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    Indonesia believes it has found AirAsia plane on sea bed
    Dec31

    Indonesia believes it has found AirAsia plane on sea bed

    SURABAYA: Indonesian rescuers believe they have found the wreck of a crashed AirAsia plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters where debris and bodies were found floating. Ships and planes had been scouring the Java Sea for Flight QZ8501 since Sunday, when it lost contact during bad weather...

    2014 in review: Our 10 most-read stories this year
    Dec31

    2014 in review: Our 10 most-read stories this year

    Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the occupied areas outside government headquarters in Hong Kong’s Admiralty in October. Pic: AP. It has been a momentous year across Asia. Leaders and regimes have been toppled by democratic and undemocratic means, the region has been rocked by a triple-aviation tragedy, and South Korea still...

    China rail firms’ stocks surge after merger confirmed
    Dec31

    China rail firms’ stocks surge after merger confirmed

    MARINIVKA, Ukraine, (AFP) – Larissa Pogorelka began the year looking forward to seeing her son graduate college and planning for the future with cautious optimism.Now she will end 2014 homeless, after her house was destroyed in the fighting that swept through this region of east Ukraine, and counts herself lucky just to be alive.Nobody ever...

    Bad weather halts recovery of bodies from AirAsia flight
    Dec31

    Bad weather halts recovery of bodies from AirAsia flight

    PANGKALAN BUN (AFP) – Stormy weather forced Indonesian rescuers Wednesday to suspend their search for the bodies of 162 people aboard an ill-fated AirAsia plane, as investigators started trying to piece together why the flight plunged into the sea.After two days of scouring the Java Sea for signs of the missing aircraft, search teams on...

    Journalists’ killings rise to 118 in 2014, press group says
    Dec31

    Journalists’ killings rise to 118 in 2014, press group says

    BRUSSELS – The number of journalists who died in targeted killings, bomb attacks or shootings around the world rose to 118 in 2014 from 105 the year before, the International Federation of Journalists said on Tuesday.Another 17 died in accidents or natural disasters while on assignment, according to the Brussels-based IFJ, which says it is...

    Searchers resume hunt for bodies from AirAsia jet
    Dec31

    Searchers resume hunt for bodies from AirAsia jet

    A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, focusing on an area of the aqua-colored waters where the first bodies and debris were located a day earlier. But wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family members anxiously waited to identify their loved...

    U.S. to station 150 armored vehicles in Europe
    Dec31

    U.S. to station 150 armored vehicles in Europe

    The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armored vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training there, according to a U.S. military commander.Russia says Kiev’s move to join NATO dangerous for EuropeUS Army may station tanks in Eastern Europe: generalU.S. sends ‘Ironhorse’ tanks to...

    Divers join search for AirAsia wreckage
    Dec31

    Divers join search for AirAsia wreckage

    SURABAYA: Divers and ships will search for the wreckage and the all important black boxes of a doomed AirAsia plane on Wednesday after Indonesian rescuers found several bodies and debris floating in shallow waters off the coast of Borneo. Aviation experts believe the fuselage may be easily found as the aircraft probably only broke up when it hit...

    US sanctions undermine int’l cooperation with Russia
    Dec31

    US sanctions undermine int’l cooperation with Russia

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Tuesday the latest U.S. sanctions on Russian officials put in question the bilateral cooperation on major global problems. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Merkel vows united European stance over Ukraine
    Dec31

    Merkel vows united European stance over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a New Year’s address vowed to maintain a tough stance against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, pledging that Europe will stay united in defending its values. “Without question, Europe cannot and will not accept the purported right of the strong who violates international law,” she said in a...

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