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Air Canada’s first female pilot blazed a trail, but industry still dominated by men

It was one of Judy Cameron’s first media interviews as an Air Canada pilot, and the TV reporter — also a woman — lobbed the 24-year-old a couple of softballs before getting to the crucial question: “How do you manage to fly despite the ravages of pre-menstrual tension?” Flummoxed, Cameron began babbling about how men are known to face fluctuating ...

‘We die of hunger together’: South Sudan civil war forces 900 people onto island smaller than football field

South Sudan – Eight years ago Turuk Gatluak settled on Kok Island, a remote marshland in the vast swamps of South Sudan’s Unity state. He planted palm trees to hold the soil together and grew enough maize, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes to feed his wife and three children. Now South Sudan’s civil war has turned Gatluak’s home into a place ...

Ahmadinejad’s bodyguard killed in Syria

A bodyguard for former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, Tehran’s state media reported. Abdollah Baqeri Niyaraki was also a former member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He was in Syria serving as a military adviser to the nation’s troops, the semiofficial FARS news agency says. His death comes on the heels of ...

‘Great tragedy’: More than 40 people die in French bus crash

More than 40 people died Friday in a collision between a bus and a truck in southern France, authorities said. Authorities said at least 41 people died inside the bus. They’re cross-checking information on the passengers as they attempt to identify the victims, prosecutor Christophe Auger told reporters. It is unclear if the passenger list can be recovered since the ...

Israel agrees to surveillance at disputed Jerusalem holy site

Israel’s Prime Minister has agreed to 24-hour video surveillance at a disputed Jerusalem holy site — a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said could be “a game-changer” to reduce regional bloodshed. The round-the-clock observation “will provide comprehensive visibility and transparency” and discourage “anybody from disturbing the sanctity of this holy site,” Kerry said. “Today I hope that ...

Saudi prince arrested, faces sex charge in Los Angeles

A Saudi prince has been arrested in Los Angeles on charges of sexual assault, false imprisonment and battery. Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud is accused of trying to force a woman to perform a sex act on him, Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison said. Police were called to a home in the city on Wednesday afternoon, where they interviewed numerous ...

The Top 20 Fastest Planes In History

Top Speed: 617 MPH Price: $111,200,000.00 Hours To Get Around The World: 40.36 hours The F-1117 Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed by Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works division. The plane made its maiden flight in 1981 and achieved initial operating status in 1983, but was operated in secrecy until 1988. The F-1117 was strictly a ground-attack aircraft during the Gulf ...

Syrian President Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow for talks with Putin

Embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has flown to Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is now his chief sponsor. The talks, held Tuesday night, centered on coordinating military action in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Peskov said the talks concerned the fight against “terrorist extremist groups,” a phrase the Assad regime regularly uses to describe all ...

German anti-migrant protest: ‘We don’t want to be strangers in our own country’

Every Monday evening in Dresden, thousands gather in front of the city’s Opera House. They carry German flags and sing nationalist songs with one goal: to stop refugees and migrants from coming to Germany. Thomas is one of them and this Monday he held a placard with a photoshopped picture of Chancellor Angela Merkel dressed in a Muslim headscarf. He ...

Poll: Trump, Carson dominate GOP field as Fiorina falters

Donald Trump and Ben Carson now stand alone at the top of the Republican field, as Carly Fiorina’s brief foray into the top tier of candidates seeking the GOP nomination for president appears to have ended. Fiorina has lost 11 points in the last month, declining from 15% support and second place to 4% and a tie for seventh place. ...