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All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern IranTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed.



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71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crash

71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crashA Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital’s Domodedovo airport, officials and local media said. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow. Russian news agencies reported 65 passengers and 6 crew were on board and all were feared dead.



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90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN

90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UNAt least 90 people were feared dead on Friday in the latest migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said. The tragedy happened off the coast of Zuwara in the early hours Friday, International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokeswoman Olivia Headon told reporters in Geneva by phone from Tunis. “At least 90 migrants are reported to have drowned, when a boat capsized off the coast of Libya this morning”, the IOM said in a statement.



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Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption fearedA giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines’ most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending eruption. “Hazardous eruption imminent,” the state volcanology agency concluded in its latest bulletin, saying Mayon volcano could blow up within days after two weeks of activity. Fine ash and sand fell on Legazpi, a city of about 200,000 people, and nearby areas after the midday explosion turned the area into virtual nighttime, forcing motorists to switch on their lights and use windscreen wipers, an AFP video stringer said.



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Philippines' Mayon volcano alert raised as eruption feared

Philippines' Mayon volcano alert raised as eruption fearedThe Philippines raised the alert level for the country’s most active volcano twice in 24 hours Sunday, meaning that a hazardous eruption is possible within days. A bright glow from Mayon volcano’s summit crater indicated the start of lava flow, while steam and ash plumes were produced by three steam-driven eruptions, according to the country’s volcanology institute. “This means that Mayon is exhibiting relatively high unrest and that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days,” the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said in a statement.



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Dozens feared dead in Philippine mall inferno

Dozens feared dead in Philippine mall infernoAt least 37 people, including call centre staff from an American firm, are believed to have perished in a fire that tore through a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said Sunday. President Rodrigo Duterte, himself a Davao native, visited distraught relatives outside the burning building overnight but told them there was “zero” chance their loved ones had survived, witnesses told AFP. Firemen found one body as the blaze was finally extinguished Sunday, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte — the president’s daughter — told reporters.



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Dozens Feared Dead In Massive Shopping Mall Blaze In Philippine City Of Davao

Dozens Feared Dead In Massive Shopping Mall Blaze In Philippine City Of DavaoAn enormous fire that consumed a shopping mall in the Philippine city of Davao, trapping at least 37 people inside, continued to burn on Sunday ― more than a day after the blaze began.



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37 feared dead in Philippine mall blaze: vice mayor

37 feared dead in Philippine mall blaze: vice mayorThirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday. A Bureau of Fire Protection commander at the scene said the chances of the 37 surviving were “zero”, Paolo Duterte, Davao’s vice mayor, who is also the president’s son, wrote in a Facebook post. The blaze started at the four-storey NCCC Mall on Saturday morning and people were trapped inside, including at a call centre on the top floor, Ralph Canoy, a police officer in the district, told AFP.



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AP PHOTOS: Bali volcano gushes ash as major eruption feared

AP PHOTOS: Bali volcano gushes ash as major eruption fearedMount Agung volcano on Bali has erupted for the first time in more than half a century, forcing closure of the Indonesian tourist island's busy airport as the mountain gushes huge columns of ash that are a threat to airplanes.



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AP PHOTOS: Bali volcano gushes ash as major eruption feared

AP PHOTOS: Bali volcano gushes ash as major eruption fearedMount Agung volcano on Bali has erupted for the first time in more than half a century, forcing closure of the Indonesian tourist island's busy airport as the mountain gushes huge columns of ash that are a threat to airplanes.



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