16 Jan 2017

Kyrgyzstan plane crash: Dozens killed when 747 hits village

“At least 37 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan, according to a statement from Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations. ‘The number of victims is increasing quickly,’ Elira Sharipova, a spokeswoman for Kyrgyzstan’s Emergency Ministry told CNN. ‘The fire service, rescue services, ministry

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05 Jan 2017

Engine Drops Out of B-52 During Training at Minot Air Force Base

“An engine dropped out of a B-52 bomber during a training flight on Wednesday, the Air Force has confirmed following questions from Defense News. Because the B-52 runs on eight Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3/103 turbofan engines, pilots were able to land the aircraft safely without any injury to the five

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01 Jan 2017

Hundreds of migrants try to storm border into Spain’s enclave of Ceuta

“Around 1,100 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish government said.” Source: Hundreds of migrants try to storm border into Spain’s enclave of Ceuta | Reuters

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27 Dec 2016

Jordan Travel Warning

“The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of threats from terrorist groups throughout Jordan and to consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country.  Terrorist organizations, including the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), its affiliates, and sympathizers, have successfully conducted attacks in Jordan

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27 Dec 2016

Uganda: 30 drown after boat carrying football team capsizes on Lake Albert

“At least 30 people have drowned after a boat carrying a football team and their fans capsized on Lake Albert in Uganda, police say. The overcrowded vessel was carrying some 45 people. Police say the boat became unbalanced when too many passengers moved to one side.” Source: Uganda: 30 drown

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27 Dec 2016

Search Teams Recover Russian Plane’s Black Box

“Russian authorities said search teams have found the main black box, or flight data recorder, from a military passenger jet that crashed in the Black Sea en route to Syria.” Source: Search Teams Recover Russian Plane’s Black Box

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27 Dec 2016

US begins asking foreign travelers for social media accounts upon entry

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection has finalized a measure to have foreign travelers provide social media accounts when they enter the country. “ Source: US begins asking foreign travelers for social media accounts upon entry | TheHill

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26 Dec 2016

Russia plane crash: Huge search for bodies in Black Sea

“A huge search operation is continuing for a Russian military plane with 92 on board which crashed into the Black Sea. Some 3,000 people, including more than 100 divers, as well as ships, planes, helicopters and submersibles are involved in the operation near Sochi.” Source: Russia plane crash: Huge search

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23 Dec 2016

Libya Plane Hijack: First passengers released at airport

“The first people have been allowed off a hijacked Libyan jet during a stand-off at Malta International Airport. Malta’s Prime Minister has said only some of the crew remain on board the domestic Afriqiyah Airways flight but it remains unclear how many hijackers there are. At least one man claiming

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20 Dec 2016

Vancouver police shoot machete-wielding man outside SkyTrain station

“Police confirmed they shot a man at 29th Station Monday morning after he allegedly threatened passengers with a machete and broke out of a SkyTrain that officers tried to use to contain him. “ Source: Vancouver police shoot machete-wielding man outside SkyTrain station | Metro Vancouver

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