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Major Indian airlines ban MP who beat official

Image caption The MP appeared to be unrepentant about the attack An MP who beat an airline employee repeatedly with a slipper has been banned on five major Indian airlines. Ravindra Gaikwad said he “hit him 25 times with my sandal” for “arrogance” after failing to get a business class seat on an Air India […]

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Germanwings crash families angered by pilot's father

Image copyright AFP Image caption Guenter Lubitz said he believed his son was innocent Families of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the father of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not responsible. German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal […]

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US firefighter saves lifeless dog with mouth-to-mouth

Image copyright Billy Fernando/Santa Monica Fire Department Image caption Firefighter performed resuscitation for 20 minutes to save the dog A US firefighter has been praised for giving a dog 20 minutes of “mouth-to-snout” resuscitation after the animal was rescued from a house fire. The dog was overcome by the heat and smoke of the blaze […]

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'Hero' street dogs in India help catch criminal

Image copyright S Raman Image caption The two street dogs are both named ‘puppy’ Two street dogs in the south Indian city of Chennai (Madras) have become the unlikely heroes of a stabbing incident after helping apprehend the perpetrator. The two chased down and bit a man accused of stabbing one of his former colleagues […]

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US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The provisions within the new health care bill have caused huge political debate US President Donald Trump has demanded a make-or-break vote in the House of Representatives on Friday on his troubled health care bill. The American Healthcare Act is intended to replace parts of President Barack Obama’s signature […]

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All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger

Image copyright White House There is a familiarity about this photo, and it could have been taken in many boardrooms around the world – men gathered around a table making plans and cutting deals. But the lack of women here, among a group of conservative Republicans discussing their healthcare bill with the vice-president, struck a […]