A plane dousing wildfires south of Sydney crashed in a national park, killing the pilot.
The helicopter crash in Mali has been attributed to insufficient testing and flight training by a military pilots' lobby group. But the Bundeswehr says it doesn't deploy inexperienced crews to the UN mission.
Two wildfires burning for days have converged into one huge front on the outskirts of Christchurch, destroying 11 homes. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters he thought the fires looked "suspicious."
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes around the New Zealand city of Christchurch as a wildfire ravages wood and scrubland. A huge cloud has formed, with officials declaring a state of emergency.
Police are recruiting subjects to test biometric recognition systems at a Berlin train station. Data protection advocates are wary, but police and volunteers say the pilot project will help fight crime.
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