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US issues ‘heightened threat’ alert after transition

US security chiefs have warned of a heightened threat of domestic terrorism from people unhappy with the outcome of the November election. The Department of Homeland Security said the 6 January attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters may have emboldened some extremists. In...

Singapore boy held for Christchurch-inspired mosque attack plot

A 16-year-old boy has been detained in Singapore for allegedly plotting to kill Muslims in two mosques on the Christchurch attacks anniversary. Influenced by Christchurch killer Brenton Tarrant, the teenager had allegedly planned to knife his victims and livestream the attack. He is the youngest...

Bottom side Sheff Utd earn shock win to deny Man Utd top spot

Bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United caused a stunning upset with a Premier League victory over title-chasing Manchester United at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed three points to regain top spot from rivals Manchester City but were lacklustre for large periods of the contest as the...

Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem stirs hope and awe

The inauguration of Joe Biden featured a slew of high-profile performers on Wednesday, but for many it was the lesser-known Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in US history, who truly wowed the crowd. Gorman, who was named the first-ever national youth poet laureate in 2017, gave a...

North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile

North Korea has unveiled a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile, described by state media as “the world’s most powerful weapon”. Several of the missiles were displayed at a parade overseen by leader Kim Jong-un, reported state media. The show of military strength comes days...

Lisa Montgomery: US executes only woman on federal death row

Lisa Montgomery – the only female inmate on federal death row in the US – has been executed for murder. She received a lethal injection at a prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a last-minute stay of execution was lifted by the US Supreme Court....

NEW YEAR MESSAGE

As 2020 rolls away, this is wishing all our readers a much better 2021, free of all viruses and illnesses! May 2021 bring us all peace, love and prosperity and God s protection at all times, Amen. Happy new year! Aunty Grace

Covid: China asks cabin crew to wear nappies to reduce virus risk

China’s aviation regulator has recommended cabin crew wear disposable nappies and avoid using the toilet to cut the risk of Covid-19 infection. The advice on nappies is in a section on personal protective equipment in new guidelines for airlines. The regulator said the recommendation applied...