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Reporter interviewing swimmers falls into pool

A BBC reporter interviewing England’s Commonwealth Games swimming team took an unexpected fall into the pool. BBC Sport reporter Mike Bushell is going viral after he plunged into the drink during an interview with the swim team for BBC Breakfast.The clip shows Bushell climbing into the pool to talk to team members in Australia and suddenly discovering there is a significant drop off. Bushell — and his microphone — end up drenched.

(UPI)

112-year-old Japanese man named world’s oldest

A 112-year-old Japanese man was confirmed as one of the world’s oldest people, according to Guinness World Records officials Tuesday. Masazo Nonaka claimed the title of the world’s oldest living man at the age of 112 years and 259 days. “We are very pleased to announce that we have a new record holder for the oldest living man. Mr Nonaka’s achievement is remarkable — he can teach us all an important lesson about the value of life and how to stretch the limits of human longevity,” said Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday.

Nonaka was born July 25, 1905, and has six brothers and one sister. He married his wife Hatsuno in 1931 and the couple had five children together. He credits his longevity to eating sweets and taking frequent trips to the hot springs, while his daughter claims he lived so long due to leading a carefree life.

Nonaka replaced the former world’s oldest man Francisco Nunez Olivera of Spain, who died in January at the age of 113. He was presented with a certificate commemorating his record as well as a cake, which prompted him to say “yum.”

(UPI)

Town wants UFO memorial moved

A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting. The 2,300-kilogram memorial in Sheffield was installed in 2015, but was moved about 9 metres a few weeks later when it was discovered it was on town land.

Now, Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard tells The Berkshire Eagle it has to be moved again because it’s on a town right-of-way easement.

That’s not sitting well with Thom Reed. He was 9 when he, his mother, grandmother and brother saw what he described as a “self-contained glow” that flooded their car with an amber light. About 40 people in several surrounding towns reported the strange light. Reed is threatening legal action.

(AP)

Lighter removed from man’s stomach

Doctors at a Chinese hospital said it took two surgeries to remove a lighter from the stomach of a man who swallowed it 20 years ago. A video recorded at a hospital in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, using a camera inserted into the man’s body to locate the plastic and metal lighter in his stomach.The man told doctors he had accidentally swallowed the lighter 20 years earlier, but didn’t seek medical attention until recently, when he started having stomach aches and bloody stools. Doctors said an initial attempt to remove the lighter was unsuccessful, but a second surgery lasted only 10 minutes and ended with the device being successfully extracted.

(UPI)

Mother’s obituary helps nab 1981 prison escapee

Investigators say a woman’s obituary helped federal agents capture her fugitive son nearly four decades after he escaped from an Oklahoma prison.

The US Marshals Service says 58-year-old Stephen Michael Paris was arrested without incident Thursday at an office in Houston where he worked under a pseudonym. The agency says investigators tracked him down after an obituary for his mother in Houston listed a son named Stephen Chavez, the same alias Paris used while living and working in the Houston area. Fingerprints confirmed his identity.

Paris escaped from the Jess Dunn Correctional Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in October 1981. He escaped after serving about 19 months of a nine-year sentence for drug possession and distribution. He was also featured on the Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ “Most Wanted” list.

(AP)

Meth found hidden in 500 wax Disney figurines

Federal authorities in Atlanta said they seized 500 pounds of meth concealed inside wax Disney character figurines. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta office said agents seized the 500 figurines shipped to Georgia from Mexico and discovered each was filled with about a pound of methamphetamine. The figurines, accompanied by a shipment of legitimate ceramic figurines believed to have been sent as a decoy, were shaped like Disney characters including Pluto, Daisy Duck, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. DEA special agent in charge Robert Murphy said the meth had an estimated street value of about $2 million. The DEA said the incident was one of the largest meth seizures ever in the Atlanta area.

(UPI)

 
 
 
 
 

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UTC to use 180 buses to ferry Yoga participants

21 Jun 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) would use 180 buses of its fleet on Dehradun and Haridwar routes to ferry the Yoga participants from Haridwar and also to take them back after the International Yoga Day show at Forest Research Institute (FRI) in Dehradun is over. Divisional manager (Operational) UTC Dehradun, Pawan Mehra while talking to The pioneer said on Wednesday that around 280 busses operate from Dehradun depot...

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