South Africa murders: Man admits charges after Roger and Christine Solik killed

A man who killed a Welsh couple who emigrated to South Africa has told a court he and a companion kidnapped them then decided to “get rid” of them. Roger and Christine Solik’s hands and legs were tied and they had pillow cases over their heads when they were thrown off a bridge into a river. Xolani Brian Ndlovu, 32, ...

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May to pitch on Brexit at EU summit dinner

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Theresa May will make a pitch to fellow EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she tries to break a deadlock in Brexit talks that has left Britain’s future trading position up in the air. But EU officials expect no movement in negotiating positions from either side before the other 27 leaders deliver a verdict on progress ...

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Sainsbury's cutting 2,000 jobs in UK

(Reuters) – Sainsbury‘s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket group behind Tesco, is seeking to cut up to 2,000 jobs, mainly in its payroll and human resources departments, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. Sainsbury’s is consulting on measures that would lead to a loss of 1,400 jobs by removing all in-store human resource and payroll clerk roles, the spokesman said. Some ...

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Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week. Madrid has threatened to put Catalonia, which accounts for a fifth of Spain’s economy, under direct central rule if its regional government does not abandon independence ...

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$17m glass mansion reduced to rubble by California wildfire

The house was built by a couple from Texas who use it as a vacation home (Picture: JodiHernandezTV/Twitter) One of the 5,700 homes destroyed by wildfire in California is a $17 million glass mansion. The hexagon-shaped building say atop a hill in San Francisco Bay and boasted panoramic views. A judge just blocked Trump’s latest travel ban Footage taken from ...

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5 celebrities whose Asperger’s Syndrome helped them succeed

Chris Packham thinks his Asperger’s has been crucial to his success (Picture: BBC) With Chris Packham’s new documentary, Asperger’s and Me, airing tonight at 9pm on BBC2, he has been talking publicly about his struggles growing up undiagnosed and ‘a little bit weird’. Yet it’s precisely those unusual qualities that have made him what he is today: a celebrated broadcaster ...

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A judge just blocked Trump’s latest travel ban

US District Judge Derrick Watson has blocked the move (Picture: AP) A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the controversial travel ban. The latest ban was set to go into effect on October 18, stopping travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela from entering the US. But this ...

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Stacey breaks her oven door in a Great British Bake Off first

Stacey holds her oven door to the oven (Picture: Channel 4) After eight seasons Great British Bake Off fans feel like they’ve seen everything. But oh no, because on Tuesday, baker Stacey broke her oven door and was forced to sit in front of the oven holding the door up leaving her with no time to get her madeleines baked ...

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Kevin De Bruyne yells at Manchester City team-mates at half-time during Napoli clash

De Bruyne was raging (Picture: BT Sport) Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Fernandinho were involved in a heated discussion on the stroke of half-time during Manchester City’s Champions League clash against Napoli, despite Pep Guardiola’s side leading 2-0 at the break. The Belgium international raged at the fourth official once the half-time whistle had gone, while Fernandinho also raised ...

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Great British Bake Off: The five Savoy cakes ranked from worst to best

(Picture: WENN) Can you believe that next week will be semi finals – and Liam wont be in it? SOB. This week there was a particularly devilish task for the five bakers – create a showstopping Savoy cake fit for royalty. Great British Bake Off: The 9 caramel cakes ranked from worst to best Even an oven disaster didn’t stop our favourite ...

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