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Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, 1 killed, 157 injured

The plane, a Boeing 737-86J, split into three pieces after what Yerlikaya said was a drop of around 30 to 40 metres at the end of the wet runway. Rescue members and firefighters work after a plane skidded off the runway at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul, on Wednesday. (AP) A Pegasus Airlines plane flying …

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Avalanches in eastern Turkey kills 38 people

33 people died when the second avalanche hit while they were searching for two more victims of the first snowslip, which killed five people, after rescuing eight others. Emergency service members work in the snow around overturned vehicles, near the town of Bahcesaray, Van province, eastern Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Photo: AP) Two avalanches …

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British scientist makes breakthrough in race for coronavirus vaccine

The vaccine will be too late for this current outbreak but it will be crucial if there is another one. Conventional approaches usually take at least two to three years before you even get to the clinic: Head of mucosal infection and immunity at Imperial College London | Photo via REUTERS A leading British scientist …

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Donald Trump impeachment: What happens next?

The US Senate will conclude its impeachment trial of US¬†President Donald Trump this week, with a final vote set for Wednesday. The Republican-controlled chamber is all but certain to acquit the president. US President Donald Trump. (File photo: AP) The US Senate will conclude its impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump this week, with …

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Punch your coronavirus stress away, China tells citizens in ground zero

Here’s what a Communist Party official told Chinese living in Hubei province, whose capital, Wuhan, is ground zero for the deadly coronavirus epidemic sweeeping across the world. Workers setting up beds at the Wuhan Parlor Convention Center to convert it into a makeshift hospital following an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Wuhan, Hubei province, …

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By killing Soleimani, US terminated his evil reign of terror forever: Trump

Terming Iran’s slain military commander Qasem Soleimani as a “ruthless butcher”, President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised the US military for carrying out a “flawless precision strike” that killed him and terminated his “evil reign of terror forever.” Iranian major general Soleimani was killed last month in a US drone strike in the Iraqi capital …

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Escaping the virus lockdown in Wuhan would have torn his family, so he stayed

Kim Min-jun’s elation at news that South Korea would evacuate its citizens from the epicenter of a virus epidemic in China quickly faded when he learned his Chinese wife would be unable to accompany him. South Korea arranged this week to airlift hundreds of its citizens from Wuhan, which has been the center of an …

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Trump says US has ‘shut down’ coronavirus threat, China shuns US help

The United States has taken decisive action to protect Americans from the threat of a fast-moving coronavirus while offering help to China, President Donald Trump said on Sunday, but a key adviser said Beijing had not accepted the offers of assistance. Trump appeared to downplay concerns about the impact in the United States of the …

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20-year-old London knife attacker identified as former convict: Official

Sudesh ‚ÄčAmman, who stabbed two people in south London on Sunday, was earlier jailed at age 18 in 2018 after he admitted 13 terror offences including disseminating terrorist material and collecting information useful for terror attacks, a European counterterrorism official said. Sudesh Amman, 20, was named by British police as the attacker who stabbed two …

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On eve of expected acquittal, Trump scorns Democrats, touts economy at State of the Union speech

US President Donald Trump, emerging from the shadow of impeachment, faced Democratic lawmakers who seek to toss him from office on Tuesday at a State of the Union speech he used to belittle his opponents and tout the US economy. Trump avoided the subject of his impeachment in the early portion of his speech, but …