Jordan crown prince surprises child cancer patients with visit from Aladdin stars

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters. (Screenshot/Alroeya)
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Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters. (Screenshot/Alroeya)
Updated 08 June 2019
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Jordan crown prince surprises child cancer patients with visit from Aladdin stars

  • The KHCC is the only specialized cancer center in the Middle East treating both adult and paediatric patients
  • Founded in 1997, KHCC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit comprehensive center dedicated entirely to cancer care

AMMAN: Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters.
Prince Hussein introduced Will Smith, who stars as the Genie in Disney's 2019 live action remake of the 1992 classic Aladdin, and the real life Aladdin and Princess Jasmine (Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott) to the children who ran towards their heroes for hugs and selfies together.
He also told the children at the center they are “heroes” and that the paediatric clinics would be renamed “Heroes Cave” in their honor and decked out in bright colours and a heroes theme, Arabic newspaper Alroeya reported.
The KHCC is the only specialized cancer center in the Middle East treating both adult and paediatric patients. Founded in 1997, KHCC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit comprehensive center dedicated entirely to cancer care.


Suspected World War II bomb blasts crater in German field

Updated 24 June 2019
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Suspected World War II bomb blasts crater in German field

  • The explosion left a 10-meter wide and four-meter deep hole
  • About 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during World War II did not explode

BERLIN: A bomb likely dating to World War II exploded in a field in western Germany leaving a huge crater but no injuries, police said Monday.
The explosion left a 10-meter (33 feet) wide and four-meter deep hole after residents in Limburg, heard a loud noise and felt the earth shake at 0352 (0152 GMT) on Sunday morning.
“The crater was examined on Monday by an explosive ordnance clearance service to find possible fragments,” a police spokesman told AFP.
“The area was used for target practice during the Second World War,” he added.
A bomb disposal service spokesman said it was “highly possible” WW II ordnance was involved.
A local government spokesman in the nearby city of Darmstadt told German daily Bild it was believed the bomb had a chemical-based delayed timer which could have finally eroded.
Nearly 75 years after the end of war, Germany remains littered with unexploded ordnance, a legacy of the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany.
Earlier this month, a 100-kilo (220-pound) US bomb from the war, discovered during building work near a shopping complex, was defused in central Berlin after the evacuation of around 3,000 people.
According to experts, 10 percent of the millions of bombs dropped on Germany during the conflict did not explode.