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Democrats Are Blaming A Big-Spending Candidate For A Potential Disaster In California

Democrats Are Blaming A Big-Spending Candidate For A Potential Disaster In CaliforniaNational operatives are increasingly worried no Democrat will advance to the



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32nd anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

32nd anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disasterChernobyl nuclear power plant 32 years after the world's worst nuclear accident spread radioactive fallout across Europe in 1986, particularly contaminating Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.



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32nd anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

32nd anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disasterChernobyl nuclear power plant 32 years after the world's worst nuclear accident spread radioactive fallout across Europe in 1986, particularly contaminating Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.



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Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disaster

Crash kills 257 in Algeria's deadliest aviation disasterALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff in Algeria Wednesday, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation's history and plunging the country into mourning.



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257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disaster

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria's worst air disasterAlgeria suffered its deadliest ever air catastrophe Wednesday when a military plane crashed after takeoff, killing 257 people on board, mostly army personnel and their family members. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the plane after it caught fire in a field near the Boufarik airbase, 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Algiers. The defence ministry said in a statement that 247 passengers and 10 crew were killed without mentioning any survivors.



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Algeria plane crash: More than 250 killed in military jet disaster

Algeria plane crash: More than 250 killed in military jet disasterThe number of people believed to have died in an Algerian military plane crash on Wednesday has risen to 257, according to state TV. The military transport plane crashed into a field shortly after take off at Boufarik airport, southwest of Algiers. Television footage showed crowds gathering around the smoking and flaming wreckage near Boufarik airport southwest of Algiers. A line of white body bags could be seen on the ground next to what media said was a Russian Ilyushin transport plane. A total of 257 people died in the crash, state TV reported. A member of Algeria’s ruling FLN party told the private Ennahar TV station the dead included 26 members of Polisario, an Algerian-backed group fighting for the independence of neighbouring Western Sahara – a territory also claimed by Morocco in a long-running dispute. The plane was heading to Tindouf, an area on Algeria’s border with Western Sahara, but crashed on the airport’s perimeter, Algeria’s defence ministry said. The jet came down close to the capital of Algiers Tindouf is home to thousands of refugees from the Western Sahara standoff, many of them Polisario supporters. UN attempts to broker a settlement have failed for years in the vast desert area, which has contested since 1975 when Spanish colonial powers left. Morocco claimed the territory while Polisario established its self-declared Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic there. Emergency services at the scene after a military plane crashed soon after take-off at Boufarik military base Credit: ENNAHAR TV/AP  Algeria’s defence ministry issued a statement expressing condolences to families of the victims. In February 2014, an Algerian Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules crashed in a mountainous area in eastern Algeria killing 77 passengers and leaving one survivor.



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Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen Has Been a Disaster

Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen Has Been a DisasterThis month marks three years since the start of the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, but that is unlikely to be an occasion for celebration in Riyadh. The war is estimated to have cost the Saudis upwards of $ 100 billion, eroded the international image of the kingdom and failed to achieve its objectives of “eliminating Iranian influence” from Yemen. At the same time, the people of Yemen have suffered immensely from the U.S.-backed Saudi campaign, which killed thousands of Yemeni civilians, destroyed the country’s infrastructure, and has led to widespread disease and hunger.



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Puerto Rico Is A Man-Made Disaster

Puerto Rico Is A Man-Made DisasterMonths after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico, what should have been an example of how one of the most powerful nations in the world could rebuild a territory is instead an example of a man-made catastrophe now moving to the mainland.



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China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tanker

China races to prevent environmental disaster from stricken tankerChina raced to contain oil leaking from an Iranian tanker stricken off its eastern coast Tuesday amid warnings the burning ship could spark an environmental disaster. The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil when it collided with a cargo ship on Saturday and erupted into flames 160 nautical miles east of Shanghai. If all the cargo from the Panamanian-flagged 274-metre (899-foot) tanker spills, it would be the biggest oil slick from a ship in decades and could kill marine life across a vast area, analysts have said.



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Record-breaking snowstorm in Pennsylvania declared disaster emergency

Record-breaking snowstorm in Pennsylvania declared disaster emergencyWith nearly 57 inches of snow in two days, conditions are so hazardous that the airport was forced to close.



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