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El Chapo attorney's affair, sexting steals spotlight at trial

El Chapo attorney's affair, sexting steals spotlight at trialDrug kingpin El Chapo's attorney is stealing the headlines from his client after The New York Post obtained steamy text messages between him and his mistress. Concerns abound if the relationship will affect the case.



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Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crash

Indonesia aviation in spotlight after Lion Air crashIndonesia is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets, but it has come under fresh scrutiny since a fatal Lion Air crash last month as the sector struggles to keep up with its breakneck expansion, putting safety at risk, analysts warn. On Wednesday, investigators issued a preliminary report that said the doomed Lion Air jet had technical problems that the airline failed to fix before its final flight. While officials did not lay blame or pinpoint a definitive cause of the October 29 accident, they said the budget carrier must take steps “to improve (its) safety culture”.



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Pastor's Fate Steals Rates Spotlight From Turkey Price Shock

Pastor's Fate Steals Rates Spotlight From Turkey Price ShockA ruling by a court in Izmir to let American pastor Andrew Brunson walk free would go a long way toward defusing the worst diplomatic crisis in decades between the U.S. and its NATO ally. “If he is released, the Turkish lira is likely to rally, and this in turn would lessen pressure on the central bank to act,” said Piotr Matys, a currency strategist at Rabobank. The U.S. imposed sanctions over Brunson’s detention, and the threat of further punishments hangs over the lira, which has already lost almost 40 percent of its value against the dollar this year.



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Thai cave boys in the spotlight, again

Thai cave boys in the spotlight, againThe young Thai football team whose terrifying ordeal in a flooded cave captivated the world earlier this year recounted their memories of their rescue Thursday as they visited a spectacular exhibit chronicling the drama. The interactive showcase, in Bangkok’s popular Siam Paragon mall, details the efforts made by a multi-national group of experts to get the 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach out of Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand. Thai authorities banned reporters from speaking to the boys in a bid to help them return to normality after the harrowing experience, with media outlets required to obtain permission from the government before approaching them.



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Puerto Rican Day Parade to spotlight hurricane recovery efforts

Puerto Rican Day Parade to spotlight hurricane recovery effortsOrganizers and participants want make it clear that months after Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico, the U.S. island territory is still struggling.



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TV anchors decrying ‘fake’ news puts spotlight on Sinclair Broadcast Group

TV anchors decrying ‘fake’ news puts spotlight on Sinclair Broadcast GroupThe country’s largest local broadcast group is under fire for requiring local news anchors in dozens of markets to read an identical promo ad script, criticizing “false news” and “fake stories.”



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Israel graft case turns spotlight on Netanyahu family

Israel graft case turns spotlight on Netanyahu familyIsraeli police accusations this week against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involving fancy cigars, champagne and jewellery have revived older stories of alleged misbehaviour by the premier and some family members. The accusations were the most serious against Netanyahu during his long tenure in power, but they follow a series of stories about him and his family that have captured public attention. Netanyahu, who has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence, says the attention paid to his family has been grossly unfair, and calls many of the stories obvious attempts to discredit him.



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Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Pulls Vice President Pence Closer To Russia Spotlight

Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Pulls Vice President Pence Closer To Russia SpotlightWASHINGTON ― With Michael Flynn’s guilty plea bringing fresh attention to what Vice President Mike Pence knew about possible Russian collusion and when he knew it, Pence’s office has a ready answer: Not much and really late. A White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Pence felt “vindicated” by Flynn’s guilty plea as proof that Flynn had lied not only to Pence, but to federal authorities as well.



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Barron Trump, in Spotlight for White House Holidays, Has Fierce Defenders in Clinton, Bush Kids

Barron Trump, in Spotlight for White House Holidays, Has Fierce Defenders in Clinton, Bush KidsPresident Donald Trump and wife Melania are highly protective of their young son Barron’s privacy



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Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisis

Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisisThe death of a little boy after swimming in polluted seawater has put the spotlight on Gaza’s pollution crisis and the human impact of desperate electricity shortages in the Palestinian enclave. Mohammed al-Sayis, five, died late last month a few days after swimming in the sewage-polluted waters, with his brothers also hospitalised, his family and health ministry said. Dozens of others have been treated after swimming along the strip’s filthy Mediterranean coastline in the past two months, a ministry spokesman in Gaza said.



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