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Daily News Briefing: US-Israeli woman freed after Putin pardon – Pilots identified in Afghan crash & Brits still trapped in Wuhan as flight unable to take-off

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In today’s briefing update, The headlines are: Mitshibiti has denied allegations of fraud in the German investigation into illegal emissions defeat device. 

A US-Israeli woman who was imprisoned in Russia for drug trafficking has been released from prison. Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned her.

 A British flight carrying an estimated 200 Brits was unable to leave Wuhan on Thursday. The flight was bringing back British nationals trapped in the central city of Wuhan in China where the coronavirus was first identified. 

In the US, the pilots of the downed US Air Force plane has been formally identified. The investigation into the crash is still underway. But US officials believe there is nothing to suggest it was downed on purpose.

Entertainment, Margot Robbie has said she wants men to watch more female-led movies, believing they’d find a way to relate. 

All this and more in today’s news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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Mitshibiti Motors denies fraud in German probe over illegal emissions defeat device

Arab News reports Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said on Thursday there was no reason to believe it had committed fraud as mitshubishi denies fraudsuspected in a German investigation into the Japanese automaker over illegal emissions defeating devices used in its diesel vehicles.

In a statement, Mitsubishi said that the 1.6-litre diesel engines were manufactured by France’s PSA Group. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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US-Israeli woman freed by Russia after Putin pardon

France24 says Russia said on Thursday that a US-Israeli woman jailed for drug trafficking has been freed after Russian President Vladimir Putin pardoned her.us-israeli woman freed after putin pardon

Putin’s pardon was issued on Wednesday evening ahead of a visit to Moscow by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

“Due to the presidential decree on pardoning, Naama Issachar has been freed from prison,” the prison service said in a statement.

Read the full story on France24

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British flight out of Wuhan unable to take off

BBC News says a flight carrying 200 British nationals from the coronavirus hit Wuhan was unable to take off as brits still in wuhanplanned on Thursday. 

It is understood relevant permissions from Chinese officials have not yet come through. 

The Foreign Office said it was “working urgently” to organise a flight to the UK “as soon as possible.”

The flight was expected to arrive at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on Thursday morning. Passengers were to be taken to an NHS facility. 

When passengers do return home they will be put in “supported isolation” for 14 days with “all necessary medical attention”, a Downing Street spokesman said. 

Read the full story on BBC News

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Pilots killed in Air Force plane crash in Afghanistan identified

Fox News says the names of the pilots of the crashed Bombardier E-11A electronic surveillance plane in Afghanistan were released on Wednesday. margot robbie wants men to watch female led movies

They were identified as Lt. Col. Paul K. Voss, 46 of Yigo, Guam and Capt. Ryan S. Phaneuf, 30 of Hudson, New Hampshire. 

“This is a tragic loss to the Air Force and our Ellsworth Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the member’s family, friends and co-workers as we all come to terms with this tragedy,” said Col. David A. Doss, 28th Bomb Wing commander. 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.  Officials say there is no indication the plane was downed by hostile action.

Read the full story on Fox News

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Margot Robbie wants men to watch female-led movies: ‘They’d find a way to relate’

Sky News says Margot Robbie says she thinks men need to open themselves up to watching female-led movies. margot robbie wants men to watch female led movies

The actor said: “I hope that guys watch films with female leads as much as they watch ones with male leads. 

“Cause I watch films despite the gender of the protagonist and find a way to relate just on y’know human behaviour. 

“I feel if more men watch female-driven content they’d find a way to relate as well.”

Read the full story on Sky News

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