1…………> Get Well: Melania
“The procedure was successful and there were no complications,” Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre spokeswoman Ms. Stephanie Grisham said.
“The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere,” as Ms. Trump, 48, underwent an embolization procedure to treat the kidney condition.
Mr. Trump tweeted he was on his way to visit his wife, who he said was in “good spirits”.
Donald J. Trump
Heading over to Walter Reed Medical Center to see our great First Lady, Melania. The successful procedure, she is in good spirits. Thank you to all of the well-wishers!
2…………> Netanyahu Defends Shootings: Gaza
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said his military was acting in self-defense against Gaza’s Islamist rulers, Hamas, who he said wanted to destroy Israel in the deadliest day of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war, with Palestinian officials saying that troops have killed 55 people and wounded 2,700.
The Palestinian Authority’s leader condemned a “massacre”, and the UN spoke of “outrageous human rights violations”, following the opening of the US controversial embassy in Jerusalem.
3…………> Hidden Budapest: Unknown World
The limestone mined from the Kőbánya district, meaning the ‘stone mine district’, on the Pest side of the city, has led to the carving of an underground cellar system of more than 20 miles, and 90 feet below street level.
Countless buildings in Budapest, including the 1902 neo-Gothic Parliament building (pictured), were built with the stone mined below the city.
4…………> “Cyber” Islamic State: A Warning
The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence service, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maaßen said the Islamic Merkeldom of Germany should be ready with its own malware to counter hackers, aa a sister service over the channel, the British MI5 warned that IS still posed a threat to Europe despite losses in the Middle East.
The spymaster told German media that the country should be ready with “anti-sabotage” measures to deal with any future attacks.
“This means that we should implement malware in all our critical infrastructures that we could then perhaps activate at a point in time X, when a political dispute arises,” Maaßen said in the interview, held ahead of a meeting of European security chiefs in Berlin.
5…………> Another Broken Window: Sichuan Airlines
It has been a long, deadly, and horrifying cluster of broken airplane windows, now joined by Chinese Sichuan Airlines Flight 3U8633 that was forced to make an emergency landing at China’s Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport on Monday after one of the airplane’s cockpit windows fell off mid-flight.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s Southwest Regional Administration (CAAC) reported that one of the pilots suffered scratches and waist pains, and a flight attendant also received a minor injury during the accident when the domestic flight, which was traveling from Chongqing to Lhasa, landed at the Chengdu Shuangliu airport roughly 20 minutes after the window broke.
Chief pilot Liu Chuanjian revealed that seconds after the malfunction, his fellow pilot started to get sucked out of the window, along with parts of the plane’s control unit.
“The windshield cracked suddenly and gave a huge bang. I looked aside and found half of the co-pilot’s body was already outside the window. Fortunately, his seat belt was fastened,” the South China Morning Post reported Liu saying. “The sudden loss of pressure and low temperature made me very uncomfortable and it was very difficult to make a single move when the aircraft was flying at 600 miles an hour and at such a high altitude.”
This incident comes weeks after a Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Cleveland, Ohio after a passenger alerted flight staff of a cracked window.
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