Passengers of India flight hurt as pilots ‘forget’ cabin pressure

More than 30 Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots 'forgot' to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said. Jet Airways...

  Asia / South Asia

Passengers of India flight hurt as pilots ‘forget’ cabin pressure

More than 30 Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots 'forgot' to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said. Jet Airways flight 9W 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur turned back shortly after takeoff, reports BBC. Videos tweeted by passengers aboard the plane showed oxygen masks deployed inside the aircraft. The Boeing...

Pakistan court suspends jail sentences of Nawaz, his daughter

Pakistan’s high court has ordered the release from jail of the country's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law suspending jail sentences given to them in a corruption case. A two-judge Bench of the Islamabad High Court gave the order on Wednesday after hearing the petitions filed by Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar...

  Americas

Multiple victims in Maryland shooting, suspect in custody

Multiple people were killed Thursday morning in northeast Maryland, authorities said Thursday. Police responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m. at a Rite Aid distribution center, Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler said at a news conference. Gahler cautioned that the investigation was still preliminary but said "multiple" people had been killed and "multiple" people...

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  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

SA top court legalises private use of marijuana

South Africa’s highest court has allowed the private use of marijuana, upholding a lower court’s ruling that found the criminalisation of cannabis was unconstitutional. Activists who include members of the Rastafarian movement and traditional healers greeted the ruling with loud applause. They have held marches over the years to demand that the law be changed to allow people to smoke...

Ethnic violence leaves 23 dead in Ethiopia

At least 23 people were killed in a weekend of violence targeting minorities in the ethnic Oromo heartland near Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. The unrest followed a mass rally on Saturday marking the return to Ethiopia of the leadership of the exiled Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) group. The group had fought an insurgency for self-determination for Oromos, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic...