November 2, 2018

Chongqing bus plunge caused by fight between driver and passenger

Chongqing bus plunge caused by fight between driver and passenger Image copyright Reuters Security footage from a bus which crashed into a river in China has revealed that the driver was fighting with a passenger moments earlier. The bus plunged 50m (164ft) off a bridge into the Yangtze River in Chongqing on Sunday - at least 13 people died and two more are missing. Early reports said the bus had swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. But the new footage shows the driver was being hit by a passenger at the time and struck back, losing control. Police have said the fight was the cause of the crash, state newspaper China Daily reports. Passengers can be heard screaming in the disturbing footage, shared by Chinese state media. Image copyright Other Image caption A woman, off camera, is seen hitting the driver and he strikes her back Image copyright other Image caption The bus then swerves across the road, and the footage cuts out Image copyright other Image caption Dashcam footage fro..
November 1, 2018

Leicester City helicopter crash: Funeral arrangements made in Thailand

Leicester City helicopter crash: Funeral arrangements made in Thailand Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha bought Leicester City in 2010 The funeral of the Leicester City owner who died in a helicopter crash is to begin in Thailand on Saturday. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger when the aircraft came down in a car park moments after taking off from the King Power Stadium. Details announced in Thailand said the ceremony would begin in the evening with Buddhist bathing rituals. Crash investigations are still taking place at the football ground. Nusara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died in the crash on Saturday. Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook/Instagram Image caption Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when the aircraft spiralled out of control and crashed i..
November 1, 2018

Usain Bolt leaves Australia’s Central Coast Mariners football club

Usain Bolt leaves Australia's Central Coast Mariners football club Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch: Bolt trains for first time with A-League club Usain Bolt's trial with Australian football club Central Coast Mariners has come to an end. The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion, 31, joined the A-League side for an "indefinite training period" in August. He scored two goals in his first effort for the Mariners in a friendly, but did not play matches when the season began. Efforts to secure a "commercial solution" to keep Bolt at the club had failed, the Mariners said on Friday. Last month, the Mariners said they had made a contract proposal broken down into "football" and "commercial" terms. However, it hinged on a contribution from a "third party". Despite meetings with "several promising potential partners" no deal could be reached, the club said. 'Bolt has a touch like a trampoline' Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth thanked ..
November 1, 2018

Lamar Patterson: Basketball star’s dog seized from hand luggage

Lamar Patterson: Basketball star's dog seized from hand luggage Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lamar Patterson signed with the Brisbane Bullets this week Australian authorities have seized a French bulldog from a US basketball player after he flew into the country with the pet in his hand luggage. Former NBA player Lamar Patterson, 27, was stopped at Brisbane Airport on Thursday after his dog, Kobe, was discovered by border officials. The dog was taken into quarantine and is to be deported to the US on Friday, authorities said. Australia has strict animal quarantine laws to prevent importing infections. Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard famously fell afoul of Australian quarantine laws in 2015 when they smuggled their dogs, Pistol and Boo, into the country. Depp's dogs saga grips Australia Australia minister mocks Depp apology Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Patterson, who signed with Australian team the Brisbane Bullets this week, had spent "most of t..
November 1, 2018

Meghan and Harry: Lots of flowers, cheering and baby gifts

Meghan and Harry: Lots of flowers, cheering and baby gifts Image copyright Reuters There were lots of flowers. There was lots of cheering. There were lots of gifts for the expected baby, the announcement of which kicked off the tour. There were welcomes from men in grass skirts and from men with their tongues sticking out. Image copyright Reuters Image caption There were plenty of excited greetings for Harry and Meghan, from handshakes... Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ...to the touching of noses and foreheads - a traditional Maori greeting Image copyright Getty Images Image caption And the couple were treated to a formal powhiri welcome in Rotorua, New Zealand There were lots of women and young(er) people ­causes that the couple want to push. And there were speeches and unveilings and cakes (one baked by Meghan), meetings with prime ministers, wreath laying and war memorials. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prince opened his speech in Auckl..
November 1, 2018

Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport Image copyright Getty Images A Japanese pilot who was arrested at Heathrow Airport for being drunk has admitted being more than nine times the legal alcohol limit. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28 October after failing a breath test. He was found to have 189mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system - the legal limit for a pilot is 20mg. The first officer pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol limit at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Thursday. Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that police were alerted by the driver of a crew bus who smelled alcohol on the pilot. He had been due to be part of a crew flying a Japan Airlines (JAL) flight JL44 to Tokyo but failed a breath test 50 minutes before the departure time. The Boeing 777 aircraft took off after a 69-minute delay. JAL issued an apology and pledged to "implement immediate actions to prevent any future occurrence", adding that "safet..
November 1, 2018

Ex-Goldman bankers face 1MDB charges

Ex-Goldman bankers face 1MDB charges Image copyright EPA Image caption Raids on properties linked to Mr Najib uncovered luxury goods worth millions of dollars US authorities have brought criminal charges against two former Goldman Sachs bankers and Malaysian financier Jho Low. The Department of Justice charges stem from the long-running scandal at Malaysia's state development fund, 1MDB. One Goldman banker admitted to conspiring to launder money and violate a US anti-bribery law, it said. The other banker has been arrested, while Mr Low remains at large. These are reportedly the first US criminal charges to surface in the scandal, in which authorities say public officials stole billions from the state fund to buy art, property and other items. The claims of corruption played a role in the election defeat earlier this year of Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak. He has since been charged with corruption in Malaysia, claims that he has denied. US authorities have a..
November 1, 2018

Samsung agrees to payouts after worker deaths

Samsung agrees to payouts after worker deaths Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The death of Hwang Yumi prompted her father to lead a compensation campaign The death of a 23-year-old former Samsung worker has led to the company agreeing a major compensation deal. Hwang Yumi died en route to hospital in 2007 after developing leukaemia. Her father led a campaign to shame the company into making payouts for other cases of the disease, miscarriages and other ailments linked to chemicals used at its South Korean factories. Those affected - and workers' children with related ailments - will receive up to 150m won (£102,907) per illness. 'Truly deplorable'Hwang Sang-ki - a taxi driver - set up the Supporters for the Health and Rights of People in the Semiconductor Industry (Sharps) with the help of local labour activists in November 2007. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Families of Samsung workers who died after working at its plants had held protests to pr..
November 1, 2018

Sri Lanka crisis: ‘Sacked’ prime minister remains confident of support

Sri Lanka crisis: 'Sacked' prime minister remains confident of support Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Wickremesinghe has refused to leave office Sri Lanka's "sacked" Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the BBC he has the support of parliament, as the island nation grapples with an unprecedented constitutional crisis. Last week the president sacked Mr Wickremesinghe and his cabinet and suspended parliament, appointing former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new PM. But Mr Wickremesinghe refuses to leave office, saying the move is illegal. The crisis has already sparked protests and deadly violence. "I still remain the prime minister and I have the confidence of the majority of members of this house," Mr Wickremesinghe told the BBC from his official residence, Temple Trees, a grand, white, colonial-era bungalow, which has, over time, become a symbol of political power in Sri Lanka. "The constitution states that the president must appoint as prime minister t..
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