At least 13 people have died this month in water-related incidents, as the sweltering UK heat drives more and more to seek refuge in sometimes perilous waters. Those who have come to tragic ends while splashing around in cooling bodies of water in July include victims of a range of ages, with the youngest being a 13-year-old boy and the oldest a pensioner in his 70s. Today, five people were pulled from the sea at Clacton Pier, Essex, after getting into difficulty - with one person still missing. It comes after five swimmers died on Monday, with the youngest being a 14-year-old boy who got into difficulty in the Thames in Richmond. Brian Sasu, 14, was with pals at Tagg’s Island in Hampton southwest London on Monday afternoon as temperatures reached 37C when he got into difficulty and went missing in the Thames. Brian Sasu, 14, who is pictured for the first time, was with pals at Tagg’s Island in Hampton south west London on Monday afternoon as temperatures reached 37C … [Read more...] about Heatwave death toll climbs to 13 as Britain swelters in scorching temperatures
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LEGENDARY singer Judith Durham died aged 79 following a long illness in August 2022. But who was she, and what was her cause of death? Here's all you need to know. Who was Judith Durham? Judith made her first recording at the age of just 19. She then rose to fame after joining folk-influenced pop group The Seekers in 1963. The four-piece become the first Aussie band to achieve chart success in the US and UK, selling a whopping 50 million records. The band's hits included: I'll Never Find Another You, The Carnival is Over, Georgy Girl, and A World of Our Own. What was Judith Durham's cause of death? Judith died following a long battle with lung disease. She died in Melbourne 's Alfred Hospital on the night of August 5, 2022, after suffering complications from her illness . READ MORE ON NEWS PUMP WARS Drivers spot garage selling fuel for MUCH cheaper than big name petrol stations PRECIOUS MEMORY There was … [Read more...] about What was Judith Durham’s cause of death and did she have children?
BEFORE the beloved BBC sitcom The Good Life went off the air 44 years ago it launched the careers of several TV stars — but where are they now? The Good Life ran from 1975 to 1978 and became one of the UK’s most popular television sitcoms. The BBC show launched the careers of stars like Felicity Kendal and Dame Penelope Keith, while propelling actors like Richard Briers and Paul Eddington further into the spotlight. Richard and Felicity played Tom and Barbara Good, the couple who gave the series its name. Stuffing a midlife crisis and wanting a big lifestyle change, he and Barbara decide to turn their suburban home into a self-sufficient allotment — much to the dismay of their wealthy neighbours Jerry and Margo Leadbetter (played by Paul and Penelope). After four years of suburban antics, The Good Life ended, and the cast went their separate ways. So, where did the stars of this fan-favourite comedy end up 44 years later? READ MORE ON THE SUN … [Read more...] about Where are the cast of The Good Life now? From tragic deaths to Strictly Come Dancing fame
The following is a script from “Fighting Famine,” which aired on March 19, 2017. Scott Pelley reports. Nicole Young, producer. Katie Kerbstat, associate producer. A rare famine emergency has been declared in the youngest nation on Earth. South Sudan, in East Africa, was brought into the world, in 2011, with the help of the United States. But it’s one of the world’s least developed countries and civil war has left it destitute. Five million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from and of them, 100,000 are facing death. Holding off a catastrophe is the mission of the UN’s World Food Programme . The WFP was an American idea, created in 1961, and the U.S. is still the largest donor. Now WFP has launched one of its largest rescues ever but in South Sudan too many people are fighting for life. Josephine is seven and down to 24 pounds. Hunger left her at the mercy of disease. And now she’s being consumed by tuberculosis. This is why TB used to be called consumption. … [Read more...] about Fighting famine in war-torn South Sudan
Another attack on Europe's largest nuclear power plant amid the war in Ukraine "underlines the very real risk of nuclear disaster", according to the United Nations watchdog. Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), described shelling at the Zaporizhzhia plant in southern Ukraine on Saturday as "out of control" and "extremely serious". 'No basis' for Zelenskyy-Putin peace talks - follow Ukraine updates live While Russia and Ukraine blamed each other - accusing the other side of "nuclear terrorism" - Mr Grossi urged for the "utmost restraint" around the site. Experts, meanwhile, warn that the plant getting caught up in the conflict could result in a nuclear accident similar to the one in Fukushima, Japan in 2011. Advertisement What happened over the weekend? On Friday, shelling near the city of Enerhodar in southwest Ukraine hit a high-voltage power line that feeds into the nearby nuclear power … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: What are the risks of a nuclear accident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant amid the war with Russia?
