News archive from 19 October 2017

World War 3: China accused of ‘FUELLING’ world tensions by ‘WEAPONISING North Korea’

World War 3: China accused of ‘FUELLING’ world tensions by ‘WEAPONISING North Korea’

Gordon Chang, an East Asia security aficionado has accused Beijing of siding with Pyongyang by transferring “very important” military technologies. He said: "They are weaponising the North.” The expert also disclosed that the rogue state’s recent...

 
Diwali 2017: How to say Happy Diwali in Hindi, Punjabi and Tamil

Diwali 2017: How to say Happy Diwali in Hindi, Punjabi and Tamil

Today is the start of Diwali – the Hindu Festival of Light. Millions of Hindus around the world will be marking the festival by holding feasts, firing fireworks and wearing traditional garments. Family and friends will be getting together to celebrate...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Diwali 2017: 18 messages, poems and greetings to share with loved ones

Diwali 2017: 18 messages, poems and greetings to share with loved ones

Millions will celebrate Diwali all over the world today – known as the festival of light. The day falls on the 15th day of Kartika, the holiest month in the Hindu calendar. The festival is all about the triumph of light over darkness and by extension...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 

Ronnie O'Sullivan gets all clear to wear trainers at English Open after he came close to pulling out of the...

Ronnie O'Sullivan was allowed to wear trainers as he raced into the third round of the English Open in Barnsley with a 4-1 win against Mark Davis. The five-time world champion courted controversy in his opening round win over Zhang Anda by wearing...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
Today is Gin and Tonic Day – so crack open the gin

Today is Gin and Tonic Day – so crack open the gin

Crack open the gin because it is World Gin and Tonic Day again. Today is dedicated to drinking gin and tonics – for the second time this year. Not only will tens of thousands of people around the world be celebrating at home with vast quantities of...

Metro, 00:09 in Lifestyle
 

Universal credit showdown

But cruel May won’t budge on pausing controversial scheme HEARTLESS Theresa May rejected calls from Labour yesterday to pause the roll-out of the universal credit scheme so that its problems that lead to claimants facing financial hardship could be...

 

Corbyn tries to break Tory stalemate with EU in Brussels visit

JEREMY CORBYN will be in Brussels today to discuss Labour’s priorities for Brexit with EU politicians and negotiators. This comes after PM Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to “accelerate” efforts to strike a...

 

Quarter of workers ‘permanently stuck in low-paid jobs’

A QUARTER of low-paid workers are “permanently stuck” on lousy wages, according to a new study published today. The Social Mobility Commission’s warning of “endemic” low pay came hard on the heels of separate figures showing real wages falling for the...

 

Xi promises to build ‘great modern socialist country’

CHINESE President Xi Jinping vowed to build a “great modern socialist country” as he addressed the Communist Party congress in Beijing yesterday. However, he warned that the challenges of the nine-year economic downturn would have to be overcome. In...

 

Files show extent of US role in massacre

Declassified documents detail support for 1965 killing spree DECLASSIFIED files have exposed just how much the US knew about and supported the massacre of millions of Indonesians in the 1965 anti-communist purges. The non-governmental National...

 

Media offices shut by Israeli military

THE Palestinian government condemned Israel’s forced closure of eight media offices in the West Bank yesterday. The offices of production companies PalMedia — Russia Today’s broadcasting provider — and TransMedia were among those targeted by Israel...

 

Tory interests laid bare

PRIME Minister Theresa May’s refusal to pause her government’s madcap gallop to roll out Universal Credit (UC) indicates that the nasty party is still alive and kicking. Her answer to Labour backbencher Laura Pidcock’s question as to whether this is...

 

Mass killings in the US happen randomly - but are NOT going up

In the wake of recent tragedies such as the Las Vegas shooting, many Americans have been left wondering if devastating mass killing events are on the rise. While we may be growing more aware, a new study has found that these events are not becoming...

 

The Labour Party has come a long way

In his first regular column RICHARD BURGON MP writes on the importance of the Labour Assembly Against Austerity in his party’s recent history IT’S not long to go until the Labour Assembly Against Austerity (LAAA) annual conference. Taking part in LAAA...

 

How long can a fidget spinner spin in space? Astronaut demonstrates seemingly unstoppable toy in micro-gravity

By now, you’ve probably had your fill of fidget spinners – but, a new video from NASA has given the gadget another shot at life, this time in microgravity. Astronaut Randy Bresnik took to Twitter to share footage of his recent experiments with a...

 


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