Russia's top aviation official says the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt's Sinai desert, killing all 224 people on board, broke up at high altitude. The bodies of 179 of the victims have been flown home from Cairo airport.
Authorities are analyzing one of the flight data recorders to try and figure out what caused a deadly crash that killed 71 people. The Russian-made plane went down on Sunday shortly after takeoff.
The fatal crash of the Saratov Airlines flight is the second major commercial plane crash blamed on frozen pitot tubes. The plane's captain reportedly chose not to have the aircraft undergo a de-icing procedure.
A passenger plane en route to Orsk has crashed near the Russian capital with 71 people on board. According to preliminary information, three of the victims were non-Russian nationals.
Friday's attack on worshipers attending prayers at a mosque was the most brutal so far amid escalating violence in Sinai. The troubles there have a long history, with both religious and social factors playing a role.
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