Thursday, July 24, 2014
According to the head of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, the meeting took place in a 'very serene & affectionate' environment, and Pope Francis thanked Meriam for her 'courageous witness to perseverance in the Faith.'
Fr. Lombardi said Meriam thanked the Pope for his prayers, saying they provided great support and encouragement to her during her ordeal. See more photos after the cut...
A commercial jetliner carrying 116 people went missing and presumably crashed in Western Africa on Thursday after adjusting its route due to a storm in western Africa — the third major aviation disaster in a week.
A Burkina Faso airport official told NBC News that wreckage from Air Algerie Flight AH5017 had been found in neighboring Mali, but French President Francois Hollande disputed that.
"No trace of plane has been found yet. All efforts will be used to find this plane. I have mobilized all our military in this area," Hollande told reporters.
The plane — carrying 50 French nationals and passengers from a dozen other countries — vanished about 50 minutes after it left Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso on its way to Algiers, Algeria.
It took off at 1:17 a.m. local time (9:17 p.m. ET on Wednesday). Burkina Faso's Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedraogo told reporters its pilots had asked to change route about 21 minutes after takeoff after reporting heavy rains.
- 38-year-old went to hospital complaining of severe weight loss and lethargy
- Doctors found strange foreign body protruding into bladder from her vagina
- Toy had caused her potentially life-threatening internal damage
- Woman admitted she was under influence of alcohol when she used the toy
- Other similar cases include woman who had foreign body for 35 years
The 38-year-old woman arrived at hospital complaining of severe weight loss, shaking and lethargy.
She had also experienced mild incontinence for 'a few weeks'.
On further examination, doctors were shocked to discover a strange foreign body protruding into her bladder from her vagina.
Swift Air, the operators of the aircraft, say they lost contact with the flight 50 minutes after it took off this morning from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It was supposed to have arrived at Algiers' Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later but the plane has just disappeared.
The suspect was alleged to have committed the shameful act when the victim returned from school and was sleeping at the corridor of the house when the suspect, who also lives in the same compound allegedly pounced on her and committed the crime.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Chris Anyanwu an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who confirmed the incident said the suspect was arrested on July 14, 2014 at the scene of the crime when the members of the family alerted the police. Continue...
He was born in 1995 in Newcastle, England and had his primary and secondary education in Scotland then came back to Nigeria to do his A-levels. At 17, he proceeded to Delta Flight school in Texas, USA, where he obtained his Private Pilot License (PPL) and his International General Certificate of Secondary Education. He is currently a First Officer.
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