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US daredevil performs 'The Human Arrow' stunt in China

A US daredevil and BASE-jumper has ripped through a target on China's Great Wall in the latest of a string of stunts.

Jebb Corliss, 40, skydived from a helicopter dressed in a wingsuit to perform a feat known as 'The Human Arrow' on Sunday.

The feat involves falling 6,000ft, soaring through the air at 120mph and punching through a target the size of an apple.

Prior to the flight Mr Corliss compared his feat to the precision of an arrow:

One of the most ancient forms of human competition is archery, people have been doing archery for thousands of years and I though how amazing would it be to take archery, this ancient competition and bring it into modern times, where the human being becomes the arrow and be basically punch through miniature small bulls eyes, you know?

And I thought, is it even possible? Could a human being travelling in a wing suit at like 120 miles an hour after getting out of a helicopter one mile away from their target, could they hit an apple sized target with a Go Pro? And that was the idea.

– BASE-jumper Jebb Corliss

But the flight, which was originally planned for Saturday, did not go off without a hitch, having been postponed due to winds which Corliss said could "basically kill you".

Mr Corliss has previously jumped from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Seattle's Space Needle, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and from the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

David Cameron 'will be toast' if he loses EU referendum

Conservative MP and Leave campaigner Nadine Dorries has said Prime Minister David Cameron will be "toast within days", depending on the result of the European referendum.

Speaking to Robert Peston on ITV's Peston on Sunday, she said her "letter is already in", along with 50 other MPs, asking for the Prime Minster to stand aside.

She said "David Cameron might just survive if there's a 60/40 majority to Remain" but warns anything less should see the end of his leadership.

"He has lied, profoundly. There are many issues at which David Cameron has told outright lies and the trust, because of that, has gone from both him and George Osborne", Dorries said.

She added: "I always have backed the only politician in Westminster who has a proven track record of achievement, and that's Boris Johnson".

Khan: Both EU referendum camps talking 'nonsense'

Newly elected London mayor Sadiq Khan has criticised both EU Leave and Remain campaigns for "talking nonsense".

Speaking to Robert Peston on ITV's Peston on Sunday, Mr Khan said the public should hear a "positive and patriotic case" instead of "too much project fear".

He said: "One side is saying if we remain in the European Union, it's the end of time. The other side is saying if we leave the European Union it's the end of the world as you know it".

Khan added there's a "patriotic case for our city's interest to remain in the EU" and said London has always been "open-minded, outward-looking [and] embracing cultures".

Meanwhile the London mayor has defended criticism after agreeing to spend Monday on the Remain campaign trail alongside Prime Minister David Cameron - apparently against the wishes of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

"We're never going to be best friends... I'm willing for us to put aside our differences, put aside the grudges that he or I may have, but this debate is far more important than David Cameron or me", he added.


Body found in search for missing Briton in Thailand

Jason Parnell, with his wife Puja Credit Credit: Instagram / Jason Pula

A body has been found in the search for a British man missing after a speedboat accident in Thailand.

Authorities had been searching for Jason Parnell, 46, since the incident on Thursday, when a huge wave capsized the boat off the coast of the island of Koh Samui.

British woman Monica O'Connor, 28, died in the accident, alongside a German man and a woman from Hong Kong, local authorities said.

The Thai tourist police said a fourth body had been found on Sunday morning but it is understood authorities are waiting for formal identification.

Mr Parnell was celebrating his first wedding anniversary with his wife Puja when the crash happened.

Mrs Parnell and Mrs O'Connor's husband Tim are both believed to have escaped unharmed.

Fox: 'Best thing' for PM to stay on in event of Leave vote

Dr Liam Fox said 'We need a period of stability' if Britain vote to leave EU. Credit: BBC/Andrew Marr show

Brexit campaigner Dr Liam Fox has said that if Britain votes to leave the European Union "the best thing" would be for David Cameron to stay on as prime minister.

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr show, the former defence secretary said: "We will need to have a government position before we enter into negotiations under article 50.

"We need a period of stability and whatever our views have been during the referendum, we need to put to bed all those personal views and understand that stability for the country is the most important element."

It comes as Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen criticised Mr Cameron, insisting he is "finished" as Tory leader because of the way his "Operation Fear" tactics have divided the party.

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