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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.

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.
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