Swa and English, the best of both dunias
The 150 million Kiswahili speakers across the world have reason to smile now that South Africa has decided to offer courses in the language in schools. It will be the only optional language in the South African school curriculum alongside French, German and Mandarin. Swahili is the third most-spoken language in Africa after English and Arabic, and the South African authorities say they hope it will promote national cohesion.
Back to the future with a girl unborn
A woman in Scarborough, UK, insists that she could see her youngest daughter in a photo taken 10 years ago, three years before she was born. Laura Cisse, 38, spotted the eerie figure standing behind her 15-year-old daughter Ayesha and now believes it could have been an "echo from the future.” The photo appears to show another girl with blonde hair, who looks a lot like Laura's younger daughter Sophie, peering over a table in the background. Cisse only noticed the figure recently despite having had the photo for 10 years. She insists she took the photo while alone in the house with her daughter, and even suggestions from her friends that it could have be a doll's head on the table did not help. Ayesha didn't have any dolls.
She said I do, and the plane went into free fall
A flight attendant for China Eastern Airlines was sacked after she accepted a romantic mid-air marriage proposal. The proposal happened 30 minutes after take-off and the management say that she had neglected passenger safety. The company said that private romantic behaviour caused turmoil among passengers and was extremely irresponsible. But the passengers in the plane enjoyed the drama and would travel again on the airline expecting other surprises.
All the sushi you can eat but please not after gym!
You are bad for business! A German triathlete has been banned by an-all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant for eating around 100 plates at a sitting, which the owner considered abnormal and bad for business. The 30-year-old named only as Bobrowski paid $21 to the restaurant in Bavaria and spent about an hour and a half stuffing himself with around 100 plates of sushi. At one point, waiters just stopped clearing his table of plates and when he finally finished, the former bodybuilder was told that he wasn't welcome anymore.