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  1. Rescuers search through the rubble after a light plane crashed into a house just after taking off, killing 10 people. Photo: AFP Ten people were killed when a small plane crashed into a house just outside the Philippine capital on Saturday, police and aviation officials said. The twin-engine aircraft crashed shortly after taking off in Plaridel town, killing all five aboard as well as three children, a mother and a grandmother from the family in the house, said Superintendent Julio Lizardo. "We had to dig through the rubble to find the bodies," he said, explaining why the toll rose from an initial figure of seven dead. Officials declined to say what may have caused the crash of the Piper PA-23 Apache, operated by a local charter company.
  2. Mina Basaran with her friends at her hen party. Photo: Instagram Eleven women died when a private plane crashed in Iran while flying the daughter of a prominent Turkish businessman and her friends home from a hen party, officials and media reports said on Monday. The Bombardier Challenger 604, carrying Mina Basaran and seven of her friends from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, went down in southwestern Iran on Sunday. Three crew, all women, were also on board. Iran´s Civil Aviation Organisation said the plane crashed at 6:09pm on Sunday after the pilot had asked to descend due to a "technical problem". Turkish media reported that Mina Basaran, the 28-year-old daughter of business tycoon Huseyin Basaran, had spent several days in the UAE with friends, celebrating ahead of her wedding next month. A graduate of Istanbul´s Koc University, she had since 2013 been on the board of her father´s company, Basaran Holding, and was reportedly being groomed as his successor. The hen party was also intended for three other women on board who were due to marry this summer. Several of the victims, like Mina, had successful careers in the fashion industry. Turkish media reported that at least one was pregnant. Photographs reprinted from social media showed the women lounging at a resort at the UAE and posing with the two pilots inside the plane. This image, posted on social media, shows the entire hen party and three female crew members on board the jet before they flew out to Dubai last week. It is not known if the crew members in this photo were also working when the plane crashed. Photo: Instagram The two female pilots were reportedly Beril Gerbes and Melike Kuvvet, who was one of the first female pilots in the Turkish armed forces but left to work in civil aviation. Turkish media reports said Mina Basaran was to marry her fiance Murat on April 14 at the Ciragan Saray, an Ottoman-era palace by the Bosphorus and one of the most prominent wedding venues in Turkey. Mina´s father Huseyin had named a massive residential property development on the Asian side of Istanbul in the district of Fikirtepe after her -- Mina Towers. Basaran Holding is one of many family-owned conglomerates that have dominated Turkish industry since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. All eight passengers killed as private Turkish plane crashes in Iran: Red Crescent The plane was also carrying three crew, an official for Turkey?s transport ministry said The company grew out of northeastern Turkey´s hazelnut trade and has since invested in multiple sectors including finance, construction, energy, cement, tourism, clothing and yachts. Huseyin Basaran, the company´s third generation chief, is also the former deputy chairman of Turkey´s Trabzonspor football team. There was no immediate indication as to the cause of the crash. The aircraft´s black boxes were found and will be handed to Turkish authorities, IRNA said. The crash comes less than a month after a twin-engine passenger plane of Iran´s Aseman Airlines crashed in the Zagros range, killing all 66 people on board. That plane had disappeared off the radar after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight as a snowstorm battered the mountains.
  3. A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers crashed on Monday while coming into land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu. Photo: Twitter KATHMANDU: A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers crashed on Monday while coming into land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued. The state of the other people on the flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was not clear, airport spokesman Birendra Prasad Shrestha said. "We are trying to bring the fire under control. Details are awaited," he said.
  4. The plane was also carrying three crew, an official for Turkey?s transport ministry said-Photo: File (Reuters) ISTANBUL: All eight passengers were killed on Sunday when a private plane belonging to Turkish firm Basaran Holding crashed in Iran, the head of the Turkish Red Crescent said on Twitter. At least one of the passengers was a member of businessman Huseyin Basaran?s family, Kerem Kinik said. Turkish media earlier reported that Basaran?s daughter and seven of her friends were returning from a hen party in Dubai. She was due to be married next month, DHA news agency and other outlets reported. The plane was also carrying three crew, an official for Turkey?s transport ministry said.
