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North Korea fires three missiles into sea

North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles, the US military says.WASHINGTON: North Korea launched a barrage of missiles Saturday, less than one week after being praised by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for showing 'restraint' in its weapons program.Pyongyang fired three short-range ballistic missiles from the Kangwon province, according to US Pacific Command.The launches occurred in the...

Pearl Harbor brings US and Japan closer

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is the first to go to the hallowed memorial above the sunken USS ArizonaPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitterest enemies can become allies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

US sanctions Russia over alleged election hacking, Moscow to retaliate

President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation for Russia's interference in the US presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama has issued new sanctions against Russian people and companies that the US government has accused of hacking American institutions ahead of the election. The Treasury Department announced...

Lincolnshire floods: hundreds of homes evacuated

An RAF Chinook helicopter delivers gravel to try to stem the flow of water in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. Photograph: Cpl Phil Major/Ministry of Defence/EPAHundreds of homes have been evacuated in a Lincolnshire town following severe flooding as the local MP warned that residents are “by no means out of the woods yet”.Residents in at least 590 homes in Wainfleet and...

Farage faces inquiry over ‘gifts’ worth £450,000

Brexit Party leader failed to declare £450,000 allegedly spent on him by Arron Banks, MEP claimsNigel Farage is facing an investigation by European parliament authorities over claims that he failed to declare nearly half a million pounds in gifts from an insurance tycoon under investigation by the National Crime Agency.It was claimed this week that the Brexit Party leader...

Queen skips Remembrance Sunday service after back sprain

The Queen has missed the Remembrance Sunday administration at the Cenotaph in London as she has sprained her back. Buckingham Palace said the Queen, 95, was "disillusioned" not to go to the occasion. The castle recently said it was the Queen's "firm goal" to go to the help, in the wake of removing time from her obligations for wellbeing reasons. She settled...

Actress Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter Carrie Fisher’s death

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, who sang and danced her way into the hearts of millions of moviegoers around the world in musicals like "Singin' in the Rain," died on Wednesday at age 84, her son said.Reynolds, one of the most enduring and endearing Hollywood actresses, died hours after being rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles after suffering...

‘Star Wars’ actress Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Fisher died days after suffering cardiac arrest.Carrie Fisher, the actor best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films and her unflinching self-honesty that contrasted with the artifice of Hollywood celebrity, has died in Los Angeles. She was 60 years old. Her death came...

Republicans Moving Away From Trump?

WASHINGTON: More senior Republicans have withdrawn support for US presidential candidate Donald Trump after his obscene remarks about women became public.At least a dozen Republicans have said they will not be voting for him, since the comments emerged on Friday.Mr Trump says he will never drop out of the race to be president and will never let his supporters...

Tory leadership rivals say there must be no ‘coronation’ for Boris Johnson

Rivals for the Conservative leadership have said there must be no uncontested "coronation" for leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson. Several candidates said the party needed to learn from the experience of electing Theresa May unopposed in 2016."Let's not make the same mistake again," said Home Secretary Sajid Javid.Mr Johnson was criticised for avoiding scrutiny and taking a "presidential" approach to the...