South China Sea: US and China aircraft cross paths over Taiwan as war fears EXPLODE

CHINA and the US sent military planes into the southwestern corner of Taiwan's air defence identification zone on Sunday.
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Boy, 13, among 10 children reported missing in London in the past month
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Has Thomas Tuchel found Chelsea FC’s ultimate false nine in Kai Havertz?
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Stokes explains dramatic weight loss he and England team-mates suffered vs India
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'Harry and Meghan have their own perception of reality - as will the Firm'
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EastEnders fans sickened as Ruby has Stacey reported to police over baby loss
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Up to 8 million eligible Americans yet to receive a stimulus check
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Harry and Meghan: where do allegations of racism and mistreatment leave monarchy?
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When is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby due?
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BioNTech co-founder says gender equality made vaccine possible
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European chief confirms plans to expand Champions League close to being approved
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Park bench reunions with one other person allowed under England lockdown easing
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Tuchel's Chelsea impact could turn this into a Blues season to remember
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‘Having Her Ankle Tag Removed Was Like Coming Out Of Lockdown For Nazanin’
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is revelling in her first taste of freedom in five years after the Iranian authorities removed her ankle tag at the weekend.Hopes were raised that the 42-year-old British-Iranian’s ordeal was reaching the “endgame” after she was released from house arrest and had the tag removed.Though she is due back in court on Sunday to face further charges, Nazanin is “not thinking about that at all”.On Monday, her husband Richard Ratcliffe told HuffPost UK: “The difference in her life is seismic. I hadn’t appreciated just what a difference not having an ankle tag makes. For a year she’s not been able to go anywhere and for four years before that she’s been stuck in prison.“Now, she can. Go and visit granny, her sister, her friends. It’s a different world. We all have a sense of what lockdown lifting is like but this is of a different order and that’s what she and her mum and her dad were so euphoric about yesterday, utterly really jubilant, like almost it was a bridal party – that kind of unadulterated happiness.“And there I was, sitting guarded, not quite sure what to say and not quite sure what it meant. Whereas for her there was no ambiguity about it, what it meant was that it was a really good day.”Nazanin, who normally lives in north London, was detained in 2016 as Iranian authorities made widely refuted spying allegations. She finished the latter part of her sentence under house arrest due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Following her release on Sunday, she has been summoned back to court to answer new charges of spreading propaganda against the regime, which were brought against her in November.On Monday, Richard and the couple’s six-year-old daughter Gabriella staged a vigil outside the Iranian embassy in Knightsbridge, central London. Richard attempted to deliver an Amnesty International petition of more than 160,000 signatures calling for his wife’s immediate release, but was turned away by someone speaking over the building’s intercom.A small group of protesters stood in front of the embassy holding placards carrying the messages “free Nazanin” and “still not forgotten”.Richard said: “We’re still in a game of chess. It’s still not within our control – there are still risks. But the lived experience of it is markedly better now than it was last week.”And he added: “A week’s a long time in Iran in terms of politics. It’s very volatile. We could be in a relaxed environment which suddenly feels very spiky again.“On Saturday she was taken to see the physiotherapist. Every trip at that point was being accompanied by prison guards, she was chaperoned everywhere. She got it into her head on Saturday that they weren’t going to take her to hospital, they were going to take her to prison and she got jittery and worried about what was going to happen. That was just in her head but it was a very real terror. It’s quite possible that those nightmares start to come back. It’s that structural jeopardy where you could get good news, you could get bad news and you’re left paralysed with uncertainty as to what awaits.”If convicted of the charge, Nazanin could face another year in prison. And if the Iranian courts make the argument she is a repeat offender, they could double it, though technically any sentence should run concurrently with her first sentence and thus will have been spent. It is not, however, outside the realm of possibility that the charge could be changed to something that would not result in a concurrent sentence.Richard said: “I’m not sure that I’d expect a sentence on Sunday. For sure it’s a game of cat and mouse. It’s the signal of mischief rather than the inevitability of mischief, it feels like they’re reserving the right to impose a new sentence if they want to, they’re making it clear that they can and that the British government should understand that they can, but they’re not necessarily doing it.” He said he would be speaking to the UK government on what it can do in terms of attending her next trial, and visiting his wife, as well as “what is going to stop Iran from holding innocent British citizens hostage”.Richard said he had spoken to the foreign secretary last week, who was “cautiously hopeful” about his wife’s case, with Dominic Raab saying it was the “closest it’s felt for him since he’s been in office”.Many have linked a long-standing debt running into hundreds of millions of pounds as central to the case, which has been dubbed “hostage diplomacy” by former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt.The UK is thought to owe Iran as much as £400m over the non-delivery of tanks in 1979, with the shipment stopped because of the Islamic revolution.The UK continues to “explore options” to resolve that legal dispute but the prime minister’s official spokesperson said: “The UK does not and never will accept dual nationals being used as diplomatic leverage.”Nazanin, a charity worker who was employed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, has strongly denied the allegations that she was plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic’s government.She was arrested at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport after taking her and Richard’s daughter Gabriella to see her parents in April 2016.Related...Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Has Been Released After Being Detained In Iran For 5 YearsNazanin's Iranian Prison Sentence Ends On Sunday – But Will She Be Released?
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GMB's Alex Beresford blasts Piers Morgan's 'off the mark' Meghan Markle coverage
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'Meghan and Harry cast UK as place where African-Americans should fear to tread'
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Nightingale Hospitals to be closed after £500m cost
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George Floyd trial jury selection delayed
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Meghan cradles Archie with Harry in picture released hours after bombshell Oprah interview airs
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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson discuss 'scary' baby plan in KUWTK trailer
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Protests in Poland over near-total abortion ban
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Care home residents in England finally able to meet and hold hands with a loved one
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Speculation Nazanin release could be linked to UK debt to Iran
There has been speculation that she might be released if Britain paid a debt it owes Iran for tanks purchased and never delivered more than 40 years ago.
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Meghan Markle showcases her baby bump in pregnancy snap with Prince Harry
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Judge ends shooting case against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend
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Inspectors say Covid outbreak virtually inevitable at barracks housing asylum seekers
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Johnson says England lockdown easing driven by data
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Children in England return to school as part of roadmap out of lockdown
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US view of Royal Family ‘shattered’ by Harry and Meghan claims, says author Bonnie Greer
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Millionaire dad must pay ex £150k a year to keep daughter, 4, in designer gear
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Jorginho and Kai Havertz on song as Chelsea outclass top-four rivals Everton
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