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157 feared dead in Ethiopian plane crash

Local media says there are no survivors after Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi went down WT24 Desk An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster, Reuters reports. The flight left Bole airport in Addis ...

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Donald Trump signs Bibles for tornado-hit people in Alabama

Donald Trump made the gesture on Friday while visiting a Baptist church in Opelika, Alabama, that is serving as a disaster relief centre, reports The Hill magazine. WT24 Desk United States President Donald Trump signed Bibles for people affected by a string of deadly storms that ripped through the state of Alabama, IANS reports. The President made the gesture on ...

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Hunt: UK-EU relations ‘could be poisoned’ if Brussels fails to budge

Foreign secretary issues warning amid stalemate over Brexit backstop negotiations WT24 Desk Jeremy Hunt has said relations with the EU will be “poisoned for many years to come” if Brussels fails to budge in the Brexit talks, as the cabinet ministers leading the negotiations put on hold tentative plans to return to the Belgian capital, The Guardian reports. Geoffrey Cox, ...

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US senators say Saudi crown prince has gone ‘full gangster’

The Senate and House of Representatives have passed resolutions that would end US support for the Saudi-led coalition, an important rebuke of Riyadh. WT24 Desk Retired General John Abizaid, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia, defended the US-Saudi relationship on Wednesday as lawmakers accused the kingdom of a litany of misdeeds and criticized its crown ...

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Revealed: populist leaders linked to reduced inequality

Populists on left and right have closed gap between rich and poor – but also eroded freedoms WT24 Desk Populist presidents and prime ministers are associated with significant reductions in economic inequality across the world, according to groundbreaking research that will challenge the assumption that populism only has negative consequences, The Guardian reports. However, the research by political scientists and ...

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North Korea rebuilds part of launch site it promised the US it would dismantle

US national security adviser John Bolton warns US may ramp up sanctions if nuclear weapons program is not scrapped WT24 Desk North Korea has begun rebuilding a rocket launch site that had been partially dismantled as a goodwill gesture after the first summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in June last year, The Guardian reports. Satellite images show the reconstruction ...

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Alabama tornadoes kill at least 23 and cause ‘catastrophic’ damage

Sheriff says more people are missing as weather system sparks flurry of tornadoes across south-eastern US on Sunday WT24 Desk At least 23 people, including children as young as six, have been killed and more are missing after at least two tornadoes struck in southeastern Alabama on Sunday, causing “catastrophic” damage, a county sheriff said, Agencies report. The tornadoes were graded ...

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The caliphate is a hellscape of smoke and fire

Isis has nowhere left to go; The US-led coalition is making up for lost time in the fight to drive Isis out of Baghuz, its last stronghold WT24 Desk There is a flash of light in the dark town as an airstrike hits an Islamic State weapons depot. A few seconds later, a ball of flame engulfs the entire neighbourhood. The ...

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