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Nigeria mourns plane crash victims


June 4th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 4 (IANS) Nigeria Monday began a three-day national mourning for the 193 people who died in one of the country's worst plane crashes that occurred Sunday.The Dana Air ... Read more...

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Iranian navy saves US vessel from pirates


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian naval forces have rescued an American commercial vessel that was attacked by several pirate boats near the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported Thursday.The Public ... Read more...

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Cargo ship sinks off Mumbai, probe ordered (Third Lead)


August 4th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) The ill-fated Panamanian flagged cargo ship M.V. Rak Carrier, that was stuck off Mumbai harbour Thursday morning, sank around 3 p.m., raising apprehensions about an ecological ... Read more...

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Energy from air could power your mobile


July 20th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) A revolutionary new device would only need air to keep your mobile phones, wireless sensors and communication chips going.These 'energy scavenging' devices could even be stored ... Read more...

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Brazil plane crash leaves 16 dead


July 14th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 14 (IANS/EFE) A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife, killing all 16 people on board, officials said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Devices to be powered out of thin air


July 11th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 11 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a way of harnessing energy from the air around us that could potentially power wireless sensors, microprocessors and communications chips. "There is a ... Read more...

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Plane with 21 on board crashes in Argentina (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, May 19 (IANS) A small plane with 21 people on board crashed in Argentina's southern Rio Negro province Wednesday. It remains unclear whether there are any survivors, media ... Read more...

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Aircraft crashes in Argentina


May 19th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, May 19 (IANS) A small aircraft crashed in Argentina's southern Rio Negro province Wednesday night, an official said. The plane operated by the regional SOL airline was flying ... Read more...

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3 rescued sailors return home


March 16th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) After being held hostage for nearly 11 months, three of the 13 sailors freed from Somali pirates' captivity returned to Mumbai Wednesday."I am glad to be ... Read more...

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Danish ship taken hostage by Somali pirates


March 1st, 2011 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, March 1 (IANS) A Danish ship with seven crew members on board has been captured by pirates off the coast of Somalia, Denmark's foreign ministry said Monday evening.The captured ship is ... Read more...

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Ship with nine Indian crew hijacked, proceeds to Somalia


February 14th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Suspected Somali pirates have hijacked a Maltese-flagged ship with nine Indian and 13 Iranian crew members on board, a top Indian maritime official said here Monday evening.The ship, ... Read more...

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Pirates seize vessel with 10 Indians off Oman


February 14th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pirates have seized a Maltese-flagged vessel with a crew of 23 people, including 10 Indians, off the coast of Oman, the European Union anti-piracy force (EUNavfor) reported.The ... Read more...

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Memorial Service Held To Commemorate Edmund Fitzgerald’s Sinking


November 11th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Whitefish Point, Nov 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A memorial service to mark the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald was held in Whitefish Point, Michigan on Wednesday. The memorial service was ... Read more...

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Big Brother watches: cameras in Chinese city taxi


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) Surveillance cameras and alarm systems installed in taxis in a Chinese city are supposed to help police know what's going on inside the cab but are making passengers ... Read more...

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Now, ‘intelligent’ pot that lights up when plant needs water


July 29th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A new 'intelligent' pot, invented by a young Brit, sends out a distress signal whenever the plant needs some help.Natalie King's 'Tulipe' pot glows bright red at ... Read more...

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No survivors from plane found crashed in Cameroon (Lead)


June 22nd, 2010 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 22 (DPA) Searchers have found the wreckage of a plane chartered by an Australian mining company in West Africa, former Sundance Resources chairman George Jones said Tuesday. "We've been told by ... Read more...

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Most bodies charred beyond recognition


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore (Karnataka), May 22 (IANS) Most victims of the Air India Express crash near here Saturday were charred beyond recognition, with the front portion of the plane completely burnt, rescue workers said. Flight ... Read more...

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150 killed in Air India crash in Mangalore (Third Lead)


May 22nd, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Mangalore, May 22 (IANS) About 150 people were killed when an Air India Express flying from Dubai overshot the runway after landing at the Mangalore airport near here early Saturday amid ... Read more...

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No distress signal was sent from Titanic for 45mins after it struck ice: Book


April 14th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): The ill-fated Titanic did not send distress signal for 45 minutes after hitting an iceberg, says a new book.The largest passenger steamship in the world collided with ice ... Read more...

