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Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead

Sixty-six people have been killed in a passenger plane crash in Iran, airline company officials say. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down in the Zagros mountains of central Iran. The Red Crescent has deployed a search and rescue team to the site near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province. The plane left Tehran at 05:00 local time ...

Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead

A Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow soon after take-off on Sunday, killing all 71 people on board, and investigators said they were looking at all possible causes. Temperatures were around minus 5 degrees Celsius with periodic snowfall when the short-haul AN-148 operated by Saratov Airlines took off for the city of Orsk in Orenburg region, about 900 miles (1,500 km) southeast of the c...

Philippines raises volcano alert again; hazardous eruption seen imminent

The Philippines raised the alert level at its Mayon volcano on Monday after a loud explosion in the wake of increased activity made a hazardous eruption likelier, prompting authorities to close all schools and urge residents to stay indoors. Mayon, the countrys most active volcano, has been spewing ash, lava, and pyroclastic material since Jan. 13, displacing close to 40,000 residents in the ce...

China demands public apology from Delta for listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries

Chinas aviation authority on Friday said it had asked Delta Air Lines to investigate why Taiwan and Tibet were listed as countries on its website, and demanded an immediate and public apology. Civil Aviation Administration of China said on its website it would require all foreign Airlines operating routes to China to conduct comprehensive investigation of their websites, apps and customer-relat...

Indefinite Dhankuta strike

Daily life in Sankhuwasabha district has been hit-hard due to the indefinite general strike in Dhankuta district. The strike, enforced for the past five days demanding Dhankuta be made the provincial capital of Province 1, had mostly affected transportation to and from Sankhuwasabha district. Passengers, mostly businessman and patients, say they have to wait hours at Kewa Khola, where the tw...

Left Alliance students burn PM's effigy protesting against petro-price hike

Student unions associated to Left Alliance have burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to protest against the price hike of petroleum products. Meanwhile, the police have intervened in the protest and fired two rounds of teargas shells to disperse the protestors. Following the intervention, police have clashed with demonstrators in which one student sustained injuries. The inju...

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...

Thai Airways celebrate 50 years of service in Nepal

It has been 50 years since Thai first touched down in Kathmandu Airport. 50 years ago, on December 4, 1968, Thai Airways became the first passenger jet service connecting Nepal to the rest of the world. Initially starting with one flight a week Thai Airwas today serves one flight daily at 1:55 p.m. since October 1997. The Airlines boasts introducing computerised reservation system in Nepal in ...

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...

Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'
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Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'

Indonesias Mount Agung volcano on island of Bali erupted for a second time in less than a week on Saturday evening, sending a grey-black plume of ash and steam at least 1,500 meters into the sky and leading several Airlines to change flight plans. Tourism in Bali is still safe, except in the danger (zone) around Mount Agung, Indonesias Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement, referring t...

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