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Sunak to announce funding for Ukraine at G7 summit

Sunak to announce funding for Ukraine at G7 summit - The package is to be used for immediate humanitarian, energy and stabilisation needs in Ukraine.


Two pest control workers found frozen to death at chicken factory

Pest control subcontractors Jonathan Collins, 34 and Neil Moon, 49, were found dead in the early hours of October 4, 2018, at the Attleborough chicken factory in Norfolk.


Buenos Aires rocked by clashes over Milei reforms

Police in Argentina's capital fire tear gas on crowds near Congress, as MPs debate budget-slashing reforms.


Emergency crews in flooded Murcia launch rescue operation

Emergency crews in a popular tourist region in Spain have been forced to launch an rescue operation to save several people trapped in their cars following heavy flooding.


Suspected Chinese military medal, more gear found in Pampanga Pogo hub

MANILA, Philippines — An “outstanding service medal” for a Chinese military sergeant, along with more People’s Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms and boots, was discovered in the raided Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (Pogo) hub in Pampanga. According to the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) spokesperson Winston John Casio, the medal was found in one of the establishments’ buildings, while three more sets of PLA uniforms were...


Retired cop, 59, goes missing while on hike on Greek Island

A 59-year-old American tourist has been missing since Tuesday after going on a solo hike in the Greek island of Amorgos, just days after celebrity doctor Michael Mosley was found dead in Greece


Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer in Sky News election grilling

Sir Keir Starmer failed to rule out a host of tax rises last night, as he squirmed over his past support for Jeremy Corbyn .


Factbox-What's on the agenda at Italy's G7 summit?

ROME (Reuters) -Italy hosts the annual summit of leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) major democracies on June 13-15. Here are key facts and figures about the three-d ay event. WHERE IS THE SUMMIT BEING HELD? The meeting is being held in Borgo Egnazia in the southern region of Puglia - a luxury hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant. On the first evening, the leaders will attend a dinner in


Swinney's anti-North Sea stance 'putting thousands of jobs at risk'

John Swinney has stepped up the SNP's opposition to oil and gas by claiming the Prime Minister's plans for new North Sea oil fields are 'utterly irresponsible'.


Number of Chinese warships in WPS up

THE number of Chinese warships in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) has increased, but it is still within acceptable limits, the Philippine Navy (PN) said Wednesday. Based on monitoring from June 4 to 10, a total of 146 Chinese ships were sighted in various areas in the West Philippine Sea, 22 of which were believed to be Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) warships, said Commo. Roy Vincent Trinidad. The figures are considerably higher...


The deadliest animals on the planet

The chances of being fatally attacked by an animal might be low, but do you know which species are most likely to kill you if it does happen? These dangerous creatures come in all shapes and sizes. And while some cause large numbers of human fatalities, others are relatively unheard of but extremely lethal when contact is made. Click through the following gallery to discover the most dangerous animal in the world.


Forfeiture cases eyed vs raided POGOs

MANILA, Philippines — Forfeiture cases await all the seized items, properties and equipment from the Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) hubs raided by the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission, PAOCC Undersecretary Gilbert Cruz said yesterday. Cruz, guest of the Kapihan sa Manila Bay media forum, said they would file for forfeiture of seized currencies, buildings, gadgets and other equipment once their inventory of evidence from...


Ban on low-level letterboxes? SNP finds yet ANOTHER thing to abolish

Homeowners face being banned from installing low-level letterboxes under plans to protect postal workers from back injuries and dangerous dogs.


UK nurse Lucy Letby's murder convictions important in new trial, court told

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) -Former British nurse Lucy Letby's conviction last year for murdering seven babies and trying to kill six others is important evidence in her trial for the attempted murder of another newborn, a prosecution lawyer said on Wednesday. Letby, 34, was found guilty last August of the numerous crimes committed between June 2015 and June 2016 while she was working as


1,000 days have passed since the Taliban barred girls from secondary education, the UN says

ISLAMABAD (AP) — One thousand days have passed since girls in Afghanistan were banned from attending secondary schools. That's according to the U.N. children’s agency, which said Thursday that “no country can move forward when half its population is left behind.” UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell in a statement urged Taliban authorities to allow all children to resume learning immediately, and called on the international community to...


