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India, Russia collaborate to develop fighter jet

NEW DELHI | Russia and India pledged Tuesday to share intelligence and work together to fight international terrorism as the two historic allies signed a clutch of agreements, including plans to jointly develop a fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

The stealth fighter jet would be the equivalent of the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor aircraft. The supersonic fighter aircraft escapes radar detection and is intended to replace the Indian air force’s aging Soviet-era MiG-29 jets. The new fighter jet is expected to make its first flight in 2016.


Mayor: Subway device couldn’t explode

ROME | A suspicious package full of wires and powder was found Tuesday in a subway car in Rome, prompting a terrorism scare during the Christmas season. But the city’s mayor said the device was a “fake” that could not have exploded.

The device was found at around 10 a.m. inside a train at the Rebibbia station, on the outskirts of Italian capital. The train was at the end of the line and empty when the package was found, said Atac, which runs the Rome subway.