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Pilot spills coffee, forces emergency landing of plane with 326 people

This is a bit scary now! A commercial flight with 326 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing when hot coffee was accidentally spilled over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic Ocean. The Airbus A330-243 flying to Cancun, Mexico, from Frankfurt, landed at Shannon in Ireland. With the hot liquid causing

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Gold toilet stolen from a British palace

18-carat gold toilet was stolen from an art exhibition at Britain’s Blenheim Palace. According to the police, the offenders broke into the palace overnight and left the scene at about 4.50 am. Due to the toilet being plumbed into the building, this has caused significant damage and flooding. Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage

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Drone attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities

Drone attacks on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia on September 13 has impacted half of the country’s oil production. Production operations at Abqaiq oil processing facility and the Khurais oil fields have been temporarily suspended. A United Nations team is investigating the incident. However, Saudi Arabia, which is the world’s largest

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Say bye bye to Spider-Man Films

This isn’t a good news for Marvel fans.  Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, has moved out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after a break-down in negotiations with Sony studios. In simple words, Sony has taken back the web-slinging hero and Marvel would not be able to use Spidey in their films anymore. Marvel has shown

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Holland provides home to all its stray dogs

Holland saved all its dogs by finding them a home. The government took specific action to accomplish this by implementing the PSVIR method (pick, sterilize, vaccinate, identify, and return). They started this in 2016. Holland has had a huge dog population. Almost every family in the country had a dog as a pet because people

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Hong Kong’s peaceful protest continues

More than 210,000 Hong Kong residents joined hands to form a human chain on 23 August. They chanted slogan and sang protest songs. Do you know what were they protesting about? For the last three months now people in Hong Kong have been protesting against a suspended extradition bill. Notably, the bill opens the door

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World’s largest rainforest on fire

Fire across Brazil’s Amazon region is wiping out huge areas of the rainforest and people around the world are worried. Many say this is a man-made fire by Brazilian farmers who want to clear the land for agricultural use. Leaders of several countries have criticised Brazilian President Mr Jair Bolsonaro and his land use policies.

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Indonesia to close island to conserve rare Komodo Dragons

Well it is great that Indonesia’s government chose conservation of animals over money! Komodo Island is part of Komodo National Park, a conservation area between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores and is visited by more than 176,000 tourists from all over the world in 2018. Indonesia plans to close its eastern island of Komodo

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Airbus unveils new ‘bird of prey’ design

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has created a concept aircraft inspired by the natural features of eagles, hawks and other aerial predators. It is a beautiful design indeed. As per Airbus statement, this design is ‘inspired by efficient mechanics of a bird, it has wing and tail structures that mimic those of a bird of prey,

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