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US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was ‘unacceptable’

US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was ‘unacceptable’

International Desk US Navy officials have said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that one of their pilots used a jet’s contrail to draw a penis in the sky.The phallic outline over Okanogan County in the western US state of Washington provoked much mirth online. But commanders at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island did not see the


Mass graves discovered near Hawija in Iraq

International Desk Mass graves containing at least 400 bodies have been found near Hawija, an Iraqi city that was occupied by Islamic State (IS) fighters until last month. Kirkuk province’s governor, Rakan Said, said they were found at an airbase just outside the city. Some of the victims were in civilian clothes but others were


Trump: Putin and I had ‘good discussions’ at Apec summit

International Desk On Twitter, he blasted “haters and fools”, who, he said, do not encourage good relations between the countries. Earlier he said Mr Putin told him he was insulted by allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election. The US intelligence community has previously concluded that Russia tried to sway the poll in


Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61

International Desk The death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam’s south-central coast has risen to 61, an official said Tuesday, as the country opens its doors to world leaders for this week’s APEC summit. Typhoon Damrey struck just before Vietnam was set to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in