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More than a thousand Juventus fans injured in stampede in Turin

TURIN: More than a thousand Juventus soccer fans watching the Champions League final on screens in one of Turin's main squares late on Saturday were injured when loud bangs created panic and mayhem. Around 1,400 people were treated for slight injuries, Italian media reported. About seven people were seriously hurt, including a seven-year-old boy who was trampled. Thousands of fans had gathered to watch the Champions League final on a giant screen in San Carlo Square. The match, between Turin club Juventus and Real…

Malaysia Airlines flight forced to land over bomb scare: official

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to return to Melbourne to land late Wednesday after a "disruptive" passenger on board the Kuala Lumpur bound flight claimed he was carrying a bomb, Malaysia's deputy transport minister said. "It is not a hijack. One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane's cockpit," Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP. The passenger, a Sri Lankan national who was apparently drunk, was overpowered by the plane's crew and later arrested at Melbourne's airport,…

Facebook Safety Check creates false bomb scare in Bangkok

BANGKOK: Ever since the Facebook introduced the ‘Safety Check’, to let people during natural or man-made disasters to quickly determine whether people in the affected geographical area are safe, has become troublesome due to some glitches. On Tuesday, the site activated its "Safety Check" feature across Thailand's capital. That means that anyone it thinks is in the area will see a message informing them that there has been "an explosion", and encouraging them to mark themselves safe from it. But no such explosion…