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Plane in landing scare

No one was injured when a Turkish Airlines plane on a flight from Milan landed at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul with its right engine on fire on Saturday. The A320 made a first attempt to land but aborted the landing and tried again.   The first...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Stunt biker Danny MacAskill has completed a spectacular challenge, jumping two Highland cows and their handlers as he promoted the Mountain Bike World Cup in Scotland this summer. The stunt attracted the attention of dozens of workers in central...

  • Indian farmer kills self at rally

    An impoverished Indian farmer has hanged himself in front of hundreds of other farmers who had gathered for a protest in the capital. It was the latest in a wave of suicides that has left at least 40 farmers dead in recent weeks - and some 300,000...

  • Travel chaos amid Brussels strike

    Much of the transport in Brussels came to a halt as public sector workers held a one-day strike over Belgian government austerity measures. International train lines like Thalys and Eurostar, the national SNCB railway system, bus and underground...

  • Italy's migrant influx continues: 500 arrive in Salerno

    Italy's migrant influx continues: 500 arrive in Salerno

    Another boatload of north African migrants has arrived in Italy, this time to the port of Salerno on the mainland south of Naples. Salerno was used to ease the strain on overcrowded centers receiving migrants in ports in Sicily. The ship was...

  • Pope to visit Cuba before flying on to U.S. in September

    Pope Francis will visit Cuba before flying on to the United States for his visit there in September, the Vatican said. The stop in Cuba during a trip that will include visits to the White House, Congress and the United Nations will underline the...

  • Ethiopians mourn Libya killings at rally, scuffles erupt

    Ethiopians mourn Libya killings at rally, scuffles erupt

    Demonstrators hurled stones and police fired teargas as emotions ran high at a mass rally in Ethiopia's capital commemorating 30 compatriots shot and beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya, witnesses said. Protesters started gathering at...

  • Updated - Extremist planned attacks on Paris churches - police

    French police have detained a man they suspect of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches, the interior minister said. The man, a 24-year-old information technology student, was arrested on Sunday in southeast Paris. A car was...

  • Protest forces church to take down cross

    Malaysia has ordered an investigation into a protest by Muslim demonstrators who forced a small church in the capital to take down its cross, the latest sign of growing religious tension in the multiracial Southeast Asian nation. Prime...

  • Libya stops migrant boats as they try to reach Europe

    Libya stops migrant boats as they try to reach Europe

    Libya has stopped several boats packed with Africans trying to reach Italy’s shores in the past three days, detaining more than 600 immigrants, a security official said yesterday. The North African country, gripped by violence and a breakdown of...

  • UN Security Council concerned by Mediterranean migrant smuggling

    UN Security Council concerned by Mediterranean migrant smuggling

    The United Nations Security Council expressed grave concern yesterday at the growth in people smuggling in the Mediterranean Sea and deplored Sunday’s deadly shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe that may have killed as many as 900...

  • Former Egypt president Morsi jailed for 20 years

    Former Egypt president Morsi jailed for 20 years

    Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole yesterday on charges arising from the killing of protesters, nearly three years after he became Egypt’s first freely elected president. Morsi stood in a...

  • Old loyalties and religious cohesion may frustrate Islamic State in Libya

    Old loyalties and religious cohesion may frustrate Islamic State in Libya

    Islamic State’s executions of Christians show the group is exploiting Libya’s lawlessness but tribal and political loyalties and the absence of a sectarian divide mean it is unlikely to grow as rapidly there as in Iraq or Syria. On Sunday, the...

  • Ex-bookkeeper at Auschwitz admits ‘moral guilt’ at trial

    Ex-bookkeeper at Auschwitz admits ‘moral guilt’ at trial

    A 93-year-old former bookkeeper at Auschwitz who is accused of assisting in the mass murder of Jews told a German court that he felt morally guilty for his work at the Nazi death camp, describing in detail the grisly killings he had witnessed...

  • US Catholic bishop in child pornography case resigns

    US Catholic bishop in child pornography case resigns

    Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City, who remained in office for three years after he was convicted in 2012 of shielding a priest who took pornographic pictures of girls, has resigned, the Vatican said yesterday. Finn, 62, is the only US Roman...

  • Future of UK is on the line in May 7 election, says former PM Major

    The future of the UK would be imperilled if Scottish nationalists prop up a Labour government after May 7’s election because they would use the role to prepare another independence vote, former prime minister John Major said yesterday. Speaking in...

  • Japan ponders moon mission

    Japan ponders moon mission

    Japan’s space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon as part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or Jaxa, presented the proposal to...

  • Tiny stones ‘Earth building blocks’

    Tiny stones ‘Earth building blocks’

    Tiny stones just a millimetre across were the original building blocks of the Earth, research suggests. Computer simulations show that early in the life of the solar system they gave rise to asteroids and ‘protoplanets’ which then collided to...

  • AC/DC’s Phil Rudd admits threat to kill

    AC/DC’s Phil Rudd admits threat to kill

    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court to threatening to kill a man who used to work for him and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. Rudd faces up to seven years in prison on the threat-to-kill charge, although his...

  • Houston’s daughter opens her eyes

    The daughter of singer Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston has “opened her eyes” three months after being found unresponsive in a bath in her Georgia home, but the extent of her recovery will not be known for years, a lawyer for her father...

  • Artist behind Vegas neon sign dies

    The woman who designed the iconic neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to Las Vegas since 1959 has died. Betty Willis, 91, died at her home in Overton, Nevada, according to an obituary on the Virgin Valley & Moapa Valley Mortuaries...