Afghanistan: More than 20 troops killed as Taliban insurgents attack checkpoints

At least 22 troops have been killed in an attack by Taliban militants targeting checkpoints in the north of Afghanistan. The insurgents launched the assault late on Saturday against police and pro-government militias in Qaisar district in the northern Faryab province. The attack sparked a fierce gun battle that lasted into Sunday morning. The army sent in reinforcements and some […]

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The top 20 funniest fantasy football team names revealed

Ben Griffiths has a look at the top 20, as ranked in a poll this week by website Reddit. Chicken Tikka Mo Salah Egyptian take on the nation’s favourite dish. NoIngsMeeNoAyew . . . Zaha! Southampton’s Danny Ings, Burnley’s Ben Mee and Crystal Palace’s Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha are all crammed into this Abba-themed team name. Me, My Delph And I Man City’s […]

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Beautician, 20, didn’t realise she had a ring stuck up her nose

Beautician, 20, didn’t realise she had a ring stuck up her nose for 12 years until she sneezed it out Abigail Thompson, 20, discovered the ring in her snot following a sneezing fit   Ms Thompson, from West Yorkshire, lost ring shortly after her eighth birthday  Dr Naveen Cavale, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Real Plastic Surgery, explained that incidents such are quite […]

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Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard running for president in 2020

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she is running for president in 2020. Gabbard said in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the next week. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu elected to Congress and the first member born in the […]

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2018 was 4th hottest year on record, says EU climate agency

OSLO – Last year was the fourth warmest on record, extending a scorching streak driven by a build-up of man-made greenhouse gases, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Monday. Average world surface air temperatures were 14.7 Celsius in 2018, just 0.2C off the highest, it said in the first global assessment based on full-year data. This year will […]

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Meet the Welsh island where 20,000 saints are believed to be buried

With a population of just FOUR… welcome to the tiny Welsh island believed to hide the graves of 20,000 saints (and possibly King Arthur too) Bardsey Island is just two miles from the Llŷn Peninsula in north west Wales It was once an important site of pilgrimage and refuge for persecuted Christians Some believe this tiny scrap of land to be […]

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Two women aged 20 and 22 killed in car smash on freezing Pennines pass as Storm Deirdre lashes UK

The women, aged 20 and 22, were in a white Fiat 500 on the A628 Woodhead Pass when the car was in a crash with a blue Mini Cooper, South Yorkshire Police said. The horror smash happened at 1.30pm on Saturday, as Storm Deirdre began to sweep over the high ground between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire, bringing freezing temperatures […]

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Dad, 20, appears in court charged with murdering his six-week-old baby boy

Lee Vernon, 20, of no fixed address, was not asked to enter a plea to the charge of murdering McKenzie Ellis during the brief hearing at Maidstone Crown Court. According to Kent Online, Vernon appeared via TV link from Elmley Prison and spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and nationality. The infant died at London's King College […]

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