Thousands of fish dead as lake dries in Mexican drought

Thousands of fish have died as a lagoon in northern Mexico partly dried up amid a crippling drought plaguing the country. Dead fish started piling up in the lake bed's cracked mud a week ago, and a foul smell hung over the area Wednesday as workers cleaned up the decomposing remains amid fears they could spread disease.


Two men who tied up two women in massage parlour robbery learn fate

James Garner Daniel and Damien Charles Kleidon pleaded guilty to a string of offences in relation to the break-in at a Thai massage parlour, in Oxenford, on the Gold Coast , on July 1 last year.


Imee on latest serving of warrant vs Quiboloy: It’s like a war zone

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos said Davao City felt like a warzone the day that policemen conducted their latest arrest attempt against fugitive televangelist and alleged rapist Apollo Quiboloy. Marcos, who happened to be in Davao City at the time of the operation, told reporters on Wednesday about her on-the-ground experience on June 10. For her, the presence of many arresting authorities was nerve-wracking. “Aaminin ko, dumaan ako...


The unsteady truth about global poverty

One of the largest, most widespread, and most persistent problems of humanity, one that touches every corner of every nation in the world, is the problem of poverty. People have lived in destitute situations since the dawn of civilization, and while it has always been a matter of great importance in the journey towards a just and developed human world, it has been largely ignored or, in many cases, promoted, by world powers throughout history who consider the only way forward to be over the heads of others. Hundreds of millions of people around the world still live in poverty, suffering from hunger, homelessness, discrimination, and countless other hardships that have made life far harder than it has to be for many of our fellow humans. Read on to learn more facts about the global pandemic of poverty and why we cannot allow it to continue.


Kanlaon eruption: Evacuation ordered anew amid lahar threat

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — Forced evacuation has been implemented again in three barangays in La Castellana, Negros Occidental amid heavy rain and lahar flow from Kanlaon Volcano on Tuesday. Residents of Barangays Biak Na Bato, Masulog and Cabagnaan were evacuated. Mayor Alme Rhummyla Nicor Mangilimutan said the evacuees are staying at the La Castellana South Elementary School. Mangilimutan said more than 1,400 families or 4,000 people remain...


North Korea's Kim boasts of 'invincible' ties with Russia amid talks of Putin visit

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his country is an "invincible comrade-in-arms" with Russia in a message to President Vladimir Putin, state media KCNA said on Wednesday, amid speculation over Putin's impending visit to North Korea. Marking Russia's National Day, Kim said his meeting with Putin at a Russian space launch facility last year elevated the ties of their "


Are young people forced out of Wales to find work?

Young people say they may have to leave Wales to find higher-paid work elsewhere.


Kagawad held for using gun to threaten neighbors

MANILA, Philippines — A barangay kagawad who was caught on video threatening binge drinkers with a firearm in Malabon City on Tuesday was arrested by police. The suspect, 63-year-old Jaime Domingo, is being held on charges of grave threat and alarm and scandal that were filed by the police before the office of the city prosecutor. Malabon police chief Col. Jay Baybayan said in a message on Viber that Domingo arrived at his residence in Barangay...


Seven new ice cream flavours and the Pope: Italy prepares to host G7

PM Giorgia Meloni will welcome other world leaders to Puglia after election success for her party.


CRAIG BROWN'S election night 1997... part two

For those bored by the current General Election, I recommend watching the full 1997 Election Night coverage on BBC iPlayer.


Pampanga village chief, driver slain in shooting

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga, Philippines — A barangay captain and his driver were gunned down at a gasoline station in Barangay Del Pilar in San Fernando, Pampanga on Tuesday afternoon. Matt Ryan de la Cruz, 37, of Barangay San Pedro Cutud and his driver Henry Aquino were in a Mitsubishi Montero and fueling up at the gas station when unidentified men in a Toyota Vios opened fire, according to reports reaching Central Luzon police director Brig. Gen....


