Delta Airlines

WASHINGTON — World’s second largest airline Delta Air Lines said on Monday that all its flights worldwide scheduled for departure were grounded due to a widespread system failure.
“Due to a computer outage, flights awaiting departure are currently delayed. Flights en route are operating normally,” the company said in a statement. (US-Delta Air Lines-Computer Outage)
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ANKARA — A U.S. citizen has been detained for trying to enter Turkey illegally from Syria, the governor of the southern province of Hatay was quoted by Anadolu Agency on Monday.
U.S. Journalist Snell Lindsteyler who was detained in Hatay’s Altinozu district near the Syrian border, was taken into custody on the grounds that she crossed Syria illegally from Turkey and then tried to re-enter Turkey, Governor Ercan Topaca said. (Turkey-U.S.)
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JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A motor bombing was launched on a convoy of foreign forces in Behsoud district of the eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on Monday, said Attaullah Khogiani, spokesman for the provincial government.

“A terrorist exploded his explosive-laden vehicle in Akhundzada area of Behsoud district today afternoon but inflicted no casualties,” Khogiani told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Blast)
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TOKYO — Japan on Monday issued an order for its self-defense forces to shoot down any projectile heading toward the country’s territory, in anticipation of potential missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), local media quoted government sources as saying.

The order issued by Defense Minister Tomomi Inada is apparently aimed at ensuring that the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) is ready to intercept projectiles at any time as the use of mobile launch pads could make DPRK’s missile launch preparations difficult to detect in advance, according to Kyodo News. (Japan-DPRK) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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