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No time to escape: Horrifying video from INSIDE Miami condo shows debris falling before the 12-story building collapses seconds later

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Unnerving footage from inside the Miami condo that collapsed shows the seconds before the 12-story building fell and reveals residents would have had no time to react.  The 13-second video posted on Twitter shows debris falling in one of the apartments before the footage shakes and the video shuts off.  Officially, one woman has been confirmed dead and 11 injured after the Champlain Towers South beachfront building collapsed at about 1:30am on Thursday in Miami's Surfside neighborhood.  But there are still 99 people missing, so the death total could certainly climb. Hundreds of rescue crews are searching through tons of rubble while desperate families wait for news of any survivors.  The Twitter user who posted the video - @_rosie santana - said in the tweet that she's a resident of one of the condos.  'This is a video from my camera footage inside from the start of the collapse until the lose of connection (I was away from the building today). Towards the end, you hear th

PAUL THOMAS on... Britney Spears' 'slave' claim

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Searchers find body in hunt for missing canoeist who 'fell out of his boat' just yards from exclusive Reading neighbourhood

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Searchers have found a body in the hunt for a missing canoeist who is feared drowned after he 'fell out of his boat' in the fast-flowing River Thames.  The elderly man, who has not been identified, slipped from his canoe on Wednesday and disappeared beneath the surface of the river in the exclusive neighbourhood of Caversham, Reading. His boat was later found floating downstream.  On Thursday night, a Thames Valley Police spokesman said: 'A body has been located in the search for a missing man in the River Thames.  'Yesterday, Thames Valley Police were called to a fear for welfare incident at the River Thames near Caversham Bridge. A man had entered the water but wasn't seen to leave.' According to witnesses, the canoeist had set off from the nearby Reading Canoe Club at 11am yesterday before making his way to Caversham Bridge. Passers-by then heard a 'loud splash' and reportedly spotted the empty boat, with nearby fishermen and members of the club later

China makes HUGE move against Australia by referring us to the World Trade Organisation over 'sinks, railway wheels and wind towers'

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China has made a complaint to the World Trade Organisation over Australia's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on its railway wheels, wind towers and stainless-steel sinks.   Chinese commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng announced on Thursday that Beijing would appeal against Australia's duties on the three imports.  ' hopes that the Australian side will take concrete action to correct the wrong practices and avoid distortions to the trade of related products, so that trade will return to a normal track as soon as possible,' Gao said.   Trade minister Dan Tehan said the federal government had been taken by surprise by China's appeal.   China has made a complaint to the World Trade Organisation over Australia's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on its railway wheels, wind towers and stainless-steel sinks (pictured, Chinese president Xi Jinping) Chinese commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng announced on Thursday that Beijing would appeal against Australia&#

Queensland records two new Covid cases after discovering a flight attendant had spread the virus after getting it in hotel quarantine

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Queensland has recorded two new locally transmitted Covid cases following revelations a flight attendant spread the virus after becoming infected in hotel quarantine. The state's chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said she isn't concerned about the cases as both Covid-positive Queenslanders were already in isolation while infectious. Dr Young said the two new infections are likely linked to the Portuguese Family Centre or crossed paths with the flight attendant on the weekend at retail stores.  Officials fear a fully vaccinated hotel worker may have spread Covid between two guests on different floors of Four Points, used exclusively for airline staff Queensland recorded two new locally transmitted Covid cases on Friday  The flight attendant, who flew into Brisbane from Portugal, tested positive on Saturday after catching Covid from another airline worker who arrived on a different flight and was quarantining on a different floor of Four Points Hotel. Queensland Health offi

Ofcom boss insists he has seen nothing 'problematic' on GB News after companies pulled adverts from the new TV channel