Learning from Myanmar's rebels, junta builds new Chinese drone fleet

(Reuters) - Myanmar's resistance fighters notched decisive breakthroughs last year by relying on a scattered fleet of drones in battles against one of Southeast Asia's most feared militaries. But as the civil war grinds on, the rebels increasingly find their familiar weapons - Chinese-made commercial drones modified to carry arms - in the unfamiliar hands of the country's ruling junta, according


Barangay chairperson, driver shot dead in Pampanga

The barangay chairperson of San Pedro Cutud and his driver died after they were fatally shot by unidentified gunmen at a gas station in San Fernando, Pampanga. Initial investigation showed victims Matt Ryan dela Cruz and driver Henry Aquino stopped at a gas station for refuel their sport utility vehicle (SUV) when the suspects shot them, according to James Agustin’s Saksi report on Wednesday. According to the Pampanga police, they gathered CCTV...


Miss Universe Philippines accused of failing to pay for trophy designs

MANILA, Philippines— Local designer and sculptor Jef Albea publicly called out the Miss Universe Philippines Organization for failing to pay him for the trophies he designed and crafted for their recent coronation night. Albea, a visual artist but more known for creating beautiful bridal gowns, expressed his frustration and disappointment over the non-payment issue in a social media post. Albea did not hold back in his statement, making it clear...


Ukraine to sell off assets to raise funds for war with Russia

Kyiv hopes to be able to bring in £80mn by the end of 2024 by drastically slashing prices - a fraction of the tens of billions in aid recently offered by the United States


Shocking cases of children who killed their own parents

Parricide is defined as the murder of a parent—either mother, father, or both. According to a 2019 study, parricide is the least common kind of murder. Perhaps that's why the rare cases of parricide are so horrifying and so highly publicized. This unusual crime is most often committed by white males who have no criminal history. It is very rare for a woman to commit parricide, but we have a few examples on this shocking list. Click through this gallery to learn about horrific crimes in which a parent was killed by their own flesh and blood.


Talisay buy-bust: P102K shabu, guns seized from ‘drug dealer’

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Suspected shabu worth at least P102,000 were confiscated from a known drug personality during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Sawsawan, Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City on Tuesday, June 11. The subject of the operation was identified as alias “Evelio,” a resident of Sitio Laray, Brgy. San Roque also in Talisay City. Evelio is jobless and a native of Barili, Cebu. READ: P2.4M ‘shabu’ seized in separate drug stings in Talisay,...


Abalos, PNP: No overkill on Quiboloy

MANILA, Philippines — Stressing that police officers followed standard operating procedures, the Philippine National Police is pushing back against former president Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of “overkill” when authorities served arrest warrants against pastor Apollo Quiboloy and his five associates. Police did not use excessive force when they raided Quiboloy’s Davao properties on Monday in search of the evangelist who is wanted for human...


Graft charges dubious – PCSO

(UPDATES) THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Tuesday called the graft and plunder complaints filed by the group Filipinos for Peace, Justice, and Progress Movement (FPJPM) before the Office of the Ombudsman against some of its top officials as "dubious and questionable." Included in the plunder and graft charges was PCSO General Manager Mel Robles. The FPJPM filed the charges against PCSO officials and questioned Robles, other...


Mystery behind why family started receiving massive power bills

The Hill family in Queensland is mystified as to why their electricity bills suddenly became astronomical when they weren't doing anything different than before.


UK Labour leader puts wealth creation at heart of election offer

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - British opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer will unveil his party's agenda for government on Thursday, putting wealth creation and economic growth at the heart of his pitch to voters before a July 4 election that polls say he is on course to win. With three weeks to go before the election, Starmer is the latest leader to launch his party's manifesto, a


Supporting refugees: The celebrities who lead by example

For every major conflict that ever happens around the world, hundreds of thousands of people are displaced from their homes, if not millions. These refugees tried to escape war, persecution, and other threats to their lives, leaving them no option but to flee their countries. Many of these people end up in refugee camps. Throughout the years, some famous faces offered their support and visited refugee camps, and in this gallery we bring you some of those moments. Click on to see for yourself.


