins – down six per cent since the last time the survey was carried out last year.The findings come as recycling rates fell for the first time last year.It suggests failures by the packaging industry to produce easy to recycle containers may be to blame – along with inconsistencies between councils over what goes in the recycling bin.Only half of those surveyed said they find it easy to tell whether the cups or trays can be recycled. ...

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    Justin Welby conducts wedding of his divorced aide: Archbishop of Canterbury softens the Church's stance on the issue (and also manages to lose the bride's ring)

    Dr Justin Welby (pictured) has conducted the wedding of a divorcee in a sign of support for those who wish to remarry in churchThe Archbishop of Canterbury has conducted the wedding of a divorcee in a sign of support for those who wish to remarry in church.Dr Justin Welby presided over the ceremony at Lambeth Palace where one of his senior staff, Ailsa Anderson, married journalist Simon Cole.Miss Anderson, Dr Welby's head of media relations and former press secretary to the Queen, is believed to be the first divorcee to be married by an archbishop of Canterbury in recent ...

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    University bars 'non PC' study into patients who regret their transgender operations because it feared a backlash could damage its reputation

    A university has banned a study on transgender people who regret changing sex, calling it ‘politically incorrect’.Bath Spa University blocked the project because it feared a backlash on the internet could damage its reputation.Psychotherapist James Caspian had wanted to examine cases of people who had surgery to reverse gender reassignment. But the proposal was rejected by the university’s ethics sub-committee on the grounds that it could come across as transphobic.Mr Caspian, 58, accused the institution of failing to uphold ‘the most basic tenets of academic and intellectual freedom of inquiry’. Bath Spa University (pictured) blocked the project because it feared ...

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    Search for hoodie-wearing Asian public transport creep accused of indecently assaulting women on Sydney trains and buses

    Police are searching for a man believed to be linked to several indecent assaults in Sydney's north.CCTV footage was released Monday showing the man of Asian appearance with a slim build and short black hair, with detectives hoping he can assist in their inquiries.It is in relation to a series of indecent assault incidents that occurred in 2014 in the cities northern suburbs.  Police are searching for a man wearing a grey hoodie and cargo shorts who they want to speak to over a number of indecent assaults in Sydney's north Earlier this year, police from the State Crime Command’s Sex ...

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    'Remorse' of police chief over abuse appeal at Sir Ted Heath's home: Head of the Wiltshire force admits making a mistake in launching inquiry outside former PM's property

    Critics have accused Wiltshire Police of denigrating Sir Edward’s reputation by launching a witch-hunt against himThe police chief in charge of the Sir Edward Heath sexual abuse investigation is facing growing pressure to publicly apologise for launching the inquiry outside the dead prime minister’s house.Mike Veale, Wiltshire Police’s chief constable, is thought to have privately admitted it was a mistake to appeal for ‘victims’ outside his home.The stunt at the Grade II-listed home in Salisbury led to dozens of child sex abuse allegations being made against the former prime minister and sparked a two-year police inquiry costing £1.5million.Critics have ...

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    Could you have survived teatime TV's toughest quizmaster? HARRY MOUNT (who was on 15 to 1 three times) says farewell to William G. Stewart... with the host's own fiendish questions

    William G.Stewart made 2,265 episodes of 15 to 1, met nearly 34,000 contestants and asked 350,000 questionsFrom 1988 to 2003, Channel 4’s 15 To 1 was the hardest quiz show on TV. I should know. I was fortunate enough to take part three times, but never reached the last round.Every time I was defeated by the planet-brained questions posed by quizmaster William G. Stewart, who died last week, aged 84. A former Butlin’s redcoat, Stewart also produced the show after he’d paid its creator, BT salesman John M. Lewis, £200 in 1986.This was an age before Dumbed-Down Britain. OK, ...

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    Now same-sex marriage postal surveys are being sent to DEAD people - raising more fears of vote corruption

    Postal votes in Australia's $122million same-sex marriage survey have been sent out to people who have died.Households in Canberra have reported receiving forms addressed to former tenants who are deceased, some who passed almost a decade ago.The Australian Electoral Commission is responsible for the survey's roll and is meant to receive updates from the Births, Deaths and Marriages registry to remove those who had died.  Postal votes in Australia's $122million same-sex marriage survey have been sent out to people who have died, including this one to a home in CanberraThe organisation said that 'an update on recent deaths was obtained ...

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    Taxpayers face £1.8TRILLION pensions bill as ultra-low interest rates drive up the cost of retirement schemes

    Taxpayers are facing a £1.8trillion bill for public sector pensions as ultra-low interest rates drive up the cost of generous retirement schemes.The estimated total liabilities for NHS staff, teachers, the armed forces and others on the state's payroll surged more than 30 per cent in the past year.It is now almost equivalent to the total annual output of Britain's economy.The bill – an estimate of what it will cost to support all of the nation's current and retired government employees – will have to be paid over decades to come. The estimated total liabilities for NHS staff (stock photograph) teachers, ...

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    Shocking moment police officer traveling 80mph in a 40mph zone slammed into an SUV, killing a six-year-old boy

    Johnathan McDonnell was driving 78-80mph when he collided into an SUV in Albuquerque, New Mexico and killed a young boyA police officer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was traveling at least twice the speed limit when he collided into another vehicle, resulting in the death of a six-year-old boy.However investigators have not recommended Johnathan McDonnell face charges for the April 17 deadly crash that involved his police cruiser and an SUV carrying the boy, Anthony Suina, his mother, Antoinette Suina, and her nine-year-old daughter.Officer McDonnell was driving 78-80mph north in a 40mph zone on Eubank Boulevard in Albuquerque with his rotating lights flashing when ...

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Jon Stewart on events following Charles — January 19, 1999