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Thousands of British sailors and Royal Marines stand ready to respond to events at home and abroad this festive season. While many enjoy a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year, nearly 2,000 men and women of the Naval Service are on active duty, while over 2,500 personnel are on standby at home in the UK.
A builder found the winning ticket for a £76m EuroMillions jackpot tucked in the visor of his van six weeks after the draw. Andrew Clark, 51, had a stockpile of lottery tickets in his Peugeot van.
More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskeys tested at a specialist laboratory has been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned. Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskeys not distilled in the year declared.
Bolivia’s football-mad President Evo Morales has offered his Argentine, Uruguayan and Paraguayan counterparts help in their joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Morales made the offer to the equally passionate presidents, Mauricio Macri of Argentina, Uruguay’s Tabare Vazquez and Paraguayan Mario Abdo Benitez during regional Mercosur heads of state meeting in Montevideo.
Penny Marshall, known worldwide for her acting role in the TV series Laverne & Shirley and for her many achievements as a film director such as A League of Our Own, Big or Awakenings, has died in her California home Monday night of complications from diabetes, a spokesperson for the family confirmed Tuesday. She was 75.
School No. 103 in the Argentine city of Neuquén Tuesday changed its name from that of two-time President “Julio Argentino Roca” to “Rosa Alaniz,” who was one of the first teachers of the institution.
A book on the Falklands' geography, nature, wildlife, and current images of everyday activities and culture of the Islands has been launched in Bariloche, Argentina under the title of ”Las Islas, un viaje foto (geo) gráfico por las Malvinas”.
British ambassador in Argentina Mark Kent attended a conference and lunch in downtown Buenos Aires, and forced by rain, no embassy vehicle or taxi, simply took a local bus back to the office.
More than 200 people have come forward with complaints of sexual abuse by a Brazilian faith healer, authorities said on Wednesday. The accusations against Joao Teixeira de Faria, who uses the name Joao de Deus in his practice, began last week after several alleged victims spoke on a Globo News television program of sexual violence going back years.