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Police: Pilot in fatal California crash had fake records

Photo: Firefighters work the scene of a deadly plane crash in the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Los Angeles , Feb 6 : The man piloting a small plane that broke apart over a Southern California neighborhood had false credentials identifying him as a retired Chicago police officer, authorities said Tuesday. Antonio Pastini was killed ...

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Officials: 7 dead, many injured in Paris apartment fire

Photo: Firemen and emergency workers set up operations on a side street near the site of a fire in an apartment building, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Paris, France. Paris, Feb 5 : A fire in a Paris apartment building early Tuesday killed seven people and sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out their windows to escape, authorities ...

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US sending 3,750 extra troops to Mexico border

The Pentagon is sending 3,750 additional U.S. forces to the southwest border with Mexico for three months to support border agents, the Department of Defense said on Sunday. The deployment will raise the total number of active-duty forces supporting Customs and Border Protection agents there to about 4,350, it said. The Pentagon disclosed the official figure days after a Democratic ...

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Landslide kills at least 11 on Bolivian highway

Photo: Firefighters recover the body of a victim after a mudslide on the outskirts of El Choro, Bolivia, Saturday, Feb 2, 2019. Bolivia, Feb 4 : Authorities said Sunday that searchers had recovered 11 bodies from a landslide that buried cars on a highway in the mountains northeast of Bolivia’s capital a day earlier. At least 18 other people were ...

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Egypt mummies: New tombs found in Minya

Fifty mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era (305-30BC) have been found by Egyptian archaeologists, the antiquities ministry says. The mummies, of which 12 were children, were found in four burial chambers 9m (30ft) deep in the Tuna El-Gebel site in Minya, south of the capital Cairo.   Some were wrapped in linen, others were in stone coffins or wooden ...

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US says airstrike in Somalia kills 13 al-Shabab extremists

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 Al-Shabab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces. Photo: Collected Johannesburg, Feb 3 : The United States military says it has killed 13 members of the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike 30 miles (48 kilometers) outside Somalia’s capital. A U.S. Africa Command ...

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7 dead, many injured as 11 coaches of Delhi-bound train derail in Bihar

  At least seven people have died and 24 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early morning today in Bihar’s Vaishali district, about 30 km from Patna. Eleven coaches of Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 4 am. The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the ...

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Polar vortex death toll rises to 21 as US cold snap continues

At least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades. Ninety million people – a third of the US – have seen temperatures of -17C (0F) or below. Some 250 million Americans overall have experienced the “polar vortex” conditions.   Hospitals have been treating patients reporting frostbite as parts of ...

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26 UN peacekeepers killed in attacks in 2018

United Nations peacekeepers from Uruguay patrol a street in Goma, eastern Congo, in Friday, July 13, 2012 file photo. United Nations, Feb 01 : At least 34 United Nations and associated personnel — 26 peacekeepers and eight civilians — were killed in malicious attacks in the line of duty in 2018, said a UN spokesperson Thursday. The 2018 casualty rate ...

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Deep freeze grips US Midwest, 12 dead

A blast of icy polar air has brought dangerously low temperatures to the US Midwest, causing at least three more deaths while halting the mail and forcing residents who pride themselves on their winter hardiness to huddle indoors. Classes were cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday for students across the Midwest, including Chicago, home of the nation’s third-largest school system. Police ...

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