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NordStar and Swiss Air passenger jets narrowly avoid mid-air collision over Moscow

NordStar and Swiss Air passenger jets narrowly avoid mid-air collision over Moscow

NordStar and Swiss airlines' passenger planes nearly collided in Moscow airspace, according to media reports. A source in the ... Read More

Millions of Americans could be affected by REAL ID deadline in 2020

Millions of Americans could be affected by REAL ID deadline in 2020

Almost three out of four Americans are unprepared for the October 1, 2020 deadline for full implementation of REAL ... Read More

Powerful earthquake rocks Southern Chile

Powerful earthquake rocks Southern Chile

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has occurred in Los Lagos, Chile, about 610 miles (980 kilometers) south of the capital, ... Read More

Chinese passenger opens plane’s emergency exit to get some ‘fresh air’

Chinese passenger opens plane’s emergency exit to get some ‘fresh air’

One Chinese airline passenger took her quest for a 'breath of fresh air' a wee bit too far when ... Read More

‘Big panic’: Strong earthquake strikes Istanbul

‘Big panic’: Strong earthquake strikes Istanbul

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 rocked in Istanbul, Turkey today, sending school children and residents into the streets and ... Read More

Azur Air plane with 344 on board makes hard landing in Russia, 49 passengers injured

Azur Air plane with 344 on board makes hard landing in Russia, 49 passengers injured

Forty nine passengers were injured as an Azur Air Boeing 767 jet with 344 people aboard made a hard ... Read More

Boeing worried about safety? CEO issues assurance

Boeing worried about safety? CEO issues assurance

Boeing is creating a new Aerospace Safety Committee, after it had plans in June to fire about 900 human ... Read More

Tourism Resilience Centre to provide US$100,000 Towards Disaster Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean

Tourism Resilience Centre to provide US$100,000 Towards Disaster Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett says his Ministry through the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), ... Read More

Boeing Financial Assistance Fund begin operations today

Boeing Financial Assistance Fund begin operations today

The two administrators of the Boeing Financial Assistance Fund, Kenneth R. Feinberg and Camille S. Biros, announced today that ... Read More

Puerto Rico earthquake just recorded

Puerto Rico earthquake just recorded

A strong 6.0 earthquake was just recorded 38 miles north west of San Antonio, Puerto Rico No tsunami warning ... Read More

Syrian migrants posing as Ukrainian volleyball team try to slip into EU at Athens Airport

Syrian migrants posing as Ukrainian volleyball team try to slip into EU at Athens Airport

Greek police have caught a group of migrants from Syria attempting to fool migration control by posing as a ... Read More

Help available for Thomas Cook customers

Help available for Thomas Cook customers

Thomas Cook operated hotels, resorts, and airlines for 19 million people a year in 16 countries. Employing 21,000, it ... Read More

Neckermann told stranded German travelers: Don’t call us! Out of business!

Neckermann told stranded German travelers: Don’t call us! Out of business!

Neckermann Reisen along with Bucher Last Minute, ?ger Tours, Air Marin are among Germanies most known tour operators and ... Read More

Bankrupt! Thomas Cook goes bust stranding 600K travelers around the world

Bankrupt! Thomas Cook goes bust stranding 600K travelers around the world

Thomas Cook Group, one of the world's oldest travel companies, has entered compulsory liquidation 'effective immediately'. With all flights ... Read More

Kuwait raises security alert level at all ports after Saudi attack

Kuwait raises security alert level at all ports after Saudi attack

Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, the state-run KUNA ... Read More

Unbelievable what happens when you forget your boarding pass on Emirates

Unbelievable what happens when you forget your boarding pass on Emirates

Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for ... Read More

Flopped! Area 51 ‘raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

Flopped! Area 51 ‘raid’ ends with a whimper instead of a bang

A viral prank that promised to see two million alien hunters breach the gates of Area 51 has ended ... Read More

FAA restricts flights over New York City during UN General Assembly

FAA restricts flights over New York City during UN General Assembly

General aviation pilots who are planning to fly in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area between September 21 and ... Read More

Utah tour bus crash: 4 Chinese tourists dead, all others critically injured

Utah tour bus crash: 4 Chinese tourists dead, all others critically injured

The Utah state highway patrol reported that 4 people have died and all others on board were injured when ... Read More

Bermuda is open for business following Hurricane Humberto

Bermuda is open for business following Hurricane Humberto

Last night, Hurricane Humberto, a category 3 storm, passed about 75 miles to the north of Bermuda, giving the ... Read More

Emergency Sirens triggered in Hawaii : 911 not answering, Civil Defense unreachable

Emergency Sirens triggered in Hawaii : 911 not answering, Civil Defense unreachable

Tourists in Waikiki are running to hotels for safety Wednesday afternoon. Hawaii Civil defense sirens went off around 5.00 ... Read More

Venice tourists arrested, fined €3,000 for swimming naked in the canal

Venice tourists arrested, fined €3,000 for swimming naked in the canal

Tourists in Venice were fined three thousand euros for swimming naked in the city canal. According to the reports, ... Read More

Belgrade launches joint Chinese-Serbian police patrols in tourist areas of Belgrade

Belgrade launches joint Chinese-Serbian police patrols in tourist areas of Belgrade

The first joint patrol of Chinese and Serbian policemen was presented to the public in downtown Belgrade on Wednesday. ... Read More

FAA shuts down Nevada airspace ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ event

FAA shuts down Nevada airspace ahead of ‘Storm Area 51’ event

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned all aircraft, including emergency vehicles, from the airspace near Area 51 ahead ... Read More

Man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ stabs soldier in throat at Milan Central Station

Man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ stabs soldier in throat at Milan Central Station

An assailant who reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”?stabbed an Italian soldier in the throat outside the Central Station in Milan, ... Read More

Air India jet aborts takeoff in Kolkata after bees block cockpit window

Air India jet aborts takeoff in Kolkata after bees block cockpit window

An Air India passenger jet was delayed by three hours in Kolkata Airport after the flight crew discovered a ... Read More

Dirty crime: £1 million solid 18K gold toilet stolen from English palace

Dirty crime: £1 million solid 18K gold toilet stolen from English palace

A solid 18K gold toilet named ‘America’ and worth approximately £1 million ($1.25 million) has been stolen from the ... Read More

‘Gunshots and the explosions’: Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone attack

‘Gunshots and the explosions’: Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone attack

Yemeni Houthi militants say they launched 10 armed drones that hit two large Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday ... Read More

Stockholm police mobilized over potential Muslim migrant mob riots during Davis Cup

Stockholm police mobilized over potential Muslim migrant mob riots during Davis Cup

Stockholm police officers have been mobilized across the city, which will host the upcoming Davis Cup matches between Sweden ... Read More

US Treasury sanctions North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups

US Treasury sanctions North Korean state-sponsored malicious cyber groups

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions targeting three North Korean ... Read More

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