On Last 4 Flights Crashed Indonesian Jet Had
Damaged Airspeed Indicator
On Monday Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said the airspeed indicator was damaged for the last four flights. Of the Boeing Co. 737 MAX plane that crashed last week killing all 189 people on board.
KNKT chief Soerjanto Tjahjono told reporters The damage was revealed after data had been downloaded from the plane’s flight data recorder. Adding that it was asking Boeing and U.S. authorities what action to take to prevent similar problems on this type of plane around the world.
“We are formulating, with NTSB (U.S. National Transportation safety board) and Boeing, detailed inspections regarding the airspeed indicator,” he said.
US-China Trade War “Most Stupid Thing” Calls
Alibaba’s Jack Ma
On Monday The U.S.-China trade war is the “most stupid thing in this world,” Jack Ma, the chief of Asia’s most valuable public company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said.
China’s shift to an import model is “going to be a huge pain for a lot of businesses, but it’s also going to make a good opportunity for a lot of consumers,” he said.
“My view is, ‘Don’t worry about technology’,” Ma added. “The people who worry about technology are first, older people, second, government and third, successful people; they hate it and worry about it.
Report: Saudi Sent 11-Member “Cover-Up Team” To
Dispose Of Khashoggi Body
On Monday a Turkish newspaper reported To Istanbul Saudi Arabia deployed a chemist and toxicology expert. in an attempt to cover up evidence of the killing after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,.
Riyadh officials have admitted the murder was planned, they have so far declined to release details of the whereabouts of the 59-year-old journalist’s missing body.
On October 11According to Turkey’s pro-government Sabah daily, Saudi Arabia sent an 11-member “cover-up team” to Istanbul, nine days after the Washington Post contributor vanished after entering the diplomatic compound to obtain paperwork for his marriage.
The paper said chemist Ahmad Abdulaziz Aljanobi and toxicology expert Khaled Yahya Al Zahrani were among “the so-called investigative team”, which visited the consulate every day until October 17, before leaving Turkey on October 20.
He said the order to murder the journalist came from “the highest levels” of the Saudi government, adding that he did “not believe for a second” that King Salman was to blame.
Iran As US Sanctions Take Effect: “We Are In A
Situation Of Economic War”
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said “will proudly bypass sanctions” by the United States that took effect on Monday targeting the country’s oil and financial sectors.
“I announce that we will proudly bypass your illegal, unjust sanctions because it’s against international regulations,” Rouhani said in a televised speech.
“We are in a situation of economic war, confronting a bullying power. I don’t think that in the history of America, someone has entered the White House who is so against law and international conventions,” he added.
The measures described by Washington as “the toughest sanctions ever” follow US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in May to abandon the multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran.
“Watch what we do. Watch as we’ve already taken more crude oil off the market than any time in previous history,” he told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
Trump’s administration says it wants a new deal with Iran that curbs its interventions around the Middle East and missile programme — demands that have been flatly rejected by Tehran.
“Constantly they are sending us messages saying ‘Let’s sit and negotiate.’ Negotiations for what?” said Rouhani.
“First, you respect the negotiations we already concluded, so that there are grounds for the next negotiations.”
Rihanna Hits Out After Song Is Used At Trump Rally:
“Not For Much Longer”
At a campaign rally in Florida’s Pensacola as thousands of supporters stood in awe. Ahead of midterm elections in the United States. President Donald Trump showed off his Air Force One aircraft
The incident by The Washington Post, referred to as a “there it is moment”. Drew attention not just for the use of the presidential aircraft, but for the soundtrack that played in the background when it happened.
A Washington Post reported posted a tweet that got Rihanna’s attention.
Little over an hour after the tweet, the pop star responded saying, “Not for much longer…me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip!”
After the singer’s response, the Washington Post reporter tweeted that Rihanna had served notice about Trump playing her music.
