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    Australia PM: Missing AirAsia plane no MH370 mystery
    Dec29

    Australia PM: Missing AirAsia plane no MH370 mystery

    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 (pix) said Monday. Australia is leading the search for MH370 which was on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared off...

    Sanctions may be benefiting Putin’s circle
    Dec29

    Sanctions may be benefiting Putin’s circle

    ABINSK, Russia – When Russia recently banned imports of some foreign fruit and other foods, it was seen as retaliation against Western sanctions. The move will also benefit a venture by one of the president’s long-standing supportersAs US and European sanctions piled pressure on Russia earlier this year, the Kremlin hit back with an...

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel
    Dec29

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

    BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government on Sunday to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a ceasefire plan agreed in Minsk in September aimed at ending the conflict.Planned talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe to further...

    AirAsia shares lose 8% in Malaysia after jet disappears
    Dec29

    AirAsia shares lose 8% in Malaysia after jet disappears

    KUALA LUMPUR, (AFP) – Shares in AirAsia, Southeast Asias biggest budget airline, lost almost eight percent in Kuala Lumpur on Monday after one of its jets disappeared with 162 people on board.The firm slumped 12 percent to 2.60 ringgit at the open but recovered slightly to sit at 2.71 ringgit, still down 7.82 percent, at 0600 GMT.The Airbus...

    What might have happened to missing AirAsia flight QZ8501
    Dec29

    What might have happened to missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

    A military personnel points to a map of Indonesia at the crisis center set up by local authorities in search of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (Source: AP) Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared...

    Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet
    Dec29

    Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet

    Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people disappeared, and more than a day into the region’s latest aviation mystery, officials doubted there could be anything but a tragic ending.AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished Sunday in airspace thick with storm...

    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...

    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...

    ‘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...

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