World Briefs: 'Several dozen' dead in military plane crash

'Several dozen' dead in military plane crash

KINSHASA • A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa yesterday, killing "several dozen" people, military and airport sources told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The Antonov transport plane had just taken off and had "several dozen people" on board, an airport source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.


Thai police to revoke Yingluck's passport

BANGKOK • Thai police have begun the process of revoking convicted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's passport, as speculation arose on whether she may seek political asylum. Last Thursday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that Yingluck was in Dubai, where her brother, former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, is living in self-exile.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 01, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe