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Pilot killed after two Eurofighter jets collide in mid-air

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A pilot has been killed after two Eurofighter warplanes collided in mid-air and crashed in Germany. A second pilot managed to parachute to safety before the German air force jets crashed near the Laage military base in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on Monday. Both pilots had ejected from their aircraft, according to a third Read More

Two Eurofighter jets crash after mid-air collision

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Two Eurofighter warplanes have collided in mid-air and crashed in Germany – with both pilots managing to use their ejector seats. The German air force confirmed its jets crashed near the Laage military base in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. “Together with a third Eurofighter they were flying an Air Combat Mission,” the German force Read More

With far-north temperatures rising, Alaska tundra fires proliferate

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ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – In Alaska, where sea ice has shrunk to record lows in places and far-north temperatures have climbed to record highs, dozens of fires are burning the treeless tundra and releasing carbon into the atmosphere. The latest flurry of Alaska tundra fires has been on the Seward Peninsula, which juts out to the Read More

California governor proposes a $21 billion wildfire fund

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed helping utilities create a fund of up to $21 billion to compensate future victims of wildfires sparked by the companies’ equipment or employees, an aide said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Firefighters keep watch on the Thomas wildfire in the hills and canyons outside Montecito, California, Read More

‘It was to blame Russia from the beginning’: Malaysia PM fires back at MH17 probe

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Malaysia is “unhappy” about the findings of the Dutch-led inquiry into the MH17 crash, which pointed the finger at Russia even before the probe began, the country’s PM said, noting that there was more politics than fact-finding. Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s prime minister, voiced his unease after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) revealed the latest results Read More

Indonesia to restore 200,000 hectares of peatland this year

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency said on Wednesday that it aims to restore 200,000 hectares of peatland in 2019, as it races to reach a 1 million hectare restoration target by the end of next year. The agency was set up in 2016 to restore carbon-rich peatland damaged by fires in seven provinces Read More

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

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TOKYO (Reuters) – A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings. Residents who were evacuated from their homes after an earthquake are seen at a gymnasium of Iwafune junior high school acting as a makeshift evacuation Read More

South Korea fires up on renewables, to close more coal plants

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SEOUL (Reuters) – As renewable energy powers up in South Korea, coal-fired generation, long the bedrock of the country’s electricity supply, is being tapped to give up room. FILE PHOTO: Vehicles move on a road on a polluted day in Seoul, South Korea, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-ji/File Photo Facing choking smog in its major Read More

Russian aviation makes return to Paris Air Show after 5-year hiatus

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Russia’s aircraft manufacturers are taking part in the 2019 Paris Air Show which kicked off on Monday at Le Bourget airport. Russia has not participated in the show since 2014 due to Western sanctions. The 53rd Paris Air Show, which will take place from June 17 to 23, is expected to once again bring together Read More

Explosions rock Syrian military zone in suburbs of Damascus (PHOTOS)

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Published time: 15 Jun, 2019 15:36 Edited time: 15 Jun, 2019 16:18 A large explosion has hit a military zone in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syrian state TV reported. Following the initial report, pictures surfaced on social media claiming to show the aftermath of the blast. The explosion was reported around 6pm local time Read More