NiMB 68: Tuesday 2-20-2018
TODAY: U.S. fighter jet dumps fuel tanks into lake after engine fire. BREAKING NEWS: Seventh grader at Ohio middle school shoots himself in a bathroom on campus. Michigan model mother, 45, ‘killed her husband, two adult children and the family dog before committing suicide after being shunned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses’. Japanese ‘baby factory’ dad wins custody of 13 Thai surrogate children. CIA lie surrounding the Howard Hughes Glomar Explorer.
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Kyodo:U.S. fighter jet dumps fuel tanks into lake after engine fire
A U.S. fighter jet that developed an engine fire Tuesday shortly after takeoff from Misawa Air Base in northeastern Japan jettisoned a pair of fuel tanks into a lake near the base, the U.S. military said.
While no injuries were reported, the F-16’s external fuel tanks fell into the lake with a huge splash some 400 meters from where clam boats were operating, according to Japanese government officials and local fishermen.
The incident led the Japanese government to urge the U.S. military to take thorough measures to ensure safety during its operations. Japan is home to around 50,000 U.S. military personnel, dispersed among facilities nationwide, including Okinawa.
“Ensuring the safety of local residents is the basic premise (in base) operations. We strongly urge the U.S. side to see that safety is ensured, the cause is investigated and measures are taken to avoid the same thing from happening again,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a parliamentary committee.
“We are seeing U.S. military aircraft accidents happening too often. A serious accident can happen at any moment. This abnormal situation is unacceptable,” Satoru Oshiro, a member of Okinawa’s antibase civic group, said.
DailyMail:BREAKING NEWS: Seventh grader at Ohio middle school shoots himself in a bathroom on campus
* Student shot himself in a boy’s bathroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School in Ohio on Tuesday morning
* He was rushed to hospital to be treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound
* The boy’s condition is now yet known
* School went into lockdown and students are in the process of being reuinted with their parents
* Police would not reveal if the shooting was intentional or an accident
DailyMail:Michigan model mother, 45, ‘killed her husband, two adult children and the family dog before committing suicide after being shunned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses’
* Police say Lauren Stuart, 45, shot and killed her husband Daniel, 47, and their children Steven, 27, and Bethany, 24, before turning the gun on herself
* The bodies of the four family members were found inside their Keego Harbor, Michigan home Friday morning
* Friends said the Stuarts had been shunned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses after leaving the Christian sect five years ago
* The Stuarts reportedly wanted to sent their children to college, which is banned by the group
Telegraph:Japanese ‘baby factory’ dad wins custody of 13 Thai surrogate children
A Bangkok court has awarded a wealthy Japanese man “sole parent” rights to 13 children he fathered through surrogate mothers, paving the way for him to take custody of them all after dismissing fears he was involved in human trafficking.
Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, the son of a rich IT tycoon, became the focus of a “baby factory” scandal in 2014 after the Thai police discovered he had fathered nine infants, aged between two weeks and two years old, who were being cared for by nannies in an upmarket Bangkok apartment.
The children, along with four others also fathered by Mr Shigeta, were placed under the care of the Thai state while Interpol investigated whether it was a case of human trafficking.
Mr Shigeta “was born in a big family and wanted the children to grow up together,” the lawyer argued, adding that he also wanted his offspring to help run the family business.
Bangkok’s Central Juvenile Court on Tuesday upheld his claim after Thai officials checked that he had enough carers and facilities to give the children a good home.
BBC: the CIA lie surrounding the Howard Hughes Glomar Explorer
In the summer of 1974, a large and highly unusual ship set sail from Long Beach in California.
It was heading for the middle of the Pacific where its owners boasted it would herald a revolutionary new industry beneath the waves.
Equipped with a towering rig and the latest in drilling gear, the vessel was designed to reach down through the deep, dark waters to a source of incredible wealth lying on the ocean floor.
It was billed as the boldest step so far in a long-held dream of opening a new frontier in mining, one that would see valuable metals extracted from the rocks of the seabed.
But amid all the excited public relations, there was one small hitch – the whole expedition was a lie
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