U.S. to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt -Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.

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Cause of Air Algerie July crash in Mali still unknown

BAMAKO/PARIS, Sept 20 - Investigators studying the sudden plunge of an Air Algerie plane from an altitude of more than 30,000 feet onto Malian scrubland in July still do not have an explanation, they said on Saturday.

20 Sep 2014

NASA spacecraft approaches Mars to seek answers to lost water

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Sept 20 - A NASA spacecraft designed to investigate how Mars lost its water is expected to put itself into orbit around the Red Planet on Sunday after a 10-month journey.

20 Sep 2014

Britain, France agree steps to tackle UK-bound illegal immigrants

PARIS, Sept 20 - Britain and France have agreed to improve border controls and cooperate more closely in an effort to control a growing number of illegal immigrants trying to cross the English Channel from the French port city of Calais to Britain.

20 Sep 2014

German defence industry threatens to move production abroad

FRANKFURT, Sept 20 - Germany's defence industry lobby has warned that companies were looking into shifting production abroad in response to the country's restrictive arms export policy.

20 Sep 2014
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