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Erdogan: Notre-Dame fire deeply upset Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he is "deeply upset" after a fire gutted Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. "The fire that spread through Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of the symbols of Paris and the …

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S7 Airline co-owner dies in Germany plane crash

A private plane with two Russians on board, which crashed in Germany yesterday, was almost completely destroyed by fire, regional police spokesman Bernd Hochstedter said. The victims’ bodies still remain at the …

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Rescued migrants hijack merchant ship near Libya

Migrants have hijacked a merchant vessel that rescued them off Libya's coast, ordering the crew to head towards Malta, according to reports. More than 100 migrants aboard the cargo ship are said to have acted after being told they …

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 Ethiopian Airlines Boeing's black boxes recovered

Investigators had recovered two black boxes from the crash site of the Boeing passenger jet, near the country's capital, Ethiopian state TV reported. The jet crashed just a few minutes after take-off on 10 March, killing all …

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UN employees among Ethiopian air crash victims

Members of the World Food Programme had lost their lives after an Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley said. "We …

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 Nine injured after blast in the Hague

Nine people were inured after an explosion in The Hague caused the front of a building to collapse, the Dutch city’s fire department has said. Emergency workers rescued three injured people from a collapsed three-story home in the …

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Explosion rocks Lyon scientific library

A large fire broke has broken out on the rooftop of a university in France's Lyon after several explosions were heard, the Lyon 1 faculty said. Police and university sources said works had been ongoing on the roof and that a gas …

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Su-27 fighter crashes in Ukraine

A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed while attempting to land on Saturday afternoon during a scheduled flight, killing the pilot, Reuters reports with a reference to the Ukrainian military. “The circumstances and causes of …

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France on verge of fuel revolution?

Several dozen of Total gasoline stations had run dry as a more than two-week long protest over fuel tax hikes in France began to impact fuel reserves and distribution. A Total spokesman said "yellow vest" protesters were …

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Merkel's plane makes unscheduled landing in Cologne

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will miss the opening of the G20 summit in Argentina after her plane was forced to land in Colonge shortly after leaving Berlin. Her office says Merkel and delegates made a safe, but …

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