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Sunday 25 June 2017

Rihanna to sing in Hyde Park

Rihanna is to headline the Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park next year.

The singer will perform on the Sunday night of the weekend-long event on July 8. Rihanna, who caused a stir when she went topless while filming a video in Co Down in September, is currently on her Loud tour in Europe. Tickets go on sale on November 18.

Church: I didn't propose to Powell

Singer Charlotte Church has denied proposing to her musician boyfriend.

Her comment follows a report she had popped the question to Jonathan Powell while singing on stage at a Cardiff pub. But Church said: "I have not proposed to my boyfriend, drunkenly or otherwise. It is embarrassing for me and him, for our families and friends, to read that I have."

Carr apologises for car crash joke

Comedian Jimmy Carr has apologised after making a joke about a car crash on Twitter in the wake of the M5 pile-up in the UK that claimed seven lives.

The joke said: "An (sic) couple married for 66 yrs died within 3 days of each other. That's nothing. My grandparents died on exactly the same day... car crash." Carr insisted the joke did not relate to the accident but tweeted he was sorry.

I'm having a girl, says pregnant Una

Pregnant star Una Healy of The Saturdays has said she will not stop touring -- but is swapping her heels for flats.

In an interview with 'Hello!' magazine, the Irish star also revealed she is to have a baby girl. The 30-year-old singer starts a UK tour with The Saturdays next month.

'Jackal' on trial in bullet-proof cage

Carlos the Jackal, the world's most infamous terrorist of the 1970s and 1980s, began his trial in defiant fashion yesterday: with a smile and a raised fist. Standing in a bullet-proof glass cage in a special terrorist Paris Assizes court, the Marxist-Leninist radical was accused of four bomb attacks in France that killed 11 and injured 150.

When asked to describe his profession, the once-dreaded public enemy, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, responded: "I'm a professional revolutionary."

Irish Independent

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