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Ethiopian Airlines became the first to resume service with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner this Saturday almost three months after the planes were grounded for safety issues.
Nearly 50 Dreamliners were taken out of commission world-wide following two incidents with Japanese airlines jets that raised concerns over the battery systems. Boeing has since began installing a redesigned battery system into the air-crafts.
The Dreamliner’s first commercial flight since January flew from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, through Ethiopian airlines.
The smarter fuel economy made possible by the Dreamliner’s use of lightweight composite materials has made it very popular in Asia and the Middle East, where long-haul flights make up much of an airline’s business.
Japanese airlines have so far been the air-craft’s biggest customers. They are expected to start test flights this Sunday.
Police found the bound bodies of five men and two women in a low-income neighborhood in the resort town of Cancun away from the tourist hot spots, according to Fox News.
Authorities in Mexico say the killings appear to be linked to the drug trade.
According to the Associated Press, the director of the Quintana Roo state detective agency reports that the victims reportedly died of asphyxiation, as a result of their hands, feet and heads being bound with packaging tape.
Juan Ignacio Hernandez, a deputy attorney general of Quintana Roo state, told Reuters, “It looks like the victims were independent drug dealers without any links to any specific cartel.”
Seven men have been named as suspects in the killings.
This story contains information from Fox News.
After escaping from a one-month “contract marriage” arranged by her parents, a 17-year-old Indian girl has exposed Islamic sex tourism in India.
According to Fox News, Nausheen Tobassum reported that her parents and aunt forced her to marry a 44-year-old Sudanese man as part of a four-week contract worth approximately $1,850.
Campaigners of Muslim women’s rights told the Telegraph, that these types of short marriages which are illegal in India and forbidden in Islam are increasing in the Southern City of Hyderabad, where poor families are targeted.
According to the Telegraph, Tobassaum stated that the man came to her house the day following their marriage and demanded intercourse, which she refused. After Tobsassum’s parents told her she would be punished if she did not oblige, Tobassaum escaped and informed the authorities.
Passengers aboard the Carnival Cruise that was stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for days have begun suing the cruise line.
In a nine-page complaint, Cassie Terry, of Lake Jackson, Texas, seeks unspecified damages for what she endured on the Triumph cruise ship to Mexico.
The cruise had departed Galveston on Feb. 7, and then three days later, when the ship was 150 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula, “an engine room fire knocked out its primary power source, crippling its water and plumbing systems and leaving it adrift,” the complaint said.
For the next five days, Terry, 25, had to endure “deplorable, unsafe, and unsanitary conditions, including but not limited to, sweltering temperatures, lack of power and air conditioning, lack or hot or running water, and lack of working toilets,” it says.
When the boat was towed back to the United States, human wasted spilled out of the toilets and flooded across the ship’s floors and halls, and even dripped down the walls.
So far, Carnival has states that each passenger would be given $500, a free flight home, a full refund on their trip and for most expenses on board. They’ve also been given a credit for another cruise.
The towed Triumph arrived in Mobile, Alabama, late on Feb. 14.