2018.05.01

News Headlines - 01 May 2018

Paris BURNS on May Day as far-left protestors PETROL-BOMB McDonalds and set cars alight | Express.co.uk

Hundreds of hooded protesters caused chaos at an annual May Day demonstration in eastern Paris today, with some smashing the windows of a McDonald's restaurant and hurling petrol bombs inside.
French police warned yesterday of possible clashes with far-left anarchist groups, known as Black Blocs, after a call on social media for a "Revolutionary Day".

Opinion split over Sinn Féin use of 'Londonderry' - BBC News

Despite a deep-freeze in relations between unionists and nationalists since Stormont's power-sharing coalition collapsed last year, the phrases 'reaching out' and 'shared space' are never far away from the political conversations that do occur.
On Monday Sinn Féin president Mary-Lou McDonald appeared to break new ground in reaching out to unionists, when she used the word "Londonderry" in a video on social media after a trip to the city to meet Presbyterian minister Rev David Latimer, and members of his church.

Roller coaster stalls, some ride-goers stranded for 2 hours

A roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka stalled and left some ride-goers hanging upside down for up to two hours before they all were safely rescued, the movie theme park said Tuesday.
No injuries were reported among 64 passengers on the Jurassic Park-inspired Flying Dinosaur roller coaster after two carriages suddenly got stuck at around 4:45 p.m., the theme park said.

Another Tourist Crashes Real-Life (And Totally Unofficial) Mario Kart In Tokyo

Last night in Tokyo, a 30-something-year-old tourist from Singapore made a wrong turn, driving a rental MariCar (the go-kart company that Nintendo is suing for copyright infringement) up on the sidewalk and crashing it into a restaurant sign. This is not a first.
Previously, Kotaku reported that another tourist crashed a MariCar into a police box. In a separate incident, a Taiwanese national was arrested earlier this year after an alleged hit-and-run while driving a rented go-kart. The injured cyclist needed several weeks to recover.

200-year-old Battle of Trafalgar ship's biscuit to be auctioned - BBC News

A 213-year-old biscuit dating from the Battle of Trafalgar is to be sold at auction.
The biscuit, which belonged to a sailor on board HMS Defence in 1805, is believed to be the oldest surviving ship's biscuit in the world.
It is thought to predate one from 1852 on show at a museum in Denmark.


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