Libya forces say conduct strikes on Islamic State in Derna, plane crashes

BENGHAZI, Libya, Feb 8 Forces allied to Libya's eastern government carried out air strikes on Islamic State militant areas of Derna city, but an aircraft later crashed because of mechanical failure, a spokesman said on Monday.

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Sheltered from biggest risks, green fuel to ride out oil crash

* Cost of renewables plummeting, mature oil extraction cost rising

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UPDATE 2-Twenty-seven migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey, coast guard says

ISTANBUL, Feb 8 Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said.

9:13pm IST

Baltic index touches new record low on muted vessel demand

Feb 8 The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying industrial commodities, registered a new all-time low on Monday on muted vessel demand.

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UPDATE 1-Somalia plane bomber was meant to board Turkish flight - airline executive

NAIROBI, Feb 8 A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday.

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India sees higher growth even after economy loses steam

NEW DELHI India's economic growth slowed in the last quarter of 2015, adding to pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to expedite stalled reforms in the next session of parliament when it presents its annual budget. | Video