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  1. A Turkish military armoured vehicle guards on the border line located opposite the Syrian Atimah, Idlib province in Reyhanli, Hatay province, Turkey, October 8, 2017. Photo: Reuters 1 ANKARA: A minibus smuggling people from Syria into Turkey hit a truck on the Turkish side of the border on Sunday, killing 10 people on board and severely injuring seven others, according to the Dogan news agency. The head-on collision happened in Hatay province in the afternoon after a team of Turkish police tried to stop the minibus from evading a checkpoint, not far from the Syrian frontier. The driver of the minibus is among the injured, according to Dogan, which did not specify the nationality of any of the victims. Photographs published by local media showed rescue teams around the crushed remains of the minibus, which had been sealed off by white tape on the edge of a country road. Turkey hosts more than 3 million refugees, mostly from Syria.
  2. File Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests. While plenty of previous research has documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to far more extensive injuries than car crashes, the current study offers fresh evidence of the financial toll, researchers write online November 20 in CMAJ. Researchers examined data on 26,831 patients injured in motorcycle crashes and 281,826 hurt in car accidents. Overall, the injury rate for motorcycle crashes was three times the injury rate for car crashes, the study found. Severe injuries were 10 times more likely with motorcycle crashes. Motorcycle crashes, meanwhile, cost about twice as much as car accidents to treat over the first two years after the collisions. The average cost with motorcycle crashes was about US$4,569 compared with about US$2,349 for car accidents. ?We have shown that (accidents involving) motorcycles are considerably more dangerous and costly than (those involving) cars, and it is likely that will always be the case,? said lead study author Dr Daniel Pincus of Sunnybrook Hospital and the University of Toronto. ?The study matters because despite considerable improvements in motor vehicle safety over the last 20 years, mortality and morbidity attributed to motorcycle trauma has remained stable or increased,? Pincus said by email. ?Estimating the medical costs of care for motorcycle crashes may provide an additional incentive to improve safety.? Pincus and colleagues looked at medical records for Ontario residents who were treated in emergency departments or admitted to the hospital after car or motorcycle crashes between 2007 and 2013. To evaluate the medical costs of crash injuries, researchers examined compared costs of treating accident victims to a control group of otherwise similar individuals in Ontario who were not in collisions. The annual injury rate for motorcycles was 2,194 people out of every 100,000 registered owners, compared with 718 people out of every 100,000 registered car owners, the study found. With costs roughly doubled and injury rates roughly three times higher with motorcycles than with cars, researchers estimated that the total health costs of injuries was about six times higher for motorcycle owners than for car owners. The study wasn?t a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how motorcycle crashes might cause worse injuries or higher medical costs than car crashes. Researchers also lacked data on costs covered by private health insurance or indirect costs such as lost wages or reduced productivity incurred by individual patients. Even so, the findings add to the evidence linking motorcycle crashes to a higher risk of injuries, said Dr Lois Lee, an emergency medicine physician at Boston Children?s Hospital and researcher at Harvard Medical School who wasn?t involved in the study. Because motorcyclists are much more exposed on the road, there?s a much higher risk that crashes will result in injuries to the thorax, abdominal area, head and extremities, Lee said. Helmets help prevent head injuries but don?t protect the rest of the body. ?Motorcyclists should understand the increased dangers associated with riding a motorcycle and that the risk of serious injury and medical costs are significantly increased compared with riding inside an automobile involved in a motor vehicle crash,? Lee said by email. ?To try to mitigate head injuries, motorcyclists should wear a helmet and follow the posted speed limit.?
  3. The aircraft has been in operation for more than five decades and is due to be replaced by the long-range tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft-Reuters (File Photo) TOKYO: A US Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in waters southeast of Japan?s Okinawa island on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan, the US Seventh Fleet said. ?USS Ronald Reagan is conducting search and rescue operations. The cause of the crash is not yet known,? it said in a press release. Japanese Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera told reporters the US Navy had informed him that the crash in the Philippine Sea may have been a result of engine trouble. The propeller powered transport plane, a C-2 Greyhound, carries personnel, mail and other cargo from mainland bases to carriers operating at sea. The aircraft has been in operation for more than five decades and is due to be replaced by the long-range tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft.
