A Russian military transport helicopter was shot down on Monday in the Syrian province of Idlib, killing the three crew members and two officers on board in the deadliest episode for the Russian military since it intervened in the country, Russian officials said.
The Mi-8 helicopter was hit by ground fire as it returned to Khmeimim Air Base from a mission to the embattled city of Aleppo, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.Leggi la notizia
Gli aerei militari americani sono tornati a bombardare la Libia, 5 anni dopo l'incursione che portò alla caduta di Gheddafi. Lo ha annunciato il primo ministro libico Fayez al-Sarraj e lo ha poi confermato il Pentagono.
"Il consiglio presidenziale, a capo dell'esercito libico, ha deciso di autorizzare la richiesta di sostegno diretto degli Stati Uniti d'America, col lancio di precisi raid aerei contro le roccaforti dello Stato islamico a Sirte e dintorni - ha detto il primo ministro - Ci sono già stati i primi attacchi che hanno provocato importanti perdite fra le file del nemico".Leggi la notizia
Roma, 27 lug. - La stazione londinese di Charing Cross e' stata evacuata poco prima delle 17:30 (le 18:30 in Italia) e la circolazione dei treni e' stata interrotta. Lo riferiscono i media locali, aggiungendo che la polizia e' intervenuta sul posto. Ci sono notizie non confermate della presenza di un pacco sospetto. .Leggi la notizia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) " Sen. Tim Kaine received a hero's welcome outside his Richmond home, capping off his debut as Hillary Clinton's running mate.
Hundreds of neighbors and other well-wishers greeted Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, on their return to their home in Richmond on a hot and sticky Saturday night.
The Kaines had spent the day campaigning with the Democratic presidential candidate, who chose Kaine for the No. 2 spot on the Democratic ticket just 24 hours earlier.
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Firefighters have been trying to beat back a fire since Friday that has blackened more than 34 square miles of brush on ridgelines near the city of Santa Clarita and the Angeles National Forest. About 300 miles up the coast, crews were battling another blaze across 16 square miles north of the majestic Big Sur region.
Sunday's forecast would not ease the battle, with hot weather, low humidity and afternoon and evening winds gusting to 20 mph that could once again fan the fires' explosive growth.
The Santa Clarita area, just north of Los Angeles, was among those ordered evacuated as a fire raged through brush withered by days of 100-degree temperatures in a Southern California heat wave.
The body of a man was discovered in a burned sedan outside a home in the city, and there was no evidence the death was a crime, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Sunday.
Firefighters reported that some buildings had been engulfed after flames driven by gusty winds swept through an evacuated neighborhood, but it was not immediately clear whether they were homes or smaller buildings, said Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the Angeles National Forest.
"You've still got hotspots in that area, a lot of smoldering stuff," and trees that might fall because their roots had burned, Judy said.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has said about 1,500 homes and 100 commercial buildings were threatened.
More than 1,600 firefighters and water-dropping helicopters were battling the flames on several fronts.Leggi la notizia