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Russian Tu-154 plane with 93 aboard crashes into the Black Sea

Russian Tu-154 plane with 93 aboard crashes into the Black Sea

Emergency crews on Sunday found fragments of the plane about 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) from the shore but a deputy defense minister told Russian news agencies that experts estimated the Tu-154 crash site at 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from the shore.


TV commentator Mark Nicholas taken ill during MCG test

TV commentator Mark Nicholas taken ill during MCG test

He took part in commentary duties for the first half of the day but after complaining of an abdominal pain, he was taken away after the lunch break. Mark Nicholas' career as a commentator and a cricket presenter was preluded by a career in which he captained English county side Hampshire.


Large fur seal climbs on vehicle, smashes windscreen in Tasmania adventure

Large fur seal climbs on vehicle, smashes windscreen in Tasmania adventure

The seal, an adult male weighing around 440 pounds, was spotted just before 6:00 a.m. scrambling onto, off of and between cars, leaving dents and a broken windshield in his wake. Residents were advised to steer clear of the animal to avoid agitating it. Once Parks and Wildlife officials showed up, they blocked off the area, subdued the seal using several tranquilizer darts and then put him in the back of a truck.


Wham! star George Michael has died

Wham! star George Michael has died

George Michael was a musical genius and I am so grateful to have known him. His music should be taken very seriously as well as very frivolously. He attributed his pop-star ambitions to a tape recorder his parents gave him for his seventh birthday.


Have you been affected by the Berlin Christmas market attack?

Have you been affected by the Berlin Christmas market attack?

Italian police and forensics experts gather around the body of suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri after he was shot dead in Milan on December 23, 2016. It raises questions about how Amri was able to secure the weapon despite being under surveillance by the German authorities and being arrested by police at least three times this year.


Three arrested in Tunisia over Berlin attack

Three arrested in Tunisia over Berlin attack

The fugitive, from Tunisia, was killed in a police shootout in Milan on Friday. The nephew had been communicating with Amri about declaring allegiance to Islamic State (IS) and had also sent him money using a false name, it said . "The Amri case raises questions", she said last Friday. German investigators are now racing to find out whether Amri had accomplices. The officers were not searching for him but stopped Amri as part of normal patrol operations, De Iesu said.