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Flight to Pudong turns back to Sydney

Flight to Pudong turns back to Sydney

The flight departed Sydney around 8:30pm yesterday before experiencing problems after take off. Photographs published by several Australian media outlets showed a large gash in the casing of the plane's left engine. 'I was scared. Yes, I was really scared. Passengers were put up in hotels at Sydney Airport and are expected to depart for Shanghai this morning.


Jeremy Corbyn On BBC Question Time Pressed On The Nuclear Issue

Jeremy Corbyn On BBC Question Time Pressed On The Nuclear Issue

In a two-part BBC Question Time broadcast last night the Prime Minister defended her decision to call a vote and denied that her campaign was an
exercise in hiding from the electorate. "What has impressed me - and there is a real similarity between what he has done and what I did - is he has taken on the establishment of the Labour Party, he has gone to the grassroots and he has tried to transform that party ...



Ireland gets set for its first gay conservative Prime Minister

Varadkar won the backing of 35 percent of rank and file members compared to 65 percent who voted for his opponent, Housing Minister Simon Coveney. They said: "He has come to personify the liberalisation of a country which was once regarded as one of Europe's most socially conservative nations - homosexuality was illegal until 1993".


Iran lawmakers briefed on Tehran attacks

Iran lawmakers briefed on Tehran attacks

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , said on Friday that terrorist attacks would only increase Tehran's hatred against the USA and its " stooges " such as Saudi Arabia . The two people who attacked a shrine are understood to be an Iranian Kurd and a man whose background is unknown, the security sources said. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, commenting on the terrorist's choice of Iran's parliament, said: "proxies attack what their masters despise most: the ...


Three US troops killed after Afghan soldier opened fire

Three US troops killed after Afghan soldier opened fire

Afghan officials said Saturday two USA soldiers appeared to have been killed with an additional two wounded. The shooting occurred in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, where USA special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against ISIS and Taliban militants, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor.



France's Macron set for landslide majority in parliament, polls show

The National Front, reeling from a worse than expected score for chief Marine Le Pen in the presidential election, could miss its target to get enough lawmakers to form a parliamentary group. Voters said polls that had predicted a large majority for Macron's camp likely dissuaded people from turning out. French polling agencies are projecting that President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party crushed traditional rivals in the first round of parliamentary elections likely to drastically ...