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Frenchman smashes solo round-the-world sailing record

Monday  02:06,   18 december 2017
France 24

French sailor François Gabart smashed six days and 10 hours off sailing's around the world record on Sunday producing what many pundits felt was a previously unthinkable time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. The 34-year-old[...]

Police probe death of British embassy worker in Beirut

Sunday  21:40,   17 december 2017
Press Association

The Foreign Office said it was in contact with the Lebanese authorities. “Following the death of a British woman in Beirut, we are providing support to the family,” a Foreign Office spokesman said.“We remain in close contact with local authorities.[...]

Welsh woman ties knot in Oz's first gay marriage

Sunday  14:50,   17 december 2017
Sky News

Australia's first same-sex wedding has taken place following the country's vote to legalise gay marriage. Welsh-born Lauren Price, 31, and Amy Laker, 29, tied the knot in Sydney where they were pronounced "wife and wife" in front of 65[...]

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

Sunday  10:05,   17 december 2017
Associated Press

<p>The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis.</p>Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra[...]

Canadian mogul's family slam murder-suicide claim

Sunday  10:05,   17 december 2017
Sky News

The family of a Canadian billionaire and his wife who were found dead in the basement of their Toronto mansion have refuted reports which suggest their parents' deaths could have been a murder-suicide. Police have said they are treating the[...]

Have the chances of a London white Christmas ebbed away?

Sunday  10:05,   17 december 2017

Despite temperature gauges plunging into negative territory of late, above average temperatures in the days before Christmas mean snowfall is not likely, forecasters say. From this Thursday (21 December) a drier front is set to sweep across the[...]

Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

Sunday  07:21,   17 december 2017

Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emailsKory Langhofer, counsel to the transition team known as Trump for America, Inc., wrote a letter to congressional committees to say Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team had improperly[...]

Former guard at Nazi camp is the last remaining war collaborator ordered out of the United States. Authorities want him gone before he dies.

Sunday  07:20,   17 december 2017
The Washington Post

Lawmakers and Jewish groups have called on the White House to take action, in a race to have him face justice.But the three countries have repeatedly declined to accept him, allowing 94-year-old Palij to spend his retirement in the comfortable[...]

Ski Lift Malfunction Leaves 100 People Stranded on Mountain

Sunday  04:07,   17 december 2017

A chairlift malfunction at Pennsylvania’s Tussey Mountain left as many as 100 people stranded and five injured on Saturday, the Penn State Daily Collegian reports.&nbsp;Initial reports falsely said the chairlift had collapsed, according to the[...]

Does Pentagon still have a UFO program? The answer is a bit mysterious

Sunday  04:07,   17 december 2017

The Pentagon acknowledged on Saturday that its long-secret UFO investigation program ended in 2012, when U.S. defense officials shifted attention and funding to other priorities. But as to whether the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program[...]

A huge 5km wide asteroid is hurtling towards Earth

Saturday  20:35,   16 december 2017

Just when you thought you could get through a month without an end of world conspiracy one manages to speed its way across the solar system. In recent months Nasa has been forced by conspiracy theorists to strongly dismiss claims that a mythical[...]

Hide and seek goes wrong as boy gets locked in safe

Saturday  17:30,   16 december 2017
Sky News

A nine-year-old boy playing hide and seek at his grandfather's home had to be rescued by firefighters after he hid in a safe. The boy was playing with his little brother at the home in Lichterfelde, Berlin, when he found the ultimate hiding[...]

Warning for ice - but will it last until Xmas?

Saturday  08:35,   16 december 2017
Sky News

Forecasters are warning of the potential for icy conditions on Saturday morning following freezing temperatures overnight. The Met Office has issued Yellow weather warnings for ice in Scotland and across the east and west of the UK until 11am. [...]

Canada police probe 'suspicious' deaths of billionaire, wife

Saturday  06:50,   16 december 2017

Canada police probe 'suspicious' deaths of billionaire, wifeCanadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of the billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, Barry Sherman, and his wife, Honey, who[...]

Bruce Gray, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Star, Dies at 81

Saturday  04:35,   16 december 2017
The Hollywood Reporter

The veteran actor, best known to fellow Canadians as the investment banker Adam Cunningham on 'Traders,' passed away on Wednesday in Los Angeles.Gray passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday after a bout with brain cancer, his Toronto agent[...]