Science 

Power Outage at Atlanta International Airport Grounds Flights, Strands Passengers

The outage occurred in the early afternoon More (ATLANTA) — A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and stranded thousands of passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. Passengers were left in the dark when the lights suddenly went out in the early afternoon. Airport spokesman Reese McCranie said all airport operations were affected, and outgoing flights were halted. Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration implemented a “ground stop” for flights headed to the airport. That means flights…

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Mo Farah wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year before technical issues strike – video

Mo Farah is announced as the winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2017 at a ceremony in Liverpool on Sunday night. Farah, in London, is then unable to give his reaction following the result as the feed from the capital cuts out Mo Farah wins BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award Visit the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year website

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Sport 

Mo Farah wins SHOCK BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Farah ended his track career this year having won 10 global gold medals, winning the 10,000m in London but missing out yet another distance double when he finished second in the 5000m. Joshua had been a huge 1/10 favourite to win the award and become the first boxer since Joe Calzaghe to do so. But Farah, who was not in attendance on the night, was the surprise 33/1 winner ahead of three-time Superbike World Championship winner Jonathan Rea and para-athlete Jonnie Peacock. “Mate, I didn’t see that coming. I honestly…

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Entertainment 

Jack Reacher creator Lee Child shares his thoughts on writing while working on 23rd novel

GETTY Lee Child shares how he hopes to allow readers an escape from messy world events His Jack Reacher novels, along with The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, have topped bestseller lists, while TV crime dramas attract huge viewing figures. Child says the depressing nature of world affairs, culminating in Donald Trump becoming US President in January, has inspired writers to become more creative. In doing so they have given readers a break from reality into a safe world where they know…

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Entertainment 

Xbox One news: Final Backwards Compatibility 2017 and Games with Gold December

The final Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games have been released by Microsoft in 2017. More are still coming next year, however, Microsoft have confirmed that there will be no new titles arriving this week. Xbox’s Major Nelson himself has confirmed that no more announcements are being planned for December, although more will arrive in 2018. The team in charge of putting together these projects are off on their holidays, although fans can still add new Xbox 360 titles to their libraries through Games with Gold. The final titles to be…

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Top Stories World 

Palestinian protesters set pictures of Mike Pence on fire

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A small group of Palestinian protesters on Sunday set fire to placards printed with images of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt outside Jesus’s traditional birthplace, days before their arrival in the region. With Bethlehem’s illuminated Christmas tree behind them, about 30 people stood quietly holding candles at Manger Square next to the Church of the Nativity, the site Christians believe marks Jesus’s birthplace, before setting the placards alight. “Bethlehem welcomes the messengers of peace, not the messengers of war”, read…

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Top Stories World 

Have America’s CEOs stopped standing up to Trump?

The outdoor recreation industry responded last week with a unified repudiation of the White House’s announcement to sharply reduce the size of two national monuments, but there is little indication that this — or other controversial positions, ranging from H-1B visa cutbacks to the still-unsettled fate of DACA “Dreamers” — would prompt America’s corporate leaders to sever ties with President Donald Trump. “You’ll see most companies, unless it’s something directly affecting their business, will try to stay out of the fray,” Andrew Ward, an associate professor of management at Lehigh…

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2022 World Cup migrant workers ‘systematically’ exploited, Amnesty says

Migrant workers constructing stadiums for the Qatar 2022 World Cup continue to be trapped in a vicious cycle of debt and exploitation, according to new research by Amnesty International. Fifa is already under pressure from its own advisory board to act over the kafala system, used to monitor migrant labourers, which has been described as modern slavery. Now, a survey by Amnesty has found two-thirds of migrant workers have paid excessive or illegal recruitment fees. The phone survey of 414 Nepali migrant workers found 88% paid fees to agents for…

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Rohingya refugees tell harrowing tales of rape

Aerlyn Pfeil knows about rape. She’s worked with victims of sexual violence in South Sudan, Somalia and Papua New Guinea. But Pfeil has never seen anything like the sexual abuse victims in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I’ve never had a population talk so freely about the assault that they were experiencing,” said Pfeil, a midwife who is on the board of Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders-USA. Rohingya refugees wait for cooked food to be distributed at Tengkhali camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Damir Sagolj / Reuters file “I…

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Jürgen Klopp ‘really satisfied’ with Liverpool’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth – video

Jürgen Klopp praises his Liverpool side after they comfortably dispatched Bournemouth 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Reds moved up to fourth in the Premier League table with the win before a crucial meeting with Arsenal on Friday night. ‘I’m really happy about the full package we showed today,’ says Klopp

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