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US military grounds its entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets in the wake of South Carolina crash

The entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets has been grounded to inspect the aircraft for suspected faulty fuel tubes, the US military said. The decision comes in the wake of a Marine Corps’ F-35B crash in South Carolina last month. The grounding order affects all variants of the advanced fighter jets, including the Air Force’s F-35A and the Navy’s F-35C. ...

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System-wide glitch briefly grounds all domestic Delta flights

Delta Air Lines passengers across the US were left stranded for over an hour on Tuesday evening, after a technical issue forced the carrier to ground all domestic flights. Customers of the Atlanta-based top-tier US airline took to Twitter to report the major system outage, which left incoming planes sitting on taxiways waiting for gates to open, and outbound flights ...

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Facebook permanently grounds its Aquila solar-powered internet plane

Facebook has announced that it will no longer pursue its dream of building a gigantic, solar-powered plane to blast internet to underserved communities via laser. Surprisingly, it’s just not practical. In a news post on the company’s coding sub-site, Facebook’s Yael Maguire announced that “we’ve decided not to design or build our own aircraft any longer, and to close our ...

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US Air Force grounds all B-1B bombers after ejection seat trouble

The US Air Force has grounded its entire B-1B ‘Lancer’ bomber fleet, due to safety concerns related to the aircraft’s ejection seats not functioning properly. The decision was taken as a direct result of an incident last month, where a Lancer had to make an emergency landing at Midland Airport in Texas. The Air Force confirmed in a statement that ...

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‘Russian passport no grounds for treason charges’ – HRW slams journalist’s arrest in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Western allies should put pressure on Kiev to reveal the grounds for treason charges against journalist Kirill Vyshynsky, as being a Russian citizen is no proof of guilt, Rachel Denber from Human Rights Watch told RT. “We’re extremely concerned by what’s happened. Under no circumstances should a government be criminalizing speech and media activities groundlessly,” Denber, who is the ...

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#Windmagedon grounds more than 2,000 flights as ‘life & death’ cyclone arrives

More than 2,130 flights have been cancelled nationwide as the powerful nor’easter cyclone made landfall – bringing with it severe wind, snow and rain. A further 550 flights have been delayed, reports FlyAware. Most airlines are waiving the fees for flyers forced to change their arrangements as airports all across the Northeast shut down. Wind gusts in DC reached up ...

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US ‘destroying grounds for peace’ with Jerusalem embassy move in May – Ankara

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has denounced Washington’s plan to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, saying it violates international law and undermines peace efforts in the region. Read more In a statement released on its website, the ministry accused the United States of disregarding resolutions passed by the United Nations and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation ...

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Indonesian bakery refuses to make ‘Merry Christmas’ cake on religious grounds

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 17:53 A pastry shop in Indonesia has refused to write a Christmas greeting on a cake as it goes against their “religious principles.” The owners later apologized for the incident, allowing customers to make their own inscriptions. Chocolicous Indonesia, from the city of Makassar, declined the request of a customer who wanted to wish his ...

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Nothing 'substantive' to talk about? Tillerson questions grounds for Putin-Trump meeting

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has questioned whether the Russian and US leaders have anything “sufficiently substantive to talk about” at the moment. This comes as the two countries’ relations are at their lowest point since the Cold War. Putin and Trump are taking part in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) international summit, hosted by Vietnam on November 10-11. The ...

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VIDEO: Todd Frazier grounds into triple play in first home at-bat

Todd Frazier made his name in the New York area as a star player on the Toms River (N.J.) Little League World Series champion team, but nearly two decades after that feat, he created news in his Yankees home debut in rather ignominious fashion. “I think I might have set a record for first-ever at-bat at the Yankees getting a ...

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