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U.S. records indicate that pilots filed at least 5 different complaints in recent months, reporting trouble gaining control of Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets while in-flight, according to Politico.

Driving the news: Of the issues, the anti-stall system was referenced — which possibly provoked the crash in Indonesia in October — per a statement from a Federal Aviation Administration database in which pilots self-report matters of concern. In one documented case, a commercial pilot described the takeoff, and "within two to three seconds the aircraft pitched nose down," setting off the plane's alarm system, which sounded: "Don't sink, don't sink!" according to Politico. Authorities have not yet confirmed if that technology was also to blame for Sunday's crash in Ethiopia.

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended by U.K. Labour Party over anti-Semitism report

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The U.K. Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog report found that the party failed to properly take action against allegations of anti-Semitism during his time in charge.

Why it matters: It represents a strong break by Keir Starmer, Labour's current leader, from the Corbyn era and one of the party's most persistent scandals.

U.S. economy sees record growth in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The state of play: The record growth follows easing of the coronavirus-driven lockdowns that pushed the economy to the worst-ever contraction — but GDP still remains well below its pre-pandemic level.

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  3. World: Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases
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