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ReportPakistan (6): severe accusations also from Italy
Rome, Italy - "An act of barbaric violence that stakes a claim to the path of democracy"
"I hear with profound sorrow about the Rawalpindi attack which cost the life to Mrs. Benazir Bhutto, and to numerous civilians".
This the message that the Italian vice-premier and minister of Foreign... more
ReportPakistan (5): the worries of the Holy See
Rome, Italy - Declarations by the Vatican's spokesman
"The killing of Benazir Bhutto is a terrible news, this shows how difficult it is to overcome a situation of violence which is deep-rooted", declared by Father Federico Lombardi, director of the press-office... more
ReportPakistan (4): strong criticism also from Russia
Moscow, Russia - "A similar attempt can become the nth factor of instability"
Also Russian Government joins to the "Condemnation with force" of the attempt occurred today in which the ex-Pakistani premier, Benazir Bhutto, died. The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, Mikhail Kaminin,... more
ReportPakistan (3): US' condemnation
Washington, Usa - "There are people that find to prevent the democracy's edification"
US condemnation is strong following to the attack in which the Pakistani opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto, died: "We condemn an attack that shows as there are people that find to prevent the democracy's... more
ReportPakistan, ex-premier Benazir Bhutto killed in an attack
Islamabad, Pakistan - After a rally held in Rawalpindi
The announcement is of a few minutes ago. Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani ex-premier and leader of the opposition, died in a kamikaze attack made at the end of her rally in Rawalpindi.
The news was confirmed... more
ReportGaza Strip, rockets fired and clashes
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - Palestinian missile lands close to a school
As announced, after Israel's refusal to agree upon a truce with Hamas (see AVIONEWS), the clashes carry on inside the Gaza Strip and in the bordering Israeli areas. The launch of Qassam rockets against... more
ReportSri Lanka, the military: "Rebel leader injured in air strike"
Colombo , Sri Lanka - Tamil Tigers deny
Press sources close to Sri Lanka's armed forces report that Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the separatist Tamil Tigers military movement, remained injured during an air strike of the Sri Lanka Air Force... more
ReportIsrael rejects truce offer by Hamas
Tel Aviv , Israel - The air strikes against the Gaza Strip will carry on
"If Israel stops incursions, targeted assassinations and air strikes, the Palestinians will halt rocket attacks". This was stated by a speaker of the radical Islamist movement Hamas, which some months... more
Report"I've never stepped foot on a GdF helicopter", says Rutelli
Rome, Italy - And he asks for damage compensation to "Quotidiano Nazionale"
Today, the following note was given to the press: "The lawyer Luca Petrucci informed he was instructed by Francesco Rutelli to take legal action asking for damage compensation against the daily 'Quotidiano... more
ReportTough life for Santa Claus: he got shot in Brazil...
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Gunshots fired from a favela controlled by narco-traffickers
Santa Claus has a tough life in Rio de Janeiro: a Santa Claus was carrying a bag of gifts on a helicopter to the favela of "Nova Marè", gifts coming from various charity associations.
The pilot of... more
ReportClashes in Gaza, fighters against rockets
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - Islamic Jihad looses 11 men
Heavy clashes between Palestinian Islamist militias and Israeli Armed Forces in the Gaza Strip and in the bordering territories keep on taking place. In the last 36 hours, 4 Israeli air raids have hit... more
ReportSpeciale case, magistrates investigating the use of reserved funds
Rome, Italy - "To cast light on the purchase of aircraft and state flights"
In the case of the Italian Guardia di Finanza (financial police) General Roberto Speciale, removed from its office by the Government, re-installed by the administrative justice last week and who at last... more
ReportTurkish raids in Iraq, Ankara: "Thanks to the US for help"
Ankara, Turkey - But the American embassy denies embarrassed
War week-end in northern Iraq. Around 50 fighter bombers of the Turkish Air Force took off around 02:00 on Sunday morning (23:00 GMT) from their bases to go hit the bases of the PKK, illegal Kurdish Workers'... more
ReportCold and snow in the south of Italy, Civil Defence intervenes
Reggio Calabria, Italy - Homeless dies at airport of Catania-Fontanarossa
After in the week-end a wave of polar cold caused remarkable discomforts in the centre and in the south of Italy, among which the closure of the airports of Bari and Brindisi in Puglia, now the bad weather... more
ReportPope Ratzinger in Australia, restrictions to air space
Sydney , Australia - Special security measures for the Pontiff's visit
In July next year, on the occasion of the World Youth Day, Pope Benedict XVI is going to travel to Australia for celebrating a mass in front of what is expected to be around 500,000 people, Australian... more
