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Two planes collide at Frankfurt airport

Two planes collide at Frankfurt airport An Air Namibia plane collided with a Korean Air jet after landing at Frankfurt airport on Saturday evening, officials said, adding that no one was injured. Both aircraft were damaged in what Air Namibia on Sunday called “a minor accident”. A spokeswoman for Frankfurt airport said the incident happened at around...... more

Militants kill at least 15 civilians in eastern Congo

Militants kill at least 15 civilians in eastern Congo Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the latest massacre since the army launched a major offensive against the rebels last month. Democratic Republic of Congo’s army initiated its latest campaign, with support from U.N. peacekeepers, on Oct. 30 to...... more

America’s fastest growing jobs

America’s fastest growing jobs America’s affluent class is bigger than ever, with more disposable income to treat itself to indulgences like massages, manicures, pedicures, and personal trainers. While jobs for middle class Americans continue to shrink, work positions are growing at the top and the bottom of the payscale. Laborers in the emerging underclass who...... more

Boeing says working with regulators for return of 737 MAX

Boeing says working with regulators for return of 737 MAX Boeing moved, on Saturday, to ease tensions with regulators over the return to service of its 737 MAX, saying it was up to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and its global counterparts to approve changes to the jet in the wake of two accidents. The FAA told its staff this week...... more

3 judges suspended after deadly fight that saw 2 being shot

3 judges suspended after deadly fight that saw 2 being shot Three judges involved in a fight at an Indiana White Castle in May, which ended with two of the judges shot, have been suspended without pay after the Indiana Supreme Court determined they committed judicial misconduct. In an opinion issued Tuesday, the court said judges Bradley Jacobs, Andrew Adams and Sabrina...... more

Kanye West to take over megachurch this weekend

Kanye West to take over megachurch this weekend People will be flocking to see Kanye West and his Sunday Service at Joel Osteen's megachurch this weekend. The rapper behind the Jesus Is King album will be at Lakewood Church in Houston Sunday for two events: the televangelist’s 11 a.m. worship service, during which Osteen will interview the performer about...... more

China deploys army in Hong Kong clean-up

China deploys army in Hong Kong clean-up Soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army briefly left their Hong Kong barracks on Saturday to help the clean-up after a week of violence and disruption caused by pro-democracy protests, a rare and highly symbolic movement in a city lurching deeper into crisis. The action saw scores soldiers from the garrison,...... more

Trump pardons US soldiers accused of war crimes

Trump pardons US soldiers accused of war crimes President Donald Trump ignored Pentagon advice Friday and pardoned two service members, while also restoring the rank of a third after all faced war crimes allegations. Trump granted full pardons to Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and restored the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie R. Gallagher,...... more

Battle for public opinion shapes Trump impeachment effort

Battle for public opinion shapes Trump impeachment effort  With public hearings now under way in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, both sides have a key focus in mind: winning over public opinion. Support for the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry climbed quickly in the weeks following the announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. At present, the country remains...... more

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival cancelled over political unrest

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival cancelled over political unrest Hong Kong's biggest music festival, has been cancelled, organisers said on Friday, the highest-profile event so far to fall victim to the increasingly violent political unrest engulfing the city. British folk-rock sensations Mumford & Sons and American star Halsey were among the headliners for the festival this year, which was scheduled...... more

Nine-year-old genius set to graduate from university

Nine-year-old genius set to graduate from university  Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) -- a tough course even for students of an average graduate age. Described by staff as "simply extraordinary," Laurent is on course to finish his degree in December. He then plans to embark on a PhD program in...... more

8 African nations to withdraw cash reserves from France

8 African nations to withdraw cash reserves from France The proposal of eight West African nations to withdraw their currency reserves from the French central bank, has evoked a spate of reactions. While it has been largely hailed in the African continent, experts fear, the move having implications on the French economy, is fraught with political ramifications. The move also...... more

‘Multiple victims’ confirmed in school shooting near Los Angeles

‘Multiple victims’ confirmed in school shooting near Los Angeles Two people were killed and four others injured – including the gunman – in a shooting rampage Thursday at a local high school, authorities in Los Angeles County, United States, said. The suspect, a student at Saugus High School, was taken into custody and was being treated at a hospital, Sheriff...... more

Five key moments in Trump Impeachment Hearing, Day 1

Five key moments in Trump Impeachment Hearing, Day 1 This is the Impeachment Briefing, The Times’s newsletter about the impeachment investigation. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weeknight. William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a senior State Department official, were the first public witnesses of the impeachment inquiry....... more

Billionaire arrested for growing weed

Billionaire arrested for growing weed Co-founder of global circus company – Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, has been detained on charges of growing cannabis on his private island in the South Pacific. Laliberte’s company, Lune Rouge, confirmed in a statement Wednesday that he is being investigated “for alleged complicity in cultivation, possession, and use of cannabis.”...... more

