Air pollution deaths are double previous estimates, finds research

Researchers say dirty air is killing 800,000 people a year in Europe, and urge the phasing out of fossil fuel burning The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates, according to research, meaning toxic air is killing more people than tobacco smoking. The scientists used new data to estimate that nearly 800,000 people die prematurely each year in Europe because of dirty air, and that each life is cut short by an average of more than two years. The health damage caused by air pollution in Europe is higher than the global average. Its dense population and poor air results in exposure that is among the highest in the world. The new research, Graph of …

Saudi plane turns around after mother forgets baby at airport

May God be with us. Can we come back? says pilot during midair emergency A Malaysia-bound plane had to turn back to Saudi Arabia after a passenger realised she had left her baby in the terminal. The pilot, en route to Kuala Lumpur, made the unusual request to return to the airport in Jeddah shortly after takeoff when the passenger told cabin crew she had forgotten her child. diverted to Kansas City because of a very unruly passenger who refused to stop singing Whitney Houstons I Will Always Love You. In New York the following year, a taxiing plane heading to Seoul returned to the gate after the South Korean airline heiress Cho Hyun-ah Original Article : HERE ; This …

Carlos Ghosn’s lawyer apologises as workman disguise ploy backfires

Former Nissan chief widely mocked for leaving detention dressed as workman A lawyer on Nissan chairs reputation. Not only did the widely mocked getup, intended to throw reporters off the scent, fool no one. It also heightened already intense media interest in Ghosn, who was financial misconduct, emerged from 108 days in detention flanked by officials and sporting dark blue overalls, a light blue cap and a surgical mask. The blue-collar bluff continued when Ghosn got into a silver Suzuki van with a workmans ladder strapped to its roof and was driven across Tokyo to his lawyers office, pursued by media motorcycles and helicopters, . The exact location of his residence, where he was later reunited with his family, remains …

Kim Jong-nam death: suspect Siti Aisyah released after charge dropped

Indonesian woman accused of killing estranged brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2017 A Malaysian court has dropped the case against one of two women smearing lotion on Kim Jong-nams face. Profile Who was Kim Jong-nam? Show Hide Born 10 May 1971, Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-il ruled the country from 1994 to 2011, and during much of that period, Kim Jong-nam had been considered his fathers designated successor. However that changed with an incident in 2001, when Kim Jong-un. He is thought to have then lived in exile for years, and unlike other relatives in the Kim dynasty, did not hold an official title or play any part …

Brazil’s Bolsonaro ridiculed after tweeting explicit carnival video

Brazilian president tweeted pornographic clip reportedly filmed during carnival in apparent attempt to hit back at criticism Brazils far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has sparked outrage, disgust and ridicule after tweeting a pornographic video in an apparent attempt to hit back at criticism of his administration during this years carnival. Revellers across the country have used the annual street party as an opportunity to protest against their extremist leader who is notorious for his homophobic and racist remarks, and whose landslide election last year horrified progressive Brazilians. In the north-eastern town of Olinda, carnivalgoers reportedly showered a giant carnival doll of Bolsonaro with beer cans, blocks of ice and expletives. In Rio de Janeiro, members of one carnival group gathered outside …

Shamima Begum moved after threats in Syria camp, says lawyer

Nineteen-year-old Briton and newborn son relocated to new camp due to safety concerns Shamima Begum and her baby have been moved from a Syrian refugee camp after threats were made against them, according to her familys lawyer. The 19-year-old and her son were moved from the al-Hawl camp in the north of the country to another site nearer the Iraqi border. Begum, who left the UK in 2015 with two school friends to join Islamic State in Syria, said last month she Sajid Javid, has ordered the British-born womans citizenship to be revoked. Begum, who gave birth days after telling a Times journalist of her wish to return, has since said she wished she had kept a low profile. The …