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  • Official: 12 die from drinking tainted liquor in India

    30 November 2018 7:58 AM 36

    At least 12 people have died from drinking tainted liquor in a village in eastern India, a government official said on Thursday. District Magistrate Sumit Gupta said another 25 people were being treated in a hospital in the Nadia district of West Bengal state. Gupta said the deaths occurred over the past two days after workers at a brick kiln consumed

  • Train collides with truck at Norway crossing; several hurt

    29 November 2018 6:06 PM 24

    Police in Norway say a train has collided with a truck at a crossing in southern Norway, injuring several people. Aage-Christoffer Lundeby, a press spokesperson for Norwegian Railways who was travelling on the train, told the Norwegian News Agency NTB on Thursday that there were about 100 people on board. He said three or four windows broke from the collision

  • Putin, Trump will meet at G20 summit as planned

    29 November 2018 11:14 AM 24

    A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin will take place at this week's G20 summit as planned, the Kremlin said on Thursday, despite US threats to cancel over Moscow's tensions with Ukraine. "Washington has confirmed the meeting," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists. Peskov said the meeting in Argentina

  • WATCH: Child runs onstage during Pope's address to Vatican audience hall

    29 November 2018 6:39 AM 24

    A young Argentinian boy broke free of his mother's clutches to play with Pope Francis during a Vatican audience on Wednesday, much to the pontiff's delight. "This boy cannot speak, he is mute," Francis told those gathered for his weekly general audience, after the boy's mother apologised and explained to the pope that her son was autistic, Italian media

  • Swiss to investigate near-miss hang gliding incident

    28 November 2018 12:32 PM 42

    Switzerland's civil aviation authority says it will question a hang-glider pilot after a tourist he flew over a picturesque Swiss landscape nearly fell dozens of metres to the ground because his harness wasn't properly attached. A nail-biting video of the incident drew more than 1.4 million views on YouTube. The video zooms in on the two men, noting

  • Houston-area ATM mistakenly dispenses $100 bills, not $10s

    27 November 2018 8:08 PM 35

    An ATM in the Houston area has been shut down and was temporarily guarded by law officers after mistakenly dispensing $100 bills instead of $10s and word of the glitch got out on social media. Some Harris County sheriff’s deputies protected the outdoor ATM after Sunday night’s incident and notified Bank of America. A bank statement on Monday says a vendor

  • WATCH: Hang-glider holds on for dear life after pilot forgets to attach him

    27 November 2018 5:42 PM 26

    It's the stuff of nightmares and one Chris Gursky was lucky to survive. During a holiday to Switzerland the YouTuber and photographer thought he'd try his hand at hang-gliding. But what was meant to be a fun adventure turned into a horrifying experience as shortly after take-off it became apparent the pilot had forgotten to attach Chris' safety harness

  • Father accidentally kills 5-year-old son in freak accident

    27 November 2018 3:13 PM 25

    A five-year-old boy died on Thanksgiving Day after his father accidentally reversed his car over over him at their home in Hamburg, New York. Little James Walsh was outside when his father, Patrick Walsh, backed out of the driveway and accidentally struck him on Thursday 22 November, according to the Miami Herald. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital

  • Sleeping pilot overflies Australian island destination

    27 November 2018 3:13 PM 26

    A commercial pilot is under investigation after falling asleep in the cockpit of a freight plane and overflying his Australian island destination by 46km, officials said on Tuesday. The pilot, who has not been identified, was the only person aboard the twin-propeller Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain and was flying on autopilot during the early morning flight

  • US charges Honduran president's brother with drug conspiracy

    27 November 2018 7:05 AM 26

    A brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been charged in the US with scheming to bring tons of cocaine into the country. Federal prosecutors in New York announced drug conspiracy and other charges against Antonio "Tony" Hernandez on Monday. He has previously denied involvement in any illegal activities. The former Honduran congressman