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World
    2014-06-11  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    1. Sailor may have seen missing jet on fire

    A British woman on a sailing trip with her husband has told Australian authorities that she may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 streaking through the night sky on fire, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on June 4.

    Katherine Tee, 41, was sailing from India to Thailand and was on night watch on the deck of her yacht in early March when she claims she saw a plane surrounded by bright orange lights and with a tail of black smoke pass above her.

    She has only recently reported to the Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC) in Australia, the report said.

    2. G7 powers meet without Russia

    The world’s leading industrialized nations met without Russia for the first time in 17 years on June 4, leaving President Vladimir Putin out of the talks.

    The two-day Group of Seven summit, taking place in Brussels rather than the previously planned Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, covered foreign policy, economics, trade and energy security.

    Putin still held one-on-one talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande.

    3. Venice mayor arrested for corruption

    The mayor of Venice and more than 30 other people were arrested on June 4 in a sweeping corruption investigation related to the construction of underwater barriers to protect the city from flooding.

    Mayor Giorgio Orsoni was placed under house arrest and accused of illegally financing political parties, prosecutors said. More than 30 others were accused of illicit* party financing, corruption and fiscal fraud*, among other charges.

    4. Man undergoes surgery to look Asian

    A Brazilian student has undergone more than 10 surgical* operations to change his appearance to look more Asian, after spending one year in South Korea.

    The student, now known only as Xiahn, said he has been fascinated by South Korean life since he was 19.

    Xiahn, 25, has spent more than US$3,100 to look like a natural-born Asian man.

    5. Germany probes phone tap of Merkel

    Germany’s federal prosecutor said on June 4 he had opened an investigation over alleged snooping* by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone.

    The long-anticipated probe, which follows explosive allegations made last year that U.S. spies had eavesdropped on Merkel’s phone, is directed against unnamed persons.

    The move may again strain Berlin’s ties with Washington, which both countries’ leaders have been at pains trying to restore following the reports of sweeping NSA spying on Internet and telemobile communications overseas.

    6. Japan fails to report unused plutonium

    Japan failed to include 640 kilograms of unused plutonium* in its annual reports to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA*) in 2012 and 2013.

    The stock is part of mixed plutonium-uranium oxide* (MOX) fuel stored in a reactor* that was offline during this period, and was thus deemed exempt* from IAEA reporting requirements, said an official at the Japan Atomic Energy Commission.

    The unreported amount is enough to make about 80 nuclear bombs.

    7. World’s tallest roller coaster planned

    Orlando, Florida, the United States, is set to become home to the tallest roller coaster in the world, with plans to build a thrill ride equal to a 27-story drop.

    Riders of The Skyscraper will experience a heart-pumping drop from 174 meters in the air on a vertical roller coaster that will also feature loops, dives, spirals and inversions.

    (SD-Agencies)

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