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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.

Two crew from Tom Cruise film killed in Colombia plane crash

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.

11 likely killed in British air show crash: Police

London - A total of 11 people are likely to have died after a vintage military plane crashed on to a busy road near an air show on the south coast of England, police said on Sunday.

Pilot fights for life after 7 killed in UK airshow crash

Shoreham-by-sea - A pilot was in a critical condition in hospital on Sunday following a crash at a British airshow that killed seven people when his plane plunged into a busy road.

U.S. F-16 jet crashes in Germany, pilot survives

Berlin - A US F-16 fighter jet crashed Tuesday in southern Germany but the pilot parachuted to safety with only minor injuries, local police and the US military said.

Call for tougher air pollution limits

Brussels - Air pollution is linked to some 400,000 premature deaths throughout Europe each year, according to a new study. This has led to calls for tighter limits on allowable levels of air polluting substances.

Samung's Galaxy Tab S2 is thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has officially unveiled its all-new tablet designed to take on the iPad, the Galaxy Tab S2. It features an octa-core processor and is thinner than the iPad Air 2. It will come in 9.7-inch or 8.0-inch versions, sizes similar to the iPad.

Indonesian plane crash increases pressure for military overhaul

Jakarta - The deadly crash of a 51-year-old Indonesian air force transport plane this week has turned the spotlight on the country's ageing military equipment and given new momentum to the president's plans to increase defence spending.

Indonesia military plane crash toll rises to 142

Medan - The death toll from the crash of an Indonesian air force plane into a city neighbourhood rose to 142 Wednesday, amid claims civilians had paid for flights on the doomed aircraft in violation of military rules.

Indonesian military plane crashes in ball of flames

Medan - An Indonesian military transport plane crashed Tuesday shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area.

Four dead in helicopter crash in quake-hit Nepal

Kathmandu - Nepalese troops recovered four bodies after a helicopter which had been delivering relief supplies crashed Tuesday in a region devastated by twin earthquakes in recent weeks, the army and police said.

Bounce house flies in air and injures three children

Three children playing inside a bounce house were injured when a waterspout came onshore and lifted it in the air in Fort Lauderdale.

Air pollution may shrink brains increasing dementia and strokes

A new scientific study links long term exposure to air pollution with smaller brains and increased risk of cognitive impairment and strokes.

French air traffic controllers strike grounds hundreds of flights

Paris - Hundreds of flights to and from France were cancelled Wednesday as air traffic controllers launched a two-day strike over working conditions and the situation was due to worsen on Thursday.

Russian air controllers charged for Polish presidential jet disaster

Varsovia - Pilot error was to blame for the 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia, but two Russian air traffic controllers also triggered the disaster that killed Poland's then head of state, prosecutors in Warsaw said Friday.

Researchers hack computers by firing blasts of hot air

Researchers have found a way to hack into secure computer systems by firing blasts of hot air, tricking the computer's thermal sensor and allowing the researchers access to the computer even when not connected to the internet.

Two Dutch peacekeepers killed in UN helicopter crash in Mali

Bamako - Two Dutch United Nations peacekeepers were killed when their Apache attack helicopter crashed in northern Mali, the Dutch military said, calling it an accident.
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Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
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