CHICAGO — An American Airlines plane caught fire Friday afternoon on a runway at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, the United States, local officials said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said American Airlines Flight 383 departed Chicago for Miami on Friday afternoon when it blew a tire and damaged an engine, adding Molinaro said the pilot aborted takeoff and everyone evacuated. (US-Airplane-Fire)
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NEW DELHI — At least eight people were killed and several others suffered burn injures Friday in a devastating blaze at a shop selling fireworks in western Indian state of Gujarat, police said.
The fire broke out inside shop at Rustampura village of Vadodara district, about 135 km south of Gandhinagar city, the capital of Gujarat. (India-Fire)
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SANAA — The Yemeni Houthi army’s spokesman on Friday denied Saudi allegation of targeting the holy city of Mecca with a ballistic missile, noting that it targeted a Saudi airport in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, in a statement carried by Houthi-controlled state Saba News Agency.
Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman said that Thursday’s ballistic missile attack “has hit the target” with 100 percent accuracy, stressing that the target was inside the King Abdel Aziz Airport in Jeddah, west of Mecca. (Yemen-Houthis-Mecca)
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CAIRO — A roadside bomb targeting Egyptian security forces in Cairo killed a pedestrian and injured another on Friday, Egypt’s Interior Ministry said.
A homemade roadside bomb went off near a group of policemen in Ain Shams district of Cairo, killing a passerby and injuring another, the ministry said in a press statement. (Cairo-Bomb-Pedestrian) Enditem