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China lands nuclear bombers on South China Sea island

China lands nuclear bombers on South China Sea island

World
May 19 (UPI) -- The Chinese military landed a strategic bomber for the first time Saturday on an island reef in the South China Sea, something the U.S. Department of Defense said is raising tension and destabilizing the region. A Chinese state news agency said the People's Liberation Army Air Force sent the bombers to conduct drills in its "southern waters." Several bombers, including the advanced H-6K, was conducting take-off and landing drills on an island reef. The Communist Party of China, People's Daily, shared a video on social media of the drills. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative said the H-6K has a combat radius that could cover the entire South China sea. "Nearly all of the Philippines falls within the radius of the bombers, including Manila and all five Philippine mili...
Bafta TV Awards: Britain's Got Talent, Love Island and Blue Planet II win

Bafta TV Awards: Britain's Got Talent, Love Island and Blue Planet II win

Entertainment
Britain's Got Talent, Love Island and Blue Planet II were among the winners at this year's Bafta Television Awards.Declan Donnelly was at the ceremony to accept the entertainment programme prize for Britain's Got Talent - but co-host Ant McPartlin wasn't there.Love Island won its first ever Bafta, for best reality show, while Casualty scooped its first Bafta for 11 years, for best soap or continuing drama. Sir David Attenborough picked up Blue Planet II's Must See Moment prize.That was the only award voted for by viewers, and it was for the scene showing a mother pilot whale refusing to let go of her dead calf.Sir David told viewers: "We set out to try and show the seas,...
Bones found on South Pacific island belonged to Amelia Earhart, study concludes

Bones found on South Pacific island belonged to Amelia Earhart, study concludes

Science
March 7 (UPI) -- The bones found several decades ago on a remote island in the South Pacific were likely those of famed pilot Amelia Earhart. Anthropologist Richard Jantz is 99 percent sure of it.Jantz, a professor and researcher at the University of Tennessee, recently reanalyzed measurements taken of the bones by physician D. W. Hoodless. In 1940, Hoodless determined the bones belonged to a man -- not Earhart, who disappeared along with her plane in 1937.In a new paper published in the journal Forensic Anthropology, Jantz presents evidence contradicting Hoodless' conclusion.Jantz is the co-creater of a computer program designed to analyze the sex, ancestry and stature of a person based on skeletal measurements. When Jantz plugged the measurements made by Hoodless into the Fordisc program...
Firms on Caribbean island chain own 23,000 UK properties

Firms on Caribbean island chain own 23,000 UK properties

Business
A quarter of property in England and Wales owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, BBC analysis has found.The Caribbean archipelago is the official home of companies that own 23,000 properties - more than any other country.They are owned by 11,700 firms registered in the overseas territory.The finding emerged from BBC analysis conducted of Land Registry data on overseas property ownership.The research found there are around 97,000 properties in England and Wales held by overseas firms, as of January 2018. It adds to concerns that companies registered in British-controlled tax havens have been used to avoid tax. Sorry, your browser cannot display this map Map built by Carto. If you can't see the map, please click here to op...
Love Island babe Olivia Attwood back on the market?

Love Island babe Olivia Attwood back on the market?

Entertainment
JAMES RUDLAND/GETTYHOT STUFF: Olivia Attwood is in tip-top shapeSources close to the Love Island babe, 26, say she has split from boyfriend Chris Hughes.A video emerged last week of him flirting with another girl and she reportedly ditched him over it.Olivia skipped the glitzy OK! Magazine Beauty Awards last week because she was so upset.Love Island babe Olivia Attwood Olivia Attwood the Love Island babe's sexiest pictures.NEIL WARNER Olivia Attwood's sexy snaps “She’s fashionable, extremely sexy and funny” SourceBut we reckon she won’t be short of men keen to help put a smile back on her face.As our exclusive snap shows, Olivia is in tip-top shape.And she’ll soon be even hotter because she’s planning a boob job.Earlier this month Olivia