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He sounds ideally suited for a political career

via Yahoo News
Babloo Srivastava has spent the last 10 years in a northern Indian prison facing 32 charges, including murder and kidnapping. But that won’t stop him from running in state elections. Srivastava will run his campaign from prison as Uttar Pradesh, a northern Indian state infamous for crime and political violence, heads to the polls next month.

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Up, Up and whoosh!

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Ananova
A Swiss pilot has turned himself into a ‘rocketman’ by strapping a pair of wings and two jet engines to his back. Yves Rossy, 45, a former airforce fighter pilot, gave his carbon wings their first test flight in Spain He said: “It is absolutely fantastic. Total freedom in three dimensions, so much speed and power, it was better than being a bird.”

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Rossy has to jump from an airplane but once airborne he ignites two kerosene powered jet engines and can maintain level flight for over four minutes at 115 mph. Control is achieved by way of electronic manipulation of the wingtips with two handles attached to the wings.

Final landing is done with a conventional parachute.

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It’s never too late

Ananova
A Norfolk man is to finally marry a woman whose name he had tattooed on his arm 32 years ago.

Andy Cheeseman’s decision to proclaim his love for Annette Law as a 17-year-old appeared somewhat rash when they split up before she had even seen it. After more than two decades and two broken marriages the couple got back together again after a chance reunion through Friends Reunited and Annette was finally able to see the tattoo for the first time.

Andy, 49, of Gorleston, said:”It’s very emotional.”

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