Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Spain hands over NATO Response Force control to the UK

SPAIN has handed over command of NATO’s Response Force to the UK for 2017. Spain held the role for 2016. The handover took place at Britain’s NATO headquarters in Gloucester, overseen by General Varela Salas and Brigadier General Luis Cebrián and their British counterparts Lieutenant General Tim Radford, head of…

Women are doing it for themselves in Washington DC

TWO women in America were so affronted by comments that President Elect Donald Trump made about women that they decided to mount a visual demonstration in Washington on January 21 which they have called The PussyHat Project. The intention is that demonstrators should all wear a pink knitted hat with…

Turkish cargo plane crash wipes out village

A TURKISH cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people. The death toll is expected to rise after the Boeing 747 obliterated more than 15 buildings in a village near Manas airport at around 7:30 am local time. According to the airport administration,…

It’s farewell to ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

THE animal protection organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is delighted that the owners of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus have decided to close it down. After 146 years in business, the self-proclaimed ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ will be bringing down the ‘Big Top’…

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New American Gold coin depicts Liberty as an African-American

THE US MINT celebrates its 225th Anniversary by announcing the first ‘Lady Liberty’ gold coin featuring an African American woman which is due for release in April of this year. In a press release from the Mint it states that the design is unique in that it portrays Liberty as…

Society photographer Lord Snowdon dies aged 86

THE former husband of Princess Margaret, photographer Lord Snowdon died at his home aged 86 on Friday January 13. Antony Armstrong-Jones who married Princess Margaret in 1960 and was divorced from her in 1978 is said to have died of natural causes. The couple had two children David and Sarah…

Jet fighter sound barrier booms prompt Twitter ‘terror fears’ in Marseille

Social media in the French port of Marseille was thrown into panic briefly after at least two loud bangs were heard across the city. People took to Twitter amid fears that the noises might be associated with terror attacks. But police in the city later confirmed a jet fighter had…

Polar weather sweeps across UK

FLIGHTS have been cancelled and towns evacuated due to a ‘polar maritime airmass’ hitting the UK. Heathrow Airport has pre-emptively cancelled 80 flights while at Gatwick four were cancelled. A BA spokeswoman announced : “We’re sorry that some of our customers’ travel plans have been affected due to the forecast…

Fugitive from Spain arrested in France

A WANTED Colombian, identified only as 45-year-old NVH, has been arrested in the south of Paris thanks to an international warrant and the involvement of French police. This individual was wanted by several Spanish courts as he was a member of a criminal drug trafficking organisation operating in Alicante and…

Two dead and thousands evacuated after mudslides in Argentina

Storms in central and northern Argentina have caused mudslides leaving two dead and forcing thousands to evacuate the area of Jujuy. The deceased were found in a battered car, believed to have been swept away by the mudslide in Volcan. Thousands who sought refuge in local churches and schools were…

Snow monkey attempts sex with deer

A male snow monkey has been seen attempting to have sex with female sika deer on Japan’s Yukishima Island. A paper published in the Journal of Primates describes how a low-ranking monkey was repeatedly seen trying to sexually mount at least two different female deer. The two species generally share…

Lubitz only one to blame

NOBODY except pilot Andreas Lubitz can be held responsible for the plane crash in the French Alps in March 2015, the German public prosecutor’s office has decided. All 150 people on board the A320 covering the Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf died when Lubitz, the co-pilot, flew the plane…
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