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Three dead in mid-air skydiving collision in Oz
Three people died on Friday in what is believed to be a mid-air skydiving collision. Two men in their 30s and a woman in her 50s were found dead near the tourist town of Cairns. “Initial investigations indicate that a solo skydiver may have collided with tandem skydivers in midair with their parachutes failing to deploy correctly,” cops said.
Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL
The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL — the airport code for the Finnish capital — for the last time. The Finnair flight took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, in the 13th hour of Friday the 13th. The flight started 11 years ago and has fallen on Friday the 13th 21 times with no reported ill effects. Still, Finnair has decided to retire the flight number.
Man leaves taps running non-stop for a year
A man in the German city of Salzgitter is in hot water after police allege that he left his bath and sink faucets running for at least a year, causing “massive damage” to his apartment building. Police said the 31-year-old, who also had his toilet running non-stop, is thought to have used 7 million litres of water over past year.