  4. TV host Charlie Rose arrives for the Time 100 Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, US, April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files CBS and other networks on Monday suspended Charlie Rose ? one of the most prominent American interviewers ? after eight women told the Washington Post he sexually harassed them and prompted Rose to apologize for his ?inappropriate behavior?. PBS and Bloomberg said in statements they were suspending Rose?s signature interview show ? distributed on both outlets ? citing the allegations in the newspaper story. ?These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously,? CBS News said in a statement. Rose is a co-host on the morning show CBS This Morning and a correspondent for its long-running Sunday night news magazine 60 Minutes. Rose, 75, questioned the accuracy of the allegations in the Washington Post. ?I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior,? he said in a statement. ?I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate.? ?I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken,? he added. Eight women ? who worked at Charlie Rose Inc or aspired to a job there ? have accused Rose of making unwanted sexual advances toward them, the Washington Post reported on Monday, the latest in a wave of sexual harassment allegations against prominent men in the entertainment and media industries and American politics. ?All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives,? Rose said. Charlie Rose became the top US trending topic on Twitter late Monday, with more than 98,000 tweets discussing the host. Rose routinely landed the biggest names in international politics, entertainment and letters for his interview show Charlie Rose, which was broadcast on PBS and Bloomberg TV. An acute listener, Rose employed an engaging yet serious style in contrast to the bitter partisan arguments, cross-talk, and raised voices on cable television. True to the show?s sober tone, the set was simply a table and chairs with an all-black background. His persona on CBS This Morning was a little more whimsical, given the lighter subject matter of morning news shows in the United States. The eight women ? who were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the Charlie Rose show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011 ? told the newspaper he made unwanted sexual advances toward them, walked in the nude around them, and groped them. Stories showed 'striking commonalities' PBS, in announcing its suspension, said it does not fund the Charlie Rose show or supervise its production but expects its producers to provide a safe workplace. Bloomberg said it was ?deeply disturbed? by the allegations. The networks had little choice as the allegations against Rose would have likely overshadowed the subjects of his stories, said Quinnipiac University journalism professor Ben Bogardus. ?It will be a long time, if ever, before viewers see Charlie Rose in the anchor chair again,? Bogardus predicted. The Post said it had multiple interviews with the eight women, who ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters and their stories had ?striking commonalities?. Three of the eight women spoke on the record to the newspaper and the other five spoke on condition of anonymity fearing retribution that could affect their careers, the Post said. Reah Bravo was an intern and then associate producer for Rose?s PBS show beginning in 2007, and told the newspaper Rose was ?a sexual predator? and she was his victim. She told the Post there were unwanted sexual advances while working for Rose at his private waterfront estate in Bellport, New York, and while travelling with him in cars, in a hotel suite, and on a private plane. Bravo could not be reached by Reuters for comment. Kyle Godfrey-Ryan ? one of Rose?s assistants in the mid-2000s ? recalled at least a dozen instances where Rose walked nude in front of her while she worked in one of his New York City homes, the newspaper said. Godfrey-Ryan declined to comment to Reuters, referring questions to her spokeswoman Heather Wilson, who said Godfrey-Ryan stood by the story in the Post.
  5. The couple, Zahid and Ayesha, started quarreling after the wife confronted her husband. Photo: Geo News screen grab JHELUM: Chaos ensued in a wedding ceremony after the groom?s second wife crashed his third wedding on in Sanghoi area of Jhelum on Sunday. The couple, Zahid and Ayesha, started quarreling after the wife confronted her husband. ?He was marrying for the third without my permission,? the second wife, Ayesha, claimed, adding that she married him in 2015. He hadn?t even told me about his first marriage, she remarked. She claimed that Zahid is settled in Ireland, where he lives with his first wife. ?My in-laws threw me of out of the house as my husband was in Ireland,? she claimed, adding that he has returned for a third marriage without any qualms. She also claimed that she informed police that her husband was marrying without her permission but the police paid no attention to her complaint.
