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A US pilot ordered pizzas
for a plane full of passengers
as they were stuck on the tar-
mac for two hours in
Gerhard Bradner ordered 50
pizzas after his plane was
diverted to Cheyenne and they
waited for thunder and light-
ning to clear in Denver. Pas-
sengers said the entire cabin
burst into applause after the
pilot announced the delivery
on the loudspeaker.
The Washington DC to Den-
ver Frontier Airlines flight, with
160 people on board, finally
flew on to Colorado.
Bradner told Phil Williams
on BBC Radio 5 live that half
the pizzas were cheese and the
other half pepperoni.
The captain paid for it out
of his own pocket---but he has
now been telephoned by the
airline s president who has said
that he will reimburse him for
the cost. Bradner said he
wasn t a hero---he just wanted
to make sure that his passen-
gers left the flight with "a smile
on their face."
Pilot buys pizza for grounded passengers
GENEVA---The International Labour Organi-
sation said yesterday it was investigating a new
law in Bolivia that allows children as young as
10 to work, amid fears it breached global rules.
"The ILO is still looking into the provisions of
the new law," the UN labour agency s spokesman
Hans von Rohland told AFP.
"But there are already concerns that the law
could amount to a reduction of the minimum age
for work below the minima set in the ILO Con-
ventions that Bolivia has ratified," he said.
Bolivia s previous labour code permitted no
exceptions to a minimum age of 14, which ILO
rules allow developing countries to adopt instead
of the global limit of 15.
The new law was approved last week by the
parliament of Bolivia, whose left-wing President
Evo Morales is a former subsistence farmer and
trade union activist. (AFP)
ILO probes underage
Burundi s lower house of parliament has passed
a bill intended to curb the country s "proliferation
A government survey last year found there were
557 denominations practising in the small Central
New regulations would require churches to have
at least 500 members and a proper building.
Evangelical churches mushroomed during and
after the long ethnic-based civil war, which officially
ended in 2005 after some 300,000 people had
The bill received the unanimous support of MPs
in the National Assembly and is unlikely to face
much opposition in the Senate.
Our correspondent says it is common to see
makeshift tents where worshippers gather by the
side of the road on Sundays.
Burundi law to limit
PRISON WORLD CUP
Inmates sell their hand made replicas of the
World Cup trophy prior to a championship match
inside the Lurigancho prison in Lima, Peru,
yesterday. Organised by prison officials, the
championship is held every four years to coincide
with the real World Cup football tournament.
A Palestinian woman runs carrying a girl following what police said was an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza city Wednesday.
JERUSALEM---Israel dramatically esca-
lated its aerial assault targeting hundreds
of Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip yesterday
as Palestinians reported the strikes also
hit a home and a beachside cafe, raising
the total number of people killed in this
week s offensive to at least 85.
Israel s missile defence system also once
again intercepted rockets fired by Gaza mil-
itants at the country s two largest cities,
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
The Israeli military said it had struck a
total of some 500 targets throughout the
day, focusing on underground tunnel net-
works and rocket launching sites. In all, the
military said it has hit some 860 sites since
the operation started Tuesday.
Gaza militants fired more than 140 rockets
at major Israeli residential areas yesterday,
Israel s military said. Rockets fired at south-
ern Israel damaged homes, infrastructure
and spread panic. Israelis rushed to bomb
shelters as sirens wailed in major cities.
About 5 million Israelis are in range of the
Palestinian rocket attacks. No Israelis have
Israel has mobilised 20,000 reservists for
a possible ground operation into Gaza, but
for the time remains focused on maximising
its air campaign, said Lt Col Peter Lerner,
a military spokesman. A ground invasion
could lead to heavier civilian casualties on
the Palestinian side and put Israeli ground
forces in danger.
Neither side is showing any sign of halting
their heaviest fighting since an eight-day
battle in late 2012. Israel says that Hamas
must cease rocket fire from Gaza for Israel
to consider a truce. Militants have fired
hundreds of rockets, striking across the
length of Israel and disrupting life across
"The ground option needs to be the last
option and only if it is absolutely necessary.
It is a carefully designed plan of action,"
The Iron Dome defence system has inter-
cepted at least 70 of the projectiles destined
for major cities. The system is designed to
intercept rockets headed toward populated
areas, while allowing others to fall in open
areas. As Israel pressed forward, the UN
Security Council met in New York to discuss
the situation. Addressing the meeting, UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned
the rocket fire out of Gaza, while also calling
Israel s offensive "intolerable." (AP)
Israel escalates offensive
...Gaza casualties mount
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