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Worst plane crash in Algeria's history claims 257 lives

By Aomar Ouali, Associated Press
A military plane carrying soldiers and their families has crashed soon after takeoff in farmland in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the worst plane crash in the North African nation's history.

Winnie Mandela dies aged 81

Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela, has died aged 81.

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