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May 17, 2018 7:51 AM Russian navy ship arrives in PNG

The crew from a Russian navy ship that has docked in the Papua New Guinea capital have been playing soccer with local soldiers. Port Moresby is hosting the APEC summit in November and President Vladimir Putin is expected to be among the 21 leaders in attendance. A 40-year-old, 138m Russian training ship with 200 cadets on board arrived on Wednesday

May 8, 2018 10:30 AM NOSTALGIA PHOTOS: Brighton Dome over the years

A VENUE that has its roots in the early 19th century is the theme of today’s Timeout. The Brighton Dome was originally built in 1803, as a concert hall and riding school, now the Corn Exchange. They were built for the Prince Regent at the time, the man who would later become George IV. In the first world war the Dome and the Royal Pavilion were used to house 14

May 3, 2018 4:15 PM Russia says 2 dead in fighter jet crash off Syrian coast

BEIRUT (AP) - A Russian fighter jet crashed Thursday off the coast of Syria, killing both pilots, according to Russia's Defense Ministry, which said the plane did not come under fire and that the crash may have been caused by a bird getting sucked into one of the engines. State news agency Tass cited the ministry as saying the Su-30 crashed shortly after 4

April 29, 2018 10:08 PM In first for Tunisia, police and soldiers head to polls

Police and soldiers went to the ballot box for the first time in Tunisia on Sunday, casting votes in municipal elections after the lifting of a longtime ban. Most Tunisians will vote on May 6 in the municipal polls -- the first since the North African country's 2011 revolution -- but members of the security forces cast their ballots a week earlier 7

April 24, 2018 8:11 AM Memorial wall in Radcliffe pays tribute to First World War heroes

A MEMORIAL has been installed at Radcliffe Library to pay tribute to members of the community who lost their lives in the First World War. Local servicemen and women will be honoured on the memorial wall which has been put together by staff and volunteers from the library's family history group. The wall will be updated every month to list the names 8

April 13, 2018 8:01 AM US military base in South Korea puts troops on lockdown after false alarm of an 'active shooter'

A U.S. military base in South Korea was put on lockdown after reports of an active shooter, which later turned out to be a false alarm. The report came in of a possible active shooter at United States Army Garrison-Humphreys, also known as Camp Humphreys, in Gyeonggi-do province, some 40 miles south of Seoul, on Friday afternoon local time. Military 3

April 10, 2018 8:06 AM Charity appeal for help to give Southend veteran the send off he deserves

A charity which supports those in the armed forces is appealing to the community for help. SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, formerly known as Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - took to Facebook to ask people in Southend and the surrounding areas if they can give up some time to attend the funeral of a veteran with no friends or family 16

April 6, 2018 12:05 PM 2 car bombs go off in Somalia's capital, 1 near airport

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at an army checkpoint on the airport road in Somalia's capital, injuring one soldier. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber apparently was heading to Mogadishu's international airport but was stopped by soldiers. The heavily fortified airport houses embassies and is a major 9

March 22, 2018 4:51 PM Laser weapon that produces haunting screams and voices from thin air to startle the enemy could be used by the US military by 2021

The US military is developing a laser that can create startling sounds out of thin air. The Pentagon's non-lethal weapons lab hopes to create a laser weapon that uses screaming balls of plasma to alter atoms in the air. This 'Laser-Induced Plasma Effect' (LIPE) will produce startling sounds - and perhaps even intelligible words - within three years which 19

March 19, 2018 9:29 AM Turkey warned over military offensive in Syria´s Afrin

The European Union’s top diplomat has criticised Turkey over its military offensive in a northern Syrian town. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Ankara to ensure that fighting eases in the conflict-torn country, saying: “I am worried about this.” Ms Mogherini told reporters in Brussels that international efforts in Syria are supposed 11