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CAIRO -- 20 people were killed and five injured when a microbus and a truck collided on Egypt's El-Kureimat highway in Giza Province near the capital Cairo, official Ahram Online reported on Saturday.

The truck's tire exploded, leading it to crash into the microbus that was traveling in the opposite direction, the state-run news website quoted a Health Ministry official as saying. (Egypt-Traffic-Accident)

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SOFIA -- An Air France plane en route from Paris to New Delhi made a forced landing in Sofia on Friday evening after a passenger attacked crew members, Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) reported on Saturday.

Prosecution sources said that the passenger, an Indian, behaved arrogantly with other passengers, attacked crew members and knocked on the cockpit doors. (Hungary-Air France-Emergency)

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MOSCOW -- Maxim Oreshkin, an economic adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been infected with the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Saturday.

Mishustin said at a meeting that Oreshkin, 38, has fallen ill with the virus, and he wished the former economic development minister good health, without disclosing details. (Russia-Putin's Adviser-Coronavirus)

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WARSAW -- At least five people were killed and another 34 injured in a road accident involving a bus in southeastern Poland over the night, officials said Saturday.

The bus, traveling from Poznan, western Poland, to Kherson in southern Ukraine, veered off a motorway section and tipped over into a roadside ditch near the town of Jaroslaw. (Poland-Bus-Deaths)

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