The Biden administration announced another $1 billion in new military aid for Ukraine on Monday, pledging what will be the biggest yet delivery of rockets, ammunition and other arms straight from Department of Defense stocks for Ukrainian forces. The US pledge of a massive new shipment of arms comes as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the southern port cities to stave off a Ukrainian counteroffensive. The aid includes additional rockets for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS, as well as thousands of artillery rounds, mortar systems, Javelins and other ammunition and equipment. Military commanders and other US officials say the HIMARS and artillery systems have been crucial in Ukraine’s ongoing fight to try to prevent Russia from taking more ground. The latest announcement brings the total American security assistance committed to Ukraine by the Biden administration to more than $9 billion since Russian … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: US announces another billion dollar military aid package
Russian organised crime 'the most globally spread' says expert SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Republika Srpska is one of two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and was formed in 1992 at the outset of the Bosnian War. The three-year war, with a death toll over 100,000, saw a majority of Croats and Bosniaks expelled from the republic’s claimed territory. It achieved international recognition as an entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Dayton Agreement of 1995. Related articles Russia horror warning: Putin could go nuclear if he 'senses defeat' ‘Norway first!’ Panic as UK's BIGGEST importer of gas poised to cut Complaining they are marginalised by Bosniaks, Republika Srpska has began calls … [Read more...] about ‘There will be no peace!’ Fresh fears for Balkans as Putin now threatens crisis in Bosnia
HOOVER DAM is one of the largest electrical power plants in the world and is considered an engineering landmark. Here's what you need to know about the "greatest dam in the world". Where is the Hoover Dam? Hoover Dam is situated on the Nevada - Arizona border and is 30 miles south east of Las Vegas. The dam is ginormous, stretching 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon. It is 726.4 feet high. Construction began on September 30, 1930. Why was it built? It was constructed to control flooding along the Colorado River and provides water and hydroelectric power for California and the south west. It helped fuel the development of such major cities as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix in the 1930s and 1940s. READ MORE ON INVENTIONS HOMEWORK HISTORY Homework timeline - how it started and why schools set it explained WHO WANTS TO GO FASTER? Get to know who invented the Waltzer ride … [Read more...] about Where is the Hoover Dam and how was it built?
At least five people are dead after a series of massive earthquakes struck a region in southern Iran . Footage shows collapsed buildings where an earthquake measuring 6.1 has killed at least five people and injured many more this morning. A major rescue operation took place in the darkness in the southern port city of Bandar-e Lengeh and surrounding villages as teams looking for survivors in the rubble. One video showed a village of buildings that had razed to the ground by the quake and many people are in the streets. "Here is Sayeh Khosh, one of the villages affected by the earthquake in Hormozgan. The pictures show the 100% destruction of this village. The population of Sayeh Khosh is 1,600 people," tweeted a local journalist. Twenty people have been reported injured so far in the earthquake ( Image: siahvosh1/Twitter) The earthquake has been measured as having a magnitude of 6.1 ( Image: siahvosh1/Twitter) So far the number of dead has been … [Read more...] about Iran earthquake: At least five dead and many injured as devastating tremor hits region
Dnipro, Ukraine — Towns in Ukraine 's eastern industrial heartland of Donbas are being reduced to ash by Russia's advancing forces. Ukraine's leaders, and its soldiers on the battlefield, say it won't stop there. "It's not just the Donbas region they're after," one Ukrainian soldier warned of Vladimir Putin's forces. "They want to move forward. They send their people to death…to destroy our nation." But Russia's animosity appears to extend even beyond Ukraine's borders. Pope Francis says Ukraine war may have been "provoked" Putin's naval blockade in the Black Sea has left some 25 million tons of harvested grain to rot at Ukraine's southern ports. Most of it was earmarked for developing countries, including South Sudan. Citing skyrocketing global food costs, the World Food Program has said it's slashing the amount of aid it can provide to 1.7 million people in the impoverished African nation. The WFP's acting country director in South Sudan, Adeyinka Badejo-Sanogo, … [Read more...] about Ukrainian mayor says with Black Sea blockade, Putin seeks to “blackmail the whole world” by starving its neediest