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July 23, 2018 8:44 AM China news: China warns Trump intimidation on trade won't work – China does not NEED USA

Threats and intimidation on trade will never work on China, its foreign ministry said today, after US President Donald Trump said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500billion of imported goods from the country. China also has no need to use competitive devaluation of its currency to aid its exports, Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the foreign ministry 22

July 18, 2018 12:47 PM Yellowstone volcano MAP: How big is the Yellowstone volcano? Where is it in the USA?

THE area around Yellowstone volcano has been closed as a 100-foot fissure has opened up in Grand Teton National Park. But how big is the Yellowstone volcano and where is it in the USA? Yellowstone is currently recharging while its magma chambers fill with molten rock from the Earth’s mantle, the subsurface layer beneath the crust. However, the reawakening 41

July 13, 2018 11:28 AM Richard Bacon pneumonia: Star been in induced coma for over a WEEK, sister confirms

RICHARD BACON has been in an induced coma since last Thursday following a diagnosis of pneumonia, his sister, Juliet, revealed in an Instagram post today. The former Blue Peter star has been in hospital for more than a week after he said he was diagnosed with pneumonia. The 42-year-old was taken to hospital eight days ago after becoming ill on a flight 33

July 11, 2018 5:45 AM HUGE gas EXPLOSION completely destroys buildings in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA

A HUGE EXPLOSION from a gas line in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, has completely destroyed buildings and has prompted evacuations, Dane Country Sheriff's Office reported. Paul Logan, Dane County Sheriff's Department operations manager, said several people were hurt in the explosion in Sun Prairie, which has about 30,000 people. Ben Handelsman, a local reporter 48

July 4, 2018 4:27 PM 4th of July 2018: What is Independence Day? What is the meaning behind Fourth of July?

INDEPENDENCE Day is officially underway as the 4th of July delivers the United States' main national day, marked by widespread celebrations across the entire country. What is the meaning behind the 4th of July? Independence Day is the national day of the United States, recognising American tradition, government and the country’s rich history 56

July 1, 2018 5:43 PM New Miss USA says beauty pageants should keep swimsuit competitions because they are 'empowering'

The newly crowned Miss USA says she wants beauty pageants to retain swimsuit competition. Sarah Rose Summers, 23, who received her crown in May 2018, said she believes the competition is empowering. 'I respect other companies' decisions, but I love the [swimsuit] competition - it's a tradition,' Summers told The New York Post. In June, the Miss America 25

June 30, 2018 5:04 AM Mexico SHAKES as major 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes in Ring of Fire

A MASSIVE earthquake has struck off the coast of Mexico, shaking the country, the United States Geological Survey has reported. The Civil Protection agency has confirmed monitoring of the situation will continue. Seismic activity is common in Mexico due to the fact that it sits on top of the devastating Ring of Fire – a series of fragile fault lines 64

June 29, 2018 11:20 AM Ashley Judd takes MeToo message to South Sudan

Actress Ashley Judd has told survivors of sexual assault “I see you, I love you and I’m here for you” as she visited civil war-torn South Sudan, a country where rape is a widespread weapon. The global ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, surrounded by women in a maternity hospital in a UN camp in the capital Juba, wiped tears from her eyes and told the mothers 49

June 29, 2018 12:06 AM Legalising cannabis 'would raise £1bn in tax for the UK'

Legalising cannabis would raise £1bn a year in tax for the UK, a think tank has estimated. The report from the Institute of Economic Affairs has valued the UK's black market in cannabis at £2.6bn. Legalising the class B drug would also lead to savings for public services including the police, it said. It comes after former Conservative leader Lord Hague 66

June 26, 2018 8:02 AM Road to recovery: The Wiggles star Anthony Field, 55, is back on his feet in Australia after being taken to hospital while on tour in the USA

The Wiggles star Anthony Field has safely returned to Australia after injuring himself while on tour in the US and ending up in hospital. Anthony shared a photo of himself to Instagram on Tuesday, posing with his bandmates on a plane at Sydney Airport with his nose in plaster. Anthony made headlines on Monday when he was unexpectedly hospitalised in Boston 28