  5. WASHINGTON: The US Secret Service on Friday reported a vehicle rammed into a security barrier near the White House, and the driver has been apprehended. "An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E," the Secret Service said in a statement. "The vehicle did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex." The White House was placed on lockdown and armed uniformed agents could be seen running to positions. President Donald Trump was in the building at the time, having hosted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers," the statement added.
  6. A domestic Iranian flight crashed in the southern Isfahan province on Sunday, according to reports in the Iranian media. Aseman Airline?s Tehran-Yasuj flight crashed in southern Isfahan province after disappearing from radar and had at least 50 people on board, reports stated. The ATR crashed near the city of Semirom, according to the chief of Iran?s emergency and rescue department. Witnesses informed local media that it appeared the plane was trying to make an emergency landing on a pasture when it crashed. A search and rescue operation is under way, the Iranian media reported further. An ATR usually carries around 70 persons. This is a developing story and will be updated as reports come in.
  7. A migrant who was injured in a truck crash reacts at a hospital in Bani Walid town, Libya, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hani Amara BANI WALID: A truck packed with Eritrean and Somali migrants crashed near the Libyan town of Bani Walid early on Wednesday, leaving at least 19 dead and nearly 80 injured, officials said. Bani Walid hospital manager Mohamed al-Mabrouk said the truck flipped over about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Bani Walid. At least 78 people had been injured, eight of them seriously, he said. ?We did not receive the driver (at the hospital), and we don?t know what has happened to him,? said Mabrouk. ?Most likely he?s survived otherwise he would be brought here.? A total of 124 Somali and Eritrean migrants were brought to the hospital after the crash, officials and aid workers said. Women and children were among the casualties. One aid worker who was at the scene said around 250 people were believed to have been on the truck when it swerved off the road at about 3 AM. He said about 50 migrants are thought to have fled. The hospital in Bani Walid said it lacked the capacity to deal with the casualties, and appealed for help from local charities. Most of the injured who were brought there did not have beds, and medical staff used a water container to support one man?s broken leg. Some of those critically injured were transferred to the capital, Tripoli. Bani Walid, located 145 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tripoli, is a hub for smugglers who bring sub-Saharan migrants by road from neighbouring countries up towards Libya?s Mediterranean coast. They are often held and transported in brutal conditions, passed between smugglers who take payments for different stages of the journey and extort money from migrants. From northern Libya, many of the migrants are put out to sea by smugglers in flimsy inflatable dinghies, hoping to be picked up by international ships and brought to Italy. More than 600,000 have made the crossing since 2014. Irregular migration is considered a crime in Libya, though authorities often collude with smugglers.
  8. Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered shock defeat by outsider Monica Niculescu DOHA: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In a match lasting more than two and a half hours, Sharapova hit 52 unforced errors as opposed to just 17 from Niculescu. In blustery conditions, Sharapova also struggled to get to grips with the 30-year-old Niculescu´s distinctive style, which relies heavily on a sliced forehand. The former world number one, twice a winner in Doha, had been given a wildcard into the draw and was one of the tournament´s major attractions. "I did a good job of winning the longer rallies, even though that´s not really what I wanted to get myself into," said Sharapova afterwards. "So, physically I felt good. I just got pretty passive in the end and starting making too many errors." It was the 30-year-old´s first appearance in Doha since 2013 and her first match since losing to Angelique Kerber in the third round of the Australian Open last month. Sharapova returned to tennis last April after completing a 15-month ban for failing a drug test. A jubilant Niculescu described it afterwards as "a very good win" as well as "a tough match". Niculescu is ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind Sharapova She added: "I love it how I play and I like to be unique and I think my slice forehand is a weapon. "And when I feel good on the court then I play relaxed, I can be good and can be dangerous." Niculescu´s reward is to play either Magdalena Rybarikova or wildcard Fatma Al-Nabhani in the next round. Nine of the top ten women´s players are competing in Doha this week, but arguably Sharapova was the biggest attraction. Her defeat is unlikely to please organisers after the men´s tournament in Qatar last month was decimated of big name stars through injury. The competition could see a repeat of the Australian Open final as the world´s new number one Carolina Wozniacki, and the woman she beat in Melbourne, Simona Halep, are seeded one and two in Doha. In another Romanian versus Russian clash, Halep will start her tournament on Tuesday, playing against Muscovite, Ekaterina Makarova, a former world number eight. Also through on Monday was world number 30 Dominika Cibulkova, who beat Russia´s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the world number 22, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4.
