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In Bangladesh, Disaster-Savvy Students Protect Families From Floods

By Mushfique Wadud KURIGRAM, Bangladesh, Nov 30 – Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and asked: “We are experiencing heavy floods in the last few years – is this linked to climate change?” Islam told his pupils climate

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Syrian Rebels Say Russian Jets Hit Refugee Camp Along Jordan Border

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, July 12 – Jets believed to be Russian on Tuesday struck a refugee camp along Jordan’s north-eastern border with Syria, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores in the first such Russian strike near the Jordanian border, rebels said. Several jets flying at high altitudes struck at noon a makeshift

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Cyprus Remands Suspected Hijacker Who Wanted to See Ex-Wife

By Yiannis Kourtoglou LARNACA, Cyprus March 30 – An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a passenger plane and diverting it to Cyprus has told police he acted because he wanted to see his estranged wife and children, saying “what should one do?”. The suspect, whom Cypriot and Egyptian authorities have identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa,

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Plane Crashes in Russia, All 61 People on Board Killed

By Lidia Kelly and Christian Lowe MOSCOW, March 19  – Russian officials said on Saturday that all 61 people on board a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed as it tried to land. Russia’s emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, crashed at 03:50 (0030 GMT)

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Air France Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Kenya After Bomb Scare

NAIROBI, Dec 20 – An Air France flight from Mauritius diverted and made an emergency landing at Kenya’s port city of Mombasa after a suspicious device was found in a toilet, Kenya’s head of police and the airline said on Sunday. Police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said on his Twitter account that the Boeing 777

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Airline Profits to Hit Record Levels on Low Oil

GENEVA, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Low oil prices and healthy demand for travel will boost airline profits again in 2016, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday. IATA, which represents almost 260 airlines accounting for 83 percent of global air traffic, said net profits would reach record levels of $36.3 billion in 2016 after

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