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January 14, 2019 1:19 PM 15 killed as Iranian military plane making emergency landing crashes into house

The plane carrying 16 people was making an emergency landing when it overshot a runway and crashed into a house. The plane was carrying meat from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan when it crashed near the capital Tehran, army spokesman Amir Taghikhani told state television. He said 16 people were on board - 14 military personnel and two civilians. The sole survivor 147

January 13, 2019 8:33 AM Cesare Battisti: Italian ex-militant arrested in Bolivia

A former communist militant who Brazil's new president had vowed to extradite has been detained in Bolivia, a Brazilian official said. Italian Cesare Battisti is wanted for four murders in Italy during the 1970s, which he denies committing. Battisti spent years in Brazil as a refugee, backed by former left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva 135

January 11, 2019 10:55 AM British economy hit by 'steep decline' in manufacturing

The biggest brake on growth comes from a drop in car production, amid factory shutdowns, weak demand and falling diesel sales. The nation's GDP grew by 0.3% in the three months to November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This is compared to growth of 0.4% recorded in the three months to October. The data reveals that on a rolling 134

January 11, 2019 12:08 AM Newspaper headlines: May's Brexit 'phone plea' to union bosses

Theresa May's latest efforts to get her Brexit deal through Parliament are recorded on some front pages. As the Metro notes, the prime minister spoke to union leaders - including Unite's "Red" Len McCluskey - on Thursday. It describes her "begging them to help" convince MPs to back the withdrawal agreement she struck with the EU. The Times also leads 257

January 8, 2019 5:55 PM Heathrow DRONE chaos: Is YOUR flight cancelled? What's happening at Heathrow?

HEATHROW AIRPORT have suspended flights following reported drone sightings, but is your flight cancelled? What is happening at Heathrow Airport? Flights from London's Heathrow airport were halted on Tuesday after the airport said there had been sightings of a drone flown near Britain's busiest air hub. A statement from Heathrow Airport said: "We are responding 105

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 121

January 4, 2019 5:51 PM ‘Nonsense!’ Brexiteer DISMANTLES Theresa May’s Brexit ally

JOHN Redwood has accused Michael Gove of using “Project Fear nonsense” over post-Brexit farming. The former Conservative Party leader took aim at the Environment Secretary after he addressed the Oxford Farming Conference on Thursday. Mr Gove warned farmers they face “considerable turbulence” if the UK leaves the EU with a no deal and claimed Theresa 88

January 3, 2019 4:05 AM Chinese spacecraft is first to land on far side of moon

The far side of the moon is relatively unexplored and the ambitious mission signals China's intention to become a space power. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down on Thursday morning Beijing time (just before 2.30am GMT), the official China Central Television said. Soon after landing, it transmitted the first "close range" images of the moon's 92

January 2, 2019 5:05 PM Europe not enough? Meddling Verhofstadt urges EU to intervene in BRAZIL over land policy

GUY Verhofstadt has urged the European Union to use its influence to meddle in Jair Bolsonaro’s plans to use more of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest for commercial projects in a bid to kickstart the country’s economy. The new Brazilian president has issued an executive order to make the agriculture ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous 121

January 1, 2019 4:05 PM 14 migrants accused of trying to steal French trawler

According to a local prosecutor, the migrants included a mother and her two children and they claimed to have come from Iraq. The suspects include a mother and her two children and they claimed to have come from Iraq, according to prosecutor Pascal Marconville, who spoke to the AFP news service. Police continue to look for two individuals whom they believe 85