More than 30 killed in devastating storms sweeping across Italy

Italy’s deadly storms, flooding and strong winds have claimed the lives of over 30 people, rescue services have said. The reports comes as the bodies of nine people were found in their Casteldaccia home, in the Palermo region, after a small river burst its banks nearby. Agi news agency reports that the deceased victims included three children aged one, three and 15. A view of the flooded house where nine people lost their lives in Casteldaccia, near Palermo (Picture: AP) Some family members climbed trees to try and survive the…

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British tourists escape flames after lightning bolt ripped through boat

A group of nine British tourists have escaped their burning yacht after a bolt of lightning ripped through the vessel. The four married couples and one other woman were on board the 50ft chartered catamaran off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, when they were caught in storms at 4:30pm on Saturday afternoon. Police said they cowered below deck as deadly seas rocked the vessel and thunder sounded overhead. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The four married couples…

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Unlucky pigeon finds itself in the wrong place at the wrong time

If you think you’re an unlucky person, ask yourself this: have you ever crossed the path of a cannon at the exact moment it’s fired? Lady Luck certainly wasn’t smiling down on this pigeon when it did exactly that in Malta. Incredible footage showed the exact moment the weapon was fired as part of a ceremonial salute – and the bird is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Since…

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Little girl who became face of Yemen hunger crisis has died

Warning: Upsetting images. A little girl who became the face of the hunger crisis in Yemen when a picture of her emaciated body went viral has died. Amal Hussain was photographed by the New York Times in her hospital bed, her bones sticking out due to the severe starvation she had suffered. Tragically, on Thursday the newspaper confirmed the worst – that the little girl had died at a refugee camp four miles from the hospital she was photographed at. Days after The New York Times published this image of…

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Plane forced to make emergency landing in Siberia due to crack in cockpit windscreen

A plane has with 173 people on-board has been forced to prepare for an emergency landing due to a crack in the cockpit windshield. The Boeing 737 took off from Novosibirsk, Russia, towards Sanya, southern China, when crew noticed the rupture in the glass mid-air. It was decided as a result that the NordStar flight would have to make an emergency stop in Krasnoyarsk International Airport, Siberia, RT reports. A NordStar flight is reportedly preparing to make an emergency landing in Siberia (Picture: Tass/PA Images) The flight is currently circling…

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Tiger shot dead after ‘killing 13 people’ in India

A tiger that allegedly killed 13 people in two years has been shot dead in India. It was one of India’s most high-profile tiger hunts in decades, sparking controversy over the legality of her killing in the jungles of Maharashtra state. The tigress was the mother of two 10-month old cubs and was known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers. File photo of an Indian Bengal tiger in northeast India (Picture: AFP/Getty) A team of more than 150 people spent months searching for T1, using a paraglider…

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Rescue diver dies while recovering remains from deadly Indonesia plane crash

A rescue diver has died while searching the wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed earlier this week in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. Syachrul Anto, 48, was searching for victims of the Lion Air flight when he got into trouble yesterday. The search and rescue agency (Basarnas) confirmed his death today but did not give a specific cause. Syachrul Anto in his diving gear (Picture: Facebook) Rescue personnel prepare to dive at the location where a Lion Air plane crashed into the sea in the north…

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Senior police officers arrested on suspicion of ‘gang raping their female colleague’

Senior police officers have been arrested on suspicion of gang raping their 23-year-old female colleague in Russia. The three men, named as district police chiefs Lt-Col Eduard Matveev, 51, and Lt-Col Salavat Galiyev, 50, and migration department chief Major Pavel Yaromchuk, 34, could be facing up to 10 years in prison. The alleged sexual attack has caused a major scandal with a team of top detectives sent from Moscow to Ufa, capital of oil-rich Bashkortostan region, to investigate. Pavel Yaromchuk, 34, is one of three men accused of raping their…

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Prince Charles vibes with local band while visiting Africa

Prince Charles had an impromptu vibesing session with a traditional band after he arrived in Ghana for the latest leg of his West African tour. The royal showed his moves when he was asked to join a group of local performers in Christiansborg Castle, Osu, today. He performed a simple jig and rattled a calabash instrument as he found his rhythm. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Prince Charles may have chosen the simple moves because he was…

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Troops arrive at the border ready to fire at migrant caravan approaching US

More than 7,000 US troops have arrived at the border ready to fire at a migrant caravan that is slowly approaching America. Despite the caravan being around 900 miles away, with the majority of those in it travelling through Mexico on foot, thousands of soldiers have been deployed to keep them out of the country. At least 7,000 active duty troops have been told to deploy to Texas, Arizona and California. More than 7,000 US troops have arrived at the border prepared to fire at the migrant caravan that is…

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