By Jessica Damiana JAKARTA (Reuters) - From white water rafting in Bali to visiting temples on Java, former U.S. President Barack Obama's private family holiday is being closely tracked in Indonesia where he spent four years as a child. Obama was six when he moved to Jakarta after his American mother, Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man following the end of her marriage to Obama's Kenyan father. "I feel proud that my friend became a president," said Sonni Gondokusumo, 56, a former classmate of Obama at the Menteng 01 state elementary school in Jakarta.
The alleged incident happened on Texas-bound plane from Denver International Airport on June 22.
Delayed flights are a bummer, especially ones that are caused by well-meaning humans doing things they shouldn't. A flight out of Shanghai to Guangzhou, China, was delayed for several hours after a superstitious passenger decided to throw a bunch of coins at the plane's engine, reports the AFP. SEE ALSO: Pink planes and painted cows: The weird side of World War II According to the report, the elderly woman was spotted on the tarmac throwing coins at the plane's engine while preparing to board China Southern Airlines flight CZ380. Thankfully, another passenger spotted the 80-year-old woman and alerted the proper authorities. According to the cops, the woman threw the coins in order to "pray for good luck." China Southern Flight 380 was delayed at Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport on Tues after an elderly woman threw coins into the engine for luck.. pic.twitter.com/wSSWJg9bcE — Flight (@flightorg) June 27, 2017 Police detained the woman, and 150 passengers were taken off the plane while the ground crew painstakingly retrieved the good luck charms. Eight of the coins missed, but one coin was lodged into the plane's engine, which is not a good thing. The plane did eventually take off, but it was delayed by more than five hours thanks to the woman's coin toss. WATCH: California fears that the St. Francis Dam could collapse in Winter 2018
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - As the United States pressures China to enforce United Nations sanctions on its ally North Korea, Washington is concerned that Russia could provide support to Pyongyang and fill any vacuum left by Beijing, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday. "I'm concerned that Russia may backfill North Korea," Haley told U.S. lawmakers in Washington.
Debra Gulliver, 33, was stabbed at least 12 times.
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NATO allies plan to increase defense spending this year, but Trump can’t take full credit.
A man who was forced to walk miles to work in sweltering heat, has been bought a car by members of his local community. Justin Korva regularly braved temperatures of 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) to get to his job at Taco Casa in Rockwell, Texas. The 20-year-old was picked up on his three-mile trek one morning by Andy Mitchell, who posted a picture of pair on Facebook next to a message explaining his journey.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited a study that found reading “Harry Potter” helped to build compassion for marginalized groups in children.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sin City will launch its latest legal vice by week's end.
On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence held a “listening session” in his office with people who said they had negative experiences with Obamacare.
The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.
A ransomware attack known as Petya has hit computer systems around the world. Here's how to protect yourself from the attack.
A female substitute teacher has been arrested and charged with alleged sexual contact with a 17-year-old student in Missouri. Loryn Barclay, 24, has been charged with purportedly having sex with the student in his car and at his home on numerous occasions between November 2016 and January 2017. A local police officer who also serves at the school, Jay Jastal, was tipped off about the possible relationship.
Orca whales have claimed the life of another great white shark by eating its liver and leaving it for dead, making it the fourth such gristly death in less than two months. During a four-day period in early May, researchers reported finding the bodies of three great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) that had washed ashore along South Africa's Western Cape province. Now, a fourth dead, liverless shark has washed ashore, according to a post today (June 26) on the Marine Dynamics blog, a site hosted by a shark cage diving company.