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An Ofcom boss said he has seen nothing ‘problematic’ on GB News after brands pulled advertising from the new channel. Group director of content and media policy Kevin Bakhurst said there was ‘nothing that would worry me as a regulator’ about its content. Brands including Ikea, Vodafone and the Open University withdrew after pressure from hard-left campaign groups. Mr Bakhurst, a former BBC news executive, said he was not part of Ofcom’s ‘formal monitoring’ but had been tuning in.  Ofcom group director of content and media policy Kevin Bakhurst said there was ‘nothing that would worry me as a regulator’ about the channel's content He told a media industry event everything he had seen was ‘accurate’ and looked like it achieved ‘due impartiality’. ‘From what I’ve seen so far, and I was watching it through my news background but also through my regulator’s eye now, overall there’s nothing that leaps out at me as thinking “that’s problematic”.’ The channel, whose chairman is ex BBC vete

Going on vacation REVERSES gray hair! Reducing stress sends hair back to its natural color, Columbia University study finds

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It might be time to dump the hair dye - if you can find a way to chill out, a new study has suggested. Researchers from Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons published the study in the journal eLife on Tuesday that found significant results showing stress causes gray hair - and that reducing stress can even reverse it. The team of researchers made their findings by analyzing the graying hairs of 14 volunteers, seven men and seven women, in comparison to stress assessments made by each participant. The researchers found that hair color corresponded to periods of stress by examining hair growth like tree rings. The researchers found that hair color corresponded to periods of stress by examining hair growth like tree rings The scientists marked portions of hair by the hour of their growth and were able to match those periods with less color to times of high stress reported by the volunteers in their stress assessments, according to the study. The scientists

Keir Starmer calls for plan for new 'royal yacht' to be SCRAPPED... and wants the money used to crack down on anti-social behaviour instead

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Sir Keir Starmer will today try to drag Labour back towards the political centre ground with a pledge to crack down on ‘sickening’ anti-social behaviour. The Labour leader last night said controversial plans for a new ‘royal yacht’ should be scrapped, with the savings used to fund the deployment of more CCTV cameras and community support officers in communities blighted by crime. The move will draw comparisons with Tony Blair’s focus on anti-social behaviour as he forged New Labour more than two decades ago. Sir Keir, a former director of public prosecutions, accused ministers of ‘dropping the ball’ on anti-social behaviour. In an echo of Mr Blair’s famous pledge to be ‘tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’, Sir Keir accused Boris Johnson of being ‘soft on crime, soft on the causes of crime’.   The Labour leader last night said controversial plans for a new ‘royal yacht’ should be scrapped, with the savings used to fund the deployment of more CCTV cameras and community support

The moment Russia opened fire: Vladimir Putin patrol boat launches a cannon burst in warning to British destroyer... then THREE ships follow it for 200 miles

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In a burst of orange flame from the barrel of its 30mm cannon, this appears to be the dramatic moment a Russian patrol vessel opens fire near a British warship. The footage, released by Russia's coastguard last night, seems to give a deck-eye view of the incident from one of the two patrol vessels which harassed HMS Defender in the Black Sea. The bursts of fire from the Russians followed repeated warnings from the coastguard that he would fire if the Royal Navy destroyer entered what Russia considered its territorial waters off Crimea – which has been occupied by President Putin's forces since 2014. In broken English, the crew of the UK warship were told: 'Please attention, keep away from me.' The drama took place on Wednesday as Russian jets and the border patrol vessels homed in on HMS Defender after she passed into the disputed waters.  In the video released by Putin's regime, three shots each with two shells are seen fired as warning shots, by which time HMS D

Covid outbreak spreads across New South Wales and forces thousands into isolation as far away as Bourke and Melbourne - as Gladys' deputy hints Sydney may be thrown into lockdown

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Thousands more Sydneysiders risk being plunged into isolation after Covid spread its tentacles across dozens of busy venues spanning 17 suburbs, while the deputy premier has hinted at a possible snap lockdown. John Barilaro said the current health advice didn't suggest going into lockdown, but warned 'that advice could change in the next few hours'. 'We look at the numbers, 11 cases sounds alarming (but only) one is a mystery case,' he told the Today show. 'It is not just the numbers, it is the detail, the information we have behind the scenes that our expert health officials look at that gives us the confidence to make the decision and the advice at this stage is not to lock down. At this stage I don't think we need a lockdown.' In an unprecedented late night drop of new exposure sites on Thursday, NSW Health put alerts out for a host of new venues including a Kmart, Domino's Pizza and several popular coffee shops. Another shock development came as