Bhad Bhabie left 'shaken up' after being detained by police at gas station after her car was mistaken for burglary suspect's getaway vehicle

Bhad Bhabie was detained by police in a case of mistaken identity this week..


Famous people who had to flee their home countries

The UN Refugee Agency estimates that there are currently over 100 million forcibly displaced people in the world. It's hard to get your head around a number like that, but it clearly shows that refugees make up a huge part of our society. However, it's all too easy to lose sight of the human beings behind the numbers. Influential figures who were once refugees help put a face to the cause. Many celebrities and famous figures have been refugees in their lives, and by sharing their stories they help us empathize with the millions of displaced people around the world. Refugees are responsible for some of the greatest music of our time. They have made pioneering advances in the fields of physics, psychology, literature, and art. The world as we know it would not be the same if they had not been given a chance to contribute to society. Let's take a look at some of the most famous and influential refugees in the world, and learn about their journeys to success. Click through the gallery to get started.


Cafe owner outraged after dine and dash family left her with £60 bill

CCTV footage showed the man, a teenage boy and a younger girl eating at Cafe No.35 in Canterbury on tables outside the restaurant.


House solons back halting construction of new Senate building

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers from the House of Representatives on Wednesday supported the decision of Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero to suspend the construction of the upper chamber’s new building pending its review, criticizing the staggering P23 billion budget needed for its completion. In a statement, members of the House’s so-called “Young Guns” pointed out the “escalating costs and potential waste of public funds” associated...


Be vigilant against dengue, DOH says

THE Department of Health (DoH) has warned the public not to be complacent about dengue even with the flattening of the case curve following the onset of the rainy season. In a statement, Health Officer in Charge Albert Francis Domingo said that a slight increase in the number of cases was noted during the weeks of April 14–27 and April 28–May 11, from 5,212 cases to 5,359, or an increase of 3 percent. However, during the week of May 12–25, only...


Remulla dismisses Teves' plea to UN, Amnesty

THE government on Wednesday dismissed as a delaying tactic a letter circulating online in which expelled congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr. pleads for help from international organizations, human rights groups and even Pope Francis, claiming he is being unjustly persecuted and falsely accused of murder by the Philippine government. "You all know the reality in the Philippines; please do not send me there. I do not want to be killed. Please save my...


Local community in shock over sudden death of young sports star

The Templestowe football and cricket clubs, in northwest Melbourne, announced the heartbreaking death of 26-year-old player Nick Mustafa on Monday.


Female prison psychiatrist who faked four character references

A female prison psychiatrist who faked four character references in a bid to get a job has been struck off - after she accused the lawyer prosecuting her of being 'discriminatory'.


Police swarm FBI HQ in Seattle as woman with a gun storms building

A woman has been arrested by police in Seattle following an armed standoff after she stormed into the FBI headquarters in the city brandishing a gun.


Boys who killed Shawn Seesahai could be named

An application to lift the ban naming the pair will be heard in court next month.


ACLU sues to block Biden asylum ban at US-Mexico border

By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON(Reuters) - A U.S. civil rights group sued the Biden administration over a new policy that bars most migrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally from claiming asylum, threatening to derail the far-reaching enforcement effort. In the lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union argued the restrictions implemented on Wednesday violated U.S. asylum law and that


Fire in Kuwait building kills 49 foreign workers

DUBAI — At least 49 people were killed in Kuwait on Wednesday after a fire broke out in a building housing foreign workers, with Kuwait’s deputy prime minister accusing property owners of committing violations that contribute towards such incidents. The nationalities of those who died were not immediately disclosed by authorities. India’s ambassador visited hospitals where workers […]


Chinese vaping giant Elf Bar accused of skirting law with new device

Chinese vaping giant Elf Bar has been accused of skirting UK law with a £12.99 device that has the strength of 240 cigarettes.