Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits Venezuela

Residents stand outside their apartments as some look up at the ‘Tower of David’ skyscraper, which suffered an inclination after a powerful earthquake shook eastern Venezuela. Picture: APSource:AP A major earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Venezuela’s eastern coast, home to largely poor fishing communities, shaking buildings as far away as Colombian capital Bogota and knocking […]

Jacqueline Kennedy (C) stands with her two children Caroline Kennedy (L) and John F. Kennedy, Jr. (R) and brothers-in law Ted Kennedy (L, back) and Robert Kennedy (2ndR) at the funeral of her husband US President John F. Kennedy. Picture: AFP

Mystery over JFK stolen brain solved

They were eight seconds that changed the world – former marine Lee Harvey Oswald leaned out of the sixth-floor window and squeezed the trigger on his bolt-action rifle three times.     As a bullet blasted through John F Kennedy’s neck, hero secret service agent Clint Hill was the first to react, leaping out of […]

Likud party supporters celebrate in Tel Aviv. Picture: Amir Levy/Getty Images

Counting set to continue in Israeli elections

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared best placed to form a governing coalition Wednesday after high-stakes Israeli elections, exit polls showed, but remained in a tight race with his main rival as votes were being counted. Both Netanyahu and ex-military chief Benny Gantz claimed victory after initial exit surveys were released by Israel’s three […]

French Tigre attack helicopter supports Dutch Landing Craft as they carry Finnish and Dutch Marines during a Joint demonstration as part of the NATO Trident Juncture 2018 exercise — intended to counterbalance increased Russian activity in the region. Picture: AFP

Billionaire’s ‘secret bases’ busted

A FORCE of 400 heavily armed tactical police have stormed 17 properties on Finland’s western borders — many owned by mysterious Russian businessman Pavel Melnikov. The raids, which took place in September, included an assault on the tiny island of Sakkiluoto. The island held nine piers, a helipad, a camouflage-draped swimming pool, swarms of satellite […]

A man has taken hostages at this convenience store in Blagnac, France. Picture: Supplied

Gunman takes hostages in French store

  Policemen secure the area around a bar where a man is holding four people as hostages.  A gunman has taken four hostages in a convenience store on the outskirts of the southern French city of Toulouse, police said. Authorities weren’t certain of the hostage-taker’s identity or what he is demanding. No injuries have been […]

President Donald Trump adopting militant and aggressive campaign tactics ahead of the US midterm elections is seen as a sign of things to come in 2020. Picture: AFP

On the brink: US civil war predicted

RUSSIA is convinced the next US Presidential election will spark a new civil war. And they should know. Moscow has been secretly manipulating US political opinions now for years. “The next presidential election could lead to a definitive split in American society and a new civil war,” blares the unsurprisingly state-run RIA Novosti. “Recently, internal […]

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‘Charming’ Putin orders mass war game

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has made no secret of his desire to reunify the former Soviet Union states, many of which are now members of NATO. His social media propaganda campaigns, economic leveraging and military intimidation have been acting to those ends now for at least a decade. So little wonder a nervous Europe has […]