Guatamala volcano eruption: Why is the Fuego eruption deadlier than Hawaii’s Kilauea? | World | News

Fuego’s eruption on Sunday has so far claimed the lives of 109 people after deadly pyroclastic flows were sent hurtling down the flanks of the volcano, sweeping past nearby villages and destroying everything in their wake. Pyroclastic flows are a mixture of hot gases and rocky particulates which are ejected during eruption and flow down the sides of the volcano. They move at a much faster rate than lava and can even reach speeds up to 700 km/h and the gases can reach temperatures of about 1,000C. The speed of…

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Scotland news: Independence row highlights SNP division | Politics | News

In a headache for party leader Nicola Sturgeon, last month’s Sustainable Growth Commission has laid bare divisions in the party and wider independence movement.  With today marking the party’s spring conference in Aberdeen, Ms Sturgeon was forced to defend the study as “re-energising” the independence debate in the country.  The report outlined a more economically credible and less fantastic vision of an independent Scotland – in contrast to that released during the 2014 independence campaign, which ended in a 55 to 45 percent defeat.  Analysts also claimed the report indicated…

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Baby-faced thug, 14, jailed for regatta stabbings | UK | News

A judge heard that despite his youthful appearance, Bush was motivated by an urge to enhance his “fearsome reputation” for crime and “respect” on the street. Now 15, the knife-wielding thug was jailed for four-and-a-half years for the attacks at the regatta in Dartmouth, Devon, last August. The stabbings were the culmination of a two-year crime wave by Bush which included attempted robbery, assault, and threatening a stranger with an air pistol, Exeter Crown Court heard. Sentencing him, Judge David Evans said his young victims had suffered severe psychological as…

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DON”T GO SOFT ON PUTIN: May issues rallying cry to fellow G7 leaders over Russia sanctions | World | News

The Prime Minister is today set to have one-to-one talks with Giuseppe Conte the leader of Italy’s new government at the G7 summit in Quebec where she is set to clash over the tough sanctions imposed on Russia by the international community. Mr Conte has called for sanctions to be relaxed against Russia in line with policies of the two main governing parties 5 Star and Lega. He said he wants his government to “promote a review of the sanctions regime.” It comes after Mr Trump said he wants Russia…

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Brexit news: SNP leader BLASTS Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘ludicrous’ view on Brexit | Politics | News

Speaking at the SNP conference in Aberdeen, Mr Blackford hit out at the Labour leader, claiming he failed to provide a strong opposition to Theresa May’s plans for a hard Brexit. He also argued that Labour was “colluding” with the Conservatives, calling the party’s stance on Brexit “week and confusing” and “completely dangerous”. He said: “The Labour Leader’s failure to recognise the critical need for these nations to remain in the Single Market – is ludicrous.” Mr Blackford confirmed to activists that SNP MPs will vote in favour of the…

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Ryanair binge drinking ROW: Airline company BLASTED by customers over student advert | UK | News

The low-cost airline company sparked outrage after posting the picture on Twitter as part of a campaign clearly addressed to graduating students. The photo, sporting the Ryanair logo, was followed by a caption saying: “To all Leaving Cert and A-Level students: plan your dream summer holiday now so you have something to look forward to. “Book on ryanair.com in between ‘studying’ tonight. “This could be you.”  Social media users immediately took to Twitter to condemn the ill-thought advert. Among those accusing the airline of mocking the serious issue of youth…

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Muhammad Ali: Donald Trump considers pardon for boxing legend | World | News

The US President said he was looking at a long list of names for potential pardons which included the heavyweight champion, who died in 2016. But the boxer’s lawyer said a pardon is “unnecessary” because Ali’s conviction was already overturned by America’s top court. Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, refused to join the US Army in 1967 at the height of the Vietnam War, claiming conscientious objector status. Before departing for the G7 summit in Canada today, Mr Trump told reporters: “We have 3,000 names. We’re looking at them.…

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Murder hunt after grim find at nature reserve in Angus | UK | News

It is understood the 27-year-old offshore worker was battered with a “sharp, heavy weapon” before being left dead in the car park.  He was later found by a passer-by. Yesterday detectives confirmed they were treating his death as murder during a press conference at police headquarters in Dundee. Investigators sealed off the scene and enforced a no-fly zone over the area yesterday as a forensic probe got under way. Officers said Steven drove 22 miles from his home town of Arbroath to Kirriemuir on Wednesday evening and have asked anyone…

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Guatemala volcano eruption: Pictures show violent mudflows spewing from Fuego’s eruption | World | News

Dangerous flows of lava, ash and toxic gases poured down several canyons below the crater of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Friday, prompting a new round of evacuations of rescue workers and nearby villages. At least 109 people have already died in a series of eruptions that began with a massive blast on Sunday, and have since showered ash over a vast area and spewed deadly, fast-moving pyroclastic flows. In two of the canyons where flows have accumulated, columns of ash rose as high as 19,700 feet. The death toll from…

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Brexit news: Northern Ireland could QUIT UK amid SURGE for united Ireland | Politics | News

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland faces an uncertain future with a growing number of Northern Irish citizens supporting reunification with the Republic. The possibility of a referendum on the creation of a united Ireland is permitted by the Good Friday Agreement, with the UK government agreeing to a vote if public support indicates it could pass. And Northern Irish citizens increasingly appear to support leaving the UK to form a united Ireland, according to a new poll released today which was commissioned by the BBC. The…

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