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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Online petition urges arrest of Benjamin Netanyahu for alleged war crimes over the 2014 Gaza war

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Online petition urges arrest of Benjamin Netanyahu for alleged war crimes over the 2014 Gaza war
An online petition urging the arrest of Israel's prime minister for alleged war crimes over the 2014 Gaza war is on course to hit the 100,000 signatures needed to have it debated in the UK parliament.
"I honestly don't expect him to get arrested because of the universal jurisdiction laws," said Damian Moran, who created the petition in response to Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement he would visit the United Kingdom in September.

"It is a clear message to him that there's a massive amount of people who don't want him here."

Al Jazeera
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Oscar Pistorius to be freed from prison in South Africa and go into house arrest

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Oscar Pistorius to be freed from prison in South Africa and go into house arrestParalympic runner Oscar Pistorius is expected to be freed from prison in South Africa and go into house arrest this Friday.

He will have served 10 months for shooting his girlfriend to death.

Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide and sentenced to five years in prison after he was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day two years ago.
Public outrage has followed a parole board decision to recommend early release.

Reeva Steenkamp's (his girlfriend’s) parents submitted a letter urging the parole board not to release him early. In the same letter, June and Barry Steenkamp wrote that they had forgiven Pistorius, but that a person found guilty of a crime must be held accountable for his actions.
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Lightning strikes Delta flight while it waits to take off in Atlanta

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Lightning strikes Delta flight while it waits to take off in Atlanta
Jack Perkins was filming out the window of his plane as it endured a weather-related ground hold at the Atlanta airport on Tuesday. But as he panned down the line of planes that were waiting behind his, he caught a bolt of lightning striking a Delta Boeing 737 while it was parked on the taxiway. Despite the incredible video, the passengers on that particular plane might not have noticed – at least not unless they scrolled through YouTube this morning. Aircraft are protected from lightning strikes because they’re essentially Faraday cages, which means they both block and redistribute external electric fields. As Popular Science explains:

Because aluminum hull of an aircraft is highly conductive, an electrically charged storm cloud will tend to induce a charge separation on the outer surface of any airplane in the vicinity. This creates a difference in potential  – a.k.a. voltage – between the cloud and the plane, resulting in a discharge of electric current between them. Since there is also a potential difference between the airplane and the tarmac, the lightning discharges right through the airplane and into the ground.

Road Warrior Voices has reached out to Delta for comment. And, air travelers, we’re sorry if we’ve just given you something new to fear.
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