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Teenage Girl Lone Survivor from Yemeni Air Crash

Where: Moroni, Comoros July 2, 2009 : Weeks after an Air France airliner crashed into the Pacific Ocean, a Yemeni jetliner went down into the Indian Ocean near Comoros, where it was scheduled to land. All passengers were killed, except one teenage girl. The passengers on the ill-fated plane Airbus that crashed into the Indian Ocean were flying the last...

Killer Storm Rages Through Western Europe

Where: Paris, France March 1, 2010 : A violent storm originating in the Atlantic Ocean crashed into the western coasts of France, Portugal and Spain on February 28, 2010. The storm, named Xynthia, left more than 50 people dead and thousands homeless along France's Atlantic coast. The storm killed people in Germany, Spain and Portugal, but France had...

Mystery Surrounds Air France Plane Crash

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 16, 2009 : Air France Flight 447 carrying 228 people on board disappeared while flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris hours after it took off on June 1, 2009. The plane vanished from radar when it was some distance away from the Brazilian coast. The Airbus A330-200 made its last radio...

The Concorde

The sleekest and the fastest jet aircraft in the world. The Concorde. Sounds like an ad? Wait till you hear how much it costs to travel in it. A trip on this aircraft could cost you $9,000 - at least 25 per cent more than the regular first class travel fare. For a long time, the Concorde was considered the safest aircraft -...

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The Great Escape

On the outskirts of a bustling city near the sea coast was a zoo named Kananvan. It was famous all over the world for...

Myths & Legends Related to Eclipses

Since time immemorial, eclipses have been interpreted in various ways by different communities all over the world, reflecting many a time the working philosophy...

Aristotle can’t remain Ignorant!

The Greeks were a passionately curious lot. When Alexander the Great set off in 334 BC on the famous expedition that took him over...

Why are Zebras Striped?

As a child I was always full of questions. I remember asking my parents why zebras were striped or why did giraffes have such...

Batik: Ancient Art of Painting in Wax

A routine college day. We had to go for textile practicals after lunch. Going for any class post lunch was a pain. All we...