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Wave of looting by hungry mobs spreads fear in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes. Worsening food shortages and runaway inflation have unleashed the spate of pillaging since Christmas in the South American country, in which seven people have reportedly died. The unrest was sparked by shortages of pork for traditional holiday meals, despite socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s promise of subsidized meat to alleviate shortages. Looters have ransacked trucks, supermarkets and liquor…

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Aussie flu symptoms: FIVE natural ways to relieve cold and flu signs

Aussie flu has swept across the UK, and has subsequently been spotted in the US. About 500 people have been hospitalised by the deadly viral infection since the beginning of October. Signs of the condition include muscle aches, fatigue, fever and diarrhoea. But, these five natural treatments could help to relieve some symptoms, it’s been claimed. Vitamin C Vitamin C helps to boost the immune system, according to nutritionist Dr Josh Axe. Fruit and vegetables could provide you with an added boost of the vitamin, he said. “Take 1,000 milligrams…

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‘GROUNDLESS!’ Russia furiously bit back at US over North Korea sanctions breach attack

Donald Trump said in an interview on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea evade international sanctions and was probably helping supply Pyongyang with anything that China had stopped giving it. The claims were backed up by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday the United States is getting evidence that international sanctions are “really starting to hurt” North Korea, even as he accused Russia of not implementing all of the measures. But a Russian source told the Interfax agency the claims were “groundless”. President Trump told Reuters in…

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‘North Korea IS hurting’ USA warns sanctions will cripple Kim’s rogue state

Mr Tillerson singled out China for having turned up the heat on Pyongyang, an approach which he said was starting to bear fruit. Speaking at an event at Stanford University in California, Mr Tillerson said South Korean President Moon Jae-in had attributed North Korea’s recent willingness to talk to South Korea to the pain of sanctions. He added he was confident the intense pressure would eventually prompt North Korea to the negotiating table in order to discuss the future of its nuclear and missile programmes. Citing intelligence and anecdotal evidence…

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Pope ATTACKED: Shocking moment object hits Francis in face in Chile backlash

During the first day of his South American tour, Pope Francis drove through Santiago de Chile in his popemobile to O’Higgins Park. After visiting President Michelle Bachelet at Palacio de la Moneda, the supreme pontiff went to the popular park to hold the first Mass on Chilean soil. As he greeted the thousands of people who had turned out to see him, the Pope was hit by an object which had been thrown at his face.  The object appeared to be a cream hat.  The Pope’s visit to Chile has…

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Metal Gear Survive open beta COUNTDOWN: PS4, Xbox One time, date, tips, Xbox Live, PS Plus

Metal Gear Survive’s open beta is going live on PS4 and Xbox One. The Metal Gear Survive open beta has been given a January 18 release date on PS4 and Xbox One. It runs until January 22. PlayStation 4 users can play without a PS Plus subscription, but Xbox One owners will need a Gold subscription. Konami has confirmed that while progress won’t carry over to the full game, participants will receive a special bonus if they go on to purchase Metal Gear Survive at launch. “Players will have a…

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Gymnastics doctor shakes as sex-abuse victims bare their pain

“Little girls don’t stay little forever.” Kyle Stephens stood in a Michigan courtroom on Tuesday and practically spat those words at Larry Nassar, the former gymnastics doctor who began molesting her when she was just six years old and who now faces a life in prison for his serial sexual assaults. “They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world,” Stephens said as Nassar, wearing blue jailhouse clothes, buried his forehead in his hand. Weeping at times, she recounted how her accusation against Nassar, a family friend, tore…

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‘North Korea crisis getting WORSE’ Boris Johnson warns Kim Jong-un threat is INTENSIFYING

Kim Jong-un’s cruel regime has continued its headlong march towards becoming a nuclear superpower despite a string of sanctions being issued by the UN. And the young tyrant’s threats have heightened – threatening to wipe the US ‘off the face of the earth’ as he continues his war of words with US President Donald Trump. Now Boris Johnson has warned the crisis is “intensifying” as the hermit kingdom threatens the world with intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) capable of reaching Washington DC and London. It comes amid a charm offensive from…

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CHILE CRACKDOWN: 30 arrested as anger grows at Pope visit

Scores of people were arrested in the southern city of Concepción after demonstrating against the government, claiming they “would not show the real image of Chile” to Pope Francis. A spokesman for the protesters, Claudio Melgarejo, claimed at least 200 people had to be dispersed during the first day of the pontiff’s visit. He said: “We are not against the visit of the Pope. “We are against the image that the executive wants to give him that everything is fine here, which is not the case.” Today, the number of…

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WARNING: Why Britons should check their blood health this January

The ‘Fatberg’ appeared in central London as part of a campaign to encourage Britons to seriously think about their internal health as well as their physical appearance after a Christmas of overindulgence. Standing at the height of a London bus and measuring over 10ft wide, the enormous mass surfaced in the city during the week most Brits are likely to abandon their New Year health kick. The Fatberg was created by preventative healthcare service Thriva following new research which reveals the average adult puts on 4.41lbs in extra weight during…

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