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More than 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya: navy

News Room : September 21, 2017 1:35 pm

TRIPOLI: More than 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the coast of western Libya, the Libyan navy said on Thursday. Rescuers found at least seven survivors on Wednesday after they had remained for three days at sea, navy spokesman Ayub Kassem said, without providing further details. The shipwreck occurred off the town of more »
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New Zealand jet fuel rationing to run for days; disrupts air travel

News Room : September 20, 2017 12:17 pm

WELLINGTON: A jet fuel shortage debacle disrupting thousands of travelers in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, would likely last for eight more days, an oil industry spokesman said on Wednesday. The shortage has caused widespread disruption to air travel since the weekend, and comes only days before Saturday’s national election where infrastructure has been a more »
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41 dead in two Brazil boat wrecks: officials

News Room : August 25, 2017 8:07 am

RIO DE JANEIRO: The death toll from two separate ferry wrecks in Brazil surged on Thursday, with 41 people killed overall, according to authorities. The public safety department in north-central Para state said 19 people were confirmed dead so far after a boat sank on the Xingu river late Tuesday. That vessel, the Capitan Ribeiro, more »
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UK-bound flight evacuated in Egypt as smoke fills cabin

News Room : July 21, 2017 8:02 am

DUBAI: British holidaymakers took to Twitter to share harrowing images of the moment they were evacuated off a Thomas Cook plane in Egypt when smoke began pouring out from underneath a passenger’s seat on Wednesday. Flight MT519 was due to take off from the Red Sea town of Hurghada to London Gatwick at 1.40 a.m. more »
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Ukraine wants Russia held to account over MH17 downing

News Room : July 18, 2017 11:14 am

KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday insisted Russia must be held to account over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, three years on from the tragedy that killed 298 people. International investigators have said the Boeing airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was blown out of the sky over conflict-wracked east Ukraine more »
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Abort! Airliner nearly lands on other San Francisco planes

News Room : July 12, 2017 10:33 am

SAN FRANCISCO: The pilot of an Air Canada plane carrying 140 passengers made a last-minute maneuver to avoid landing on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport where four passenger jets were lined up to take off. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it is investigating why the pilot mistakenly made his approach toward the more »
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Passengers, attendants subdue man who tried to open exit door of China-bound flight

News Room : July 8, 2017 9:01 am

SEATTLE: A flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, but it didn’t faze him, an FBI agent wrote in charging papers filed Friday. Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, 23, of more »
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Trial of any MH17 suspects to be held in Dutch court

News Room : July 6, 2017 8:59 am

THE HAGUE: The trials of any suspects arrested in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine will be held in the Netherlands, Dutch officials announced Wednesday. All 298 people on board were killed when the plane was downed on July 17, 2014 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. more »
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Dozens injured in NY subway train derailment

News Room : June 28, 2017 8:12 am

NEW YORK: Dozens of people were injured when two New York subway train cars careened off the tracks, leaving hundreds of people stuck for more than an hour, a fire department spokesman said. The incident — which occurred mid-morning on the A train line between two stations in Harlem in northern Manhattan — left 36 more »
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Passengers suffer severe injuries after China Eastern Airlines flight hits turbulence

News Room : June 19, 2017 9:10 am

SHANGHAI, China: At least 26 people were injured when a China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris to the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming hit turbulence state news agency Xinhua reported. Passengers onboard flight MU774 suffered injuries such as fractures when strong turbulence caused them to hit the overhead lockers and be hit by falling baggage, more »
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