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DNA of Indonesia crash victims’ families to be matched

By Iqbal Musyaffa and Dandy Koswaraputra Forensic team gets DNA from victims’ relatives, set to be compared to remains retrieved from crash site Seeking to identify remains from Saturday’s Indonesian passenger plane crash with 62 people on board, a Jakarta hospital has gotten 21 DNA samples from the victims’ families. The Kramat Jati Police Hospital

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Bus plunges into Indian Ocean at Likoni ferry crossing

The bus belonging to Pollmans tours slid off the ramp owing to the heavy rains being experienced in the area. A bus plunged into the Indian Ocean at the Likoni ferry crossing in Mombasa on Sunday morning. The bus belonging to Pollmans tours slid off the ramp owing to the heavy rains being experienced in

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Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight

Relatives of passengers arrive at a crisis center set up following a report that a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take off, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia,Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta with 56 passengers and six crew members onboard,

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Dutch ban UK flights, fearing the new coronavirus variant

People wait on the concourse at Paddington Station in London, on the last Saturday shopping day before Christmas, after the announcement that London will move into Tier 4 COVID-19 restrictions from midnight, Saturday Dec. 19, 2020. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) The Netherlands is banning flights from the U.K. for at least the rest of the

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Thousands of Turks apply for UK work visa before Brexit deadline

UK border signage is pictured at the passport control in arrivals in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London (AFP) Turkish citizens have accelerated their applications ahead of the Ankara Agreement’s expiration when Britain leaves the EU The rush comes as the 1963 Ankara Agreement, which granted Turkish citizens a path to emigrate to the

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Somalia announced new requirements for Kenyans arriving in the country.

Photo/Somali Times The federal government of Somalia has today announced new requirements for Kenyans or holders of Kenyan passports arriving in Somalia, amid deteriorating relations between the two governments in Nairobi and Mogadishu. A letter from the country’s immigration and Nationality Agency today states that no one with a Kenyan passport can enter Somalia until

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The latest Plane crash in Garowe

Photo/Somali Times Garowe town, the state in southern Somalia confirm that a plane crashed at the airport. Reliable sources told Somali Times that an Air Djibouti plane crashed at the town airport, carrying a large number of passengers. The crash happened after the plane crashed into the back of the plane, but the pilot was

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Saudi Arabia opens airspace for Israeli flights

Riyadh grants Israeli airliners permission to fly over its airspace on way to United Arab Emirates, local media reports Saudi Arabia has permitted Israeli airliners en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to fly over its airspace, according to the Israeli media. ”Despite the lack of diplomatic relations between the two states, Saudi Arabia

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Macharia proposes visa on arrival for Somalians

Photo/Somali Times Currently Kenya receives 32,268 tourists from Somalia annually. Some half a million Somalians also reside in the Kenyan refugee camps with about 1.5 million integrated over time. Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau has said there are great unexploited trade opportunities between Kenya and Somalia. He cited tourism, which he said remains greatly

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KQ mulls suspending London, France flights as lockdown hits travel

A Kenya Airways aircraft at JKIA. Kenya Airways is mulling suspending of flights to London and France following the second wave of lockdown that has slowed down demand on these routes. KQ says it is assessing the impact of the lockdown measures on their flight schedule even as it puts measures in place to accommodate

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