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France have won their second World Cup with a 4-2 victory in a thrilling final against Croatia in Moscow. Jubilant French President Macron (left) was soaked as he joined the celebrations after the match, speaking to every victorious player as a storm hit the Luzhniki Stadium after the final whistle, while officials held up an umbrella for Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (centre). Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe hit the target for France alongside a Mario Mandzukic own goal, while Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic scored for runners-up Croatia. The match was disrupted in the second half when four people charged onto the field - with Russian punk band Pussy Riot claiming responsibility - leaving stewards and Croatian player Dejan Lovren to tackle the hat-wearing pitch invaders. Bottom right: French fans celebrate in Paris.

Elon Musk attacks British diver over Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk (pictured top) has launched a vicious Twitter rant against the heroic British caver who helped rescue 12 trapped Thai schoolboys. The billionaire attacked the British expat saying 'he never saw him at the cave' after he criticised he built a miniature submarine (pictured bottom) to rescue the boys. Vernon Unsworth (pictured top inset), who led the operation to save the boys stuck in the cave, had earlier accused the Telsa CEO creating a 'PR stunt' saying Musk 'can stick his submarine where it hurts'. 'It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the cave passage was like' Mr Unsworth had earlier said. In a series of tweets responding to a journalist Musk said: 'Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand at any point when we were in the caves.

Robert Courts - who took David Cameron's old seat of Witney in Oxfordshire, - said he could not look himself in the mirror if he had stayed on in Government.

The world's most wanted female terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed 'The White Widow', is recruiting suicide bombers to target holidaymakers this summer at resorts across the globe.

Steve Bannon was interviewed by LBC's political editor Theo Usherwood alongside Nigel Farage today.

Thousands of BT customers are being slapped with a 50 per cent increase in the monthly fee for keeping long-established email addresses.

Energy suppliers are no longer allowed to charge customers out-of-the-blue for usage dating back more than 12 months. But that didn't stop Co-op threatening Laura Shannon over a 2015 bill.

Pussy Riot invade World Cup final pitch in front of Putin as four band members interrupt the game and are carried off

Four members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot group ran onto the pitch, stopping play during the second half of the Croatia v France game. The group took to Twitter, writing: 'Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final.' The game continued after the people were stopped by stewards and removed from the pitch.

French fans at home and abroad erupt in celebration of their side's second World Cup

Fans in Russia and at home waved the French tricolor and cheered as their team swept to victory with a resounding 4-2 win at the Luzhniki stadium. In Paris, where 90,000 people gathered next to the Eiffel tower (pictured left) to watch the match on vast TV screens, there were choruses of the Marseillaise, honking horns and hundreds of thousands of red, white and blue French flags fluttering in the breeze (right top and bottom). A jubilant French President Emmanuel Macron celebrated wildly with his wife Brigitte while Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin watched on at the final game of the 2018 tournament.

Senior foreign officials, believed to include the Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan, are in talks to try and decide Mr Assange's future. Assange has been living at the embassy for six years.

A woman has described the terrifying moment her Ryanair flight from Dublin to Croatia plunged thousands of feet after a sudden loss of cabin pressure and was forced to land in Frankfurt.

Benidorm plunge victim Kirsty Maxwell ‘climbed over balcony before losing grip' - expert

Michael Brown, a specialist in investigating balcony deaths, recreated the tragedy in Benidorm last year by asking three separate women of similar height and weight to Kirsty to scale a balcony as part of his tests. Brown's investigation concluded that Kirsty, from Livingston, West Lothian, was killed in the popular holiday resort back in April 2017 after voluntarily climbing over the balcony railing. Newlywed Kirsty, 27, was said to have climbed over the barrier and attempted to cling to the balustrade but lost her grip and tumbled 10 storeys to her death.

Gang members are using knives disguised as keys to slash rivals, with blades that cost just 60p on sites such as eBay.

