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Roger Agnelli, family members die in Brazil plane crash

Roger AgnelliRoger Agnelli, the former head of the Brazilian mining giant Vale, has died after his private jet crashed into a residential building in Sao Paulo, local media reported.

Agnelli, his wife and two of his children were among seven killed when his aircraft slammed into the building around 18:20 GMT on Saturday, minutes after taking off from an airport in northern Sao Paulo, an aviation official told Reuters news agency.


Nine Cubans die at sea and 18 rescued off Florida, US coast guard reports

Cubans die at seaNine Cuban migrants died at sea and 18 others were rescued by a cruise ship after their 30-foot boat was found about 130 miles from the Florida coast, the US coast guard said on Saturday.

The migrants were severely dehydrated when they were found Friday and said they had been at sea 22 days. The bodies of those who didn’t make it were placed overboard, said coast guard petty officer Mark Barney. The survivors were in bad condition.


Emmy-Winning Iraq Polls May Have Been Tainted By Fabrication, Researchers Say

Iraq vote polls fabricatedPublic opinion polls in Iraq since 2003 have been crucial to understanding the war-torn country. ABC News relied on polls for reporting that was awarded two Emmys — the first to mention public opinion polling.

But two researchers looking at Iraq polling data in 2011 found alarming patterns that they said suggested some results may have been fabricated by people in Iraq. They wrote a paper describing their findings and sent it to the U.S. company in charge of the data collection, D3 Systems, and to some of the clients who used the data, including the pollsters who had worked with ABC at the time.


British hostage John Cantlie seen in IS video

UK hostage in ISIS videoA video has appeared online apparently showing a British photojournalist who was taken hostage in Syria by so-called Islamic State in 2012.

The clip, said to have been filmed in the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq, is the first footage of John Cantlie to emerge in more than a year.

In the footage, Mr Cantlie ridicules US attempts to destroy IS.


Dubai airliner crashes in Russia killing all 62 on board

 Dubai airliner crashes in Russia killing all 62 on boardA Dubai airliner with 62 people on board nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball early Saturday while trying to land in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all aboard, officials said.

Russia's Emergencies Ministry said the Boeing 737-800 operated by FlyDubai was carrying 55 passengers, most of them Russians, and seven crew members of various nationalities. FlyDubai confirmed that there were no survivors and said four children were among those killed.


Suicide bomb attack in Istanbul kills 4, dozens wounded

Bimb blast in Istanbul kills fourA suicide attacker detonated a bomb Saturday on Istanbul's main pedestrian shopping street, killing at least four people and wounding dozens of others, including 12 foreigners, according to officials.

Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin said the explosion occurred outside a local government office on Istiklal Street, which is also home to cafes, restaurants and foreign consulates. Sahin gave an initial death toll of four and later said one of the wounded victims died in the hospital.


Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam shot and arrested in Brussels

Paris attacks suspect shot in BrusselsParis attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been shot and arrested in a police raid in the Molenbeek area of Brussels, after four months on the run and an international manhunt.

“We got him,” the Belgian secretary of state for asylum and migration tweeted, confirming reports in the Belgian press that Abdeslam had been caught alive.


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