BBC plans ‘Tweet of the Day,’ radio for birds

Updated 25 April 2013
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BBC plans ‘Tweet of the Day,’ radio for birds

LONDON: Remember when tweeting was for the birds? The BBC is hoping to revive that simpler time with “Tweet of the Day” — an early-morning radio program dedicated to British birdsong. Veteran naturalist David Attenborough will host the 90-second show, which will feature the song of a different bird each weekday, along with background on the species’ behavior and habits.
The show on the BBC’s main speech station, Radio 4, may be best appreciated by those who rise with the birds. “Tweet of the Day” will be broadcast at 5:58 a.m.
The BBC said yesterday that 265 different birds will be featured during the year-long series, which begins next month with a recording of the cuckoo. Attenborough will host for the first month, and be followed by other BBC presenters.


Death defying ‘stunt’ lands Saudi man in police custody

Updated 21 May 2018
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Death defying ‘stunt’ lands Saudi man in police custody

DUBAI: A shocking video has been released on social media of a man who jumps from the roof of a car into the path of an articulated lorry in what appears to be a death defying stunt.
Without any consideration for the safety for himself or other motorists, the man can be seen dancing on the car which is parked on the side of the road, in the background the vast lorry can be seen approaching.
At the last moment the man is seen jumping onto the floor causing the lorry to swerve violently to avoid hitting him.
The man has now been arrested by the General Directorate of Traffic – according to UAE daily Gulf News – on charges of endangering the lives of other road users.