Kate Middleton and William arrive at Wimbledon ahead of men's final

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Wimbledon ahead of the men's singles finals, alongside a host of A-list stars. William and Kate watched Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeat South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Centre Court in straight sets to win his fourth Wimbledon crown (inset). The Duchess of Cambridge, who yesterday watched the women's final alongside the Duchess of Sussex, looked radiant in a sunflower yellow dress for the occasion (right).

MIKE DICKSON AT WIMBLEDON: In what was a straight sets men's final for the third year running, the Serb defeated an often tired looking opponent 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) in two hours and 19 minutes.

Novak Djokovic yells 'shut the f*** up' to Wimbledon crowd but cheers up after his win saying it was nice to hear his son cheering on 'Daddy'

The Serbian tennis star won Wimbledon for the fourth time after besting Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6 (3) and his beaming smile after lifting the trophy was in stark contrast to his foul mouthed outburst.Despite the straight sets victory, Djokovic started to look a bit frustrated as Anderson started playing better.The excitable Wimbledon crowd were hoping for a match compared to the legendary battles of yesteryear, but at points got a bit carried away. Djokovic landed a delicate shot over the net and then when walking back to the base line, put his finger to his slips and screamed in the direction of the crowd 'shut the f*** up'. He also asked the umpire for assistance in quietening down the Wimbledon crowd.

Along with the ironed hair and asymmetric hem, the impossibly high heel, with its pinchy partner in crime, the pointy toe, has become the Duchess of Sussex's trademark, writes Liz Jones.

Kate Middleton wears dress similar to Meghan Markle's

The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, donned a vibrant yellow dress (left) for the Wimbldeon men's final on Sunday that looked strikingly similar to one worn by the Duchess of Sussex, also 36, just a week ago (right). Kate stood out from the crowd in a £1,150 Dolce & Gabbana number as she watched the tennis, while Meghan commanded attention in a £1,392 Brandon Maxwell shift dress at a Commonwealth youth reception on July 5. The two women had attended the women's final together on Saturday (inset).

Meghan Markle's father Thomas claims she is struggling to cope

Thomas Markle (pictured right) said his daughter is smiling through the pain and pressure of being part of the Royal Family and is struggling to make the switch from a vivacious TV actress to a 'prim' public figure. The tearful 73-year-old claimed he could 'see her pain in her smile' and  was worried Meghan, 36, is being stifled by her demanding royal duties. Mr Markle said the Duchess of Sussex is trying to mask her stress as she attends public events and is 'terrified' of the expectations placed on her shoulders by an 'outdated' and 'asinine' Royal Family. The ex-Hollywood lighting director's comments follow numerous embarrassing gaffes since he was thrust into the spotlight by his daughter's engagement - dubbed the 'Markle Debacle'.

Thomas Markle has pleaded for his daughter to contact him, saying he fears he doesn't have long to live. The Duchess of Sussex's father says Meghan hasn't been ignoring his phone calls.

Theresa May reveals Donald Trump privately told her to SUE the EU to deliver Brexit - but she laughs off the plan and says she will negotiate with them instead

Theresa May today revealed that Donald Trump told her she should sue the EU in order to deliver Brexit. The Prime Minister revealed the explosive private advise the US President gave her as they held private talks.

The Tory MP - the de facto leader of the Brexiteers -  said the Prime Minister had acted in an 'untrusting way' by flouting her previous red lines on leaving the EU.

The ex Brexit Secretary - whose shock resignation last week plunged the Government into turmoil said the UK had 'blinked' first in the crunch negotiations with Brussels

Theresa May's fighting talk comes after US President Donald Trump enraged Downing Street last week by claiming that Mrs May should be more 'brutal' towards Brussels.

Allies of Mr Johnson said Mr Davis suggested that they should announce they were leaving the Government over Brexit in a co-ordinated double act - but the former Foreign Secretary declined.

