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Several of the men involved in the operation that killed Haiti’s president previously worked as US law enforcement informants, sources say

At least one of the men arrested by Haitian authorities previously worked as an informant for the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA said in a statement in response to CNN.
“At times, one of the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was a confidential source to the DEA,” the DEA said in a statement.
“Following the assassination of President Moïse, the suspect reached out to his contacts at the DEA. A DEA official assigned to Haiti urged the suspect to surrender to local authorities and, along with a U.S. State Department official, provided information to the Haitian government that assisted in the surrender and arrest of the suspect and one other individual,” the DEA said.
The DEA said it is aware of reports that some assassins yelled “DEA” at the time of their attack. The DEA said in its statement that none of the attackers were operating on behalf of the agency.
Others also had US ties, including working as informants for the FBI, the people briefed on the matter said. The FBI said in response to CNN’s reporting that it doesn’t comment on informants, except to say that it uses “lawful sources to collect intelligence” as part of its investigations.
Moise was killed Wednesday in an operation that Haitian authorities say involved at least 28 people, many of them Colombian mercenaries hired through a Florida-based security company.
Authorities on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect who they say orchestrated the assassination. Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 63, entered the country on a private jet in June, Police Chief Leon Charles said at a news conference.
Haitian authorities say that Sanon hired Florida-based CTU Security, which they alleged recruited men initially to provide security for Sanon, though their mission appears to have changed thereafter.
It’s not clear that the men who worked as US law enforcement informants wittingly participated in the assassination plot or were aware of the mission, the people briefed on the matter said.
CNN has not been able to reach Sanon or his representatives for comment since his arrest.
Haitian authorities have provided limited details on the investigation, but the growing number of Florida connections to the plot appears to portray an operation at least partly hatched in the United States.
That may increase the likelihood that the US Justice Department could bring charges against any US participants in the plot. Haitian authorities have said three US citizens are under arrest for their involvement in the assassination.

Save the World Together in Operation: Tango, Available Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

“Go left! No! Your other left!”

Trying to describe what you’re seeing to someone who cannot see it themselves has always been tricky. Operation: Tango puts this to the test in an asymmetric co-op spy game from Clever Plays Studio, now available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

In Operation: Tango, you and a partner play as one of two characters, the field agent Angel and the hacker Alistair, trying to work together and save the world. With exotic locations, intricate puzzles, and the task of bringing a cybercriminal to their knees, pairs are presented with a near-future world where they quickly must learn how to communicate with each other or fail the mission at hand. 

Operation:Tango

Whether you are playing with a friend, loved one, or even a stranger, Operation: Tango can bring you closer together, even when you’re apart. If you struggle with communication though, your skills and relationship will be put to the test! Regardless of if you choose Hacker or Agent, you’ll have an equal part to play in helping you and your partner succeed. Balance is key in any asymmetric world, and Operation: Tango makes certain that both players feel like equal partners, not just a supporting character, with equally engaging tasks to complete.

Operation: Tango also has plenty of opportunities to have lighthearted fun with your partner. Hidden messages, emotes, and more keep the chances to have fun and laugh with, or at, your partner readily available.

Operation:Tango

Depending on your partner to succeed is paramount, and helping them achieve their task goals is just as important! Throughout the game, your communication needs continue to build as puzzles evolve and get more difficult. Reading all of the clues, asking what your partner needs, and keeping your objectives top of mind all help ensure you’re an all-star agent or a supreme hacker. Once you’ve completed your missions, switch it up and see what your partner was seeing! The gameplay experience is different for each character and the puzzles randomize to create a new experience.

With full cross play capabilities and a friend pass, you can be sure to play Operation: Tango with whomever you’d like, but make sure to choose your partner wisely to save the world! Don’t have a player two in mind? Join us on our Discord where we have matchmaking channels to team up with another player! Please note, you will need to have Xbox Live and internet access, as well as a working microphone, to play Operation: Tango.

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It takes two to save the world in this cooperative spy adventure. Pair up with a friend as Agent or Hacker—with only your voices to connect you—and work together to bring a hi-tech global menace to its knees.

