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66 Feared Dead After Iran Plane Crash

New York Times - 18 Feb 2018
The plane was carrying 60 passengers, including one child, and six crew members, according to The Associated Press. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. The Iranian Red Crescent said it had sent people to the area, and the authorities said ...
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Australia boosts Indian Ocean travel safety after MH370 - 21 Feb 2018
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say they have helped make the Indian Ocean safer for air and sea travelers since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished in the vast expanse four years ago through search and rescue training with island ...
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No serious injuries after Southwest jet catches fire

ABC News - 13 Feb 2018
Local Fire and Rescue met the aircraft and the 139 passengers and five Crew Members departed the aircraft via the slides,” the airline said. "Local Orange County Employees are working diligently to accommodate the passengers on another aircraft to get ...
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Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as more bombs fall

Reuters - 21 Feb 2018
Reuters photographs taken in eastern Ghouta on Wednesday showed men searching through the rubble of smashed buildings, carrying blood-smeared people to hospital and cowering in debris-strewn streets. An air strike warning system run by the Syrian Civil ...
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2 Die in Santee Plane Crash

NBC 7 San Diego - 06 Feb 2018
According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there have been 21 aviation-related accidents and collisions involving planes that were taking off from, or attempting to land at, Gillespie Field, in the past ten years. Four of those ...
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The Air Force Will Soon Get One of These Light Attack Planes

The National Interest Online (blog) - 20 Feb 2018
The combat concept here, were the Air Force to engage in a substantial conflict with a major, technically-advanced adversary, would be to utilize stealth attack and advanced 5th-Gen fighters to establish air superiority - before sending light aircraft ...
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Syrian Observatory: bombing kills 94 in eastern Ghouta in a day

Reuters - 19 Feb 2018
The British-based Observatory said the latest escalation started on Sunday, and the dead included 18 children. The local civil defence group said warplanes and artillery had pounded Saqba, Jisreen, and other towns. The rescue service, which operates in ...
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Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks - 05 Feb 2018
Rebels have previously claimed to have downed Syrian government planes or drones, but it was the first time they hit a Russian aircraft. Russia's military bases in western Syria were also hit last month in a series of drone attacks, challenging Moscow ...
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Opinion: New Zealand needs to drop its pacifist outlook

Newshub - 21 Feb 2018
Last week, an aging Hercules transport plane (built 53 years ago) took off from Auckland with much needed supplies for cyclone ravaged Tonga. A bigger and faster transport plane, which the New Zealand Air Force desperately needs, would have got many ...
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Van Carrying Gas Canisters Injures 18 In Shanghai Crash

Firefighter Nation - 02 Feb 2018
Police appeared to dismiss fears that the crash was a deliberate attack, describing it as an accident caused when the driver lost control and veered onto the sidewalk. The 40-year-old driver, whom police identified only by his surname Chen, and two ...
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Putin's Syrian Dilemma: Back Israel or Iran?

Haaretz - 19 Feb 2018
Pacify Syria, rescue the regime of his client, President Bashar Assad, and balance the conflicting interests of Iran and Israel in the war-torn country. All this he did with a relatively small investment: the deployment of a couple of dozen aircraft ...
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'Planes: Fire & Rescue' is the one that needs to be saved

USA TODAY - 17 Jul 2014
The animated world of vehicles and vessels in Planes: Fire & Rescue lacks vibrancy and strands audiences in a creative wilderness. While Disney's latest film (* * out of four; rated PG; opens Friday nationwide) features some swell 3-D visuals of ...

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