  6. Simona Halep of Romania reacts after a point against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the WTA Finals tennis tournament. -AFP SINGAPORE: Elina Svitolina beat world number one Simona Halep in straight sets to send her crashing out of the WTA Finals and hand breakout French star Caroline Garcia a place in the semis on Friday. Svitolina, the world number four, was already eliminated after losing her first two matches but she took Halep down with her as she won 6-3, 6-4 in 71 minutes. Halep needed the victory to keep her campaign alive but the Romanian struggled to click into gear against a relaxed Svitolina at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It means Garcia, the lowest-ranked player in the draw, tops Red Group and will play Venus Williams on Saturday, while Caroline Wozniacki will face Karolina Pliskova in the other semi-final. Svitolina went for her shots and dictated from the back of the court, rattling a shaky Halep, who had suffered a big loss to Wozniacki in her previous match. "I played free it was a good match for me and I am very happy to finish in Singapore with the win," the Ukrainian said. Svitolina dictated from the start, breaking Halep´s tentative serve straight away and winning the opening three games before claiming the first set in 31 minutes. Halep fought back in the second set with an early break but she was broken straight back and her head dropped when Svitolina claimed what turned out to be the decisive break in game seven. Even though she endured disappointment in Singapore, Halep will finish the year as world number one if Pliskova does not lift the trophy on Sunday. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine (R) shakes hands after defeating Simona Halep of Romania (L) during the WTA Finals. -AFP 'Weird to be here' Earlier Garcia, the world number eight, admitted it felt surreal even to be in the tournament after her thrilling 0-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Denmark´s Wozniacki. Garcia, who won her last two tournaments to reach the Finals, was two points from elimination in the 10th game of the third set but she dug deep to hand Wozniacki her first defeat of the competition. Even so, Garcia had to endure a nervy wait until Svitolina beat Halep to send her into the last four. The Frenchwoman lost to Halep but then beat Svitolina in her earlier matches. "It was kind of weird, actually, to be here. I mean, I qualified last minute, two weeks before. I wanted to keep improving like I did. That´s why I think I won these two matches," Garcia said. Wozniacki, who has been in sensational form in Singapore, described her first loss as "annoying". "I feel like I should have won that match, but it is what it is," she said. "I had the chance to serve it out and I didn't. That's really it." Wozniacki seemed headed for a third straight victory after dominating in the early stages through controlled aggression off the baseline, precise counter-punching and clutch serving. The 27-year-old had just one unforced error in an almost flawless first set lasting just 22 minutes. But the match took an unexpected turn in the second set when Wozniacki had a time violation and argued with the umpire during the third game. Garcia capitalised and won four straight games en route to levelling the match, before outlasting Wozniacki in a tense third set to register her first win in their three career meetings.
  7. A Russian helicopter with eight people on board crashed at sea in Norway?s Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic on Thursday. Photo: AFP file. OSLO: A Russian helicopter with eight people on board crashed at sea in Norway?s Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic on Thursday, Norwegian rescue services said. The fate of those on the helicopter was not immediately known. The aircraft went down two or three kilometres from Barentsburg, a Russian mining community in the archipelago, the rescue services said. "We?ve only been informed that it went down at sea. We don?t know if it was a controlled landing," an emergency services spokesman told AFP. A Norwegian helicopter and rescue vessels were dispatched to the scene, he said, adding that no contact had been made with the chopper. The aircraft was a Russian Mil Mi-8 based permanently near Barentsburg. Norway was afforded sovereignty of Svalbard, located around 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) from the North Pole, under the 1920 Treaty of Paris. Nationals of all signatory states enjoy "equal liberty of access and entry" to Svalbard and its waters. As a result, Russia operates a coal mine in Barentsburg, a community home to several hundred Russian and Ukrainian miners.