Teenager kills classmate, injures three others

Teenager kills classmate, injures three others A 19-year-old student in Russia’s Far East opened fire in his college Thursday morning, killing one classmate and injuring three other people before shooting himself, investigators said. The male student in a construction college in the town of Blagoveshchensk “murdered his classmate and wounded three using a rifle registered to him,”...... more

Police detain 98 persons for running online gambling

Police detain 98 persons for running online gambling Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars). In 2018, police in the city of Zhoushan cracked down on several cases in which suspects organised gambling in group chats on social media platforms through...... more

Drought kills 200 elephants in Zimbabwe

Drought kills 200 elephants in Zimbabwe More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion, Zimbabwe’s parks agency says. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said at least 200 elephants have died in vast Hwange National Park alone since October and...... more

Superbugs will kill nearly 400,000 Canadians by 2050

Superbugs will kill nearly 400,000 Canadians by 2050 Powerful superbugs increasingly resistant to antibiotics will wreak havoc in Canada, killing nearly 400,000 Canadians by 2050, suggests a report made public Tuesday. The grim 268-page report states that deadly bacteria will also put a CAN$400 billion ($302 billion) dent in the country’s gross domestic product. The report, “When Antibiotics Fail:...... more

Most Americans ‘feel like stranger’ in US: Survey

Most Americans ‘feel like stranger’ in US: Survey Most Americans "feel like a stranger" in their own country, according to a poll. Axios/Survey Monkey poll showed that 60% of adults said they agreed that "things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country." Of 2,811 respondents, 24% said they "completely agree" and...... more

Political Crisis: Female senator declares self Bolivia president

Political Crisis: Female senator declares self Bolivia president Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales' resignation. Lawmakers from Mr Morales' party boycotted the session, meaning there was no quorum for the appointment. But Ms Áñez said she was next in line under the constitution and vowed to hold...... more

3 terrorist commanders to be released to save captured American, Australian

3 terrorist commanders to be released to save captured American, Australian Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday. The government’s decision to free Anas Haqqani and two other Taliban commanders in a prisoner...... more

Three actors stabbed on stage

Three actors stabbed on stage A Yemeni man stabbed three actors at a performance in the Saudi capital, police said on Tuesday, in the first such attack since the ultra-conservative kingdom began easing decades-old restrictions on entertainment. The knife-wielding assailant was arrested after state television footage showed him storming a musical performance in Riyadh’s King Abdullah...... more

51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten

51 children injured in chemical attack at China kindergarten More than 50 people, mostly children, were injured by a man who broke into a kindergarten in southwest China and sprayed them with corrosive liquid, local authorities said on Tuesday. The suspect, a 23-year-old surnamed Kong, entered the kindergarten by climbing a wall before spraying victims with sodium hydroxide, said local...... more

Ex-British intelligence officer found dead in the street

Ex-British intelligence officer found dead in the street A former British military intelligence officer was found dead in the street near his apartment in Istanbul, the police said on Monday. The body of former MI6 officer James Gustaf Edward Le Mesurier was found in Beyoglu district in the early hours by passersby who were going to mosque for the...... more

6 foreign students jailed in U.S. over immigration fraud

6 foreign students jailed in U.S. over immigration fraud A U.S. court has sentenced six of the eight Indians arrested in the Farmington University immigration fraud case, as per U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations. The Indian students were arrested on charges of running a “Pay to Stay” visa racket wherein they were assisted hundreds of immigrants in illegally...... more

Impeachment: The allegations against US President Donald Trump

Impeachment: The allegations against US President Donald Trump The impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump in the US House of Representatives moves to public hearings on Wednesday. Trump is threatened with removal from office over allegations that he abused his powers and broke the law by pressuring Ukraine to supply damaging information on rival Democrats and possible 2020 presidential...... more

Volatile Trump impeachment hearings open Wednesday

Volatile Trump impeachment hearings open Wednesday The stage is set for a volatile American spectacle — public impeachment hearings starting Wednesday targeting U.S. President Donald Trump and whether he abused his office to help himself politically. The facts of the case are fairly straightforward, but the nuances are many and disputed. Trump, in a rough transcript released...... more

Bolivian President resigns less than a month after winning re-election

Bolivian President resigns  less than a month after winning re-election Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the army and police withdrew their backing. “I resign my post as president,” Morales said in a televised address, capping a day of fast-moving events in which several ministers and...... more

World class professional boxer dies during training

World class professional boxer dies during training Australian boxing was in shock on Sunday after local fighter Dwight Ritchie died in a training accident at the age of 27. Ritchie’s promoter confirmed the boxer’s death in a Facebook post. “It is with great sadness and shock to announce that the fighting cowboy Dwight Ritchie sadly passed away today...... more

 

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