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Cargo plane crashes in sea off Ivory Coast after takeoff

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People pull the wreckage of a propeller-engine cargo plane after it crashed in the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, October 14, 2017. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – A cargo plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members and injuring six others, an Ivory Coast official said Saturday. Ten people were aboard the plane that was approaching from the capital of neighboring Burkina Faso, Lt. Issa Sakho, commander of the military fire brigade, said on national television. The dead were four Moldovans, he said, adding that two Moldovans and four French crew members were injured. The cargo plane was carrying French military cargo, a French military official said.


Tall Ship Loses Power, Hits Boats in Rhode Island

U.S. News

The U.S. Coast Guard says a tall ship in Rhode Island lost power and hit multiple boats before going aground. Coast Guard officials say the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was leaving a seafood festival Sunday evening when it lost power and began to drift in Newport Harbor. The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is a civilian training and educational vessel based in Newport. Officials say there were 12 crew members aboard at the time. There were no reported injuries or pollution.


UK Coast Guard Comes to Aid of Struggling Dog in North Sea

U.S. News

A waterlogged dog has the coast guard to thank for coming to its rescue in the North Sea. A Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter on a training mission spotted the struggling cockerpoo that was being swept out to sea Sunday morning near Cummingston on Scotland's northeast coast. The crew promptly alerted a rescue boat and then filmed as the pooch was scooped from the cold water. Pet and family were soon reunited on shore. The agency said it all took just a "few minutes" and then the Inverness-based helicopter returned to its training session.


EU Backs Iran Deal, Urges US Congress to Protect It

U.S. News

European Union foreign ministers are urging the U.S. Congress to safeguard the Iran nuclear agreement after President Donald Trump withdrew his support for the deal. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Luxembourg on Monday that "we hope Congress will not call this agreement into question." I hope also that the U.S. Congress will realize this and take the right decisions." Trump "decertified" the deal Friday and directed Congress to make it more stringent. He said: "We must be able to demonstrate that when a nuclear agreement has been concluded that we respect it."


Magnitude 5.4 Quake Rumbles Southern Mexico, No Reports of Damage

U.S. News

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 5.4 magnitude quake struck southern Mexico on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but there were no immediate reports of damage. It was not immediately clear if the tremor was an aftershock from a powerful series of quakes last month that destroyed buildings in Mexico City and killed nearly 500 people. The epicenter of Friday's tremor was just off the coast of Oaxaca state, in Mexico's southwest, and it struck at a depth of 59.5 kilometers (37 miles), according to the USGS. An 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca on Sept. 7 near the town of Juchitan, flattening thousands of buildings in the humid market town. Fausto Lugo, Mexico City's emergency services chief, said on local television that Friday's earthquake was felt lightly in the capital, but there were no reports of damages.