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Picture copyright EPA It could sound unlikely for a landlocked nation like Switzerland, however the Swiss Affiliation of Seaplane Pilots could be very actual and has been gathering on the banks of Lake Geneva. Based in 1999, it now has 160 female and male members who “share the identical pleasure for the fascinating and adventurous world of seaplanes”, its website says. Domestically based mostly photographer Valentin Flauraud was out on

Muslims on India prepare assaulted ‘as a result of they ate beef’

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Trains in Haryana – like the remainder of India – will be notoriously overcrowded A person arrested in India for being a part of a mob that attacked a bunch of 4 Muslim youngsters on a prepare has mentioned on TV that he was goaded into it by others as a result of Muslims ate beef. The person, recognized solely as Ramesh, mentioned he

World’s ugliest canine, Martha, topped in California

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Three-year-old Martha with proprietor Shirley Zindler Martha, a Neapolitan mastiff, has been named this 12 months’s World’s Ugliest Canine. The annual competitors, now it its 29th 12 months, was held in Petaluma, California. Martha, with proprietor Shirley Zindler, beat 13 different contenders to be introduced with a trophy and a $1,500 (£1,200) prize. The massive-jowled crowd-pleaser will now be flown to New York for

Schwarzenegger and Macron be part of forces in swipe at Trump

Picture copyright @Schwarzenegger/Twitter Picture caption Mr Macron and Mr Schwarzenegger vow to “make the planet nice once more” in Twitter publish French President Emmanuel Macron has taken one other swipe at Donald Trump over the US president’s coverage on local weather change – this time backed up by the muscle of Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a video on social media, Mr Macron is joined by the Terminator star as he vows

Turkey to cease instructing evolution in highschool

The topic has been reduce from the curriculum beneath modifications made to remove “controversial” matters, the top of the nationwide board of schooling, Alpaslan Durmus, announced in a video address. “If our college students do not have the background, the scientific information, or info to understand the talk round controversial points, we’ve left them out,” Durmus stated. The brand new curriculum will go into impact for the 2017- 2018 faculty

Is Mexico the world’s second most harmful nation, as Trump says? That relies upon

In a tweet Thursday afternoon, he mentioned, “Mexico was simply ranked the second deadliest nation on this planet, after solely Syria. Drug commerce is basically the trigger. We’ll BUILD THE WALL!” Mexico rapidly countered, saying Trump’s declare is fallacious. So who’s proper? Effectively, it relies on the way you crunch the numbers. Trump tweets ‘We will BUILD THE WALL!’ Trump is believed to be citing a report from the International

Shadow of high-rise hearth looms throughout UK

Worst affected are those that misplaced their family members, properties and possessions within the June 14 blaze. The traumatized survivors wait in non permanent housing to seek out out the place they’ll be capable of rebuild their shattered lives. However 1000’s extra live with worry and uncertainty amid concern that different high-rise buildings could also be prone to a lethal hearth. Haunted by the specter of the tower in flames,

Saudis foil assault on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

A suspect within the deliberate assault on the mosque blew himself up in a close-by neighborhood when safety forces surrounded a house the place the person was hiding, in accordance with the ministry. The suspect refused to adjust to calls for to give up, opened hearth on safety forces after which killed himself, officers mentioned. The explosion brought on the partial collapse of the constructing through which the suspect was

Qatar says record of calls for not reasonable

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Qatar, which is wealthy in pure fuel, is residence to 2.7 million folks Qatar’s international minister has rejected a listing of 13 circumstances set by 4 Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it’s neither affordable nor actionable. Qatar is underneath strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. They accuse Qatar of backing terrorism. Amongst different issues, they’ve demanded the

Mosul battle: Second French journalist dies after mine blast

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption A complete of 28 journalists have been killed in Iraq because the begin of 2014 A French journalist injured when a mine exploded within the Iraqi metropolis of Mosul has died, her employer has confirmed. Véronique Robert was wounded within the blast, which killed two colleagues, on Monday, and was returned to France for therapy, France Télévisions studies. She later died of her accidents,