Marília Mendonça, one of the most popular Brazilian pop singers who was known as “The Queen of Suffering” for her angst-filled ballads, was killed on Friday in a small plane crash in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. She was 26. The singer’s press office confirmed Ms. Mendonça’sContinue Reading

A small plane crashed into an empty building in the outskirts of Milan on Sunday, and its six passengers and two crew members all died, the Italian authorities said. Police authorities said that on board were three Romanian, two French, one Canadian and two Italian citizens, but declined to revealContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has cleared the crew of an American military C-17 cargo plane that took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul last August with people hanging onto the wings, during the frenzied days of the Afghanistan evacuation. Twin reviews of the harrowing incident, in whichContinue Reading

HONG KONG — Chinese jets repeatedly buzzed a Canadian plane monitoring North Korea, sometimes coming so close that the pilots could see each other. Hundreds of miles to the south, a Chinese fighter plane sprayed metallic chaff in the path of an Australian surveillance craft, a maneuver that Australia calledContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering the E.U.’s coming oil embargo, a plane crash in Nepal and Afghanistan’s struggle over its poppy fields. The E.U. hammers out an oil embargo The bloc is poised to agree on a sweeping oil embargo, its most far-reaching effort to punish Moscow for its invasion ofContinue Reading

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A search was underway in Nepal on Sunday for a small plane with 22 people aboard that the government says crashed during a flight to a Himalayan tourist destination. The Tara Air plane, a Canadian-made de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, which was carrying 19 passengers and threeContinue Reading

An airport near Costa Rica’s capital was temporarily closed Thursday after a DHL cargo plane split in two during an emergency landing, officials said. No one was injured. The plane, a bright yellow B757-200F airliner about 155 feet long, was headed to Guatemala when it was forced to return toContinue Reading

Search crews have found the second of two flight recorders from a passenger plane that abruptly plunged to earth in southern China, killing 132 people, officials said on Sunday, nearly a week after the disaster. Flight recorders, which collect crucial information, including the pilots’ communications and data on the plane’sContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering global summits about Ukraine, a North Korean missile test and a change in Australia’s refugee policy. North Korea tests an ICBM North Korea carried out its boldest weapons test in years and its first intercontinental ballistic missile firing since 2017. The missile on Thursday appeared toContinue Reading

The pilot of the China Eastern Airlines flight that crashed in southern China with 132 people aboard was an industry veteran with more than 6,000 hours of flying time. His co-pilot was even more experienced, having flown since the early days of China’s post-Mao era, training on everything from Soviet-modelContinue Reading