Stolen plane crashes after F-15 jets gave chase

A plane stolen from Seattle-Tacoma international airport by a mechanic has crashed, say authorities. F-15 fighter jets were scrambled and flights grounded in a major security incident after the airline employee made “an unauthorised take-off” without any passengers on board. A law enforcement spokesperson said the incident was a suicide. The unnamed pilot was described as a 29-year-old mechanic.

Former adviser says Trump is ‘racist’ and ‘misogynist’

Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, says Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former Apprentice contestant and ex-White House adviser. In what is being described as a “searing” memoir, Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in Trump’s White House, writes that she realised the US President is a “racist, a bigot and a misogynist”.

Rees-Mogg says Boris burka probe is a ‘show trial’

The Conservative party’s investigation into Boris Johnson is a “show trial” and is being used to stop him becoming leader, claims Jacob Rees-Mogg. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the Tory backbencher says Theresa May’s “personal rivalry” with Johnson is “taking the heat off Labour”. Johnson sparked controversy this week by describing women in burkas as looking like “letter boxes” or “bank robbers”.

Top universities are struggling to fill courses

Russell Group universities are struggling to fill places through clearing, new data shows. Following the lifting of the cap on student numbers, 4,000 courses still have vacancies at 18 out of 24 of the country’s leading institutions, ahead of A-level results day on Thursday. Even …read more

Source:: The Week – All news


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