04 Apr 2011

Southwest to cancel about 100 flights as inspections continue

“Southwest Airlines expects to cancel about 100 flights from its Monday schedule as investigators continue inspecting its fleet, the airline said. The Texas-based airline grounded 79 planes for inspection after a hole opened on top of a Boeing 737 mid-flight Friday. It canceled approximately 600 flights to accommodate the inspections:

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21 Dec 2010

Mumbai on alert over threat of attack against foreigners

“Security was stepped up in India’s financial capital Mumbai on Tuesday, after intelligence warnings of a possible militant attack targeting foreigners, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was scheduled to fly to Mumbai on Wednesday on the second leg of a two-day India visit. ‘Extensive

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19 Dec 2010

Stranded traveler: ‘All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter’

” Lisa Suarez’s voice breaks as she stands in the snow outside London’s Heathrow airport, unable to get a flight home to Dallas, Texas. ‘It’s very hard,’ she says. ‘All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter.’ She and her family are among hundreds of thousands of people

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09 Nov 2010

Cruise ship stranded without power after fire

“A cruise ship with nearly 3,300 passengers on board was stranded off the coast of Mexico Tuesday after it lost power following an engine room fire, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement. The fire occurred about 6 a.m. Monday in the aft engine room of the Carnival Splendor, the

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08 Nov 2010

S. Korea’s terror alert raised to highest level ahead of G-20

“South Korean police have raised the nation’s terror alert to the highest level three days ahead of the opening of the Group of 20 summit in Seoul, officials said Monday. The terror alert has been elevated to ‘severe’ — the highest of the four tiers — for the first time

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05 Nov 2010

All 68 Aboard Cuban Airliner Killed in Crash

“A state airliner filled with Cubans and travelers from Europe and Latin America crashed and burst into flames in a mountainous area after declaring an emergency and losing contact with air traffic controllers. All 40 Cubans and 28 foreigners aboard died, authorities announced early Friday.” (All 68 Aboard Cuban Airliner

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