Game features:

CO-OP PUZZLE SOLVING – Combine skill sets from different points of view to overcome challenges focused on communication, not difficulty. These missions cannot be completed alone.

THRILLING ESPIONAGE – Investigate, hack and infiltrate while executing missions across the globe. Live out your ultimate “Hollywood” spy fantasy!

HI-TECH TOOLS – Experience the visual splendor and technological advances of a hyper-connected world built around augmented reality.

FRIENDLY BANTER – Constant communication makes for both heartfelt and hilarious moments. It’s all about sharing your voice.

Multiplayer options:

FRIEND PASS – If you own Operation: Tango, any of your friends can play with you for free. All they need to do is download the Operation: Tango Friend Pass on their platform of choice. It takes two to save the world, but it only takes one to pay for it.

CROSS-PLATFORM PLAY – Operation: Tango can be played with a person who is not playing on the same platform as you. Practical, isn’t it?

Author: Liz Macdonell – Community Manager – Clever Plays Studio
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Pct. 1 deputy accuses former partner of sexual misconduct during 'bachelor party' sting operation

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Another female deputy stepped forward Wednesday, accusing fellow Harris County Precinct 1 deputies of sexual misconduct.

Deputy Jasmine Huff, who her attorneys say is currently out on maternity leave at the precinct, alleges she and other female deputies were handpicked for “undercover operations” with the precinct’s human trafficking unit under the guise of legitimate police work.

She says what began as an idea for “bachelor party” prostitution stings that deputies were told were meant to combat human trafficking turned into a “booze-fueled playground for sexual exploitation” in which the female deputies were subject to “disgusting abuse.”

Houston attorneys Brock and Cordt Akers of The Akers Firm PLLC and Bill Ogden of Farrar & Ball LLP amended a complaint filed last week against Constable Alan Rosen, Chief Chris Gore and Lt. Shane Rigdon to include Deputy Huff as an additional complainant.

Huff’s attorneys say she had to endure the practices of her former partner, Rigdon.

Huff and Rigdon were reportedly involved in a prostitution sting in which a potential target did not trust the pair, and therefore asked them to have sex, according to Huff’s attorneys.

“Lt. Shane Rigdon didn’t have it in his mind that this was an operation, he had it in his mind that this was a party,” said Cordt Akers at a press conference Wednesday.

Huff reportedly froze when the request was made. However, her attorneys allege Rigdon jumped at the opportunity.

Rigdon allegedly pulled Huff into his lap, pulled her dress up, exposing her, and moved her back and forth on his lap, Cordt said.

“Any reasonable person would do exactly what Jasmine Huff did, and that’s freeze, mortified at the possibility that ‘this is going to be required of me as an undercover capacity,’ sanctioned by the county, ordered by her chief deputy,” Cordt said.

Huff says she was told she could never tell anyone about what happened during the sting.

“One would hope and pray and expect that after something like this happens on an operation, that after being forced to endure something like this, that you’d get an apology, that’d you’d get an ‘I’m sorry,'” Cordt said. “Instead, Jasmine got a command. She was told, ‘You can never tell anyone about this.'”

Despite the warning, Huff says she tried to report the incident to her supervisors and chief of staff, but was ignored.

Huff later claims she saw Rosen at an event and tried to talk to him about the incident. She alleges Rosen stuck his hand up when she spoke of the incident and said, “I don’t want to hear it. You have to go through your chain of command,” Cordt said.

Attorneys provided a photo at Wednesday’s press conference that depicted a group of alleged deputies laughing while playing with a sexual object during a sting operation. Attorneys say a female deputy can be seen in the corner of the photo with her head down.

“If that is the policy that Precinct 1 is enacting for these operations, then that policy needs to change now,” Cordt said while holding the photo.

Fellow deputy and accuser Jacquelyn Aluotto stood with Huff and issued a statement on behalf of herself and the other three women in the suit.

