Refugee Bahraini footballer boards plane leaving Thailand for Australia: Reuters witness

FILE PHOTO: Jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi leaves Thailand’s Criminal Court, in Bangkok, Thailand February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BANGKOK (Reuters) – A refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia boarded a plane in Thailand early on Tuesday that would fly directly to Melbourne, where he has lived since 2014 and plays for a local football club. Hakeem Al Araibi, 25, boarded a Thai Airways flight at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport shortly after midnight, according to a Reuters witness. He was seen talking happily as he walked past the…

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Gatwick, UK’s no.2 airport, shows flights on white boards after IT fails

LONDON (Reuters) – Gatwick, Britain’s second busiest airport, was forced to post flight information on white boards on Monday after an IT glitch meant its digital screens failed. People queue to enter the terminal at Gatwick Airport in southern England, Britain, May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The airport, 30 miles south of London which primarily serves passengers heading on short-haul flights to European destinations, said there were no flight delays linked to the issue, although a handful of people had missed flights. “Due to an ongoing issue with Vodafone –…

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News Daily: US-N Korea talks, ‘excuses’ over female boards, and Meghan on Vogue list

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Image copyright AFP Key North Korea official meets Pompeo The latest step towards a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took place on Wednesday, when Mr Kim’s right-hand man met the US secretary of state in New York. Gen Kim Yong-chol had dinner with Mike Pompeo, and they are due to hold further talks on Thursday. It is all part of efforts to get the two leaders to sit down together in Singapore next month. Mr Pompeo told reporters…

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