RUSSIA PLANE CRASH: Russian officials say a Russian airliner crashed in the Ural mountains early
today (Sunday), killing all 88 people on board.
situations ministry spokeswoman (Irina Andrianova) said the Boeing-737,
operated by Russia's Aeroflot airline, crashed while traveling from Moscow to
the central city of Perm. She said the plane carried 82 passengers and six crew
There were 21 foreigners among those killed.
say debris from the plane damaged part of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The were
no reports of any deaths on the ground.
HURRICANE IKE: Rescuers in helicopters, boats and high-water trucks have deployed along the
southern coast of Texas to aid people who ignored evacuation orders and were
stranded by Hurricane Ike.
Texas Governor Rick Perry said Saturday the
largest search and rescue effort in state history is underway in hard-hit areas.
He said emergency responders have made around one thousand rescues already.
Authorities fear thousands of victims could be trapped in their homes
for days, waiting to be rescued.
THAILAND POLITICS: Thailand's acting prime minister has lifted a state of emergency in the capital,
Bangkok, 12 days after it was put into place following violent clashes between
pro- and anti-government forces.
Somchai Wongsawat told a news conference
today (Sunday) that while political tensions remain, there is no reason
to continue the state of emergency. Emergency rule began on September second
after clashes left one dead and dozens injured.
Indian police say they detained at least 10 people in overnight raids in
connection with a series of bomb blasts in New Delhi that killed at least 30
people and wounded up to 100 more.
INDIA BLASTS: Authorities say the bombs exploded
within the short span of 30 minutes on Saturday at four crowded markets in the
heart of the Indian capital. Police discovered and defused four more bombs at
AFGHANISTAN: A provincial police chief in Afghanistan says a suicide bomb attack has killed
two Afghan doctors working for the United Nations.
The attack occurred
today (Sunday) while a U.N. convoy was traveling near the town of Spin
Boldak in southern Kandahar province.