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Saturday 21 October 2017

Flights restored as strike ends

FLIGHTS were returning to normal yesterday after a four-hour strike by Italian air traffic controllers.

The stoppage led to Ryanair axing 96 flights to and from Italy, including four return services involving flights to and from the UK.

EasyJet had to cancel up to 60 flights, 20 of these affecting services in and out of the UK, and British Airways (BA) was also affected.

A BA spokesman said: "A number of flights were put back until after the strike, but as soon as it ended the intention was to get them into the air."

Gravedigger falls into hole

A New York gravedigger has been injured while falling backwards into a freshly-dug eight-foot-deep plot. The accident happened while he was positioning a monument on the grave at St John's Cemetery in Queens.

Fire department officials said the worker was semiconscious when paramedics arrived.

Firefighters strapped him to a basket and pulled him out using a pulley.

iPhones most stolen mobiles

Apple's latest iPhones are the smartphones most likely to be targeted by thieves, according to a new UK list for consumers.

A Mobile Phone Theft Ratio published by Home Secretary Theresa May shows which handsets are most likely to be stolen.

The list, based on data for the period August 2012 to last January, is topped by the iPhone models 5, 5C, 5S and 4S followed by the Blackberry 9790.

Dubai building Legoland park

A property development company controlled by Dubai's ruler has outlined plans for the first phase of an entertainment and resort complex in the city that promises the Middle East's first Legoland theme park.

The $2.7bn (€2bn) project is part of a broader push by the Arab world's commercial hub to ramp up its hotel and tourism offerings as it prepares to host the World Expo in 2020.

In addition to the Legoland park, the initial phase will include a Bollywood-themed park celebrating the Indian film industry.

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