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Former Bullseye host Jim Bowen has died aged 80

Former Bullseye host Jim Bowen has died aged 80

The show had various rounds, with the first, Bully's Category Board, seeing one contestant choose a topic, with their dary-playing teammate attempting to hit that one on the board to earn a cash bonus and the chance to answer a question. Between 1999 and 2002, Bowen presented a live morning magazine programme on Radio Lancashire. He resigned from BBC Radio Lancashire against his will, after getting in trouble for making a racist remark on air.


More troops sent to west Afghanistan as Taliban steps up attacks

More troops sent to west Afghanistan as Taliban steps up attacks

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a suicide truck bomb struck a checkpoint in the southern Helmand province, killing at least two border police, according to Gen. Washington's apparent policy shift after 16 years, from a military victory to a political reconciliation with the Taliban, came two weeks after President Ashraf Ghani, in an global conference in Kabul on February 28, had offered the Taliban a similar proposal that called for a "ceasefire", the recognition of the Taliban as a political party, ...


White House convenes donor nations for Gaza conference

White House convenes donor nations for Gaza conference

The Palestinian prime minister says a blast that struck his convoy in Gaza will not disrupt attempts to reconcile with Hamas. The terror group's spokesmen and other senior officials said the so-called assassination attempt was "calculated and preplanned", Palestinian Affairs expert Khaled Abu Toameh reported .


Syria regime forces enters key rebel-held Ghouta town: monitor

Syria regime forces enters key rebel-held Ghouta town: monitor

Government forces have worked to shave off territory from each of those areas, and late on Wednesday they stormed a key town in the southern rebel-held zone. It said one of its rescue workers was killed in an air strike in Hazeh on Thursday. "They are burning Ghouta to the ground", said Anas al-Dimashqi, a media activist and resident of Kafr Batna, a town also targeted in intense airstrikes Thursday.


SP acknowledges BSP role; Rahul, Mamata take on BJP

SP acknowledges BSP role; Rahul, Mamata take on BJP

Congress' Phulpur candidate Manish Mishra and Gorakhpur candidate Dr Sureetha could not save their deposits. The BJP was further lulled into complacency when the BSP supremo Mayawati even issued a denial about having a formal electoral pact with the SP.


KSP: Search continues for suspect in Pikeville officer's murder

KSP: Search continues for suspect in Pikeville officer's murder

The officers spoke with the car's occupants and searched around a house nearby for suspects who possibly fled on foot, according to the release. Authorities say gunshots were fired a short time later near the residence, and Martin, who had become separated from Hamilton, found the officer with a fatal gunshot wound.