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September 3, 2018 1:01 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain -- war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump -- came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died August 54

September 2, 2018 3:16 PM Vladimir Putin leads mourners at moving funeral of 'Soviet Sinatra' Iosif Kobzon

Vladimir Putin leads mourners at moving funeral of 'Soviet Sinatra' Iosif Kobzon following his death from cancer aged 80 Russian President Vladimir Putin led mourners at the moving funeral of the 'Soviet Sinatra' Iosif Kobzon today. The crooner, who was a perennial fixture on Soviet and Russian radio in the early 1960s, died aged 80 after a protracted 58 1

August 30, 2018 12:18 AM John McCain death: Daughter Meghan BREAKS DOWN into tears over father’s coffin at memorial

MEGHAN McCain broke down into tears as she walked up to the flag-draped casket holding her father’s body at a memorial service honouring John McCain at the Arizona Capitol building in Phoenix. Meghan, who is the late Senator’s daughter, was teary in several moments during the ceremony, but when she she stepped up to her father's coffin after her mother 52

August 13, 2018 11:29 AM Italy demands Britain takes in 141 migrants on Gibraltan rescue boat

Italian transport minister Danilo Toninelli refuses the Aquarius permission to dock as charities call on European nations to help. The group was picked up in the Mediterranean Sea by French humanitarian workers on Friday. Italian officials refused them permission, continuing a commitment not to let ships run by humanitarian groups dock there 38

August 11, 2018 12:47 PM Ryan Thomas shares throwback photo as brothers Scott and Adam turn 30

Soap star Ryan Thomas has paid a birthday tribute to his brothers Scott and Adam on their 30th birthday. The Coronation Street and Neighbours actor, 34, shared a childhood photograph on Instagram in which he is standing behind the twins, who are both in laundry baskets. Both his younger brothers have gone on to find fame, with Adam starring in Emmerdale 61

August 1, 2018 11:06 AM Argus comment: Pre-school teachers cannot be expected to spot extremism

Some may send their children off to childcare simply as they are given a number of free hours every week and they want to sit at home and relax, or go to the gym. Whether that is right or not is another issue. What is not right is to expect too much from the people who look after our children. What is important is to be there for our babies and toddlers 44

July 28, 2018 2:01 PM A tour de force of Irish poetry with Stephen James Smith this autumn in Llandudno

Smith poetry has be a rallying flag in rise of the current crop of poets in Ireland's spirited contemporary spoken word scene. Epic and intimate in equal measure - as befitting the rich lineage of the poetic nation - in 2017 he was commissioned by St. Patrick’s festival to write a new poem as a Celebratory Narrative of Ireland. The resultant piece - My Ireland 44

July 26, 2018 1:26 AM Pakistan Election 2018 PICTURES: Khan supporters go CRAZY as results put him in the lead

PAKISTAN’s Imran Khan has taken an early unofficial lead in the country’s general election and supporters of the cricketer-turned-politician filled the streets of the country to party and cheer as voting closed. Official results are yet to be confirmed, but early projections put the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the lead, projecting his party 58

July 25, 2018 6:15 AM Lydiard Park wins Green Flag award

LYDIARD Park is among a record-breaking 1,883 parks and green spaces across the UK that have received a Green Flag. The international award, now into its third decade, is a sign that the park boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. Owned by Swindon Borough Council, it has 260 acres 30

July 19, 2018 4:14 AM Column: It's been great to see flags flown in pride

We’ve seen England flags and Union flags flown with pride rather than as a symbol of thuggish, racist acts of violence against immigrants or opponents. Where once the cross of St George was appropriated by fascists, racists and football hooligans, it is becoming, once more, a symbol of pride. Flags are fascinating. They are at once a threat and a comfort 56