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Air Canada flight makes emergency landing after severe turbulence hurts passengers

MONTREAL - An Air Canada flight from Shanghai to Toronto made an emergency landing in Calgary on Wednesday (Dec 30) so that several people injured in severe turbulence could get treatment. "Confirming AC088 Shanghai to Toronto, encountered...

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Whither Malaysia Airlines' restructuring plan?

KUALA LUMPUR ― In efforts to stop a financial haermorrhage, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) appears to be facing an uphill fight to maintain the morale of its remaining staff after downsizing its workforce through an ongoing rationalisation...

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Russia closes Moscow's Red Square on New Year's Eve for first time, amid security concerns

MOSCOW (AFP) - Moscow's Red Square, traditionally a place where people gather to ring in the New Year, will be closed to revellers on Dec 31, the city authorities said on Monday (Dec 28), amid mounting security concerns. This year, the...

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Texas tornadoes kill 11 as wild weather lashes US

DALLAS - At least 11 people were killed as tornadoes ripped through Texas, according to authorities who searched house-to-house on Sunday (Dec 27) for additional victims of the freak storms lashing the southern United States. The rare...

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Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

ASUNCION - Mudslides have killed at least four people in Brazil, one of several South American countries where torrential rains and flooding now have claimed at least 10 lives, officials said on Sunday (Dec 27). The epic rainfall also has...

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Britain sends in more troops as historic city floods

YORK - Britain's government dispatched more troops on Sunday (Dec 27) to tackle "unprecedented" flooding in northern England which has forced hundreds to flee their homes, including in the historic tourist city of York. Prime Minister...

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Malaysia Airlines plane 'flies in the wrong direction' from New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur on Christmas Day

Flight MH132 usually takes a direct route heading north-west over Australia on its way from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur but radar data showed the aircraft heading south for almost an hour. The New Zealand Herald reported that the pilot...

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Two wounded in blast at Istanbul airport, cause unknown - airline

ISTANBUL - An explosion at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport wounded two cleaning staff on a plane, but the cause of the blast was not clear, Pegasus airline said on Wednesday. Pegasus said the blast occurred at 2:05 am (0005 GMT) when no...

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10 killed in Delhi plane crash

NEW DELHI - A piece of wreckage being hoisted by a crane after a plane crash yesterday morning near New Delhi's main airport. A chartered Indian aircraft carrying military personnel exploded in a fireball and killed all 10 people on board after...

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Rising anger over Delhi's toxic air

NEW DELHI - For 12 hours a day, Mr Raju Misra stands at his snack stall in the world's ultimate pollution blackspot, inhaling toxic fumes and railing against India's politicians for failing to clean up the filthy air. Anger and...

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