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    AirAsia plane crash caps disastrous 2014 for aviation
    Dec30

    AirAsia plane crash 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.RELATED STORIESLatest updates on missing AirAsia flight QZ8501Critics ask how AirAsia jetliner went missing in age of GPS...

    Malaysia is deeply saddened by tragedy
    Dec30

    Malaysia is deeply saddened by tragedy

    KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes Tuesday expressed his grief to the relatives of the 162 passengers and crew who were on board Flight QZ8501 after wreckage and bodies were spotted at sea. “My heart is filled with sadness for all the families involved in QZ8501. On behalf of AirAsia my condolences to all. Words cannot express...

    Bodies, debris found as AirAsia plane believed found in sea
    Dec30

    Bodies, debris found as AirAsia plane believed found in sea

    PANGKALAN BUN (AFP) – The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane appeared at an end Tuesday as wreckage and bodies were spotted at sea off Indonesia, prompting raw scenes of emotion from sobbing relatives of the 162 people aboard.The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Indonesias second largest city Surabaya to Singapore during a...

    Ukraine economy shrank 7.5% in ‘worst year since WWII’
    Dec30

    Ukraine economy shrank 7.5% in ‘worst year since WWII’

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines central bank chief said on Tuesday that the strife-torn countrys economy contracted by 7.5 percent in 2014 while inflation soared in a year more painful than any since World War II.But Valeria Gontareva said the pro-Western leaders who rose to power in Kiev after the February ouster of an unpopular Moscow-backed...

    AirAsia disaster rekindles pain for MH370 relatives
    Dec30

    AirAsia disaster rekindles pain for MH370 relatives

    BEIJING: Tearful relatives of those on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 said Tuesday their torment has been awakened anew by the AirAsia loss in Indonesia, nine months into their nightmare. “It is just like what happened nine months ago when I heard the news of MH370,” said Steven Wang, whose 57-year-old mother was on the flight which...

    2014: The year of loggerheads for United Nations
    Dec30

    2014: The year of loggerheads for United Nations

    Violence in Syria, Ukraine and Gaza and the Ebola virus were some of the of the problems a squabbling United Nations had to deal with in 2014. …read more Source: Channel...

    Bodies, debris found as AirAsia plane believed found in sea
    Dec30

    Bodies, debris found as AirAsia plane believed found in sea

    JAKARTA: The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane appeared over Tuesday as wreckage and dozens of bodies were spotted at sea off Indonesia, prompting raw scenes of emotion from sobbing relatives of the 162 people aboard. The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya to Singapore during a storm...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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