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Trainee pilot lands plane after instructor faints

Trainee pilot lands plane after instructor faints Seven Network TV reported that he was flying in a single-propeller two-seat Cessna 152. It was the man's first lesson in a two-seater as his wife and three children watched him from the ground. "We're tracking where you are at the moment", the operator says. I know this is really stressful. Mr Mollard is in a stable condition in hospital. Emergency services at the airport. [Full Article...]

Seven people killed in crash of light aircraft in the Philippines

Seven people killed in crash of light aircraft in the Philippines New Zealanders Tom Laurence Carr and Erma Carr have died in a plane crash in the Philippines. The light plane crashed into a resort compound in Pansol village in Laguna province near the foothills of Mount Makiling and ignited a fire. The couple lived in Ruakaka, just south of Whangārei. Philippine aviation authorities said six passengers and two pilots were aboard the craft when it disappeare... [Full Article...]

Afghan forces repel Taliban attack on crossroads city Kunduz

Afghan forces repel Taliban attack on crossroads city Kunduz He did not say if he had a finalised text to show Afghan authorities, but several officials have hinted in recent days that moving talks to Kabul could signal a positive outcome. The fighting disrupted power supplies and cell phone services to Kunduz, cutting off all communications. In late September 2015, the Taliban attacked Kunduz , overwhelming local forces and briefly seizing the city. [Full Article...]

Death toll from West Texas shooting spree rises to 7, 22 wounded

Death toll from West Texas shooting spree rises to 7, 22 wounded After the El Paso and Dayton shootings , Trump initially indicated a willingness to support more stringent background checks on gun buyers, but has since seemed to more closely align himself with the gun lobby, which opposes any increased restrictions. [Full Article...]

Far-right AfD party makes big gains in German state elections

Far-right AfD party makes big gains in German state elections The Social Democratic Party, the CDU's coalition partner in the national parliament, was expected to remain the largest party in Brandenburg, with 27.5 percent of the vote to 22.5 for the AfD. "Let's complete the change", it had vowed in the campaign, referring to the peaceful revolution that ended the one-party state and in 1990 brought national reunification. [Full Article...]

Texas Laws Loosening Gun Restrictions Go Into Affect One Day After Shootings

Texas Laws Loosening Gun Restrictions Go Into Affect One Day After Shootings As it stands, Texas now has been the site of four of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. House Bill 1143 bars school districts from restricting the manner in which handgun license holders store guns and ammunition in their vehicles in parking areas, other than requiring it to be out of sight. [Full Article...]

Bahamas government warns tourists and residents to shelter from Dorian

The president made no qualms about it, "it seems to one of the biggest hurricanes we've ever seen, and that's a problem". Once the storm finishes deluging the Bahamas it is expected to head toward Florida, where mandatory evacuations have already begun. [Full Article...]

German president asks for Polish forgiveness on WWII anniversary

German president asks for Polish forgiveness on WWII anniversary But Donald Trump - who cancelled on his Polish hosts at the last-minute last week, citing concerns over a hurricane barrelling towards Florida - was due to spend the day at his golf club in Virginia. Despite this, little practical assistance was given to Poland, which was crushed within weeks by the Nazis and invaded by the Soviet Union from the east, according to a pact signed by Adolf Hitle... [Full Article...]


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