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September 18, 2018 7:37 AM US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. These will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and textiles will be included, but some items expected to be targeted such as smart watches and high chairs have been excluded 8

September 18, 2018 5:27 AM Russia blames Israel after plane shot down in Syria 'friendly-fire' incident

The aircraft was coming into land at a base in Syria when it is said to have been downed by air defence missiles. It said Israeli jets attacking targets nearby had "used the Russian plane as a cover, exposing it to fire from Syrian air defences". Russia's defence ministry said the aircraft, carrying 15 servicemen, disappeared from radar 22 miles (35km) off Syria 8

September 17, 2018 8:24 AM IMF says 'all Brexit outcomes' will entail costs for the UK

IMF head Christine Lagarde says the UK would need to negotiate 63 trade deals in the event of a "no-deal" departure from the EU. Presenting a report on the UK economy to the UK Treasury on Monday, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said that "all Brexit outcomes" will entail costs for the UK economy. "Any Brexit deal will not be as good as the current 7

September 14, 2018 9:02 AM Typhoon Mangkhut tracker: What time will super typhoon hit Philippines?

TYPHOON Mangkhut is bearing down on the Philippines triggering the evacuations of millions of people and deployment of soldiers. What time will the super typhoon hit the Philippines? Soldiers have been deployed to aid with preparations for the deadly storm’s arrival, and the International Red Cross have begun stockpiling supplies to help those displaced 11

September 14, 2018 1:05 AM Hurricane Florence WARNING: Heavy floods to wash VENOMOUS SNAKES into urban neighbourhoods

VENOMOUS snakes could soon be found in urban neighbourhoods of South Carolina and pose a threat to the local community, according to environmental experts warning of the devastating impact of Hurricane Florence. Dangerous snakes which typically resident in South Carolina’s wetlands may be displaced by the storm, driving them into populated areas, according 10

September 13, 2018 11:43 AM Cordon in place outside Barrington Flats, Southend, after late-night assault

Police are at the scene of an assault in Southend where an area has been cordoned off. The incident happened late last night and a man is thought to have suffered serious leg injuries. Witnesses reported seeing large pools of blood on the floor where the cordon is in place, outside Barrington flats, in Sutton Road, Southend. A spokesman for Essex Police 11

September 12, 2018 10:07 PM Super Typhoon Mangkhut path: DANGEROUS barrelling storm on collision course with Hong Kong

SUPER Typhoon Mangkhut is the latest major storm powering through the Pacific ocean, putting millions at risk from severe winds and rain. Where is Super Typhoon Mangkhut right now? Super Typhoon Mangkhut is swirling jut off the coast of Hong Kong, threatening to bear down on the country with winds topping 160mph. Already, Mangkhut has swept past the US territory 41

September 11, 2018 11:44 PM Boris slams May’s plan as ‘worse than staying in the EU’

BORIS Johnson yesterday condemned Theresa May’s Brexit plans as “worse” than staying in the EU. In a fresh attack on the Prime Minister, the former foreign secretary described her Chequers proposal as an “economic risk”. Mr Rees-Mogg told the meeting: “We want to achieve a deal, but what is the best way to achieve a deal? “Is it to be snivelling and fearful 10

September 11, 2018 11:43 PM Enhanced flu jab to save 'hundreds of lives'

An enhanced flu jab for elderly people will save hundred of lives this winter, according to Public Health England. The enhanced vaccine that will be given this year contains extra ingredients designed to help aged immune systems develop a stronger defence against flu. It is hoped the "adjuvanted vaccine" will help ease pressures on the health service 5

September 11, 2018 5:04 PM Blackpool monkeypox case confirmed as second in UK

A second case of monkeypox has been identified in the UK, just days after the first was discovered. The patient tested positive at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and had recently travelled to Nigeria where they are believed to have contracted it, Public Health England said. They have been transferred to Liverpool University Hospital for treatment. The rare viral 9