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Outcry Prompts China to Help Train Crash Toddler

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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China is sending a team of medical experts to help save the leg of a little girl injured in last month’s hi-speed train crash near the eastern city of Wenzhou. China’s health ministry said on its website four experts would leave for Wenzhou Tuesday. The announcement came just as Chinese state media said the government […]

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Russia Grounds Antonov-12 Planes After Fatal Crash

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has temporarily grounded its Antonov-12 cargo planes, one day after engine failure caused one of the planes to crash, killing all 11 people onboard. Transport Ministry officials said Wednesday the ban on the Antonov-12s will continue until measures are taken to bring the Soviet-era planes into line with current safety standards. The plane was […]

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Cargo Planes Crashes in Russia

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A cargo plane crashed Tuesday in Russia’s far northeastern region of Siberia, in Kolyma, killing 11 people. Reuters news agency says the aircraft was a Soviet era Antonov-12 cargo plane that was trying to make an emergency landing when it went down. The cargo plane was heading to the northeastern town of Chukotka when it […]

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Insurgents Down U.S. Helicopter in Afghanistan, Killing 30 Americans

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Insurgents in eastern Afghanistan have shot down a U.S. military helicopter, killing 30 American service members and seven Afghan commandos in the deadliest single loss for coalition troops in the decade-long war. The Chinook CH-47 crashed before dawn Saturday in Wardak province. The Taliban movement said it fired a rocket at the helicopter during a […]

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Karzai: 31 US Special Forces Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says 31 members of U.S. special forces and seven members of an Afghan special unit have died in a helicopter crash in the eastern part of the country. Officials say the crash in Wardak Province represents the biggest death toll in a single incident for international forces in Afghanistan since the […]

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Karzai: 31 US Special Forces Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says 31 members of U.S. special forces and seven members of an Afghan special unit have died in a helicopter crash in the eastern part of the country. Officials say the crash in Wardak province represents the biggest death toll in a single incident for international forces in Afghanistan since the […]

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NATO Helicopter Crashes in Eastern Afghanistan

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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NATO officials say one of the alliance’s helicopters has crashed in eastern Afghanistan. Coalition authorities say “recovery operations” are underway, but did not release any casualty figures from the early Saturday crash. NATO says initial reports indicate there was “enemy activity” in the area of the crash. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the downing […]

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30 Killed in Ivory Coast Bus Crash

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A bus crash in the economic capital of Ivory Coast Friday killed some 30 people. Reports on the crash say the overcrowded bus was crossing a bridge over the Ebrie lagoon in Abidjan, when it veered off the bridge into the water. Rescuers have pulled some bodies and survivors from the wreckage. Authorities have not […]

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8 Killed in Ivory Coast Bus Crash

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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A bus crash in the Ivory Coast Friday killed at least eight people. Reuters news agency says the bus struck two cars on a bridge before veering off into a lagoon in Abidjan, the capital. Rescuers have pulled some bodies and survivors from the wreckage. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Poland Fires Generals After Smolensk Crash Probe

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Poland’s new defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak has fired three air force generals and 10 other top officers following an investigation into the plane crash last year that killed president Lech Kaczynski. The defense minister also said Thursday that the air force unit responsible for transporting top officials will be disbanded. Siemioniak’s predecessor, Bogdan Klich, quit […]

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