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January 9, 2019 7:54 PM M6 CLOSED: Why is the M6 shut tonight? How long will it be closed?

A “major incident” shut down the M6 in both directions near Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday evening. Both northbound and southbound carriages of the M6 between junction 15 and junction 16 were closed because of the “ongoing police incident.” Staffordshire Police confirmed the southbound carriageway reopened at 7.30pm, but the northbound carriageway remains 280

December 27, 2018 3:40 PM Russia WAR GAMES: Putin's troops hold battle simulation against SWARM OF DRONES

VLADIMIR Putin’s Russian military has developed a new battle simulation system to help anti-aircraft gunners shoot down swarms of drones. Tor short-range surface-to-air missile systems, developed by the Soviet Union, are used to shoot down aircraft, helicopters, UAvs and missiles. But engineers found the training simulator also worked for other weapons 101

December 22, 2018 1:25 AM Special forces storm ship taken by stowaway migrants who threatened crew with iron bars

BRITISH special forces have re-taken a cargo ship hijacked by Nigerian migrants in a dramatic operation which saw them use ropes to rappel down from helicopters onto the deck. Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives from Sabre Squadron stormed the vessel in the Thames Estuary last night after the crew made a distress call at around 9.15am on Friday, claiming 253

December 20, 2018 10:10 PM Gatwick Airport news: Pilot REVEALS 'catastrophic' damage drones can cause to planes

GATWICK Airport drones could cause "catastrophic accidents" to planes and helicopters as flying at the right speed they could even "go through the windscreen" of an aircraft, warned UK Captain Dave Smith. Speaking to Sky News, the British Airline Pilots' Association spokesman claimed to have warned the Government to implement new drones regulations as 2017 research 70

November 25, 2018 2:44 PM Ukraine claims Russia 'rammed our tugboat' off Crimea

Ukraine has accused Russia of ramming one of its boats off the coast of the annexed Crimea, amid rising tensions. The "openly aggressive actions" occurred as three of its vessels sailed from the Black Sea port of Odessa to Mariupol in the Sea of Azov, Kiev said. Ukraine's Yana Kapu tug suffered damage to its engine, guard rail and outer shell, the Ukrainian 47

November 14, 2018 12:03 PM Leicester City helicopter 'did not respond to pilot's command'

The helicopter that crashed outside Leicester City's stadium, killing five people, did not respond to the pilot's command, initial findings show. Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died when the aircraft came down after a match on 27 October. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said the helicopter started to turn right "contrary 39

November 12, 2018 4:51 AM UK to sell ‘UNLIMITED’ amount of military equipment to China in MASSIVE rebuke to Trump

A UK DEFENCE company is preparing to sell an “unlimited quantity of goods” to the Chinese military according to reports, including advanced radar technology and tracking systems, in a possible challenge to the Trump administration which has imposed massive sanctions on the country. The revelation was made by the South China Morning Post, based on information 68

October 26, 2018 11:22 PM BREAKING: Israeli fighter jets ATTACK targets in Gaza after rockets fired at Israel

ISRAELI air forces shot down 16 rockets fired from Gaza on Friday evening, as tension between Israel and Palestine continues to mount. Footage has emerged of an Israeli owned weapon system shooting down rockets fired from Gaza. In response to the rockets, Israeli Defence Force (IDF) fighter jets and attack helicopters have also started taking down targets 66

October 25, 2018 4:47 PM Jordan flash floods: Students killed as bus swept away

At least eight students have been killed and 16 more are missing after flash floods swept away their bus near the Dead Sea in Jordan, officials say. The bus had been carrying 37 students and seven members of staff when it was washed away, officials added. A huge rescue operation involving helicopters, troops and divers has been launched at the Zara Maeen 51

September 28, 2018 3:25 PM Indonesia earthquake HITS: Huge 7.5 mag quake triggers TSUNAMI WAVE

INDONESIA was struck by a major 7.5 magnitude earthquake today, which triggered a tsunami hours after a series of tremors brought down houses on the island of Sulawesi. Waves of up to two metres (6.5ft) smashed into the city of Palu after the major quake struck offshore on Friday, collapsing buildings and washing a ship ashore. Authorities issued a tsunami 37