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Transport

Air France strike: Massive flight disruptions, could cost up to $19mn
Up to 60 percent of Air France flights have been canceled as the company’s pilots began a week-long strike over the cuts. The same level of groundings is expected until the weekend.

16.09.2014 05:52

700 migrants feared drowned, traffickers 'deliberately sink’ boat
As many as 700 asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East are feared dead in two ship wrecks last week. One of the capsized boats was allegedly deliberately sunk by traffickers, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

15.09.2014 15:33

Smartphone separation: Chinese city creates special sidewalk lane for cell phone users
The Chinese city of Chongqing has come up with a novel way to counter problems of “sidewalk rage” – by separating mobile users from other pedestrians. They have created a special lane to let them text and browse in peace.

15.09.2014 13:04

Russia’s 2nd Ukraine aid convoy of 200 trucks arrives in Lugansk
All 200 trucks in Russia’s 2nd convoy carrying humanitarian aid for devastated areas of eastern Ukraine have arrived in the city of Lugansk after weeks of delays that occurred despite an agreement on relief corridors in the Minsk ceasefire deal.

13.09.2014 00:19

London airport evacuated over ‘suspicious device'
London’s Luton Airport terminal building has been evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious item in the security area, the police and airport said on Monday.

08.09.2014 13:55

Malaysia Airlines renames awkward ‘things-to-do-before-you-die’ contest
Malaysia Airlines has had to rethink its inappropriately-named ‘Ultimate Bucket List’ competition of things to do before you die, following a slew of objections on social media. The company is still reeling from two catastrophes that claimed 527 lives.

04.09.2014 08:00

Cameron’s bid to block returning British jihadists hits legal snag
David Cameron’s plan to block British-born jihadists fighting with the Islamic State (IS) from re-entering the UK are in tatters, as he acknowledged that rendering citizens stateless would contravene international law.

02.09.2014 08:16

Hoax terror attack warning for London Tube spreads on social media
Warnings of an imminent terrorist attack on London’s Tube network were a ‘hoax’, say police. This follows the raising of the UK’s terror threat level from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ on Friday in response to the domestic threat posed by ISIS.

01.09.2014 08:41

‘First shot’: Iran tests Bavar-373 system aimed to substitute Russian S-300
Tehran has showcased an indigenous long-range air defense system, the Bavar-373 missile, developed as an alternative to the Russian S-300 after Moscow canceled its contract.

30.08.2014 03:36

Siberian Groundhog Day: Ground squirrel stuck in own burrow on Baikal island (VIDEO)
A ground squirrel in Russia’s Baikal Region seems to have been taking his preparations for winter a little too seriously. The little chap put on so much extra baggage that it managed to get stuck in its burrow and was only saved by an alert driver.

30.08.2014 09:51

Moscow warns of reprisal over Poland’s ‘outrageous’ airspace closure for Russian Defense Minister’s jet
Polish closure of its airspace for the plane of the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu will not go without an “appropriate response” as it caused a “real threat to flight safety,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated.

29.08.2014 20:48

Russia urges UNSC to stop ‘speculation around MH17 flight’
At a UN Security Council meeting, Russia demanded the international community to stop speculation about the MH17 flight, unless someone is willing to contribute info important to investigation, such as air traffic controller’s records concealed by Kiev.

28.08.2014 22:27

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