PIERS MORGAN up close and very personal with Trump on Air Force One

PIERS MORGAN talks with President Donald Trump as the Republican concludes his tour of the UK, boarding Air Force One to foreign policy, the Royal family - and personalised snacks. Piers (pictured, right with the president, and, left, on the tarmac outside Air Force One) gains access to the Situation Room, as well as digging deeper on the president's view of Brexit while also discussing his love for Twitter from the epicentre of global power.

President Donald Trump called the European Union a 'foe' in new language broadcast just as he took off from Scotland and headed to Helsinki for his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly 'snubbed' the US President during his visit to Britain - leaving the Queen to meet Donald Trump alone at Windsor Castle.

The Queen smiles with the Belgian King and Queen at Windsor Castle

The Queen smiled warmly as she posed for photos with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium at Windsor Castle on Saturday (pictured right). The visit of the royals came just 24 hours after the Queen hosted President Trump and First Lady Melania for the first time (pictured left). The royals even stood in the same corridor for their official photos - with the Queen looking radiant.

'The Queen, a 92-year-old woman of 5ft 4in managed to make the 6ft-plus President of the United States look like a spoilt little boy.'

Trump heads out of UK in 30-vehicle motorcade

Donald Trump 's controversial trip to the came to an end in dramatic fashion with the US president arriving at Glasgow Airport as part of a 30-vehicle motorcade on Sunday. The plane set off this afternoon and is headed for Helsinki in Iceland where he will meet with the Russian president Vladimir Putin tomorrow. Leaving Trump Turnberry, he and Melania were whisked away by no fewer than thirty vehicles and two police motorbikes. One person commented there were 'more cars than protesters' as the president was hurried away to Glasgow airport where he will embark on the next leg of his European tour.

BBC's Rachael Bland shares wedding photo as she battles cancer

BBC newsreader Rachael Bland (pictured right with her husband and young son) has shared a throwback photo of her wedding day to remember happier times when she was cancer-free. The Radio 5 Live presenter was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in November 2016. She was later told it had spread and was incurable. On Sunday she described her pain, saying it was a 'struggle to have a shower and wash my hair without my oxygen tubing.'

Jordan, 53, allegedly chased the 67-year-old man and his partner to their car after clashing inside the Farrars Arms pub in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

You feel too old to say, 'This is my boyfriend/girlfriend'; 'lover' is too Sex and the City, and 'partner' is just ghastly, so you usually settle on, 'This is my...Alex.'

Folklore says a dry St Swithun's day today means rain-free spell

People in England and Wales are in for a glorious dry summer if the legend of St Swithun's Day is to be believed - but Scotland and Northern Ireland might not be so lucky. The weather myth states that if it rains on July 15, wet weather will persist for 40 days and 40 nights. England and Wales are set for a dry sunny St Swithun's Day with temperatures soaring to as high as 89.6F, while heavy rain will fall in parts of Scotland and much of Northern Ireland. In Suffolk, festival-goers were enjoying the sweltering heat at Latitude festival (pictured).

Royal Navy sailors get reception fit for heroes on return home

Royal Navy sailors received a reception fit for heroes on their return home after a six-month deployment across the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Emotions were running high as around 800 people waited at Portsmouth Naval Base for the ship's company of HMS Duncan. Families holding banners and signs cheered as the Type 45 destroyer came into view, while the crew waved back from the deck. The £1billion warship - home to a 200-strong complement - made its way back to the city, its home port, Friday afternoon.

Bored Panda gallery shows the weirdest things ever seen at airports

Tickled holidaymakers have been sharing the strangest things they've ever seen in airports across the world and the images have been compiled in a Bored Panda gallery. Pictured clockwise from top left: A baby gets put through security; a man avoids a strip search by wearing nothing but pink pants; a questionable sign at the bureau de change; some very personalised luggage; an inappropriate time to practise yoga moves; and a lazy passenger on the travelator.

