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Crash jet pilot called 'in panicky voice' to request return to airport Speaking in a 'panicky voice,' the doomed aircraft's captain Yared Getachew is said to have requested permission to return to the airport almost immediately after takeoff from Addis Ababa. On Wednesday, US authorities said new evidence showed similarities between the Ethiopia crash and that of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia in October that killed 189 people The Ethiopian Airlines pilots reported similar difficulties before their aircraft plunged to the ground
'Mediterranean climate': California drought ends after more than 7 years, but dry conditions will return The state had experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. The desert pops with color during a rare super bloom near Palm Springs Jerry Brown to declare a drought state of emergency Between 2010 and 2016, more than 102 million state trees died on 7.7 million acres of the forest, the U.S. Forest Service said We can't waste water for purposes that are not necessary
Ethiopian crash hub: black boxes investigations start, latest from Boeing The focus of this article is to put as much information as possible on the crash, straddling the before, during and aftermath of what is one of the deadliest incidents Ethiopian has faced in recent ye Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 12, 2019 Boeing team joins investigators Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the plane crash in Bishoftu on Sunday, there are local and international experts involved in the process, reports have suggested
'Influenced by politics': Economists slam India for tweaking data In open letter, 108 economists say Indian statistics were 'being influenced and controlled by political considerations'. The warning comes after India's central bank chief quit in December following a spat over alleged government interference The letter also questioned a revised growth rate of 8.2 percent in 2016-17, the highest in a decade, that seems to be at variance with the evidence marshalled by many economists The government's interference has created a huge problem
Boeing black box review begins in France, aviation world waits Investigators in France on Friday examined the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX t... FAMILIES STUCK, EMOTIONAL U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday the 737 Max fleet would be grounded for weeks if not longer until a software upgrade could be tested and installed (GRAPHIC: Boeing’s struggles - Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
Opinion: Toby Young wants you to know his thoughts on oppressed women – but he’s forgotten something Of course female authors are privileged. How else would they secure a book deal in a country where social mobility has totally collapsed? It’s nothing more than mere coincidence that everyone with a newspaper column manages to look and sound a little like me, and to share my alma mater No further details of the charge against the 64-year-old have been released Subscribe from just 15p a day for extra exclusives, events and ebooks – all with no ads
We Face A Crisis Bigger Than Climate Change, But We're Not Talking About It A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the fut... And insects, vital to the diets of other animals, as well as the pollinators of our food, are facing a bleak future as populations appear to be collapsing If you have an idea or tip for the editorial series, send an email to Download
Wedding planning more time-consuming than ever, study claims Two in five married adults say organising their wedding felt like taking second job Lady Alice and Prince Henry were married at Buckingham Palace PA 6/40 Royal Wedding - Edward and Wallis, 1937 Edward, Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII of England) and his wife Wallis Simpson during their wedding at Chateau de Candé in France
Railing Against India’s Right-Wing Nationalism Was a Calling. It Was Also a Death Sentence. How the journalist Gauri Lankesh became a casualty of India’s increasingly intolerant politics. Shiva Sundar described Gauri Lankesh Patrike as a weekly threat to their philosophy I met Bhushan, a feminist activist, four months later at Hotel Chalukya, whose restaurant is famous for its big, red triangular dosas They talked about their shared college days, about the era of P I guess that’s the most radical thing one can be./•/ Advertisement
L.A. lost a 144-year-old fig tree. Here's why a native oak should replace it The Mediterranean fig tree in El Pueblo de Los Angeles had a fantastic run, but its demise presents the perfect opportunity to plant a more climate-change-tolerant native oak. She was a Mediterranean species, and she had, so to speak, a good run A Quercus agrifolia, known more commonly as the coast live oak, would be appropriate I suggest planting as young a tree as possible and surrounding it with a few acorns of the same species and variety I’m not sure which is sadder, the tree’s demise or the neighbor’s perspective
Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe braced for Cyclone Idai In Beira, a city of around 500,000 people and a gateway for imports to landlocked countries in southeast Africa, Twitter images and television footage showed billboards and rooftops blown off, trees s In the northern Zambezi province, villages along the coastline were cut off from the mainland by the storm surge The storm was also expected to hit parts of neighbouring Malawi Mozambique has significant offshore liquefied natural gas projects underway in the north, but these are currently out of harm’s way
Cheltenham Festival's worst-dressed celebrities - including that nip-slip Katie Salmon, Jessica Hayes and Olivia Attwood have all done their best to get caught on camera with their bizarre outfit choices at Cheltenham Festival Cheltenham Festival's Ladies Day is a chance for the great and good of the showbiz world to come together and.. However, racecourse rules mean that after three years has elapsed, banned festival-goers can appeal to have the ban lifted She's not the only celeb to get it glaringly wrong in the fashion stakes
Brexiteers tell Theresa May they WILL now back her deal... if she quits BREXITEERS have told Theresa May they can be swayed to back her deal – but only if she quits within weeks. Leave-backing MP Peter Bone said he was still a long way from getting behind the PM … His comments come after former adviser to the PM, George Freeman, said also that Mrs May may have to go If Jeremy Corbyn brought forward another motion to try and force a general election, MPs who feel that they are being betrayed would have to look carefully at it
Russia restarts bombing campaign over rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib Russian jets have bombed the last-remaining Syrian rebel stronghold, threatening a ceasefire reached to prevent a humanitarian disaster. Russian jets have bombed the last-remaining Syrian rebel stronghold, threatening a ceasefire reached to prevent a humanitarian disaster There is no solution against the Russian occupier, Assad’s forces and the Iranian militias except confrontation and confrontation only, HTS said in a statement in response
Blustery Britain hit by 65mph winds as 'Storm Hannah' sweeps across Britain is bracing itself for a weekend of plunging temperatures combined with gale-force winds and heavy snow as the second storm in a week lashes the country. Stormy weather is expected across Britain this Saturday 'It's kind of a contrast to the northern half of the country Some Virgin Trains services between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston and some between Glasgow Central and Preston were cancelled
Snow on the way as Met Office issues FOUR severe weather warnings Severe warnings have been issued across Britain due to another winter storm called Hannah set to hit the UK on Saturday Wet, cold and unsettled weather will continue into the weekend (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Read More How to protect your ears as hearing loss increases due to use of headphones Rain will push northwards throughout the night to affect most areas by dawn
Thank you, climate strikers. Your action matters and your power will be felt | Rebecca Solnit Nothing is possible without action, and almost anything is when we rise up together, as you are today Through studying what science teaches us about nature and what history teaches us about social forces I have come to see how beautiful and how powerful are the threads that connect us Rebecca Solnit is a Guardian US columnist and the author of Men Explain Things to Me and The Mother of All Questions
Think we should be at school? Today’s climate strike is the biggest lesson of all | Greta Thunberg and others Greta Thunberg and her fellow climate change strikers around the world urge adults to join their fight It started in front of the Swedish parliament, on 20 August – a regular school day The risk of premature birth, low birth weight and cognitive dysfunction this causes is a public health catastrophe The kind of changes that need to happen mean everyone recognising that this is a crisis and committing to radical transformations
Court absolves government of blame in nuclear disaster CHIBA--A district court here on March 14 absolved the central government of responsibility but order The 19 plaintiffs were from six households who voluntarily evacuated from Fukushima to Chiba Prefecture When the court's decision was read out, furious voices were heard in the courtroom gallery Another said, such a verdict could be made only in Chiba (This article was compiled from reports by Tomomi Terasawa and Erika Matsumoto.)