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    AirAsia missing plane: LIVE REPORT
    Dec28

    AirAsia missing plane: LIVE REPORT

    Surabaya (Indonesia) (AFP) – 12:32 GMT – Maximum Effort – Indonesia confirms it has received offers of support from Australia, Singapore, Britain, South Korea and Malaysia, but air transportation chief Djoko Murjatmodjo tells reporters the Transport Safety Committee is capable of carrying out search operation with maximum...

    Visa, MasterCard halt Crimea service on tougher sanctions
    Dec28

    Visa, MasterCard halt Crimea service on tougher sanctions

    Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., the world’s biggest payments networks, halted services to Crimea after the U.S. escalated …read more Source: The Korea...

    Flamboyant AirAsia boss confronts first major crisis
    Dec28

    Flamboyant AirAsia boss confronts first major crisis

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian mogul Tony Fernandes, who transformed a floundering carrier into Asia’s biggest budget airline, faces his first major crisis after an AirAsia plane went missing Sunday with 162 people on board. AirAsia is credited with starting a revolution in the skies of Southeast Asia and has seen spectacular growth under...

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel
    Dec28

    Russia must influence separatists to end Ukraine crisis, says Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – 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. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine shuts down faulty nuclear power plant reactor
    Dec28

    Ukraine shuts down faulty nuclear power plant reactor

    KIEV (AFP) — Ukraine on Sunday shut down one of the six reactors in its most powerful nuclear power plant for the secon …read more Source: The Korea...

    Deep under rebel-held east Ukraine, miners work on
    Dec28

    Deep under rebel-held east Ukraine, miners work on

    MAKIIVKA, Ukraine (AFP) ― After an hour-long trek down mine shafts twisting some 700 meters below ground level, Yevgeny …read more Source: The Korea...

    AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing en route to Singapore
    Dec28

    AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing en route to Singapore

    JAKARTA: Rescuers scoured the Java Sea on Sunday for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people which went missing in bad weather en route from Indonesia to Singapore, in the third crisis for a Malaysian carrier this year. Around 11 hours after it disappeared, Indonesian air force jets had yet to find any signs of the Airbus A320-200, with dusk fast...

    Transparency, compassion mark Malaysia’s latest aviation crisis
    Dec28

    Transparency, compassion mark Malaysia’s latest aviation crisis

    AirAsia’s Chief Executive Tony Fernandes. Pic: AP. The news of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 compounds terrible memories for Malaysians, as earlier this year Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 vanished and MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. On social media, Malaysians have expressed their shock over today’s developments, at the end of what...

    Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident
    Dec28

    Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

    The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here’s a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for...

    Malaysia, Singapore leaders vow aid in search efforts for missing AirAsia flight
    Dec28

    Malaysia, Singapore leaders vow aid in search efforts for missing AirAsia flight

    MANILA, Philippines—The leaders of Malaysia and Singapore offered their help shortly after the AirAsia flight QZ8501from Indonesia bound for Singapore went missing Sunday morning. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said on his official Twitter account that his country is “ready to help.” “Very sad to hear that...

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