The statement read, in part:

“We are here, standing with Jasmine, and we support you and are proud of you. We are standing strong together and we are standing in solidarity. This is very scary, but we are doing this together… We saw the statement that Constable Rosen said, that we are doing this in an effort to impugn the hardworking men and women of Pct. 1. That’s simply not true. That is not what this case is about. Many of those hardworking men and women have reached out to us to show their support and solidarity, and let us know that they are proud of us and they think that we are brave… We have the message that we’ve always had, last week, and will continue to have. We will not be silent. This can never happen again. This never will happen again.”

Hours after the latest accuser went front and center, Constable Rosen stated his office isn’t immediately addressing the new allegations.

“As there is a legal matter pending and laws regarding privacy of personnel matters, we are not at liberty to discuss the facts of this case now, as much as we might want to do so. We believe our system of due process works and remain confident that justice and truth will prevail as facts, in this case, come to light in the proper forum,” said Rosen.

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Attorneys originally filed the federal lawsuit on May 24 against Precinct 1, alleging sexual misconduct by male superiors against female deputies.

In a press release sent to ABC13, attorneys said female deputies “were molested and traumatized by their intoxicated male commanding officers for their own sexual gratification during undercover law enforcement operations.” The lawsuit alleged that the female Precinct 1 deputies were chosen for “undercover operations” but they soon turned into a “booze-fueled playground for sexual exploitation.”

Aluotto, who has been deemed the whistleblower, became the voice for the other women who said they were victimized by the very agency they served.

“We want to send a message this can never happen again,” said Aluotto, who used to work in the Human Trafficking Unit at Precinct 1.

The plaintiffs’ attorneys said the unit, led by Gore, would have sting operations.

Attorneys said the stings turned into booze-filled parties where female deputies were encouraged to drink a lot to “loosen up.” From there, they were touched inappropriately.

“These brave women were ordered by their commanding officer that your job in my unit, in an undercover capacity, is to dress in scandalous clothes, to allow me to kiss you, to allow me to fondle you. Essentially, to be molested by their commanding officer,” said Cordt last week.

Aloutto got word of what was happening and said she reached out to Constable Rosen himself but said nothing changed.

“We expect our deputies to be able to go to work, especially with a complex crime like human trafficking, and to be able to do their job,” said Aloutto. “And to not be able to do their job, because you’re being exploited and oppressed at your workplace, can never happen again.”

Aluotto is nationally known as a human-trafficking advocate, who in 2020, received an award from the United Nations for her work. According to the lawsuit, Aluotto was hired by Constable Rosen’s office and “vigorously complained” about the harassment, sexual assault, retaliation and bullying in Precinct 1’s Human Trafficking Unit.

But when she called out the alleged misconduct and abuse, she was fired, court documents say. The lawsuit also accuses Rosen and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg of knowing about the abuse but not taking any action.

In response, the Harris County District Attorney’s office said that when they receive such allegations, they connect the officer with appropriate investigative entities. Read their full statement below:

“Anytime we receive an allegation from an officer accusing a fellow officer of impropriety, we connect them with appropriate investigative entities. We are not the investigative agency for such allegations, be them administrative, civil or criminal. In this matter, our Sex Crimes Division quickly asked Constable Pct. 1 Internal Affairs to investigate whether there was evidence of a crime and Ms. Aluotto has represented she contacted the Texas Rangers. Nothing has been presented to prosecutors by either agency.”

ABC13 reached out to the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s office last week, who shared the following statement:

“When we were made aware of a concern by a third party several months ago, I proactively instructed our Internal Affairs Division to conduct an investigation. We did this even though no one made a formal complaint. This is consistent with our ongoing commitment to protecting victims and our personnel. My sensitivity toward victims remains our highest priority. To this day, not one of these plaintiffs has ever made a formal complaint. Each employee interviewed was given the opportunity, in a safe environment, to express any concerns. Their own interview statements contradict many of the allegations in the lawsuit.

Upon conclusion of our internal investigation, our Administrative Disciplinary Committee found no violations of law or policy. When we began our proactive internal investigation, we immediately transferred leadership of the Human Trafficking Unit to another supervisor who still maintains oversight of that unit today.

