After Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack, he has faced an unrelenting set of scandalous allegations, including that he drove drunk, sexually harassed one of his staff members and that he was seen doing lines of cocaine at a bar.
Boeing’s new 777X airplanes led the Dubai Air Show’s opening day. The company claims orders of roughly $95 billion, purported to be the largest product launch in the history of commercial aviation.
The BBC’s Simon Atkinson notes that the Dubai Air Show is host to the world’s fastest-growing carriers, and they’re looking for more aircrafts to meet high demand.
“The Middle East really has become a hub for global aviation over the past decade,” he says.
Nicholas Mevoli was chasing an American record for diving without supplemental oxygen or fins. It appears he reached the depth; about 236 feet. But he couldn't say "I am OK" when he reached the surface — part of the required protocol for records — and later died.
Australian media reported that the country's spy agency had tried to spy on the Indonesian president's phone calls. In other news, a Russian plane plunged vertically before it crashed over the weekend, and Chile's Michelle Bachelet failed to avoid a runoff in the presidential election.