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Chas & Dave's Chas Hodges dies

Saturday  16:25,   22 september 2018

Chas & Dave singer Chas Hodges has died aged 74. A statement shared their Twitter page read: "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our very own Chas Hodges."Despite receiving successful treatment for oesophageal cancer...[...]

Brexit deal 'still possible' despite Chequers rejection

Saturday  11:25,   22 september 2018

EU leaders have insisted a Brexit deal remains possible despite flatly rejecting the Chequers proposal put forward by Theresa May during an acrimonious summit in Salzburg. The prime minister endured a brutal reception from the national newspapers...[...]

Iranian news agency: 8 Guard members killed in attack

Saturday  11:05,   22 september 2018

Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwest Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing and wounding several people, state TV reported.TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwest Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday,...[...]

Noble's Embalming Jar Reveals Traces of 17th-Century Medicine

Saturday  08:50,   22 september 2018

The color and texture of thin jerky, the dried intestines of a Medici Grand Duchess are offering some surprising clues to her final moments.The Medici noble probably wasn't savoring spiced wine just for the joy of it. The clove-infused liquid was...[...]

How One of Hitler's Favorite Works of Art Got Stolen—Twice

Saturday  08:05,   22 september 2018

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast The black-and-white video captured the getaway in perfect frame, having been arranged by the “thief” himself. On December 12, 1976, the performance artist Ulay walked into the Alte...[...]

Rosenstein: 'I never pursued' trying to record Trump

Saturday  08:05,   22 september 2018

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued his second denial on Friday of a New York Times report stating that he proposed secretly taping conversations with President Trump and discussed the possibility of Trump administration officials invoking [...]

Mysterious message in a bottle is traced back to its sender after a two-year 3,000km journey

Saturday  05:50,   22 september 2018

A mysterious message in a bottle has been traced back to its sender after two years and a 3000km journey. The bottle and handwritten message thrown into the ocean two years ago in Tasmania was found by a man at Shoalwater Bay in...[...]

UK faces 'ecological apocalypse' as species go extinct

Saturday  05:25,   22 september 2018

Conservationists have warned of an "ecological apocalypse" resulting in a dramatic decline in vast numbers of species across the UK. Launching a People's Manifesto for Wildlife, broadcaster Chris Packham said the UK is witnessing a "mass extinction...[...]

At least 136 dead in Lake Victoria ferry tragedy

Saturday  05:25,   22 september 2018

At least 136 people have died after an overloaded ferry sank as it prepared to dock on an island in Lake Victoria, say Tanzanian police. The MV Nyerere capsized on Thursday afternoon around 50 metres from the dock at Ukara island. © Other The...[...]

‘It wasn’t a hoax!’: Russian model who sparked second Salisbury ‘poison crisis’ after she and her husband were taken ill at restaurant denies they were faking

Saturday  01:25,   22 september 2018

A statement from Janes Solicitors, released on Anna Shapiro's behalf, denies the media reports that her poisoning scare was part of an 'elaborate hoax'. Anna Shapiro and her husband Alex King were taken to hospital on Sunday after...[...]

127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Friday  20:05,   21 september 2018

The death toll is now at 127 after a badly overloaded Tanzanian ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, and authorities say that number is likely to rise. KAMPALA, Uganda — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a...[...]

Over the moon: Cosmonaut compliments Ivanka

Friday  19:50,   21 september 2018

Ivanka Trump was showered with compliments by an effusive Russian cosmonaut during a visit to a NASA base in Texas.  The senior adviser to President Donald Trump was touring the Johnson Space Centre on Thursday, where she was given the chance to...[...]

RAF creates first joint squadron with another nation since the Second World War

Friday  19:05,   21 september 2018

RAF creates first joint squadron with another nation since the Second World War .But while the events of 1940 were dictated by the gravest national emergency, the formation of Number 12 Squadron - to be based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire - is...[...]

Male Model George Koh Jailed For Murder Of More Successful Rival, Harry Uzoka

Friday  17:30,   21 september 2018

Male model George Koh, 24, has been jailed for at least 25 years at the Old Bailey for murdering his more successful fashion rival. Harry Uzoka, 25, was stabbed in the heart after a row over a girlfriend. He collapsed and died in the street outside...[...]

Brexit talks entering rocky patch, says Varadkar

Friday  17:10,   21 september 2018

The Irish premier held a meeting with Theresa May at the EU summit in Salzburg.Mr Varadkar said he was determined to keep working to secure an agreement and avoid a cliff-edge scenario next...[...]