World Briefs: Plane part will not alter search for plane

Plane part will not alter search for plane

SYDNEY • Confirmation that a plane part found on a remote island was from missing jet MH370 was useful, but would not alter the search for the plane, Australian investigators said yesterday.

Mr Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, welcomed the news from France that the flaperon found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion was part of the missing Boeing 777.

"But it hasn't actually made a significant difference to our search," Mr Dolan said.


Yemen conflict: 22 UAE soldiers killed

DUBAI • Twenty-two soldiers from the United Arab Emirates have been killed while taking part in a Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen's dominant Houthi group, UAE state news agency WAM said yesterday.

Saudi Arabia and a coalition of other Sunni Muslim states have been fighting since March to restore Yemen's exiled government and to repel the Iran-allied Shi'ite Houthis.


Dane takes Lego figurines to space

MOSCOW • The first Dane in space arrived yesterday at the International Space Station as part of a three-man team, the Russian space agency said.

Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen, accompanied by Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov from Kazakhstan, had taken 26 custom-made figurines from Danish toymaker Lego on the ride to the station.


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