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Farage: Only a matter of time before UK lorry driver death

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said it is "only a matter of time before a British lorry driver gets killed" amid the cross-Channel travel disruption.

It is a genuinely dangerous situation. There have been nine migrants killed so far this year and it's only a matter of time before a British lorry driver gets killed. That's how serious it is.

– Ukip leader Nigel Farage

Mr Farage called for the port of Ramsgate to be used to ship lorries to help ease congestion, adding: "My feeling as someone who comes from Kent is that we've put all our eggs in the Dover-Calais basket."


Malaysian official confirms plane debris is from Boeing 777

The wreckage washed up on Wednesday. Credit: Reuters

Plane debris washed up on Reunion Island does belong to a Boeing 777, a Malaysian told AFP.

It is still too early to say if it is part of flight MH370 but no other Boeing 777 is thought to have crashed in the southern hemisphere since they came into service.


Two migrants seen arriving in UK on roof of freight lorry

Two people have been photographed clinging to the roof of a lorry as it left the Eurotunnel site in Kent after journeying through the Channel Tunnel.

The extraordinary image was captured in the early hours of Friday morning. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The migrants were seen in the early hours of this morning at the port in Folkestone.

People mainly from East African and Arab countries and desperate to reach the UK have repeatedly targeted freight lorries as a means of crossing the Channel from Calais.

The pair were seen clinging to the top of the vehicle as it left the Eurotunnel site in Folkestone. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
In a separate incident yesterday, 12 suspected migrants were detained after being found in the back of a lorry on the M20. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Chinese capital Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing has won the right to host the 2022 winter Olympics. Credit: Reuters

Beijing has won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in favour of the Chinese capital, who were up against Kazakhstan's largest city, Astana.

A secret ballot took place between IOC members in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this morning.

Beijing becomes the first city awarded the rights to stage the summer and winter games after hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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