Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on mission near South Korea, Japan


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and South Korea to scramble jets to escort them, Russia said on Thursday Russia's Defence Ministry said in a statement the Tupolev-95MS bombers, code named "Bears" by NATO, flew over neutral waters and were accompanied by Russian...

Portsmouth hospital 'fed patients pills in ice cream'


Image copyrightGoogleImage caption The hospital's medical care has been rated "inadequate" Hospital staff fed pills to patients by hiding them in their meals and in ice cream, the health watchdog has said Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth has been given a formal warning notice by the Care Quality Commission for "very poor care" to vulnerable patients During the visit, inspectors also had to...

Biggest ever US lottery prize won by single ticket


The winning Powerball ticket has been claimed after it was bought at a shop in Watertown, Massachusetts The odds of winning the jackpot were put at one in 2922 million Professor Cornelius Nelan, from Quinnipiac University, said the odds were about the same as flipping a coin and getting heads 28 times in a row Image:The jackpot swelled to more than $700m It was the second largest lottery prize in...

Dixons Carphone warns on profit as mobile sales hit


Image copyrightGetty ImagesThe owner of Carphone Warehouse and Dixons has warned that more expensive mobile phone handsets and lower EU roaming charges will hurt its profits Dixons Carphone said it expected pre-tax profits this year of £360m to £440m, down from £501m last year The retailer said customers were not upgrading their phones as frequently because handsets had risen in price It also...

News Daily: GCSE results and Dutch terror tip-off


Image copyrightPAImage caption Under pressure: Candidates have been sitting some new, tougher exams in England and Wales Under this system, an A is equivalent to a 7 while a C is anchored at the bottom of a grade 4 Remember politicians saying GCSEs were too easy and needed to be made more rigorous A van containing gas canisters has been discovered near a music venue in Rotterdam, hours after a...

U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor


SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The US Navy said on Thursday remains found by the Malaysian navy were not those of a sailor from the damaged warship USS John S McCain The conclusion was made following medical examinations of the remains, which will be returned to Malaysian authorities, the US Seventh Fleet said in a statement posted on its website An international search-and-rescue operation involving...

EFL Cup third round draw: Holders Man Utd to host Burton Albion


Holders Manchester United start their defence at home to Championship club Burton AlbionHolders Manchester United will begin their defence of the EFL Cup with a home tie against Championship club Burton Albion at Old Trafford Thursday's third round draw in Beijing, which took place at 04:15 BST, also saw Liverpool drawn away to Premier League rivals Leicester Manchester City go to West Brom...

Nine killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau


HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barreled into the southern Chinese territory of Macau, wiping out power and water in large pockets of the world's biggest gambling hub Macau's government broadcaster TDM said Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, was the strongest since 1968 Hato on Wednesday...

Typhoon Hato kills 12 and injures hundreds


Hato is the most powerful storm to hit the area in 53 years, packing winds of up to 99 miles per hour Almost 27,000 people have been evacuated to emergency shelters Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, has battered Hong Kong, bringing chaos to the former British territory Waves flooded seaside streets, amid reports of injuries The storm made landfall at noon on Wednesday near Zhuhai city in...

Winning numbers drawn for $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot


(Reuters) - Winning numbers were drawn on Wednesday night for a US Powerball jackpot of an estimated $700 million, one of the largest in the lottery's history The winner will get annual payments over 29 years, totaling at least $700 million, or $4433 million in a lump sum payment, before taxes A winning ticket could bring the holder an estimated $700 million windfall, a prize topped only by a...

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