Targeted journalists are ‘Person of Year’

Targeted journalists are ‘Person of Year’

Image copyright Time Killed and imprisoned journalists – “The Guardians'” – have been named 2018’s “Person of the Year” by Time.Four different Time covers feature journalists from around the world.Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi embassy in Turkey earlier this year, appears alone in one, while staff from the Capital Gazette, the US…

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Spat over Russian bombers in Venezuela

Spat over Russian bombers in Venezuela

Image copyright AFP Image caption Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino (first row, second from left) welcomed the Russians Russian and US officials have been involved in a spat over the landing in Venezuela of two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons.The two Tu-160 bombers landed in Venezuela on Monday in a Russian show of…

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Five missing US Marines declared dead

Five missing US Marines declared dead

Image copyright Reuters Image caption One of the two planes involved in the incident was a KC-130 refuelling tanker (like the one seen in this archive picture) Five missing Marines have been declared dead by the US military, nearly a week after two aircraft collided and crashed into the sea off Japan.A massive search and…

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Fearless Girl statue moves to new home

Fearless Girl statue moves to new home

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bronze statue was originally meant to be a temporary exhibit The popular statue of a young girl who became famous for staring down Wall Street’s bull has moved to a new home outside the New York Stock Exchange.Fearless Girl appeared in the city’s financial district on International Women’s Day…

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Nuns admit stealing cash for Vegas trip

Nuns admit stealing cash for Vegas trip

Image copyright Getty Images Two nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling about $500,000 (£396,000) and using it to gamble in Las Vegas.Sisters Mary Kreuper and Lana Chang took the money from St James’ Catholic School in the city of Torrance, near Los Angeles, to spend in casinos.The pair, who…

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Huawei arrest puts ‘bullseye’ on Apple

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple draws 20% of its global revenue from China You don’t need to look hard to see how the Global Times – the state-backed Chinese newspaper – is interpreting the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou.”Washington’s move to stifle Huawei will undermine itself,” reads a headline. “Banning…

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PM to meet EU leaders for Brexit talks

PM to meet EU leaders for Brexit talks

Image copyright AFP Theresa May is meeting European leaders and EU officials on Tuesday for talks aimed at rescuing her Brexit deal.She has held talks with Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany’s Angela Merkel after postponing a Commons vote on the deal. The UK PM has said she needs “further assurances” about the Northern Ireland…

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Sarah Hyland reveals second kidney transplant

Sarah Hyland reveals second kidney transplant

Image copyright Araya Diaz/Getty Images Image caption Sarah Hyland had her first kidney transplant in 2012 US actress Sarah Hyland has described how having to undergo two kidney transplants left her “contemplating suicide”, US media report.The 28-year-old, who stars in the popular sitcom Modern Family, opened up about her kidney dysplasia in an interview with…

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