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Plane forced to make an emergency landing after drunken passenger strips, demands sex from flight attendant

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A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a drunk Irishman reportedly took off his clothes, swung his penis around and even demanded sex with a flight attendant.

The Sun Express flight from Dublin to Turkey was forced to land in Belgrade, Serbia due to altercations between the man and flight staff.

Fellow passengers reported that the man's friends cheered him throughout the incident.

A Serbian Interior Ministry spokesman said the 'Irish citizen... was visibly intoxicated, aggressive and very rude.


Another tragedy: Multiple injuries at Oklahoma State University parade as car rams into crowd

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At least two people are reported to have been killed and several more injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd during the homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University in the city of Stillwater.

The incident took place on Saturday morning, leaving many people injured, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lieutenant John Vincent, told AP, without revealing further details.

The Stillwater News Press puts the death toll at two people adding that more than a dozen more have been injured.


Cellphone video captures explosion at radiological storage building in Nevada

Cellphone video recorded the day an explosion rocked a small community in Nye County was released Thursday.
The explosion happened near Beatty, Nev. at a site once run by US Ecology.

In the 40-second cellphone video released by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, you can see the explosion in the shooting from the ground causing massive plumes of smoke. The explosion caused the facility to go up in flames.

State officials said the fire started in one of 22 covered trenches used to store low-level radioactive material like gloves or lab equipment. This caused the closure of U.S. 95 in both directions Sunday and Monday.

The fire eventually burned itself out. Government officials surveyed the area with a helicopter Monday, but the results came back negative for gamma radiation. Ground crews said they also didn't find any radioactive waste around the fire. The all clear was given, and the area was reopened Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Government officials are still looking into what caused the explosion at the radiological storage facility.


France: Group protests against 'weapons of the police', police use tear gas to disperse them

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People holds a banner which translates as "Against police, social and economic brutalities, resistance" on October 23, 2015 in Pont-de-Buis-les-Quimerchduring
Dozens of protesters have clashed with officers in western France during a demonstration against police brutality and in memory of Remi Fraisse, a young environmental activist killed by police grenade a year ago.

The major protest against 'weapons of the police' was staged in the town of Pont de Buis, north-western France, in front of a local factory. The factory is producing tear gas and rubber bullets, which are used by police to disperse violent demonstrators.

According to an AFP count, at least 250 people attended the rally, with the local media estimating the crowd at 300-400 people.

"Police mutilate, police kill.""Gunpowder is not ammunition, but death and mutilation," chanted the protesters in front of security forces. Many of the participants were wearing masks.


Returning home: Syrian refugees praise Russian airstrikes

Syrian refugees have welcomed Russian airstrikes, and some may even be returning from abroad as the Syrian army advances alongside the Russian air operation.

Syria's Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun previously said that over 800,000 refugees have returned since Russian airstrikes against terrorist targets in Syria began on September 30th. The operation has also given refugees from the conflict hope that peace would return, according to interviews AP conducted around the Aleppo province, a hub for refugees leaving Syria.

"I hope that with Russian pilots' help, our military will advance and defeat terrorists so that we could return to our homes," one refugee told AP.

Comment: This is exactly the intended outcome Russia was counting on. Europe should be thankful to Putin.

Arrow Down

Promoting pathology: Navy set to promote admiral investigated for whistle-blower retaliation

Admiral Brian L. Losey
The US Navy is set to promote the admiral who illegally retaliated against staff members who he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers.

Subordinates complained that Rear Admiral Brian L. Losey had wrongly fired, demoted or punished them while he searched for the person who had anonymously reported him for a minor travel-policy infraction.

Losey never identified the whistleblower. But as a result of the complaints, he was investigated five times by the Defense Department's inspector general, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post.

In three of the five cases, the inspector general recommended that the Navy take action against Losey for violating whistleblower-protection laws.

Comment: This is unsurprising - after a sham investigation, it's business as usual: The history of the U.S. government's attacks, intimidation, and murder of whistleblowers

Bizarro Earth

Sick society: 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with family run prostitution ring

Dionte Hunter,15, made his first appearance in court on Thursday in Spokane. Authorities claim Hunter learned the business from his older brother.
A 15-year-old who allegedly got a lesson in the family business from his teenage brother faced a Spokane judge Thursday.

Prosecutors charged Dionte Hunter for promoting prostitution of minors, promoting commercial sex abuse of a minor, possessing sexually explicit photos of minors and 1st degree robbery. It will be up to the judge to decide if Hunter is tried as an adult because of the seriousness of the crimes.

Authorities arrested Hunter's 17-year-old brother, Thaishaun, in January for a drive-by shooting.

Yet, court documents said phone calls Thaishaun Hunter made from the juvenile detention center helped detectives uncover a prostitution ring he ran with his brother, girlfriend and mother. Detectives listened to several phone calls Thaishaun made from juvenile detention. They said he explained to his younger 15-year-old brother how to run the prostitution business while he was locked up.


UK: Man wearing only a Spiderman mask busted for flashing teen girls in park

Vincent Lam, unmasked, has been fined and put on sex offender register
A former university student wearing only a Spiderman mask confronted two teenage girls in a Solihull park, a court heard.

Vincent Lam was later caught, fully clothed, but with the mask sticking out of a pocket, Birmingham Magistrates were told.

Lam, 27, of Sandhill Road, Solihull, admitted a charge of exposure.

He was fined £100, put on the sex offender register and ordered to pay £100 costs and a £180 criminal court surcharge.

District Judge Robert Zara told him: "There is no evidence to suggest you actively pursued these young girls and equally there is no suggestion that this was part of a pattern of behaviour.

"It appears to have been an isolated incident."


Radioactive black market: Contaminated items are stolen from Los Alamos lab on a regular basis

Items with high levels of radiation are being stolen from the top-secret Los Alamos National Laboratory on a regular basis, a new federal court filing says, some of it 500 times above the allowable limit of contamination.

In one of the nearly 76 thefts committed by LANL personnel, a radioactive bandsaw was taken. That registered 100,000 disintegrations per minute (DPM) - well above the allowable limit of 20 DPM. Thankfully, the bandsaw was found and brought back to the laboratory, alongside a garden hose, gloves, a screwdriver set, and conduit, all of which emitted high levels of radiation.


Bureau of Land Management knowingly sold over a thousand wild horses to rancher who sent them to slaughter

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The Bureau of Land Management, the agency tasked with protecting wild horses and cattle and their grazing lands, sold 1,794 federally-protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter, a new report confirmed.

Between 2009 and 2012, rancher Tom Davis purchased the horses through the agency's Wild Horse and Burro Program (WH&B) and wrongfully sent them to slaughter, according to the report from the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General. According to the allegations and news reports, Mr. Davis also had farming and trucking connections with former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

"We determined that BLM did not follow current law while managing WH&B. BLM also failed to follow its own policy of limiting horse sales and ensuring that the horses sold went to good homes and were not slaughtered," investigators wrote in the report.