"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading" -- Thomas Jefferson

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Countryfile presenter Joe Crowley visited a laboratory in Aberystwyth, Wales, to learn about an ongoing edible insect project on Sunday's show. However, viewers did not seem keen on the idea of eating creepy crawlies, with many blasting the BBC for "pushing the edible insect idea" on the beloved programme.

The High Court in Belfast awarded damages to the family of Liam Holden on Friday, ruling that the late Irishman was waterboarded into making a false confession while in British military custody.

Holden, who died last year aged 68, was falsely convicted of killing a UK paratrooper in the early 1970's. The period of near civil war is known as "The Troubles."

Telecoms giant BT is set to quietly restart its controversial digital home phone rollout, which could leave customers unable to call emergency services if there is a power cut, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

BT's so-called 'digital voice' project will see up to 29 million households switched over from traditional handsets to new digital ones which are plugged into an electricity supply and need a broadband connection.

That means if there is a power cut, the phone line also stops working, leaving households unable to call '999' emergency services on their landline.

epleted uranium shells are dangerous not just because of the explosions that they produce. It is radioactive dust that poses the biggest danger to living beings after it gets into their bodies, Igor Kirillov, the head of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops of the Russian Armed Forces told reporters on March 24.

"A strike with the use of depleted uranium munitions creates a hot cloud of fine aerosol of uranium-238 and its oxides in the air. Those exposed to that dust may later develop serious pathologies afterwards,” the official said.

London's attempts to implement the concept of ‘Global Britain’ after leaving the European Union have failed, Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrey Kelin told TASS.

"After Brexit, <…> the concept of Global Britain appeared," the ambassador recalled. He explained that London saw the concept in such a way that the country "would go around the world, making new arrangements, improving the trade base, benefiting from it and prospering."


BP has pumped oil worth £15.4bn in Iraq since 2011 when it began production in the country for the first time in nearly four decades, new analysis shows.

The new information comes on the 20-year anniversary of the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, which was judged to be illegal by the UN. However, neither US president George W Bush nor British prime minister Tony Blair, the leaders who prosecuted the war, have been subjects of a criminal investigation. 

On September 15, 2021, the U.S. announced a commitment “to a shared ambition to support Australia in acquiring nuclear-powered submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.” 

Food inflation hit its highest rate since 1977 last month, having risen to 18.2% in the year to Februaury 2023.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) saw this jump from 16.8% in January, with the increase driven by price movements such as the rise in cost of vegetables last month.

Protests and strikes against President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial reforms package are now so pervasive the planned state visit by Britain’s King Charles III has been postponed pending conditions in France improving.