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KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces pushed into a town to the southeast of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some areas.
Nineteen people were killed when a helicopter carrying oil and gas field workers crashed in a remote area of Siberia, Russian investigators said Saturday. The Mi-8 helicopter carrying 22 people including three crew crashed Friday night in the far-northern Yamalo-Nenetsky region, they said. Photos published by the emergencies ministry showed the helicopter broken into pieces and lying on snowy moorland close to woods.