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Breaking News: No Survivors of Airplane Crash in Russia, According to Unconfirmed Reports

A Boeing 737-800 airplane which operated as FlyDubai flight 981 and originated in Dubai has crashed in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia due to missing the runway upon attempting to land at the airport with at least 55 passengers and six members of the flight crew aboard the aircraft — none of whom survived, according to multiple sources and repots unconfirmed at this time.

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Breaking News: At Least 26 People Dead in Paris; Hostages Held; France Borders Closed

At least 26 people — 11 people in a restaurant in the tenth arrondissement, and 15 in the Bataclan theater — are dead in Paris, as they have been killed in shootings and explosions earlier today in what is being called the deadliest violence in France in decades; and unconfirmed reports cite as many as 60 people are now dead in the violence which has yet to be explained as to who is responsible for it and why it occurred.

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Breaking News: Guilty Verdict for Boston Marathon Bomber

Almost two years to the day after I first reported about the two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon — which occurred within 15 seconds and 100 meters of each other approximately four hours after the race started, killing three people and injuring at least 260 other people — the one surviving suspect of the bombings was convicted earlier today on all 30 counts charged against him.

The actions of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev resulted in terror to participants and spectators in the oldest continuously operating annual marathon in the world; and there is a chance that he could be sentenced by a grand jury in the second phase of his trial, which starts next week, according to…

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AirAsia Airplane Reported Missing During Flight

“AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact at 07:24hrs this morning”, according to this “tweet” from AirAsia several hours ago.

Within the past hour, the following was posted at the official Facebook Internet web site of AirAsia…

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No Delta Information on ExpertFlyer Anymore As Of Today

An e-mail message was received by FlyerTalk member javabytes approximately one hour ago from ExpertFlyer announcing that the service will no longer offer any information pertaining to Delta Air Lines effective immediately as of September 1, 2014…

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Breaking News: 47 Reported Dead in Airplane Crash in Taiwan During Typhoon Matmo

An ATR72 aircraft which operated as TransAsia Airways flight 222 carrying 54 passengers and four members of the flight crew from Kaohsiung International Airport to Magong Airport reportedly crashed upon approach in the Penghu Islands west of the main island of Taiwan. Strong gusting winds — supposedly from Typhoon Matmo, which was impacting Taiwan at the time of the crash — was the reported cause of the aircraft bursting into flames after contacting the ground before reaching the runway. At least 47 people are reported dead; and 11 addition people…

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Breaking News: Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Shot Down; Crashed in Ukraine

A Boeing 777-2H6ER aircraft which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has reportedly crashed in Ukraine after been shot down — possibly by a missile. There were supposedly 280 passengers and 15 flight crew members aboard the aircraft when the transponder signal was lost 50 nautical miles northwest of Donetsk. There are no reports of any survivors at this time. More to come…

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Breaking News: At Least Ten People Killed, 16 Injured at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi

At least eight men who were heavily armed with guns and hand grenades have reportedly penetrated security barriers at several entrances and launched an attack at Jinnah International Airport which serves Karachi. Nine people have reportedly already been killed — including seven personnel of the Airport Security Force — and at least 14 people have supposedly been wounded amidst heavy fighting with security forces at the busiest airport in Pakistan. There is also at least one unconfirmed report that six of the gunmen have also been killed. Several aircraft were reported to have been damaged, with at least two airplanes on fire…

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