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17 people injured during SpiceJet flight turbulence

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A SpiceJet plane faced some severe turbulence on Sunday, injuring 17 people on board

The Indian airline’s Boeing 737 was carrying about 200 passengers and crew while traveling from Mumbai to Durgapur.

A passenger recalls that the turbulence began 35 minutes before the plane was scheduled to land.

As the plane descended the turbulence worsened with the aircraft bouncing up, down and sideways.

Passenger who forgot to fasten their seatbelts reportedly flew up from their seats hitting the overhead baggage bins.

India’s civil aviation regulator will investigate the incident but released a statement saying the plane experienced “severe turbulence” during descent with the auto pilot being disengaged for “two minutes” meaning the crew manually flew the aircraft.

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FINALLY Twitter brings an edit button – but not for all

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Twitter is giving some users a much-needed edit button

The feature will be rolled out to Twitter Blue users in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

It follows a series of trials, which apparently went quite well.

U.S. tweeters will have to wait a little longer, with the company saying it is “coming soon”.

The ‘Edit Tweet’ function will allow people to make changes to their Tweet after it’s been published.

In a company blog post, Twitter says that users should think of it as a short period of time to fix things like typos, and add missed tags.

The tool will let users edit a tweet up to five times within 30 minutes of posting.

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Google shuts down its translation services in China

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Google has shut down its translation services in China

The tech giant believes there aren’t many users in mainland China. Instead, users are now being shifted to the Hong Kong service.

Speaking to The Hill, Google says it has struggled to gain support in China amid strong competition from local search engines.

It follows a 2018 decision to give the Chinese people the opportunity to view content, which has been restricted under the country’s strict government regulations.

But this never went ahead after local authorities and Google’s own staff criticised the move.

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Crowdfunding campaign buys tank for Ukrainian army

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Crowdfunding campaign in the Czech Republic has successfully raised more than $1.3 million to buy a modernised tank for the Ukrainian army

A crowdfunding campaign, dubbed “a gift for Putin”, received donations from over 11,000 individuals and is presumably the first purchase of its kind.

The fund was backed by the Czech defence ministry and Ukraine’s embassy in Prague.

As Vladimir Putin’s 70th birthday approaches, the defence minister of the Czech Republic joked his nation has “a great birthday present” for the Russian leader.

Ukraine’s ambassador to Prague says the gift is a concrete demonstration of solidarity and practical assistance from the Czech Republic.

The tank is a Soviet-era T-72. It has been modernised and named Tomas.

The Czech Republic has also sent a range of non-lethal military equipment, including night vision goggles and first-aid kits, to Ukraine.

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