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Putin says will step down as president after term expires in 2024

Friday  22:30,   25 may 2018

Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would respect the Russian constitution which bans anyone from serving two consecutive presidential terms, meaning he will step down from his post in 2024 when his current term expires. His remarks, made to reporters[...]

Harvey Weinstein charged in sexual assault cases as NYPD thanks ‘brave survivors’ for seeking justice

Friday  20:11,   25 may 2018

Harvey Weinstein arrived at a Manhattan police station on Friday morning.Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape and other abuse charges Friday, months after allegations of sexual violence and harassment toppled the once-powerful[...]

Meghan's tribute to home in coat of arms design

Friday  20:11,   25 may 2018

The coat of arms for the Duchess of Sussex features nods to her California upbringing, such as the state's flower and golden rays of sunshine. Meghan worked with the College of Arms in London to come up with design, which was later approved by[...]

Putin says Russian missile did not bring down flight MH17

Friday  19:55,   25 may 2018

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that a Russian army missile did not bring down Malaysia Airlines Flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, rebuffing Dutch investigators who concluded that a Russian missile system was used in the attack. The[...]

Elon Musk doesn’t know how journalism works — but thinks he can fix it

Friday  19:15,   25 may 2018

The tech leader took to Twitter to slam the media, proposing a new platform where people could rate articles on trustworthiness. © AP/Getty Elon Musk at the Dublin web summit (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images) Tesla[...]

Russia must 'answer for its actions' over MH17

Friday  15:50,   25 may 2018

Russia must "answer for its actions" after it was named culpable by investigators for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 four years ago, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary said findings released yesterday that a Russian[...]

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thought

Friday  14:45,   25 may 2018

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thoughtThe research, described May 7 in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics," indicates that our spiral galaxy's vast rotating disk of stars spans at least 170,000 light-years, and possibly up to [...]

At least 49 dead after boat capsizes on Congo River

Friday  14:40,   25 may 2018

Congolese officials say at least 49 people have died after a boat tipped over on the Congo River in the country's northwest.The vice governor of Tshuapa province, Richard Mboyo Iluka, says the boat was taking people from Monkoto to Mbandaka city [...]

Britain MUST build up military to counter Russian aggression, warns Defence Secretary as he says threat is highest since the Cold War

Friday  14:17,   25 may 2018

The Defence Secretary said Vladimir Putin was 'challenging us in every domain' and the threat was the highest since the Cold War. He highlighted dozens of incursions by Russian fighter jets and ships that the RAF and Navy have needed to[...]

Man guilty of attacking 96-year-old D-Day veteran Jim Booth with claw hammer

Friday  13:26,   25 may 2018

A man has been found guilty of attempted murder after he attacked a D-Day veteran with a claw hammer and left him for dead.Joseph Isaacs, 40, of no fixed address, shouted "money money money" as he repeatedly hit 96-year-old Jim Booth over the head[...]

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

Friday  12:42,   25 may 2018

Interviews and newly obtained documents provide the Pentagon’s first public on-the-ground accounting of one of the bloodiest battles the military has faced in Syria since deploying to fight ISIS.WASHINGTON — The artillery barrage was so intense that [...]

Family rejoices at finding of soldier's World War II plane

Friday  12:10,   25 may 2018

When Tom Kelly's relatives got word that his World War II bomber had been found a wave of exhilaration mixed with grief washed over them. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, and on March 11, 1944, the 21-year-old 2nd[...]

Daughter who took her 93-year-old war veteran father to Dignitas to die defends 'right to die' choice as she reveals the harrowing journey for the first time

Friday  11:45,   25 may 2018

Sandra Holmes asked staff at the Cartref Bryn yr Eglwys home in Pentrefoelas, North Wales, if she could take her father John Lenton - who was 93 and suffering from Parkinson's - on holiday.With her son, Scott, they hired a car so they weren't[...]

Fastest Ever Space Probe Would Travel Into Interstellar Space To Explore Our Solar System From Outside In

Friday  11:26,   25 may 2018

"It will truly be a historical mission to take our first step into interstellar space."Humans have created precisely one object that has arguably escaped the bounds of our solar system, Voyager 1. That spacecraft took 35 years to make it[...]

Teenager charged with 10 terror offences

Friday  09:55,   25 may 2018

A teenager arrested in north London has been charged with 10 terror-related offences, Scotland Yard has said.  Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman was detained by armed officers of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command in the capital last[...]