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Jet2 plane makes emergency landing after captain faints in cockpit

A Jet2 flight had to make an emergency landing on its way from Manchester after the pilot fainted. The flight, which was on its way to Maderia, had to divert to Porto in Portugal due to an ‘onboard medical situation’, according to the airline. The pilot is understood to have been taken to hospital on …

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New Zealand speaker feeds lawmaker’s baby during debate in Parliament

Photos of New Zealand’s parliamentary speaker cradling a colleague’s baby as he presided over a debate has gone viral on social media.   Trevor Mallard, speaker in the country’s House of Representatives, shared photos of him feeding MP Tamati Coffey’s newborn son while in the speaker’s chair. He captioned it: “Normally the Speaker’s chair is only …

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Mugabe vice president flees Zimbabwe anti-corruption probe

Zimbabwe’s former vice president on Monday fled from anti-corruption questioning after he was summoned over alleged criminal abuse of office, officials said. Phelekezela Mphoko, 79, who served under long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, was due at the police in Bulawayo, the country’s second city, to record a statement on the allegations. But he drove off as …

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Saudi Arabian court takes child from US mother who is ‘too Western’

Barely a month after a 32-year-old American woman in Saudi Arabia lost a custody battle for her 4-year-old daughter on grounds of being too Western to raise the child well, she has in turn left her parents worried after deciding to stay back in the country.   Bethany Vierra who moved to the Middle Eastern country in 2011 to …

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Artist who painted Bill Clinton in dress had ‘no idea’ it was hanging in Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion

The odd oil painting — which shows Clinton outfitted in a blue dress similar to the one infamously worn by Monica Lewinsky and suggestively curled up on an Oval Office chair while looking and pointing at the piece’s viewer — is just the latest bizarre twist to emerge from the Epstein scandal in the wake of the …

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi fears ‘unchecked population explosion’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Thursday of the risks of an “unchecked population explosion” in the nation of 1.3 billion people, the first time he has raised the issue, and called for family planning measures. India is the world’s second-most populous country behind China with 1.4 billion, and its population is set to surpass …

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Jeffrey Epstein had bizarre portrait of ‘Bill Clinton in Hillary’s dress and heels in his New York mansion’

Billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein had a bizarre portrait of Bill Clinton wearing a dress hanging in his Manhattan mansion, it has been revealed. The painting showed the former president lounging on a chair in the Oval Office wearing red heels and a blue dress reminiscent of a famous Monica Lewinsky outfit that needed dry-cleaning. The …

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Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday, August 11, at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which Muslims refer to as the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and Jews refer …

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Norway mosque shooting: Man opens fire on Al-Noor Islamic Centre

A gunman armed with multiple weapons opened fire in a mosque near the Norwegian capital Oslo on Saturday (Aug 10), injuring one person before being overpowered by an elderly worshipper, police and witnesses said. The head of the mosque described the assailant, who was later arrested by police, as white and said he was wearing …

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‘Don’t kill mosquitoes, they need blood to feed their kids’ animal-rights activist says

An animal-rights activist is urging people not to kill mosquitoes, but instead to let the insects bite them. Aymeric Caron, who is also a French TV presenter, says the insects suck human blood to obtain protein for their eggs and should not be swatted in the prcoess. He said that killing mosquitoes is “embarrassing for …

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