Jul 29, 2015

FAA probing case of jetliner that nearly ran out of fuel

Federal officials are investigating why an Allegiant Air passenger jet nearly ran out of fuel before landing at an airport that was temporarily closed to most traffic. Allegiant said Tuesday it is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation of the incident. The Allegiant ...

Smog-shrouded Santiago faces first pollution emergency in 16 years

Jun 22, 2015

Smog-shrouded Santiago faces first pollution emergency in 16 years

Dangerously high pollution levels have Chile’s capital on the brink of issuing an environmental emergency, the first such time the measure is to be implemented in 16 years. “Tomorrow Environmental Emergency” Santiago regional Gov. Claudio Orrego tweeted Sunday, after three days at pre-emergency levels. ...

Heatwave kills at least 122 in Karachi, other parts of Pakistan

Jun 22, 2015

Heatwave kills at least 122 in Karachi, other parts of Pakistan

A heatwave in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi and other districts of southern Sindh province has killed at least 122 people, health officials said Sunday. “Since Saturday 114 people have died in Karachi and eight others (have died) in three districts of Sindh,” provincial health ...

Baby born on Air Canada flight en route to Narita

May 11, 2015

Baby born on Air Canada flight en route to Narita

A Canadian woman gave birth aboard a Tokyo-bound plane after going into labor over the Pacific Ocean, a spokesman for Air Canada said Monday, an event the baby’s father described as “completely unexpected.” The 23-year-old woman delivered a baby girl with the help of ...