Pensioner loses control over wheeled walker and careens into crowd of people

Portland, OR (dpo) - This morning, a 77 year-old man lost control over his wheeled walking frame and careered straight into a crowd of people in a pedestrian area of Portland, Oregon. The man in question, Norman S., admits fault, saying that he had tried to reduce the speed of his vehicle. However, instead of successfully braking, he ended up travelling even faster. Luckily, no one was seriously injured but the controversy about the safety of wheeled walking frames is once again in the public eye.
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Yet more cost-saving measures at Ryanair: passengers now to land with parachute

Dublin (dpo) - Ryanair is tightening its belt even further: to save money, the Irish low-cost airline now intends to strike the landing from all scheduled flights. Passengers will instead be dropped over their destination airport with a parachute.
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Microsoft introduces five bins to sort files for recycling

Redmond (dpo) - Windows is finally going green: there is now an update available for Microsoft’s Windows 10 which will introduce waste separation to domestic computers for the first time. Environmentalists have long criticised the fact that all computer files are disposed of in the same recycle bin regardless of format.
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Disturbed man looks out of bus window and not at phone

Sydney (dpo) - What a scary sight! Numerous social media posts today revealed that a man was caught looking out of the window for several minutes on a bus in Sydney rather than staring at his smartphone like a normal person. The posts in question came from passengers who were worried by the episode as the man appeared to be deeply disturbed.
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Hospital moves to perform all surgical procedures at night in a bid to save anaesthetics

Berlin (dpo) - Could this concept catch on? The Pantaleon Clinic in Berlin recently became the first hospital in Germany to announce that surgery will now only be performed between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Since patients are usually asleep during these hours, there is no need for general anaesthetics, which are costly sedatives.
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“But torture and beheading have always been OK”: Saudi government has no idea what is wrong with Khashoggi murder

Riyadh (dpo) - The government of Saudi Arabia is perplexed by the international outrage at the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Kingdom appears not to understand why torture and beheading is suddenly an issue for its allies in the West.
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Police finally catch man who always screws the lids on too tightly

Eisenach, Germany (dpo) - After years of investigation, one of the greatest criminological riddles of the post-war era has apparently been solved. Today, officers of the Federal Criminal Police Office arrested a 65-year-old man in Eisenach who is suspected of screwing the lids of glass jars containing food so tightly that unsuspecting customers could barely open them, and of having done so since 1976.
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