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Source: Fox News

Cargo plane crashes in sea off Ivory Coast after takeoff

Sunday 07:00 GMT

 A cargo plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members and injuring six others, an Ivory Coast official said Saturday.

In February 2000, a Kenya Airways Airbus 310 carrying 179 people destined for Lagos, Nigeria crashed into the ocean after takeoff from Abidjan, leaving only 10 survivors.

Source: CBS News

Officials in Charlottesville launch lawsuit to prevent hateful demonstrations

Sunday 19:06 GMT

The city of Charlottesville, Virginia, launched a lawsuit this week aimed at preventing the hateful demonstrations that resulted in deadly violence this summer.

At the site of those violent clashes in August, the statue of Robert E. Lee is covered in a black shroud, while a judge decides whether it can stay in the park.

Source: Common Domain

No one took Rose McGowan’s claims seriously. Now everyone is listening

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Actress Stephanie Allynne, who stars on the Amazon show “One Mississippi,” said McGowan’s “energy and approach speaks to my soul.” “I’m so with her,” she said.

Within a few hours, McGowan’s account was reinstated and she continued her rapid-fire tweets, a move that UltraViolet’s Thomas called “strategically valuable.” Twitter later explained that the suspension was because McGowan had tweeted someone’s phone number.

Source: The Guradian

What makes a Man Booker novel Six shortlisted authors share their secrets

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Mohsin Hamid, Fiona Mozley, George Saunders and Ali Smith. Usually the material of a novel comes to me before I have a form in mind.

I resolved to set up a situation where the principal concerns appear to be those of class, labour and property ownership, bu

Source: The Guradian

Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Leading climate scientists have warned that geoengineering research could be hijacked by climate change deniers as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions, citing the US administration under Donald Trump as a major threat to their work.

Indeed, utterances from people in or close to the Trump administration – most notably GE proponent secretary of state Rex Tillerson, who has referred to climate change as “just an engineering problem” – make it clear they either tacitly or directly support the idea of climate engineering.

Source: BBC

Taliban killed my baby, says freed hostage

Sunday 01:32 GMT

A Canadian held hostage by the Taliban has spoken of the group's "stupidity and evil", revealing they murdered his daughter and raped his wife.

He said the family were looking to put their terrible ordeal behind them and the couple were now hoping "to build a secure sanctuary for our three surviving children to call a home".

Source: New York Times

The Playlist: Mavis Staples Warns of Deadly Force, and 9 More New Songs

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing.

A lean, unsparing blues guitar riff carries her through “Little Bit,” envisioning young lives lost to deadly force: “Poor kid they caught him/without his license/That ain’t why they shot him/They say he was fighting,” she sings, bitter, tearful and determined. JON PARELES. Beck’s new album, “Colors,” flaunts the infinite overdubbing and polishing of state-of-the-art digital recording.

Source: The Guradian

Three Exhausting Weeks: an exclusive short story from Tom Hanks' Uncommon Type

Sunday 06:05 GMT

Anna said there was only one place to find a meaningful gift for MDash – the Antique Warehouse, not so much a place for old treasures as a permanent swap meet in what used to be the Lux Theater.

My dad had escaped the low-grade thugs that were East European Communists in the 1970s and, way back when, Anna’s ancestors rowed boats across the North Atlantic, seeking to pillage whatever was pillage-able in the New World.

Source: Common Domain

Dodgers get their wish for a postseason rematch with the Cubs

Sunday 01:32 GMT

On that night, the Cubs eliminated the Dodgers from the postseason and subjected them to an extended celebration at Wrigley Field.

So the Dodgers earned themselves a rematch with the Cubs, who endured a five-game fight with Washington that ended late Thursday evening at Nationals Park. Most of the Dodgers shied from professing their excitement for another tussle with the Cubs, but Jansen revealed a sliver of the team’s thought process.

Source: Fox News

Astros top Yankees, take Game 1 of AL title series

Sunday 01:32 GMT

 Dallas Keuchel faced the New York Yankees in the postseason for the second time and the Houston Astros ace shut them down again.

After controversially failing to challenge a call in Game 2 of the Division Series, Girardi didn't hesitate to ask for a review.

Source: The Guradian

Airbnb select to offer loans and advice to hosts under new scheme

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Airbnb is looking to take an increasingly active role in ensuring the homes it offers for rent on its site are pleasant to stay in, from offering loans to hosts for home improvements to actively partnering in the construction of an apartment block in Florida, according to reports.

The home improvement loans are part of a programme being trialled by the company, dubbed Airbnb Select, according to industry news site the Information.

Source: The Guradian

Experienced skydivers and female customer die in Queensland accident

Sunday 01:32 GMT

Police hope mobile phone footage and witness accounts can help piece together the cause of a skydiving tragedy in north Queensland that killed two experienced instructors and a local mother-of-eight following a mid-air collision.

Skydive Australia said the solo skydiver was a “highly experienced instructor who had completed thousands of jumps … the other two were jumping as a tandem pair: a highly experienced instructor and a customer”.

Source: Fox News

Five arrested in 1983 murder of Georgia black man

Sunday 16:22 GMT

Authorities in Georgia arrested five people Friday, including two law enforcement officers, in connection with a 1983 murder that investigators believe was racially motivated.

Coggins was found dead from traumatic injuries on Oct. 9, 1983 in a grassy area in the small town of Sunny Side, south of Atlanta. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix said the original investigation ground to a halt after potential witnesses were threatened and intimidated.

Source: The Guradian

The fashion world speaks out: ‘Without immigration, we’d be selling potato sacks’

Sunday 16:22 GMT

In its accompanying “manifesto” the retailer says: “Without immigration, we’d be selling potato sacks,” adding that “fear, isolation, and intolerance will hold us back”.

“It’s like the nudge theory guy Richard Thaler, who won the Nobel prize last week – small things can have big consequences further down the line.”

Source: The Guradian

The Resistance Now: leftwingers plan challenge against 'out of touch' Dianne Feinstein

Sunday 16:22 GMT

Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has represented California for 25 years, announced this week she will run for a sixth term on Capitol Hill.

“She was totally out of touch when the whole debate happened on encryption” after the San Bernardino attack, Khanna said. “She hasn’t been a strong advocate on privacy, she hasn’t been strong on civil liberties, she hasn’t been strong in terms of standing up to our foreign policy interventions around the world,’’ Khanna told Politico.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Revealed: catalogue of failings that sank Falklands warship HMS Sheffield

Monday 00:37 GMT
Source: New York Times

Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch.

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man treads water, drifts for 17 hours after kayak sinks

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Li Yuchun: meet the pop star taking gender neutral style to China

Monday 08:06 GMT
Source: New York Times

Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: DW

Beethoven's Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for 'Innocence in Danger' benefit

Monday 07:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Harry Styles goes in a new direction

Monday 09:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Healthy meal prep ideas

Monday 09:01 GMT

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