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January 16, 2019 7:00 AM Mystery extrasolar object Oumuamua is HIDING secret: Harvard scientist reveals new theory

OUMUAMUA, the mysterious object which become the first object ever spotted in our solar system to have originated from outside it, is a spaceship from another world equipped with solar sail, a Harvard scientist has concluded. “What we have, then, is a thin, flat, shiny object. So I arrived at the idea of a solar sail: A solar sail is a spaceship that uses the sun for propulsion 229

January 15, 2019 2:27 AM WW3 THREAT: China develops ‘impenetrable’ system too strong for hypersonic missiles

A TOP Chinese defence strategist claims to have created an “Underground Steel Great Wall” defence to nullify the threat of future hypersonic weapons destroying their arsenal. Qian Qihu, 82, won the prestigious 2018 State Preeminent Science and Technology Award due to his contributions to national defence for the system which he described as the country's 88

January 14, 2019 11:15 AM Lion Air crash: 'Black box' voice recorder recovered

The "black box" voice recorder from a Lion Air flight which crashed off the coast of Jakarta in October has been recovered, said officials on Monday. All 189 people on board died when Flight JT610 fell into the sea shortly after taking off for the short journey to Pangkal Pinang. The pilot had asked air traffic control for permission to turn back to the airport 56

January 14, 2019 6:35 AM 'Browbeaten' Carlos Ghosn being mistreated in Japanese jail, says wife

Mr Ghosn is kept in an unheated cell, lost almost seven pounds and is given only rice and barley to eat, his wife claims. In a nine-page letter, Carole Ghosn said: "My husband's is a case study in the realities of this draconian system". Japanese authorities arrested Carlos Ghosn on 19 November and charged him with under-reporting his income by about 63

January 11, 2019 5:02 PM World War 3 FEARS: Turkey REFUSES to reject deal with Russia

TURKEY has ignored the ultimatum issued by the US over a deal with Russia, further stirring tensions between Ankara and Washington. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to ditch the agreement struck with Moscow over the purchasing of S-400 air defence systems. Washington told Turkey in September 2018 the precondition for buying American-made 56

January 10, 2019 2:38 PM Turkey FURY at US over bid to block Russian fighter jets purchase

TURKEY has reacted with outrage after the US tried to stop it from buying a high-tech missile system from Russia. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had threatened to launch another operation in Syria targeting the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey regards as a terrorist group. Turkish officials had a tense meeting this week with Trump’s 64

January 6, 2019 4:27 AM Universal credit: Vote to extend benefit to 3 million delayed

The next stage of the universal credit rollout appears to have been delayed amid concerns about the controversial new benefits system. MPs were due to vote on whether to move three million benefit claimants onto universal credit in the next few weeks. But this vote has been pushed back and Parliament will instead be asked to vote on transferring just 10,000 people 30

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 35

January 5, 2019 4:27 AM UK weather forecast: WARNINGS in force for 75mph winds as winter conditions grip nation

YELLOW weather warnings have been issued for strong gales across parts of the UK as winter weather continues into next week. The coldest weather is expected in the south-west with certain areas experiencing frost this morning. But across the north-east, it will be a warmer start to the day. Met Office meteorologist Ellie Creed said: “Saturday will see cloudy 30

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 59