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Sixteen people were killed when a hot air balloon crashed in a fiery blaze on a rural field in central Texas, authorities told local media, one of the deadliest such accidents in history. The balloon burst into flames and plummeted to earth soon after dawn outside the town of Lockhart, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Austin, Lynn Lunsford of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement. "When the Emergency Responders and the Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene, it was apparent that the reported fire was the basket portion of a hot air balloon," the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said in a statement posted to Twitter.
Pope Francis was set to celebrate mass Sunday with some 1.6 million pilgrims in a vast plain outside Krakow, wrapping up a emotionally-charged trip which took him to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. At the evening vigil, his main address to pilgrims, Francis chastised "drowsy and dull kids who confuse happiness with a sofa", urging them to get out and live life rather than spend it glued to smartphones. As he visited the death camp in Auschwitz, he warned that the cruelty seen there "did not end" with World War II.