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每日跟讀#694: About Europe - Turkish artist goes viral with stark misery/comfort images


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每日跟讀#694: About Europe - Turkish artist goes viral with stark misery/comfort images

A Starbucks cup merging with a crowd around a dried-up well, or a yacht spliced with a boat full of refugees: powerful collages by the Turkish artist, 29-year-old Ugur Gallenkus, have taken the internet by storm.


Gallenkus has stirred a huge reaction by juxtaposing photos of misery in war-torn countries with the comforts of the West.


One features a little girl dressed in a Wonder Woman costume spliced together with a girl covered in blood and bandages - the sort of jarring contrast which Gallenkus hopes will raise awareness of a "parallel world".


"I would like to tell the world that people in developing countries live in war, hunger and pain. If we want to live in peace and harmony we must have knowledge about each others’ lives," he said.


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Cockpit coffee spill forces commercial jet to make emergency landing 駕駛艙咖啡濺灑 商用飛機緊急迫降

A commercial flight with 326 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing when hot coffee was accidentally spilled over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic ocean, according to a report on Thursday.


The Airbus A330-243 flying to Cancun, Mexico, from Frankfurt, landed at Shannon in Ireland.


With the hot liquid causing a strong electrical burning smell and smoke rising from the panel, the captain decided to divert, the report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch(AAIB)said.


The incident happened after a pilot put his coffee cup without a lid on a tray table rather than in a cup holder, the report said.


There were no injuries in the incident, which happened in February.


The AAIB did not identify the airline but said it had since changed procedures to ensure that cup lids are provided for flights on all routes, and that crews are reminded of the need to use them.


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