Hillary Clinton takes a slip – twice – as she walks down stairs during India visit

Hillary takes a fall, twice
Updated 14 March 2018
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Hillary Clinton takes a slip – twice – as she walks down stairs during India visit

CAIRO: Hillary Clinton has once again taken a topple, this time while descending stairs during a visit to India this week, just five months after she broke a toe in London.

The former presidential candidate tumbled not once, but twice as walked down stairs during her visit to the ancient fort of Jahaz Mahal in India’s central Mandu city, according to the Daily Mail.

Clinton slipped on the first few steps, but was saved from falling by a man who was able to hold her up by her left arm.

But as another man came to her aid, she tripped again, nearly falling to the floor as her leg extended out in front of her.

Refusing to be beaten Clinton then kicked off her sandals and continued barefoot without issue.

Clinton is in India to promote her book on her loss in the 2016 presidential elections.

Last year, the former US First Lady broke her toe while walking down a set of stairs at a London hotel.


Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

Updated 21 March 2019
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Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

  • The enormous creature is distinct for both its size and peculiar shape
  • The fish can weigh up to 2.5 tons (2,200 kilograms)

SYDNEY: A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to “sink yachts” has washed up on an Australian beach.
The 1.8 meter (six feet) specimen — believed to be a Mola Mola, or ocean sunfish — came ashore near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia at the weekend.
The enormous creature is distinct for both its size and peculiar shape featuring a flattened body and fins.
The fish can weigh up to 2.5 tons (2,200 kilogrammes), according to National Geographic.
A photo circulating on social media showed two people on a beach standing over the giant specimen, which had died.
“The amount of news and media from all over the world wanting to report it has been on another level,” Linette Grzelak, who posted the image to Facebook, told AFP.
“Never expected this.”
South Australian Museum fish collection manager Ralph Foster said the fish was actually at the smaller end of the scale for the species.
It earned its name for basking in the sun near the ocean’s surface, but is also known to dive several hundred meters (feet) into the depths, he said.
“I’ve actually had a good look at it, we get three species here and this is actually the rarest one in South Australian waters,” Foster told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
“They can get a lot bigger... it’s probably an average-sized one, they can get nearly twice as big as that,” he added.
Mola Mola have also been known to damage vessels, Foster added.
“We get a lot of them hit by boats and some of them are so large they actually sink yachts,” he said.
“We know very little about them, it’s only in the last few years that technology has allowed us to start learning about them.
“They are amazing things, they really are.”