February 19th, 2018

World News

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

By Nasser Karimi And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on February 18th, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said they feared all 65 people on board were killed. The crash of the Aseman Airlines ATR-72 marks yet another fatal aviation disaster ... Read More »

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Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, likely killing 65

By Nasser Karimi And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on February 18th, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, likely killing all 65 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometres ... Read More »

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Ahead of UK film awards, stars seek end to sexual harassment

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press on February 18th, 2018

LONDON – Almost 200 British female entertainment stars called for an international movement to end sexual misconduct across society in a letter published ahead of Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards. Kate Winslet, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emma Thompson, Naomie Harris, Emma Watson and Gemma Arterton are among those saying that 2018 should be “the year that ... Read More »

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Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

By Nasser Karimi, The Associated Press on February 18th, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometres (485 ... Read More »

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Report: Plane carrying 66 people crashes in southern Iran

By The Associated Press on February 18th, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran – The semi-official Fars news agency says a commercial airplane carrying 66 people has crashed in southern Iran. The report on Sunday says the plane crashed near the remote mountain town of Semirom, some 620 kilometres, or about 390 miles) south of the capital, Tehran. The report identified the plane as an ATR-72. ... Read More »

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Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

By Catherine Lucey And Ken Thomas, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2018

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders. But he extended few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning, nor did Trump address the debate over gun violence ... Read More »

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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Former Vice-President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy centre by addressing the elephant in the room. ... Read More »

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Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters

By Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The request was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Donald Trump. But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn’t come from Republican allies, but from Russian adversaries. Caught up in an elaborate Russian plot without their knowledge, a ... Read More »

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Christopher Bailey’s Burberry farewell tops London shows

By Gregory Katz And Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2018

LONDON – Christopher Bailey’s final show as Burberry creative director dominated London Fashion Week on Saturday. Bailey is leaving the popular brand later this year after a 17-year stint that helped it regain its prominence as a global fashion power. Newcomer Simone Rocha and veteran Jasper Conran were among the designers showcasing their latest styles ... Read More »

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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

By Jason Dearen, Allen Breed And Tamara Lush, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. – Thousands of angry students, parents and residents demanded stricter gun control laws Saturday as new details were revealed about the suspect accused of shooting and killed 17 people in a Florida high school. The rally, held in downtown Fort Lauderdale, was attended by scores of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, ... Read More »

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Utility offered Burgum more than free Super Bowl tickets

By James MacPherson, The Associated Press on February 17th, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s trip to the Super Bowl as a guest of a Minneapolis utility included free invitations to a rock concert, private parties, meals and other events, The Associated Press found through an open records request. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki said Saturday the GOP governor has reimbursed Xcel Energy ... Read More »

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