1 Dead, 5 Missing After 2 US Military Planes Crash Off Japan

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One US Marine died and five were missing Thursday after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, officials said. Japanese and US military officials earlier said two of the seven crew of the planes had been found. “One is in fair condition and the other has been declared deceased by competent medical personnel,” the US Marine Corps said late Thursday. “US military and the Japanese Self-Defense planes and vessels are searching for those still missing… I hope all the members will be rescued…

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Oprah honours Mandela ahead of global charity concert

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US television celebrity Oprah Winfrey on Thursday paid emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela as she prepared to host a star-studded concert in Johannesburg to cap celebrations marking 100 years since his birth. Winfrey will co-host the Global Citizen festival on Sunday, where artists including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin and Tiwa Savage will perform. The concert is the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela’s birth in 1918, and is part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition…

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BREAKING NEWS: Ex-US President George HW. Bush Dies At 94

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Washington:  Former US president George HW Bush, who helped steer America through the end of the Cold War, died Friday at age 94, his family announced. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” his son, former president George W. Bush, said in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman. “George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.” Bush’s passing comes just months after…

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Piers Morgan blasts David Beckham blasted as ‘creepy’ for kissing his daughter on the lips

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Piers Morgan was in particularly irritable form on Wednesday morning when he took offence to a father kissing his daughter. The outspoken breakfast TV host took a swipe at David Beckham, labelling him ‘creepy’ and ‘weird’. The former Manchester United star raised debate earlier this week after sharing a poster of himself and daughter Harper, seven, sharing a peck on the lips at a London ice rink. And on Wednesday Morgan made his position clear, to the fury of many viewers.  

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Report: Trump Is Firing A Top National Security Official For Fighting With Melania Over Plane Seats

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Anew report from the wall street claims that President Trump is firing a top national  security official in part because she got into a fight with the First lady Melania Trump over Plane seats. According to WSJ, Trump is planning to oust Mira Ricardel, who is currently serving as the top deputy for national security adviser John Bolton Melania and Trump

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Djokovic and Federer to meet in Paris Masters semi-final

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Second seed Novak Djokovic will face third seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters. Djokovic fought back from a set down to beat Croat Marin Cilic 4-6 6-2 6-3 in two hours and 12 minutes. The Serb lost the opening set and went 2-1 down in the third before immediately breaking back and then moving ahead at 5-3. Australian Open champion Federer beat Japanese 10th seed Kei Nishikori 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 21 minutes. The Swiss held off a break point late in the first…

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Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner sentenced to 50 days in jail in Denmark for assault

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Ex-Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail in Denmark for assaulting a taxi driver. But the 30-year-old Rosenborg player has appealed and has been released until a hearing at a higher court. The incident took place in September, with the City Court of Copenhagen shown CCTV footage in which it appeared Bendtner struck the driver in the face. The Denmark international admitted hitting the taxi driver but said it was because he felt threatened. Bendtner said the driver threw a bottle or a can towards…

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Jose Mourinho wants striker to stay at Old Trafford

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says now that Anthony Martial is “much closer to being a top player” that he “would like him to stay” at the club. The France striker’s agent claimed last summer that Martial wanted to leave the Old Trafford club. His contract runs out next summer and United have the option to extend it by another season. “I know the club wants him very much to stay, so hopefully he is going to stay,” said Mourinho. Martial, who scored 11 goals in 45 appearances last season,…

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Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright get engaged

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Ex-footballer Rio Ferdinand and former TOWIE star Kate Wright have got engaged. The couple, who have been dating for nearly two years, uploaded a photo on Instagram to announce the happy news. “The perfect end to our holiday… how could the answer not be yes,” Kate, 27, wrote alongside a snap showing her being hugged by Rio and his three children. Rio was previously married to Rebecca Ellison who died from cancer in 2015 In August, Kate spoke about her life with Rio, 39, saying when they met they “just…

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Khashoggi murder: Turkish leader blames Saudi state directly

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a mukhtars meeting at the presidential palace on November 26, 2015 in Ankara. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on November 26 said Turkey does not buy any oil from Islamic State, insisting that his country's fight against the jihadist group is "undisputed". AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN / AFP / ADEM ALTAN        (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time accused the Saudi government directly of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “We know that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi government,” he wrote in an article in the Washington Post. But stressing Turkey’s “friendly” ties with Saudi Arabia, he added that he did not believe King Salman was involved. Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. Turkish investigators believe the journalist, who was living in exile, was strangled when…

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“South African Airways should be shut down”, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

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South Africa’s state-owned airline should be shut down, the country’s new finance minister has said. “It’s loss-making, we are unlikely to sort out the situation, so my view would be close it down,” Tito Mboweni told an investor conference in the US. One of Africa’s biggest airlines, South Africa Airways (SAA) has lost money every year since 2011, and survives with government support. SAA is among the struggling state firms that the president promised to revive. No sacred cows Just over three weeks into his post, Mr Mboweni is keen…

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Apple falls below $1tn despite revenue and profit rise

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Apple briefly lost its $1tn valuation on Thursday when its shares fell 7% in after-hours trading despite posting record results. The tech giant’s strategy of charging more for its phones has paid off, with revenues jumping in the last three months despite relatively flat sales. Revenues rose 20% to $62.9bn year-on-year, and profits rose 31% to $14.1bn. But a warning of possible weaker sales in coming months sparked a share price slide after official trading ended. The sell-off accelerated after Apple said it would stop disclosing the number of units…

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How real is Trump’s jobs ‘miracle’?

President Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign rally Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A successful American political strategist once said “it’s the economy stupid” or something very similar. It was a statement about the key issues a good election campaign needs to focus on. Just a few days before the Congressional elections, President Trump had some helpful economic news – on employment – to put some wind into his sails. The final bit of major economic news before the election showed another month of strong gains in jobs and the unemployment rate staying at its lowest in almost half a century. Employment is…

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Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions

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The Trump administration is to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. The White House said it was “the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran” and targeted Iran’s energy, shipping and banking sectors. However, eight countries will not be penalised by the US for continuing to import Iranian oil. EU states which backed the deal have said they will protect EU firms doing “legitimate” business with Iran. President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in May, describing it as “defective at its core”. “Sanctions…

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