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Belgian fighter jet crash leaves pilot stuck on power cable

Belgian fighter jet crash leaves pilot stuck on power cable

Both pilots on board the plane ejected from the aircraft near Lorient, France, the Belgian Air Force said on Twitter on Thursday. “The pilot and co-pilot were able to eject themselves from their seats before the crash. One is being looked after by the emergency services and the second has his parachute caught on a high-voltage power line,” More...

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Champions League: Ronaldo returns to Madrid, PSG welcomes Real
By asif On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Champions League: Ronaldo returns to Madrid, PSG welcomes Real

Welcome back! If Tuesday’s action failed to quench your thirst for Champions League action then we have some very good news for you as the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester City More...

Thousands sign petition to remove sexist terms for women from Oxford Dictionaries
By asif On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Thousands sign petition to remove sexist terms for women from Oxford Dictionaries

According to the petition, posted on Change.org, the venerable publisher, which produces the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), offers a series of synonyms for woman, including “bitch, besom, piece, bit, mare, More...

Plastic alternatives could make marine pollution even worse, report finds
By asif On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Plastic alternatives could make marine pollution even worse, report finds

The world has a plastic problem — millions of tons of plastic enter the oceans every year, polluting our seas, littering our beaches and endangering wildlife. In an attempt to curb the devastation wreaked More...

Champions League: Every game covered as Liverpool begins defense at Napoli
By asif On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Champions League: Every game covered as Liverpool begins defense at Napoli

Did someone say Champions League? Well, hello there! Yes, that’s right, Europe’s top football competition is back and if you’re anything like us then you’ve already spent most of the day More...

Skydivers narrowly avoid collision with US fighter jets
By asif On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Skydivers narrowly avoid collision with US fighter jets

The parachutists, who have not been identified, were in free fall at around 120 mph when the two F-15 jets passed beneath them on April 17. The near miss — or “airprox” as it is officially referred More...

Mark Ruffalo smashes Boris Johnson's Hulk comparison
By asif On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Mark Ruffalo smashes Boris Johnson’s Hulk comparison

Ruffalo took to Twitter on Sunday to remind the Prime Minister about aspects of Hulk’s character he had overlooked. The actor said the superhero “only fights for the good of the whole” and was More...

Neymar's day: Booed for 90 minutes, then a stunning winning goal
By asif On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Neymar’s day: Booed for 90 minutes, then a stunning winning goal

The 27-year-old Brazilian had not played in any of PSG’s first four regular season matches as a transfer saga involving his old club Barcelona played out. The transfer window closed on September 2. On Saturday More...

Frankfurt motor show hit by huge climate protests
By asif On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Frankfurt motor show hit by huge climate protests

The march paraded past Frankfurt’s annual motor show (IAA), one of the largest in the world, with protesters calling for an end to combustion engines and a transfer towards emissions-free vehicles. Protesters More...

Putin's fiscal fortress shields Russia from recession, global turbulence and the West
By asif On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Putin’s fiscal fortress shields Russia from recession, global turbulence and the West

The latest French overture comes as US lawmakers returned to work this week and at least two sanctions bills against Russia are making their way through Congress. But policymakers and pundits question whether further More...