  8. Spanish Eurofighter planes fly during the Spanish National Day military parade in Madrid on October 12, 2017. Photo: AFP MADRID: A Spanish Eurofighter jet crashed on Thursday after taking part in a military display in Madrid for Spain's national day, killing its pilot, the defence ministry said. "As a result of the accident, the pilot of the plane that crashed on its approach to landing has died," the ministry said in a statement. It said the Eurofighter went down near a military base at Albacete, 300 kilometres (180 miles) southeast of the capital. The Twitter account for the defence ministry's chief of staff confirmed the pilot's death. "Rest in peace, comrade. Thank you for helping us to celebrate the day you have given your life for. We won't forget you," it said, posting an image of the Spanish flag pinned with a black ribbon. A Eurofighter last crashed in Spain in June 2014, killing the pilot when it ploughed into grass short of the runway at the Moron air force base near Seville. Spain's national day marks the date that Christopher Columbus first arrived in the Americas in 1492. It falls this year in the middle of Spain's biggest political crisis in a decade as Catalonia's separatist leader is threatening to split the region from the rest of the country. A traditional military parade took place in Madrid, with fighter jets, military planes and helicopters making several flybys.
  9. A still image taken from a file video footage shows a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 military jet taxiing on the tarmac at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria. Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW: A Russian military jet crashed while taking off from Russia?s Hmeymim air base in Syria on Tuesday in an incident that killed its two-man crew, Russia?s Defence Ministry said, Russian news agencies reported. The Sukhoi-24 attack aircraft, codenamed Fencer by the NATO military alliance, was heading out on a combat mission, but its crew failed to eject after the plane veered off the runway, the ministry was cited as saying. A technical fault may have been to blame, the ministry said. Russia has used the Hmeymim base in Latakia Province to launch air strikes against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad since it first intervened in the Syrian conflict in September 2015. Russia lost two other planes - a Sukhoi-33 and a MiG-29 - off the coast of Syria last year in accidents involving its sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov.
  10. Russia has staged air strikes in Syria in support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since 2015/AFP MOSCOW: A Sukhoi military jet crashed while trying to take off from Russia's Hmeimim base in Syria on Tuesday, killing the crew, Russian news agencies quoted a military spokesman as saying. "The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke up while accelerating for takeoff... The plane's crew did not have time to eject and died," the spokesman said. He did not clarify how many people died, but the Su-24 usually has a crew of two. "According to a report from the scene of the accident, the reason could be a technical failure," he added. Russia has staged air strikes in Syria in support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since 2015. On Tuesday, the defence ministry said Russian planes are currently carrying out 150 strikes per day in eastern Syria against Daesh militants. The latest casualties put the toll of Russian servicemen officially reported killed in Syria at 37. Last month a Russian general was killed near the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, where Russian special forces are participating in the regime's ground offensive.
  11. A helicopter of the Indian army takes off in Fort William Army Weapons Exhibition in Kolkata, India, January 30, 2010-Reuters NEW DELHI: An Indian airforce helicopter crashed in a remote mountain region near the border with China on Friday, killing all seven personnel on board, officials said. The Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter was ferrying military officials to a forward post in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, defense spokesman Suneet Newton said. India is trying to modernize its airforce with new planes and helicopters but the procurement process has been slow. Newton said the cause of Friday?s crash was not known immediately. India has also been expanding its military infrastructure in the area to narrow the gap with China which has superior road and air links.
  12. KINHASA: A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing "several dozen" people, military and airport sources told AFP. The Antonov transport plane had just taken off and had "several dozen people" on board, an airport source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. The plane went down in Nsele, about 100 kilometres to the east of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the source said. A local official in the area of the crash told AFP there were "no survivors". The plane, which had a Russian crew, was carrying "two vehicles and weapons" and military personnel, a source at the army's headquarters told AFP, also speaking on condition of anonymity. He said there were "between 20 and 30 people" on board when it took off from Ndolo airport in Kinshasa. A witness at the crash site told AFP he had seen the plane "falling" out the sky shortly before 9:00 am but said there was no sign of any smoke coming from the aircraft.
