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US ship fires 30 warning shots in encounter with 13 armed Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz

US ship fires 30 warning shots in encounter with 13 armed Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday that some of the Iranian fast boats came as close as 150 yards of six U.S. military vessels escorting the submarine Georgia.

Twenty killed as Israel launches air strikes in Gaza in response to Hamas firing rockets

Twenty killed as Israel launches air strikes in Gaza in response to Hamas firing rockets

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Hamas had crossed a 'red line' by directing missiles towards Jerusalem and that the Jewish state would 'respond with force'.

Caribbean islands 'likely to be added to Green List next month'

Caribbean islands 'likely to be added to Green List next month'

Islands in the Caribbean such as Antigua, Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis are reporting close to zero infection rates and so could make it on to the 'green list' when it is updated next month.

History: Bizarre shrunken HEAD used as a film prop is confirmed as a real 'ceremonial tsantsa'

History: Bizarre shrunken HEAD used as a film prop is confirmed as a real 'ceremonial tsantsa'

Experts from the Mercer University in Georgia - among whose collections the head was found - analysed the artefact to confirm that it was indeed genuine.

Man, 21, is charged with murder of PCSO Julia James who was found dead in Kent woodland 

Man, 21, is charged with murder of PCSO Julia James who was found dead in Kent woodland 

Callum Wheeler, 21, from Aylesham has been charged with the 53-year-old's murder after she was found dead near woodland in Kent last month.

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: 'Idiotic' flats will ruin the King's Road good life, says Felicity Kendal

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: 'Idiotic' flats will ruin the King's Road good life, says Felicity Kendal

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Actress Felicity Kendal is campaigning to prevent a property developer from demolishing part of her iconic neighbourhood, London's King's Road.

Record portion of state school pupils gained entry to Oxford University last year

Record portion of state school pupils gained entry to Oxford University last year

A record proportion of pupils from state schools and deprived areas gained entry to Oxford University last year, figures showed yesterday, with 68.6 per cent state-educated compared to 62.3 in 2019.

Colonial Pipeline attack: Russian DarkSide hackers style themselves as Robin Hood

Colonial Pipeline attack: Russian DarkSide hackers style themselves as Robin Hood

DarkSide, which is made up of veteran cybercriminals but insists it is not political, spares Russian, Kazakh and Ukrainian-speaking companies.

Nutritionist Laura Ford lists the foods you think are unhealthy but they're actually good for you

Nutritionist Laura Ford lists the foods you think are unhealthy but they're actually good for you

A nutritionist from Melbourne has shared a list of six foods you might think are unhealthy but they're actually good for you, including pasta, nuts and white rice.

A quarter over-60s have seen their health decline in the past year

A quarter over-60s have seen their health decline in the past year

Age UK found that quarter of over-60s believe ability to do everyday tasks has declined over the past year and that living through the pandemic has accelerated the social care needs (file photo)

Heartache of Afghan translators who are STILL separated from children

Heartache of Afghan translators who are STILL separated from children

Giving each other a brotherly hug, Mustafa, seven, and Muzzammel, five, are two of the children still at the mercy of the Taliban after they and their families were promised sanctuary in Britain.

Line of Duty is the most-watched drama series of the century... with Heartbeat a close second 

Line of Duty is the most-watched drama series of the century... with Heartbeat a close second 

Line of Duty has become the UK's most-watched drama series of the 21st century after this year's series finale drew in official ratings of 15.24million, 80,000 more than Heartbeat in 2000.

Britain's 'crash for cash' scam capitals revealed as Birmingham and Bradford

Britain's 'crash for cash' scam capitals revealed as Birmingham and Bradford

The Insurance Fraud Bureau says single gangs can be behind thousands of orchestrated collisions in some areas, with the combined value running into millions of pounds.

How to get big pharma to launch a war on superbugs

How to get big pharma to launch a war on superbugs

Antibiotic resistance, experts said, was escalating to the point where routine and once highly treatable infections might soon become unresponsive to medicine.

SIR ANDREW DILNOT: Boris Johnson cannot duck care cost crisis any longer

SIR ANDREW DILNOT: Boris Johnson cannot duck care cost crisis any longer

SIR ANDREW DILNOT: The moral strength of a society can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens. In most respects Britain does well on that measure, as reflected by the NHS.

Tory MP picks up second job... and a £50k pay rise

Tory MP picks up second job... and a £50k pay rise

Ben Bradley (pictured), 31, will rake in a six-figure salary after he was elected as the new leader of Nottinghamshire County Council alongside his role as Mansfield's MP.

Casual sex WILL be allowed from May 17 after Government gives green light for people to meet inside

Casual sex WILL be allowed from May 17 after Government gives green light for people to meet inside

Casual sex will be allowed again for the first time this year as part of the Government's latest lifting of lockdown measures, with people from different households allowed to meet inside from Monday.

