Thursday 21 September 2017

Man catches 'jumper'

A woman who jumped 45ft (13.7m) from the upper stand of an American football stadium was saved by a man who caught her.

Donnie Navidad said he urged the woman not to jump at Oakland Raiders' stadium in California, but when she ignored him he braced himself to catch her. Mr Navidad suffered a badly bruised arm but the woman is in hospital in a critical condition.

UNDER THE WEATHER

An immigrant to New Zealand has lost his claim that he should be given refugee status because climate change is threatening his island home country.

Ioane Teitiota and his wife moved to New Zealand from the low-lying Pacific island of Kiribati in 2007. He argued that rising sea levels made it too dangerous for him and his family to return.

DANCE DUO SHOT DEAD

A Yemeni wedding ended in disaster after a guest firing celebratory shots in the air with his AK-47 accidentally killed two men while they were dancing to pop hit 'Gangnam Style', according to a police source and a video posted online.

The police source said the guest at the wedding in the southern city of Taiz lost control of his rifle, leading to the deaths.

UN PLEA IN ELOPE CASE

The UN has called for a Saudi woman to be given asylum in Yemen to avoid being deported back to Saudi Arabia after she eloped with a Yemeni man.

Huda al-Niran (22) crossed into Yemen after her family refused to allow her to marry Arafat Radfan, a Yemeni she had met while he was working at a mobile telephone shop in Saudi Arabia.

MECCANO BIKE FOR TT

'Top Gear' star James May must be getting Meccano for Christmas, because he is using the classic toy to build a motorbike and sidecar to race the Isle of Man TT circuit for a new show.

The episode of his 'Toy Stories' series, called 'The Motorcycle Diaries', sees May get to grips with a construction kit to try to build a vehicle capable of carrying him and co-star Oz Clarke around the 37-mile course. It will be shown on BBC2 at Christmas.

ANCIENT SHRINE FOUND

archaeologists in Nepal have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century BC which they believe is the world's oldest Buddhist shrine.

The structure was unearthed inside the sacred Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini.

Irish Independent

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