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November 2, 2018

France launches nationwide investigation after dozens born with malformed arms

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- France has launched a national inquiry into why babies in some regions over the last 15 years have been born with missing or malformed arms. Public Health France announced in a statement on Monday that 11 additional cases of hand-related defects from 2000 to 2014 were discovered in a region in eastern France. Seven cases of babies born with malformed arms in this same area between 2009 and 2014 were made public earlier this month. The French public agency also revea..
November 2, 2018

Meghan Markle fan on meeting the duchess: ‘I’m still so blown away’

Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 16-day, four-country tour is over, but one fan is still recovering from the encounter she had with Meghan. The fan, Hannah Sergel, is a 20-year-old from Christchurch, New Zealand. She created one of the most touching and viral moments of Harry and Meghan’s tour when she made the around 600-mile trip from her home to Auckland, where the royals visited Tuesday. Sergel stood for hours at the Viaduct Harbour in A..
November 2, 2018

Pilot arrested for being 10 times over alcohol limit less than an hour before takeoff

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Just 50 minutes before a flight from London to Japan was scheduled to depart, the pilot was arrested for having almost 10 times the legal amount of alcohol allowed in his system. First officer Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, was supposed to pilot a Sunday evening flight to Tokyo on a Boeing 777 aircraft, which holds up to 244 passengers. A driver of a crew bus alerted police after smelling alcohol on Jitsukawa’s breath, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. Jitsukawa was arre..
November 1, 2018

Even as Lion Air jet’s black box is found, some answers may be back in US

PRADITA UTAMA/AFP/Getty Images(JAKARTA, Indonesia) -- Representatives from Boeing, the manufacturer of the ill-fated Lion Air 737 that crashed Tuesday in the Java Sea and presumably killed all 189 people on board, have arrived in Indonesia to gather information and assist in the investigation. Soon, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will join the probe. The American presence in Indonesia is focused on uncovering any potential problems with the 21st-century aircraft. The..