Month: December 2023

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Kim Jong Un warns war is ‘realistic reality’ as he pledges to build more nuclear weapons

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Kim Jong Un warns war is ‘realistic reality’ as he pledges to build more nuclear weapons

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has pledged to launch three new spy satellites, build military drones and increase his country's stock of nuclear weapons in 2024.Mr Kim said moves by the US and its allies against Pyongyang have been unprecedented in 2023, pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of nuclear war. According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), he said: "The grave situation requires us to accelerate […]

todayDecember 31, 2023 4

Weather warning issued for parts of UK

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Weather warning issued for parts of UK

Eurostar trains are set to resume this morning after "unprecedented" flooding in a tunnel brought travel chaos for thousands of people - as a severe weather warning was issued for large parts of the UK on New Year's Eve.Eurostar said all services would run to Paris, Brussels, London and Amsterdam on Sunday - but warned there could still be delays and packed stations. Southeastern and Thameslink rail are also predicting […]

todayDecember 31, 2023 4

Paula Abdul accuses ‘Nasty Nigel’ of sexual assault

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Paula Abdul accuses ‘Nasty Nigel’ of sexual assault

Paula Abdul has accused former American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe of sexually assaulting her when she was a judge on the show.The singer's lawsuit also accuses him of another assault, years later, when she worked on So You Think You Can Dance. Lythgoe denied the accusations and said he is "shocked and saddened".Abdul claims the 74-year-old Briton groped her breasts and genitals and "began shoving his tongue down her throat" […]

todayDecember 31, 2023 6

New rules on XL bullies come into force

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New rules on XL bullies come into force

XL bully dogs must be kept on a lead and muzzled when out in public - as new rules take effect from today.Selling, breeding, abandoning or giving them away is also now illegal. People have until 31 January to apply for an exemption certificate to keep their dog - and must have it neutered, microchipped and insured.Owners in England and Wales who don't get an exemption by then will have […]

todayDecember 31, 2023 10

How rhino poacher hired sex workers to dupe authorities

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How rhino poacher hired sex workers to dupe authorities

It is said to be worth more than its weight in gold, diamonds or cocaine.The rhino horn trade in Africa and Asia gave rise to criminality and profit on an industrial level, with buyers and sellers making millions. Steve Galster has made it his life's work to go after people who brazenly take and sell animal parts.In 2011, museums and galleries - including some in the UK - reported thefts […]

todayDecember 31, 2023 4

Chocolate giant sued over ‘misleading’ treats

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Chocolate giant sued over ‘misleading’ treats

Chocolate giant Hershey is being sued by a disgruntled customer who said its Halloween-themed peanut butter treats didn't match the packaging.Cynthia Kelly, from Florida, argues she bought them because she liked the "artistic designs" of the holiday sweeties. She was especially fond of the "cute looking" eyes and mouth shown on the packets of the peanut butter pumpkins, prompting her to spend $4.49 (£3.52) on them at an Aldi supermarket.When […]

todayDecember 30, 2023 2

Tupac trial witnesses ‘may be at risk of kill order’

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Tupac trial witnesses ‘may be at risk of kill order’

Witnesses in the case of a man charged with orchestrating the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur may be the target of a kill order, prosecutors have warned.Duane "Keffe D" Davis, an ex-gang leader from Compton, California, is the only person still alive who was in the vehicle from which shots were fired towards the hip-hop icon. He is also the only person ever charged in connection with the case, and […]

todayDecember 30, 2023 5

Liz Truss’s honours list a ‘slap in the face’

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Liz Truss’s honours list a ‘slap in the face’

Kwasi Kwarteng, Therese Coffey and the rest of Liz Truss's cabinet have missed out on getting gongs or places in the House of Lords as part of her resignation honours list.There has been sizeable speculation about who the UK's shortest-serving prime minister would choose to elevate to the upper house or make a knight or dame. But none of her top ministerial team, nor those who were credited with her […]

todayDecember 30, 2023 12

What went wrong for Zelenskyy and Ukraine in 2023? And what next? | Sean Bell

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What went wrong for Zelenskyy and Ukraine in 2023? And what next? | Sean Bell

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy started 2023 full of optimism.In Kharkiv, Ukrainian forces had demonstrated they could push Russian invaders back, and Western confidence in Ukraine's ability to prevail was growing. Despite the risks to domestic national security, Western nations donated huge quantities of weapons, ammunition and high-tech capability from national stockpiles to support Ukraine's proposed counteroffensive.However, as 2023 ends and despite huge casualties, the Ukrainian offensive has done little to move […]

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