Winter Olympics 2018


The world’s worst submarine disasters

MILITARY -- A seismic anomaly was detected hours after the final contact with the ARA San Juan. The Argentine submarine, with 44 crew members aboard, reported an “electrical breakdown.”

Mnangagwa to become president of Zimbabwe

POLITICS -- Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as the country’s interim leader on Friday, following Robert Mugabe’s resignation after 37 years of rule.


New UK aircraft carrier due for commissioning

PORTSMOUTH -- HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of a new class of aircraft carriers – the biggest and most powerful warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy, will be commissioned on December 7.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resigns after 37 years

HARARE -- President Robert Mugabe has resigned in a letter to parliament, halting impeachment proceedings that had begun against him, apparently to allow a smooth transition of power.


Mini sub joins hunt for missing submarine

MAR DEL PLATA -- The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command hopes to deploy a Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) in an attempt to locate and rescue 44 crew members from Argentina’s ARA San Juan submarine.

Mladic found guilty of genocide

THE HAGUE -- Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been found guilty of genocide for some of the worst atrocities of the 1990s Bosnian war. Mladic was sentenced to life in prison.


Search for missing Argentine submarine

BAHIA BLANCA -- Specialist underwater rescue equipment has arrived in Argentina from the U.S. to help hunt for a submarine which vanished last week with 44 crew on board.


Mystery radioactive cloud over Europe

FRANCE -- Monitoring stations measured elevated levels of radioactive ruthenium 106 drifting across Europe between September 29 and October 6. Levels have now fallen, and pollution is no longer detected.

Venezuela on brink of bankruptcy

CARACAS -- Venezuela has a $120-$140 billion external debt which it borrowed when oil prices were more than $100 a barrel. Experts predict that a default is inevitable unless oil prices recover quickly


Dubai Frame set to open to public

DUBAI -- The Dubai Frame is a $43.5m feat of engineering, a building at ground level linking two towers 150m high with an observation deck linking the top of the towers to form a huge “picture frame”.

U.S. military deployments around North Korea

NORTH KOREA -- Three U.S. military aircraft carriers are taking part in a rare military exercise not seen in a decade, providing the United States a powerful force within striking distance of North Korea.



Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors

ABU DHABI -- After 10 years of planning and construction, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has opened its doors to the public. Featuring a vast silver dome, the museum is the first of its kind in the Arab world.

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Storytelling software for websites

NEWS DESIGN -- This interactive and responsive product combines text, images, and graphics to expand from printed “graphics in a box” to visual storytelling for tablet and smartphone.


Nov 23: Start of PGA European Tour 2018

GOLF -- The Tour gets underway with the Hong Kong Open, the first of 49 tournaments in 26 countries culminating in the $8 million DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Nov 21: Champions League matchday 5

SOCCER -- Five-time winners Liverpool go to Sevilla, in a repeat of the 2016 Europa League final, while Monaco face a must-win tie with Leipzig, and Manchester City look to maintain their unbeaten home run.


FIFA unveil World Cup match ball

SOCCER -- FIFA have unveiled the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Adidas Telstar 2018, a modern interpretation of the iconic Telstar ball that featured in the 1970 and 1974 Finals.


To Feb 9: Winter Olympic torch relay

PYEONGCHANG 2018 -- The countdown to the Games begins in earnest when the torch sets off from Incheon to travel around South Korea, arriving at the host city on Feb 9.


Nov 24-26: English Premier League 2017-18

SOCCER -- Antonio Conte takes champions Chelsea to face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool while high-flying Burnley take on Arsenal, Manchester City go to Huddersfield and Manchester Utd host Brighton.

Nov 21-22: UEFA Champions League 2017-18

SOCCER -- Group E sees Liverpool, Sevilla, and Spartak battling for two spots in the knockout stage, while Shakhtar, FC Porto and Real Madrid still need one more win to secure their places.



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