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January 2, 2019 8:43 AM Cathay Pacific to honour $16,000 fares sold for $675

Cathay Pacific has said it will honour first-class and business-class tickets that it sold to some lucky passengers for a fraction of the usual price. The Hong Kong-based airline mistakenly sold business-class seats on August flights from Vietnam to New York for about $675 return. The airline admitted that it "made a mistake", but said it would honour 19

December 21, 2018 10:59 PM British drugs kingpin JAILED in France after MASSIVE 1.3-tonne cocaine seizure

The serial drug dealer, Robert Dawes, rose through the ranks to command a widely feared global network. From Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, Dawes was convicted of drug trafficking offences. The conviction came following a 1.3-tonne cocaine seizure at a Paris Airport, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. The NCA described the 46-year-old as “one of the most influential 25

December 16, 2018 12:01 AM BREAKING: STRONG 5.1 magnitude earthquake STRIKES Taiwan

A STRONG 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off Hualien County in Taiwan, causing ripples to be felt across the Asian country, according to the United States Geological Survey. Shock waves from the natural phenomenon were felt across the whole of Taiwan. The epicenter of the quake was located 40 kilometers southeast of Hualien County Hall. Taiwan is located 29

December 15, 2018 12:41 PM Chester Zoo fire: Wildlife park home to 21,000 animals EVACUATED – 'It's very upsetting'

CHESTER Zoo has been evacuated after a fire broke out in the Monsoon Forest habitat area. Visitors were forced to flee after black smoke was seen spreading across the popular attraction in the north-west just after noon. "We had two rapid response vehicles and one ambulance on the scene, all of which cleared as there were no patients," she said. "There 25

December 6, 2018 12:11 PM Barnaby Joyce: Schools should keep right to expel transgender kids

Australia’s former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce is facing anger after suggesting faith schools should keep the right to discriminate against transgender children. The former leader of Australia’s Nationals made the comments as the country’s parliament debates plans to eliminate exemptions for faith schools that permit them to discriminate against 25

November 29, 2018 3:03 PM St Andrew's Day: When was St Andrew first recognised as patron saint of Scotland?

ST ANDREW'S DAY is a national festival celebrated by the people of Scotland and other Christian nations - but when was St Andrew first recognised as Scotland's patron saint? The annual holiday of St Andrew’s falls on November 30 and is marked by a bank holiday in Scotland, where schools and businesses shut for the day. St Andrew is regarded as the first 21

November 20, 2018 2:43 PM Sarah Ferguson GMB interview REVEALED: Piers Morgan to grill Duchess of York TOMORROW

SARAH Ferguson will sit down with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid for an interview on Good Morning Britain tomorrow, weeks after the Duchess of York returned to the royal fold at her daughter Princess Eugenie's wedding. Sarah Ferguson, the former wife of the Duke of York, will appear on the ITV morning show talk about the charity Street Child which helps 30

November 18, 2018 2:53 AM US in DESPERATE BID to fight China's influence in Asia as Beijing plots economic empire

A COALITION of four countries including the United States has agreed to facilitate a massive electrification programme in Papua New Guinea, in an apparent bid to restrain the rise of Chinese influence which is expanding rapidly thanks to development initiatives such as the New Silk Road. The United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand hope to provide 34

November 17, 2018 4:53 AM Xi Jinping: US-China trade war will produce no winners

Countries which embrace protectionism are "doomed to failure", China's Xi Jinping has warned in a veiled swipe at the US's America First policy. Mr Xi was speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, where US-Chinese tensions are likely to be centre stage. US Vice-President Mike Pence later said he was prepared to "more than double" 30

November 12, 2018 2:07 PM Justin Trudeau considers offering asylum to Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy

The Canadian prime minister says officials are speaking with Pakistan after a Christian woman was released from death row. Mrs Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 after allegations she insulted the Prophet Muhammad during a row with a neighbour. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, confirmed his government was in talks with Pakistan after 27