Adele's estranged father dies aged 57: Multi-millionaire singer was unable to patch up relationship

Adele's estranged father dies aged 57: Multi-millionaire singer was unable to patch up relationship

Mark Evans, who had not spoken to his daughter for years after a bitter falling out, passed away following a battle with cancer.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission begins its 1.4 billion mile journey home from asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission begins its 1.4 billion mile journey home from asteroid Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx has started the 1.4 billion-mile journey back to Earth after spending two years on asteroid Bennu. The craft is bringing back samples that could tell us how the solar system formed.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez spotted together AGAIN after Montana getaway

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez spotted together AGAIN after Montana getaway

Ben Affleck whisked his former flame Jennifer Lopez away on a private jet this past weekend for a romantic getaway trip to a luxury ski resort in Montana.

Many young people turn monosyllabic when they hit puberty

Many young people turn monosyllabic when they hit puberty

Overnight, it seems, many teenagers become monosyllabic once they hit puberty, transformed into the TV teen characters Kevin and Perry.

Covid UK: Boris Johnson unveils latest stage in roadmap out of lockdown

Covid UK: Boris Johnson unveils latest stage in roadmap out of lockdown

Boris Johnson hailed the latest step towards freedom from lockdown in England saying that planned easings will go ahead on May 17.

Facebook is testing a new pop-up that asks users if they have READ an article before sharing it

Facebook is testing a new pop-up that asks users if they have READ an article before sharing it

Facebook is adding more censorship to its platform with new pop-ups that appear when a user attempts to share an article they did not click on to read. The goal is to reduce misinformation.

Champions League: Portugal 'increasingly likely' to be new host of 2021 final

Champions League: Portugal 'increasingly likely' to be new host of 2021 final

Chelsea and Manchester City supporters' hopes of attending this month's Champions League final received a significant boost on Monday when UEFA ruled out keeping the game in Istanbul.

Indian covid sufferers are now contracting deadly 'black fungus' infection

Indian covid sufferers are now contracting deadly 'black fungus' infection

Mucormycosis, dubbed 'black fungus' by Indian medics, is usually most aggressive in patients whose immune systems are weakened by other infections.

Diabetes cases DOUBLE in 15 years as five million Britons have condition, figures reveal

Diabetes cases DOUBLE in 15 years as five million Britons have condition, figures reveal

Almost 4.1million Britons have been diagnosed with diabetes, compared with just over two million back in 2004/05. Sean Carter-Selwood (pictured), 27, from Swindon, didn't know he was at risk of diabetes.

Lex Greensill will be grilled on David Cameron lobbying TODAY: Former PM faces fresh embarrassment

Lex Greensill will be grilled on David Cameron lobbying TODAY: Former PM faces fresh embarrassment

Lex Greensill has not spoken publicly since the collapse of his lending firm Greensill Capital in March triggered a wave of revelations about David Cameron's (pictured) lobbying.

Coronavirus UK: From cinemas to indoor gatherings, what you can do from May 17

Coronavirus UK: From cinemas to indoor gatherings, what you can do from May 17

Hugs with family and friends and indoor socialising will be allowed from next Monday after a further easing of Covid-19 rules in England was confirmed today.

Wrecked in Russia in 1945 after being loaned to the Red Army, Spitfire has £2million makeover

Wrecked in Russia in 1945 after being loaned to the Red Army, Spitfire has £2million makeover

The Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, serial number PT879, was one of 1,328 British fighters supplied to the Red Army from 1942 to 1945 under an often forgotten 'lend-lease' scheme by the Allies.

Covid US: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12-15

Covid US: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12-15

U.S. regulators gave Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorization for children ages 12 to 15, making it the first shot available to kids younger than 16, the FDA said Monday.

WHO classifies India variant as being of global concern

WHO classifies India variant as being of global concern

WHO officials said that some data suggests the B.1.617 variant that emerged in its three sublineages might be more transmissible than older strains. They will release more info tomorrow.

NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes after saying awarding body needs 'reform' amid diversity row

NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes after saying awarding body needs 'reform' amid diversity row

The Peacock network has announced it will not air next year's awards for the first time since it began broadcasting them in 1996. The Globes has been hit by a diversity row - and slumping ratings.

Boris Johnson promises to bring in laws to boost education chances after local elections victory

Boris Johnson promises to bring in laws to boost education chances after local elections victory

Speaking ahead of the Queen's Speech, Mr Johnson revealed plans that will give every adult the right to access cheap, flexible loans to fund college courses and training later in life.

Olympic hockey star Maddie Hinch opens up on her depression battle

Olympic hockey star Maddie Hinch opens up on her depression battle

EXCLUSIVE: She wouldn't change it. Maddie Hinch is clear on that. If taking the good meant enduring the bad, then she'd sign for it. But the bad was awfully rough, and harder than many folk realise.

