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Adults and children found chained up in US home

Tuesday  11:00,   16 january 2018
Sky News

Twelve siblings ranging in age from two to 29 have been found shackled to their beds in their homes with chains and padlocks. A 17-year-old girl managed to escape and tell police her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive by their[...]

Wallaby snared by police after bounding across Sydney Harbour Bridge

Tuesday  10:39,   16 january 2018
Press Association

The animal was caught hopping along the landmark.A wayward wallaby was chased by police after bounding across the Sydney Harbour[...]

Fundraising page for British man injured in Finland knife attack goes viral

Tuesday  10:38,   16 january 2018
Press Association

The fundraising effort has raised more than 16,500 euro.Hassan Zubier, 46, was hailed a hero after he was wounded while trying to save a woman’s life during the rampage in Finland that left two women dead and six people[...]

Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in California home

Tuesday  09:26,   16 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

<p>A California husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.</p>LOS ANGELES — A California husband[...]

Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in California home

Tuesday  09:25,   16 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

<p>A California husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.</p>LOS ANGELES — A California husband[...]

Philippines shuts more schools as volcano spews ash and lava

Tuesday  09:23,   16 january 2018
Reuters

The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools. The Philippine Institute of[...]

Philippines shuts more schools as volcano spews ash and lava

Tuesday  09:22,   16 january 2018
Reuters

The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools. The Philippine Institute of[...]

North Korea's All-Female Band Leader Hyon Song Wol Is the Only Woman Negotiating on Kim Jong Un's Behalf

Tuesday  09:22,   16 january 2018
Newsweek

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently promoted Hyon, the subject of execution rumors in 2013, to the party's central committee.Delegations from the two countries met at North Korea’s Tongilgak building in the truce village of Panmunjom. Each[...]

North Korea's All-Female Band Leader Hyon Song Wol Is the Only Woman Negotiating on Kim Jong Un's Behalf

Tuesday  09:22,   16 january 2018
Newsweek

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently promoted Hyon, the subject of execution rumors in 2013, to the party's central committee.Delegations from the two countries met at North Korea’s Tongilgak building in the truce village of Panmunjom. Each[...]

Parents arrested after 12 children, ages 2-29, found shackled in California home

Tuesday  05:15,   16 january 2018
FOX News

A Southern California couple is in custody on suspicion of torture and child endangerment after 12 of their children allegedly were found captive in the couple's home, with some of them shackled to beds. David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49,[...]

Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

Tuesday  02:35,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Biles, who won four gold medals and five overall at the 2016 Olympics, released a statement via Twitter on [...]

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea

Monday  18:54,   15 january 2018
The New York Times

It’s normal for American commanders to draw up combat plans. But recent exercises signal that the military wants to be ready for options on the Korean Peninsula.At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache gunships and Chinook[...]

Newly-discovered diamond among world’s largest ever

Monday  15:37,   15 january 2018
The Week

910-carat gemstone found in Lesotho mine could sell for £30m or moreThe colourless gemstone is around the size of two golf balls and clocks in at 910 carats (182g), about the weight of a snooker[...]

Carillion held new hospital contract before entering liquidation

Monday  15:36,   15 january 2018
Press Association

Work was expected to be completed at the new site in 2019. Also on MSN:Thousands of jobs at risk as crisis-hit construction firm Carillion collapsesCarillion's car crash – the winners and losersCarillion: What went wrong and where does it go from[...]

Barry McElduff quits as Sinn Fein MP after Kingsmill branded loaf row

Monday  13:31,   15 january 2018
Press Association

The MP was last week suspended by his party for three months.Barry McElduff, who was last week suspended by his party for three months, said he had now decided to quit as an abstentionist member of parliament for West[...]