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September 18, 2018 7:37 AM US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. These will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and textiles will be included, but some items expected to be targeted such as smart watches and high chairs have been excluded 8

September 6, 2018 4:30 PM Fiji earthquake: Pacific islands ROCKED by HUGE 7.8 magnitude earthquake

A HUGE earthquake has struck off the coast of Fiji. The powerful 7.8 magnitude tremor hit 66 miles east of the Fijian capital of Suva at 4.39pm BST (3.49am Friday local time). The earthquake was initially registered as an 8.1 magnitude by USGS but was later downgraded to a 7.8. Fiji sits on the Pacific 'Ring of Fire', a 25,000 mile-long area in which 12

September 3, 2018 5:44 AM China's Xi pledges $60 billion in financing for Africa

China's Xi pledges $60 billion in financing for Africa BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged $60 billion in financing for projects in Africa in the form of assistance, investment and loans, as China furthers efforts to link the continent's economic prospects to its own. Speaking to a gathering of African leaders in Beijing, Xi said the figure 7

September 1, 2018 11:01 PM Migrants forge new path to EU: Police step up patrols as £225 smuggler route emerges

MIGRANTS from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan are carving out a new route to EU territory costing just £225. Bosnian police are stepping up patrols as thousands of migrants have already made the journey into the country via the Serbian border. From there, they head to the border with Croatia, which is a member of the EU. Up to 50 migrants were stopped 12

August 24, 2018 3:58 PM Hurricanes: A guide to the world's deadliest storms

Hurricanes are violent storms that can bring devastation to coastal areas, threatening lives, homes and businesses. Hurricanes develop from thunderstorms, fuelled by warm, moist air as they cross sub-tropical waters. Air swirls in to fill the low pressure in the storm, sucking air in and upwards, reinforcing the low pressure. The storm rotates due to the spin of the earth 4

August 19, 2018 11:11 PM 'Underwater, I'm a normal person'

‘In the water I can do whatever I want,’ Jendi Pangabean said. He lost his left leg when he was 12 years old, but he never gave up. He is currently one of the fastest para-swimmers in Southeast Asia and won five gold medals at last year's ASEAN Para Games. Being a Paralympic athlete also made life meaningful for Ni Nengah Widiasih. She won Indonesia’s 15

August 17, 2018 11:08 PM Britney braves the rain to put on a show in Scarborough

Britney Spears fans were never going to let a return to typical British summer weather put a damper on her arrival back in the UK. After Tokyo, Las Vegas, Berlin and New York, Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre was perhaps not the most obvious setting as Britney brought her Piece of Me tour to Britain. And the drizzle started as the support act, Pitbull 13

August 11, 2018 8:38 AM Gatwick goes Chinese after busiest ever July

The new service will be flown by China Eastern – the country’s second biggest airline – and will connect the UK to one of the world’s leading business centres, providing over 70,000 seats and more than 3,700 metric tonnes of new cargo capacity each year. Shanghai is seen as the showpiece of China’s dramatic economic growth and, like London, is a global 16

August 8, 2018 10:38 PM HOW CAN YOU SEE THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER THIS YEAR?

Shooting stars will be visible north and south of the equator, though observers in mid-northern latitudes will have the best views, according to NASA. The Perseid meteor shower will reach the beginning of its peak at 4pm (ET) on Sunday the 12th. This will last until 4am on the 13th. As the event coincides with the new moon this year, observers will be treated 11

August 1, 2018 8:19 PM Saudi Arabia map and time zone: Where is Saudi Arabia? What continent and time zone?

SAUDI Arabia is home to Mecca - where many Muslims will undertake pilgrimage for Eid al Adha, one of the most important holidays in the Islamic calendar, later this month. Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al Adha – but where is Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia is set to take centre stage as Eid al-Adha – also know as the festival of sacrifice – approaches 21