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6 MARCH 2020: ASUNCION, PARAGUAY

Ronaldinho, Brazilian football star, and his brother Roberto were arrested at the Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo, where they were staying in order to attend a charity event. They were arrested for using a fake Paraguayan passport to enter Paraguay. Ronaldinho had his Spanish and Brazilian passports confiscated in July last year due to…

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20 FEBRUARY 2020: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

TV presenter, Laura Whitmore, and her comedian boyfriend, Iain Stirling, criticised a photographer who had taken a picture of her and Stirling as she arrived at the airport. She accused the reporter of not respecting their privacy while she was mourning the suicide of her friend and fellow presenter, Caroline Flack.

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19 FEBRUARY 2020: MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Lydia Beairsto, 44, was fired from her role as security manager for Mitchell International Airport after she fell victim to an email scam by someone posing as her boss, Brian Dranzik. The scammer asked Beairsto to buy $2,100 worth of gift vouchers – to gift to employees as a surprise – and to send a…

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17 FEBRUARY 2020: CARACAS, VENEZUELA

Venezuela announced that it was suspending all TAP Air Portugal flights to and from the country for 90 days. Venezuela accused the airline of allowing the uncle of opposition leader, Juan Guaido, to carry explosives onto a flight to Caracas on 11 January. Guaido and his uncle were travelling back to Venezuela after his international…

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8 FEBRUARY 2020: HURGHADA, EGYPT

Tony Comoccio, 51, was charged with sexual assault after he allegedly touched an airport security guard on the back at Hurghada International. Comoccio claimed that he patted his back in appreciation as the guard had just conducted a security check on him. Comoccio was later exonerated.

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3 FEBRUARY 2020: LONDON, ENGLAND

The close-protection officer of former Prime Minister David Cameron left his gun, passport and Cameron’s passport in a toilet on a British Airways flight from New York to London. A fellow passenger discovered the weapon and informed crew members. The officer, from London Metropolitan’s Specialist Protection Unit, is under investigation and was removed from operational…

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1 DECEMBER 2019: BAFUT, CAMEROON

Anglophone separatists, who believe that commercial flights are being used to transport weapons and the army, opened fire on Camair-Co flight QC272 whilst it was on approach to Bamenda Airport from Douala. The Camair Xian MA60 aircraft landed safely and there were no reported injuries, but the fuselage on the aircraft was damaged. Anglophone separatists…

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16 NOVEMBER 2019: LASHIO, MYANMAR

Lashio Airport was attacked by rocket-propelled grenades. Six shells were fired, four of which exploded damaging a building and vehicle at the airport. One person was injured. It is believed the attack was conducted by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army.