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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 8

October 12, 2018 7:09 AM Fury as £4million British foreign aid budget used fixing POTHOLES abroad

FURIOUS campaigners have slammed the government for spending nearly £4billion of foreign aid money on improving infrastructure in countries such as Pakistan and India - including railways and potholes in roads. A new report from spending watchdog the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) revealed taxpayers have bankrolled a £265million cash injection 10

October 10, 2018 7:01 AM Two Britons killed in taxi during Majorca flooding

The pair died in a taxi in the town of Sant Llorenc after torrents formed following downpours on the popular holiday isle. Local officials have held an emergency meeting to coordinate their response, with rescue workers and the military sent to the area. According to the Majorca Daily Bulletin, people were rescued from roofs and trees after the flooding 11

October 9, 2018 9:00 AM Ukraine ammo dump blasts blamed on 'possible sabotage'

Explosions and fire have hit an ammunition depot in Ukraine in a possible act of sabotage, officials say, leading to the evacuation of thousands of people. Videos on social media showed the blaze and explosions on the horizon near Ichnya, Chernihiv region. Around 10,000 people were moved from the area around the depot, about 109 miles (176km) north-east 9

October 3, 2018 4:58 PM Typhoon Japan: Is Typhoon Kong-rey MORE powerful than DEADLY Typhoon Trami?

A SECOND powerful typhoon is hurtling towards Japan hot on the heels of Typhoon Trami which killed two people - but is Kong-rey stronger than Trami? More than 45,000 homes across Japan remain without power four days after Typhoon Trami barrelled through with the electricity expected to stay off until Thursday. Trami made landfall as a category 2 storm 13

September 7, 2018 4:14 AM Jail for Swindon couple caught growing 100 cannabis plants

A COUPLE caught running a cannabis farm at a rented house in Swindon have been jailed. Vina Kadria and Bledar Merjak were found with 100 plants, which could yield £40,000 of the drug, when police raided the Westlea property. But Judge Robert Pawson said Kadria can keep her £1k iPhone X and Moroak his cheaper Apple handset as there was no proof they had been used in the drugs 17

September 6, 2018 7:25 AM Watchdog Ofgem announces price cap that will save 11 million UK households £75 a year

New energy price cap will save 11 million households £75 a year by limiting rip-off tariffs to £1,136 says watchdog Ofgem More than 11 million households across the UK will benefit from an energy cap that will save them an average of £75 a year. Industry watchdog Ofgem is bringing in a price cap that will limit energy companies to charging no more than £1,136 a year. This will force 16

August 27, 2018 2:18 PM Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12%

Barbeque heart risk: Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases a person’s risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12% Cooking on coal, wood or charcoal could make you more likely to die of heart disease. A study has revealed people who use solid fuels for cooking may have a 12 per cent higher risk of dying of a heart attack, heart failure 23

August 27, 2018 12:24 PM Greece holiday nightmare as island left without power for DAYS cutting off WATER

HOLIDAYMAKERS on the Greek island of Hydra have been left stranded since Sunday after a power outage caused an island-wide blackout, resulting in water shortages and a damaging impact on the island’s tourism and trade industry. Visitors to the popular Greek destination island have been stuck since the power outage struck on Sunday night, leaving many without 29

August 22, 2018 10:31 AM Autistic South Korean man DIES after drinking out of dehumidifier

Autistic man, 31, who drank the contents of his dehumidifier DIED of multiple organ failure A South Korean man died after drinking the contents of the dehumidifier in his home. The anonymous man endured multiple organ failure after swallowing around 300ml of liquid straight from the gadget. It contained 300g of calcium chloride - salt crystals that collect 26