  13. RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's lifting of a much-criticised ban on women drivers will reduce the number of car crashes in a country with one of the world's worst traffic-related death rates, its interior minister said on Thursday. King Salman announced the historic change on Tuesday, ending a conservative tradition which limited women´s mobility and was seen by rights activists as an emblem of their suppression in the kingdom where Islam originated. Saudi Arabia was the only remaining country in the world to bar women from driving, a policy that will officially end in June 2018 after a ministerial committee report on measures needed for implementation. Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, the interior minister who took over from his uncle in June, said security forces were ready to apply traffic laws to men and women, though he did not mention if women would be recruited as traffic police. "Women driving cars will transform traffic safety into a pedagogical practice which will reduce human and economic losses caused by accidents," he was quoted as saying on the ministry´s official Twitter feed. He did not elaborate. Around 20 Saudis die each day in traffic accidents. Poor governance has contributed to Saudi Arabia´s woeful record in road safety, analysts say, and the government is aiming to reduce the number of deaths by a quarter as part of its ambitious Vision 2030 reform programme. While Saudi women have generally praised the lifting of the driving ban, some men expressed concern it would dramatically increase the number of cars on already crowded Saudi roads. A middle- to upper-class Saudi family typically has two vehicles, one driven by the man of the house and a second car in which a full-time chauffeur transports his wife and children. The royal decree promises to change lifestyles for many of the 10 million women over the age of 20, including foreigners, who live in Saudi Arabia. It may also help restore auto sales growth in a market dented by the economic fallout from weak oil prices. But because of conservative traditions, it may actually take years rather than months for women to become a major presence on the roads in some areas. In a country where gender segregation has been enforced for decades, the decree means women will have regular contact with unrelated men, such as fellow drivers and traffic police.
  14. An ambulance arrives at the Ataturk airport, Istanbul, Turkey, June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/Files ANKARA: Istanbul?s main Ataturk airport was closed to traffic on Thursday after a private jet crashed on the runway, Turkey?s Dogan news agency said. The jet ? registered as TC-KON ? crashed as it was landing, Dogan said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
  15. Would you crash your car to save a stray dog? Let us rephrase. Would you crash a Rs 3.88 crore Ferrari to save a stray furry one's life? Humanity precedes materialism and that is exactly what a 36-year-old man in a blue Ferrari 488 Spider showed the world earlier this week. At about 2pm in the afternoon, speeding through a turn at Aberdeen Reservoir Road in Hong Kong, the man spotted a stray dog in his way and didn't think twice before crashing into three sign posts on the pavement to save the dog's life. Thankfully, neither the dog nor the driver were injured. © Carscoops Before you start thinking he was drunk, making a textbook excuse to be let off of the hook easy, we should tell you that according to a report in the South China Morning Post, the man was cleared of being under the influence. It was pure compassion that led him to save the stray's life. Undoubtedly an exemplary citizen, this Chinese man deserves a medal for this conscientious display. Considering the Ferrari 488's worth at least 1000 kidneys, that was a very expensive swerve, but is it really worth more than life? We don't think so. Pictures from the crash show that the front of the car was totalled, which implies that the vehicle was on the go at a decently high speed. Well, you can't blame the man for extracting some driving pleasure out the 660hp automobile that jumps from 0-100 kmph in a little over three seconds. Coincidentally, a local online car solutions platform, happened to be passing by the street at the time of the incident and the GoCar 2 not only watched the incident take place but also managed to take a video of it-- from cruise to crash. Making the most of being in the wrong place at the right time, camera at the ready, GoCar 2 uploaded the video to Facebook with a bit of a quirky background score, "Who let the dogs out". Take a look at the video here:
  16. Pictured is the truck inside the empty school building. ? Geo News screengrab SUKKUR: A truck lost control and crashed into an empty school building in Sukkur late Monday night, local officials said. The incident occurred after the vehicle's brakes failed and it crashed into an empty school building near Sukkur's famous Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower), Deputy Mayor Tariq Chauhan said. Rescue members and police reached the site soon after the incident. The driver of the vehicle and a helper were rescued from under the rubble, officials said. Efforts were underway to rescue another helper.
