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Pakistan returns Indian pilot as violence rages in Kashmir

Bhasin - A pilot shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft returned to India on Friday, after being freed in what Islamabad called a "peace gesture" following the biggest standoff between the two countries in years.

Pakistan returns Indian pilot in 'peace gesture'

Bhasin - A pilot shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft returned to India on Friday, after being freed in what Islamabad called a "peace gesture" following the biggest standoff between the two countries in years.

Pakistan promises to free Indian pilot as 'peace gesture'

Islamabad - Pakistan promised to free a captured Indian pilot on Friday as a "peace gesture" aimed at its nuclear arch-rival, but New Delhi insisted it would remain on "heightened" military alert for attacks.

Indian pilot captured in Pakistan becomes face of escalating conflict

New Delhi - An Indian pilot shot down over Pakistan and paraded by his captors has become a hero in his own country, a trump card for Islamabad and perhaps the key to bringing the arch-rivals back from the brink.

Pakistan ready to free India pilot if leads to 'de-escalation'

Islamabad - Pakistan said Thursday it is prepared to release a captured Indian pilot if doing so will ease soaring tensions with India that have fuelled fears of conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Indian pilot captured in Pakistan becomes face of escalating conflict

New Delhi - An Indian pilot shot down over Pakistan and paraded by his captors has become a hero in his own country, a trump card for Islamabad and perhaps the key to bringing the arch-rivals back from the brink.

Investigators probe pilot of missing Sala flight

London - British investigators said Friday they were probing the licence held by the pilot of the small plane carrying Premier League player Emiliano Sala that went missing over the Channel this week.

Russian pilot killed after plane downed over Syria

Sar - A Russian pilot was killed Saturday in fighting with Islamists after his warplane was downed over northwest Syria, Russia's defence ministry and a monitor said.

Russian pilot killed after plane downed over Syria

Sar - A Russian pilot was killed Saturday in fighting with Islamists after his warplane was downed over northwest Syria, Russia's defence ministry and a monitor said.

Syria rebels down Russian plane, pilot killed: monitor

Beirut - A Russian pilot was killed Saturday after his warplane went down over Syria's northwest province of Idlib and he clashed with Islamists on the ground, Russia's defence ministry and a monitor said.

Venezuela says rebel pilot killed in police operation

Caracas - Venezuela's government announced Tuesday that rogue pilot Oscar Perez was among seven "terrorists" killed during a bloody police assault to arrest him the day before.

Venezuela says rebel pilot killed in police operation

Caracas - Venezuela's government announced Tuesday that rebel pilot Oscar Perez was among seven "terrorists" killed during a bloody police assault to arrest him.

Several dead in operation to arrest Venezuela pilot

Caracas - Several people including two police officers were killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot who bombed Venezuela's Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year, the interior ministry said Monday.

Several dead in operation to arrest Venezuela pilot: official

Caracas - Several people, including two police officers, were killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot who dropped grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year, the interior ministry said Monday.

Venezuelan police surround fugitive chopper attack pilot

Caracas - Oscar Perez, a rogue helicopter pilot who vanished last year after dropping grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court, said Monday he and his companions were surrounded and pinned down by police marksmen."They are firing at us with grenade launchers.

Hit music video director discusses new controversial series pilot Special

The acclaimed and award-winning music video director, Dale "Rage" Resteghini is gearing up to turn history on its head with Cracka, his upcoming series pilot that will present a world where whites are the minority, suffering at the hands of black people.

Op-Ed: USAF pilot Col. 'Mad dog' Madison looks back on illustrious days Special

Colorado Springs - Today is a very happy day for Colonel Mike Madison as he marries Carin Peacock. It is a new phase of his life. Looking back upon a military career that spans 25 years.

Moscow demands arrest of rebel for 'murder' of Russian warplane pilot

Moscow - Moscow on Wednesday called for Ankara to arrest a rebel it claims killed the pilot of the Russian jet downed by Turkey last month on the Syrian border.

Turkey sends body of shot down pilot back to Russia: Reports

Ankara - Turkey on Monday sent back to Russia the body of a pilot killed when his plane was shot down by the Turkish air force for allegedly violating its air space on the Syrian border, reports said.

Russia says second pilot of downed warplane rescued in Syria

Moscow - Russian and Syrian special forces have rescued the second pilot of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey and he is now at a Russian air base in Syria, the defence minister said Wednesday."The operation ended successfully.

U.S. pilot survives crash of fighter jet in California

Lemoore - A U.S. Navy pilot walked away Monday from the fiery crash of a fighter jet in central California, military officials reported.

Ukrainian pilot held in Russia faces 25 years in jail

Moscow - Russian investigators said Monday that a Ukrainian pilot controversially detained in Moscow faces up to 25 years in prison for her alleged involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists.

Hunger strike Ukraine pilot 'being transferred' to Russian hospital

Moscow - Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has resumed her hunger strike and is withering away, her lawyer said on Monday, adding that authorities planned to transfer her to a Russian civilian hospital.

Solar Impulse 2 pilot back in Switzerland for medical tests

Ginebra - The co-pilot of a pioneering plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered by the sun, is being treated for migraine in his native Switzerland but will return to China soon, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Germanwings co-pilot had suffered depression: Report

Berlin - The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday.

Germanwings co-pilot a friendly pro who 'dreamed' of flying

Berlin - Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet, was a life-long flying enthusiast who had passed all the airline's psychological tests and had no known terrorist links.

Germanwings co-pilot had 630 hours' flying experience: Lufthansa

Frankfurt - The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps was on the job since September 2013 and had 630 hours of flying experience, the parent company, German flag carrier Lufthansa, said on Thursday.

Ukraine pilot detained in Russia resumes hunger strike

Moscow - A female Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia on murder charges that Kiev says are politically motivated restarted a hunger strike Monday that officials have warned could kill her, her lawyer told AFP.

Ukrainian doctors visit pilot in Moscow jail

Kiev - Ukrainian doctors have visited pilot Nadiya Savchenko in her Moscow prison for the first time since her capture nine months ago, Ukraine's government said Saturday.

'On the brink': Ukrainian pilot ends hunger strike in Russia jail

Moscow - Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has ended a more than 80 days hunger strike in protest at her detention in Russia after her health came near to collapse, her lawyer said on Friday.
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