Drunk American arrested after assaulting staff and passengers on flight from Japan Play

Drunk American arrested after assaulting staff and passengers on flight from Japan

A man was taken off a plane while it was still on the runway at Narita International Airport in Japan on 1 May after getting into a fight. While being taken off the plane, he reportedly shouted, you think I am crazy? What about the government? According to local reports, the man was American and drunk. He got into a fight on the plane and went on to try to choke an employee of All Nippon Airways, it was said. An ANA spokesman said the incident occurred just before the plane was due to depart for Los Angeles. May 2, 2017
Watch dramatic rescue of surfer after 32 hours at sea Play

Watch dramatic rescue of surfer after 32 hours at sea

A coastguard helicopter rescued a surfer on the evening of 1 May after he spent more than 30 hours in the water. Matthew Bryce from Glasgow went missing on the morning of 30 April while surfing off Machrihanish Beach on the Argyll coast. May 2, 2017
Texan hero motorists rescue babies from overturned car in flash flood Play

Texan hero motorists rescue babies from overturned car in flash flood

Two children were rescued from an overturned car on a Texas highway during a torrential rainstorm. The family of Philip Ocheltree reportedly flipped their car into a flooded ditch close to Myrtle Springs on 29 April. A group of passers-by then dragged the children to safety, before helping to resuscitate them. According to a Facebook post by Ocheltree, both the children are now in a stable condition. May 2, 2017
Venezuelan President Maduro creates popular assembly for constitution rewrite amid more anti-government protests Play

Venezuelan President Maduro creates popular assembly for constitution rewrite amid more anti-government protests

Venezuelas socialist President Nicolas Maduro has called for a rewriting of the countrys constitution in a bid to quell the ongoing protests against his government. Anti-government protests continued for a second month on May Day, as the opposition want a general election to try to end 18 years of socialist rule. Millions are suffering from chronic food shortages and cannot afford basic medicines due to an economic crisis in the oil rich country. May 2, 2017
Worker hailed as hero after pulling Felix the cat from Thames Play

Worker hailed as hero after pulling Felix the cat from Thames

Felix, the office cat of Londons Royal Docks Management Authority, had a lucky escape when she fell into the Thames on 30 April. In a video shared to the Royal Docks Facebook page, a man named as Scott, an engineering and operations manager, is seen rushing to the cats rescue, and pulling it out of the water. Celebrities such as Jeremy Vine were among the many people on social media who praised Scotts actions. May 2, 2017