  17. PARIS: At least one person was killed and another injured in the French port city of Marseille after a car crashed into two bus shelters, a French police source told Reuters on Monday. The driver was arrested at the scene, the source added. "At the moment we have no information on the motives of this individual," the source said. Last week, 14 people were killed after two vehicle rampages saw drivers plough into pedestrians in Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils, in a renewed wave of terrorist attacks in Europe. The Daesh group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the perpetrators had been responding to its call for action by carrying out Thursday´s rampage along Barcelona´s most famous avenue, which was thronged with holiday-makers enjoying an afternoon stroll at the peak of the tourist season. This is a developing story
  18. LONDON: A double-decker bus crashed into a building in south London, British police said on Thursday, injuring a number of people and trapping two passengers inside. The Metropolitan Police said they had been called to reports of a collision on Lavender Hill, near London's busy Clapham Junction train station. "The driver has been taken to a south London hospital. A number of passengers were treated by London Ambulance Service (LAS) at the scene," police said in a statement. "Two passengers remain trapped on the upper deck. The road is currently closed to traffic," it added.
  19. WASHINGTON: US aviation authorities are looking into an incident involving an Air Canada plane that nearly landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport, officials said Tuesday. The Air Canada Airbus A320 was cleared to land on Runway 28-Right at San Francisco International Airport shortly before midnight on Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. "However, the pilot inadvertently lined up for Taxiway C, which runs parallel to the runway," the FAA said in a statement. "An air traffic controller sent the Air Canada jet around. The plane made another approach and landed without incident," the statement added. Four planes were lined up on Taxiway C awaiting clearance to take off when the Air Canada aircraft, which had 135 passengers and five crew members on board, was diverted by the control tower. The FAA is investigating how close the Air Canada plane ? Flight AC759 flying from Toronto to San Francisco ? came to the aircraft that were lined up on Taxiway C. The incident was first reported by The Mercury News, which cited aviation experts as saying that a potentially horrific accident had been narrowly averted. "If it is true, what happened probably came close to the greatest aviation disaster in history," Ross Aimer, a retired United Airlines captain, told the newspaper. "If you could imagine an Airbus colliding with four passenger aircraft wide bodies, full of fuel and passengers, then you can imagine how horrific this could have been," he said. Air Canada said in a statement that it was investigating the circumstances of the go-around involving its plane and has "no additional information to offer" at this time. An audio recording of the radio exchanges between air traffic control and the pilot of Air Canada 759 can be heard online. On the recording, the Air Canada pilot acknowledges instructions from the tower that he should land on Runway 28R or 28-Right. The San Francisco airport has two runways that run parallel to each other: 28-Right and 28-Left. Also running parallel to Runway 28-Right is a taxiway ? Taxiway C ? where planes line up single file to await clearance to take off. Just moments after receiving permission to land on Runway 28-Right, the Air Canada pilot returns to the radio sensing that something is amiss. "Uh, Tower, I just want to confirm ? this is Air Canada 759 ? we see some lights on the runway there, across the runway, can you confirm we're clear to land?" The tower responds: "Air Canada 759 confirmed clear to land Runway 28-Right. There is no one on 28-Right but you." "OK, Air Canada 759," the pilot replies. At this point, an unidentified man's voice breaks in ? presumably a pilot in one of the aircraft waiting to take off. "Where's this guy going? He's on the taxiway," he says. Air traffic control immediately tells the Air Canada pilot not to land. "Air Canada go around," the tower says. "In the go-around, Air Canada 759," the pilot responds. The pilot of a United Airlines plane on the ground tells the tower meanwhile that "Air Canada flew directly over us". "Yeah, I saw that guys," the Tower replies.
