Brazil Gang Leader Tries To Escape Prison By Dressing Up As His Daughter

Clauvino da Silva was part of one of Brazil's most powerful criminal groupsBrazilian gang leader fails in attempt to escape prison dressed as his daughterA Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him behind bars and walking out the penitentiary's main door in her place, authorities have said.A Brazilian gang leader has gone viral around the world for attempting to escape prison dressed like his 19-year-old daughter. Clauvino da Silva tried...

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Passenger Plane With 71 Aboard Has Crashed Near Moscow, Russian Officials Say

A regional airliner flying out of one of Russia's busiest airports crashed Sunday outside Moscow, killing all 71 people aboard, officials said.Saratov Airlines Flight 703, heading from Moscow's Domodedovo airport to the city of Orsk on the Kazakhstan border, was carrying 65 passengers and six crew members, Russian officials said. It disappeared from radar screens several minutes after takeoff and went down in what witnesses described as a fiery crash southeast of Moscow. The cause of the crash was not immediately...

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8-Year-Old Indian-Origin Girl Cracks UK’s Math Hall Of Fame

An eight-year-old Indian-origin schoolgirl has entered the UK's Mathletics Hall of Fame, an online mathematics-based competitive tool aimed at primary school pupils.Sohini Roy Chowdhury competed with pupils from across Britain and other countries to also make it into the top 100 World Hall of Fame after solving mathematical puzzles with speed and accuracy."She feels really excited to solve maths in an online learning environment to earn a place on the live World Hall of Fame," said her father Mainak...

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Why Amazon Built Its Workers A Mini Rain Forest Inside Three Domes In Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE:  Microsoft employees have treehouses. Apple workers have what's been called a spaceship. And now Amazon's staffers have a rainforest - or at least something like one - right in the middle of downtown Seattle.On a typically overcast Monday, in a particularly Amazonian version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony for "the Spheres" - its giant glass-and-metal domes filled with tropical and rare plants - CEO Jeff Bezos asked the gathered attendees to look to the ceiling. A circular blue ring lit up, and the Amazon...

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Germany’s Anti-Muslim Politician Converts to Islam, Quits AfD Party

A German far-right politician who is known for its virulent anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant stance has resigned from party after converting to Islam.Arthur Wagner is a leading member of Alternative for Germany (AfD) that advocated the closure of mosques and ban Muslim women to wear the burqa stepped down from the post of the party’s state executive committee on January 11 citing “personal reasons” and declined to comment on his conversion.AfD claims Islam is incompatible with the German...

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Man Blindly Following GPS Drives Jeep Into Icy Lake

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Technology won't always save us.A man blindly following his GPS app has driven an SUV with two passengers on board into an icy lake in the northeastern state of Vermont, local police said.The trio -- friends from out of state driving a borrowed car -- escaped unharmed, local media and police in the city of Burlington said in their report of the January 12 incident.The unnamed driver of the Jeep Compass "followed the GPS directions, which advised to go straight, and upon...

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In Stormy Netherlands, Cyclist Blown Away By Gust Of Wind. Watch

The storm in Netherlands and parts of northern Europe is literally sweeping people off their feet.In a startling clip posted on Twitter, a cyclist loses his balance and is blown across a pedestrian crossing, before eventually crashing into a railing. People are seen holding onto traffic poles that are swaying scarily due to the extreme winds. The video was taken in the typically-windy city of The Hague which lies close to the North Sea. Two subsequent videos show people struggling to stay on the ground...

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‘I Just Don’t Like Muslim People’: Trump Appointee Resigns After Racist, Sexist And Anti-Gay Remarks

An appointee of President Donald Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with PTSD and undocumented immigrants surfaced in the news media.Carl Higbie lasted less than six months as the chief of external affairs in the Corporation for National and Community Service.Higbie's Thursday afternoon resignation, which was prompted after CNN unearthed the comments he reportedly made,...

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A Norwegian plane went from New York to London in 5 hours and 13 minutes – the fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight ever

Norwegian - the low-cost airline that has made headlines for launching the world's longest low-cost flight - is making waves again.A Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departing from New York JFK reached London Gatwick in five hours and 13 minutes on Monday - the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight recorded on a commercial aircraft, beating the previous record of five hours, 16 minutes.There were 284 passengers on board, who, after leaving New York at 11.44 a.m. EST, were probably pretty happy...

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48 injured in German school bus crash: police

At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said.The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00 am (0600 GMT) en route to a school in the southwestern town of Eberbach."The fully occupied school bus drove for reasons that were not immediately clear at full speed into several other vehicles and then into the wall of an electronics shop," police said in a statement.Forty-three of those hurt were...

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