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Driver falls out of car…wife follows


A Saudi woman’s love of his husband was tested when he fell out of the car while driving in a busy street in the Gulf kingdom.

She instantly opened the other door and threw herself after him.

The man was making a sharp turn in his car in the northeastern town of Hafr Al Batin when his door popped open and threw him out of the vehicle. His 38-year-old wife, who was sat next to him, mmediately opened her door and jumped out, leaving the car going on its own.

“A wife who refused to live without her husband….she jumps out of the car to follow him,” 'Kabar' newspaper said in its headline.

It quoted hospital sources as saying the man was slightly hurt in the face and arm while his wife suffered from a head injury.

Bizzare requests made by flight passengers

LONDON: The survey of some 3,000 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew members found that while some passengers fail to understand why they are prevented from opening the window, others think 'turning down' the engines could reduce the noise, others fail 'Please, can you open the window?' was among the most common unusual queries made by uncomfortable passengers who seem to be unaware of the benefits of a pressurised cabin at 35,000 feet.

Other unique questions included "could you turn the engines down because they are too noisy?" and "please can the Captain stop the turbulence?", the Telegraph reported.

The survey also laid bare the level of comfort and service some customers expect, with several asking flight attendants 'can you show me to the showers?'

While one crew member reported being asked by a flyer to book a massage for a Barbie doll, other attendants said they were asked by a customer to help locate a missing glass eye.Other customers, who may have overestimated the amount of space on their aircraft, asked: "Can you take my children to the playroom?" and "Is there a McDonald s onboard?".

Caroline Lynam, customer relations manager at the airline said: "Virgin Atlantic crew will always go that extra mile to offer our customers the best possible service but there are some requests that even we find somewhat challenging."

Rodents trained to sniff out terrorists at airports


LONDON: Stand down the sniffer dogs, switch off the full-body scanners...Danger Mouse is on the case.

Crack teams of mice are being trained to detect would-be bombers and drugs couriers – rather like the 1980s cartoon secret agent.

The sniffer rodents are then hidden in airport scanners, ready to raise the alarm.

It (the detector) looks like a metal detector or full-body scanner, but one side of it houses three concealed cartridges, each containing eight specially trained mice.

The animals work four-hour shifts, milling around in an allocated cartridge while sniffing air pumped in from outside.

When they pick up traces of explosives or drugs, they flee to a side chamber, triggering an alarm, New Scientist reports.

To avoid false positives, more than one mouse must run away.
SOS: Internet will run out of addresses on Friday

US: The internet is due to run out of numerical IP addresses on Friday.

Every device which connects to the internet is assigned a 'number' but with millions of web enabled phones now online they are fast running out.

The system - set up in the 1980s - with a maximum of 4.1billion addresses was supposed to never run out.

The original creators of the web initially only thought it would be used for academic purposes.

But it does not mean the internet will ground to a halt tomorrow as a new system called Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6 has been created to replace version 4.

IP addresses act as 'phone numbers' to ensure that surfers reach websites and e-mails find their destination.

The top-level authority that governs such addresses will distribute the last batches on Thursday.
Migrants 'must teach children English', demands Cameron

BRITAIN: Migrant families have an obligation to teach their children English before they start school, David Cameron said.

The Prime Minister pledged that he would bring forward tougher rules to ensure those arriving in the UK had a reasonable standard of English, reports Daily Mail.

One in six children do not speak English as their first language, the paper said.

Ministers believe that children brought up here stand a better chance of succeeding if their parents have a good grasp of the language.

Cameron spoke out after a Commons exchange with Yorkshire Tory MP Kris Hopkins, who said: ‘Sadly in Keighley, too many children start school and don’t speak English.’

A recent study by MigrationWatch found that children who speak English as their first language are in a minority in some inner-city London schools.


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