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Day: November 14, 2019

Farage rejects PM’s pact offer
Featured, United Kingdom

Farage rejects PM’s pact offer

    Nigel Farage has turned down an 11th-hour electoral pact offer from the Conservatives, according to reports. Boris Johnson suggested the Tories could put up paper candidates in Labour held seats and do minimal campaigning. This would give the Brexit Party a stronger chance of winning in Leave-supporting areas. But the deal was reportedly rejected by Mr Farage who wanted the Tories to step aside entirely in the constituencies. He also feared it would leave the Brexit Party with just 40 target seats. The talks broke down on Tuesday and the deadline to nominate candidates arrives at 4pm today. Mr Johnson's final offer came after after the Brexit Party withdrew its own candidates from all 317 seats currently held by Conservatives, the Telegraph reports. Mr Farage des...
Passenger jet bursts into flames after landing in Egypt
Arab world, Featured

Passenger jet bursts into flames after landing in Egypt

    A passenger jet carrying 196 people burst into flames just after landing at an airport in Egypt. The Boeing 737-800 had just landed at Sharm el Sheikh Airport when hydraulic fluid leaked onto the hot brakes of the aircraft. Flight PQ7153 was taxiing on the runway when the left landing gear burst into flames. Airport CCTV footage captures the moment the plane comes to a stop and the wheels on the left side of the aircraft turn into a fireball. Emergency crews were deployed and put out the fire within a few minutes. There were no injuries to the 189 passengers and seven crew members who were safely evacuated. Flight Global reported that the Egyptian civil aviation ministry praised the "professional" ground service team for stopping the fire from spreading. The pla...