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Emergency teams search for victims of Russian plane crash

Monday, 12 February 2018, 14:19 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Emergency teams combed the snowy fields outside Moscow on Monday, searching for debris from a crashed Russian airliner and the remains of the 71 people aboard it who died. The An-148 twin-engine...

London City Airport shuts down due to unexploded WWII bomb

Monday, 12 February 2018, 13:09 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames. The Metropolitan...

Helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon, kills 3 British tourists

Monday, 12 February 2018, 09:29 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital while crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area to try to...

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 08:13 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday and struck Iranian targets in Syria that launched it, in what the military called a "severe and irregular...

Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony

Friday, 9 February 2018, 15:33 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

It was a historic moment, and it happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun. As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife greeted VIPs in their dignitary box...

Kim Jong Un's sister begins unprecedented South Korea visit

Friday, 9 February 2018, 09:24 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

In a stunning turn of events, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister arrived in South Korea on Friday to be her brother's special envoy to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Kim Yo Jong,...

Pope Benedict 5 years on: weaker, but 'on a pilgrimage home'

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 13:34 Last update: about 14 days ago

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has commemorated the fifth anniversary of his historic decision to retire by assuring that while his physical strength is waning, he is "on a pilgrimage home." Benedict...

Watch: SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 09:34 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad...

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