Archive for July, 2016

FAA rejected advice before Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides crashes

July 31, 2016 11:30 pm
FAA rejected advice before Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides crashes

Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the US Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators. The FAA rejected those recommendations. Yesterday a hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in central Texas, and it appeared […]

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Redneck Olympics hold their blanking Summer Games

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Redneck Olympics hold their blanking Summer Games

Spectators cheer as a pickup truck splashes through mud at an event formerly called the Redneck Olympics. Photo / AP There were no world-class athletes or top-notch sporting venues, but there was cold beer, barbecue and a muddy tug-of-war at the event formerly known as the Redneck Olympics. The event, […]

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British Prime Minister Theresa May promises to step-up slavery fight in UK

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British Prime Minister Theresa May promises to step-up slavery fight in UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May (AFP photo) UK Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the government’s budget to fight modern slavery, saying thousands of people have fallen victim to the issue in Britain. “This government is determined to build a Great Britain that works for everyone and will not tolerate […]

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Hillary Clinton insists Russia hacked Democrats

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Hillary Clinton insists Russia hacked Democrats

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton looks on during a campaign rally in Youngstown, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 2016. (AFP photo) US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has doubled down on the claim that Russia was behind the recent hacking attack against the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “We know that […]

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77 passengers and crew flee ferry in France after ‘explosion’

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77 passengers and crew flee ferry in France after ‘explosion’

The incident took place on a Corsica ferry. Photo / AP A ferry has been evacuated at a French port after an explosion was heard as passengers were boarding. The incident has taken place in Joliette, in Marseille, this morning on the 9am service to Sardinia. Reports in France say […]

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New Zealand man arrested after Pokemon Go player hit and killed

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New Zealand man arrested after Pokemon Go player hit and killed

The Sydney woman was dragged more than 70 metres after being mowed down at the intersection of King and Victoria streets in West Melbourne early on Saturday. Photo / Channel 7 / Supplied A New Zealand man has been arrested and charged after a 22-year-old woman was killed when she […]

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Bahraini dissident dies ‘after torture’ in regime custody

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Bahraini dissident dies ‘after torture’ in regime custody

Late Bahraini political dissident Hassan Hayki (file photo) A political dissident in Bahrain has reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained under torture while in regime custody. Hassan Hayki passed away at the Salmaniya Medical Complex in the capital, Manama, on Sunday morning. Hayki’s family attributed his death to […]

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Riot-scarred Baltimore : Freddie Gray’s death

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Riot-scarred Baltimore : Freddie Gray’s death

Baltimore police walk near a mural depicting Freddie Gray after prosecutors dropped remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial. Photo / AP The ending that many people here had both expected and dreaded came Wednesday, when prosecutors announced in court that they had given […]

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Anti-government protests continue in Armenia amid standoff at police building

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Anti-government protests continue in Armenia amid standoff at police building

Protesters block a street leading to a police station seized by gunmen in Yerevan early on July 31, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A standoff between gunmen and police in Armenia continues into its 14th day, as thousands of anti-government protesters take to the streets once again to support the gunmen. […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Slovenia amid tensions with EU, NATO

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Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Slovenia amid tensions with EU, NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Slovenian President Borut Pahor speak during their meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 30, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin has traveled to Slovenia, a member of the European Union (EU) and NATO, amid tensions between Moscow and the two blocs. Putin traveled […]

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