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UPDATE 1-Seven killed in collision between helicopter, small plane in Mallorca

UPDATE 1-Seven killed in collision between helicopter, small plane in MallorcaSeven people, including two minors, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said. Five people were on board the helicopter, two of them minors, and they were all likely Germans, the Balearic Islands government said on Twitter. Emergency services were notified of the crash at 1:35 p.m. time in the municipality of Inca.



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Venice moves to limit cruise ships in city center after June collision, near-miss in July

Venice moves to limit cruise ships in city center after June collision, near-miss in JulyStarting in September, some cruise ships will be redirected to dock at other terminals in the Venetian Lagoon. Five were hurt during a June collision.



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UPDATE 7-Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK calls move a "hostile act"

UPDATE 7-Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK calls move a "hostile act"GENEVA/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday, rejecting Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Friday’s action by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the global oil trade’s most important waterway has been viewed in the West as a major escalation in three months of confrontation that took Iran and the United States to the brink of war.



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Right whale likely died off Canada after collision with ship: official

Right whale likely died off Canada after collision with ship: officialA right whale found dead in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence is likely to have died due to a collision with a ship, officials say — a worrying conclusion as experts fear for the future of the critically endangered species. Preliminary findings from a necropsy on Comet, one of six dead whales found since the start of June, are “highly compatible with death due to blunt trauma, consistent with vessel strike,” Fisheries and Oceans Canada said. The same conclusion was drawn about the death of Punctuation, a 40-year-old female right whale.



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Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with Trump

Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with TrumpThe court’s 5-4 conservative majority includes Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. While Trump has suffered a series of setbacks in lower federal courts since taking office last year, he has collected major victories at the Supreme Court. Most notably, the court in June upheld in a 5-4 ruling Trump’s travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, with Gorsuch casting a pivotal vote, after lower courts had blocked the policy.



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Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with Trump

Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with TrumpThe court’s 5-4 conservative majority includes Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. While Trump has suffered a series of setbacks in lower federal courts since taking office last year, he has collected major victories at the Supreme Court. Most notably, the court in June upheld in a 5-4 ruling Trump’s travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, with Gorsuch casting a pivotal vote, after lower courts had blocked the policy.



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90-year-old woman dies in collision with electric scooter

90-year-old woman dies in collision with electric scooterA 90-year-old Spanish woman has died after a collision with an electric scooter in what is believed to be the first accident of its kind in the world. Two men were sharing a scooter when they smashed into the woman, who hit her head on the ground and died of her injuries in hospital a few days later. The pair are facing trial for manslaughter.  According to the police investigation cited by the Spanish newspaper El País, the two unnamed men were travelling at more than 30 kilometres per hour along a street shared by pedestrians and traffic in the Barcelona suburb of Esplugues de Llobregat. The accident, which was not reported at the time, occurred in August.  Last month a 40-year-old woman was killed in Sabadell, near Barcelona, when she fell off the electric scooter she was using and was run over by a truck. The exponential growth of electric scooters in cities in Spain and elsewhere has promoted debate about their safety and where they should be allowed to circulate. Out-of-date laws meant for non-motorised scooters mean that in Madrid, for example, they can be ridden on the pavement, although the city council is drawing up plans to restrict their use. In Barcelona a taxi driver videoed a teenage couple riding on a scooter at 50 miles an hour, presumably after manipulating the device to raise its maximum speed. Spain’s interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said in October that traffic rules must be changed to protect “especially vulnerable” road users, noting that this year would be the first on record in which pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists’ deaths would outnumber those of drivers. British law already bans E-scooters and several towns and cities in California have ordered the vehicles off the streets. Hire-scooter company Bird has filed a lawsuit against Beverley Hills, following one such ban in the well-heeled neighbourhood.



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Pickup truck driver arrested after 3 children killed in collision in Indiana

Pickup truck driver arrested after 3 children killed in collision in IndianaGirl, 9, and her younger twin brothers killed while boarding school bus



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Queen Elizabeth II's doctor killed in cycling collision

Queen Elizabeth II's doctor killed in cycling collisionOne of Queen Elizabeth II’s doctors was killed in a road accident while cycling through London, police said Thursday. Peter Fisher, 67, collided with a truck on Wednesday, Scotland Yard said. Buckingham Palace said the monarch had been informed.



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Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collisionPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday.



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