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Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane
Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane

Japan scrambled fighter jets Saturday to head off a Chinese state-owned plane that flew near islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing.

Japan scrambles jets to head off China plane
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Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon

The Pentagon revealed Thursday that two Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US Predator drone in the Gulf last week but the aircraft was not hit, in an incident that underscored tensions in the region.

Iranian jets fired on US drone in Gulf: Pentagon
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First solely-biofuel jet flight raises clean travel hopes

The world's first flight powered entirely by bio jet fuel has raised hopes for cleaner air travel and upped the prospects of a boon for farmers whose oilseed crops could supplant kerosene.

First solely-biofuel jet flight raises clean travel hopes
Bulgaria's Defence Minister Anyu Angelov. Photo courtesy of bnr.bg
Bulgaria plans to acquire new fighter jets in 2014

Bulgaria will seek to acquire eight new or used fighter jets for its air force in 2014, Defence Minister Anyu Angelov said Friday.

Bulgaria plans to acquire new fighter jets in 2014