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Past articles by Chris:

The deadly rise of 'extreme tourism': How the wealthy elite are being lured into danger

These so-called 'danger tourists' are swapping Portugal for Pyongyang and the Caribbean with Chernobyl, driving an industry that is set to be worth a trillion dollars by 2030. → Read More

Missing Titanic submarine: Five things that could have happened to Titan

VIDEO: In this video we run thorugh five possible explanations for the sudden disappearance of the Titan mini submarine carrying five wealthy tourists to the Titanic. → Read More

Ukraine's counter-offensive gets underway: MailOnline breaks down of what has been achieved so far

Ukraine is attacking on three fronts: Bakhmut, which was captured by Russia last month; Velyka Novosilka & Novodonetsk, in Donetsk oblast; and Orikhiv, in neighbouring Zaporizhzhia. → Read More

What would happen if Russia blows up Ukraine's nuclear power plant?

The Zaporizhzhia power plant is the largest nuclear power facility in Europe, and sits roughly 80 miles up the Dnieper river from the Kakhovka dam, which was heavily damaged in explosions on June 6 → Read More

Recent attacks spell doom for Putin and could see the break-up of Russia, expert warns

So, is this really the beginning of the end for Russia's tyrant? 'Yes,' says Luke Coffey, Washington think-tank expert - who adds that Putin's demise will be followed by the break-up of Russia itself. → Read More

Russia will still be a dangerous, authoritarian menace even if Putin is deposed, expert argues

Duncan Allan of Chatham House think-tank puts forward the scenario in a new report warning of the potential long-term risks Russia will still pose if it loses the war and Putin falls from power. → Read More

Ukraine's counter-offensive HAS begun: Zelensky advisor says multiple operations are underway

Mikhail Podolyak, head of the presidential office, said Thursday that operations to push Russia back to its borders 'has already been underway for days.' → Read More

Russia may have put sleeper explosives on Britain's offshore wind farms, ex-head of Royal Navy warns

Admiral Lord West warned offshore windfarms and undersea cables are at risk of attack as fears grow that Putin could wipe out the UK's power supply and cut off its telecoms infrastructure. → Read More

UK faces 'disastrous' scenario if Russia cuts off vital links, experts warn

Fears are growing that Russia could target the arteries that keep the UK alive: Cables and pipes that carry everything from gas to electricity, banking data to military communications. → Read More

The Ukrainian football ultras fighting Putin: Inside the elite 'Kraken' unit

This is the story of Kraken's rise from obscurity to become one of the country's best-known fighting units. → Read More

Horrors of Putin's torturers revealed in new report from Ukraine

EXCLUSIVE: A prisoner told how he was tortured so badly he begged for death - but was kept alive by his tormentors who bragged 'you haven't seen the full seven circles of hell yet!' → Read More

Putin's Russian Air Force is doomed (and running out of pilots): CHRIS PLEASANCE explains why

VIDEO: This is the story of how one of the world's supposed best air forces has suffered an embarrassing string of failures that is only getting worse... → Read More

Why the fight for Bakhmut's 'road of life' is so important

VIDEO: It has been described as a 'meat grinder', 'hell on earth', and likened to the darkest days of the First World War. → Read More

Criminals 'with links to Communist Party' in China laundering drug money for Mexican gangsters

For at least the last seven years, Mexican mobsters including from El Chapo's notorious Sinaloa cartel have been paying Chinese middle-men to 'clean' money made selling drugs on America's streets. → Read More

Ukraine: How did Russia lose HALF of its 45,000 elite paratroopers in just seven months?

After seven months of war in Ukraine, half of Russia's elite paratroopers - the VDV - were dead. Here, CHRIS PLEASANCE looks at why, and what that means for Vladimir Putin's remaining army. → Read More

Death penalty upheld for Uber driver who killed British woman

Rebecca Dykes, a British government worker, was found dead by a road in Beirut exactly five years ago, and Uber driver Tariq Houshieh has today seen his death sentence for her killing upheld. → Read More

'Massive' missile attack hits targets across Ukraine

Kyiv, Kharkiv, the Black Sea region of Odesa and the city of Vinnytsia, in central Ukraine, were among those targeted by a wave of Russian missiles that hit the country on Friday. → Read More

Lyon tower block fire kills ten, including five children

Witnesses said the woman became trapped in a burning apartment in Vaulx-en-Velin, a suburb of Lyon, after a fire started on the ground floor around 3am local time and spread upwards. → Read More

Russia will attack Kyiv again, Ukraine's top general warns

General Valery Zaluzhny, head of the Ukrainian armed forces, believes Putin is currently turning his mobilised men into a new army which will be used to launch fresh attacks in the New Year. → Read More

Iranian protester faces death penalty for giving away 'chocolates and hugs'

Mohammed Nasiri, 21, was arrested in the city of Qazvin, near Tehran, last month and now faces death for alleged violent crimes - though friends say he was only giving out free hugs and chocolate. → Read More