Day: December 13, 2019

Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use of tear gas during the territory’s protest movement. Mimicking an artist who duct-taped a banana to a wall, the force tweeted a photo of a canister similarly taped, with […]

“Nuts!” US troops thwarted Hitler’s last gamble 75 years ago

BASTOGNE, Belgium — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium’s Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was when he lost his best friend and Bazooka team partner to sniper fire. “They couldn’t hit him, he […]

From punchline to political star: the rise of Boris Johnson

LONDON — Boris Johnson’s many critics have often dismissed him as a political clown. He’s having the last laugh now. Results Friday confirmed that Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority in Britain’s general election. He looks set to take more seats in Parliament than any Conservative […]

SpiceJet grounds three B737 freighter planes

New Delhi, Dec 13: No-frills carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it has grounded three Boeing 737 freighter aircraft due to a “potential defect”. The move follows an advice from Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI), which had converted these planes into freighters, according to a regulatory filing. “During an internal […]

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