The Daily Populous

Friday January 31st, 2020 evening edition

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The schoolboy, from Newall Green, Wythenshawe, Manchester, passed through several security checkpoints before boarding the flight.

The captain was only alerted to his extra passenger when holidaymakers raised concerns shortly into the two hour journey.

He said he had just been looking for a lavatory and kept searching until he ended up on the plane.

He told The Sun: “I went to the toilet and sat there but I couldn’t get out.

His mother Mary, 29, said she thought her son had been abducted when he slipped away from her in a shop near the airport.

Police phoned her more than four hours after he disappeared to tell her “we have found your son, he’s in Rome”, she said.

An airline spokesman said that because the aircraft was connected to an airbridge a head count was not required. »

Lamar Alexander Has 'Forever Shamed the United States Senate,' Former Bill Clinton Press Secretary Says

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Reacting to Sen. Alexander's decision to oppose votes for further impeachment evidence, Clinton-era White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart tweeted: "Lamar Alexander and his Republican colleagues have forever shamed the United States Senate.

At the time of writing, Lamar Alexander was fourth in the U.S. Twitter trending charts, with more than 92,000 tweets discussing the senator.

Newsweek has contacted the office of Sen. Alexander for comment and will update this article with any response. »

Greta Thunberg nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

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Two Swedish MPs have nominated Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, and the Fridays For Future protest movement she began, for 2020’s Nobel Peace Prize, TT agency reported citing a letter from Swedish parliamentarians.

Young climate activist Greta Thunberg and the global environmental movement Fridays for Future, are nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by two Swedish lawmakers, the statement said.

Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize must be submitted by February 1st to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. »

27 men arrested in metro Phoenix undercover child sex crime sting

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PHOENIX – Twenty-seven metro Phoenix men have been arrested this month in a multi-agency investigation of child sex crimes known as Operation Silent Predator, authorities said Thursday.

Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Chandler police worked with Homeland Security Investigations and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office on the undercover operation.

The suspects allegedly believed they were arranging or brokering sex acts with boys and girls younger than 15 years old through social media, police said. »

‘Spring forward’ to daylight saving time brings surge in deadly crashes

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Fatal car accidents in the United States spike by 6% during the workweek following the “spring forward” to daylight saving time, resulting in about 28 additional deaths each year, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research.

“These effects on fatal traffic accidents are real, and these deaths can be prevented.”.

In all, over the 22 years of data analyzed, 627 people died in fatal car accidents associated with the spring shift to daylight saving time. »