Posted Feb 26, 2013By
A hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Tuesday, killing at least 19 foreign tourists in one of the world’s deadliest ballooning accidents and handing a new blow to Egypt’s ailing tourism industry.
The casualties included French, British, Belgian, Hungarian, Japanese nationals and nine tourists from Hong Kong, Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad told reporters. Three survivors — two British tourists and the Egyptian pilots — were taken to a local hospital, but one of the Britons later died of injuries.
A Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control Saturday morning, M
Crimean Tatars, hundreds of thousands of whom Stalin deported in the 1950s, make up between 15%-20% of Crimea’
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Ash Wednesday opened the liturgical 40-day period of Lent, on March 4, 2014.
Mardi Gras commenced in the rain on Fat Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The trial began for Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, aged 27, accused of murdering his girlfriend Re