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3 trapped under capsized boat at Turkish holiday destination

Turkey’s state-run news agency says a tourist boat has sunk in the Aegean Sea, with coast guards working to recover three passengers trapped under the capsized vessel. Anadolu news agency says 11 people were on the boat that sunk off the coast of Marmaris on Wednesday. Officials rescued eight people, …

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Angola: 300 illegal immigrants from congo deported, 62 in detention

Angola has deported 300 Congolese illegal immigrants living in the northern province of Cabinda over the past week. According to reports, the deportees were repatriated through three borders shared with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville. Also, 54 nationals of the DR Congo and 8 from Congo Brazzaville …

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278 Europe-bound migrants rescued off Libya

Libya’s coastguard in two separate operations on Monday rescued at least 278 migrants as they tried to reach Europe, naval officials said. In one operation, 150 migrants, mostly Africans, ran into trouble when their inflatable boat broke down and began sinking off the coast of Sabrata, 70km west of Tripoli, …

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Emirates ditches Angola national carrier, cuts Luanda flights over funds repatriation

Emirates airlines has terminated its strategic partnership with Angola’s national carrier, TAAG Angola Airlines. The carrier has also reduced its scheduled flights to the Angolan capital, Luanda, both positions with immediate effect according to a statement signed by its president, Sir Timothy Clark and addressed to Angola’s Minister of Transport, Augusto da …

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’16 dead’ after US military plane crash

A military plane has crashed in the US state of Mississippi killing at least 16 people, according to officials. The US Marine Corps aircraft came down in a rural area north of Jackson .. leaving a field of debris five miles in radius. A local sheriff said most of the …

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Nigeria: Teenager survives 12-hr Lagos-London flight in wheel compartment

Nigerian authorities have launched an investigation into claims that a teenager survived 12 hours hidden in the wheel compartment of a plane between Lagos and London, an aviation official said Wednesday. The boy, said to be aged 15 or under, was apparently discovered in the wheel compartment of a Med-View …

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