Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Melbourne after passenger tried to enter cockpit


A Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur has been forced to turn back after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit while threatening to “blow up” the plane. A spokesperson for the airline said the incident was caused by a “disruptive passenger” who was later arrested, saying the Sri Lankan national appeared to be drunk.


Dubai Municipality Scotches Plastic Rice Rumours


#UAE: The Food Safety Department of Dubai Municipality has scotched rumours about the presence of plastic rice in the market.
the municipality said the rumour regarding plastic rice is a manipulation. There is no such thing in the market known as plastic rice, the municipality said.
The municipality also urged consumers not to publish misleading and unrealistic rumours. It stressed that all the food that enters the Emirate undergoes checks, and random samples are taken on a regular basis before it reaches the food markets.

Airstrikes In Marawi To Continue Amid Ramadan


Philippine security forces dropped more bombs on Saturday on a southern city where they have been battling militants for five days, vowing no let up despite the start of Ramadan.
meanwhile, about 30 civilian workers asked for an immediate rescue as they were surrounded Saturday by the Maute militants in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.
The civilians called their families, asking for government forces to rescue them from the Maute militants.

Ethiopian Wounds Pregnant Woman, Kills Unborn Child


#Lebanon: An Ethiopian maid stabbed her pregnant 27-year-old employer in the Chouf town of Barja, leaving her critically wounded and killing her unborn child before stabbing herself and trying to jump off the balcony.
the residents rushed to the house to find the pregnant employer covered in blood, they eventually captured the wounded maid and handed her over to security forces as the victim was rushed to the Hospital in critical condition. Reports said the maid had sent an SMS to a relative in Ethiopia informing them of her intentions.