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Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

Geneva - Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year.

Polish probe alleges 'tampering' in Russia plane crash

Varsovia - Polish investigators reviewing what caused a 2010 airplane crash in Russia that killed then-president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others alleged on Thursday that the black boxes were tampered with in the original probe.

Seaplane hits bridge in Shanghai, killing five

Shanghai - An amphibious plane crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of the Chinese commercial hub Shanghai on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring five more, according to the city government and local media.

Russia finds remains of crashed firefighter plane, no survivors

Moscow - Russian firefighters on Sunday found the remains of a crashed plane that went missing Friday with ten people on board while putting out wildfires in Siberia.

Sudan military plane crash kills all five crew: Army

Khartoum - A Sudanese military plane crashed on Saturday in the state of North Kordofan, killing all five crew members on board, the army said.

Two Russian military pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash

Moscow - Two Russian military pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that the aircraft had not been under fire.

Polish right questions presidential jet crash six years on

Varsovia - Poland marked the sixth anniversary Sunday of the jet crash that killed then president Lech Kaczynski amid louder-than-ever claims it was no accident -- fuelled by his twin brother's party winning power last year.

Op-Ed: Selling air reaches new levels of crazy (or does it?) Special

London - The unscientific belief that air can be captured and bottled, sold, and then breathed in by another for reasons of health or to capture an aroma has reached new heights of silliness, with London air being sold by the jar. Of was this simply a joke?

Poland accuses Russia of 'terrorism' over 2010 jet crash

Varsovia - Poland has accused Russia of downing a Polish presidential jet in 2010 in what it called an act of "terrorism," sparking an immediate retort on Monday from Moscow.

Nepal plane crashes, killing all 23 on board

Kathmandu - Rescuers have found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed into a mountainside in Nepal on Wednesday, killing all 23 people on board, officials said.

Four dead in Myanmar military plane crash

Nay Pyi Taw - Four Myanmar military personnel were killed and one was seriously injured after a small air force propeller plane crashed shortly after take off in the capital Naypyidaw on Wednesday, officials said.

Poland to probe 'Russian role' in 2010 presidential crash

Varsovia - Poland's right-wing government on Thursday launched a fresh probe into a 2010 Polish presidential jet crash in Russia, arguing that key facts pointing to "Russia's responsibility" were "hidden" during a previous investigation.

Poland's new government revisits presidential jet crash

Varsovia - Poland's new right-wing government will on Thursday launch a fresh investigation into what caused a 2010 air crash in Russia that killed then president Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, according to the defence ministry.

Iran cancels two football games over pollution

Tehran - Iran postponed two premier league football matches on Sunday, state media said, as air pollution more than twice the acceptable level persisted in the capital.

Iran closes capital's schools due to air pollution

Tehran - Iran is to close schools for two days in Tehran, an official said on Saturday, following air pollution three times the acceptable level that has blanketed the city in smog.

Tehran's air pollution hits worst level in months

Tehran - Air pollution in Iran's capital hit its worst level -- for a day without a sandstorm -- in at least nine months on Monday, prompting warnings that all citizens should stay indoors.

Catch the dust, real gold as light as air

Zurich - A new type of gold has been created and it is as light as air. The new material takes the form of a foam and it is one thousand times lighter than mined gold, making the material the lightest form of the metal ever produced.

Two dead in U.S. military helicopter crash

Seoul - Two people were killed when a US military attack helicopter crashed on a mountain road in South Korea on Monday evening, officials said.

Black boxes in S.Sudan air crash recovered: State radio

Juba - Investigators in South Sudan have found the two black boxes from a Soviet-era Antonov plane which crashed last week killing at least 36 people, state radio said Tuesday.

UN divers search South Sudan plane crash site

Juba - United Nations divers in South Sudan on Thursday searched the Nile for victims and the black box flight recorder from a plane crash in which at least 36 people died.

Plane that crashed in South Sudan was in no state to fly: Antonov

Kiev - The decades-old Antonov plane that crashed Wednesday in South Sudan, killing at least 36 people, "was is no state to fly", the Ukraine-based aircraft company said.

At least 36 dead in S.Sudan air crash

Juba - At least 36 people were killed on Wednesday when a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed just after take-off from South Sudan's capital Juba.

Russia mourns victims of crashed Egypt plane

Sanktpeterburg - Flags flew at half-mast in Russia Sunday as the country mourned its biggest ever air disaster after a passenger jet full of Russian tourists crashed in Egypt's Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.

Turkey shoots down drone close to Syria border

Ankara - Turkish air force planes on Friday downed a drone of unknown origin which had violated Turkey's air space near the Syrian border, the military said.

Review: New on DVD for October 13 Special

This week’s releases include witty and sarcastic television; horror movies unafraid of not-so-happy endings; everyone’s favourite blue genie; and a couple of excellent HBO Emmy nominees.

Canadian firm opens pilot project to pull carbon from air

A Canadian startup has started a pilot project to take CO2 out of the atmosphere in the form of pellets. The company plans to scale it to a global scale enabling countries to suck more CO2 from the atmosphere than they dump in.

Russia closes airspace to Ukraine airlines from Oct 25

Moscow - Russia on Monday said it would close its airspace to Ukrainian airlines from October 25 in reprisal for a ban that Ukraine has slapped on two Russian firms.

Venezuelan fighter jet crashes on Colombia border

Caracas - A Venezuelan fighter jet crashed on the border with Colombia during an operation to intercept an "illicit aircraft," killing its two pilots, the government said Friday.

Interview: Jean-Michel Jarre invites us into his Time Machine Special

One of the pioneers of electronic music, known for his far-reaching artistic exploits and spectacular live shows, is readying a new album for release. He made time for Digital Journal, speaking to us from his Paris studio.

Two killed as Tom Cruise movie crew plane crashes in Colombia

Estanzuela - Two people died when a plane carrying crew members from a film starring Tom Cruise crashed in Colombia, aviation authorities and Universal Pictures said.
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Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
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Toronto Highway 401  the busiest highway in North America.
Toronto Highway 401, the busiest highway in North America.
A Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm 105 of the SAPS Air Wing flies surveillance over the Union Buildings.
A Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm 105 of the SAPS Air Wing flies surveillance over the Union Buildings.
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POWER FAILURE: The massive power outage that disabled computers and stranded thousands of Delta Air Lines passengers this week is said to have started here, at company headquarters in Atlanta.
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Scottish Air Ambulance on the clifftop
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