ReportPoor Italy: Transport national strike called for tomorrow
Rome, Italy - Already in trouble for truck drivers turmoil
After the turmoil of truck drivers, who went on strike from midnight of last Sunday causing a lot of problems to Italy and Italians, tomorrow will be another day of trouble due to the Transport national... more
ReportTropical storm rages in the Caribbean
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Helicopters involved in rescue operations in the Dominican Republic
A conglomerate of tropical storms named Olga, with a diameter of about 100 kilometers, has left a trail of destruction and death in the Caribbean. In the last days pouring rains and floodings were reported... more
ReportVietnam: flying with scorpions
Danang, Vietnam - The arachnids found on a scheduled flight of Vietnam Airlines
Onboard a B-777 airplane of Vietnam Airlines, shortly before taxiing in the airport of Danang with 170 passengers embarked, it was noticed the presence of two scorpions: the airplane was stopped, passengers... more
ReportNorth Sea: oil spill from the platform
Oslo, Norway - Spelt in the sea the equivalent of 21,150 oil barrels
"There was a very large spill while transhipping oil from the platform to a ship," said Inger Anda, spokeswoman for the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway. the oil spill occurred on the oil platform "Statfjord",... more
ReportChina. Fire in a 28-floor building: helicopters and firemen in action
Whenzou, China - More than 20 dead so far
A large fire started inside a flower shop at the ground floor of a 28-floor building in Whenzou, South-Eastern China. The flames quickly spread to the whole building. According to the authorities there... more
ReportGaddafi in Paris, a € 10-billion-visit
Paris, France - Important investments in the defence, aeronautic and civil nuclear sector
The French press has given itself quite scandalized these days about the visit of a Head of State with a not-really-brilliant human rights record such as the Libyan President Gaddafi, received with all... more
ReportPakistan, suicide attack against air force school bus
Kamra , Pakistan - Five children and three adults injured
Kamra is a town in north-western Pakistan, known for the air force bases and the industrial complex bound to the aeronautic sector which are to be found there. There is also a school for children of air... more
ReportIsraeli air strikes, one victim
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - The Jewish state negotiates with some and fights with the others
The confrontations between Palestinian militants and Israeli Armed Forces carry on. The Islamic Jihad, radical Palestinian group, confirmed that one of its members was killed and two others were wounded,... more
ReportBrown visits British contingent at Basra airport
Basra, Iraq - "Soon the withdrawal"
British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, carried out yesterday a surprise-visit to the military contingent of the United Kingdom in Iraq, based at Basra in the South of the country. Brown addressed the troops... more
ReportUS FAA is investigating Newark episode
Newark , USA - Two Continental airplanes risked collision
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the episode, occurred last week at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, in which two planes of Continental Airlines risked collision.... more
ReportAfghan Air Force loses helicopter, 4 dead
Kabul , Afghanistan - Air strike kills various alleged arms traffickers
The battle for the control of Musa Qala, Taliban stronghold in the South of Afghanistan, seems to proceed toward its conclusion, as it is reported to have been conquered by units of the Afghan Army, supported... more
ReportIndonesia's president: "I will come to Europe only on our planes"
Jakarta, Indonesia - Visit delayed to 2008
Indonesia's President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was supposed to pay visit to various countries of the European Union in these days, let know through his speakers that he will postpone his official... more
Report66 years ago the Japanese air strike against Pearl Harbor
Washington , USA - It marked the entrance of the US in WWII
Several ceremonies across the United States will celebrate today the 66th anniversary of the Japanese attack against the Pacific-fleet of the US Navy, anchored at Pearl Harbor, which marked the entrance... more
ReportCessna disaster in Sardinia, Prosecutors ask for 22 months sentence for the air-traffic controllers
Cagliari, Italy - According to the prosecution they know that the plane was off course
At dawn of February 4th 2004 a Cessna Citation 500 plane crashed in Punta Baccu Malu dei Sette Fratelli (Sardinia) and all the six occupants died (see AVIONEWS). Yesterday, Mauro Mura and Rossana Allieri,... more
ReportUS, petition to environment agency for cutting aircraft emissions
Washington, USA - States and environmentalist groups want binding measures
In April this year, the US Supreme Court set down that the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for limiting polluting and greenhouse gases of cars in the United States, according... more