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January 9, 2019 4:06 AM Melbourne, Australia ON ALERT after ‘suspicious package’ sent to UK consulate and others

THE BRITISH consulate in Melbourne, Australia has been sent a “suspicious package”, along with multiple other foreign embassies it has been confirmed. The packages are being investigated after “hazardous material” was reported. Emergency services are at the scene on St Kilda Road and the city. Those believed to be targeted include the US, Italian, German 126

January 8, 2019 11:20 AM Brexit The Uncivil War: How Dominic Cummings was targeted in Vote Leave COUP

DOMINIC Cummings, who is played by Benedict Cumberbatch in Brexit: The Uncivil War, was very nearly dismissed from the Vote Leave campaign prior to the EU referendum, a book reveals. Created by James Graham and broadcast on Channel 4 last night, the two-hour film provides a close look at the Vote Leave campaign team during the 2016 referendum 102

January 8, 2019 10:25 AM Thugs beat up gay couple for holding hands on New Year’s Day in London

Police have appealed for help after hate crime attack on a gay couple holding hands on London’s South Bank on New Year’s Day. Following the homophobic assault, London’s Metropolitan Police put out an appeal for four men they are looking to speak with in connection with the incident. Police were called at 2:30pm on January 1 following reports that two men were assaulted 106

January 8, 2019 10:14 AM Brexit BOMBSHELL: David Davis reveals EU plan LAST minute renegotiation – 'testing mettle'

DAVID Davis has claimed that the EU will come back to the table to renegotiate the Brexit deal if the UK "holds fast" as the deadline for leaving approaches. He continued: "The simple truth is that they will hold fast to their line - this is the traditional approach of the European Commission, the European Union. "They will hold fast to their line to the last possible 95

January 7, 2019 6:23 PM Seven die in massive Alps snowfall from Germany to Italy

At least seven people have died in the Alps during a weekend of heavy snow, with skiers facing a high avalanche risk in Austria, Germany and Italy. Two separate avalanches killed two German skiers in Austria's Vorarlberg mountains. A third skier died in Pongau district, near Salzburg. In Bavaria, a skier died when a tree collapsed near Bad Tölz. An avalanche 105

January 7, 2019 3:04 PM Italy warns Juncker over migrant ships near Malta

The Work and Pensions Minister of Italy reiterated co-Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini's message Italian ports will be shut for any more migrant ships travelling from Africa via the Mediterranean Sea. He claimed the two ships currently waiting to be accepted by a European member state should dock in Malta where the migrants can be seen from the coast 110

January 7, 2019 2:53 PM Monkey fever SPREADS: Six people die and 15 infected by deadly viral infection

INDIA is currently reeling from an outbreak of Monkey Fever, forcing officials to close a nearby nature reserve. Indian health are currently battling the deadly outbreak with six people already dead from the disease. Monkey Fever, otherwise known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), has broken out in the area of Karnataka, a state in India. The rare disease 110

January 6, 2019 8:19 PM Transfer Balls: Arsenal swoop for Barcelona sub Denis Suarez

More from the twilight world of football transfer reporting as the Mirror tells readers: “Welcome to Arsenal Denis Suarez.” One problem with the scoop is that Spaniard hasn’t left Barcelona. He’s not signed for Arsenal. The Mirror goes on to tell readers that Suarez is a Gooner because he was “pulled” from Barcelona’s team for their match with Getafe 70

January 6, 2019 4:03 PM World War 3: Iran and Russia join forces for joint war games in Caspian Sea

IRAN and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea for “peace and stability”, says the commander of the Iranian navy. Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has been quoted by semi-official news agency Mehr as saying the two countries are planning “war games” that will be implemented in the “near future”. Iran and Russia have held several 109

January 6, 2019 4:27 AM Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed

The next stage of the universal credit rollout appears to have been delayed amid concerns about the controversial new benefits system. MPs were due to vote on whether to move three million benefit claimants onto universal credit in the next few weeks. But this vote has been pushed back and Parliament will instead be asked to vote on transferring just 10,000 people 81