LONDON - Reuters Princess Diana would approve of her son Prince Harry's marriage to U.S. actress Meghan Markle, according to author Andrew Morton whose famous biography of the late royal caused uproar in Britain some 25 years ago. Like Diana's union to heir-to the-throne Prince Charles in 1981, Markle and Harry's wedding next month has captivated the world's media and drawn inevitable comparisons between the two. And there are indeed many similarities, said Andrew Morton whose explosive book about Diana in 1992 first blew apart the myth of a fairytale marriage and who has now penned "Meghan: A Hollywood Princess," a biography of the new royal-to-be. "Diana died at 36, Meghan comes into the scene at 36. In a way she's picked up Diana's baton - she's both elegant, she's glamorous and also she's a humanitarian," he said. "So Diana would have very much have approved of Meghan and seen that kind of working of fate almost." Morton's biography of Diana was an international best-seller. … [Read more...] about Famed UK royal biographer says Diana would approve of Meghan
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The trial of a dad who suffocated his wife and drowned his two children is due to continue today. Sami Salem, 30, was charged with murder after his family’s bodies were found in their ground floor flat in Falkner Street, Toxteth. Salem admitted killing his family and dousing the flat in 25 litres of petrol, leaving the gas on and taking an overdose on Tuesday, May 30, last year. Residents in neighbouring buildings were evacuated over fears of a gas leak, but allowed to return a short time later. Post-mortem examinations found mum Arena Saeed, 30, was killed by asphyxiation, suffocation and blockage of her airways. Daughter Shadia, six, died of asphyxia, blockage of her airways and possible drowning, while son Rami, four, died from drowning. Salem denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but prosecutors claim there is evidence he was “controlling” Mrs Saeed and suggest the killings were “planned.” Salem’s brother, Nabeel Salem, told … [Read more...] about Dad who suffocated wife and drowned kids stands trial: updates from court
STEPHEN Craig Paddock was the gunman responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in American history after he opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas. At least 59 people were killed and more than 515 injured when Paddock used a vast arsenal to rain bullets down on revellers from a hotel suite in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Who was Stephen Paddock? Stephen Paddock was identified by police as the gunman who killed at least 59 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. The 64-year-old, of Mesquite, Nevada, fired at festival-goers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino. Paddock was a retired accountant and didn’t have a criminal record. He liked to fly small aircraft and also had a hunting licence. His brother revealed he was also a multi-millionaire property developer. But while the shooter himself had no criminal background, the same reportedly cannot be said for all his family. Paddock’s father was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a serial bank … [Read more...] about Who was Stephen Paddock, how old was the Las Vegas shooter, how many guns did he have and was he a multi-millionaire?
SHE was the original Big Brother queen and is one of the country's most-loved television presenters. The star had a hectic 2017 following her split from husband Matthew Robertson after 17 years of marriage - here is the lowdown on everything Davina... Who is Davina McCall? Davina is a 50-year-old TV presenter and personality who shot to fame in the 90s thanks to her work with MTV. She was raised by her grandparents after her parents split at the age of three, before moving in with her dad as a teen. The star first became a presenter in 1992, and in the 25 years that have passed she has hosted a number of successful TV shows - most notably Big Brother while it was on Channel 4. Other shows of note include Streetmate -which is now being rebooted with Scarlett Moffatt - Million Pound Drop and Long Lost Family. She is also a frequently supporter of Comic Relief and Sport Relief, and gets involved in their telethons annually. In March 2018, Davina made an appearance on ITV's Ant and … [Read more...] about How old is Davina McCall, what is her net worth and who is her former husband?
A TOPLESS protester confronted former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi during voting at the Italian elections on the weekend.The topless FEMEN activist confronted Mr Berlusconi, jumping on a table as he was about to hand in his ballot and displaying “Berlusconi, you’ve expired” on her bare torso.Mr Berlusconi, 81, apparently unfazed, turned away and was escorted out.Many Italians braved long lines and confusing ballots to vote in one of the most uncertain elections in years — one that could determine if the country succumbs to the populist, eurosceptic and far-right sentiment that has swept through Europe.Some Italian polling stations faced ballot delivery problems and all had new time-consuming anti-fraud measures in place that created bottlenecks at many stations. As the day wore on, authorities in Milan and Rome urged voters to give themselves plenty of time to cast their ballots and not wait until the last minute. MORE: Key players in Italian … [Read more...] about Berlusconi, bottlenecks and boobs at Italian voting stations