(ap Photo/ramon Espinosa) U.s.-cuba Flights Begin, But Uncertainty Looms University Students Chants Slogans In Honor Of The Late Fidel Castro In Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov.

(AP Photo/Ben Fox, File) More DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Oman said Monday it accepted 10 inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office, part of his efforts to shrink the facility he promised to close. There was no immediate word from the U.S. Defense Department about the transfer. Oman's Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the state-run Oman News Agency that it had accepted the prisoners at Obama's request. It did not name the prisoners. Omani and U.S. military officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. The sultanate of Oman, on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, previously accepted 10 Guantanamo prisoners from Yemen in January 2016.

U.S.-Cuba flights begin, but uncertainty <a href=very cheap flights to paris looms' align='left' /> The former Cuban leader's remains will be brought to the square on Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Medina) U.S.-Cuba flights begin, but uncertainty looms People wait in line to pay their final respects to the late Fidel Castro, at Revolution Plaza, the site of two days of tributes to the legendary leader, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Thousands of Cubans began lining up early carrying portraits of Castro, flowers and Cuban flags for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly half a century. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) U.S.-Cuba flights begin, but uncertainty looms People wait in line to pay their final respects to the late Fidel Castro, at Revolution Plaza, the site of two days of tributes to the legendary leader, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Thousands of Cubans began lining up early carrying portraits of Castro, flowers and Cuban flags for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly half a century. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) U.S.-Cuba flights begin, but uncertainty looms University students chants slogans in honor of the late Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Tribute sites were set up in hundreds of places across the country to farewell Castro, who died late Nov.

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British Airways flights to San Francisco from el paso said around 40 Heathrow flights had to be cancelled in response to the 48-hour strike which began on Tuesday. The airline stressed however that all passengers would be able to reach their destination as passengers on cancelled flights had been rebooked on other services. This means some passengers will have to travel on flights departing at different times to their original booking but BA said its customers were informed of their new travel arrangments on Friday so they could plan their trips. The airline said all flights to and from Gatwick and London City airports will operate as normal. The 48-hour strike, which started at midnight on Tuesday, is being conducted by so-called mixed-fleet cabin crew who represent around 15 per cent of stewards at the airline. Mixed-fleet crew based at Heathrow have argued they are unfairly paid less than other cabin crew. The Heathrow-based crew threatened to go on strike over Christmas but the action was suspended following last-minute talks with BA. British Airways cabin crew Christmas strike called-off Unite said since 2010 all British Airways new cabin crew employees joined mixed fleet, with basic pay starting at 12,192, plus 3 an hour "flying pay" totalling an average pay of 16,000, including allowances, each year. "These poverty pay levels for cabin crew are below the living wage and are among the lowest in the industry, putting the UK's national carrier to shame," the union said a statement.

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