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257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said.

Military plane with 100 on board crashes in Algeria

An Algerian plane with around 100 army personnel on board crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from an airbase outside the capital, a military source said.

US send troops, aircraft to flood-hit Texas

The U.S. Department of Defence is pre-positioning troops, search and rescue units, aircraft, vehicles, equipment and supplies to staging areas near places worst hit by flooding in southeastern Texas, in anticipation of a possible request for assistance.

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BlackBerry Messenger shuts down on May 31

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NUC approves new university for Imo

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