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Passenger jet carrying more than 80 crashes in Afghanistan

Casualties are feared after a plane reportedly carrying more than 80 people crashed and burst into flames in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan, Daily Mirror reports. Local officials said a Boeing 737-400 belonging to Ariana Afghan Airlines went down in remote and mountainous Deh Yak district in eastern Ghazni provinc...

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panorama.am2 hours ago

No problems with bananas imported into Armenia so far, food safety official says

Armenia’s Food Safety Inspectorate (FSI) has tightened control over imports of bananas into the country after the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) warned of the alleged presence of the humpbacked fly in a shipment of Ecuadorian bananas that arrived in the country in Decemb...

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panorama.am3 hours ago

Turkey earthquake death toll rises to 39

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey has risen to 39, Anadolu Agency reported, citing the country's disaster relief agency. The 6.8-magnitude quake shook the eastern Elazig province late on Friday. Tremors were also felt in neighboring countries including Syria and Georgia. During a press statement wit...

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panorama.am4 hours ago

Temperatures to rise by 8-10 degrees in Armenia

Meteorologists expect no precipitation in Armenia from Monday to Friday. Northwest wind speed is 5-10 m/s. At night of January 27-29 temperatures will gradually increase by 8-10 degrees, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported. Capital Yerevan will also see dry weather from 27-31 January. Temperatures are expected to ...

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armenpress.am4 hours ago

Yerevan City Council’s My Step faction convenes urgent session

The My Step faction of the Yerevan City Council convened an urgent session regarding its member Henrik Hartenyan’s recent post of the photo of niece of Constitutional Court President Hrayr Tovmasyan on his social account. The faction will make a statement after today’s session. On January 26 My Step faction member of the Yerevan...

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panorama.am4 hours ago

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, were travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames, according to BBC News. The LA county sheriff said there were no survivo...

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armenpress.am5 hours ago

No information about any Armenian citizens among those infected with Chinese coronavirus – MFA

Armenia’s Embassy in China is taking steps to establish direct contact with the Armenian citizens who are currently in China, the Armenian foreign ministry said in a statement posted on Facebook. “The Embassy is in direct contact with the three Armenian citizens who are currently in the city of Wuhan of the Hubei Province. As of...

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panorama.am5 hours ago

Armenian Church honors Sts. Martyrs Eugenios, Makarios and others

The Armenian Apostolic Church pays tribute to Sts. Martyrs Eugenios, Makarios, Valerios, Canditos and Akyoughas on Monday, January 27, Qahana.am reports. The quick spreading of Christianity especially on the territory of the Roman Empire since the 3rd century started to worry the kings. Royal charters were issued ordering the ...

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armenpress.am5 hours ago

Air temperature to rise in Armenia by 8-10 degrees

Starting from January 29 the nighttime cold weather will greatly mitigate in Armenia, Gagik Surenyan, head of the meteorological center of the Hydromet Service, said on Facebook. “Overall, on January 29-31 air temperature at nights compared to today will gradually rise by nearly 8-10 degrees”, he said. Edited and translated by A...

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panorama.am5 hours ago

Plane ‘catches fire’ after takeoff from airport in northern Iran

A Tehran-bound passenger plane was forced to return to Gorgan airport in northern Iran, as one of its engines caught fire shortly after takeoff. Footage has emerged allegedly showing the frightening scene, RT reports. The aircraft made an emergency landing and the passengers have been evacuated. The plane was carrying 85 pass...

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