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    Most significant events of 2014
    Dec30

    Most significant events of 2014

    PARIS – Here is a panorama of world events in 2014:February18: UKRAINE: Security forces crack down on pro-European protestors in Kiev’s central Independence Square, or Maidan. More than 100 people die.On May 25 a pro-Western billionaire, Petro Poroshenko, is elected president.March8: MALAYSIA: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, flying...

    As oil falls, Russia choked by military, social spending
    Dec30

    As oil falls, Russia choked by military, social spending

    Russian authorities are facing some unpalatable options as they try to keep the economy afloat – unless they can persuade President Vladimir Putin to curb massive military spending.Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbsPutin: ‘Nobody will manage to intimidate, to restrain us’Ruble sinks to 80 a dollar...

    Bodies found near site where AirAsia plane disappeared
    Dec30

    Bodies found near site where AirAsia plane disappeared

    SURABAYA (AP) – Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter in Pangkalan Bun say they spotted several bodies floating in waters near where the missing AirAsia flight was last seen.The bodies were brought to an Indonesian navy ship.Several pieces of debris seen floating in the sea off Borneo island might be linked to the missing AirAsia...

    Debris spotted off Indonesia coast; possible link to AirAsia
    Dec30

    Debris spotted off Indonesia coast; possible link to AirAsia

    Several pieces of debris seen floating in the sea off Borneo island might be linked to the missing AirAsia jetliner, an Indonesia National Search and Rescue spokesman said Tuesday.Yusuf Latif said an Indonesian military aircraft saw white, red and black objects, including what appears to be a life jacket, off the coast, about 105 miles (170...

    Items resembling plane door seen in AirAsia search
    Dec30

    Items resembling plane door seen in AirAsia search

    PANGKALAN BUN: Indonesian aerial searchers Tuesday spotted items resembling an emergency slide and plane door in the sea as they hunted for traces of an AirAsia passenger jet that vanished in a storm. More than 48 hours after the Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people disappeared en route from Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya to...

    US sends warship as Indonesia expands search for AirAsia plane
    Dec30

    US sends warship as Indonesia expands search for AirAsia plane

    Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team prepare to set off to search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Manggar in East Belitung on December 30, 2014. – AFP Photo JAKARTA: A US warship Tuesday (Dec 30) joined an expanded search for an AirAsia passenger plane missing off Indonesia as the pilot’s last words to air traffic control...

    Lessons of MH370 influence media treatment of QZ8501
    Dec30

    Lessons of MH370 influence media treatment of QZ8501

    AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, center, walks past the relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8015 at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday. Pic: AP. The disappearance of AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 crash has dominated headlines since the news broke on Sunday, though not much is yet known about what...

    Search area expanded in hunt for AirAsia plane
    Dec30

    Search area expanded in hunt for AirAsia plane

    SURABAYA (AP) — With no sign of the missing AirAsia jetliner, dozens of ships and planes on Tuesday joined a widening international effort now covering huge swaths of Indonesian sea and land. A device that can detect underwater signals from the aircrafts black boxes was also on its way, more than two days after Flight 8501 vanished from radar.The...

    More planes in air, more ships in sea as search for missing AirAsia flight widens
    Dec30

    More planes in air, more ships in sea as search for missing AirAsia flight widens

    More planes will be in the air and more ships on the sea Tuesday hunting for AirAsia Flight 8501 in a widening search off Indonesia that has dragged into a third day without any solid leads. At least 30 ships, 15 aircraft and seven helicopters were looking for the jet carrying 162 people, said Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency chief...

    Missing AirAsia plane caps disastrous 2014 for aviation
    Dec30

    Missing AirAsia plane caps disastrous 2014 for aviation

    KUALA LUMPUR: If you weren’t already nervous about flying, that may have changed in 2014, a year that stirred our deepest fears about modern jet travel despite shaping up as one of the safest in aviation history. The tragic dramas surrounding Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia played out before unprecedented global television and Internet...

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