Victim’s voices matter. I have a zero-tolerance stance against sexual assault and sexual harassment and would never allow a hostile work environment as alleged. This lawsuit is an effort to impugn the good reputation of the hard-working men and women of the Precinct One Constable’s Office. I believe our system of due process works and that justice and truth will prevail as facts, in this case, come to light. We will have no further comment today on this matter.”

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Hanover shooting: One dead as large scale police operation underway – suspect on run

The incident took place in the city’s Herschelstrasse district.

Police have cordoned off the area and there are reports of traffic delays in the city centre.

The victims body is lying in the street and being guarded by armed police.

German newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine reports two vehicles, with bullet holes in their windshields, can be seen at the crime scene.

One is a white Mercedes with licence plates from Bavaria whilst the other is a Porsche Cayenne, registered to Hanover.

Police are searching for several suspects in connection with the incident.

They are currently unable to provide any details about the victim’s identity.

Officers have blocked off an intersection in the centre of Hanover as they conduct their search.

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Glasgow protest sees Border Agency van blocked during operation – Nicola Sturgeon furious

Glasgow: Protestors surround immigration enforcement van

The immigration enforcement van was pictured parked on Kenmure Street, with protesters sitting on the road in front of it and a crowd around the vehicle and one man apparently lying underneath the vehicle. Roughly 200 protesters were reported to be at the scene, with chants of “Leave our neighbours, let them go” and “Cops go home” being heard.
A large number of police officers in face masks were in attendance.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At around 9.55am this morning, police were called to support colleagues at the UK Border Agency at an address in Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow.

“A number of protesters are now at the location. 

“Officers are at the scene and inquiries are continuing.”

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The stand-off is happening in the Pollakshields area of the city (Image: GETTY)

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Nicola Sturgeon has also voiced her opinion (Image: Twitter)

Mohammad Asif, director of the Afghan Human Rights Foundation, was one of what he said were hundreds of neighbours protesting against the action.

The 54-year-old said: “We’re here against the hostile environment created by the Tories and the British state.

“The same people who run from the British and American bombs put at the back of the van right now. And they are about to be deported.

“And it’s on Eid you know… the guys are not even allowed to pray. How do you do that in a democratic society? It’s a sad day.”

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Police surround the van (Image: GETTY)

He added: “The good thing about this city and this country is these are all local people here who are here to defend their neighbours.”

Sabir Zazai, chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, wrote on Twitter: “Not close to the details on this but this is shocking, disgraceful and racist if people are raided by enforcement officers amidst the pandemic on the day of #Eid.”

Scotland’s First Minister is furious at the timing of the Home Office action, lashing out at the Westminster Government in a series of tweets. 

She said: “Today’s events were entirely down to UK Home Office actions. Police Scotland were in an invidious position – they do not assist in the removal of asylum seekers but do have a duty to protect public safety. They act independently of ministers, but I support this decision.

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Protesters make their point in support of those about to be deported (Image: GETTY)

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An estimated 200 protesters were reported to be at the scene (Image: GETTY)

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Police and protesters in Pollakshields (Image: PA)

“I disagree fundamentally with UK Home Office immigration policy but even putting that aside, this action was unacceptable. To act in this way, in the heart of a Muslim community as they celebrated Eid, and in an area experiencing a Covid outbreak was a health and safety risk.

“Both as MSP and as FM, I will be demanding assurances from the UK Government that they will never again create, through their actions, such a dangerous situation. No assurances were given – and frankly no empathy shown – when I managed to speak to a junior minister earlier.”

Tom, a neighbour who joined the protest, compared the immigration operation on Eid to a police raid on Christmas Day.

The 31-year-old, who did not want to give his surname, said: “The solidarity shown today shows the community will not stand for their neighbours being dragged from their homes.

“I’d ask Christians to reflect on what it would feel like to have your house raided on Christmas Day.”

He said the police presence was “increasing fairly rapidly”, with 10 vans at the scene at around midday.

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Humza Yousaf has asked to speak to Home Secretary Priti Patel (Image: GETTY)

I am deeply concerned by this action by the Home Office

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Ms Sturgeon waded in earlier, tweeting: “As constituency MSP, I am deeply concerned by this action by the Home Office, especially today in the heart of a community celebrating Eid.

