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    Chinese plane pulled from mud at Philippine airport

    A Chinese plane that slid off the runway at Manila airport was removed from the muddy spot where it had been stuck for more than a day, officials said, allowing normal operations to resume on Saturday. Around 165 international and local flights were cancelled on Friday and Saturday at the Philippine capital's main airport after the plane's bumpy landing, said airport media officer Connie Bungag. The Xiamen Airlines aircraft landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass, ripping off its left engine and blocking the runway late Thursday evening. The 157 passengers and eight crew aboard were able to disembark without suffering any major injuries. Moving the plane was complicated by

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    WWE star hits back over 'body shaming'

    WWE stars have shared their support for fellow wrestler Peyton Royce, who criticised a journalist for his comments about her weight. Wrestling Observer Newsletter journalist Dave Meltzer said in a radio interview that Royce used to be "a lot lighter" and agreed with the interviewer that she "was more attractive" before she left WWE's NXT brand in April 2018. Royce now appears as part of the company's main roster of wrestlers on SmackDown, where she partners with fellow Australian Billie Kay. Meltzer has since apologised for his comments, calling Royce "an exceedingly attractive woman" and stating that he "realizes the lengths and pressures on women in the entertainment world to maintain unnatural looks".

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    'I met my IS captor on a German street'

    A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by Islamic State has told the BBC of her horror after she escaped to Germany, only to come face-to-face with her captor in the street. Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq, including the heartland of the Yazidi people. They took thousands of women as sex slaves, including Ashwaq - sold for $100 to a man named Abu Humam. Raped and beaten, she managed to escape three months later and then went to Germany with her mother and one brother. A few months ago, on the street outside a supermarket, she heard someone call out her name. She says it was Abu Humam - and he said he knew where she lived. "I never in my life believed that

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    Where's the love? 'Crazy Rich Asians' could usher in a new era of romantic comedies

    The Warner Bros. film opened at $5 million on Wednesday and is expected to bring in roughly $25 million domestically over its five-day opening. The release of the film, which stars a predominantly Asian cast, will be a watershed moment for both on-screen representation and for romantic comedies. "Hollywood is always influenced by the money, so the minute they see something work everyone rushes to make ten copy cats," Kevin Kwan, author of "Crazy Rich Asians" and the film's executive producer, told CNN. Kwan said he was influenced by the genre because it portrays "universal experiences" about love and family, but "Crazy Rich Asians" is much more than a rom-com, which is traditionally lighthearted and humorous.

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    Bomb that killed 40 kids in Yemen made in US

    The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN. Nima Elbagir reports.

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    Fighting sexism in comic book covers

    An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books by parodying them using male heroes in poses typically associated with women. She-Hulk has superhuman strength and speed and is one of the most formidable hand-to-hand combatants in the Marvel world. Like Hulk, not only does she have physical power, she's also completely green. Yet, on a 1991 comic book cover, she is shown in a seductive pose, wearing a G-string bikini, with her curves sharply accentuated. Indian artist Shreya Arora was shocked when she saw the image. "For Hulk, the visual representation focuses on his strength. For She-Hulk, all we see is an emphasis on sexuality," says Arora, who grew up reading comic

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    Missing US mum and girls' bodies 'found'

    Investigators in Colorado believe they have found the bodies of a missing pregnant woman and her two daughters, as the husband appeared in court. Chris Watts, 33, was denied bail in Thursday's hearing when he said nothing other than to acknowledge his rights. Shanann Watts, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and the couple's daughters Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were reported missing on Monday. No indictment has yet been filed in the case. But Mr Watts could face murder charges and three counts of tampering with evidence, Weld County Jail officials say. Judge Marcelo Kopcow reportedly told prosecutors to file formal charges next Monday, and set a hearing date for Tuesday. Colorado Bureau of