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May 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Neighbors row over TV glare escalates when woman installs nightclub strobe and ‘extra bright spotlights’ to shine into next door’s window: “A children’s gym owner has been accused of shining spotlights into her neighbour’s window because he refuses to close his blinds while watching TV. Suellen Epstein is accused of a ‘campaign of harassment’ against her neighbour Richard Miele, according to documents filed in Manhattan Civil Court. The row began in 2014 when she complained the glow of Mr Miele’s TV – about 50ft away – was ‘bothering’ her and demanded he close the shades while watching it. This escalated when he refused and suggested she close her own shades if it bothered her, DNAinfo reported. She then installed ‘a series of large, extra bright spotlights against her windows’, he says, according to NBC New York. He is requesting a judge ‘stop her outrageous behaviour’, which he claims is fueled by her belief she can ‘operate with impunity as a member of the condominium board'”

Eighty children treated in hospital after outbreak of ‘demonic possession’ in Peruvian school: “Scores of children at a school in Peru have suffered seizures and described visions of a man in black trying to kill them in what locals say was a mass case of ‘demonic possession’. Disturbing footage has emerged of up to 80 students convulsing, screaming and fainting at Elsa Perea Flores School in northern Peru’s Tarapoto. Experts are struggling to explain the hysteria that broke out at the school, which was reportedly built on a Mafia graveyard. Dozens of youngsters have been experiencing the supposedly contagious ‘condition’ since it was first reported in April. Children aged between 11 and 14 are reportedly fainting and having strong muscular convulsions. Shocking video shows pupils who are barely conscious, repeatedly screaming, and who appear to be delirious. Doctor Antony Choy told national channel Panamericana TV: ‘We don’t understand how this has kept going on”

Desperate film producer kneels down and begs online for people to come and see his poorly selling new movie: “When most people’s movies take a nose dive at the box office, many would just admit it as a write off and move on. But Fang Li, a renowned producer of Chinese independent film ‘Song of the Phoenix’ decided to take matters into his own hands by live streaming a video of him begging people to head to the cinemas and watch his movie via his Weibo account on May 12, reports the People’s Daily Online. The desperate producer’s stunt helped increase the movie’s box office figure by 26 million yuan (£2.7 million) in just four days, a surprisingly good revenue for an art house film in China. In the footage, the man is seen crying and begging cinema managers to allocate more screening quota for the amount of theaters showing the movie. He also begged people to support the film and the Chinese culture that is shown in the movie. According to Chinese media, those who have ventured out to see the film have had nothing but praise for the film.

Pilot taxis to the runway but has to turn back when he realises FORTY passengers are missing: “A fully booked SpiceJet flight reportedly left more than 40 passengers on the tarmac and was getting ready to take off before the mistake was discovered. The Boeing 737 was scheduled to travel from Kochi to Mumbai in India but a series of incidents led to the flight being delayed by 75 minutes. Owing to miscommunication after the delay, the left-behind passengers were taken to the wrong plane. The mistake was only discovered after the passengers showed their boarding passes to the crew on a second plane, according to the Times of India. By then, the Mumbai flight was already near the run way and ready for take-off. Ground staff were able to communicate the mistake in time and the pilot on flight SG 154 had to abort the take-off and return to pick up the remaining passengers according to the report. One of the passengers, Karthik Ramani, told the Times of India: ‘It’s strange that they didn’t realise that one-fourth of the aircraft was empty, though the flight was fully booked.’

Boy saves doggie: “A heroic schoolboy saved the life of a desperate pooch after he leapt through a window to escape a hot van and was left hanging by his lead. Bradley North, 13, from Prestwich, Greater Manchester, was walking home from nearby Parrenthorn High School at around 4pm on Monday when he noticed the French mastiff in distress in a white van as temperatures soared in the sunshine. The cooped-up mutt was so relieved to see Bradley and his school friends that he jumped through the vehicle’s window before his lead got caught and began to hang him, leaving him on the brink of death. Bradley rushed to the stricken dog’s aid after it passed out and managed to unbuckle his collar before slowly bringing the canine back to consciousness. Dramatic photos of the rescue have since been shared almost 3,000 times online with dog lovers paying tribute to the selfless pupil. One viewer added: ‘Well done lad. Not many adults would have done what you did and you can always remember you saved a life today.'”

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