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Three Planes in Near-miss in U.S.

Washington (CNN) -- Three planes at Reagan National Airport recently came close to crashing because of an air traffic control "miscommunication," federal authorities said Thursday. The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon when air traffic controllers were making adjustments for landing and departing aircraft because of bad weather. ...

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Syria Conflict: Regime ‘Kills Dozens’ in Damascus

The Opposition has said that Syrian Government forces launched two operations in Damascus to root out rebel activists on Wednesday, killing at least 70 Troops reportedly went from house to house demanding to see people's papers, and summarily executed many of their victims, according to activists. Syrian state TV said "dozens of terrorists" surrendered or were killed in the operation. Meanwhile, rebels said ...

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Eurozone Manufacturing Activity ‘Hits Three-Year Low’

A closely watched survey is saying that the Eurozone manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in three years in July. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), compiled by Markit, fell to 44 from 45.1 in June. Any reading below 50 indicates contraction. Markit claimed that companies were focusing on cost cutting as falling orders led to more job losses. Growth in the Eurozone economy wa ...

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Hundreds of Millions Without Power in India

Hundreds of millions of people have been left without electricity in Northern and Eastern India after a massive power breakdown. More than half the country has been left without power after three grids collapsed - one of them for the second day running. Hundreds of trains have come to a standstill and hospitals are running on backup generators. In Eastern India, around 200 miners have been trapped undergrou ...

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Syria Conflict: UN Says 200,000 Have Fled Aleppo Battle

The UN has indicated that some 200,000 people have fled intense fighting in Syria's second city Aleppo in the past two days. Government forces launched a ground assault on Saturday after a week of sporadic shelling and sorties by fighter jets. Residents are facing food shortages and power cuts. The rebels are outgunned by the army, but they are fighting an effective guerrilla war in the streets. A lot of po ...

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First American Woman in Space Dies

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said. She was 61. "Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundless energy, curiosity, intelligence, passion, commitment and love. Her integrity was absolute; her spirit was immeasurable; her approach to life was fearless," read a statement on the website of Sally Ride Science, a ...

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14 Killed, 50 Injured in Shootout During Batman Screening in Denver

A masked gunman killed 14 people and wounded 50 others at a showing of new batman movie the dark knight rises in the U.S. city of Denver. One witness as said he saw a "guy slowly making his way up the stairs and firing, picking random people". Local hospitals were alerted to a "mass casualty incident". Media reports said 10 people died at the scene and four died later in hospital. Another eye witness said,  ...

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Syria Conflict: Senior Officials Die In ‘Suicide Attack’

Syria's Defence Minister and his Deputy, President Assad's brother-in-law, have died in a suspected suicide bombing at Security Headquarters in Damascus, State. Mr. Daoud Rajiha and Assef Shawkat were attending a meeting of senior officials at the time. The National Security Chief and Interior Minister are said to be critically hurt. The attack comes amid claims of a major rebel offensive on the city. Syria ...

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