Video captures pilot landing plane sideways in fierce winds

Footage of a plane landing in high winds at Chicago’s O’Hare airport shows a landing that, to the average passenger, must have seemed unusual, if not scary.

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You’re seated in 4A.

You’re landing at Chicago’s O’Hare airport and you get the distinct impression that the pilot isn’t flying the plane in a straight line.… Continues

The Dragon and the Bear: Xi, Putin form power duo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing

The Dragon and the Bear: Xi, Putin form power duo at APEC

AFP

Beijing (AFP) – China’s authoritarian President Xi Jinping and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin share similar views on issues from human rights to Mikhail Gorbachev, in an increasingly close personal relationship that mirrors their countries’ converging interests.

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Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places [Ship Cemetery]

Ship Cemetery

Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places [Ship Cemetery]

Mauritania’s second-largest city is home to the world’s largest ship graveyard. The city’s port is home to more than 300 rusted vessels, as corrupt officials took bribes from boat owners, allowing them to abandon their ships.

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Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places – Condé Nast Traveler [City United Methodist Church]

City United Methodist Church

Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places - Condé Nast Traveler [City United Methodist Church]

The United States Steel Company paid $385,000 toward the construction of this $1 million Gothic beauty in the 1920s, but now the church lies in decay.

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Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places – Condé Nast Traveler [Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters]

Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters

Eerily Beautiful Abandoned Places - Condé Nast Traveler [Bulgarian Communist Party Headquarters]

When the Iron Curtain fell in 1989, it left behind this massive relic, perched at an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet. The new government hopes to restore the immense building.

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