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Boeing says it’s fixed software for 737 MAX after two fatal crashes grounded planes worldwide

Boeing said on Thursday it had completed a software update for its 737 MAX planes, which have been grounded worldwide since March after they were involved in two fatal crashes.The aerospace manufacturer said it was providing additional information to address requests from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that includes details on how pilots interact with…

Pregnant US woman Marlen Ochoa-Lopez strangled, baby cut from her womb, after responding to Facebook ad for free infant clothes

A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to an offer on Facebook of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said.The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into custody, with charges including…

Pregnant US woman Marlen Ochoa-Lopez strangled, baby cut from her womb, after responding to Facebook ad for free infant clothes

A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to an offer on Facebook of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said.The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into custody, with charges including…

China’s Huawei says it will challenge US blacklisting and vows to limit impact on its operations

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies said on Thursday that it would challenge the United States’ decision to add the company and 68 affiliates to an export blacklist and vowed to limit the impact on its operations.The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) took the action against Huawei late on Wednesday, immediately after…

China’s Huawei says it will challenge US blacklisting and vows to limit impact on its operations

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies said on Thursday that it would challenge the United States’ decision to add the company and 68 affiliates to an export blacklist and vowed to limit the impact on its operations.The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) took the action against Huawei late on Wednesday, immediately after…

Venezuela peace talks taking place at secret location in Oslo, Norwegian media reports

Representatives of Venezuela’s regime and the opposition are holding “peace negotiations” in Oslo this week, Norwegian media reported Thursday.Venezuela has been in political turmoil since assembly speaker Juan Guaido declared himself acting president in January in a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro’s authority.The NRK radio and television network, quoting anonymous sources, said peace talks…

The truth about ‘tawhid’: how a central tenet of Islam became a violent strain linked to the Sri Lanka bombings

A violent strain of Islam born from radicals exploiting a central tenet of the religion, known as tawhid, has come under the spotlight as Sri Lankan police continue to investigate the perpetrators of the Easter Sunday bombings on churches and hotels.About 100 people have been arrested since last month’s attacks, which have been blamed on…

Sudan’s army rulers suspend power-sharing talks after violent street clashes

Sudan’s military rulers on Thursday suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting more time was needed to finalise the deal as Khartoum’s security situation deteriorated.On Wednesday army generals and protest leaders were expected to decide on the make-up of a new body to govern Sudan for three years, the thorniest issue in…

‘Donald Trump must be stopped’: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defies critics as he joins crowded 2020 US presidential race

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite a panning by US media and polls which suggest he faces a tough fight.De Blasio becomes the 23rd prospective Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump.“Donald Trump must be stopped. I am Bill de Blasio and I am running…

Is golf the key for Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to capitalise on country’s aviation boom?

As Vietnam’s aviation sector booms and passenger numbers rise at double-digit rates, local upstart Bamboo Airways is embracing what it hopes will be a novel way of standing out in a crowded market: golf.Competition among airlines in Vietnam has intensified since Bamboo launched in January. Malaysia’s AirAsia Group recently cancelled its foray into the Vietnamese…