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Hong Kong Airlines fires 400 workers and asks remaining staff to take unpaid leave as coronavirus hits travel firms

Hong Kong Airlines will cut 400 jobs and ask remaining staff to take at least two months of unpaid leave as the coronavirus outbreak worsens the weakened carrier’s financial crisis. The bulk of the cuts – which amount to about 10 per cent of its workforce – were set to fall on pilots and cabin …

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Burglar jailed for life for sexual assault and murder of 89-year-old woman in her bed

A burglar has been sentenced to a minimum term of 34 years in prison for the “sexual or sadistic” murder of an 89-year-old widow in her own bed. Reece Dempster, 23, looked to the floor and nodded to the judge as he was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday for breaking into the home of “independent” …

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Lethal drug called ‘gray death’ could kill by contact, officials say

A lethal new drug known as “gray death” has been found in Louisiana — and it is so powerful that touching it could kill you, authorities warned. The “super drug” — which is composed of heroin, fentanyl and other deadly opioids — is reportedly 10,000 times more potent than morphine, officials claim. It could kill …

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Husband stabs and slashes his pregnant wife’s throat during sex for getting pregnant for the third child

A young Brazilian man who wasn’t happy with his wife getting pregnant for the third time has confessed to brutally killing her while they were in the middle of having sex Marcelo Araújo, 21, claimed under questioning that he killed his wife, 22-year-old Francine dos Santos, after they rowed about her becoming pregnant for the third …

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Senate acquits Trump on impeachment charges, rejecting calls for his removal in historic trial

US president Donald Trump has been discharged and acquitted by the US senate over the charges of obstruction of congress and abuse of power leveled against him by the House of Reps. On Wednesday, the Republican majority senate voted against impeaching the president, bringing the impeachment trial to an end.   ’48 senators have pronounced …

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Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, killing one and injuring 157

One person died and 157 were injured when a plane carrying 177 people skidded off the runway at an Istanbul airport, caught fire and split into three after landing in rough weather on Wednesday. Live images broadcast on Turkish television showed several people climbing through a large crack in the severed aircraft and escaping onto …

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Lesotho First Lady to be charged with 2017 murder of PM’s ex-wife

The first lady of Lesotho is set to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of the prime minister’s former wife, police said Tuesday. Maesaiah Thabane, who fled the country on Jan. 10 to escape arrest, returned to the small southern African kingdom Tuesday afternoon and handed herself to police in the …

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I was lured into slavery in Lebanon with promise of $2,000 monthly – Nigerian lady trafficked to Lebanon speaks

31-year-old Kikelomo has narrated how she was allegedly treated like a slave after being trafficked to Lebanon in October 2019, with a promise of being paid $200 for taking care of the aged mother of a Lebanese man staying in Lagos.   According to the mother of three, she was tossed from one slave master …

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Pakistani woman cuts off penis of attempted rapist

A woman in Pakistan has cut off the penis of a man she accused of trying to rape her, police said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old woman used a knife to defend herself from the assault of a man who stormed her house in the central province of Punjab. The woman told police she was alone …

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South African court issues arrest warrant for ex-president Jacob Zuma

A South African court has issued an arrest warrant for the former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges on the grounds of needing medical treatment. Zuma’s lawyer,Daniel Mantsha,  on Tuesday presented the judge with a sick note from what he said was a military hospital, but Judge Dhaya Pillay …

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