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The three-metre animal, believed to be a female tiger shark, was caught on bait lines and shot in the head four times at close range

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Britain sees hottest August temperatures for ten years as heatwave returns - but just for a day...

The weekend is set to be changeable with temperatures around the 24C mark but accompanied by occasional showers

You shouldn't pee on a jellyfish sting like in ‘Friends’ - and other medical myths

We all remember the episode when Monica, Chandler and Joey head to the beach. Monica gets stung by a jellyfish and to ease her pain Chandler urinates on her leg. And thus a worldwide health lesson was learned.

Ali Babitu Kololo was charged with kidnap and murder after the death of David Tebbutt

Man sentenced to death for his part in murder and abduction of British couple in Kenya

A man has been sentenced to death for being part of a gang of pirates who murdered a British tourist in Kenya before holding his wife hostage, Scotland Yard has revealed.

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London airports row

A Cornish flag flies over the dunes at Perranporth

15 rescued after rip tide swept them out of depth on Cornish beach

Lifeguards have pulled 15 people to safety after a flash rip current swept them quickly out of their depth.

According to the Brisbane Times, Mr Holland, from Beach Holm, is thought to have choked, though police have yet to confirm the cause of death.

Australian man dies after eating chilli pie in pub pie eating contest

Bruce Holland died during a contest which took place in a local pub in north Queensland on Wednesday

A packed Brighton beach last weekend

From fridges to loo seats – things we’ve left on the beach

Teams clear up anything from cigarette butts to medical waste

The 10 Best beach gear

Here's all you need to make sure your day by the sea is stylish and problem free... just make sure to bring them home with you

Heatwave choice: Simon Calder chooses 10 British beaches for you to enjoy the sunshine

From deep south to far north, there is plenty of coastline to savour

Arnold Schwarzenegger,  the beefcake-turned-actor-turned-Governator-turned man with time on his hands, has surprised meatheads on the website Reddit by terminating a dispute about workouts

The Moderator: Arnold Schwarzenegger weighs in on cardio workout forum thread

Arnold Schwarzenegger,  the beefcake-turned-actor-turned-Governator-turned man with time on his hands, has surprised meatheads on the website Reddit by terminating a dispute about workouts.

Teenage girl missing in sea named as Holly McClymont

4-year-old went missing from Barry Island, south Wales

Day-trippers enjoying the sun on West Wittering beach near Chichester, West Sussex

Britain gets ready to bask in the sun as emergency services prepare for busy weekend

Sun worshippers are set to enjoy highs of up to 30C in parts of southern England on Sunday

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Croatia joins the EU: Five things you didn’t know about our new neighbour

As Croatia joins the European Union, it is time Britons brushed up their knowledge about the country.

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