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F-16 hit parked planes in Spain crash

Fire fighters are still tackling the blaze. Credit: EBU

Fire fighters are still tackling the huge blaze sparked after a fighter jet crashed, hitting other stationary planes at a Nato training base in Spain.

Ten people have been killed, 13 injured, seven seriously, the incident which has left several planes still ablaze.

Flames can seen coming from planes at the base. Credit: EBU
A huge plume of smoke from the fire at the Spanish base. Credit: EBU

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'State of emergency' declared for north east US states

A 'state of emergency' has been declared by the Governor of Massachusetts - which is expected to be hit by a "crippling" and potentially "historic" blizzard within the next few hours.

State of Emergency declared for north east US states Credit: Reuters
Some have begun stockpiling essentials like water. Credit: Reuters

A state-wide travel ban has been imposed from midnight tonight and all state-run transport services will be cancelled. Some 500 National Guard troops have been called up to deal with the expected consequences of the blizzard. It is the same situation in many counties across New York - where state employees are being sent home.

Fighter plane crashed shortly after take off at Nato training base

A Greek fighter plane crashed, killing ten and injuring 13 people at a Nato training base in Spain.

The F-16 plane crashed shortly after taking off at the training centre in Albacete, 262 kilometres south-east of the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Albacete, Spain Credit: Google Maps

"The plane, part of the Tactical Leadership Programme of Nato was carrying out a (training) exercise when during the take-off the plane lost power, crashing into the parking area for planes, crashing into various planes that were parked there," said the defence ministry in a statement.

The defence ministry said firefighters were working to put out a fire at the base and the area had been cordoned off.

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Greek fears over country's future and Tsipras' promises

A Greek voter who lives in London has said he fears for the future of his native country.

Giorgos Samaras, 24, originally from Thessaloniki, travelled home to vote in the snap election but says he is "concerned about all the latest developments in Greece," and the hope engendered by new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Tsipras promised a lot of things: raise the minimum wage, create 300,000 new jobs, end austerity, even give free food and electricity to people who cannot afford it.

Greece will run out of money soon which means that Tsipras and the new government are out of viable options as well. They need to renegotiate carefully and understand the consequences of a possible Grexit [a Greek withdrawal from the eurozone].

People already celebrate the Syriza win, mainly because Antonis Samaras is gone and I can understand that, but I'm still asking myself, what is there to be happy about?

Vote abstention reached almost 40%, neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn earned the third place with 6.5% and last but not least, people think that starting from tomorrow Greece will change. I guess that hope is a dangerous thing in my country.

– Giorgos Samaras
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