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Black box recovered from crashed Indonesia jet

One black box from a crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, the head of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said on Thursday, which could be critical to establishing why the brand new plane fell out of the sky. “We found one of the black boxes,” said Soerjanto Tjahjono. “We …

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Sharks are ready for the Curry Cup final

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The Sharks go into Saturday’s Currie Cup final against Western Province at Newlands knowing that they were comfortably second best the last time the sides met. In their only round robin clash against each other because of the shortened format in 2018, WP emerged as 50-28 winners against the Durbanites in Cape Town. That match was …

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Florida in the USA has been hammered by Hurricane Michael

Mexico Beach

What used to be a gorgeous beachfront city now looks like an apocalyptic mess after Hurricane Michael shredded Mexico Beach, Florida. “Mexico Beach was wiped out,” said Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “That’s probably ground zero.” Michael made landfall Wednesday near Mexico Beach as monstrous Category …

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UK businessman posts defiant anti-Brexit war cry

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For the throngs of commuters using London’s busy Waterloo Station every day, passing a large yellow sign reading “Bollocks to Brexit” has become part of the daily commute. Flamboyant businessman Charlie Mullins, the chief executive of Pimlico Plumbers, put the sign up in protest against what he thinks will be …

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