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January 7, 2019 2:53 PM Monkey fever SPREADS: Six people die and 15 infected by deadly viral infection

INDIA is currently reeling from an outbreak of Monkey Fever, forcing officials to close a nearby nature reserve. Indian health are currently battling the deadly outbreak with six people already dead from the disease. Monkey Fever, otherwise known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), has broken out in the area of Karnataka, a state in India. The rare disease 132

January 7, 2019 9:21 AM Andres Iniesta: Former Barcelona midfielder criticised for posing with two people in blackface

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has been criticised after posting a photograph of himself with two people in blackface as part of Epiphany celebrations in Spain. Two of the group are painted black - the role of Balthazar is often played by a white man in blackface in Spain. Iniesta, who plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan, has not responded 94

January 6, 2019 2:38 AM Six children killed after bus skids off road and rolls down gorge in India

The driver also died in the tragedy which happened when the vehicle skidded off a hilly road in a mountainous part of the country. The driver also died when the vehicle skidded off a hilly road and rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh state on Saturday. Three of the children, aged between five and 14, died at the scene, as did the driver. The children 112

January 5, 2019 11:15 PM Saudi women to get divorce confirmation by text message

A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. Local female lawyers suggest the measure will end what are known as secret divorces - cases where men end a marriage without telling their 120

January 5, 2019 10:56 PM Two British soldiers injured in Islamic State attack in Syria

Two British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured in an Islamic State attack in Syria, the BBC understands. British special forces are believed to be operating in Syria but the Ministry of Defence would not confirm this. Social media reports said the two British soldiers were attacked by a missile near the town of Deir al-Zour. They were reportedly 75

January 5, 2019 9:04 AM British expat missing after fire on fishing boat off coast of Lanzarote

A SEARCH for a missing Brit OAP resumed this morning off the coast of Lanzarote. Emergency service responders found no sign of the 68-year-old after a fire on his fishing boat and called off their first day’s search as darkness fell last night/on Friday night. Civil Guard officers and local Coastguard officials are among the agencies taking part in the resumed 68

January 5, 2019 4:39 AM Man SHOT DEAD by police during ‘intelligence-led’ operation in Coventry

ARMED police officers shot a man dead in Coventry as part of an “intelligence-led” operation on Friday night, West Midlands Police said. A large number of police cars, along with emergency service vehicles, were reported in the area of Burnaby Road, a largely residential street north of the city centre, in the wake of the incident. One Twitter user said: "My brother 116

January 4, 2019 9:04 PM Marriott hack: Hotel admits FIVE MILLION guests’ passport numbers at risk

MORE than five million unencrypted passport numbers were part of the Marriott data breach that came to light last November. The global hotel chain discovered a total of 5.25million unencrypted passport numbers were obtained. A further 20.3million encrypted passport numbers are also believed to have been obtained. Marriott also estimates about 8.6million 125

January 4, 2019 12:18 PM First rehearsals to be held for Brexit 'no-deal' Dover congestion

The first trial of its kind will be held for Operation Brock to test how roads could cope if there is no divorce agreement. A plan known as "Operation Brock" will be trialled, with up to 150 lorries between Manston Airport and Dover, one of the key points of entry to the UK. The first trial of its kind will take place on Monday, with drivers already 64

January 4, 2019 9:15 AM Man who’s been doing Dry January for four days can’t understand why he’s still fat

Office worker Tom Booker, who spent New Year’s Eve drunkenly explaining how much he was looking forward to not drinking, has strangely not yet seen any benefits of Dry January. Booker said: “Constantly consuming alcohol has turned me into a flabby, pale blob so I thought stopping would quickly reverse the process and turn me into that bloke who plays 68