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Emiliano Sala: Missing Cardiff City FC player 'sent message from plane'

Emiliano Sala: Missing Cardiff City FC player 'sent message from plane'

Sports
The search for a missing aircraft that was carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has resumed.The Argentine striker, 28, was one of two people on board the plane which lost contact off Alderney in the Channel Islands on Monday night.Sala reportedly sent a WhatsApp voice message to family, saying he was "really scared".Media in Argentina reported that he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."Five aircraft and two lifeboats scoured more than 1,000 sq miles for traces of the Piper Malibu plane on Tuesday with two planes continuing the search on Wednesday.But John Fitzgerald, chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope."I think even t...

Del Boy steps in to save Nelson Mandela house from demolition

Entertainment
The Only Fools and Horses hero wants the real-life block of flats that was home to the show's colourful characters to be listed and preserved.The building, Harlech Tower in Ealing, west London, is set to be knocked down and turned into a £1billion flats complex. Sir David agrees with outraged fans of the BBC sitcom who say the piece of British TV history should be saved from the diggers.He said: "Of course I do [want it listed], but they're not going to listen to me are they? What a shame."It was probably of its time, that's why we used it, it was great."There are plans for 1,950 homes to be initially built on the site, with more than 3,000 more planned.Meanwhile, the 78-year-old actor revealed he was prepared to reprise his role as the cheeky wheeler-dealer for a new Only Fools musi...
16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

16-year-old dies after falling from balcony of cruise ship

World
A teenage boy died after falling from an eighth-floor balcony of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Haiti last week. The 16-year-old was trying to enter his room on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas cruise ship through a nearby balcony last Friday when he slipped and fell to his death, according to witnesses. Royal Caribbean did not offer details about the death, but its corporate communications manager, Owen Torres, confirmed that there'd been a tragedy on board. "We are saddened by the loss of one of our guests in a tragic accident," Torres said in a statement. The Broward Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Laurent Mercer of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, a French island collectivity in the South Pacific. Mercer was in the middle of a seven-day Caribbea...
Concerns over increase in toxic brine from desalination plants

Concerns over increase in toxic brine from desalination plants

Science
Desalination plants around the world are pumping out far more salt laden brine than previously believed, according to a new study.The salty effluent is a by-product of efforts to extract fresh water from the sea. Researchers found that plants are now producing 50% more of this chemical laden cocktail than expected. The brine raises the level of salinity and poses a major risk to ocean life and marine ecosystems.More than half the brine comes from four middle eastern countries. These are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar, with Saudi Arabia alone responsible for 22% of the effluent. The effects of drought and severe weather in Mozambique Desalination plant preparing to work There's been a major expansion of d...
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Liverpool: Mo Salah scores winner from spot

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Liverpool: Mo Salah scores winner from spot

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his side are no longer "childish" in controlling matches after Mohamed Salah's penalty edged out Brighton to extend their lead to seven points at the top of the Premier League.The Reds dominated with more than 70% possession against their cagey hosts but created little in a workmanlike performance until Salah was felled in the area by Pascal Gross.The Egyptian duly lashed the spot-kick left-footed across his body and into the net for a 17th goal of the season. Brighton briefly rallie...