• anama images/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A United Airlines plane bound for Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing after striking a bird, an airline official said.United Airlines flight 840 departed from Sydney, Australia but returned to the airport after hitting a bird shortly after takeoff, a United spokesman said.No passengers or crew were injured but emergency crews attended the scene.The plane was temporarily taken out of service for maintenance, though the extent of the damage was not immediately known, a United spokesman said.Passengers will be re-booked on a flight leaving Sydney on Tuesday, according to United Airlines.  Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • AFP/Getty Images(JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia) -- An explosion took place near the U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- At least 150 people were killed and 185 injured on Sunday in two bombings in Baghdad.A car bomb exploded near a shopping area late on Saturday and a second bomb exploded at about midnight in a predominantly Shia area north of the capital, according to BBC News.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(DUBAI) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a warning for its citizens; don't wear the traditional dress abroad.
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  • ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor, has died at 87.
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  • Jack Rowe(COUNTY MAYO, Ireland) -- SpongeBob SquarePants has found his biggest fan. His name is Jack Rowe, of County Mayo, Ireland.In 2007, Rowe, who is now 18, expressed his love for the little sponge who "live[d] in a pineapple under the sea" in a diary."My brother [Ted] actually was the one that came across it," he told ABC News. "He left it on the home computer."He shared the discovery with his Twitter followers, writing in part: "OKAY WHAT IS THIS???? I WAS SO MENTALLY UNSTABLE."Rowe, who started watching the cartoon when he was "about 4 or 5," said that once he discovered his childhood diary, his "face started radiating heat.""I was so embarrassed," he added.Still, Rowe has nothing to be ashamed of because the diary is pure comedy.He wrote in one entry: "Dear Spongebob, I am your biggest fan even bigger than everyone else. I love you SpongeBob."In another entry, Rowe professed, "Dear SpongeBob, I wish I was yellow like you and have holes in my body just like you. I may seem like a copycat but I am not. Maybe I can paint my face yellow and drill holes in my face."Rowe joked, "Thank God I didn't have access to drills because God knows how that would've ended."
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