The CIA built a targeted ‘knife bomb’ to limit civilian casualties

In an effort to limit civilian casualties, the CIA has apparently decided that knives are better than explosions. To that end, the American intelligence agency has built a targeted ‘knife bomb’ that fires out blades rather than exploding on impact. This new kind of weapon hasn’t been publicly acknowledged before but it’s called the R9X and is a modified Hellfire […]

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Couple who built £3.8m brothel empire must pay £350,000 or go to jail

Married couple who built £3.8m brothel empire with full knowledge of police and NHS must pay £350,000 or go to jail Sandra Hankin, 55, and Christopher ‘Mark’ Hankin, 57, ran two illicit brothels Police were aware of Manchester brothels and NHS provided checks for escorts  The couple, of North Wales, had both premises shut down after complaints   They were sentenced to six months suspended […]

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When was Leeds Castle built and is it open to the public?

As the BBC's 'Countryfile' programme celebrates the castle's 900 anniversary here's what you need to know about the ancient stronghold and when you can go and visit. When was Leeds Castle built? A wooden structure on the island where Leeds Castle now lies was made in around 857  by a Saxon chief called Led or Leeds A castle was raised […]

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Teenage Satanist ‘confesses’ to burning down a historic Russian church

Teenage Satanist ‘confesses’ to burning down 250-year-old wooden church built for Catherine the Great in Russia 15-year-old ‘Satanist’ says he burnt down one of Russia’s most historic churches Ignat Sharapov used five litres of petrol to ignite the wooden church, police said Satanist images found on his social media and he recently cut heads off hens  Ignat Sharapov, 15, (pictured) admitted […]

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Father who built treehouse for his children is ordered to tear it down

Father who built a 15ft-high treehouse for his children is ordered to tear it down after neighbours complain the ‘eyesore’ invades their privacy Philip Vervaeke was ordered to tear down his children’s treehouse  His neighbours in Scotstoun, Glasgow complained it was a potential fire hazard They also branded it an ‘eyesore’ that invaded the privacy of their homes   A […]

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The secret US cities built during WWII to build the atomic bomb

America’s secret nuclear suburbs: Incredible pictures reveal the hush-hush towns US built at the height of WWII to house 125,000 Manhattan Project scientists racing to complete the atom bomb before Hitler Three brand new conurbations sprang up in matter of months from the fall of 1942 to house nuclear scientists The staff were working on the Manhattan Project, which sought […]

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Southgate's England plans built on youth, energy and style

Be bold. Be brave. Be brutal. Gareth Southgate proved to be all three with the 23-man squad he has selected to represent England at the World Cup in Russia. The unfortunate Adam Lallana, who has failed to prove his fitness, is the biggest casualty and can be added to other big names left at home: Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and […]

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Woman who couldn’t afford to get on property ladder builds a houseboat

Advertising executive, 35, who couldn’t afford to get on property ladder now has London dream home after building her own two-bed £182,000 houseboat Karen Boswell designed the £182,000, 70ft long vessel called Maybe Tomorrow She decided to build the boat because she couldn’t get on the housing ladder   It is moored at a private marina in the Grand Union Canal […]

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