Travellers pitch caravans at beauty spot that inspired JRR Tolkien

Locals in Birmingham are fuming after travellers pitched up at a world famous beauty spot - which inspired JRR Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings. Around 30 caravans have set up camp on land at Sarehole Mill, just 300 yards away from where Tolkien lived at the turn of century, between the ages four and eight. He used the mill as a location in The Lord of the Rings, for the Mill at Hobbiton.

Amira Abase was aged 15 when she fled her home in London to join ISIS in 2015. He mother told friends that she understands her daughter died almost a year ago.

Property developer Robert Tchenguiz, who lives with his his wife Heather Bird and girlfriend Julia Dybowska in London, has revealed the existence of a secret family writes, CHARLOTTE GRIFFITHS.

Beechen Cliff School, one of the highest-ranking state schools in Bath, has been given a 'termination warning notice' by the government, threatening to withdraw its funding.



The men's final at Wimbledon showcased a star-studded Royal Box as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders next to big-named actors.

The men's final at Wimbledon showcased a star-studded Royal Box as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders next to big-named actors.

Thai cave rescue: Boys pay respects to ex-Navy Seal diver who died

The 12 youngsters and their football coach were not told that Saman Kunan (inset) had drowned ahead of their dramatic rescue from the Tham Luang cavern just days ago. His dramatic death convinced the Thai authorities for the need to call back the British cave-diving experts to lead the 'mission impossible' to save the boys. But now doctors have decided the boys, aged between 11 and 16, are well enough to learned of the former Thai Navy Seal's personal sacrifice for them. The youngsters bowed their heads in respect to the brave former navy diver and posed with a drawing of former Petty Officer Kunan at their hospital ward where they are being treated for malnutrition, pneumonia, ear infections and exhaustion. One boy covers his face as he cries. Ekkapol Chantawong (far left), the 25-year-old football coach who led the ill-fated outing into the cave, wipes away tears with a clenched fist.

A study conducted by Prof Kevin Moore of the Royal Free Hospital in London followed three groups of women over the course of a month where they all gave up alcohol as part of a Channel 4 show.

The Gurkhas are set to open up their ranks to women for the first time.The group, who have served in the British Army for more than 200 years will allow female soldiers from Nepal to join.

Business Secretary Greg Clark is set to announce that Sutherland, on Scotland's north coast, has been chosen as the site for the UK's first spaceport.

Unseen photos of Winston Churchill just after D-Day go to auction

Unseen photographs showing Winston Churchill visiting troops near Gold Beach, Normandy in July 1944, just weeks after the largest amphibious assault in history, are expected to fetch £6,000 at auction. The pictures, which also show King George VI and Field Marshal Montgomery visiting RAF Squadrons in Belgium, were taken by George Lee, who was serving with the RAF at the time and documented his troop's progress through northern Europe in the months following D-Day. Among the collection is a hand-written list of British soldiers donating their chocolate ration to child survivors of Belsen. The lot is epected to fetch £6,000 when it goes up for auction with Henry Aldridge and Son of Devizes, Wiltshire, on July 21.

Israel launched more than 40 air strikes over Gaza at the weekend, killing two Palestinian teenagers, following weeks of rockets and incendiary kites launched by militants onto southern Israel.

Rock icon Lou Reed was treated extensively with the anti-Aids drug Interferon before his death, a top American pathologist has revealed.

British divers have been thrust into the limelight after their daring rescue of Thai schoolboys and their inspiring story is one of rare bravery in an unforgiving environment.

UK household names, including water giant Severn Trent, embattled retailer Mothercare, train operator FirstGroup and AO World are all set for a dressing down.

RAF's new £120million F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter is shown HOVERING for the first time in amazing air show display

The F-35B Lightning II can be seen in the video hovering menacingly in the sky like  a hawk over Fairford, during the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), which took place in Gloucestershire this year. The supersonic aircraft then starts to disappear into the distance, with the thrum of the powerful engine clearly heard, despite how far away it is. The Royal Air Force has welcomed four of these as part of the 617 squadron- with the first of the four jets touching down at RAF Marham at 8.10pm on June 7. Despite optimism surrounding the arrival of the jets, their production and delivery into Britain has been hit by a host of problems.

