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Yemeni passenger plane with 153 people onboard crashes into Indian Ocean

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Yemeni passenger plane with 153 people onboard crashes into Indian Ocean

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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According to reports, a Yemenia Airways Airbus A310 passenger jet has crashed into the Indian Ocean near the island nation of Comoros. At least 153 people were onboard the aircraft, 66 of them from Paris, France. So far the only reported survivor is a teenage girl. The plane crashed early Tuesday morning.

Yemenia Airways Flight 626 was traveling from Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport in Comoros.

Comoros lies nearly 200 miles from mainland Africa. The small, three island nation has a population of just under 800,000 with a combined military and police force of around 1,000. Comoros has no navy, leaving it with little to no sea rescue resources.

“We really have no sea rescue capabilities,” said an unnamed police official.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.



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Seven youths shot in Detroit, Michigan

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Seven youths shot in Detroit, Michigan

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Gunmen shot seven teenagers at a bus stop in Detroit, Michigan, United States at about 2:15 PM EDT (1915 UTC) today. Three of the seven wounded are in critical condition.

The victims were one block away from their school, Cody High School, at a bus stop in Detroit’s west side. The gunmen left a green minivan, approached the teenagers and asked for a particular person before opening fire, according to Roderick Grimes, Chief of Detroit Public Schools Police.

Five of the victims were students of Cody Ninth Grade Academy and were just leaving summer classes. Four of the victims were boys and three were girls, all aged between 14 and 17 years old.

Steve Wasko, a spokesman for the school, claimed there was “nothing that we’re aware of at this time” to suggest that the shooting was related to any in-school dispute. Gangs are active in the area in which the shooting happened.


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Rail explosion reported at Viareggio, Italy

Rail explosion reported at Viareggio, Italy

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According to reports, a train carrying containers of a gas, has been involved in a major incident near the Italian city of Viareggio at around midnight (local time). State television said the train derailed followed by an explosion.

According to the latest reports from Protezione Civile, at least 14 people have been killed, with another 50 injured. Up to 35 of those have suffered serious burns. Three children were among those killed.

WAtoday, stated that a street near the station in Viareggio, a coastal city of 50,000, was enveloped in flames. There are also reports of structural damage to buildings close to the incident, with two thought to have collapsed.

“The train was diverted and two of the carriages appear to have derailed,” said journalist Nick Pisa to Sky News. “Along that side of the railway line there are houses and they caught the full effect of the blast.”

The train carried liquefied petroleum gas in tank rail cars, owned by the Austrian subsidiary of GATX Corporation.

Penny Firth speaking to BBC News was quoted as saying “The explosion was terrifying. The whole sky turned orange and there was a huge mass of dense smoke, we could feel the heat intensify. It is just awful… the smell is horrible,”

The causes of the incident are under investigation, with an official inquiry already begun, although Italian rail unions, are already blaming outdated rolling stock, according to BBC News.



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After much contention Al Franken wins Minnesota Senate seat

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After much contention Al Franken wins Minnesota Senate seat

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Al Franken of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (affiliated with US Democratic Party), has formally won the United States Senate seat representing Minnesota, which had been contested ever since the November 4, 2008 election.

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The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that Franken had won the most votes in the election and was entitled to have the election certified by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty has said he will shortly sign the formal document.

Franken’s opponent, incumbent Norm Coleman of the Republican Party, quickly conceded after the court ruling. Coleman, in his concession, congratulated Franken and said, “The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken. I respect its decision and I will abide by its result.”

After a series of recounts, Franken had a lead of just 312 votes, which led Coleman’s campaign to challenge the fairness of the recount in the courts.

Franken gave a speech after his victory and stated: “I’m thrilled and honored by the faith that Minnesotans have placed in me. … We have a lot of work to do in Washington.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he expects Franken to be seated next week after the weekend, which is longer due to the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

President Barack Obama said, “I look forward to working with Senator-elect Franken to build a new foundation for growth and prosperity by lowering health care costs and investing in the kind of clean energy jobs and industries that will help America lead in the 21st century,”

Prior to entering politics, Al Franken was known for his work on Saturday Night Live and as host of The Al Franken Show on Air America Media, as well as for some film and literary work.



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Al Franken finally wins Minnesota Senate seat

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Al Franken of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (affiliated with US Democratic Party), has formally won the United States Senate seat representing Minnesota, which had been contested ever since the November 4, 2008 election.

Al Franken in 2008
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The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that Franken had won the most votes in the election and was entitled to have the election certified by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty has said he will shortly sign the formal document.

Franken’s opponent, incumbent Norm Coleman of the Republican Party, quickly conceded after the court ruling. Coleman, in his concession, congratulated Franken and said, “The supreme court of Minnesota has spoken. I respect its decision and I will abide by its result.”

After a series of recounts, Franken had a lead of just 312 votes, which led Coleman’s campaign to challenge the fairness of the recount in the courts.

Franken gave a speech after his victory and stated: “I’m thrilled and honored by the faith that Minnesotans have placed in me. … We have a lot of work to do in Washington.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he expects Franken to be seated next week after the weekend, which is longer due to the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

President Barack Obama said, “I look forward to working with Senator-elect Franken to build a new foundation for growth and prosperity by lowering health care costs and investing in the kind of clean energy jobs and industries that will help America lead in the 21st century,”

Prior to entering politics, Al Franken was known for his work on Saturday Night Live and as host of The Al Franken Show on Air America Media, as well as for some film and literary work.


