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    Indonesia vows ‘all-out effort’ in search for AirAsia victims
    Jan01

    Indonesia vows ‘all-out effort’ in search for AirAsia victims

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia) (AFP) – Indonesian searchers promised an all-out effort Thursday to locate bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 as international investigators joined the hunt for the ill-fated plane.Seven bodies have so far been retrieved in the search for the Airbus A320-200, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board...

    Search for missing black box could “take a week”
    Jan01

    Search for missing black box could “take a week”

    PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA: Divers waiting to inspect the possible wreck of an AirAsia Indonesia jet off Borneo were unable to resume operations because of heavy seas on Thursday and an aviation official said it could take a week to find the black box flight recorders. Crews were on standby to descend to a large object detected by sonar on the ocean...

    Indonesia vows ‘all-out effort’ in search for AirAsia victims
    Jan01

    Indonesia vows ‘all-out effort’ in search for AirAsia victims

    PANGKALAN BUN: Indonesian searchers promised an “all-out effort” Thursday to locate bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 as international investigators joined the hunt for the ill-fated plane. Seven bodies have so far been retrieved in the search for the Airbus A320-200, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board during a storm Sunday...

    Welcome refugees and reject racism, Merkel says after rallies
    Jan01

    Welcome refugees and reject racism, Merkel says after rallies

    BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to turn their backs on a growing grass-roots movement of anti-Muslim protesters, calling them racists full of hatred, and said Europe’s biggest economy must welcome people fleeing conflict and war.In an unusually strongly worded New Year address that also condemned Russia for its actions...

    U.N. starts humanitarian campaign for displaced in Ukraine
    Jan01

    U.N. starts humanitarian campaign for displaced in Ukraine

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday announced that it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to Ukraine’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other v… …read more Source: The...

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West
    Jan01

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

    Vilnius (AFP) – Lithuania switched over to the euro on Thursday, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europes single currency in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes.Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius withdrew his first 10-euro bill ($12) from a Vilnius cash machine after midnight, as the euro...

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West
    Jan01

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

    VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania switched over to the euro on Thursday, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe’s single currency, in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes. Baltic leaders withdrew their first euros from a Vilnius bank machine just after midnight, as the eurozone gained its...

    UN starts humanitarian campaign for displaced in Ukraine
    Jan01

    UN starts humanitarian campaign for displaced in Ukraine

    United Nations: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Wednesday announced that it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to Ukraine’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoing hostili.. …read more Source: India...

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic ‘landmark’
    Jan01

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic ‘landmark’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his New Year’s speech to hail his country’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula as an achievement that will “forever remain a landmark in the national history.” Putin’s comment in his prerecorded annual address on Wednesday already has been broadcast in Russia’s far...

    Crimea’s ‘return home’ an epoch in history: Putin
    Jan01

    Crimea’s ‘return home’ an epoch in history: Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would forever remain an important chapter in Russia’s history. …read more Source: The Times of...

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