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    Search expands for missing AirAsia passenger jet
    Dec29

    Search expands for missing AirAsia passenger jet

    The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore expanded Monday with planes and ships from several countries taking part.First Admiral Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya air force base, said that 12 navy ships, five planes,...

    Missing AirAsia plane no MH370 mystery – Abbott
    Dec29

    Missing AirAsia plane no MH370 mystery – Abbott

    SYDNEY: The plight of a missing AirAsia jet lost over the Java Sea cannot be equated with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which vanished without a trace in March, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday. Australia is leading the search for MH370 which was on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared off radars on...

    ‘Is it a curse?’: Prayers for missing AirAsia plane
    Dec29

    ‘Is it a curse?’: Prayers for missing AirAsia plane

    KUALA LUMPUR: The disappearance of an AirAsia flight marks a tragic climax to a heartbreaking 2014 for Malaysians still grieving from the loss of two planes operated by their national carrier, and has some wondering whether their country is cursed. Nine months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared, followed by the shooting down of...

    Indonesia hunts for missing jet believed ‘at bottom of sea’
    Dec29

    Indonesia hunts for missing jet believed ‘at bottom of sea’

    JAKARTA:Multinational search teams hunted Monday for any sign of an AirAsia plane missing off Indonesia with 162 people on board, but one top official warned it was likely at the bottom of the sea. Australia, Singapore and Malaysia deployed planes and ships to assist in the search as anguished relatives anxiously waited for news of their loved...

    Lithuania adopts euro to cement ties with the West
    Dec29

    Lithuania adopts euro to cement ties with the West

    VILNIUS – Lithuania hopes joining the eurozone on Jan 1 will boost its security at a time of heightened anxiety over Russia, but many in the Baltic state fear the currency switch will also bring price hikes.The stroke of midnight will signal the end of a year marked by Russian intervention in Ukraine – the biggest threat to the Baltic...

    LIVE: Search expands for missing AirAsia QZ8501flight
    Dec29

    LIVE: Search expands for missing AirAsia QZ8501flight

    The search for a missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that disappeared more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore expanded Monday with planes and ships from several countries taking part. First Admiral Sigit Setiayana, the Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya air force base, said that 12 navy ships, five planes,...

    Aviation’s deadly 2014, yet safety record improving
    Dec29

    Aviation’s deadly 2014, yet safety record improving

    LONDON: The loss of Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 would cap one of the deadliest years in civil aviation for almost a decade – yet experts say the industry’s underlying safety record is improving. The statistics underscore a year of tragic contrasts dominated by two Malaysian catastrophes and a handful of weather-related incidents, yet a...

    Ukrainian army sends supplies to besieged Donetsk airport
    Dec29

    Ukrainian army sends supplies to besieged Donetsk airport

    Food supplies reach besieged Donetsk airport and a wounded Ukrainian soldier is taken away as uneasy ceasefire in eastern Ukraine holds. Ukraine ceasefire deal talks may be held on Dec. 9 – PoroshenkoRebels claims they’ve seized Donetsk airportTruce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern UkraineCeasefire under strain...

    Ukraine’s parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s parliament approves austerity laws needed for draft budget

    Ukraine’s parliament backed on Sunday the final reading of laws that will simplify tax legislation and impose additional duties on imports, improving the chances a 2015 budget will be approved soon as required by the country’s Western backers.Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspendedOutraging Russia, Ukraine takes...

    Indonesia set to resume search for missing plane
    Dec29

    Indonesia set to resume search for missing plane

    JAKARTA: Indonesia was set to resume at first light the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, which went missing on Sunday just after the pilot requested a change in course to avoid bad weather. Singapore said it had sent two naval vessels to help the Indonesian military look for the...

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