Death toll in plane crash confirmed

A Florida company confirmed that seven of its employees were on a private jet that crashed into an apartment building in Akron, bringing the death toll to nine. Two crew members also died. The Federal Aviation Administration said the crash occurred as the plane, a 10-passenger Hawker jet, was approaching Akron's airport.

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One person dies in house explosion

A house explosion in Elizabeth that shook a neighborhood killed one person and left two severely burned in critical condition, officials said. The victim was a man, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage said. In all, 15 people went to hospitals. A preliminary investigation hasn't linked the explosion to a natural gas leak.


No answers yet in shooting inquiry

A government spokesman said a shooting rampage that killed three foreign police instructors, including two Americans, will not harm its security ties with other nations. Mohammed Momani said that an investigation into the shooter's motives is continuing. In Monday's attack, a Jordanian police captain also killed two Jordanian translators before being shot dead.


Security lapses protested in capital

Thousands of protesters carried the coffins of seven ethnic Hazara civilians who were beheaded in the south of the country to the presidential palace in Kabul while demanding greater security and an end to a wave of targeted violence. The protesters — whose numbers were unprecedented — accused President Ashraf Ghani of incompetence in the face of deteriorating security and called for his resignation.


Court intercedes in power dispute

The Constitutional Court suspended a deal with Serbia that would have given more powers to Serb-dominated areas, an agreement that has sparked violent opposition protests for two months. The measures cannot become law unless they are approved by parliament.

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