Friday, June 21

Day: March 7, 2016

Italian pilot threatened to crash passenger jet if his wife left him
ENGLISH, Europe

Italian pilot threatened to crash passenger jet if his wife left him

    An Italian pilot threatened to crash his passenger jet if his wife left him, but was stopped minutes before taking off by police. When his wife threatened to leave, the unnamed Italian pilot, in his 40s, sent a text saying he would kill himself along with the 200 passengers on his Rome-Japan flight, The Times reported. However, the man's wife alerted officers at Fiumicino airport, who were able to replace the pilot without the passengers' knowledge. The incident occured in January last year - two months before German pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed Germanwings A320 into the Alps - and was kept secret until now. The Italian pilot, who was married with children, was already known to police in Padua, Italy, after his wife reported him for mistreatment. After threate...
Migration crisis: UK to join Nato refugee patrols in Aegean
ENGLISH, Europe

Migration crisis: UK to join Nato refugee patrols in Aegean

    The UK military is to join Nato forces intercepting and returning people trying to reach Europe from Turkey, as David Cameron prepares to meet European leaders to discuss the escalating migration crisis. The prime minister announced that the Royal Navy was deploying the amphibious landing ship RFA Mounts Bay as the first UK contribution to the Nato deployment in the Aegean Sea. The vessel, which carries a Wildcat helicopter, will join naval vessels from Germany, Canada, Turkey and Greece as part of Nato’s first intervention in the migration crisis. The announcement came several hours after another boat carrying people sank with the loss of 25 lives including at least three children. Fifteen people were rescued after the boat capsized near the Turkish resort of Didim. It com...
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spar in fierce debate in Flint
America, ENGLISH

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton spar in fierce debate in Flint

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders held a fierce and substantive debate in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday night, disagreeing over trade, guns and the auto industry bailout while joining forces to call for the resignation of state governor Rick Snyder over the city’s water contamination crisis. Shortly after they took the stage, the Associated Press announced that Sanders had won the Democratic caucuses in Maine, his eighth victory in the 2016 presidential primary race. In a statement, the leftwing Vermont senator thanked Maine’s voters and claimed “momentum” heading into Tuesday’s primaries in Michigan and Mississippi. Onstage he and the former secretary of state had one of their sharpest exchanges yet when they were asked by a member of the audience about trade and job creati...
Email inventor Tomlinson dies
America, ENGLISH

Email inventor Tomlinson dies

    Ray Tomlinson, the American programmer widely credited with inventing email, has died. He was 74. Before Tomlinson invented direct electronic messages between users on different machines on a certain network in 1971. Before then, users could only write messages to others using the same computer. "A true technology pioneer, Ray was the man who brought us email in the early days of networked computers," his employer, Raytheon, said in a statement. "His work changed the way the world communicates and yet, for all his accomplishments, he remained humble, kind and generous with his time and talents, He will be missed by one and all." A company spokesman said Tomlinson passed away on Saturday, and the cause of death was not yet confirmed. Tributes poured in from the online world...
Kohli’s jig and Tamim’s close shave
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Kohli’s jig and Tamim’s close shave

    Soumya Sarkar almost took out his opening partner, Tamim Iqbal, with a powerful straight drive on March 6, 2016. Virat Kohli ran in, veered a bit to his left, then planted both feet apart, propped his hands up in a reverse cup and collected the offering. A silly old swipe from Mashrafe Mortaza, who had promoted himself to No. 6 to upset the choke hold India's bowling had over his team, backfired immediately. Kohli shot a glance at the crowd behind him, and indulged in a little strut. Unfavourable crowds can also spur the team on, India's team director Ravi Shastri had said. Might have just did then. Tamim's close shave Non-strikers often say they have the best seat in the house during a game of cricket. Tamim Iqbal may have reason to take offence to that. He had no time to...