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21 Oct 2017
An increasing number of Syrian and Iraqi refugees are fleeing through Turkey, across the Black Sea, to Romania. The coast guard has already rescued a number of people stranded at sea. Romania fears the Black Sea may become a new refugee route.
27 Dec 2016
Russian authorities have found a flight recorder in the wreckage of a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday (December 25), killing all 92 on board, Russian agencies cited the Defence Ministry as saying on Tuesday (December 27).
27 Dec 2016
Pope Francis expresses his condolences to the families of the victims of a Russian military plane crash.
26 Dec 2016
Russia holds a national day of mourning on Monday (December 26), a day after a Syria-bound military plane crashed into the Black Sea killing all 92 people on board, and expanded a search operation to try to recover passengers' bodies and the jet's black box.
25 Dec 2016
Debris from a Russian military plane carrying 92 people that disappeared from radars has been found in the Black Sea, says a spokesperson from the Russian defence ministry.

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