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Pilot 'sucked out of cockpit window' heroically lands plane after windshield blowout

Pilot 'sucked out of cockpit window' heroically lands plane after windshield blowout A JetBlue plane made an emergency landing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. after the cockpit window cracked. He had to slow the Airbus A319 of Sichuan Airlines from its original speed of about 800kph - 900kph to land in about 20 minutes. One of the unharmed passengers told China News Service of their ordeal: "The crew were serving us breakfast when the aircraft began to shake". [Full Article...]

DFB chief slams Ozil, Gundogan photos with Turkish president

DFB chief slams Ozil, Gundogan photos with Turkish president The two midfielders met Erdogan in London on Sunday, when the Turkish president was in the country for a state visit. Erdogan, who is up for re-election next month, met Ozil and Gundogan, as well as Turkish worldwide Cenk Tosun , in London where he is on an official state visit during which he will be received by The Queen and meet Prime Minster Theresa May. [Full Article...]

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps In Data Misuse Probe

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps In Data Misuse Probe The resulting investigation is now "in full swing", in the words of Ime Archibong , a Vice President of Product Partnerships at Facebook . Archibong had also hinted that a team consisting of both internal and external auditors has been deployed in order to investigate all the apps which had a large number of user base. [Full Article...]

Romney: Pastor Who Prayed At Embassy Opening A 'Religious Bigot'

Romney: Pastor Who Prayed At Embassy Opening A 'Religious Bigot' The Dallas pastor slated to lead a prayer at the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem has made derogatory remarks about Jews, Muslims, and Mormons. "Historical Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith alone in Jesus Christ", Jeffress declared. Another pastor who offered prayers was John Hagee, a mega-church leader who once said Adolf Hitler was sent by God to ha... [Full Article...]

Early voting begins for May 22 primary runoff

Early voting begins for May 22 primary runoff Pennsylvania gubernatorial elections are held every four years, and are aligned with midterm elections and not presidential elections. Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart expects around a 30 percent return for this election which is in line with similar primaries. [Full Article...]

Celtic beaten, Rangers draw five-all and Lennon sent off

Celtic beaten, Rangers draw five-all and Lennon sent off Gers looked like they were set to be blown away as Florian Kamberi, Scott Allan and Jamie Maclaren put Hibs - for whom a six-goal success would have seen them leapfrog their opponents in the table - 3-0 up after a 22-minute blitz. It's been exiting, exhilarating, brilliant football. The 21-year-old has played just four times during the campaign after suffering more injury setbacks but he's bac... [Full Article...]

Govt submits draft Cauvery scheme

Govt submits draft Cauvery scheme The Centre had dragged its feet on forming the scheme for the Cauvery Management Board by first saying that it wanted clarification on the word "scheme" used by the Supreme Court . The Centre has also reportedly stated that the headquarters of this yet-to-be-named authority will be in Bengaluru. Soon after the Centre complied with the SC order on Monday, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) work... [Full Article...]

Oil prices race to $80

Oil prices race to $80 At the current price, Nigeria generates $33.0 per barrel as excess revenue, amounting to $75.9 million per day.At the current oil price, the excess crude oil account is expected to reach $76 million per day, about 16.2 per cent, up from $65.4 million recorded in April, 2018. [Full Article...]

Israel, Iran engage in most serious confrontation in Syria

Israel, Iran engage in most serious confrontation in Syria But 54 percent of respondents said they feared a direct military confrontation with Iran was looming and agreed with officials who said that it would be better "to have the fight now and not at a later stage", the paper said. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says European companies should not have to pay for the United States decision. The White House has condemned Iran's rocket attack... [Full Article...]

Taliban militants storm Afghan provincial capital, clashes continue

Taliban militants storm Afghan provincial capital, clashes continue Afghan security forces have struggled to hold back the resurgent Taliban since the withdrawal of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation combat forces at the end of 2014. "Fresh commando forces are now deployed to Police HQ, NDS and Prison in #Farah". A counter offensive operation was in progress as security forces try to bring the situation under control. [Full Article...]

