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Wednesday 7 December 2016

'New' Led Zep track for album

A previously unreleased track recorded by rock veterans Led Zeppelin for their debut album will finally be heard as a bonus track on their final studio album.

The track, called Sugar Mama and described as a "frenetic blues jam", was recorded in 1968 shortly after guitarist Jimmy Page put the band together from the ashes of The Yardbirds. Led Zeppelin's last three studio albums - Presence, In Through The Out Door and Coda - have been remastered by Page and will be released next month.

Indonesia has raised the alert status of Sinabung volcano to the highest level following a sharp increase in activity.

The 2,600m-high mountain in North Sumatra province has sporadically erupted since September 2013 after being inactive for three years.

The volcano's status was raised to the highest alert level on Tuesday. The level means an eruption is possible within days.

A government spokesman said the volcano's increased activity the past two days had made it unstable.

HopeS are fading of finding more survivors of China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years, with almost 400 people still missing.

Only 14 people, including the ship's captain, have been found alive since the ship capsized in a freak tornado on Monday night with 456 people on board. Just 26 bodies have been recovered.

In a statement, relatives of the missing people said they had "several doubts" about the incident and questions such as why most of the people rescued were crew members, why the boat did not dock, and why no alarm was sounded.

England footballer Adam Johnson has denied three charges of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

The 27-year-old Sunderland star, who appeared in the dock at Durham Crown Court dressed in a grey suit and white shirt, also denied one charge of grooming.

Johnson entered the court surrounded by his legal team, and spoke to enter his 'not guilty' pleas.

The winger was arrested in March after he was accused of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

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