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January 7, 2019 6:49 AM US warship confronts China for 'EXCESSIVE maritime claims' in South China Sea

A US warship sailed through the South China Sea earlier today to challenge China’s “excessive maritime challenge”, officials have confirmed. Guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell patrolled near the Parcel Islands challenging China’s claim to the region. The Parcel Islands have been controlled by China since its forces seized them from Vietnam in 1974. Both Vietnam 68

January 2, 2019 8:43 AM Cathay Pacific to honour $16,000 fares sold for $675

Cathay Pacific has said it will honour first-class and business-class tickets that it sold to some lucky passengers for a fraction of the usual price. The Hong Kong-based airline mistakenly sold business-class seats on August flights from Vietnam to New York for about $675 return. The airline admitted that it "made a mistake", but said it would honour 55

December 6, 2018 2:50 AM Rambo V: Sylvester Stallone promises fans a 'very intense' final instalment

The 72-year-old - who recently retired from playing Rocky Balboa - has now finished filming his last Rambo. The 72-year-old has wrapped filming on Rambo V: Last Blood and took to Instagram to assure those looking forward to its release that it would be a fitting finale. He reprises his role as the grizzled Vietnam War veteran John Rambo, who he has played 122

November 16, 2018 5:16 AM US-China tensions BOIL as Pence claims contested South China Sea does NOT belong to anyone

US VICE President Mike Pence has lashed out at Beijing, saying the South China Sea does not belong to any one nation and the US will continue to sail and fly where international law permits. Mr Pence made the remarks on Friday. His searing intervention is likely to infuriate China. The Asian superpower claims ownership of the disputed strategic sea route 62

November 5, 2018 9:03 AM Heavy metal fan sure everyone would love it if they just gave it a chance

A FAN of heavy metal, speed metal and death metal is confident everyone would enjoy it as much as he does if they just gave it a go. Tom Logan, who listens exclusively to metal and metal variants, believes that because people are put off by the genre’s macho image they do not realise how accessible it truly is. He said: “Take a band like Wolves In The Throne 31

October 7, 2018 8:41 PM BREXIT BOOST: Japan praises UK's ‘GLOBAL STRENGTH’ and extends invite to MAJOR trade pact

JAPAN has pledged to welcome Britain “with open arms” to one of the world’s biggest trade pacts in a major boost for the UK’s post-Brexit prospects. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Britain would still be a nation “equipped with global strength” after the split. And he said he would back any attempt by the UK to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership 33

October 2, 2018 12:01 PM London Heathrow flight horror as Briton dies on Vietnam Airlines flight from Hanoi

A LONDON Heathrow flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia in an attempt to save a who died of a suspected heart attack today. The man, who has not been named, was pronounced dead despite efforts to save him with an emergency landing. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was understood to be over the Black Sea when the captain carried out the emergency 33

October 2, 2018 11:25 AM World War 3 fears: Chinese warship nearly COLLIDES with US destroyer in South China Sea

A CHINESE WARSHIP nearly collided with a US destroyer in an “unsafe and unprofessional encounter”, forcing the US vessel to change course in the contested waters of the South China Sea, a US official has said. The USS Decatur was sailing past the Gaven and Johnson reefs in the disputed Spratly Islands, which China has laid claim to, when tensions mounted 74

September 21, 2018 1:18 AM Only WAR can stop China in the South China Sea

ONLY war can stop China controlling the South China Sea, where it is currently building up bases on artificial reefs, according to a shocking warning from a top US Admiral. The assessment was made by Admiral Davidson who currently leads the US Indo-Pacific Command, putting him in charge of US armed forces in the region. Speaking to the Senate Armed Services 46

September 3, 2018 1:01 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain -- war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump -- came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died August 45