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British middleman hauled to India over chopper scam

British middleman hauled to India over chopper scam

The alleged British middleman in a scandal-hit helicopter deal between India and an Anglo-Italian firm was due to appear in a Delhi court on Wednesday after being extradited by the UAE, authorities said.

Firefighters tackle large blaze outside Asian Games venue

Firefighters tackle large blaze outside Asian Games venue

Helicopters scooped up water to douse the flames in fields bordering the sports complex while dozens of firefighters on the ground helped extinguish the blaze.

Helicopters rescue residents from fresh Hawaii volcano lava flow

Helicopters rescue residents from fresh Hawaii volcano lava flow

Helicopters were rushed in to rescue four trapped residents after lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated a cluster of homes, as the US Geological Survey said Saturday an explosion from its crater sent ash pouring into the sky.

Five dead after two army helicopters collide in France

Five dead after two army helicopters collide in France

Five people were killed on Friday after two army helicopters crashed near the southern French resort town of Saint-Tropez, police said.

Jordan gets more US Black Hawks to bolster defences

Jordan gets more US Black Hawks to bolster defences

The helicopters were handed over at the King Abdullah II Air Base in northeast Jordan. They were the last batch of 12 Black Hawks delivered to Jordan since March 2017.

Massive search for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash

Massive search for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash

The families of the missing sailors were notified after a C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft with 11 people on board went down on Wednesday around 930 kilometres southeast of Okinawa, the US Navy said.

New US helicopters mark major change for Afghan air force

New US helicopters mark major change for Afghan air force

Senior Afghan and American officials welcomed the arrival of new US-made military helicopters on Saturday, beginning a process that will radically transform the young Afghan air force.

Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars rescued

Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars rescued

More than 30 tourists who spent a dramatic night stranded in cable cars above the French Alps were brought to the ground on Friday after an 18-hour ordeal, operators said.

US searching for two military helicopters after reported collision

US searching for two military helicopters after reported collision

The US Coast Guard was searching for two military helicopters that reportedly crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu while carrying a total of 12 people, a spokeswoman said Friday.