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Man in threat to kill prince

BRITISH police say a homeless man has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Prince Harry.

The Metropolitan Police said that Ashraf Islam (30), of no fixed address, was charged on May 25 with threatening kill the 28-year-old prince.

He pleaded guilty at London's Uxbridge Magistrates' Court and is in custody awaiting sentence.

Police said Islam was arrested after walking into a police station and making threats, a day after a British soldier was killed in London street on May 22.


A STRONG earthquake jolted Taiwan, killing two people and injuring at least 21 others, officials said.

Another earthquake jolted the southern Philippines late Saturday, injuring at least 33 people and damaging more than 140 houses.

The tremor that hit Taiwan yesterday afternoon was felt all over the island, but most severely in the central and southern regions. The magnitude-6.3 quake's epicentre was near Jenai township in Nantou County in central Taiwan.


RISING waters after days of heavy rains have forced authorities in the Czech capital to start erecting metal walls along the Vltava river to prevent Prague from flooding.

After another night of downpours in Prague, and elsewhere in the country, the water in Vltava was still on the rise yesterday and was expected to reach critical levels later in the day.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from flooded homes and authorities say that dozens roads and several train tracks had to be closed.


THE Voice drew its lowest audience of the series last night, trailing rival Britain's Got Talent by nearly three million viewers.

BBC1's singing contest slumped to an average of 5.7 million viewers as it reached the knockout stage at the weekend, slipping a further 200,000 from last week's low.

BGT's audience peaked at 11.1 million – half of the TV audience – while the BBC show hit just 6.5 million at its height.