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Old 19-10-2014, 10:30 PM   #590
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May 1 - Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City/6- The second largest intraday point swing in Dow Jones Industrial Average history occurs - The 2010 general election took place, resulting in a hung parliament\7 – Scientists conducting the Neanderthal genome project announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred– The Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats began negotiations to reach either a parliamentary agreement, or to create a coalition government with a House of Commons majority/9– Chelsea became champions of the Premier League after beating Wigan Athletic 8-0\11 -Brown confirmed his resignation as PM and went to Buckingham Palace to inform The Queen of his decision-Cameron was then confirmed as PM, in a coalition government between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats

Afriqiyah Airways Flight 771 was a scheduled international passenger flight that crashed on 12 May 2010 at about 06:01 local time (04:01 UTC) on approach to Tripoli International Airport.. Of the 104 passengers and crew on board, the sole survivor was 9-year-old Dutch boy Ruben van Assouw..The crash of Flight 771 was the third hull-loss of an Airbus A330 in total, happening 11 months after the second one came with the crash of Air France Flight 447...

The aircraft was powered by 2 General Electric CF6-80E1 engines.. It was configured for a capacity of 253 passengers.. This particular flight carried 93 passengers and 11 crew.. Most of the passengers were Dutch citizens returning from holiday in South Africa.. An airport official stated that 13 Libyans, both passengers and crew, as well 70 Dutch nationals had lost their lives in the crash.. The aircraft pitched up to 12.3° nose up and the flight crew raised the landing gear and flaps.. Shortly thereafter the co-pilot started making nose down inputs which caused the aircraft to pitch-attitude to reduce to 3.5° nose down.. At the same time the captain and the first officer were making inputs to the aircraft's side stick at the same time.. This action appears to be intended to provide assistance by the captain to fly the aircraft.. This action led to confusion on who was flying the aircraft. The Ground proximity warning system sounded as the aircraft lost more height and the captain responded with a sharp nose-down input...Then the captain took control of the aircraft without warning, via the side stick priority button and maintained the nose-down input, while the first officer was simultaneously pulling back on his own side stick.. 2 seconds before impact with the ground the aircraft was at 180 feet. The captain was also pulling his side stick fully back, suggesting both pilots were aware of the aircraft's impending collision with the ground..The passengers aboard Flight 771 were of various nationalities.. All of the 11 crew members were Libyans..The sole survivor was 9-year-old Ruben van Assouw, a resident of the Dutch city of Tilburg, who was returning from a safari with his parents and brother...

Of the passengers, 42 were continuing to Düsseldorf, 32 were continuing to Brussels, se7en to London, and one to Paris. Eleven of the passengers had Libya as their final destination.. Of the 71 passengers identified as Dutch by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 38 were travelling with the Stip travel agency, 24 were travelling with the Kras travel agency, and 9, including the survivor, had their tickets booked independently..Among the victims were Frans Dreyer, brother of South African Member of Parliament Anchen Dreyer. and his friend and colleague, Anton Matthee. On the evening of 12 May 2010, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that one of its passport holders was on the plane, novelist Bree O'Mara.. One of the Dutch victims was Joëlle van Noppen, singer in the former Dutch girl group WOW!-Unemployment .remained above 2,500,000 for the second month running- Miliband announces his candidacy in the Labour Party leadership election..

15-A 21-year-old woman, Roshonara Choudhry, was charged with the attempted murder of Stephen Timms/19 – Protests in Bangkok, Thailand, end with a bloody military crackdown,killing 91 and injuring more than 2,100-Balls also confirmed that he will be contesting the Labour Party leadership\20-Scientists announced that they have created a functional synthetic genome-5 paintings worth €100 million are stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris...

May 22 – Air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway at Mangalore International Airport in India, killing 158 and leaving 8 survivors-After touching down on the 8,033-foot (2,448 m) runway 24, the plane overran and crashed down the hill at its far end..The final conversations between Air traffic control (ATC) and the pilot prior to the landing showed no indication of distress/26 – A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the bodies of 3 prostitutes were found in the River Aire in Bradford, West Yorkshire\27- Griffiths (aged 40) was charged with the murder of 3 women whose bodies were found in Bradford-Netto announced the sale of all its UK stores to Asda in a £778 million deal/29-Laws resigned as Chief Secretary to the Treasury after admitting he had claimed expenses to pay rent to his partner\ 31 – 9 activists are killed in a clash with soldiers when Israeli Navy forces raid and capture a flotilla of ships attempting to break the Gaza blockade... if there was a species above us in the food chain?. How do you think you'd feel if that species lost total respect for us... and started slaughtering us wholesale?..

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