1) MAN JAILED FOR CRACKING EGG ON HEAD OF UK OPPOSITION LEADER
A man who hit Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on the head with an egg was sentenced to 28 days in jail on Monday.
John Murphy, 31 who pleaded guilty, was jailed for 28 days and made to pay a 152 dollar fine.
The video footage showed John Murphy, cracking the egg on the side of Corbyn’s head when he was visiting a Muslim community centre in London’s Finsbury Park on March 3rd.
District Crown Prosecutor at Crown Prosecution Service, London North, Kevin Christie said, although Mr Corbyn was not seriously hurt, Murphy had come with a number of eggs that he could have used had he not been detained quickly.
He said, the attack occurred days after Corbyn said that his Labour party would support a second referendum if its alternative Brexit plans could not get a backing.
2) BOEING 787 WITH SMOKE FROM COCKPIT REROUTED TO NEW CALEDONIA
NOUMEA: A United Airlines Boeing 787-900 jet was diverted to the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia yesterday after reports of smoke coming from the cockpit.
The US aircraft flying 256 passengers from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, touched down safely at La Tontouta airport in New Caledonia’s capital Noumea.
According to an official from the local Chamber of Commerce, the passengers disembarked calmly from the aircraft soon after the announcement of smoke had been made.
The Nouvelles-Caledoniennes website reported that oxygen masks automatically dropped in the cabin of the United Airlines plane.
3) THOUSANDS OF KIDS HOMELESS AFTER INDONESIA QUAKE-TSUNAMI
JAKARTA: Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian city of Palu.
According to Indonesia’s national disaster agency, the 7.5 magnitude quake last September killed more than 4,300 people.
The subsequent deluge razed the coastal town on Sulawesi island and ruined the entire neighbourhoods leaving at least 170,000 residents from Palu homeless.
Apart from the damage to tens of thousands of buildings, the disaster robbed the residents’ source of income when it destroyed fishing boats, shops and irrigation systems.
Indonesia has said the damage bill in Palu topped 900 million US dollars.