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Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia

Image copyright AFP Image caption The first of several US military transport planes carrying humanitarian aid arrived in Cucuta on the Colombian border with Venezuela US military planes carrying humanitarian aid for Venezuela have arrived in the Colombian border town of Cucuta. The aid is being stockpiled at the request of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, who declared himself interim president last month. President Nicolás Maduro has alleged the aid is part of a US plot. Mr Guaidó says Venezuelan volunteers will carry it across the border on 23…

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Body recovered from wreckage of plane carrying footballer Sala: UK investigator

(Reuters) – A body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane that was carrying Argentina-born professional soccer player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in Britain said late on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The wreckage of the missing aircraft carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala is seen on the seabed near Guernsey, in this still image taken from video taken February 3, 2019. AAIB/ via REUTERS TV The agency did not disclose the identity of the body. Sala, 28, had been en route from…

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Body recovered from wreckage of plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala

FILE PHOTO: The wreckage of the missing aircraft carrying soccer player Emiliano Sala is seen on the seabed near Guernsey, in this still image taken from video taken February 3, 2019. AAIB/ via REUTERS TV (Reuters) – A body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane that was carrying Argentina-born professional soccer player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) in Britain said late on Wednesday. The agency did not disclose the identity of the body. Sala, 28, had been en route from…

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Darren Weir: Australian trainer will not contest charges carrying possible four-year ban

Australian Weir has won more than 30 races at the elite Grade One level Australian trainer Darren Weir faces a ban of four years after deciding not to contest charges brought against him for the possession of equipment used to deliver electric shocks to horses. Police seized four of the illegal Taser-type devices at the Melbourne Cup winner’s stables on 30 January. At a hearing with Racing Victoria, Mr Weir, 48, said he would not contest three charges brought against him. Assistant trainer Jarrod McLean will contest some of the…

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Private investigators locate wreckage of aircraft carrying Sala and pilot: Sky

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Cardiff City – Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – January 22, 2019 General view of tributes left outside the stadium for Emiliano Sala REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (Reuters) – Private investigators have located the wreckage of the aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel carrying Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, Sky News reported on Sunday. The 28-year-old Argentina-born forward had been en route from Nantes in western France with his pilot to make his debut for Welsh team Cardiff City when the…

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UK rescuers end search for missing plane carrying soccer player Sala

LONDON (Reuters) – Rescuers ended their search on Thursday for the plane carrying Premier League soccer player Emiliano Sala, which disappeared over the English Channel three days ago, after saying there was little chance anyone aboard had survived. Tributes left outside Cardiff City Stadium for Emiliano Sala, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden Sala, Cardiff City’s new signing, and the plane’s pilot, David Ibbotson, have been missing since Monday night. Rescuers have scoured about 1,700 square miles but have found no trace of the aircraft or those on board. “We reviewed…

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Plane carrying Cardiff City soccer player Sala disappears over English Channel

PARIS (Reuters) – Newly signed Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala was missing on Tuesday after the light aircraft he was traveling in disappeared between France and England the previous evening, France’s civil aviation authority said. FILE PHOTO: Emiliano Sala in action at La Beaujoire Stadium, Nantes, on March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Rescue helicopters and boats searched more than 1,000 square miles off the Channel Islands for the single-engine Piper Malibu that was flying Sala from the French city of Nantes to Cardiff when it lost radar contact off…

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Plane carrying Cardiff City’s Sala goes missing over English Channel

FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer – FC Nantes v OGC Nice – France Ligue 1 – La Beaujoire Stadium, Nantes, France – 18/03/2017 – Nantes’ Emiliano Sala in action. Picture taken March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe PARIS (Reuters) – Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala was on board a light aircraft that lost radar contact over the English channel late on Monday, French police sources said. British and French coastguards scoured the seas off Guernsey on Tuesday for the single-engine plane after it went missing on its way from Nantes in…

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Cuba bus ‘carrying foreign tourists’ crashes killing seven

At least seven people were killed and dozens others injured after a bus carrying tourists and locals crashed in Cuba on Thursday, state-run media say. Citizens from the UK, Canada, France, Mexico and the Netherlands were reportedly on board. The driver told local media that he lost control on a road between the eastern cities of Baracoa and Guantánamo. Five of the injured were said to be in critical condition in hospital. The UK Foreign Office said it was “seeking information from the Cuban authorities” and that it was “ready…

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Reality Check: Are more teenagers carrying knives?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jay Hughes, 15, was only one of the teenagers stabbed and killed in London this month The Mayor of London used a BBC Radio 4 interview to highlight young people and knife crime. What is the true situation? In March 2007, following a wave of fatal stabbings of teenage boys and young men in London and Manchester, the government announced that knife crime would be officially recorded in England and Wales in a way it had never been done before. Since then, we have…

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