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Trainee pilot makes emergency landing at Jandakot Airport after instructor blacks out

Monday  17:40,   02 september 2019
abc.net.au

Trainee pilot makes emergency landing at Jandakot Airport after instructor blacks... >>>

School bans Harry Potter books because ‘spells are real’

Monday  17:35,   02 september 2019
theweek.co.uk

And other stories from the stranger side of... >>>

Meet the college drop-out educating Pakistan’s poorest with a smartphone app

Monday  17:35,   02 september 2019
msn

Can a smartphone change the world? Haroon Yasin, educator and social entrepreneur, thinks it... >>>

Hundreds of Harry Potter fans descend on King's Cross station for Back To Hogwarts Day

Monday  11:42,   02 september 2019
inews.co.uk

In the JK Rowling novels the first day back at Hogwarts School takes place on 1 September each... >>>

Party in prison: Murder convict celebrates birthday in India

Monday  11:40,   02 september 2019
gulfnews

He is a double-murder convict serving life imprisonment but a criminal named Pintu Tiwari recently celebrated his birthday inside a prison in the Indian state of Bihar. Is that even allowed? Social media users in India were flummoxed when the video... >>>

Only 1.2 Percent of People Got a Perfect Score on This Photographic Memory Test—See If You Can

Monday  05:55,   02 september 2019
mentalfloss

Do you think you have a photographic memory? Prove it! Take this interactive online test and see where you... >>>

5-Legged Calf Is 'Living a Really Happy Life' as a Louisiana Couple's Pet

Monday  05:55,   02 september 2019
insideedition

Matt Alexander and his fiancée, Maghin Davis, of Hathaway said they were worried she would die if no one bought her at auction. For a Louisiana couple, a calf with an extra leg is just more to love. Elsie the calf was born two weeks ago with five... >>>

Using symbols, she calmed a nonverbal autistic boy on a plane. His dad was awestruck.

Sunday  17:30,   01 september 2019
washingtonpost

Rachel Romeo took out a piece of paper and drew symbols for nouns the child might want to reference, such as his dad and his stuffed... >>>

Turkey's 'Microangelo' turns tiny objects into artworks

Sunday  17:30,   01 september 2019
msn

For Turkey's "Microangelo", any tiny, discarded item could be the canvas for his next mini masterpiece, from a matchstick to a pumpkin seed. The delicate, impeccably detailed miniature paintings of Hasan Kale often require a magnifying glass to be... >>>

Pope rescued by firefighters after being stuck in an elevator

Sunday  17:30,   01 september 2019
abcnews.go

Pope Francis arrived 7 minutes late for his traditional noon appointment Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday because he was stuck in an... >>>

Pole caught in customs web with tarantula haul

Sunday  12:40,   01 september 2019
msn

Customs officials caught a Polish man was after trying to smuggle nearly 100 tarantula spiders in his luggage, at Cayenne airport, French Guiana, regional officials told AFP Saturday. The prefecture said the man attempted to carry a bag containing... >>>

Inside 'Aladdin's cave': How a building manager 'constructed a secret hideout in an apartment basement to store piles of items stolen from residents'

Sunday  12:40,   01 september 2019
dailymail.co.uk

Sydney building manager Jaden Hati, 42, was believed to have been living in the underground storage area at the Knox on Bowman apartment complex in... >>>

When to give up on the food in your pantry

Sunday  05:30,   01 september 2019
popsci

Deciding who’s right and who’s wrong depends on what type of person you are, but we’re here to tell you there is a scientific answer to the burning question: Is this ok to eat? Spoilage vs. safety All food can be classified in three large groups:... >>>

Man Commutes to Work on a Jet Ski Every Day

Sunday  05:30,   01 september 2019
insideedition

David Pike says it's the quickest way to get from New Jersey, where he lives, to his job in Brooklyn, New York. It sure beats the subway. Every weekday, 34-year-old David Pike jumps on his jet ski and makes the trip from Jersey City, New Jersey,... >>>

Parents Help Fulfill Late Daughter's Dream of Being Author and Publish Her Stories

Saturday  19:20,   31 august 2019
insideedition

Susan Chance said her daughter Vail Johnson started writing stories in the first grade. Vail Johnson, 9, had always wanted to write and dreamed of becoming an author. Three years after her death, her mom finally made that dream come true. Susan... >>>