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Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Addis Ababa - An anti-stall system believed to have caused a fatal October jet crash in Indonesia was probably also involved in this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people onboard, the carrier's CEO said on Monday.

Gas explosion kills 16 in Myanmar's remote Wa state: Wa army

Yangon - A gas explosion in a secretive enclave run by the ethnic Wa in Myanmar's eastern borderlands has killed 16 people and injured dozens, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) said Sunday.

Iraq parliament sacks governor over deadly ferry capsize

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament on Sunday sacked the governor of a northern province where 100 people died in a ferry disaster that sparked a wave of grief and anger.

Three of four engines on stricken Norway cruise ship restarted

Oslo - A cruise ship that broke down in rough seas off the Norwegian coast with some 1,300 passengers and crew on board has restarted three of its four engines and will be towed to port, emergency services said Sunday.

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

Bejing - The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

Bejing - The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent years.

Anger, grief sweep Iraq's Mosul as ferry disaster toll hits 100

Mosul - The capsizing of a Tigris River ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year in Mosul left at least 100 people dead, mostly women and children, the Iraqi interior ministry said on Friday, as grief and anger swept the city.

China probes factory blast after 62 killed

Yancheng - Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered local governments Friday to prevent any more industrial disasters after a chemical plant blast left 62 people dead, injured hundreds and flattened an industrial park in the latest such catastrophe to hit the country...

Death toll in China chemical plant blast rises to 12

Yancheng - The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China rose to 12 on Friday after rescuers pulled dozens of people from the area, state media said.

Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

Mosul - Almost 100 people, mostly women and children, died Thursday as a ferry packed with families celebrating Kurdish New Year sank in a swollen river in the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul, in Iraq's worst accident in years.

At least 10 dead in Egypt chemical plant blast

Apo - At least 10 people were killed Thursday in an explosion at a chemical plant in Ain Sokhna on Egypt's Red Sea coast, security and medical sources said.Two medics told AFP that 10 bodies had been received at a morgue in Suez.

Six dead, dozens injured as blast rocks China chemical plant

Bejing - A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China on Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens as it knocked down factory buildings, damaged homes and sent a huge plume of smoke skyward.

Boeing 737 MAX to face first congressional hearing

Washington - Boeing's ill-fated 737 MAX and federal regulators next week will face the first public grilling by Congress over the two fatal plane crashes in recent months.

US probing certification of Boeing 737 MAX

Washington - Boeing and US aviation regulators are coming under intense scrutiny over the certification of the 737 MAX aircraft after news that two recent crashes share similarities.

China's 737 move shows growing global aviation clout: analysts

Shanghai - The key role China played in grounding the troubled Boeing 737 MAX 8 has demonstrated its growing clout in global aviation and may give it an extra bargaining chip in trade talks with Washington.

A week after Ethiopia crash, questions swirl around Boeing

New York - Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft are grounded across the world following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302, casting a harsh spotlight on the plane's safety certification and the close relationship between Boeing and American authorities.

Boeing crashes cast spotlight on US aviation regulator

New York - Was the United States complacent in its certification of the Boeing 737 MAX?

DR Congo train derailment kills 24

Apo - At least 24 people were killed and 31 injured Sunday when a freight train carrying stowaways derailed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police and medical services said.

Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash

Chicago - Boeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company's CEO said on Sunday.

737 MAX disaster pushes Boeing into crisis mode

New York - After a second air disaster involving the 737 MAX 8, aviation giant Boeing swung into crisis mode, losing $25 billion of market capitalization and suffering a severe hit to its reputation.

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Addis Ababa - Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

Death toll now 20 in Lagos building collapse: state govt

Lagos - Twenty people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building housing a nursery and primary school in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, the authorities said on Friday.

Oil slick from sunken ship heading for French coast

Brest - French authorities are bracing for the arrival of an oil slick that is creeping toward its southwest coast and should make landfall on Sunday or Monday.

Search ends in Lagos building collapse as anger flares

Lagos - Emergency services on Thursday said they had called off the search for survivors of a building collapse that killed nine in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, as anger mounted over dilapidated property and unscrupulous owners.

Oil slick heading to French coast after cargo ship sinks

Brest - An oil slick was heading towards the French coastline on Thursday after an Italian cargo ship sank in the Atlantic carrying 45 containers of "dangerous materials", authorities said.

US pilots reported problems with Boeing 737 MAX

Washington - As US authorities continued to resist pressure Wednesday to ground the Boeing 737 MAX following the latest deadly crash, reports from American pilots surfaced who reported issues with the plane late last year.

Eight killed, 37 rescued, in Lagos building collapse

Lagos - Rescuers on Wednesday recovered eight bodies and rescued 37 people alive from the wreckage of a collapsed four-storey building in the Nigeria's economic capital LagosChildren had been attending an "illegal school" inside the residential building when t...

New Zealand bans Boeing 737 MAX flights

Wellington - New Zealand's aviation watchdog joined counterparts worldwide on Wednesday in banning Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace in the wake of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

Two days on, loved ones of plane crash victims await closure

Addis Ababa - Shimon Misha flew from Israel to Ethiopia to collect the remains of his colleague, Avi Matzliah, one of 157 people who died when a Boeing 737 crashed just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Sunday."There is a mother and sister and brother.

Grounding the Boeing 737 a touchy subject for US authorities

New York - Following Sunday's crash in Ethiopia of another Boeing 737 MAX 8, the second such accident in five months, the flagship US manufacturer faces fresh questions about the planes' airworthiness.
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A660 Otley Bypass heading from Burley-in-Wharfedale.
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60 year-old cyclist pronounced dead at scene of TTC accident.
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