  9. MOSCOW: A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed in the outskirts of Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital´s Domodedovo airport, Russian media reported. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district outside Moscow. Russian news agencies reported 65 passengers and 6 crew were on board. News agencies said witnesses in the village of Argunovo saw a burning plane falling from the sky. A source from Russia´s emergency services told Interfax that the 71 people on board "had no chance" of survival. The same news agency reported that the wreckage of the plane was spread over a wide area around the crash site.
  10. JAKARTA: At least 27 people died and 16 others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed on the Indonesian island of Java, police said on Saturday. The crash happened when the bus, which had at least 40 people on board, hit a motorbike while heading down a hill at speed in the Subang region of West Java province, causing it to roll over multiple times. Most of the passengers, who were on their way to a hot spring, were from South Tangerang in Java's Banten province. Police are investigating the cause of the collision but said they suspect the vehicle's brakes failed to work. All victims have been evacuated from the bus and most have been taken to a local hospital, officers said. "Our morgue is now at full capacity, we cannot accept more bodies," Subang hospital spokesman Mamat Dudirakhmat told local broadcaster Metro TV. Transport accidents are common in Indonesia, where buses and trains are often old and badly maintained. In July last year, 10 people including an Austrian tourist and a 12-year-old child died when a bus travelling from resort island Bali to the town of Malang in East Java hit the back of a fertilizer truck, killing the sleeping passengers.
  11. Maria Sharapova in action at Australian Open 2018/Reuters MELBOURNE: Angelique Kerber crushed Maria Sharapova in straight sets in a battle of former champions at the Australian Open on Saturday. The 2016 winner from Germany and 21st seed roared past the unseeded Russian 2008 champion 6-1, 6-3 in 64 minutes to reach the last 16. "I was just trying to enjoy every point," said Kerber after snuffing out Sharapova´s hopes in only her second Grand Slam tournament back since serving a 15-month doping ban. The hugely anticipated match-up of the only two Australian Open winners -- and indeed Grand Slam champions -- left in the women´s draw got top billing Saturday night on Rod Laver Arena. "I have so many good memories on this court," said Kerber, who won her first Grand Slam title there two years ago when she beat Serena Williams in the final. "I knew before the match it would be a tough one." Angelique Kerber crushed Maria Sharapova in straight sets to reach the last 16 Sharapova only returned to the top 50 two weeks ago and Kerber to the top 20 last week after being on top of the rankings as defending champion in Melbourne a year ago. Sharapova reached the semi-finals in Shenzhen to start the year but Kerber´s form has been outstanding heading into the year´s first major. The German enjoyed an unbeaten singles campaign in the Hopman Cup, won in Sydney and surrendered only nine games in the first two rounds in Melbourne. The pair had played each other on seven occasions before Saturday, with Kerber edging the series 4-3 including their previous two meetings, the last of which came on the Stuttgart clay in 2015. Kerber sent an early reminder of her recent superiority, breaking the Russian and then holding serve to go 2-0 up for the loss of just two points. Sharapova finally got on the board, but flawless Kerber was finding winners almost at will and broke again to take a 4-1 advantage in just 23 minutes. Six minutes later and a third break, this time to love, brought the first set to the German who celebrated her 30th birthday earlier this week by taking it with just two unforced errors. Sharapova was facing the biggest test of her comeback as the pattern continued at the start of the second. A double fault followed by a sloppy backhand way beyond the baseline handed Kerber a 2-0 lead. Sharapova´s form may have been patchy since her comeback but her fighting qualities have never been in doubt. Almost down and out, she broke Kerber for the first time and held to get back on serve at 2-2. But Kerber´s relentless accuracy finally told at 4-3 in the second. Sharapova netted twice to hand the decisive break to Kerber who served out with ease to seal the victory. Kerber will face either 26th seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland or Taiwan´s Hsieh Su-wei for a place in the quarter-finals. Berdych ends Del Potro´s run Veteran Tomas Berdych reached the round of 16 for the 10th time at the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Juan Martin Del Potro on Saturday. The 32-year Czech eliminated the 12th-seeded Argentine 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in 2hr 16min on Hisense Arena. Berdych, who has played in the semi-finals twice in Melbourne, will face Italian journeyman Fabio Fognini in their first Grand Slam match in Monday´s fourth round. Berdych served up 20 aces, broke serve seven times and hit 52 winners with 28 unforced errors. "I think I was well prepared and I stuck with my plan and I´m glad as I can stand here as a winner today," Berdych said on court. "Juan Martin is a great competitor and I´m glad he is back after all the injuries that he´s had. Tennis was missing him and it´s great that he´s back."