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South Korean ship carrying nine goes missing near sea border with North Korea


April 3rd, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by BNO News
SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- A South Korean fishing boat has gone missing near the tense western sea border with North Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported on early Saturday.The 99-ton boat, carrying ... Read more...

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Indian Navy foils piracy attempt off Gulf of Aden


December 7th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indian Navy Monday thwarted a piracy attempt on a Norwegian-flagged tanker off the Gulf of Aden, an official said here. The Indian Navy ship, on anti-piracy patrol ... Read more...

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Five dead, 63 missing as ferry sinks in Philippines (Second Lead)


September 6th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (Philippines), Sep 6 (DPA) Five people drowned and 63 were missing Sunday when a passenger ferry with 968 people aboard sank in the southern Philippines, rescue officials said. The Superferry 9 ... Read more...

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Four dead, 90 missing as ferry sinks in Philippines (Lead)


September 6th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (Philippines), Sep 6 (DPA) Four people drowned Sunday when a passenger ferry with 964 people aboard sank in the southern Philippines, leaving about 90 missing, officials said. The Superferry 9 sank ... Read more...

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Ferry with over 960 on board in distress in Philippines


September 6th, 2009 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (Philippines), Sep 6 (DPA) A passenger ferry with about 964 people aboard tilted Sunday in the high seas off southern Philippines, prompting the captain to order passengers and crew to ... Read more...

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Reddy’s copter was airworthy: Patel


September 3rd, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Sept 3 (IBNS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Thursday said the Bell 430 aircraft that crashed killing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Reddy along with four others, was ‘airworthy’.“The aircraft ... Read more...

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Six missing after Norwegian cargo ship sinks off Sweden


July 31st, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 31 (Xinhua) Six crewmembers of a Norwegian cargo ship were missing Friday after the vessel sank off the coast of Sweden, officials said. The cargo ship Langeland was on its way ... Read more...

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Air France crash plane not destroyed in flight: Official


July 2nd, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 2 (DPA) The Air France Airbus A330-200 that crashed into the Atlantic one month ago was not destroyed in flight, an official with the French Office of Accident Investigation (BEA) ... Read more...

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Sole Comoros crash survivor returns home to France


July 2nd, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 2 (DPA) The only known survivor from the crash of a Yemenia Airbus A310 near the Comoros islands, 12-year-old Bahiya Bakary, arrived at Le Bourget airport near Paris Thursday. The "miracle ... Read more...

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Pilot of Yemenia plane did not send distress signal


July 2nd, 2009 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), July 1 (DPA) The Yemen Airways plane that crashed off the Comoros islands with 153 people on board did not issue a distress signal or report any mechanical problems, a ... Read more...

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Khaleda to get son Tarique to rebuild BNP


June 19th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) Bangladesh opposition leader and two-time prime minister Khaleda Zia may get her politician son Tarique Rahman to return from Britain to rejuvenate the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a ... Read more...

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Downed Air France AF447 debris found


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Brazilian military aircraft have sighted debris from missing Air France flight AF447 650 km (400 miles) north of the islands of Fernando de Noronha off Brazil's northern coast. The debris, comprising metal ... Read more...

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Possible Air France AF447 2009 crash debris sighted


June 2nd, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The crew of a French freighter have spotted debris floating on the Atlantic Ocean in an area where missing Air France flight AF447 is suspected of crashing. The sighting by the crew ... Read more...

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Indian Navy helicopter crashes off Goa, crew safe


March 25th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 25 (IANS) An Indian Navy Kamov-28 helicopter crashed in the Arabian Sea, 22 nautical miles off Goa, Wednesday but the crew escaped unhurt, an official said. Three naval personnel were ... Read more...

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Canadian chopper crashes into Atlantic, 16 missing (Lead)


March 13th, 2009 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 13 (IANS) A Canadian helicopter with 18 people on board plunged into icy Atlantic waters Thursday morning off its Newfoundland coast. One person was confirmed dead and another one was rescued. ... Read more...

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Moscow blames Chinese ship’s captain for sinking


February 20th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (RIA Novosti) The captain of a Chinese cargo ship, which sank off Russia's Pacific coast Sunday killing eight crewmembers, is to blame for the tragedy, the Russian foreign ministry ... Read more...

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