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December 16, 2018 9:57 AM Indonesia earthquake: Huge 6.1 magnitude quake rocks Ring of Fire near Papua New Guinea

A MASSIVE 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Indonesia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The huge quake hit about 101 miles (168km) south-southwest of the town of Jayapura, the US scientific agency monitoring earthquakes and natural disasters said. The massive tremor, which struck at 9.42am, affected also the country neighbouring with Indonesia 106

December 15, 2018 12:08 AM Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row

Nigeria's military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN children's agency Unicef in the north-east of the country. The military said this came after "extensive deliberations" during emergency talks with Unicef officials. Earlier on Friday, the army had accused the agency of spying for Islamist militants in the restive region 63

December 14, 2018 12:03 AM County Lines: Drug gangs destroying lives and communities

Drug gangs from large urban areas are using violence and intimidation to operate a practice called County Lines in smaller towns and rural areas. The gangs establish a phone number that they can use to advertise and sell drugs, primarily heroin and crack cocaine. Dorset Police has established a task-force to tackle the issue and BBC South has been following 49

December 13, 2018 9:58 AM Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured 47, Turkey's transport minister has said. Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages. Reports quoting local officials said the high-speed train had collided with another 60

December 12, 2018 9:19 AM Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts have used knives and shears to cut samples from around a hole in the Soyuz spacecraft, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill. Roscosmos space agency says it wants to find out whether the 2mm puncture was made on Earth or in space. It has ruled out a manufacturing defect and says it may have been deliberate sabotage 43

December 10, 2018 2:48 PM EUROPE'S SHAME: Terrified Jewish people facing 'no-go zones'

ANTI-SEMITISM is rampant across Europe with a shock new EU report warning of a rise in ‘no-go zones’ for Jewish people. The report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found a worrying rise in anti-Semitism - especially in Germany, which was highlighted as a particularly hostile environment. Out of 16,395 Jews interviewed during the study 87

December 7, 2018 11:20 AM ‘We’re ON MARS’ NASA releases most high quality pictures of Red Planet EVER

NASA has released the clearest ever pictures of Mars, giving us Earthlings an unprecedented view of the Red Planet. After a seven-month and 300million mile journey, NASA’s InSight lander finally arrived at Mars on November 26. It is only now however that the space agency is releasing some of the most outstanding images of Mars that have ever been seen. NASA released 59

December 5, 2018 12:48 PM Operation Pollino: 'Ndrangheta mafia struck in Europe-wide sting

Members of the notorious 'Ndrangheta Italian mafia have been targeted in a simultaneous police sting in Europe. Hundreds of police are understood to have been involved in the operation in Belgium, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. At least 90 people were arrested, and more than three tonnes of cocaine and 140kg of ecstasy were seized. Italian restaurants 60

December 5, 2018 10:01 AM Mafia raids across Europe target 'Ndrangheta group

The early-morning raids are the culmination of a two-year offensive against the Italian crime group. Police swooped just a day after the alleged "godfather" of the Sicilian mafia was arrested, along with 45 other suspected mobsters. Early-morning raids took place in Italy, the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, as well as in Belgium 103

December 3, 2018 11:49 AM Russia successfully launches manned Soyuz rocket following October failure

Three astronauts - NASA's Anne McClain, Russia's Oleg Kononenko, and Canada's David Saint-Jacques - make it safely into orbit. NASA's Anne McClain, Russia's Oleg Kononenko, Canada's David Saint-Jacques were aboard the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday as part of Expedition 58. After launching at 11.31am GMT the three are set to dock at the International 91