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For once you'll want to know where the emergency exits are
For once you'll want to know where the emergency exits are
Michael Hegenauer

Results from the world’s large largest airline rating portal Skytrax give high marks in Asia: Exactly seven airlines in the world have been give five-star ratings: ANA (All Nippon Airways), Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hainan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

But at the other end of the scale is another Asian carrier: North Korea’s Air Koryo, the only airline on the planet to earn only one star. Passengers on the world’s worst airline have reported everything from military music being played during takeoff and landing, to propaganda films being shown and flyers being distributed during flights, and luggage littered all over the cabin because there’s not enough room in the hold.

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Mariateresa Fichele

Fifteen years ago, Francesco kept busy by scamming people. He was a regular visitor to the beaches of Terracina, south of Rome, where he was caught several times selling counterfeit Ray-Ban sunglasses. Then came the drugs, which fed a serious substance-induced psychosis and eventually he tested positive for HIV.

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