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Indian girl's throat slit in spate of deadly kite accidents

New Delhi - A young girl riding on a motorcycle with her father in New Delhi has died after a glass-coated kite string slit her throat, reports said Sunday, the second incident in a week.

Fire kites from Gaza a burning issue for Israel

Nahal Oz - Israeli farmer Avner Yona holds up a wooden-framed sheet of plastic almost as large as he is, fitted with a now blackened tail ribbon that shows the kite-maker's malicious intent.

Three killed after kites slit throats in India

New Delhi - Two children and a man have died in the Indian capital after their throats were slit by glass-covered strings used for flying kites during Independence Day celebrations, police said Wednesday.

Review: New on DVD for December 16 Special

This week’s releases include a highly recommendable comedy drama; a horror master’s magical tale; and the story of sewer dwellers who grow to be the greatest heroes above ground.

Video: Live action movie 'Kite' 1st trailer

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming live action adaptation of the Japanese anime called "Kite" which stars India Eisley and Samuel L. Jackson.

Anti-mosquito patch attracts $164,000 in crowd-sourced funding

The Kite Mosquito Patch is billed as a safe way to keep away mosquitoes for 48 hours, and its inventors recently achieved their Indiegogo fundraising goal of $75,000 by receiving more than $164,000.

Video: 'Romancing the Wind' shows Ray Bethell's kite-flying skill

Vancouver - 88-year-old Ray Bethell lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada and is without a doubt the world's premier kite flyer. The video shows his extreme skill in synchronized kite flying.

Kite Powers Cargo Ship On Cross Atlantic Voyage

A newly built cargo vessel ,the 132m long Multi Purpose Heavy Lift Carrier MS “Beluga SkySails” of the Bremen-based Beluga Shipping is powered by a kite and will travel across the Atlantic today.

Water Skiing Kite

A new way to water ski.

Pakistan lifts kite-flying ban

Kites will be able to soar for Basant in Pakistan

A kite to pull a cargo ship

Interesting use of a very old idea. I do have to wonder how many would be needed to make it effective with a large cargo ship, surely one Sail would not do it and I wonder what would happen in bad weather were they not to get the sail down in time...

Follow-up: Publisher sued over kite tubes

And the beat goes on from 4 lawsuits to 5:

Four lawsuits filed against maker of kite tubes

"SportsStuff Inc. voluntarily recalled 19,000 Wego Kite Tubes in July in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. " So I wondered what a kite tube is:

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