Disabled passenger forced by Japanese airline to crawl up stairs to board plane

An airline in Japan has apologised to a disabled passenger who was forced to crawl up a flight of stairs to board his plane. Hideto Kijima, who uses a wheelchair, had to hoist himself from the runway at a tiny airport on the resort island of Amami up to the aircraft door, …

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Trump travel ban to take partial effect

US President Donald Trump’s order to block arrivals from six mainly Muslim countries takes partial effect Thursday after he won a Supreme Court victory over rights groups. But implementation of the order after five months of legal challenges could be chaotic, in part due to the meaning of a key …

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A superstitious Chinese passenger threw coins into a plane engine for luck

A superstitious Chinese air passenger threw coins into a plane engine for good luck. The 80-year-old woman threw nine coins as she was boarding a flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou on Tuesday, causing the entire plane to be evacuated. Police in Shanghai suggested that the woman, a Buddhist, threw the …

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Ethiopia Launches Online Entry Visa Application and Issuance (E-Visa)

The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations of the initial phase to commence an e-visa service for international visitors to Ethiopia effective June 12, 2017. The e- visa is processed and issued online on a single Web page where applicants apply, …

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South Africa’s Church bars blacks

A South Africa’s Church has barred blacks from attending service as the church on Sunday disallowed two black journalists from entering. The Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk church in Orania, told the journalists “the church is only for whites”. Orania is an Afrikaans-only South African town located along the banks of the …

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Dubai Airports introduces new baggage rule starting March 8

Starting March 8, Dubai International airport will reject bags without flat surfaces.According to airport officials, irregularly shaped or oversized bags disrupt even the most technologically advanced systems. “Bags that are round or do not have a flat surface of any kind are by far the largest source of baggage jams. …

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Video| Niger migrants: 52 die during desert crossing

Fifty-two migrants have been found dead in the deserts of central Niger, near Séguédine, BBC reports. A group of 75 set out in three vehicles but were abandoned by traffickers, who feared the security forces. A local official told the BBC that dozens of bodies had been buried, and 23 …

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Thomas Cook plane makes emergency landing at Manchester airport with part of wing missing

A plane flying to Cuba with part of its wing missing was forced to land at Manchester airport with a broken wing after a low oil alert. The Thomas Cook plane left for Holguin, Cuba shortly after midday on Monday but was forced to return to Manchester Airport just after …

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