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Al Franken finally wins Minnesota Senate seat

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Al Franken of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (affiliated with US Democratic Party), has formally won the United States Senate seat representing Minnesota, which had been contested ever since the November 4, 2008 election.

Al Franken in 2008
Image: Jonathunder.

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday declared that Franken had won the most votes in the election and was entitled to have the election certified by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty has said he will shortly sign the formal document.

Franken’s opponent, incumbent Norm Coleman of the Republican Party, quickly conceded after the court ruling. Coleman, in his concession, congratulated Franken and said, “The supreme court of Minnesota has spoken. I respect its decision and I will abide by its result.”

After a series of recounts, Franken had a lead of just 312 votes, which led Coleman’s campaign to challenge the fairness of the recount in the courts.

Franken gave a speech after his victory and stated: “I’m thrilled and honored by the faith that Minnesotans have placed in me. … We have a lot of work to do in Washington.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he expects Franken to be seated next week after the weekend, which is longer due to the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

President Barack Obama said, “I look forward to working with Senator-elect Franken to build a new foundation for growth and prosperity by lowering health care costs and investing in the kind of clean energy jobs and industries that will help America lead in the 21st century,”

Prior to entering politics, Al Franken was known for his work on Saturday Night Live and as host of The Al Franken Show on Air America Media, as well as for some film and literary work.


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Seven shot in Detroit, Michigan

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Seven teenagers were shot at a bus stop in Detroit, Michigan, United States, by two or three masked gunmen just before 2:15 PM EDT (1915 UTC) today. Three of the seven wounded are in critical condition.

The victims were one block away from their school, Cody High School, at a bus stop in Detroit’s west side. The gunmen left a green minivan, approached the teenagers and asked for a particular person before opening fire, according to Roderick Grimes, Chief of Detroit Public Schools Police.

Five of the victims were students of Cody Ninth Grade Academy and were just leaving summer classes. Four of the victims were boys and three were girls, all aged between 14 and 17 years old.

Steve Wasko, a spokesman for the school, claimed there was “nothing that we’re aware of at this time” that the shooting related to any in-school dispute. Gangs are active in the area in which the shooting happened.

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Yemeni passenger plane with 150 people onboard crashes into Indian Ocean

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

(File photo) A Yemenia Airways A310
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According to reports, a Yemenia Airways Airbus A310 passenger jet has crashed into the Indian Ocean near the island nation of Comoros. At least 150 people were onboard the aircraft.

Conflicting reports say the flight number was Yemenia Airways Flight IY628 or Flight 626, traveling from Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport in Comoros. The flight originated in Paris, France. BNO News says the plane was flight 626 traveling from Comoros to Yemen.

Reuters quotes a senior Yemeni government official as saying “we don’t know if there are any survivors.” The plane crashed early Tuesday morning.

Comoros lies nearly 200 miles from mainland Africa. The small, three island nation has a population of just under 800,000 with a combined military and police force of around 1,000. Comoros has no navy, leaving it with little to no sea rescue resources.

“We really have no sea rescue capabilities,” said an unnamed police official.


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Learn more about Comoros on Wikipedia.


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

Yemeni passenger plane with 150 people onboard crashes into Indian Ocean

Filed under: Comoros,Disasters and accidents,France,Yemen — admin @ 5:00 am

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

(File photo) A Yemenia Airways A310
Image: Aleks B..

According to reports, a Yemenia Airways Airbus A310 passenger jet has crashed into the Indian Ocean near the island nation of Comoros. At least 153 people were onboard the aircraft, 66 of them from Paris, France. So far the only reported survivor is a small child. The plane crashed early Tuesday morning.

Yemenia Airways Flight 626 was traveling from Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport in Comoros.

Comoros lies nearly 200 miles from mainland Africa. The small, three island nation has a population of just under 800,000 with a combined military and police force of around 1,000. Comoros has no navy, leaving it with little to no sea rescue resources.

“We really have no sea rescue capabilities,” said an unnamed police official.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.


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Learn more about Comoros and Yemenia Flight 626 on Wikipedia.


This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

Yemeni passenger plane with 150 people on board, crashes into Indian Ocean

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

(File photo) A Yemenia Airways A310
Image: Aleks B..

According to reports, a Yemenia Airways, Airbus A310 passenger jet has crashed into the Indian Ocean near the island nation of Comoros. At least 150 people were on board the aircraft.

Reports say the flight number was Yemenia Airways Flight IY628, traveling from Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport in Comoros. The flight originated in Paris, France.

Reuters quotes a senior Yemeni government official as saying “we don’t know if there are any survivors.” The plane crashed early Tuesday morning.

Comoros lies nearly 200 miles from mainland Africa. The small, three island nation has a population of just under 800,000 with a combined military and police force of around 1,000. Comoros has no navy, leaving it with very little, to no sea rescue resources.

“We really have no sea rescue capabilities,” said on unnamed police official.


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Learn more about Comoros on Wikipedia.


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