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Train derailed in Turkey, several dead and injured

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A passenger train has derailed in northwest Turkey, leading to deaths and injuries, according to local media reports. Emergency services have been dispatched to the scene, The incident occurred when five carriages of the train, carrying 300 people, came off the tracks near the Greek border.

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H.H Amir offers condolences to Guatemalan President

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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on the victims of Fuego volcano eruption.
His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables to Guatemalan President, more than 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, officials say.

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Cracked windshield forces American Airlines emergency landing

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A hail storm cracked the windshield of an American Airlines jetliner headed to Phoenix and forced it to divert to El Paso, Texas, Sunday night, officials said.

Flight 1897 from San Antonio, Texas, to Phoenix diverted “due to damage sustained by weather in flight,” the airline said in a statement, but gave few other details other than the plane sustained damage to “its nose and windshield” from hail.

None of the 130 passengers and crew of five was injured and the plane was able to taxi normally to the gate, the statement said.

De0qwcnUYAA2k6wThe Airbus A319 landed shortly after 8 p.m. local time and the aircraft was being evaluated by maintenance crews, the airline said. All passengers were later taken on another plane to their destination.

Russian pilot found after three decades missing in Afghanistan

1418829222_54A Russian pilot who was missing presumed dead after his plane was shot down three decades ago during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan has been found alive and wants to come home, Russian military veterans said Friday.

“He is still alive. It’s very astonishing. Now he needs help,” the head of the paratroopers’ union Valery Vostrotin told RIA Novosti state news agency.

Vostrotin, who heads the Russian side of a Russian-US joint commission on prisoners-of-war and soldiers missing in action, declined to name the pilot for reasons of confidentiality.

The man was shot down in 1987 and is likely now to be over 60, the deputy head of veteran’s organisation Battle Brotherhood, Vyacheslav Kalinin, told the news agency, adding that he now wants to come home.

He suggested that the pilot could be in Pakistan, where Afghanistan had camps for prisoners of war, RIA Novosti reported that during the course of the war between 1979 and 1989, 125 Soviet planes were shot down in Afghanistan.

 

 

H.H the Amir offers condolences to Cuban pres. over plane crash victims

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His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable of condolences to Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel over plane crash last Friday in Havana, which resulted scores of casualties, His Highness also wished a speedy recovery for the injured, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah also sent similar cables.