Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville

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Congo Plane Crash Kills 30 Near Brazzaville: Emergency workers in the Republic of Congo say at least 30 people were killed when a cargo plane slammed into homes near Brazzaville’s airport on Friday.

The victims included all six crew members of the Soviet-era cargo plane, as well as local people who were killed when the plane skidded off the runway and ploughed into a residential area.

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Worker killed at Hope Livestock Auction – SFGate

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Worker killed at Hope Livestock Auction – SFGate: HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas say a Hope man was killed in an accident at the Hope Livestock Auction.Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton told reporters that 40-year-old Tracey Tyrone Harris died Thursday following the accident at the Hope Livestock Auction sales�barn.Singleton says Harris died after being pinned between a gate and rails by a cow

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Owner killed rat in front of horrified hygiene inspectors – Wandsworth’s Local Web site

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A local food business was so badly infested with rats that council hygiene inspectors nearly trod on one while investigating safety concerns at the premises.

The problem was so bad that the owner of the business, Rajakumar Rajalingam, actually killed a rat in front of the horrified officers while they were carrying out their inspection.

The case was heard in court last week when Mr Rajalingam was ordered to pay nearly £20,000 in fines and court costs after pleading guilty to a catalogue of food safety and trading standards offences.

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Peaceful drone : Taking aerial photography to new extremes- swissinfo

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Peaceful drone : Taking aerial photography to new extremes- swissinfo: Two inventors from Bern have created a remote control drone that is capable of providing spectacular aerial video shots.

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Worker killed at bridge construction site

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A 30-year-old construction worker died at a Hoosier Heartland construction site outside Delphi Friday.
Arthur Kerns, an employee of T.J. Lambrecht Construction, was killed in a cave-in at a construction site near Carroll County Road 300 North and Ind. 25. Emergency crews responded to the scene about 1:15 p.m. Friday and recovered Kerns’ body about an hour later.
Detective Steve Mullin of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department said Kerns was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported at the site.
Carroll County Coroner J.D. Cree said he believed an autopsy would be performed Sunday. He said he was not yet sure of the cause of death.
“I really wouldn’t even want to speculate,” Cree said.

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Singapore to deport Chinese bus drivers

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Singapore to deport Chinese bus drivers: Singapore will deport 29 Chinese bus drivers and prosecute five others for taking part in the city-state’s first strike since the 1980s, the government has said.

The Ministry of Manpower said in a statement that 29 drivers’ work permits had been revoked and immigration officials “will be repatriating them” for involvement in a two-day stoppage to demand better pay and working conditions.

“The strike was planned and premeditated. It disrupted our public transport which is an essential service, and posed a threat to public order,” the statement said.

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Festive row over Christmas lights in Llangefni – North Wales News –

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Festive row over Christmas lights in Llangefni – North Wales News – News – Daily Post North Wales: A KILLJOY council ordered town centre Christmas lights to be taken down over health and safety concerns.

Llangefni town council erected its festive lights for the big switch-on last night.

But the event was nearly tripped up after the council was contacted by the island authority asking for them to be taken down.

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Update: Scaffolding Collapse Injures Four at Downtown Redmond Construction Site – Sammamish-Issaquah Patch, WA Patch

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Update: Scaffolding Collapse Injures Four at Downtown Redmond Construction Site – Sammamish-Issaquah Patch, WA Patch: A scaffolding collapse has left at least four construction workers with minor injuries in downtown Redmond, according to Jim Bove of the Redmond Police Department.
The incident happened near the intersection of Cleveland Street and 164th Avenue Northeast, Bove said. A six-story mixed-use development called Centerpointe is currently under construction at that location.

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Mum and baby in narrow escape in Roman Road scaffold crash – – East London Advertiser

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Mum and baby in narrow escape in Roman Road scaffold crash – News – East London Advertiser:
A homeless mum had a narrow escape with her two-month old baby today (Fri) when scaffolding crashed down on her in the street.

Charlene Jacks, 32, was struck by four poles being dismantled above her in the busy Roman Road in London’s East End this-afternoon—missing her two-month-old baby daughter Rogue by inches.“I didn’t see the scaffolding as it crashed down,” she told the Advertiser as an emergency paramedic was giving her oxygen.

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Probe as young man killed in work accident – – Independent.ie

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Probe as young man killed in work accident – National News – Independent.ie: TWO separate investigations are under way into the death of a young man in an industrial accident.The 22-year-old died after suffering horrific head injuries while working by a tractor and trailer at Gasworks Lane near Angelsea Street in Cork city centre.

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