Tourist plane carrying 3 crashes in W. France

Paris, Aug 16 (UNI) A tourist plane with three people on board crashed Tuesday in France’s western department of Loire-Atlantique, local media reported. According to France Bleu, the plane reportedly disappeared around Tuesday noon between Nantes and La Baule, Department of Loire-Atlantique. Firefighters have found debris from the plane 3 to 4 meters deep in…

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Putin congratulates Indian leadership on Independence Day

Moscow, Aug 15 (UNI) Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory message to Indian President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of India’s Independence Day, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. “Dear Madam President! Dear Mr. Prime Minister! Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of India’s national holiday —…

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Danish FM expresses regrets, apologies for Quran burning

Algiers, Aug 15 (UNI) Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Monday called his Algerian counterpart Ahmed Attaf, and expressed his “regrets and apologies” for the burning of the Islamic holy book of Quran in the Danish capital Copenhagen. The Danish diplomat said these acts were “intolerable and unacceptable,” and had run contrary to Denmark’s…

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7 dead in central China rockslide

Wuhan, Aug 15 (UNI) Seven people were dead in a rockslide Monday night in the suburbs of Yichang City, central China’s Hubei Province, the local government confirmed. Falling rocks hit a passing van on a country road in Xingshan County at around 8:30 p.m. and all the seven people on board were killed, the county…

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3k people evacuated due to wildfire in France

Paris, Aug 15 (UNI) Over 3,000 people have been evacuated as a violent wildfire broke out Monday evening near Saint-Andre, a commune in the department of Pyrenees-Orientales in southern France. The fire broke out at about 5:15 p.m. local time (1515 GMT), French news channel BFMTV reported, citing local fire department. According to the local…

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