Can you spot the football hidden among the pandas?

Hungarian cartoonist Gergely Dudas, the artist behind some of the internet's favourite visual brain teasers, has returned with this busy black and white creation in honour of the World Cup final tonight. Somewhere hidden among this pack of pandas there is a single football but only the most eagle-eyed players will be able to pick it out. Hundreds of fans have already commented to say how difficult they found the puzzle, so will you fare any better?

The pilot of an RAF Chinook helicopter was forced to take emergency action to avoid hitting three drones flying illegally above west London.

The advice was given at a meeting of Bath University's equality and diversity network, where members were warned it might cause some undergraduates to feel dimmer than others.

Jockey Bob Champion says the best gamble he ever took was telling his mother to put a few grand on Aldaniti at 66 to one, six weeks before he rode the horse to victory in the 1981 Grand National.

Greater Manchester, Bristol, Liverpool and Leeds are among the local authorities accusing the bank of fraud over loans to councils and other public bodies that were once worth billions.

Former air hostess reveals how 'perfect man' conned her out of £400,000

Sacher Barker (left last week), then 42, was set to buy a £1.6 million family home in West Sussex with her fiancé Richard Winter when he went out for a coffee in 2015 and never came back. Speaking about her ordeal for the first time, she reveals that Winter (picture top right at a wedding in Italy in 2014, bottom right on the couple's first-class flight to Dubai in 2013), the 44-year-old son of wealthy businessman and Tory party donor John Winter, spun a web of lies from the beginning, telling Sacher he owned property, a gold bullion account, a £100,000 wine collection and a share of a boat in Monaco, and received £2 million a year in dividends. Most cruelly, he told her he had prostate cancer.

The Corkscrew app has now launched in every major UK supermarket, and it will also give you suggestions if you are eating at a high street chain restaurant by analysing the menu.

The evidence comes after The Mail on Sunday revealed in April that senior British officers had seen evidence of beatings, torture and murder by soldiers during the British occupation of the island.

Lover dumps Liverpool star Nathaniel Clyne claiming he cheated on her

Liverpool star Nathaniel Clyne has been dumped by his girlfriend after claims he cheated on her while she was pregnant. Kelci Molloy (pictured right), 26, split with the football ace, 27, after seeing pictures of him with a girl outside a nightclub in London in June (left). Ms Molloy also claims CCTV footage from their shared home shows him 'twerking' with 'countless' girls in their jacuzzi - which was 'heartbreaking to watch'. Molloy, who is eight months pregnant (scan pictured top), first starting dating Clyne in June last year (pictured together bottom) and discovered she was expecting a baby in November.

This is the first picture of Joyce Burgess, who died after a burglar forced his way into her Woking home in Surrey, beat her and stole her handbag after taking advantage of her kind nature.

Hedgehog card ends up in the sympathy section

Twitter user @echo262 from Charlotte, North Carolina, left the internet in stitches after she spotted a playful greeting card with a hedgehog band on the front (left) in a shop's 'sympathy' section. The hilarious juxtaposition prompted dozens of responses from tickled Twitter users (right), who joked a hedgehog band would make for an interesting addition to a funeral.

Parts of the West Yorkshire town centre were reported to be cordoned off after witnesses reported shots ringing out during Huddersfield Carnival earlier this evening.

On Thursday he flew by helicopter to Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, to attend the christening of the child of Thomas and Alexandra Hooper, daughter of Earl Mountbatten.

