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IRAN: A commercial flight crashed in fog in the south of the country today, killing all 66 people on board.
The plane came down near its destination of Yasuj, about 500 miles south of Tehran. Rescue workers said that all 60 passengers, four crew and two air marshals had been killed.
Authorities said that the fog and rough terrain in the Zagros mountains had prevented helicopters from reaching the site.
POLAND: A spokesman for Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki claimed today that his equation of Poles who collaborated in the nazi Holocaust with “Jewish perpetrators” was “a sincere call for open discussion of crimes committed against Jews during the Holocaust.”
Mr Morawiecki made the comments after a speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. He has been roundly condemned by Jewish groups.
It follows Poland’s introduction of a law that appears to ban discussion of the involvement of some Poles with nazi death camps.
PALESTINE: Israeli warplanes bombed 18 sites in the Gaza Strip overnight on Saturday, after four members of the Israeli besieging forces were hurt by an explosive device along the border.
Meanwhile Gazan officials said they had recovered the bodies of two Palestinian children shot dead by Israeli soldiers. Israel claimed they tried to cross the border.
Israel maintains an illegal siege against the Gaza Strip, with commentators calling it the world’s largest open-air prison.
MEXICO: A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in the south of the country, killing people who had fled their homes and had sought safety outside.
Thirteen people on the ground were killed and 16 others hurt. Those killed in the crash were the only known fatalities linked to the quake.
No-one aboard the chopper was seriously hurt.
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