doomsday clock

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doomsday clock

n
an image of a clockface representing the time remaining before the onset of a global catastrophe in terms of a number of minutes before midnight
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According to police, in conditions still under investigation, at around ten minutes to midnight on Friday, a 22-year-old British tourist lost control of the quad bike he was riding with a 22-year-old British woman as passenger.
Chuck into the equation Middlesbrough, Preston, Blackpool and even Scunthorpe and you have a division that should see the coffers boosted by more significant numbers of away fans at the Galpharm, while Town supporters can look forward to a season where their Saturday evening meal will be no longer be served at ten minutes to midnight or is consumed in some service station halfway up the M1 or M6.
At ten minutes to midnight on New Year's Eve a Martian space craft landed in Aberdeen, Scotland.