Bobbi Lockyer's images of Indigenous newborns and pregnant women

In the world of baby photography, it is not unusual to see images of cherub-like infants encased in flower pots, wicker baskets and snoozing gently on leaves. What is unusual, however, is a baby photograph imbued with cultural meaning. Indigenous Australian photographer and mother-of-four, Bobbi Lockyer, 31, specialises in culturally significant baby photography. Her breathtaking works pay homage to her own Indigenous culture - as she captures babies and children surrounded by traditional Indigenous props and tools, and pregnant women in the outback alongside traditional Indigenous dot painting. Recently, Ms Lockyer created a new stunning photographic series, centred around the theme of 'Because of her, we can'. The images show women cradling newborns, feeding them and nursing them, and celebrate the power of the woman, and specifically, the mother (left, right and inset, Ms Lockyer's works).

The boss of a US pharmaceutical giant was last night accused of trying to 'blackmail' Theresa May into buying a groundbreaking drug at an eye-watering annual cost of £100,000 per patient

Boat of anglers catches 20 sharks in one day off  North Devon coast

These pictures show a group of anglers who caught twenty massive sharks of different species off the British coast in one boat - in one day.They used mackerel as bait and reeled in 20 sharks - the largest a 90lbs whopper. They started on Wednesday (July 11) and by the Thursday morning they had an impressive haul of 20 sharks - all as big or bigger than them.

I learned about beekeeping a few years ago when I lived in London, where I met Luke, who has hives all over the city. Urban beekeeping is a big thing now, writes author HELEN JUKES.

American Brian Dempsey who fought with Islamic terror group. A request by the US to extradite him was refused. The case will  go back to an extradition court after the decision was appealed.

Tana Ramsay, wife of sweary celebrity chef Gordon has today revealed how she screams and cries while running near her London home to deal with stress and trauma.


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Remarkable woman, 28, with rare form of cerebral palsy sings like an angel and stuns crowd with spine-tingling opera performance

Alfina Fresta weighs less than 110 pounds and uses a wheelchair to get around.  But when the budding opera singer stood up to perform at the Church of Sant'Agata in Catania last month, the 28-year-old's fragile body gave way to a powerful voice. A clip of Alfina performing an aria at the church has gone viral, amassing millions of views and winning her fans around the world. Alfina has spastic dystonic tetraparesis, a form of cerebral palsy which affects all four of her limbs. The condition means her arms and legs spasm and twist of their own accord.

Mail on Sunday deputy health editor Eve Simmons flew to San Diego to attend the world's biggest exercise event and tried out 20 work outs over the course of 48 hours.

Koalas of Longleat: Six marsupials making history by being flown 10,000 miles to England

The Australian authorities are extremely reticent about sending koalas abroad because they are so fragile and they have a huge degree of national importance. The six koalas - five females and a male - and two hairy-nosed wombats, thought to be their closest relative, will be flown by private cargo plane to Britain.



Archaeologists discover 2,500-year-old ‘mummification workshop’ near Cairo

Egyptian archaeologists' discovery includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, which was used as a communal burial place, and is located at the Saqqara necropolis of Memphis, Cairo (bottom right). In the mummification workshop, an embalmer's cachette holding a large collection of pottery vessels, bowls and measuring cups were found (top right). Some of these are believed to be canopic jars - which were used to store and dry bodily organs after they had been removed from the corpse. Pictured left: The gilded silver mummy death mask found on the face of the mummy of the second priest of Mut.

MATT ROBERTS this week advises a 70-year-old man who is seeking advise about doing high-intensity interval training while on a bicycle, picture posed by model.

For the past few weeks I've written about ways to age-proof your body. This week is all about the vital importance of keeping your blood sugar levels in check, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY.

Lifting the hood on the Lowriders: Incredible pictures reveal how 1950's LA car culture has spread as far as Brazil and Japan

 A Texas man has spent 17 years travelling the world researching how different cultures have embraced Lowriding - the practice of lowering cars, painting them in brightly colored, bold designs and driving them 'low and slow'. Lowriding originated in Los Angeles, but Luke Dorsett has seen the cars, and the fanatics, in Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and China. Dorsett says it was his time in Japan that inspired him to share what he had seen with the world, and release his photographs - some of which have been published on Facebook and on his website - in a book.




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