Four children become orphans in Surabaya, Sidoarjo bombings

Four children become orphans in Surabaya, Sidoarjo bombings Police have not released the names of the newly arrested suspected terrorists but said they were connected to the perpetrators in the Surabaya attacks, including the family of Dita Oeprianto, who blew themselves up at three churches in the provincial capital on Sunday. [Full Article...]

Severe thunderstorms possible today for Greater Williamsburg

Severe thunderstorms possible today for Greater Williamsburg Severe weather is not anticipated. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Douglas County until 10 p.m. Monday , according to the National Weather Service . This is where we feel the best chance for sustained warming will occur. For Thursday, there's a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 79 and a low of 57. [Full Article...]

Will Texas legalize sports gambling? Don't bet on it. Here's why

Will Texas legalize sports gambling? Don't bet on it. Here's why The following year, Christie signed Lesniak's legislation that established sports gambling at Atlantic City casinos and at horseracing tracks, a direct challenge to a 1992 federal law that only allowed sports betting in Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. [Full Article...]

Trump thanks Singapore for hosting Kim summit in call

Trump thanks Singapore for hosting Kim summit in call Singapore also has a track record for hosting global summits. It Trump and Kim have interest in creating powerful optics - and both seem to be personalities who would - the Vegas-style Marina Bay Sands hotel and casino, which towers over Singapore's bustling financial district, could be the ideal venue. [Full Article...]

Iraq election: Shia rivals of PM Abadi 'make gains'

Iraq election: Shia rivals of PM Abadi 'make gains' The strong showing could be a testament to al-Sadr's loyal base of followers he maintains who cast their ballots despite a general mood of apathy that kept many Iraqis away from the polls. He led two uprisings against US troops, prompting the Pentagon to call his Mehdi army the biggest threat to Iraq's security. As for the Kurdish parties, they are competing at a time of divisions and changes in... [Full Article...]

Ayatollah claims Trump chided Middle East leaders before pulling out of deal

Ayatollah claims Trump chided Middle East leaders before pulling out of deal Iran has said it will still comply with the accord, which included Great Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation, but now European companies may have to deal with fresh sanctions on Iran. The lawmakers' statement, which was issued a while before the United States president announced he will pull the U.S. out of the nuclear deal with Iran, called on the Iranian government to vigorou... [Full Article...]

Footage from scene of Offaly light aircraft crash

Footage from scene of Offaly light aircraft crash He was flying a Cessna Caravan aircraft. It is understood that the Air Accident Investigation Unit used digging machinery in an attempt to remove the aircraft from the bog because the impact of the crash had driven it into the ground. "The engine was roaring". When it got near the tree line, I heard a thump then and that was it, that's all I can say. They said that they have never heard of any p... [Full Article...]

United Nations chief urges Syria, Israel to halt 'hostile acts'

United Nations chief urges Syria, Israel to halt 'hostile acts' Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said earlier that Iran's Al Quds force fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel determined the Iranian involvement. It was not immediately clear if any Iranians were among the dead. Israel carried out the strike with impunity after entering Syrian airspace uninvited. [Full Article...]

Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China

Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China Historic deal on Iran's nuclear program from 2015 provides for the removal of sanctions against Iran in exchange for limiting its opportunities for the enrichment and storage of nuclear materials. A number of voices in Iran have suggested the deal is unlikely to survive. Europe's largest economies lobbied to protect their companies' investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal... [Full Article...]

Theresa May promises to 'deliver the Brexit people voted for'

Theresa May promises to 'deliver the Brexit people voted for' He said Mrs May's "well-meaning options" on customs had been rejected by her Brexit war Cabinet and he doubted whether the Prime Minister could formulate a "successful" way forward on the issue. "They do literally plunge a knife into the heart of government and particularly to the Prime Minister - because it is very much her fixed view, and that is what we stood on at the last election". [Full Article...]


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