  12. RIYADH: A Saudi warplane from the coalition battling rebels in Yemen crashed on Sunday because of "technical failure", the coalition and state media said, adding that both crew were rescued. The plane "had a technical failure at 15:40 (1840 GMT) and crashed... in an area of operations" in Yemen, Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, told AFP. He said the two crew members were rescued unharmed and returned to Saudi Arabia. Maliki gave no further details. A coalition statement released later by the official Saudi Press Agency said the warplane that crashed was Saudi and that the operation to rescue the crew involved ground forces. Huthi rebels, who are locked in a war with Yemen's government, said they shot down the plane over Saada, their northern Yemeni stronghold, according to their Al-Masirah television channel. The Saudi-led coalition joined the Yemeni government in its fight against the Huthis in March 2015, after the rebels seized control of the capital Sanaa. Despite the coalition's superior firepower, the rebels still control the capital and much of north Yemen. More than 8,750 people have been killed since the coalition intervened in Yemen, according to the World Health Organization.
  13. Police said they did not know the cause of the crash, nor the identities of the five passengers- Reuters/ file photo SYDNEY: A seaplane crashed into a Sydney river on Sunday, killing six people on a ?wine and dine? sightseeing flight ahead of the city?s New Year?s Eve celebrations at the harbor. Police said they did not know the cause of the crash, nor the identities of the five passengers, but were speaking with several witnesses who were in boats on one of the waterways? busiest days of the year. The pilot was the sixth victim. Several Australian media reported that four of the victims were British nationals, although that was not immediately confirmed by police. In London, the Foreign Office said its officials were in contact with local authorities in Sydney. ?We stand ready to provide consular assistance,? a Foreign Office spokeswoman said. The aircraft was operated by Sydney Seaplanes, a major tourism operator in the city. Several visiting celebrities have flown on the company?s sightseeing planes, including pop stars Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, tech mogul Bill Gates, comedian Jerry Seinfeld and actor Cuba Gooding Jnr. Police said the seaplane was returning the party of five people from a waterside restaurant in Sydney?s north to the Sydney Seaplanes headquarters in Rose Bay in the city?s east when it crashed into the water, immediately sinking. ?We have spoken to a number of witnesses,? Acting Superintendent Michael Gorman told reporters, adding that forensic police would inspect the plane to assess when it could be raised from the seabed. ?It?s too early in the investigation so we don?t know why the plane crashed.? Gorman said police were liaising with Sydney Seaplanes to identify the victims and their families would be contacted before they were named publicly. Sydney Seaplanes has been operating since 1938, originally flying from Australia to Britain, a journey that required thirty refueling stops along what became famous as the ?Kangaroo? route.
