Helicopter crashes en route to Chevron Angola oil platform, at least four deadFour people died and two were missing after a helicopter crashed en route to a Chevron oil platform off the Angolan coast, the U.S. oil company said on Tuesday. The helicopter left Malongo port in Angola's Cabinda province on Monday at 1523 local time to make the short journey to the Tombua-Landana offshore oil platform but never arrived. "The helicopter did not reach its intended destination.
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Islamist rebel gets 9 years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction
War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage. During a brief trial at the International Criminal Court in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. In June and July of 2012 "10 of the most important and well-known sites in Timbuktu were attacked and destroyed.
Austrian customs officials find human intestines in luggageVIENNA (AP) ? Austrian customs officials are used to finding unusual items in travelers' luggage. But human intestines were not on their list ? until now.
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UK retail sales suffer September setback - CBI
British retail sales unexpectedly fell this month after a strong showing in August, a survey by the Confederation of British Industry showed on Tuesday, contrasting with generally robust figures since June's vote to leave the European Union. The CBI survey was conducted between Aug. 25 and Sept. 14, and was based on response from 63 retail chains that account for about one third of employment in the sector.
Charlotte residents denounce officials over police shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.
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Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the UN's global health body "is enough to make all of us extremely concerned," Maria Neira, the head of the WHO's department of public health and environment, told reporters. "It is a public health emergency," she said.
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