After the loss of a Russian airline near Moscow, fatalities from plane crashes so far this year far exceed those in 2017, which was the safest year in aviation history. Aseman Airlines’ flight EP3704, the daily departure from Tehran, took off as normal shortly after 8am to fly to Yasouj, 344 miles south. The aircraft involved, an ATR72, was 24 years old – which made it a relatively young part of the airline’s fleet.
Racist trolls are making false claims that white people are being attacked at screenings of the Marvel film Black Panther. One troll, using a Twitter handle that declared them a Christian “hater of Sodomy”, showed a photo of a bloodied handkerchief and wrote: “Was at the Black Panther premiere but a group of black youths said this wasn’t for me. Other Twitter users quickly established that the claim was false and the photograph of the bloodied handkerchief had actually been taken nine years ago.
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Christine Keeler, who has died aged 75, was the model and dancer at the heart of the Profumo affair, which shook the British establishment in 1963, contributing to the downfall of the Harold Macmillan Government. Keeler was born in Uxbridge in 1942 and raised in Berkshire by her mother and step-father. Aged 19, Keeler was performing at Murray’s Cabaret Club when she met Stephen Ward, an osteopath, artist and society figure.
Harvey Weinstein has been accused of violating sex trafficking laws in a new lawsuit. British actor Kadian Noble, 31, has launched a suit in the US alleging that the producer assaulted her at the Cannes film festival in 2004, after grooming her in London, under claims he was looking to cast her in a film. "Kadian has suffered severe injuries and emotional distress, pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, inability to lead a normal life, shame and humiliation," lawyer Stuart Mermelstein writes.
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Uma Thurman has finally responded to the allegations against Harvey Weinstein by saying the disgraced Hollywood producer does not “deserve a bullet”. Posting next to an image of her as Beatrix Kiddo, or The Bride in Kill Bill, which was also produced by Miramax, the actress said she felt it “was important to take your time, be fair, be exact”. The scene depicted in the photograph is one where Thurman's character, Beatrix Kiddo, vows to go on a "rampage of revenge".
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Colin Firth has said he feels “shame” for not doing more after a co-star told him about an “distressing encounter” with Harvey Weinstein. Dix claimed that Weinstein invited her to a private room at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1990, where she was forcibly shoved onto a bed while Weinstein “tugged at her clothes”.
Matt Damon has denied helping to “kill” a 2004 New York Times story which made allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Responding to the claims in an article for Deadline, Damon insisted Weinstein had asked him to call Waxman to vouch for Fabrizio Lombardo, who ran Miramax’s Italian office, the distribution company for Weinstein, and Damon agreed to call the reporter.
Week two saw high scores, standing ovations and dance disasters peppered throughout the evening’s performances in a show which saw the frontrunners for 2017 emerge. Although he worried fans by dropping partner Janette Manrara on her head during rehearsals, the risks paid off in a jaw-dropping lift sequence which earned the first 'Nine' score of this series so far. Maroon 5’s "Sugar" sadly couldn’t help Charlotte Hawkins’ dance branded a “complete dance disaster” by in-house Grinch Craig Revel Horwood.
A lack of hospital beds means the NHS is facing a “winter of woe”, senior doctors have warned, as new figures showed the health service is struggling with increasing demand. The NHS is losing more than 180,000 days of available beds a month, where patients are fit to leave hospital but face delays in being transferred, according to data released by NHS Digital. The warning that hospitals were poorly prepared for winter, from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), came on the same day that it emerged NHS England received 571 written complaints every day last year – the highest number on record.