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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.


LISTEN: THE RETRIAL OF LUCY LETBY - Prosecution Opening Statement

Convicted baby killer Lucy Letby was back in court today as a retrial heard how the nurse allegedly tried to murder a girl just hours after she was born by dislodging her breathing tube.


Australia taking in 10,000 immigrants a week

More than 1,500 new arrivals are arriving each day, or 60 migrants every hour, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


Four ways to show love of one’s country

You don’t have to march on the streets to show your love of country,” I told students whose parents did not allow them to join political protests years ago. “But our country needs skilled, motivated, resilient citizens to contribute in various ways. So instead of grouching about how difficult your subjects are, prioritize your learning and minimize addictive activities. Instead of taking easy-A courses, challenge yourself to learn beyond your...


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...


UK's Sunak, Starmer face televised grilling by unhappy voters

By Elizabeth Piper and William James LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Keir Starmer were grilled by voters at a televised event on Wednesday, with both challenged over past decisions, pledges and how they would fund policies if they won a July 4 election. At their last meeting in television studios before the poll, the two men took turns to face an


US sanctions pro-Russia governor of Moldova's Gagauzia region

By Alexander Tanas CHISINAU (Reuters) -The United States imposed sanctions on the pro-Russia governor of Moldova's Gagauzia region on Wednesday, a move supported by the pro-Western government in Chisinau. Evgenia Gutul is a Kremlin ally who was elected last year to head the autonomous southern Moldovan region and has been at odds with the government and President Maia Sandu, who seeks to take


Gesmundo on Independence Day: Rise and fight despite bigger enemies

MANILA, Philippines — The enemy may be bigger and stronger, but Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo, in his speech during the 126th Philippine Independence Day, said that being ready to rise and fight again is essential. “Sa kahandaang bumangon at muling lumaban, sa ating sariling paraan, kahit alam nating mas malaki at mas malakas ang kalaban. Sa hindi pagsuko at patuloy na paninindigan kahit mahirap, kahit tagilid ang laban, kahit parang...


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'.


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 […]


Did the CIA betray Nelson Mandela?

In August 1962, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, was arrested by South African police. For decades afterwards, rumors circulated that the authorities had been working on a tip-off provided to them by the Central Intelligence Agency. But only recently have these claims been properly investigated, and the revelations are shocking! So, did the American intelligence community really betray one of the most famous figures of the 20th century? Click through and uncover the truth.


Woman erupts with rage at Mexican restaurant after baby disturbs meal

A woman was arrested and branded a 'Karen' after publicly berating a mother in a Mexican restaurant after her baby made some noise.


Houthis claim attack on merchant ship in Red Sea

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis claim to hit a vessel named Tutor in the Red Sea using a sea drone.


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.


Pope repeats gay slur in closed-door meeting, ANSA reports

ROME — The pope has again used a highly disparaging word against gay people for which he had already apologized last month, ANSA news agency said on Tuesday. READ: Pope issues rare apology over reported homophobic slur | Pope used vulgar Italian word to refer to LGBT people, Italian newspapers report Italian media had attributed to the pope the use of […]


Suspect in £26m Tamara Ecclestone and Frank Lampard burglaries charged in Serbia

Suspect in £26m Tamara Ecclestone and Frank Lampard burglaries charged in Serbia - Serbian court documents allege Ljubomir Romanov invested money in the UK via ‘criminal activities’, the BBC reported.


Troubled G7 leaders focus on Ukraine war, China in Italian summit

By Crispian Balmer and Angelo Amante BARI, Italy (Reuters) - Group of Seven (G7) leaders start their annual summit on Thursday looking to double down on support for Ukraine in its war with Russia and offer a united face in confronting China's political and economic ambitions. With the Middle East, migration and artificial intelligence (AI) also on a packed agenda, the June 13-15 summit in


The notorious female pirates of the Seven Seas

Historically, women weren't allowed to remain on ships once they had set sail. Old-fashioned sailor superstitions purported that women on merchant and military vessels were bad luck. But this didn't stop several women from disguising their identities to join crews, and in some cases captains ignored the rule altogether. From the Caribbean to China, there are actual accounts of female pirates dating back thousands of years, showing us that pirating wasn’t just for men. Curious? Click on to discover the women who once prowled the Seven Seas.


House-approved divorce bill transmitted to Senate, says Lagman

MANILA, Philippines — The absolute divorce bill, which the House of Representatives passed on the third and final reading last May 22, has been transmitted to the Senate, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman said on Wednesday. In a statement, Lagman said House Bill No. 9349 “was finally transmitted to the Senate as contained in a letter dated June 10, 2024, from House Secretary General Reginald S. Velasco to Senate President Francis “Chiz”...


PNP probes Marcos ‘ouster plot’

MANILA, Philippines — Former president Rodrigo Duterte’s loyalists and Chinese communists are allegedly colluding to oust President Marcos. The Philippine National Police (PNP) is investigating the reported collusion, which came from social media posts being attributed to a retired military officer. A destabilization plot is supposedly being hatched before the arrival of International Criminal Court investigators who are probing abuses committed...


