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  • Kenyan boy Kelvin Muriuki goes to school in helicopter

    A poor 14-year-old boy in Kenya has been flown to school in a helicopter after air force veterans offered to pay for his secondary education.

    Kelvin Muriuki was top of his class in 2016, but poverty forced him to go and work in a quarry, his family said.

    The Kenya Air Force Veteran Officers Association then stepped in to pay his school fees and to give him a helicopter ride to his new school.

    Kelvin's dreams are now back on track - he says he wants to become a pilot.

    Many children regularly drop out of school in Kenya because of poverty.

    The association said it would pay Kelvin's annual school fee of $530 (£430) until he completes his secondary education in 2020.

    He arrived at his new school in the central Kenyan town of Karicheni after a helicopter ride of about 20 minutes from his previous school, reports the BBC's Abdinoor Aden from the capital, Nairobi.

    Source: BBC

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  • Florida householder fatally shoots woman searching for dog

    A Florida woman has died after being shot by a homeowner while searching the neighbourhood for her lost dog.

    The victim, Rebecca Rawson, 65, was fatally injured after approaching the armed householder's home on Tuesday night, say sheriff's officials.

    As her relative knocked on the door, Eugene Matthews, 83, emerged firing a handgun, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

    Ms Rawson was taken to a local hospital, where she died.

    Officials say that Ms Rawson and her daughter waited in their car as her brother-in-law knocked on Mr Matthew's door to ask if he had seen their dog.

    Police say Mr Matthews opened his door and started shooting at the family.

    As she sat in the car, Ms Rawson was struck by a bullet that went through the windscreen.

    The Manatee County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Mr Matthews with second-degree murder.

    He is expected to appear in court later on Wednesday.

    Source: BBC

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  • She Slept with a Snake and Then the Vet Told Her Something Shocking…

    One woman from India had a very unusual pet. Her pet was a snake, python that was 4 meters long.

    The snake one day simply stopped eating. After few weeks of trying to feed it, offering it all that a snake may wish to strangle and eat, desperate woman took it to the vet.

    Although it sounds strange, the vet asked her, “Does your snake sleeps with you at night, wraps around you or very close and spread out throughout its length?”

    The woman was surprised and replied: “Yes! Yes! It does it every day and it makes me so sad because I see something asking of me, and I cannot help it feel better. ”

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  • Snake on a plane cancels Emirates flight to Dubai


    An Emirates flight from Oman to Dubai was cancelled after staff found a snake on the plane.

    Flight EK0863 from Muscat was grounded after baggage handlers found the serpent in the cargo hold.

    A spokesperson for the airline, quoted by Dubai-based media, said the snake was found before passengers boarded the plane.

    The aircraft was searched before re-entering service and arriving at its destination several hours later.

    Emirates did not specify the species of snake, nor whether it was potentially dangerous.

    Comparisons with the 2006 Samuel L Jackson thriller Snakes on a Plane, which sees passengers battle hundreds of highly poisonous snakes in mid-flight, inevitably emerged on social media.

    But it's far from the first time a snake has tried to travel free of charge on planes from warm climates.


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  • Indian man who hid wife's body in fridge jailed for life

    An Indian man who murdered his French wife and hid her severed body in the refrigerator has been jailed for life.

    On Wednesday, a court in Thane, a Mumbai suburb, had convicted Girish Pote, 35, for the 2013 murder.

    The prosecutors told the court that Pote killed his wife Madhuvanti Pathak and chopped her body into pieces.

    The crime came to light after he telephoned relatives to confess to the crime and they informed the police.

    In India, a life term generally ends in 14 years, but the Thane district court judge Mridula Bhatia said he would remain in jail for as long as he lived because of the "gruesome" nature of his crime.

    Pathak held a French passport since her mother was from France.

    The couple married on 20 June 2006 and lived in Mumbai's Bhayander area.

    They had a two-year-old son, who was with Pote's parents at the time of the crime.

    Police said Pote had attacked his wife with a knife.

    They said the couple had been fighting over money and also because Pathak wanted to return to France.

    Source: BBC

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