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Searchers find second Air France crash black box

Search parties scouring the sea bed off Brazil's northeast coast have recovered the second of two flight recorders from the Air France aircraft that crashed into the Atlantic in June 2009, investigators said on Tuesday. Full story

Rare Sky Sight: Europeans Could See Endeavour, Fuel Tank After Shuttle Launch

Favorably placed skywatchers in western and central Europe will get a rare opportunity tomorrow evening (April 29) to watch as the space shuttle Endeavour – on its 25th and final mission into space — appears to fly in formation with its giant external fuel tank shortly after launch.  Full story

BP Texas City loses power, residents warned

BP Plc's 475,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Texas City, Texas, lost power at about 10:55 p.m. local time Monday (0355 GMT Tuesday), frightening local residents who were ordered inside to avoid breathing smoke from the refinery's flares. Full story

Plane makes emergency landing in Athens, all safe

A British airliner traveling from Britain to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh made an emergency landing at Athens airport on Monday after receiving a bomb threat. Full story

Fire damage delays flights at Miami airport

A fuel tank fire damaged the pumping equipment at Miami International Airport and scores of flights were delayed or canceled Thursday. Full story

Heavy firing heard in central Benghazi: witness

Sporadic explosions and heavy gunfire broke out in central Benghazi at around 10 p.m. (2000 GMT) and lasted about 40 minutes, a Reuters witness reported from the city. Full story

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