“My office is making urgent enquiries and stands ready to offer any necessary assistance to those detained.”

She subsequently added: “The UK Home Office action today is creating a dangerous and unacceptable situation in Pollokshields.

“As local MSP, I am also seeking urgent answers from them – they must resolve this situation ASAP.”

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Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar was also voiced his concern (Image: GETTY)

Ms Sturgeon also retweeted a post by Sikhs In Scotland voicing concern about the situation. 

Scotland’s Justice Secretary and MSP for Glasgow Pollok Humza Yousaf has asked to speak to Mrs Patel about the scenes in Glasgow.

He tweeted: “This UK Border Force Operation, in Polloksheilds, the heart of the Muslim community, on Eid is a demonstration of the UK Govt’s hostile environment.

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Anas Sarwar’s tweet (Image: Twitter)

“I have asked to speak to the Home Secretary to gain further details & make clear just how unacceptable this situation is.”

He subsquently added: “I am disappointed that out of 8 Home Office Ministers none of them could make themselves available to speak to me.

“Having spoken to the DG for Home Office in Scotland I have urged him to abandon the forced removal.

“He will consider next steps & I have requested an update.”

Glasgow: Protesters surround van to stop immigration removal

Meanwhile Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar said he was “disgusted by the Home Office raids”.

He tweeted: “It is particularly unacceptable that this is happening during a pandemic, in an area that has a spike in cases and on the day of Eid.”

Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross has yet to comment.

Express.co.uk has contacted the Home Office for comment.

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4 killed, dozens hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego during suspected human smuggling operation

SAN DIEGO — Four people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized after a wooden boat capsized Sunday during a possible human smuggling operation just off the San Diego coast, authorities said.Local lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an overturned vessel near the peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The original call was for a handful of people overboard but as rescuers arrived in boats and jet skis they quickly realized “it was going to be a bigger situation with more people,” said San Diego Lifeguard Services Lt. Rick Romero.”There are people in the water, drowning, getting sucked out the rip current there,” he said.

When officials arrived on scene near the Cabrillo National Monument there was a “large debris field” of broken wood and other items in the choppy waters. The wreckage of the vessel slowly disintegrated in the ocean after hitting a reef.

Seven people were found in the water, including three who had drowned, said Romero. One person was rescued from a cliff and the others managed to make it to shore on their own, he said.

Officials initially said 30 people were found, but the Coast Guard later said a total of 29 people were accounted for, including one person in critical condition and the four deceased individuals.The Coast Guard said crews were still searching for more, since there was no official record of how many people were actually on the boat.

Twenty-five people were transported to hospitals with “a wide variety of injuries” including hypothermia, Romero said. Most of the victims were able to walk themselves to ambulances, he said.

Officials said the vessel is larger than the typical open-top wooden panga-style boats often used by smugglers to bring people illegally to the U.S. from Mexico.

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“Every indication from our perspective was this was a smuggling vessel. We haven’t confirmed their nationality,” said Jeff Stephenson, a supervising agent with U.S. Border Patrol.

A man believed to be the operator of the 40-foot vessel was taken into custody as a “suspected smuggler.”It is not clear where the boat was headed, and no word on what caused the boat to overturn.

This happened in federal water jurisdiction, so federal officials will handle the investigation. San Diego is assisting federal authorities.

On Thursday, border officials intercepted a panga-type vessel traveling without navigation lights 11 miles off the coast of Point Loma with 21 people on board. The crew took all 15 men and six women into custody. Agents determined all were Mexican citizens with no legal status to enter the U.S., according to a statement released by Customs and Border Protection. Two of the people on the boat, the suspected smugglers, will face charges, it said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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How Music Helps Fuel the Perfect Heist Environment in Operation: Tango

Good video game theme music is iconic, but it’s often the atmospheric background score that pushes a game to new heights. In Operation: Tango, two players are working together as Agent or Hacker to try and save the world by hacking, heisting, and high-speed chasing; the music playing throughout helps to foster the high-intensity feeling of being a secret agent or elite hacker.

