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Seven British Among Dead In Nepal Plane Crash



KATHMANDU - A plane carrying trekkers to the Everest region crashed and burned just after takeoff on the outskirts of Nepal's capital, killing all 19 people on board, including seven British and five Chinese passengers.

According to eyewitnesses, the small plane operated by Sita Air crashed into a river bank and caught fire about 20 metres from a settlement (watch video below).

The cause of the crash has not yet been made official, however the general manager of Tribhuvan International Airport, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, said it appeared that the plane had struck a bird, BBC News reports ; the Indian daily newspaper Times of India adds that a black eagle had been recovered in three pieces on the site of the crash.

Among the dead were seven British, five Chinese, four Nepali passengers and three Nepali crew members. The twin-propeller plane was travelling to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The British nationals had planned a 13-day trek to Everest Base Camp.

It’s the sixth fatal air crash in Nepal in the last two years, raising fresh questions about the safety record of the country's numerous small airlines. It’s also the second tragedy to hit the region in less than a week, after an avalanche killed at least 11 people on a Himalayan peak on Sunday.

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When Racism Poisons Italy's Culinary Scene

This is the case of chef Mareme Cisse, a black woman, who was called a slur after a couple found out that she was the one who would be preparing their meal.

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Mareme Cisse in the kitchen of Ginger People&Food

Caterina Suffici


TURIN — Guess who's not coming to dinner. It seems like a scene from the American Deep South during the decades of segregation. But this happened in Italy, in this summer of 2023.

Two Italians, in their sixties, got up from the restaurant table and left (without saying goodbye, as the owner points out), when they declared that they didn't want to eat in a restaurant where the chef was what they called: an 'n-word.'

Racists, poor things. And ignorant, in the sense of not knowing basic facts. They don't realize that we are all made of mixtures, come from different racial and ethnic backgrounds. And that food, of course, are blends of different ingredients and recipes.

The restaurant is called Ginger People&Food, and these visitors from out of town probably didn't understand that either.

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