MoD launches urgent probe after trolls hound Army mental health champion off Twitter 

MoD launches urgent probe after trolls hound Army mental health champion off Twitter 

Sergeant Major Glenn Haughton, 48, said years of abuse from online trolls, many believed to be fellow soldiers, had left him 'suffering poor mental health'. He quit Twitter on Monday.

Covid Brazil: President dismisses pandemic risk by riding with dozens of bikers on Mother's Day

Covid Brazil: President dismisses pandemic risk by riding with dozens of bikers on Mother's Day

Despite increasing numbers in deaths and positive COVID-19 cases, President Jair Bolsonaro lead dozens of bikers through Brasilia, Brazil, to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday.

From pineapple leaf frocks to Vietnam War shrapnel earrings, the sustainable style that celebs love

From pineapple leaf frocks to Vietnam War shrapnel earrings, the sustainable style that celebs love

Carrie Symonds went to the ballot box last week in a dress from a sustainable brand, but she's far from the only woman in the public eye to back environmentally-friendly designs.

Drawn on an iPad during lockdown, the artist's masterpieces light up London, writes ROBERT HARDMAN 

Drawn on an iPad during lockdown, the artist's masterpieces light up London, writes ROBERT HARDMAN 

While others were hunkering down at the start of this pandemic, stockpiling loo roll and binge-watching hours of TV rubbish, David Hockney, 82, had other ideas.

These footloose Britons love their converted campers so much they've become home sweet home 

These footloose Britons love their converted campers so much they've become home sweet home 

Campervan and motorhome sales have boomed as 'staycations' become the norm. Many people have opted for a DIY alternative to a fully kitted out 'palace on wheels'.

The 2021 hay fever survival guide: The surprising ways to beat the pollen season

The 2021 hay fever survival guide: The surprising ways to beat the pollen season

Millions suffer from hay fever, and many will be aware the time of itchy eyes is upon us. The pollen season so far has been a bad one thanks to dry weather.

Heiress with a £1,500 monthly allowance hears a skint father-of-two ate out of bins as a teenager 

Heiress with a £1,500 monthly allowance hears a skint father-of-two ate out of bins as a teenager 

Mercedez, 24, from London, was moved to tears by the story of Liam, from Doncaster, who told her about his rough upbringing eating through bins and his family's tough financial situation.

Covid UK: Nurse, 41, who died was one of thousands of brave NHS workers from Philippines

Covid UK: Nurse, 41, who died was one of thousands of brave NHS workers from Philippines

Leilani Medel, a 41-year-old mum who lived in Bridgend, South Wales, was born in the Philippines and had worked in NHS hospitals and care homes for the past ten years.

Can 'smart coffees' really boost your brain?

Can 'smart coffees' really boost your brain?

Manufacturers are 'pimping up' coffee with everything from added vitamins to brain boosters. Angela Dowden asked dietitians to assess a selection; which we rated.

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Oi Angie, pass the Duchy from the left-hand side...

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Oi Angie, pass the Duchy from the left-hand side...

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Breaking news: Woman you've never heard of is reshuffled out of a job you didn't know she had, then promoted into another job you didn't realise existed.

Amazon rolls out 'pay-by-palm' in New York City Go Store

Amazon rolls out 'pay-by-palm' in New York City Go Store

Amazon debuted its One palm scanner at a Amazon Go in Manhattan on Monday. Shoppers can pay with a wave by connecting their unique palm 'signature' to a credit card or Amazon account.

Football calls on NBA stars to help fight online abuse as the PFA reach out to LeBron James and Co

Football calls on NBA stars to help fight online abuse as the PFA reach out to LeBron James and Co

EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: The PFA are in talks with the NBA over forming a powerful coalition with superstar basketball players in the fight against social media hate.

BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones is using AI to monitor his Parkinson's

BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones is using AI to monitor his Parkinson's

As his right hand starts to tremble with increasing urgency, veteran BBC correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones glances at it briefly before checking his watch.

Babies withms

Babies withms

Experts at University College London studied 6,000 children and found they put on more weight between age five and 14 if their father was stressed out, but the same was not true of mothers and sons.

Colonial Pipeline scrambles to restart network after DarkSide cyberattack

Colonial Pipeline scrambles to restart network after DarkSide cyberattack

The attack on Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and transports 45% of the East Coast's fuel supply, is the largest assault on US energy infrastructure in history.

Becky Downie vows to continue in her bid to earn Tokyo 2020 spot despite tragic death of her brother

Becky Downie vows to continue in her bid to earn Tokyo 2020 spot despite tragic death of her brother

Josh Downie, 24, suddenly collapsed with a heart attack during a cricket nets session in Birkenhead, Merseyside, last Thursday and passed away in hospital that night.

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