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November 18, 2018 12:24 AM 'Stolen friend': Rapa Nui seek return of moai statue

Prominent among the eclectic hoard of treasures in London's British Museum is the imposing figure of Hoa Hakananai'a, a four-tonne basalt statue from the Chilean Pacific territory of Rapa Nui - named Easter Island by European explorers. The statues, known as moai, were carved by the island's indigenous Rapa Nui people to embody the spirit of a prominent 7

November 16, 2018 5:57 AM Rohingya crisis: Police in Myanmar arrest more than 100 people on boat

The arrests come after the first day of repatriating thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar ended in failure. The arrests in Yangon, the country's largest city, have sparked fears of a fresh wave of dangerous voyages following a crackdown on smugglers three years ago. The vessel had been carrying 106 individuals and was stopped 20 miles 6

November 13, 2018 1:31 PM Paradise: Before and after the town's wildfire destruction

The town of Paradise in Butte County in northern California has been engulfed by the deadliest wildfire in the state's history. Thousands of the town's structures were completely destroyed in just a matter of hours as the blaze, named the Camp Fire, tore through the area. Before and after images across the community show the extent of its destruction 7

November 13, 2018 10:12 AM Wages show fastest rise in almost a decade

Compared with a year earlier, wages excluding bonuses, rose by 3.2% - the biggest rise since the end of 2008 and up slightly on the previous quarter. However, the ONS warned that real wage growth was below the 2015 level. The unemployment total went up for the first time this year, rising by 21,000 in the same period to 1.38 million. Adjusting for inflation 7

November 9, 2018 4:54 PM Life on Mars: ‘ANCIENT city’ on Red Planet is ‘100 percent proof’ of aliens

MARS may be home to an ancient civilisation if photos from a prominent UFO hunter supposedly showing ruins on the Red Planet are proven to be true. Conspiracy theorists have been on the hunt to prove NASA has been lying to the public about life on Mars. Now, one may have revealed some evidence which seemingly shows an ancient structure on the Red Planet 7

November 9, 2018 10:51 AM Lewis Hamilton: Nicole Scherzinger flashes major UNDERBOOB as she writhes around in water

LEWIS HAMILTON’S former girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger gave her Instagram followers more than an eyeful as she flashed some serious underboob in her latest offering yesterday, leaving very little to the imagination. Lewis Hamilton’s ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, 40, almost bared her assets as she writhed around in front of a waterfall in Hawaii 8

November 8, 2018 9:51 PM Arsenal balls: Danny Welbeck’s ‘horror’ injury revealed

Arsenal v Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League, and Danny Welbeck suffers a “horror ankle injury” that “leaves Arsenal team-mates shocked”. So says the Daily Mail. It looks pretty nasty. But the paper has no idea what the damage is. “Danny Welbeck out for the season?” asks the BBC. Dunno. Is he? The Sun agrees that it is a “horror injury”. Welbeck contested 7

November 8, 2018 10:23 AM Newcastle mother appeals on Twitter for new kidney

A mother has issued an urgent appeal on Twitter for a life-saving kidney. Joanne D'Onofrio, 46, from Newcastle, is currently on dialysis in the city's Freeman Hospital after falling seriously ill. At 18 she suffered kidney failure and had her first transplant a year later in 1991, but her body is now attacking the donor kidney. Almost 27,000 people have re-tweeted 10

November 7, 2018 11:40 AM Should there be a tax on red meat?

A "meat tax" could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK, according to researchers, but should politicians be telling people what they can and can't eat? Scientists at the University of Oxford say governments should consider imposing price hikes on red meat - such as beef, lamb and pork - to reduce consumption. They say it would save lives and more than £700m in UK healthcare 10

November 6, 2018 5:51 PM Midterm elections: Facebook removes 115 suspicious accounts as US voters head to the polls

FACEBOOK says it has removed 115 accounts from the site and Instagram for suspected "co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour" as voting begins in the US midterm elections. He added: "Our very early-stage investigation has so far identified around 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts that may be engaged in co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour 11