News Headlines - 26 December 2016

Intoxicated man booked on suspicion of causing commotion during flight

Other passengers and American pop singer Richard Marx helped overpower the unruly passenger, who is known to have consumed 2 1/2 shots of liquor and got drunk during the flight. They bound him with a rope before police took him into custody upon the flight's arrival at the airport... Marx, best known for his 1989 hit "Right Here Waiting," held a Seoul concert in June this year for the first time in 21 years.

1,600 Hongkongers stranded in Japan by severe weather flown home | South China Morning Post

More than 1,000 Hongkongers left stranded for days after a severe winter snowstorm swept through northern Japan and cancelled Christmas for many of them have returned to Hong Kong overnight.

Japan's youngest pro shogi player beats its oldest top player in debut match | The Japan Times

Sota Fujii, a second-year junior high school student, defeated 76-year-old Hifumi Kato on Saturday in Tokyo. Kato holds ninth dan, the highest ranking in the Japanese chess-like board game.

World's first solar panel road opens in Normandy village | The Guardian

It cost €5m (£4.2m) to construct and will be used by about 2,000 motorists a day during a two-year test period to establish if it can generate enough energy to power street lighting in the village of 3,400 residents.

The best films of 2016 ... that you probably didn't see | The Guardian

Guardian staff compile a list of overlooked films of the past year, including Isabelle Huppert’s overshadowed hit, the scariest horror film and a farting corpse









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