The Japanese government has completed a $146million takeover of an uninhabited, three square mile island on the edge of the East China Sea which may one day be used as an unsinkable aircraft carrier for the US Navy in the event of a war in Asia. Mageshima, part of the Osumi Islands, played an important part in the Japanese military’s defense of Okinawa in the latter stages of World War II, and the island could now become a vital battleground in staving off mounting threats from Beijing. The government first reached a deal with the investment firm Taston Airport in January, but that deal collapsed in May when a new president took over the Tokyo-based company and demanded more than the 4.5 billion yen ($41.3M) that had previously been agreed upon. The purchase adheres to an agreement reached between the US and Japan in 2011, in which Japan promised to provide the US military with a remote training site - having scrapped landing practice in Iwoto island, South of Tokyo, following … [Read more...] about US Military’s unsinkable aircraft carrier: Island in the East China Sea that played vital role in WWII battle for Okinawa is bought by Japanese government for $146M to conduct military drills with American forces
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A heroic father and daughter have revealed how their awe turned to horror when the White Island volcano exploded on Monday. Pastor Geoff and Lillani Hopkins travelled to White Island for Geoff's 50th birthday and spent an hour and a half touring the site before the volcano erupted. Geoff had visited the island 24 years earlier, and Lillani is a geography student who wants to become a volcanologist. Both watched the enormous eruption in awe from their guide boat before they realised the enormity of the situation. 'I've never seen so much tragedy and so much disaster in one small space and it changed in a split second,' Lillani told A Current Affair. Geoff and Lillani Hopkins have revealed details of their rescue effort on White Island after the deadly volcano eruption on Monday The Hopkins watched the island became completely covered in ash and immediately volunteered to give first aid to victims on the island. They were thrown in the deep end with their treatment, required … [Read more...] about Inside the White Island tragedy: Heroic father and daughter who helped save victims ‘screaming in pain’ reveal how awe turned to horror when the volcano rumbled – then blew up
They rose to fame during series four of Love Island. And Hayley Hughes ensured she commanded attention as she stepped out with former co-star Georgia Steel to attend the VO5 Love Is In The Hair event at Tropicana Beach Club, in London on Thursday. The Liverpudlian beauty, 22, slipped her slim frame into a tiny red PVC skirt and flashed her bra through a scanty sheer crop-top as she made her way to the bash. Looking good: Hayley Hughes ensured she commanded attention as she stepped out to attend the VO5 Love Is In The Hair event at Tropicana Beach Club, in London on Thursday Hayley's high-waisted bodycon skirt grazed the tops of her thighs, and she boosted her height with a pair of sheer pointed boots. Accessorising with cowboy-style belt wrapped around her waist, the model left her washboard abs on display as she sashayed towards the Love Island party. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Megan Barton Hanson flashes her lace bra in a daring... … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Hayley Hughes turns heads in a racy sheer crop-top and red PVC mini skirt as she joins Georgia Steel at VO5 bash
His hunky good looks got tongues wagging throughout Love Island. Yet Tommy Fury set tongues wagging for wholly different reasons when he shared a sweet snap with girlfriend Molly May Hague in which his Christian Loboutin-clad feet caused shock due to their 'huge' size. The boxer, 20, who came second on the show, looked extremely dapper in the shot, which was taken before Sunday night's reunion show, however fans were left in awe of the size of his feet, with many begging to know what shoe size he wears. Oh! Tommy Fury set tongues wagging when he shared a sweet snap with girlfriend Molly May Hague in which his Christian Louboutin-clad feet caused shock due to their 'huge' size. Tommy and Molly Mae found love in the villa, yet their romance was thwarted by allegations of falsehood when they failed to post images together on social media. Yet in their first social media snap on his page, talk of their relationship was far from most lips as users were instead distracted … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Tommy Fury stuns fans with his ‘HUGE’ feet in £965 Louboutin studded loafers… with followers likening the ‘creepy’ footwear to flippers and clown shoes
SOPHIE Gradon shot to fame on Love Island in 2016. Here's the lowdown on her time in the villa and why she quit, following the sad news of her death at the age of 32... Who was Sophie Gradon? When was she on Love Island? Sophie Gradon was on series two of Love Island in 2016. She starred alongside Cara De La Hoyde and Olivia Buckland. In 2009 she was crowned Miss Great Britain. She was working as a marketing manager before she appeared on the ITV2 reality show and briefly dated Rugby player Danny Cipriani in 2013.Who was Sophie coupled up with on Love Island? Why did she quit the show? During her time on Love Island Sophie was coupled up with Tom Powell. But their relationship was tested with the arrival of Tom's ex Emma Jane-Woodham - so he quit the show. After he left the island Sophie went on to make history by coupling up with Katie Salmon - the show's first same-sex pairing. However, Sophie quit the show to get back with Tom after realising she didn't have feelings for Katie.More … [Read more...] about When was Sophie Gradon on Love Island, when did she split from Tom Powell and why did she quit the series?