Music and score are mediums that command emotion and can build the tone of the story being told. Many fans look at the soundtrack within a movie or television show as a foundation to set the scene. This is no different in the ever-evolving world of video games. The characteristics of video games allow a more immersive experience than a film or television show. You are in control of the actions of a character rather than passively watching events unfold. A great soundtrack and score blend perfectly into the atmosphere of your video game world, almost to the point where you don’t notice it directly, but a bad score sticks out like a sore and awkward thumb. For a video game developer, you must have a soundtrack that can create an atmosphere to captivate the player and help seamlessly fit into the world you’ve built, this is something we wanted to ensure we achieved with Operation: Tango and did so by building tension with each note, and with each crescendo.

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When sneaking through a packed morning commute train, the music in Operation: Tango gives you both the sense of stealth and urgency as you search for your target.

Video game composers must consider their audiences as active participants in the way the music is performed. For some games, this means composing a score that doesn’t have a distinct beginning or end so even if players take their time on a level they won’t be rattled by a track restarting half a dozen times. In other cases, composers make use of highly dynamic scoring where the music needs to smoothly transition to a new theme whenever the player reaches a new area or enters combat. Operation: Tango presents an interesting task to our composers, the amazing team over at Vibe Avenue, because not only did we need to have a score that creates the world our agents are playing in, we also needed to have it work on different screens and viewpoints, as the game is played asymmetrically.

Composer Grant Kirkhope (Donkey Kong 64, GoldenEye 007, and many more), says that “The images tell the story, but the music tells you how to feel,” and he couldn’t be more correct. If you think back to some of the tensest moments in your favourite video games, the way your heart beats fast in tempo to the music as a big crescendo happens and the final boss is slain, it’s the music that fuels that tension. Nothing is more impactful than the perfect music to set up a heist, much like the soundtrack and score of Operation: Tango.

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Safecracking wouldn’t feel the same without the high tension tunes in the background as your try to find the right combination to unlock your prize.

From the planning phase to infiltration, to sneaking past guard drones, we want the players of Operation: Tango to feel that they are right in the action of their very own heist, depending on their partner to keep them alive. If we think back to some of the inspirations behind Operation: Tango, classic Hollywood spy thrillers such as “Mission Impossible,” the soundtrack helped the audience feel on the edge of their seats for that iconic heist scene, and we want our players to feel just as powerful in our game.

The right music and score can make even a normal task, like sneaking some snacks from the fridge at 3 AM, feel like a high-stakes heist, and we can’t wait for you to feel that rush as you and your partner save the world in Operation: Tango, no matter which role you choose.

Liz Macdonell, Community Manager, Clever Plays Studio

This article originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Jacquie Beltrao talks 'unattractive swelling' hours before Sky News return after operation

Sky News presenter Jacquie Beltrao, 55, has taken to social media to thank her fans for their support, following an operation on her lymph nodes. The small screen favourite reassured that she was “on the mend”, before disclosing that she is suffering from “unattractive swelling” as a result of the operation.
Taking to Twitter, the TV presenter addressed her 79,800 followers in a 40-second clip.

She said: “Hi everybody, I just want to say thank you so much for your messages of support after my operation.”

Jacquie went on to tell her followers that she is recovering after the surgery, but is still swollen on one part of her body.

She continued: “I am on the mend now, I have got a sarcoma, which is – I thought an Italian cocktail – but it’s a very unattractive swelling of bodily fluids after an operation to remove lymph nodes.

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“It takes quite a long time to go away, patience is required, it is not my strong suit.”

The presenter went on to give her followers a glimpse of her under-arm swelling, before jokingly comparing it to a citrus fruit.

Jacquie said: “It feels like I’m carrying an orange under my arm.”

However, much to her fans’ relief, the TV host confirmed that viewers could expect to see her back on their screens tomorrow.

Jacquie told the TV presenter: “It was really hard to deal with at first because it was worse than last time, it was more aggressive.

“It’s a grade three stage four, which means I will probably be dealing with this for all of my life.”

Taking to social media last month, the mother-of-three said she was preparing for an operation on her lymph nodes.

Speaking in a video, she said: “So here I am, operation clear out your lymph nodes.