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Train mows down crowd at India, festival; at least 60 dead

Asia Pacific Oct 20, 2018

Train mows down crowd at India, festival; at least 60 dead

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city ...

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

World Oct 12, 2018

Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

The Pentagon grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters Thursday so that engineers could conduct urgent inspections following the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history. Preliminary data from a Marine Corps F-35B that was completely destroyed in a South Carolina crash ...

World / Offbeat Oct 6, 2018

Good Samaritan driver revives stunned squirrel

A motionless squirrel stunned by a car has been revived by its driver, who performed chest compressions beside a Minnesota road. Police officers on patrol in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park thought the man might be performing CPR. In police video posted to the department ...

U.S. loses first F-35 stealth fighter in crash in South Carolina

World Sep 29, 2018

U.S. loses first F-35 stealth fighter in crash in South Carolina

A U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jet was destroyed in a crash during training on Friday, officials said. The pilot safely ejected. The crash is the first of its kind for the troubled F-35 program, marking an unfortunate moment for the most expensive plane in history. The ...

Asia Pacific Sep 24, 2018

Indonesian teenager rescued after seven weeks drifting at sea

An Indonesian teenager has survived about seven weeks adrift at sea after the floating wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings. The parents of 18-year-old Aldi Novel Adilang and the Indonesian Consulate in Osaka say he was rescued by a Panamanian-flagged ...

Six injured as motorboat slams into quay on island in Hiroshima

National Sep 24, 2018

Six injured as motorboat slams into quay on island in Hiroshima

Six people were injured, three seriously, when their motorboat slammed into a quay Sunday morning on an island in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. The injured were two women aged 28 and 85, and the 62-year-old male skipper, the local Japan Coast Guard office said. A 3-year-old ...