Marcos says Filipinos will defend territory

PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Independence Day said that Filipinos would never shy away from defending the nation's territory, stressing that real power is measured through the reason of what the people are fighting for. In his speech during the "Parada ng Kalayaan [Freedom Parade] 2024" at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, the President urged Filipinos to honor their forefathers' sacrifices by protecting the nation and drawing strength from...


Russian warships enter Havana harbor under Washington's watchful eye

By Dave Sherwood HAVANA (Reuters) -A Russian navy frigate and a nuclear-powered submarine churned into Havana harbor on Wednesday, a stopover the U.S. and Cuba said posed no threat but which was widely seen as a Russian show of force as tensions rise over the Ukraine war. Curious onlookers, fishermen and police lined the Malecon seafront boulevard under gray skies to welcome the ships as they


Invasive 'furry' clawed Chinese crabs are taking over New York in June

'Mitten crabs,' an invasive from China known to steal fisherman's bait, damage gear - and worse block the cooling systems of power plants - is now appearing in New York, experts warn


'No closure' a year on from Nottingham attacks

Lee Coates hoped Calocane's trial would bring him closure but instead felt his mental health decline.


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.


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.


Lucy Letby was caught 'virtually red-handed', jury hears

Convicted baby killer Lucy Letby was caught 'virtually red-handed' as she tried to murder a newborn baby at the Countess of Chester Hospital, a jury heard today.


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.


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.


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.


Second man in court after mum and daughter death

Justyna Hulboj and Lena Czepczor, aged four, were killed by a car as they walked along a Leeds street.


Marcos to Pinoys: Don’t falter, remain steadfast

MANILA, Philippines — Paying tribute to heroes who fought for Philippine independence, President Marcos yesterday vowed not to shirk from his duty to protect the country’s territory, reminding Filipinos that they may lose their freedom if they do not defend it. Speaking during the Independence Day parade in Manila, Marcos urged Filipinos to continue what their forebears started and to stand up for their rights as a free nation. “Our ancestors...


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.


Crime here is hurting, whatever the statistics say

In some areas, getting a grip on crime is a major election issue.


Nine killed, 29 injured, in Russian missile attack on Kryvyi Rih

Five children among those hurt after missile hit an apartment block in latest attack on Ukrainian president’s hometown.


Portion of Magallanes Drive in Manila to close until Thursday

MANILA, Philippines — Parts of Magallanes Drive will be closed from June 12 to June 13, the local government of the city of Manila announced on Wednesday. This was due to the inauguration ceremony of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Floating Solid Waste Collector System Project. READ: MMDA lifts number coding scheme on June 12 in view of Independence Day “The DENR EMB-NCR (Environmental Management Bureau-National...


Two men jailed for 'brutal' murder of teenager

Awadh Saleh and Rio Burton-Devine, both aged 25 from east London, are sentenced for life at the Old Bailey.


Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 839

As the war enters its 839th day, these are the main developments.


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.


Denmark recalls South Korean noodles for being too spicy

SEOUL — Denmark’s food agency has recalled South Korean instant ramen produced by a brand popular in the West, warning noodle lovers that they were so hot they might cause “acute poisoning”. Three Samyang Foods noodle products were assessed to have dangerous levels of capsaicin, the active component of chilli peppers, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said in a statement on Tuesday. The three products from Samyang instant ramen line...


Police guarding Biden and G7 sleep on ship with 'unusable toilets'

Police unions complained that a cruise ship moored in Brindisi for the G7 has 'unusable toilets' and ripped mattresses. It is a stark contrast to the faux medieval village housing Biden and other leaders.


Russian nuclear-powered submarine arrives in Cuba

A Russian nuclear-powered submarine and other naval vessels arrived in Cuba Wednesday for a five-day visit to the communist island off Florida's coast in a show of force amid spiraling US-Russian tensions. The unusual deployment of the Russian military so close to the United States -- particularly the powerful submarine -- comes amid major tensions over the war in Ukraine, where the Western-backed government is fighting a Russian invasion.


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.


Jeremy Hunt predicts he will win or lose his seat by just 1,500 votes

It would surpass the infamous 'Portillo moment' when then-cabinet minister Michael Portillo suffered a shock defeat in 1997 amid a Labour landslide.


Why have so many US-made Abrams tanks been destroyed in Ukraine?

Ukraine is believed to have lost several American-made M1A1 Abrams tanks on the battlefield. In this video, MailOnline asks an expert: Does the tank still have a place on the battlefield?


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...


Arizona man charged with trafficking guns to kill Black people, start race war

By Jonathan Allen (Reuters) - An Arizona man has been indicted on four counts of gun-trafficking crimes after federal prosecutors said an undercover sting operation revealed that he planned to kill Black people in a mass shooting to "incite a race war," according to the indictment. A grand jury indicted Mark Adams Prieto, 58, on Tuesday on charges of gun trafficking, transferring a gun for use


Lawyer 'helped mom steal home from her son using multiple forged docs'

Ashley Morin is accused of stealing the victim's signature stamp to enable his mom to transfer herself ownership of a $540,000 Cooper City home they jointly owned.


Serving of warrant vs Quiboloy like a war zone: Imee

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City felt like a warzone on the day police conducted their latest attempt to arrest fugitive televangelist and alleged rapist Apollo Quiboloy, according to Senator Imee Marcos. 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 sa...


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....