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French air force SHOCK: More than HALF of military planes ‘UNFIT to fly’

And the current situation is so complex, it can take 30 different contracts just to get one helicopter repaired, French armed forces minister Florence Parly has complained. Speaking during a visit to an air force based in Evreux, Normandy, Ms Parly warned at any given time, 56 per cent of all French Air Force aircraft were unfit to take to the air. She said: “If I compare the current situation… of our planes with a car, it is as if I wanted to have a car every morning that works,…

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China signals reconciliation with Japan at massacre memorial

NANJING, China — China marked the anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre by Japan with a message of peace and friendship last week, potentially helping to realign relations between the rival Asian powers. A somber President Xi Jinping led a nationally televised ceremony to remember the estimated 300,000 Chinese who died when Japan’s Imperial Army occupied Nanjing, then China’s capital, 80 years ago. China has consistently reminded its people of the 1937 massacre, but in what is being interpreted as a highly significant diplomatic gesture, Xi did not lay wreaths or…

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BBC issues BIZARRE job advert for post in world’s MOST REMOTE island

Must have clean driving licence, head for heights and be prepared to live on one of the most remote islands. To be handed the keys to a bungalow and begin life in an exotic location the successful applicant must also pass a mast climbing test. The BBC World Service is advertising for an aerial maintenance worker on its Atlantic Relay Station at English Bay on Ascension Island. The base helps provide coverage to Africa and South America and the advert is in The Sentinel newspaper on St Helena.  The South…

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Technology 

This Brooklyn brownstone brims with beautiful music, art – CNET

Meet Ivan Ivan’s living room A closeted audio system Luxman SQ-38u amplifier VPI Classic turntable VPI HW-17i record cleaning machine DeVore Fidelity Gibbon 3XL speakers The kitchen sound system World music Singalodeon double cassette player Arcam FMJ Blu-ray player Epson EMP TW720 projector A print by Eugenio Dittborn Quinto Totem speaker Quinto Beta integrated amplifier Ivan with a Korg microKorg keyboard Fibes drum set The party music system Tascam Portastudio 424 More LPs Time to go Prev Next Next Ivan, an artist and record company owner, gives us a tour…

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Best supplements for arthritis: THIS £3 pill could reduce joint pain in osteoarthritis

The desert plant devil’s claw could be used to relieve some symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, said Clinical Nutritionist Dr Josh Axe. It’s one of the most frequently used natural remedies for arthritis , and works as an anti-inflammatory, he said. Research has found the plant could “significantly reduce” arthritic inflammation, scientists have revealed. Devil’s claw could also help to prevent bone loss, Axe said. “The most extensively researched use of devil’s claw benefits is its ability to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms,” said Axe. “Like turmeric, devil’s claw serves as a…

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Liverpool news: Mohamed Salah receives incredible endorsement from football legend Pele

Salah has enjoyed an incredible start to life at Anfield since his summer move from Roma. He currently leads the Premier League goalscoring charts with 13 in just 17 matches. And his exploits on Merseyside have also been repeated for his country as he scored a last-gasp spot-kick in Egypt’s match against Congo in October to send them to next year’s World Cup.   Salah’s astronomical rise led to him being named the Africa Player of the Year award earlier this week, ahead of fellow Liverpool star Sadio Mane.  His performances…

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Putin WAR footing? Russia will DOUBLE ballistic missile tests in 2018 military expansion

The number of tests carried out will double to 12 next year as Russia steps up military preparations, commander Sergei Karakayev said. Mr Karakayev said: “Five missile launches were carried out in 2017, with another one pending, and 12 launches have been planned for 2018.” Russia’s troops will also be given 20 Yars missile launchers in 2018, with military chiefs planning to have transitioned to the ballistic missile launchers by 2026. The upgraded system will allow ballistic missiles carrying multiple independent nuclear warheads to be fired from moving launchers and silos. Mr…

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ANC to finally reveal Jacob Zuma’s successor as party leader

“On Sunday morning as we arrive we should be able to make an announcement of the top six and take nomination of the rest of the leadership. We need to take out this item from the conference agenda as quickly as possible,” party spokesman Zizi Kodwa said.  The ANC holds an election this weekend to replace Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation’s next president.  The front runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a former trade union leader and…

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Sicily rocked by series of earthquakes as expert says MORE tremors possible

The tremors hit in the Strait of Sicily, or Sicilian Channel, which separate it from north Africa, about 60km (37 miles) south of of the province of Ragusa Modica. A 3.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2.13am today, and was quickly followed by further earthquakes measuring 2.8, 2.6 and 2.59 respectively. They came hard on the heels of two others measuring 3.5 and 3.6, which occurred in the area over the previous 48 hours. No injuries were reported but experts say the flurry of activity may not be over. Eugenio…

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