  14. The Delhi metro train services will run as usual for the rest of the day?from 6.00 am onwards on all lines and from 4:45 am on the Airport Express Line. Photo: AFP NEW DELHI: A metro train crashed through the walls of a station during a trial run in New Delhi on Tuesday, just days ahead of its inauguration by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. TV footage showed the front portion of the engine jutting out of the wall at a metro station in the Indian capital. Delhi Metro was investigating the incident which it said appeared to have been caused by human error on the new line which is intended to eventually be driverless. "A trial train was moved from the workshop without testing the brake system as a result of which, while the train was moving up the ramp for washing, it rolled back and hit the adjacent boundary wall," it said in a statement. "No person was injured in the incident." A driver was on board but there were no passengers. The statement did not say if Modi´s inauguration of the service would go ahead as scheduled on Christmas day. In the run-up to the launch officials had been touting the train´s "new age" signalling system which they said would allow it to run unmanned. India upholds the Delhi Metro -- which boasts a daily ridership of more than a million people -- as an example of its modern mass transit system on par with world standards. It has had its share of controversies though. A fatal accident happened on one of its construction sites in 2010 and in 2013 closed-circuit television footage of lovers fondling in empty coaches was leaked on the internet. In April this year commuters stopped in their tracks at a busy station when X-rated footage began playing on a large TV screen.
  15. A Turkish military armoured vehicle guards on the border line located opposite the Syrian Atimah, Idlib province in Reyhanli, Hatay province, Turkey, October 8, 2017. Photo: Reuters 1 ANKARA: A minibus smuggling people from Syria into Turkey hit a truck on the Turkish side of the border on Sunday, killing 10 people on board and severely injuring seven others, according to the Dogan news agency. The head-on collision happened in Hatay province in the afternoon after a team of Turkish police tried to stop the minibus from evading a checkpoint, not far from the Syrian frontier. The driver of the minibus is among the injured, according to Dogan, which did not specify the nationality of any of the victims. Photographs published by local media showed rescue teams around the crushed remains of the minibus, which had been sealed off by white tape on the edge of a country road. Turkey hosts more than 3 million refugees, mostly from Syria.
  16. File Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests. While plenty of previous research has documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to far more extensive injuries than car crashes, the current study offers fresh evidence of the financial toll, researchers write online November 20 in CMAJ. Researchers examined data on 26,831 patients injured in motorcycle crashes and 281,826 hurt in car accidents. Overall, the injury rate for motorcycle crashes was three times the injury rate for car crashes, the study found. Severe injuries were 10 times more likely with motorcycle crashes. Motorcycle crashes, meanwhile, cost about twice as much as car accidents to treat over the first two years after the collisions. The average cost with motorcycle crashes was about US$4,569 compared with about US$2,349 for car accidents. ?We have shown that (accidents involving) motorcycles are considerably more dangerous and costly than (those involving) cars, and it is likely that will always be the case,? said lead study author Dr Daniel Pincus of Sunnybrook Hospital and the University of Toronto. ?The study matters because despite considerable improvements in motor vehicle safety over the last 20 years, mortality and morbidity attributed to motorcycle trauma has remained stable or increased,? Pincus said by email. ?Estimating the medical costs of care for motorcycle crashes may provide an additional incentive to improve safety.? Pincus and colleagues looked at medical records for Ontario residents who were treated in emergency departments or admitted to the hospital after car or motorcycle crashes between 2007 and 2013. To evaluate the medical costs of crash injuries, researchers examined compared costs of treating accident victims to a control group of otherwise similar individuals in Ontario who were not in collisions. The annual injury rate for motorcycles was 2,194 people out of every 100,000 registered owners, compared with 718 people out of every 100,000 registered car owners, the study found. With costs roughly doubled and injury rates roughly three times higher with motorcycles than with cars, researchers estimated that the total health costs of injuries was about six times higher for motorcycle owners than for car owners. The study wasn?t a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how motorcycle crashes might cause worse injuries or higher medical costs than car crashes. Researchers also lacked data on costs covered by private health insurance or indirect costs such as lost wages or reduced productivity incurred by individual patients. Even so, the findings add to the evidence linking motorcycle crashes to a higher risk of injuries, said Dr Lois Lee, an emergency medicine physician at Boston Children?s Hospital and researcher at Harvard Medical School who wasn?t involved in the study. Because motorcyclists are much more exposed on the road, there?s a much higher risk that crashes will result in injuries to the thorax, abdominal area, head and extremities, Lee said. Helmets help prevent head injuries but don?t protect the rest of the body. ?Motorcyclists should understand the increased dangers associated with riding a motorcycle and that the risk of serious injury and medical costs are significantly increased compared with riding inside an automobile involved in a motor vehicle crash,? Lee said by email. ?To try to mitigate head injuries, motorcyclists should wear a helmet and follow the posted speed limit.?
