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August 16, 2017 3:29 PM Satellite images show Iran 'is building a secret missile factory on the Syrian coast which could be used to strike Israel'

Iran is helping to build a missile factory inside Syria that could be used to fire Scud rockets at Israel, it has been claimed. Satellite images show a building site to the east of Baniyas, on Syria's Mediterranean coast, which matches similar sites inside Iran, experts told Israel's Channel 2. Once completed the facility will likely be used to manufacture 6

August 16, 2017 6:21 AM Big Ben may not be silent for four years after all

The giant bell at the centre of the Elizabeth Tower's Great Clock was due to cease ringing next Monday to allow work to take place. But officials are now being asked to look at the cost and practical implications of ringing the Great Bell more often than currently planned. As it stands, it will only be allowed to chime on special occasions, such as New Year's 7

August 14, 2017 7:20 AM Sri Lanka cricket board clears first Pakistan tour since 2009 attack

Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack against the team brought top international games there to a standstill, officials said Monday. Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said after a security assessment, the team had been cleared to play three Twenty20 internationals including "at least 3

August 14, 2017 6:51 AM Suspected Islamic State militant kills Turkish police officer in Istanbul

ANKARA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A suspected Islamic State militant stabbed a Turkish police officer to death while being taken to the Istanbul police headquarters, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. The man, suspected of preparing a bomb attack, had been detained in an operation by anti-terrorism police. The wounded officer succumbed to his stab wounds 4

August 13, 2017 8:29 PM Banker claims he accidentally flew to LAS VEGAS instead of returning to his pregnant wife in Britain following a business trip in Germany after 'airline staff failed to notice he had the wrong tickets and he fell asleep'

A British businessman trying to get home to Essex somehow ended up in Las Vegas after getting on the wrong flight - despite claiming airline staff checked his boarding pass three times. Finance broker Samuel Jankowsky, 29, was supposed to be flying to Stansted after meetings in Cologne, Germany. It was only after an hour-long nap he woke up and spotted 6

August 13, 2017 9:51 AM IS claims Karbala attack on Iraqi troops

BAGHDAD (AP) - The Islamic State group on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on Iraqi troops outside Karbala that left one dead, according to a statement from the group. The attack late Saturday came as Iraqi forces prepare an assault on an IS-held town west of Mosul after the country's prime minister declared victory over the extremists in the country's 3

August 13, 2017 4:51 AM The Latest: 3 arrested in connection to violent clashes

Three more men have been arrested in connection to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Rescue personnel help injured people after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest 11

August 13, 2017 4:35 AM BREAKING: Mega 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia

A LARGE 6.5 magnitude earthquake has rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with tremors being felt as far away as Singapore. There have been no immediate reports of fatalities or damage from the rumble, although officials were still said to be examining the situation. Mochammad Riyadi, an official at Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics, said: ““The earthquake 10

August 12, 2017 6:00 AM US-NKorea talking behind the scenes for months

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the longtime foes, The Associated Press has learned. It had been known the two sides had discussions to secure 11

August 12, 2017 1:11 AM Ex-executives sentenced in sweeping Navy corruption case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two former executives of a contractor linked to a globe-spanning U.S. Navy corruption scandal have been sentenced to federal prison. Neil Peterson received a nearly six-year sentence and Linda Raja got nearly four years on Friday in San Diego. They worked for Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia, which supplied fuel, food and other 3