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Russian TV airs video game as Syria war footage

A tribute to Russias armed forces on the countrys flagship news programme mistakenly used footage from a computer game to illustrate military action in Syria. Eagle-eyed viewers of the weekly Voskresnoye Vremya programme on state-run Channel One TV noticed that gun-sight footage of a truck being attacked was actually from the Arma-3 tactical computer game. Sundays report was a celebration of...


US government shuts down
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US government shuts down

The US Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the US government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. In shutdowns, non-essential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working. After previous government ...


Plane wreck lifted from Sydney river after crash killing British CEO

Australian air crash investigators and police on Thursday hoisted the wreckage of a seaplane from the Sydney river where it sank after crashing on New Years Eve, killing six people including the chief executive of British catering company Compass Group Plc. Richard Cousins, 58, and four members of his family were among the six fatalities when the plane hit the water shortly after takeoff on Sun...


New York family of five among the dead in Costa Rican plane crash
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New York family of five among the dead in Costa Rican plane crash

A family of five from the New York City suburb of Scarsdale was aboard a plane that crashed and exploded minutes after takeoff from a popular beach resort in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people aboard, a relative and the familys rabbi said. Ten U.S. citizens and two Costa Rican pilots were killed when the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan AIRCRAFT crashed into a mountainous area off the beach t...


Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria
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Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

The defence minister, Marise Payne, has announced Australia will scale back its operations in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The countrys six super hornets will head home from the Middle East, marking the end of Australias airstrike operations. Payne said the decision follows discussions with the Iraqi government and other allies. I want to particularly acknowledge the...


In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up

When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard. Her allegations - denied by the man accused of the assault on a domestic Vistara flight in India - triggered online outrage and prompted a rare police investigation. The incident, coming shortly after Facebook founder Ma...


U.S. B-1B bombers to fly over Korean peninsula
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U.S. B-1B bombers to fly over Korean peninsula

U.S. B-1B Lancer bombers will fly over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as part of a large-scale joint aerial drill being staged with South Korea this week, the Souths Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified military source. The bombers will take part in the drills at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and as United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman...


South Korea, U.S. kick off largest air exercise amid North Korean warnings
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South Korea, U.S. kick off largest air exercise amid North Korean warnings

South Korea and the United States launched their largest-ever joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons program that has raised global tensions. The annual U.S.-South Korean drill, called Vigilant Ace, will run until Friday, with six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to be deployed among the more than 23...


Tara Air crashes in Humla due to a tire puncture on the runway
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Tara Air crashes in Humla due to a tire puncture on the runway

A tire puncture almost caused a severe tragedy in Humla airport today. Unable to take off after the puncture, the twin otter AIRCRAFT of Tara Air crashed injuring five passengers including the pilot at Humla Airport today. No casualties have been reported.Thirteen other passengers suffered minor injuries and are receiving treatment at Humla Hospital. A helicopter has been sent to airlift passe...


Bali Mt. Agung volcanic ash spreads, airport shut down, locals and tourists worry
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Bali Mt. Agung volcanic ash spreads, airport shut down, locals and tourists worry

Early Monday morning, Ngurah Rai International Airport, the main gateway for tourists to Bali, has been closed and a red alert issued. Balis Mt. Agung erupted for the second time in a week yesterday and an eruption is imminent, experts say. All flights to Bali have been cancelled as volcanic ash can severely damage an AIRCRAFTs engine. Airlines have issued notices and apologised for the inconv...


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