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Air Algérie flight AH5017 wreckage found in Mali, plane disappeared from radar during sandstorm

Ouagadougou airport in Burkina Faso, where the Air Algérie plane took off. Photograph: Ahmed Ouoba/AFP/Getty Images

The wreckage of Air Algérie flight AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algeria, which disappeared from radar with 116 people on board, has been discovered in Tilemsi, Mali. 448 more words


New on 500px : Arrakis by csillerud by csillerud

60 mph winds scraped the land and ripped red dust into the sky. My teeth were covered, my eyes, shut to slivers, screamed from the grit. 48 more words


‘No,’ I repeatedly shook my head at the onslaught of taxis that were speeding on the B1 highway. It was a Saturday morning, 07:30, a slight chill in the air as blue skies became bluer with the rising heat of the sun (years ago I was in New York City  and didn’t see so many taxis). 1,241 more words

Adventure Travel

Dust Storm Grounds Arizona Flights

Arizona’s largest airport ground to a halt Thursday night after a dust storm hit the area.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was forced to halt all flights between 8:00 p.m. 87 more words

Mad dogs n Scotsman go out in the midday sun, rain, and wind

1 month gone since leaving Scotland and we’ve cycled over 3000 km, had 9 punctures but am still smiling and still loving China. Now am in Dunhuang and only got about 3 weeks left in china :-( but then off in to the real unknown of Kyrgyzstan :-) so iam treating myself to a full English breakfast and a few beers at 1 pm in the afternoon, cannae beat it… 782 more words

The Tour

Raging Sandstorm

A sandstorm pounds Darkhan, Mongolia.