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Child defecates on Detroit-bound flight - Flights Travel News

Passengers on a Detroit-bound flight from Beijing were in for a surprise when a toddler defecated on his seat mid-flight. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the child's parents and grandparents refused to allow the child to get up and go to the lavatory an.. Read more

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Qantas will not avoid Iraqi airspace - Qantas Airways Travel News

Despite new security issues, Qantas announced it will continue flying of Iraqi airspace on its Dubai to London flights. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the carrier made the announcement shortly after Emirates said it will no longer fly over Iraq by early August... Read more

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Airport closes after Air New Zealand jet loses steering - Air New Zealand Travel News

An Air New Zealand aircraft lost steering capabilities on the runway at New Plymouth Airport, causing the hub to close. According to Taranaki Daily News, the plane, a Dash 8 Q300, was departing the airport for Wellington, but the trip was cut short when the steering wen.. Read more

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Terrorism attempt expected in Norway - Flights Travel News

Officials in Norway said they are expecting an Islamist terrorism attempt within a few days. According to CNN, information recently received by the Police Security Service found state that an extreme Islamist group in Syria may be plotting an attack.

"We have n.. Read more

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Ukrainian jets shot down near Russia - Flights Travel News

Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down July 23 near the country's border with Russia. According to the Associated Press, Ukraine's Defence Ministry said that the Sukhoi-25 fighter jets were shot down over an area called Savur Mogila.

Ministry spokesman Oleksi.. Read more

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TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan - Flights Travel News

As many as 45 people are dead after a TransAsia Airways jet crashed into a residential building in the Penghu Islands in Taiwan. USA Today reported that dozens are feared dead after there were 47 people trapped underneath the wreckage.

Flight GE222 was making an eme.. Read more

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Bubonic plague reported in China - China Travel News

Parts of the Chinese city of Yumen were sealed off from the rest after a case of the bubonic plague was reported. According to the Washington Post, there are at least 151 people who were quarantined after they came into contact with the man who died from the illnes.. Read more

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Malaysia Airlines retires Flight 17 - Malaysia Airlines Travel News

Malaysia Airlines announced it will retire the Flight 17 code following the tragedy in which one of the carrier's planes was shot down over eastern Ukraine July 17. The airline said retiring the flight number is out of respect for the 298 people who died in the acci.. Read more

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Buckingham Palace guards perform 'Game of Thrones' theme song - Holidays Travel News

Visitors standing outside the gates of Buckingham Palace in mid-July were in for a surprise when they watched the Changing of the Guard ceremony. According to the Daily Mail, a video was posted online that showed the soldiers playing the theme song from the hit HBO show.. Read more

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot down over eastern Ukraine - Malaysia Airlines Travel News

Malaysia Airlines was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17. According to CNN, there were 298 people including passengers and crew members who perished in the tragic accident.

The Ukrainian government is placing the.. Read more

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