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David Cameron REALLY wants us to use Daesh instead of Isis – here’s why

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on life chances and opportunities for families in London, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Andy Rain/Pool
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David Cameron has renewed his calls for people to use the term ‘Daesh’ instead of Islamic State – saying that Muslims in Britain would ‘hold their heads in despair’.

Cameron criticised the BBC for using the term ‘Islamic State’ after he appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

He said, ”Muslim families around the country would have held their heads in despair this morning when once again you just called it Islamic State, you didn’t even say “so-called Islamic State”.

‘It is so important, this.’

Late last year, Downing Street announced that David… Read the full story

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Woman beats husband’s mistress then throws her off a bridge

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

This is the horrific moment an enraged wife takes revenge on her husband’s mistress by beating her up and throwing her off a bridge.

The vicious attack, which was posted to video site Liveleak, was allegedly captured in Brazil and shows what appears to be a mistress being dragged on a road.

The wife can be seen gripping the hair of the smaller woman, who desperately tries to cling on to a gate while she strikes her head.

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‘Cash tip’ from Christian actually turns out to be Bible pamphlet

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

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They say that Jesus saves – but we didn’t expect his followers to be THIS tight-fisted.

A waiter in an American burger joint turned over what looked like a $20 cash tip from a Christian diner – and found it was a Bible pamphlet.

If THAT doesn’t turn you to worshipping our infernal master, Satan, nothing will.

The pamphlet said, ‘Don’t be fooled. There is something you can have more valuable than money!’

MORE: Anglicans send open letter asking CofE to repent over treatment of gay Christians

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Garrett Wayman, 17, said, ‘I was just taken aback because I don’t know if you’ve… Read the full story

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Could you answer the 20 trickiest questions from Apple interviews?

| Apple, blog, L&B World, News, Technology | January 18, 2016

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Apple likes clever people – so much so that the interview process to get into the tech giant is notoriously brutal, with questions designed to confuse, terrify and reduce people to despair.

Imagine being interrogated by the KGB… then turn up the difficulty a couple of notches.

Thankfully, recruitment site Glassdoor has been compiling some of the most eye-watering questions which real candidates have faced in Apple interviews.

Do YOU think you could survive?

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1) If you have 2 eggs, and you want to figure out what’s the highest floor from which you can drop the egg without breaking it, how would you do it? What’s the optimal solution?

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2) You put a glass of water on a record turntable and begin slowly increasing the speed. What happens first – does the glass… Read the full story

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Airhostess jokingly says ‘we don’t want to die’ when ice forms on wing, passengers fail to see the funny side

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

This Ryanair hostess thought she would lighten up passengers’ moods after their flight was delayed for almost eight hours. 

Except she ended up cracking a joke that left passengers stunned and speechless instead.

The stewardess tells passengers on board the flight from Glasgow to Dublin: ‘We have ice on the wing – we don’t want to die!’

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Woman faces jail for tagging someone on Facebook

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Maria Gonzalez could face up to one year in jail for criminal contempt after she breached her court order (Picture: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
Maria Gonzalez could face up to one year in jail for criminal contempt after she breached her court order (Picture: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

When you’re behind a computer screen, it’s easy to feel invincible.

There’s the presumption you can say or do a lot more without getting in trouble for it.

But reality caught up with one woman who now faces jail because of a comment she made on Facebook.

Maria Gonzalez was under a protection order and was not meant to contact her sister-in-law, Maribel Calderon, according to New York Law Journal.

But she did… Read the full story

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Richest 62 people on Earth now have as much money as HALF the world’s population

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

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The world’s 62 richest people own as much money as the poorest half of the globe put together, figures show.

Their combined wealth is £1.22trillion, according to charity Oxfam – rising £350billion in five years.

Then, the wealth of the world’s poorest half was equal to the 388 richest individuals.

The report comes as financial and political elites gather for the World Economic Forum summit in Davos.

Oxfam called the findings ‘unacceptable’. Delegates must crack down on tax havens and boost minimum wages, it said.

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Tennis racket: Top players ‘were paid £30,000 to lose matches on purpose’

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Wimbledon (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Wimbledon (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Top tennis players are being paid more than £30,000 by corrupt gambling syndicates to lose matches on purpose, it has been claimed.

‘Match fixing’ is ‘widespread’ in top-level tennis, according to an investigation – with some major players having thrown matches repeatedly.

The names of 16 players have been flagged repeatedly to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over the last decade amid fears they have thrown matches, according to an investigation by the BBC and internet media company BuzzFeed.

The investigation suggests that the suspects include Grand Slam singles and doubles champions and the alleged rigging took place at major tournaments including Wimbledon and… Read the full story

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Tennis racket: Top players ‘were paid £30,000 to lose matches on purpose’

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

Wimbledon (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Wimbledon (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Top tennis players are being paid more than £30,000 by corrupt gambling syndicates to lose matches on purpose, it has been claimed.

‘Match fixing’ is ‘widespread’ in top-level tennis, according to an investigation – with some major players having thrown matches repeatedly.

The names of 16 players have been flagged repeatedly to the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) over the last decade amid fears they have thrown matches, according to an investigation by the BBC and internet media company BuzzFeed.

The investigation suggests that the suspects include Grand Slam singles and doubles champions and the alleged rigging took place at major tournaments including Wimbledon and… Read the full story

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‘Minecraft porn’ is one of the fastest-growing searches on Pornhub

| blog, L&B World, News | January 18, 2016

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What could be sexier than people made of Lego-style blocks rutting like mad beasts?

If you asked us, our answer would be, ‘Quite a lot of stuff, actually,’ – but it seems we’re in the minority.

Pornhub revealed that, since January 2014, searches for Minecraft have increased a total of 326% on Pornhub, with 108% of that growth happening in 2015.

People are actually searching for terms such as ‘Minecraft hard drilling’, the jazz experts at Pornhub revealed – in what may or may not be a sign of the apocalypse.

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Pornhub says, ‘‘On June 14, 2015 we also saw a 154% increase in Minecraft searches. The likely cause? A new version of Minecraft featuring Microsoft’s hololens was being shown live the next day at the E3 Expo. Clearly, this had Minecraft fans excited in anticipation.

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