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A Jet2 plane made an emergency landing in Greece on Tuesday on a flight from England to Turkey. A passenger told Birmingham Live that a flight attendant said the pilot had fainted. A Jet2 spokesperson told Insider the landing was a "precautionary measure" for an unwell pilot. A jet made an emergency landing after a pilot was said to have fainted at 30,000 feet, with the co-pilot taking over in the cockpit, according to reports. Birmingham Live reported that a Jet2 flight from Birmingham, England bound for Antalya, Turkey was forced to make an emergency landing in Thessaloniki, Greece, on…
Roberto Gabriel Trigo, the tired football player from Paraguay, is probably the only man alive who can say that he shot down a small plane with a football. The legend of the football kick that brought down a plane has been doing the rounds through the locker rooms of Paraguayan football clubs for six decades. Some say it happened during an official game, others that it was during a practice, but they all credit the same man – Roberto Gabriel Trigo. He was 17 years old at the time and playing as a right back for the now-defunct General Genes…
Archaeologists unearthed a lavish 1,200-year-old estate in Israel's desert south that offers a unique glimpse of life for wealthy residents of the Negev region, the country's antiquities authority said Tuesday. The discovery in the Bedouin town of Rahat dates to the early Islamic period in the 8th or 9th century, the authority said. The luxury home is built around a courtyard and features four wings with several rooms for its residents. One lavish section features a marble hallway with stone floors and elaborate wall decorations. Archaeologists also found shards of decorated glass serving dishes. Underneath the courtyard, archaeologists were surprised…
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest airline, says it has suspended two pilots who missed their landing during a flight from Sudan to Ethiopia. A report had alleged that the pilots fell asleep during the flight and were only woken up by an alarm triggered when the autopilot disconnected. Flight data obtained by the website indicated that the aircraft was cruising at 37,000 feet on autopilot when it failed to descend at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, its scheduled destination, on August 15. According to the report, air traffic control (ATC) were unable to reach the crew despite making several attempts at…
Japan's young adults are a sober bunch - something authorities are hoping to change with a new campaign. The younger generation drinks less alcohol than their parents - a move that has hit taxes from beverages like sake (rice wine). So the national tax agency has stepped in with a national competition to come up with ideas to reverse the trend. The "Sake Viva!" campaign hopes to come up with a plan to make drinking more attractive - and boost the industry. The contest asks 20 to 39-year-olds to share their business ideas to kick-start demand among their peers -…
For over 700 years, the Indian state of Bihar has been hosting a unique groom market where women and their families come to shop for husbands. Every year, thousands of men gather under the Pipal trees in the local market area of Madhubani district, India’s Bihar state, and wait to be chosen by prospective brides. Called Saurath Mela or Sabhagachhi, the 9-day groom market was allegedly started by Raja Hari Singh of the Karnat dynasty over seven centuries ago to make it easier for women to find the right husband from a diverse group of men. Each groom is priced…
Termites have allegedly eaten up some documents of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) containing expenditures worth N17.1 billion, officials of the agency have told the Senate. These documents are said to contain details of spendings by the agency in 2013. NSITF management stated this when it appeared before the Senate Public Accounts Committee (SPAC) on Friday. Details of this expenditure and more are contained in the 2018 audit report of the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation (OAuGF). In the report, which is now being considered by the SPAC, the OAuGF queried the agency for spending…
Mohamed Buya Turay, a striker for Swedish football club Malmö FC couldn’t attend his own wedding in Sierra Leone because of a match, so he asked his brother to stand in for him on the big day. Last month, 26-year-old footballer Mohamed Buya Turay decided to leave the Chinese league and sign with major Swedish club Malmö FC. After announcing the deal on July 22, the club notified Toray that they were expecting him to join the team as quickly as possible to begin preparations for an important match. There was just one problem – the African striker had already…
A 60-year-old man in Thailand recently caused shockwaves throughout the island nation after he stole from a pharmacy so he would get arrested and go to jail because he was too poor to make ends meet. The unusual incident reportedly happened in the afternoon of July 29, 2022 at a pharmacy in Chonburi province, south of Bangkok. The 60-year-old man, later identified as Phichit by the police, was caught stealing three bars of soap worth THB17 ($0.47) by the staff. The place had very clear warnings against shoplifting, with perpetrators risking fines of up to 30 times the value of…
Saturday, 30 July 2022 06:55

Meet the woman who flaunts her moustache

An Indian woman who sports a moustache has received both appreciation and derision from people online. But she says she is unfazed by all the interest around her facial hair. "I love my moustache," Shyja, 35, declares in her WhatsApp status section, below a photo of herself. She is often asked - by people who see her photos on Facebook or meet her in person - why she sports a moustache. "All I can say is that I just like it. A lot," she says. Shyja, who uses only one name, lives in Kannur district in the southern state of…
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Winning funding proposals written by generative AI: Should that matter to you?

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons qualify for 2024 Olympics at South Africa’s expense

Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the women’s football event of the 2024 Olympics…

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