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Death toll in Russian shopping mall fire reaches 64

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The death toll from a fire at a shopping mall in the Russian city of Kemerovo has reached 64 people, Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said on Monday.

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Passenger plane ‘exploded’ before crashing in Moscow, black box found

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A passenger plane with 71 people on board has crashed in Moscow killing everyone on board. The aircraft an Antonov An-148 operated by Saratov Airlines disappeared shortly after taking off from Moscow. The plane, which had 65 passengers and six crew on board, crashed just outside the city. It has also been claimed that the preliminary cause of the crash is an “explosion”, with witnesses saying the plane broke apart in the sky, Rescuers have reportedly arrived on the scene and recovered a number of bodies as well as the cockpit black box.

 

His H the Amir consoles Putin on plane crash

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#Kuwait: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the plane crash that claimed all passengers’ lives.
Their Highnesses the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, respectively Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, addressed cableS of identical sentiments to the Russian president.
The plane, with 71 passengers on board, crashed on outskirts of the Russian capital Moscow earlier today.

Syria rebels down Russian plane, pilot killed

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Rebel fighters shot down a Russian plane over Syria’s northwest Idlib province on Saturday and the pilot was killed, a monitor said.
a Video appeared to show the plane being hit while other video showed burning wreckage on the ground with a red star on a wing.
Rebel factions shot down a Sukhoi 25. The Russian pilot came down in a parachute” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.