News Headlines - 01 October 2018

Japan's Abe suffers Okinawa election defeat over new US base

An opponent of the construction of a new US Marine base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa won election as governor on Sunday, beating a candidate backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition.
Denny Tamaki, the son of a US serviceman and a Japanese mother, claimed victory over Atsushi Sakima in the closely fought race, Kyodo news agency reported. Tamaki opposes a government plan to build a new military facility, enabling the closure of the Futenma Marine base in the centre of a densely populated city.

3 charged after murder of Slovak journalist and his girlfriend | Euronews

Three people in Slovakia have been charged with the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancée. The killings had sparked nationwide protests that brought down the government.
The 27-year-old journalist, Jan Kuciak, had been investigating links between top government officials and the mafia.
The suspects were among eight arrested in a house raid on Thursday. Five others in the same raid have since been released.

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape | AFP.com

A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.
An influential figure in Stockholm's cultural scene, 72-year-old Jean-Claude Arnault went on trial last month on two counts of rape relating to incidents dating back to 2011.

Charles Aznavour, the 'Frank Sinatra of France', dies aged 94 | The Guardian

The French singer Charles Aznavour – often hailed as his country’s Frank Sinatra – has died at the age of 94, French media have reported, citing his spokesman.
Aznavour, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, sold more than 100m records in 80 countries and had about 1,400 songs to his name, including 1,300 he wrote himself. He was sometimes described as the French Sinatra because of his stirring, melancholic style.

Wembley stadium sale to Shahid Khan on course after FA board gives backing | The Guardian

The Football Association board has approved in principle the sale of Wembley stadium for £600m to the Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Shahid Khan. The proposal, with protection for England, FA Cup and other prestige football matches to be played there, preservation of its name without a sponsor and reassurances that the proceeds will be spent on grassroots facilities, will next be presented to the FA council on 11 October.








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