Landing plane hits photographer's hand

April 07, 2016

A plane grazed the hand of a fearless photographer as he risked his life to get the perfect shot as it landed at one of the most dangerous airports in the world.

 

In the shocking 360-degree video, the tourist stands in the path of the small plane and ducks just in time – narrowly avoiding certain death – as the plane buzzes overhead.

 

The wild scene was captured by a fellow plane spotter as photographers gathered near the Gustaf III Airport runway on the picturesque Caribbean island/

State of emergency extended to French Caribbean territories after Paris attack

November 22, 2015

The state of emergency declared by France following the terrorist attacks in Paris has been extended to the French Caribbean territories of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, St Martin and St Barts.

The state of emergency was declared last weekend after the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), claimed responsibility for the Friday night attacks that killed 129 people and injured more than 350.

A statement released by the ministry of overseas territories said that the decision to include the Caribbean countries was justified by the necessity to reinforce security in all territories during the state of emergency that has since been extended by three months.

Under the state of emergency, law enforcement officials have the power randomly to stop the circulation of persons and install zones of protection and security; to detain suspicious persons and their possessions; to ban meetings or demonstrations; to order searches in houses day or night; to give a compulsory order of residence to any persons whose behaviour or activity is deemed dangerous for security and public order; and lastly to order the submission of weapons and ammunition.

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