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* One of three pilots rehearsing a flight of two Su-27 fighters ahead of MAKS-2009 air show was killed as the military aircraft collided southeast of Moscow, a Defense Ministry source said

* Russia and NATO have exhaustive information on the Arctic Sea cargo vessel, missing in the Atlantic since late July, the country's envoy to the alliance, Dmitry Rogozin, has said

* Two people were killed as a light-engine Yak-52 trainer aircraft crashed in the Kaluga Region, southwest of Moscow, a local emergencies spokesman said

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* Pyongyang blasted as nuclear war preparations coming South Korea-U.S. military drills and threatened with retaliation, Yonhap said

* At least 41 people were killed and over 50 injured in a fire that broke out during a wedding ceremony west of Kuwait City, Al Jazeera reported

 

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