  17. The aircraft has been in operation for more than five decades and is due to be replaced by the long-range tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft-Reuters (File Photo) TOKYO: A US Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in waters southeast of Japan?s Okinawa island on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan, the US Seventh Fleet said. ?USS Ronald Reagan is conducting search and rescue operations. The cause of the crash is not yet known,? it said in a press release. Japanese Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera told reporters the US Navy had informed him that the crash in the Philippine Sea may have been a result of engine trouble. The propeller powered transport plane, a C-2 Greyhound, carries personnel, mail and other cargo from mainland bases to carriers operating at sea. The aircraft has been in operation for more than five decades and is due to be replaced by the long-range tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft.
  18. TV host Charlie Rose arrives for the Time 100 Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, US, April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files CBS and other networks on Monday suspended Charlie Rose ? one of the most prominent American interviewers ? after eight women told the Washington Post he sexually harassed them and prompted Rose to apologize for his ?inappropriate behavior?. PBS and Bloomberg said in statements they were suspending Rose?s signature interview show ? distributed on both outlets ? citing the allegations in the newspaper story. ?These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously,? CBS News said in a statement. Rose is a co-host on the morning show CBS This Morning and a correspondent for its long-running Sunday night news magazine 60 Minutes. Rose, 75, questioned the accuracy of the allegations in the Washington Post. ?I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior,? he said in a statement. ?I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate.? ?I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken,? he added. Eight women ? who worked at Charlie Rose Inc or aspired to a job there ? have accused Rose of making unwanted sexual advances toward them, the Washington Post reported on Monday, the latest in a wave of sexual harassment allegations against prominent men in the entertainment and media industries and American politics. ?All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives,? Rose said. Charlie Rose became the top US trending topic on Twitter late Monday, with more than 98,000 tweets discussing the host. Rose routinely landed the biggest names in international politics, entertainment and letters for his interview show Charlie Rose, which was broadcast on PBS and Bloomberg TV. An acute listener, Rose employed an engaging yet serious style in contrast to the bitter partisan arguments, cross-talk, and raised voices on cable television. True to the show?s sober tone, the set was simply a table and chairs with an all-black background. His persona on CBS This Morning was a little more whimsical, given the lighter subject matter of morning news shows in the United States. The eight women ? who were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the Charlie Rose show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011 ? told the newspaper he made unwanted sexual advances toward them, walked in the nude around them, and groped them. Stories showed 'striking commonalities' PBS, in announcing its suspension, said it does not fund the Charlie Rose show or supervise its production but expects its producers to provide a safe workplace. Bloomberg said it was ?deeply disturbed? by the allegations. The networks had little choice as the allegations against Rose would have likely overshadowed the subjects of his stories, said Quinnipiac University journalism professor Ben Bogardus. ?It will be a long time, if ever, before viewers see Charlie Rose in the anchor chair again,? Bogardus predicted. The Post said it had multiple interviews with the eight women, who ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters and their stories had ?striking commonalities?. Three of the eight women spoke on the record to the newspaper and the other five spoke on condition of anonymity fearing retribution that could affect their careers, the Post said. Reah Bravo was an intern and then associate producer for Rose?s PBS show beginning in 2007, and told the newspaper Rose was ?a sexual predator? and she was his victim. She told the Post there were unwanted sexual advances while working for Rose at his private waterfront estate in Bellport, New York, and while travelling with him in cars, in a hotel suite, and on a private plane. Bravo could not be reached by Reuters for comment. Kyle Godfrey-Ryan ? one of Rose?s assistants in the mid-2000s ? recalled at least a dozen instances where Rose walked nude in front of her while she worked in one of his New York City homes, the newspaper said. Godfrey-Ryan declined to comment to Reuters, referring questions to her spokeswoman Heather Wilson, who said Godfrey-Ryan stood by the story in the Post.
