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Two RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled to a "security alert" involving a Ryanair passenger plane this evening.The Boeing 737-800 from Krakow to Dublin was diverted to land at London Stansted under military escort at around 6.40pm.
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Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, President Alassane Ouattara's preferred successor.The death last week of Gon Coulibaly, hand-picked by Ouattara to run in October's presidential election, has left the ruling party scrambling to find a replacement candidate, a process likely to reveal internal divisions, analysts say.Duncan is leaving for "reasons of personal convenience", Patrick Achi, a top aide to Ouattara, told reporters, adding that Duncan had first tendered his resignation in February."The president of the republic would like to pay tribute to a great servant of the state, a man of duty and commitment," Achi said.He said Ouattara had finally accepted Duncan's resignation last Wednesday, the same day Gon Coulibaly, who had longstanding heart problems, died after a cabinet meeting.Ouattara picked Gon Coulibaly in March to represent the RHDP party in the Oct. 31 poll after announcing he would not stand for a third term.Ouattara: Bid for third term?Ouattara came to power in 2011 following an election the previous year that sparked a brief civil war when the defeated incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, refused to concede.Despite several years of relative peace, ethnic and regional rivalries linger, and this year's election is seen as test of stability for Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer and one of West Africa's largest economies.Following Gon Coulibaly's death, Ouattara's RHDP party said last week that it may ask the president to rethink his decision not to seek another term.This could help to unify the party but would draw fierce criticism from Ouattara's opponents, who say the constitution does not allow him to run again.(REUTERS)
A Qantas Boeing 747 flew over Sydney for the final time on July 13 ahead of the plane’s retirement from the airline fleet.Qantas announced on July 6 it would operate three farewell flights for the aircraft: over Sydney on July 13, Brisbane on July 15, and finally Canberra on July 17. The first Qantas Boeing 747 entered service in 1971.Fleet Captain Owen Weaver said: “The 747 has been a magnificent aircraft and it’s fitting that we celebrate the end of five decades of history-making moments for the national carrier and aviation in Australia.”The footage shows the aircraft returning to Sydney Airport and receiving a water salute from the airport’s fire department. Credit: Timbowrey26 via Storyful
Damian Hurley just landed his second campaign for Pat McGrath Labs.The 18-year-old, who made his modeling debut last year as one of the faces for the cosmetics brand is back - and this time he’s posing alongside Irina Shayk.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein, is "extremely skilled at living in hiding" and could "flee abroad and live comfortably for the rest of her life" if granted bail by the courts, US authorities have warned. Ahead of a bail hearing on Tuesday, prosecutors revealed that FBI officers discovered that Ms Maxwell had wrapped her mobile phone in tin foil in a “seemingly misguided effort to evade detection” and hired former British soldiers to guard her hideout in New Hampshire, where she was arrested earlier this month. In the documents submitted today to a Manhattan judge opposing Ms Maxwell's application for bail, the prosecutors argued that the British heiress is an “extreme flight risk” and would attempt to leave the US if allowed out of prison. They revealed she has had access to $20m, including $2m in banks in the UK, and was transferring money between Swiss bank accounts as recently as last year.
A woman unwittingly infected at least 71 people with coronavirus after using the lift in her tower block, researchers believe.The traveller returned to her home in Heilongjiang province, China, from a trip to the United States on 19 March – eight days after the area last reported any new Covid-19 cases.
The raging coronavirus pandemic has the potential to get far worse if countries don't take basic healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization has warned."Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one," Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Face coverings are to be compulsory in shops in England from 24 July, health secretary Matt Hancock will announce on Tuesday.Failure to cover up the nose and mouth while inside a store – including supermarkets – will be punishable by a fine of up to £100. The rules will not require the use of a medical mask, which ministers want to preserve for frontline health staff.
Today the Home Secretary Priti Patel has published the government's latest plans for immigration reforms under the underwhelming title of "further guidance". A more appropriate name would be “further disappointment” as much remains unknown, to be decided some other time. Less than five months from leaving the EU, this is a very poor position to be left in. If only the Home Office's passion for overblown press releases were as strong as its focus on delivering improved performance.As someone who contributed to the Law Commission's report on simplifying the immigration rules, I am delighted to see its recommendations will be accepted although it remains unclear how far the government is willing to go.
The United States said Monday that it spoke with Russia about convening a summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a key priority for President Vladimir Putin.
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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell ignored the orders of FBI agents during her arrest on sex-trafficking charges, prosecutors said Monday as they urged a US judge to deny her bail request.
The long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy. Psychosis, insomnia, kidney disease, spinal infections, strokes, chronic tiredness and mobility issues are being identified in former coronavirus patients in Lombardy, the worst-affected region in the country. The virus is a systemic infection that affects all the organs of the body, not, as was previously thought, just a respiratory disease, they say.
Covid-19 is about to expose the myth behind grammar school selection. If the 11-plus is really a test of ability, not tutoring, why are ministers considering delaying it to give children time to prepare?