  20. A small plane crashed on the 405 Freeway near John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, US, June 30, 2017. Courtesy of Rafi Mamalian/Handout via REUTERS LOS ANGELES: A small plane crash-landed on a freeway in Orange County, California, on Friday morning, critically injuring two people on board and snarling traffic on a major north-south artery through the area, authorities said. The fiery crash was captured on cell-phone video by a driver and broadcast on local KABC-TV. It showed the twin-engine Cessna 310 as it passed low over the northbound side of the San Diego (405) Freeway in southern California before slamming into the ground on the southbound lanes. The aircraft, which appeared to be rapidly losing power, is seen levelling out slightly before hitting the ground and bursting into flames about 1,000 feet from a runway at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the pilot declared an emergency shortly after taking off from John Wayne airport and was trying to return there when the plane crashed at about 9:35 AM local time. Captain Larry Kurtz of the Orange County Fire Authority told KABC that the plane clipped a car on the freeway immediately before crashing, but the occupants of the vehicle were not hurt. Televised images showed the wreckage resting in the southbound lanes of the freeway immediately adjacent to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, covered in fire-retardant foam and surrounded by police and firefighters. The freeway, the main north-south route through southern Orange County, was shut in both directions for about an hour before the northbound side and one southbound lane was reopened. Still, traffic remained backed up for miles in both directions some two hours after the incident. Arrivals were halted at the airport for about 45 minutes after the crash, and officials there advised travellers to arrive several hours early for flights. An Orange County sheriff's spokesman said that two people, identified only as a male and female, had been pulled from the wreckage of the plane and were being taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The plane was still on the freeway several hours after the crash and investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration and John Wayne Airport were said to be en route to the scene.
  21. Photo: File Paris police on Monday said they were dealing with an incident on the Champs Elysees in the city centre as a Reuters witness saw officers cordon off an area near the avenue and close to the presidential Elysee palace. The announcement on a police Twitter account advised the public to avoid the area, and came after people took to social media to report that a car had caught fire in the area.
  22. WASHINGTON: A United States Navy destroyer ? USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) ? collided with a merchant ship, 56 nautical miles south-west of Japan's Yokosuka, late Friday night, the American naval warfare services said. The US Navy in its statement mentioned it has consequently requested assistance from the Japanese coast guard, while the extent of US personnel injuries is currently "being determined". "The extent of damage is being determined. [?] The incident will be investigated," the US Navy stated. ?This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available
  23. Defending champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of the French Open on Wednesday, sparking fresh fears over his appetite for the sport he once dominated as Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray made the semi-finals. World number two Djokovic slumped to a stunning 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 quarter-final loss to Dominic Thiem for his earliest exit in Paris in seven years. Nadal, chasing a 10th Roland Garros title, will face 23-year-old Thiem after making the last four without breaking sweat. He was 6-2, 2-0 up on Pablo Carreno Busta when his Spanish compatriot quit with an abdominal injury. Friday's other semi-final will pitch world number one Murray, the runner-up to Djokovic in 2016, against 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka. Murray made the semi-finals for the fifth time with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/0), 6-1 win over Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori. Wawrinka became the oldest French Open semi-finalist in 32 years when he brushed aside Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. Djokovic, who had brought in Andre Agassi as coach in an effort to boost his flagging career, hinted he may step back from the sport to regroup even with Wimbledon fast approaching. "Trust me, I'm thinking about many things, especially in the last couple months," he said. "At the same time, I have responsibility to the game itself, towards others. We'll see. Obviously it's not an easy decision to make, but I will see how I feel after Roland Garros and then decide what to do next." Wednesday's defeat to Thiem was Djokovic's first straight-sets loss at a major in four years and comes just 12 months after