  19. The couple, Zahid and Ayesha, started quarreling after the wife confronted her husband. Photo: Geo News screen grab JHELUM: Chaos ensued in a wedding ceremony after the groom?s second wife crashed his third wedding on in Sanghoi area of Jhelum on Sunday. The couple, Zahid and Ayesha, started quarreling after the wife confronted her husband. ?He was marrying for the third without my permission,? the second wife, Ayesha, claimed, adding that she married him in 2015. He hadn?t even told me about his first marriage, she remarked. She claimed that Zahid is settled in Ireland, where he lives with his first wife. ?My in-laws threw me of out of the house as my husband was in Ireland,? she claimed, adding that he has returned for a third marriage without any qualms. She also claimed that she informed police that her husband was marrying without her permission but the police paid no attention to her complaint.
  20. Simona Halep of Romania reacts after a point against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the WTA Finals tennis tournament. -AFP SINGAPORE: Elina Svitolina beat world number one Simona Halep in straight sets to send her crashing out of the WTA Finals and hand breakout French star Caroline Garcia a place in the semis on Friday. Svitolina, the world number four, was already eliminated after losing her first two matches but she took Halep down with her as she won 6-3, 6-4 in 71 minutes. Halep needed the victory to keep her campaign alive but the Romanian struggled to click into gear against a relaxed Svitolina at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It means Garcia, the lowest-ranked player in the draw, tops Red Group and will play Venus Williams on Saturday, while Caroline Wozniacki will face Karolina Pliskova in the other semi-final. Svitolina went for her shots and dictated from the back of the court, rattling a shaky Halep, who had suffered a big loss to Wozniacki in her previous match. "I played free it was a good match for me and I am very happy to finish in Singapore with the win," the Ukrainian said. Svitolina dictated from the start, breaking Halep´s tentative serve straight away and winning the opening three games before claiming the first set in 31 minutes. Halep fought back in the second set with an early break but she was broken straight back and her head dropped when Svitolina claimed what turned out to be the decisive break in game seven. Even though she endured disappointment in Singapore, Halep will finish the year as world number one if Pliskova does not lift the trophy on Sunday. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine (R) shakes hands after defeating Simona Halep of Romania (L) during the WTA Finals. -AFP 'Weird to be here' Earlier Garcia, the world number eight, admitted it felt surreal even to be in the tournament after her thrilling 0-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Denmark´s Wozniacki. Garcia, who won her last two tournaments to reach the Finals, was two points from elimination in the 10th game of the third set but she dug deep to hand Wozniacki her first defeat of the competition. Even so, Garcia had to endure a nervy wait until Svitolina beat Halep to send her into the last four. The Frenchwoman lost to Halep but then beat Svitolina in her earlier matches. "It was kind of weird, actually, to be here. I mean, I qualified last minute, two weeks before. I wanted to keep improving like I did. That´s why I think I won these two matches," Garcia said. Wozniacki, who has been in sensational form in Singapore, described her first loss as "annoying". "I feel like I should have won that match, but it is what it is," she said. "I had the chance to serve it out and I didn't. That's really it." Wozniacki seemed headed for a third straight victory after dominating in the early stages through controlled aggression off the baseline, precise counter-punching and clutch serving. The 27-year-old had just one unforced error in an almost flawless first set lasting just 22 minutes. But the match took an unexpected turn in the second set when Wozniacki had a time violation and argued with the umpire during the third game. Garcia capitalised and won four straight games en route to levelling the match, before outlasting Wozniacki in a tense third set to register her first win in their three career meetings.
