Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

A Swiftair MD-83 airplane is seen in this undated photo. Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday. REUTERS/Xavier Larrosa

A Swiftair MD-83 airplane is seen in this undated photo. Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria’s APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.     REUTERS/Xavier Larrosa

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Oil tanker listing off Japan after huge explosion

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This handout picture taken and released by Japan’s Coast Guard on May 29, 2014 shows black smoke rising from a 998-tonne oil tanker off the coast of Hyogo

A 998-tonne oil tanker was listing off the Japanese coast Thursday after a large explosion and subsequent fire that sent towering columns of acrid smoke into the sky.

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Bad weather in Sardinia, Italy nine dead

The number of missing unknown, even policeman among victims 

(ANSAmed) – ROME, NOVEMBER 18 – Nine dead and an unknown number of people missing, roads and flooded homes to the flooding of rivers, hundreds of displaced people, power cuts, heavy disruption to road and rail, delays in air and sea links.