he completed the career Grand Slam in Paris. Djokovic 'up for challenge' He then also held all four majors and became the first man to break the $100 million prize money barrier. Wednesday saw him suffer a first 6-0 'bagel' at a Slam since the 2005 US Open while the defeat will see him slip out of the world's top two for the first time in six years. "All the top players go through this. It's a big challenge but I am up for it," said Djokovic who was also runner-up in Paris in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Thiem had lost to the Serb in the semi-finals last year and took just one game in a straight-sets loss in Rome in May. His shock quarter-final victory was his first in six meetings with the 12-time major winner. Austrian sixth seed Thiem is the only man to beat Nadal on clay this year -- his Rome quarter-final success offsetting losses in the final in Barcelona and Madrid. "It's going to be the toughest match you can imagine," admitted the 23-year-old. Fourth seed Nadal recorded his 100th best-of-five-sets victory on clay -- from just 102 matches. He will be playing in his 10th semi-final in Paris and has made it having lost just 22 games through five matches. Bjorn Borg surrendered just 32 games on his way to the 1978 French Open, but Nadal insisted he has no interest in such records. "I don't know how many games I lost this year, but I really don't care about this. I only care that I am in the semi-finals," said Nadal. Murray advanced to his fourth straight semi-final in Paris, defeating Nishikori to avenge his loss to the Japanese star at the US Open last year. The Scot set up a semi-final rematch with third seed Wawrinka after beating the Swiss in four sets at the same stage a year ago. "He's played fantastic this tournament so far," Murray said of the 32-year-old, the oldest Roland Garros semi-finalist since Jimmy Connors in 1985. Like Nadal and Thiem, Wawrinka has not lost a set on his way to a third successive semi-final at Roland Garros. "It was perfect today, I'm very satisfied," said reigning US Open champion Wawrinka after a 12th win in 14 meetings with Cilic.
  24. Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic, on 4 June, surged into the French Open quarterfinals for a record-equalling 11th time. But, apart from the feat, their progress into the tournament also promised a potential showdown between the two in the semi-finals of the men's singles category. With all eyes on their quarterfinal clashes, the fans were hoping to see the two icons get the better of their opponents before facing each other in what appeared to be their reunion at the Roland Garros. © Reuters While Nadal moved into his 10th French Open semi-final after overcoming his opponent Pablo Carreno Busta (thanks to his retirement due to abdominal problems), Djokovic, too, was expected to edge past Dominic Thiem in his quarterfinal clash. However, contrary to popular perception and to the utter dismay of tennis fans, the World No. 2 Serbian suffered a shock loss at the hands of his Austrian counterpart, quashing hopes of his reunion in the semi-finals with Nadal. © Reuters Djokovic was rolled over with remarkable ease by the 23-year-old World No. 7, who when they met in last year's semi-final had won just seven games. This time it was a 7-6, 6-3, 6-0 triumph for Thiem who will now square off against the Spaniard in the semi-finals. It was the first time that Djokovic has dropped a love set at a Grand Slam since the 2005 US Open. It was an unusual sight to see the great Serb battler, who had little answer to Thiem's kicks serve, so utterly flat at the end. © Reuters Djokovic's defeat also meant that Nadal will now overtake him as World No. 2, and he could possibly fall to No. 4 if Stan Wawrinka manages to reach the French Open final. Here's how Twitter reacted to the ouster of the defending champion: Federer in 2013. Nadal in 2015. Djokovic in 2017. The 3 giants of their era all fell into very dark places. The first 2 rebounded. — Matt Zemek (@mzemek) June 7, 2017 This is a crazy sport. 12 months ago Djokovic commanded all he surveyed. 12 months later he's slamless and in an arid mental wilderness. — Chris P (@scoobstennis) June 7, 2017 This is the first time since July 2011 that Djokovic will drop out of the world's top 2. Almost six years. Pretty impressive run. — Gaspar Ribeiro Lança (@gasparlanca) June 7, 2017 A year ago, Djokovic had won four straight Slams and made 23 of 24 Slam SFs. All four titles go undefended, only once reaching SFs. #rg17 — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 7, 2017 Waking up to see that Djokovic lost...I was really looking forward to his match with Nadal. Oh well, it's probably for the better — Mo'nique (@Monikeeka) June 7, 2017
  25. LAHORE: A Pakistan Airforce jet while on a routine operational training mission crashed near Mianwali on Thursday, informed a PAF spokesperson. The pilot of F-7PG aircraft ejected safely and no loss of civilian life and property has been reported on ground, the spox added. A board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the accident.