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Pilot arrests 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico A Delta Air Lines pilot and crew arrested a passenger on board a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after the man shouted "I am God" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the
Reuters | Jul 3, 2019 4:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Stowaway falls from plane over London, narrowly missing sunbather The body of a suspected stowaway fell hundreds of meters from a plane flying over southwest London, landing in the garden of a man's home, just missing him as he sunbathed, according to neighbors.
Reuters | Jul 2, 2019 2:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cricket: Busy bees interrupt South Africa and Sri Lanka again A swarm of bees forced the players of South Africa and Sri Lanka to dive onto the ground during their Cricket World Cup clash at the Riverside Stadium on Friday -- but for many on the pitch there was a sense of deja vu.
Reuters | Jun 28, 2019 7:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Feeling the heat? Estonian takes his sauna on the road, literally A lot of Europe has felt like a sauna this month, which makes Willem Maesalu's weird car seem even weirder: the bright yellow Audi 100 Avant is a rolling sauna.
Reuters | Jun 28, 2019 1:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump's half-cocked and loaded tweet draws barrage of reaction U.S. President Donald Trump, whose Twitter malaprops often set off a deluge of social media criticism, was targeted on Friday for a linguistic misfire involving the phrase "locked and loaded."
Reuters | Jun 21, 2019 7:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bar scales back 'free shot per goal' promotion after U.S. 13-0 win A Miami bar that offered customers "free shots" for every goal scored by the United States at the Women's World Cup has scaled back its offer in the wake of the team's record-breaking 13-0 thrashing of Thailand this week.
Reuters | Jun 13, 2019 6:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fowl ref! Scotland bring out the rubber chickens at World Cup Scotland's hopes of reaching the last 16 at their maiden women's World Cup were dented by defeat to England in their opener but they have responded by bringing out their secret weapon for their next game against Japan - rubber chickens.
Reuters | Jun 13, 2019 07:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Unlucky 13 for Miami bar that offered free shots for U.S. goals Customers at a bar in Miami had more reason than most to celebrate as the United States women's soccer team went on a record scoring rampage against Thailand at the World Cup on Tuesday.
Reuters | Jun 12, 2019 6:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Stocks slip as protests shake Hong Kong, trade woes linger Global shares retreated Wednesday and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index fell sharply as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation that many city residents fear could further erode the territory's legal autonomy. U.S. shares were headed for a wea
Yahoo! News | Jun 12, 2019 11:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New Zealand quashes China extradition over torture fears A New Zealand court on Tuesday stopped a murder suspect from being extradited to China, saying it could not send him to a country where torture was "widespread" and "systemic". The Court of Appeal quashed a ministerial decision to extradite Kyung Kim to C
Yahoo! News | Jun 11, 2019 09:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend