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Day: August 5, 2016

Couple handed £70 parking fine while cleaning their vehicle
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Couple handed £70 parking fine while cleaning their vehicle

    A couple in Nottingham were shocked when a parking attendant issued them with a parking fine while they were cleaning the car in question with a valid permit. Swayne Smith, 46, was hovering the car when a traffic warden began inspecting the vehicle, and according to Smith and his girlfriend, Lorenda Simpson, the officer didn't follow the correct procedure. The permit was partially covered by a plastic bag when the attendant arrived, but the couple say that the warden should take five minutes before giving the vehicle a fine or talk to the owner if they are in attendance and request them to move it. Simpson filmed the incident on her phone, and captured the moment when the warden admitted he couldn't see the permit before issuing the £70 fine. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Si...
Sasha Obama has a summer job on Martha’s Vineyard
America, ENGLISH

Sasha Obama has a summer job on Martha’s Vineyard

    Unlike most teens, the First Daughter comes to work at Nancy’s seafood restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard accompanied by a half-dozen Secret Service agents. The guards hang out until she’s done with a four-hour shift that includes bussing tables, doing prep work and manning the takeout window. “We were wondering why there were six people helping this girl,” a waiter at the restaurant in Oak Bluffs told the Boston Herald, “but then we found out who it was.” Adding a layer of confusion: Sasha, who’s grown up in the White House for the past eight years, is going by her full name Natasha (yes, that’s her real name) while on the job. The 350-seat restaurant is a go-to spot for the Obamas during their annual getaway to the Vineyard. The Obamas are reportedly friends with the owner....
Militants kill 14 in Assam market attack
Asia, ENGLISH

Militants kill 14 in Assam market attack

    Suspected militants today attacked a crowded marketplace in Kokrajhar district in India’s north eastern state of Assam killing 14 people and wounding at least 20 others. One of the attackers was killed when security forces returned the fire, reports our New Delhi correspondent quoting authorities and state officials. Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay said the attack at Balajan Tiniali market, 12 km from Kokrajhar, was suspected to have been carried out by heavily-armed militants of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S). He said, 12 people were killed on the spot when the militants, who came in a van at around 12.30pm (local time), opened fire. Two others died on their way to the hospital, another police official said. One of the attackers was killed w...
Plane crashes on to road in Italy after overshooting Bergamo airport runway
ENGLISH, Europe

Plane crashes on to road in Italy after overshooting Bergamo airport runway

    A cargo plane has overshot the runway at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio international airport and crashed into a road. The airport in Italy’s Lombardy region was temporarily closed after the incident which happened at 4am Friday morning. Dramatic pictures showed a 737-400 aircraft belonging to courier firm DHL wedged onto a road at the end of the runway. No one was reported to have been hurt in the crash with the crew escaping unharmed. The Corriere de la Serra newspaper said the incident happened during bad weather in the area. The paper carried a statement from Sacbo, the company that runs the airport saying the airport of Bergamo was back operating at 6.47 am. The Italian air regulator, the National Agency for Civil Aviation, said some flights had been rescheduled and rerouted...
Heathrow traffic delays as Black Lives Matter campaigners stage road protest
ENGLISH, London

Heathrow traffic delays as Black Lives Matter campaigners stage road protest

    Black Lives Matter protesters lying on the road have brought traffic heading to Heathrow airport to a standstill. The campaign group called for "nationwide #shutdown" in a post on social media on Thursday and there are reports of protests taking place in Birmingham and Nottingham. Police said a number of people have been arrested at Heathrow and holidaymakers face traffic disruption. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police at Heathrow are dealing with a demo. We were called at 8.25am on the fifth to the M4 slip road at Heathrow airport. "A number of people were reported to be blocking the road leading to the airport. Officers have attended. A number of people have been arrested. One lane has been opened but there is traffic congestion. Police continue to deal with the situ...