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Drunk Japan Airlines pilot jailed for 10 months

Japanese pilot Katsutoshi Jitsukawa failed a breath test 50 minutes before he was due to fly




A Japanese pilot has been jailed after being caught more than nine times over the alcohol limit as he prepared to fly a passenger jet from Heathrow airport.

Judge Phillip Matthews condemned Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, saying the prospect of him flying the Japan Airlines (JAL) plane was "too appalling to contemplate".

Read more: Drunk Japan Airlines pilot jailed for 10 months

Simone Fraser murder: Wrong Peter Brown in Melbourne court

The case was heard at the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne




The wrong man was brought to court for sentencing in a high-profile murder case in Australia, after a mix-up with a man with the same name.

Peter Brown 57, convicted of murdering Simone Fraser, was due to appear in the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne.

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Low-cost 'four-hour' bamboo house wins top prize

The CUBO housing units can be manufactured in a week, and built in just four hours



A 23-year-old designer has won a top £50,000 ($64,385) prize after creating a low-cost bamboo housing unit to address the Philippines' slum crisis.

Earl Patrick Forlales' design takes just four hours to construct, and at £50 per sq metre it's also affordable.

Read more: Low-cost 'four-hour' bamboo house wins top prize


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