  21. A Russian helicopter with eight people on board crashed at sea in Norway?s Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic on Thursday. Photo: AFP file. OSLO: A Russian helicopter with eight people on board crashed at sea in Norway?s Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic on Thursday, Norwegian rescue services said. The fate of those on the helicopter was not immediately known. The aircraft went down two or three kilometres from Barentsburg, a Russian mining community in the archipelago, the rescue services said. "We?ve only been informed that it went down at sea. We don?t know if it was a controlled landing," an emergency services spokesman told AFP. A Norwegian helicopter and rescue vessels were dispatched to the scene, he said, adding that no contact had been made with the chopper. The aircraft was a Russian Mil Mi-8 based permanently near Barentsburg. Norway was afforded sovereignty of Svalbard, located around 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) from the North Pole, under the 1920 Treaty of Paris. Nationals of all signatory states enjoy "equal liberty of access and entry" to Svalbard and its waters. As a result, Russia operates a coal mine in Barentsburg, a community home to several hundred Russian and Ukrainian miners.
  22. Spanish Eurofighter planes fly during the Spanish National Day military parade in Madrid on October 12, 2017. Photo: AFP MADRID: A Spanish Eurofighter jet crashed on Thursday after taking part in a military display in Madrid for Spain's national day, killing its pilot, the defence ministry said. "As a result of the accident, the pilot of the plane that crashed on its approach to landing has died," the ministry said in a statement. It said the Eurofighter went down near a military base at Albacete, 300 kilometres (180 miles) southeast of the capital. The Twitter account for the defence ministry's chief of staff confirmed the pilot's death. "Rest in peace, comrade. Thank you for helping us to celebrate the day you have given your life for. We won't forget you," it said, posting an image of the Spanish flag pinned with a black ribbon. A Eurofighter last crashed in Spain in June 2014, killing the pilot when it ploughed into grass short of the runway at the Moron air force base near Seville. Spain's national day marks the date that Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas in 1492. It falls this year in the middle of Spain's biggest political crisis in a decade as Catalonia's separatist leader is threatening to split the region from the rest of the country. A traditional military parade took place in Madrid, with fighter jets, military planes and helicopters making several flybys.
  23. A still image taken from a file video footage shows a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 military jet taxiing on the tarmac at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria. Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW: A Russian military jet crashed while taking off from Russia?s Hmeymim air base in Syria on Tuesday in an incident that killed its two-man crew, Russia?s Defence Ministry said, Russian news agencies reported. The Sukhoi-24 attack aircraft, codenamed Fencer by the NATO military alliance, was heading out on a combat mission, but its crew failed to eject after the plane veered off the runway, the ministry was cited as saying. A technical fault may have been to blame, the ministry said. Russia has used the Hmeymim base in Latakia Province to launch air strikes against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad since it first intervened in the Syrian conflict in September 2015. Russia lost two other planes - a Sukhoi-33 and a MiG-29 - off the coast of Syria last year in accidents involving its sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov.
  24. Russia has staged air strikes in Syria in support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since 2015/AFP MOSCOW: A Sukhoi military jet crashed while trying to take off from Russia's Hmeimim base in Syria on Tuesday, killing the crew, Russian news agencies quoted a military spokesman as saying. "The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke up while accelerating for takeoff... The plane's crew did not have time to eject and died," the spokesman said. He did not clarify how many people died, but the Su-24 usually has a crew of two. "According to a report from the scene of the accident, the reason could be a technical failure," he added. Russia has staged air strikes in Syria in support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since 2015. On Tuesday, the defence ministry said Russian planes are currently carrying out 150 strikes per day in eastern Syria against Daesh militants. The latest casualties put the toll of Russian servicemen officially reported killed in Syria at 37. Last month a Russian general was killed near the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, where Russian special forces are participating in the regime's ground offensive.
  25. A helicopter of the Indian army takes off in Fort William Army Weapons Exhibition in Kolkata, India, January 30, 2010-Reuters NEW DELHI: An Indian airforce helicopter crashed in a remote mountain region near the border with China on Friday, killing all seven personnel on board, officials said. The Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter was ferrying military officials to a forward post in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, defense spokesman Suneet Newton said. India is trying to modernize its airforce with new planes and helicopters but the procurement process has been slow. Newton said the cause of Friday?s crash was not known immediately. India has also been expanding its military infrastructure in the area to narrow the gap with China which has superior road and air links.