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    Air travel ‘safer’ in 2014 despite Malaysia disasters: IATA  
    Mar09

    Air travel ‘safer’ in 2014 despite Malaysia disasters: IATA  

    LAST YEAR was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday according to a Reuters report. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the...

    Air travel “safer” in 2014 despite M’sia disasters: IATA
    Mar09

    Air travel “safer” in 2014 despite M’sia disasters: IATA

    SINGAPORE: Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the number of fatal...

    Airline group: More deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents
    Mar09

    Airline group: More deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

    HONG KONG — The number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total, an international airline industry group said Monday. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in its annual safety report that 641 people died in airline accidents in 2014. Its figures don’t include the...

    Airline group: More deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents
    Mar09

    Airline group: More deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

    Parts of AirAsia Flight 8501 seen on the deck of rescue ship Crest Onyx at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, earlier this year. Pic: AP. HONG KONG (AP) — An airline industry group says the number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total. The International Air Transport Association said in...

    Merkel in Japan, to meet Abe over Ukraine, anti-terror steps
    Mar09

    Merkel in Japan, to meet Abe over Ukraine, anti-terror steps

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    Chechen confesses involvement in murder of Russia’s Nemtsov
    Mar09

    Chechen confesses involvement in murder of Russia’s Nemtsov

    Moscow (AFP) – A Russian court on Sunday charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including a former police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in what investigators said was a contract killing.Four others denied any connection to the killing of Nemtsov, who was shot four times in the back on...

    Air travel ‘safer’ in 2014 despite Malaysian disasters: Air Transport Association
    Mar09

    Air travel ‘safer’ in 2014 despite Malaysian disasters: Air Transport Association

    Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the number of fatal accidents...

    Tensions run high along ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine
    Mar09

    Tensions run high along ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine

    As a shaky truce holds, the atmosphere remains tense along the ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine.Monitors inspect column of heavy weapons, as Ukraine truce holdsGrim images of peace in eastern UkraineRussia denies US claim of ‘thousands’ of troops in UkraineUkraine military says rebels using truce to regroupRebel deminers comb Ukraine...

    Chechnya policeman confesses involvement in Nemtsov murder: Russian court
    Mar09

    Chechnya policeman confesses involvement in Nemtsov murder: Russian court

    MOSCOW (AFP) – A Russian court on Sunday charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including an ex-police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in what investigators said was a contract killing.Four other suspects have denied connection to the February 27 killing of Nemtsov who was shot four...

    Putin describes secret operation to seize Crimea
    Mar09

    Putin describes secret operation to seize Crimea

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin has revealed the moment he says he gave the secret order for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and described how Russian troops were ready to fight to rescue Ukraine’s deposed, pro-Moscow president. In a trailer shown Sunday for an upcoming documentary on state-run Rossiya-1 television called Homeward...

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