Recently, in a similar incident, Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses lashed out at Donald Trump for using his soundtrack at the president’s rally. I
Khashoggi’s Sons Want His Body Back: “Want To Bury
Him In Medina”
On Sunday The sons of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi issued an appeal for the return of their father’s body and said they wanted to return to Saudi Arabia to bury him.
In an interview with CNN, Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi said that without their father’s body, their family is unable to grieve and deal with the emotional burden of their father’s death.
“It’s not a normal situation, it’s not a normal death at all. All what we want right now is to bury him in Al-Baqi (cemetery) in Medina (Saudi Arabia) with the rest of his family,” Salah Khashoggi said.
“I talked about that with the Saudi authorities and I just hope that it happens soon.”
“We just need to make sure that he rests in peace,” Salah Khashoggi said of his father. “Until now, I still can’t believe that he’s dead. It’s not sinking in with me emotionally,” he said, adding that there has been a lot of “misinformation” about the circumstances of the death.
Salah said that charges that his father was a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood organization were not true.
“Jamal was never a dissident. He believed in the monarchy, that it is the thing that is keeping the country together. .”
Trump Wows Fans With Air Force One As Campaign
Saturday evening The setting sun was painting the airport runway here a brilliant orange when Air Force One touched down and President Donald Trump roared into his latest campaign rally.
“Air Force One is the best plane in the world,” said John Weiler, 74, a local Republican Party officer who was downright giddy as he peered through his binoculars to bear witness. “It’s known throughout the world. That plane lands, they know America has landed.”
For Jerrell Lynchard, 18, a college freshman at Pensacola State College. The scene was “one of those things you see in photos, but never think you’ll see in real life. I got goose bumps. It was that ‘there-it-is’ moment.”
We will never give in,” Trump told the rapt crowd in Pensacola, his plane parked at his side. ” will never give up. We will never back down. will never surrender. And we will always fight on to victory. Always because we are America and our hearts bleed red, white and blue.”
“It’s a question of appearance,” said Richard W. Painter, ethics czar in the Bush White House and an outspoken critic of Trump’s ethics practices. “It’s highly inappropriate, but there’s nobody who can go sanction him for standing in front of the plane to give a political speech. It’s not illegal.”
Over Washington Post Coverage On Khashoggi:
Saudis Call For Amazon Boycott
On Sunday “Boycott Amazon” was the top trending hashtag on Twitter in Saudi Arabia for several hours. As users circulated images showing the deletion of the Amazon smartphone app.
“It became clear before our eyes that this is an organized media war,” said Bandar Otyf, a Saudi journalist with more than 100,000 Twitter followers who was among those calling for the boycott. “As Twitter users and activists and citizens, we don’t have power abroad, but we have simple things like boycotting.”
“I was so excited for Black Friday! But unfortunately since #Washingtonpost is double standards against my country #saudiArabia and support propaganda of Erdogan I decide to stop any plans to buy anything in @amazon,” one such tweet read. Efforts to contact users behind those accounts weren’t successful.
British Adventurer First To Swim Across Island
On Sunday Adventurer Ross Edgley became the first man to swim around the coast of mainland Britain. As he completed a 1,780 mile-trip to make a triumphant return to dry land in Margate.
On June 1The 33-year-old, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, had left the Kent town, swimming in a clockwise direction. He had not set foot on land once and slept in a support boat.
Edgley, who swam up to 12 hours a day. Battled through strong tides, hundreds of jellyfish stings. And had to cope with a disintegrating tongue caused by salt water during his Great British Swim.
He expended an estimated 500,000 calories during the journey. And ate more than 500 bananas to provide him with a constant source of energy.
UK Monument To Honour Indian Soldiers Unveiled
On Sunday A new sculpture in honour of Indian soldiers who fought during World War I. Was unveiled in the town of Smethwick in the West Midlands region of England.
“It’s so important we remember the sacrifices made by people for our country,” said Councillor Steve Eling, Leader of Sandwell Council.
“When I realised more than 1.5 million Indian soldiers had been sent to World War I. I just could not understand why their contribution had been ignored for so long in this country,” said Luke Perry.