Egypt Air denies ‘snake on board’ claims

A screengrab from a video alleging to show a snake hanging from the plane’s ceiling. (Courtesy of Youtube)
Updated 18 March 2018
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Egypt Air denies ‘snake on board’ claims

CAIRO: Egypt Air has denied news reports claiming that a snake has attacked a passenger boarding its Saturday flight from Cairo to Kuwait.
The Egyptian national carrier released a statement on Sunday denouncing the reports as “baseless,” noting that there had been a similar incident on the airliner back in 2012.
Several news outlets in Egypt have quoted a Kuwaiti newspaper report that published a video alleging to show a snake hanging from the plane’s ceiling.

The report by Kuwait’s Al-Anba Newspaper claimed the reptile had bitten a passenger on board, forcing the plane en route to Kuwait to revert back to Egypt for an emergency landing at Hurghada airport, about an hour after taking off.
Al-Anba alleged a number of passengers were surprised by the presence of a “poisonous Cobra on the plane, which caused fear and panic. It also reported one passenger was stabbed before they succeeded in killing the snake.
In a statement, Egypt Air urged all media outlets to rely on the company’s official statements regarding issues similar to this incident.


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

Updated 23 April 2018
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

  • Kate, the wife of Prince William, was admitted to hospital on Monday to give birth to the couple's third child and the latest member of Britain's royal family
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the couple are officially known, drove from their home Kensington Palace in central London to St Mary's Hospital in west London

London: Kensington Palace said on Monday the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to her third child, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces (3.8 kilograms).
The palace says the child was born at 11:01 a.m. (1001 GMT), a few hours after Kate was admitted to London's St. Mary's Hospital in labor.
Prince William was present for the birth of his son, who is fifth in line to the throne.
The palace said: "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."