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NATO probing reports nine Afghan police killed in US air strike

Tarin Kowt - NATO is investigating reports that at least nine Afghan police officers were killed in a US air strike during heavy fighting with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, its mission said Tuesday.

Five dead as plane plunges into Mumbai building site

Mumbai - A small plane crashed into a construction site in a densely populated part of India's financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, killing five people including one on the ground, officials said.

Mumbai light plane crash kills five

Mumbai - A small plane crashed into a construction site in a densely populated area of India's financial capital Mumbai on Thursday, killing five people including one on the ground, officials said.

Zero bidders for debt-stricken Air India as deadline closes

Mumbai - India's government announced Thursday that its auction for a majority stake in its debt-stricken airline Air India had received no bids.

Cuba plane crash: What we know

Havana - This is what we know about the Boeing passenger plane crash that happened in Cuba on Friday, as the aircraft was taking off from Havana to a city on the east of the island nation:- Among the 110 people killed were 99 Cubans, the six-person Mexican crew...

Latin America's worst plane crashes

Havana - A Cuban airliner with more than 100 people on board crashed Friday after takeoff from Havana with many feared dead.

Cuba mourns after 107 killed in airliner crash

Havana - Cuba began two days of national mourning Saturday for victims of the crash of a state airways plane that killed all but three of its 110 passengers and crew.

Many feared dead as Cuba airliner crashes on takeoff

Havana - A Cuban state airways plane with 104 passengers on board crashed shortly after taking off from Havana Friday, leaving a wreck of smoldering fuselage, as the country's president warned many people were feared dead.

Nine out of 10 people breathing polluted air: WHO

Geneva - More than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually.

Air passengers grounded in strike-hit Germany, France

Frankfurt Am Main - Tens of thousands of air passengers were stranded Tuesday as workers at airlines Lufthansa and Air France staged strikes that crippled traffic at several major European airports.

Air passengers grounded in strike-hit Germany, France

Frankfurt Am Main - Tens of thousands of air passengers were stranded Tuesday as aviation giants Lufthansa and Air France were hit by strikes that crippled traffic at several major European airports.

Air France cancels 30 percent of flights due to strikes

Paris - Air France said Saturday that hundreds of its flights have been cancelled as pilots, cabin crew and ground staff pursued a fifth day of strikes aimed at securing higher pay.

Australia warplane catches fire during US training: military

Washington - A Royal Australian Air Force electronic warfare plane caught fire on takeoff during an exercise in the United States Saturday but there were no serious injuries, the military said.

Four killed in German helicopter, plane collision

Berlin - Four people were killed on Tuesday when a small plane and a helicopter collided in southwestern Germany, police said.

Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040

Oslo - All of Norway's short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country's airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation's role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.

At least four dead in Indian chopper crash: navy

New Delhi - India's navy said four bodies had been recovered on Saturday after search teams located the wreckage of a helicopter that went missing earlier in the day.

Prominent British CEO among those dead in Sydney seaplane crash

Sydney - A high-profile British CEO and his family were among six people killed in a New Year's Eve seaplane crash in Australia, police said on Monday.

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Sydney - Six people were killed when a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia on Sunday, police said, with the cause of the accident still under investigation.

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Tamwe - Debris has been found in the sea near where a Myanmar military plane went missing with more than 100 soldiers and their families on board on Wednesday, a local official and air force source said.

Helicopter with nine aboard crashes in Japan

Tokyo - A helicopter conducting a mountain rescue exercise crashed with nine local officials aboard in Japan on Sunday and at least three people are feared dead, officials and media reports said.

Brazilian crash survivor goalie takes first new steps

S - When Brazilian goalkeeper Jakson Follmann took his first steps since surviving a plane crash that wiped out his football club, he called it a win -- with his hardest ever season just starting.

Spain govt accepts responsibility for 2003 military plane crash

Madrid - Spain's defence ministry took political responsibility for the first time on Wednesday for a 2003 air accident which killed 62 Spanish soldiers as they were returning from Afghanistan.

Brazil plane crash team to play again next month

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian football team Chapecoense said Wednesday they will on January 29 play their first match since their squad was all but wiped out in an air crash.

Antimicrobial resistant bacteria detected in air pollution

Areas subject to air pollution contain a growing concentration of bacteria that are resistant to antimicrobials, according to a new study. Consequently, air movement may provide a new ways for their transmission.

Afghan air force spreads its wings amid record army losses

Kabul - Clutching a radio in his hand on a barren hill surrounded by desert peaks, Sahil prepares to guide a pilot flying low overhead toward his training target -- the third car in a convoy below.

Afghan air force spreads its wings amid record army losses

Kabul - Clutching a radio in his hand on a barren hill surrounded by desert peaks, Sahil prepares to guide a pilot flying low overhead toward his training target -- the third car in a convoy below.

Afghan air force spreads its wings amid record army losses

Kabul - Clutching a radio in his hand on a barren hill surrounded by desert peaks, Sahil prepares to guide a pilot flying low overhead toward his training target -- the third car in a convoy below.

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.
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