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Manchester airport evacuated after reports of suspicious package

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Passengers have been evacuated from Manchester airport after reports of a suspicious package in terminal two. The terminal remains closed as Greater Manchester police investigate the incident. “Terminal two remains c...

Slow moving turtle delays five planes at Japan airport

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Turtles on a Runway probably will never rival Snakes on a Plane for dramatic effect, but one reptile has made headlines after an innocent amble along the tarmac at Japan’s second-busiest airport, delaying five planes....

Teesside airport runway closed after three hurt in light aircraft incident

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Teesside airport’s runway is closed after an incident involving a light aircraft left three people in hospital. The airport said in a statement on Twitter that the incident occurred at 9.39am on Saturday and the pilot...

‘We thought we were mates’: French ambassador laments subterfuge en route to Sydney airport

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The French ambassador to Australia was in a car heading to Sydney airport for an urgent flight back home when he revealed he was “sad like any decent person would be”. Jean-Pierre Thebault left Australia on Saturday n...

Christchurch airport evacuated over suspicious item

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Christchurch airport has been evacuated after a suspicious item was found inside the domestic terminal. An airport spokesperson said an item of interest was found at about 8am on Thursday but “no threats had been made...

Suspected thief of winning scratchcard stopped at Rome airport

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Border police at Rome’s main airport have prevented a Naples tobacco shop owner suspected of running off with a customer’s winning game ticket from boarding a flight to the Canary Islands, Italian news reports said. T...

UK and US took ‘joint decision’ to keep Kabul airport gate open

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The UK and the US took a “joint decision” to keep Kabul airport’s Abbey Gate open last Thursday, British sources have said, despite what turned out to be a prophetic warning that a terror attack by Islamic State Khora...

Gunfire fills the air in Kabul as Taliban celebrate airport takeover

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As the last US military transport aircraft lifted off from Kabul airport, celebratory gunfire from the Taliban rang out across the Afghan capital on Monday night. Taliban fighters, who had taken the city without force...

US intercepts rockets targeting Kabul airport as key diplomats fly out

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US anti-missile defences have intercepted as many as five rockets targeting Kabul airport as key American diplomats flew out of the Aghan capital in the final hours of the western evacuation under the threat of furthe...

Rockets fired at Kabul airport as US approaches withdrawal deadline – video

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Several rockets were fired at Kabul airport on Monday, less than 48 hours before the United States is due to complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Eyewitnesses said the rockets were launched from a car and w...

Kabul airport comes under rocket fire as US Afghanistan evacuation enters final 48 hours

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Several rockets were fired at Kabul airport on Monday, less than 48 hours before the United States is due to complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Eyewitnesses said the rockets were launched from a car and w...

Afghanistan: fresh blast near Kabul airport kills child

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A rocket has struck a neighbourhood north-west of Kabul’s international airport and killed a child, as the US evacuation winds down following the Taliban’s lightning takeover of the country, an Afghan police chief has...

Mother pleads for baby injured in Kabul airport attack to be brought to UK

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The mother of a baby who was critically injured when his grandfather, a London minicab driver, died in the Kabul airport bomb attack has pleaded for him to be brought to the UK as soon as possible. Muhammad Raza, aged...

Final UK evacuation flight purely for Afghan nationals has left Kabul airport

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The final UK evacuation flight purely for Afghan nationals has left Kabul airport, ending an often chaotic process in which about 14,000 people were airlifted out of Afghanistan by British forces in less than two week...

Two Britons and child of UK national among Kabul airport dead

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Two Britons and the child of a British national have been confirmed to be among those killed in the Kabul airport attack. The foreign secretary confirmed the deaths and said a further two people were injured in the at...

Afghans crowd airport gates as evacuation efforts wind down

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Anxious crowds of Afghans still hoping to join the western evacuation airlift from Kabul have crowded airport gates less than a day after scores were killed in a devastating Islamic State double bombing. As flights fr...

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