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Royal Navy could lose 'fight on beaches' ships in planned cuts

The Royal Navy could lose its ability to assault enemy-held beaches under plans being considered in the Ministry of Defence, BBC Newsnight understands. Two specialist landing ships – HMS Albion and Bulwark – would be taken out of service under the proposals. The plan – part of a package of cost-cutting measures – has caused alarm among senior Royal Marine officers. The MoD told the BBC that no decisions have been made yet and that discussion of options was “pure speculation”. It is understood the head of the Royal Navy, ...

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Las Vegas shooting: Paddock may have planned to escape

Media playback is unsupported on your device The gunman behind Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas planned to flee, and he may have had help with planning the massacre, officials suspect. Stephen Paddock was “living a secret life, much of which would never be fully understood”, Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters. The gunman’s girlfriend said she had no idea what he was plotting. Paddock’s motive for killing 58 people in the largest mass shooting in modern US history remains a mystery. Police found the 64-year-old former accountant dead in ...

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Barcelona attack: Suspect says bigger attack was planned

Media playback is unsupported on your device One of the alleged Barcelona assailants has admitted in court that a bigger attack was planned, say judicial sources. Mohamed Houli Chemlal was testifying in the Madrid high court, where the four surviving suspects are appearing. He was injured in an explosion that reduced a house to rubble in the town of Alcanar last Wednesday. Fifteen people were killed and more than 100 injured in a series of attacks in and around Barcelona. Eight members of the alleged cell are dead – two ...

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Manchester bombing was planned for months, Libya says

The bomb attack in Manchester last month which killed 22 people was being planned since December, security officials in Libya have told the BBC. Salman Abedi was being watched in Libya more than a month before the attack. Officials in Tripoli have complained about poor security co-operation with the UK, which they say must be improved to prevent further attacks. Abedi spent a quiet month with his family in Tripoli before returning to Britain to carry out mass murder. Libyan officials have told the BBC’s Orla Guerin that from the ...

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Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Controversial plans to raise the legal fees payable after death are to be scrapped ahead of the general election. Probate fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not enough time for the legislation – dubbed a “stealth death tax” by critics – to go through Parliament. A senior Conservative declined to say if the scheme would be brought back if the prime minister was re-elected. Probate ...

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Nationwide marches planned to demand Trump tax returns

Town halls demand Trump’s tax returns President Trump has said that Americans “don’t care at all” about his tax returns, which he has refused to publicly release, bucking a 40-year tradition observed by U.S. presidents and presidential nominees. Turns out though, many people do care. Polls show 74% of Americans say he should release them. Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, have publicly called on him to do so. Constituents have pressured their representatives at town halls to make it happen. And to date, there are more than 1 million signatures ...

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Liquid mirror: inside the temple planned for the Moon’s south pole

Looking ahead to the “spiritual, social, and psychological needs” of lunar colonists, Jorge Mañes Rubio, the ESA’s artist in residence, wants to build a temple near the south pole of the moon. Rubio’s vision for a temple entails building a dome on the rim of the 21-km-wide Shackleton Crater. Such an effort would be an international affair, and NASA experts have already been eyeing Shackleton as a potential site for a moon base for quite some time. While the basin of the crater is in near permanent shadow, it’s rich with ...

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Nintendo Has A “Big E3” Planned, Exec Says

Microsoft isn’t the only platform-holder teasing its E3 2017 plans. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Fox News that Nintendo has “big” things in store for this year’s show. “E3 is always a big time for Nintendo,” he said (via Nintendo Everything and NeoGAF). “We look at each E3 as a unique opportunity to tell our story. And we’re gonna have a big E3 this year. We’re going to be showcasing a variety of games.” Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a> While Fils-Aime shied away from offering specifics ...

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Hospital cuts planned in most of England

Plans have been put forward to cut hospital services in two-thirds of England, a BBC analysis shows. The proposals have been put forward by local NHS bosses as part of a national programme to transform the health service and save money. They include everything from full closures of hospitals to cutting some specialist services such as accident and emergency and stroke care. Ministers argue patients will receive better care in the community. But a review of the plans by the King’s Fund think tank warned they were not always credible ...

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$10 billion overhaul planned for New York's JFK airport

Delta has healthier food. But does it taste good? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $ 10 billion plan to overhaul John F. Kennedy International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest and most crowded. Cuomo wants to update and expand the terminals and improve road and rail access at JFK, which served 60 million passengers last year and receives more international travelers than any other airport in the United States. A $ 8 billion project is already underway to rebuild New York’s other airport, LaGuardia, which Vice President ...

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