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    Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident
    Dec28

    Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

    After a four-month hiatus, the hunt resumed Oct. 4 with new, more sophisticated equipment including sonar, video cameras and jet fuel sensors aboard three ships that will spend up to a year in a desolate stretch of the sea, about 1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles) west of Australia. Officials initially ruled out terrorism, but conspiracy theories...

    Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident
    Dec28

    Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An AirAsia flight with 162 people aboard disappeared Saturday on the way from Indonesia to Singapore. It’s a third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here’s a look at the two other disasters and the latest missing flight. ___ MH370 The disappearance of Malaysia...

    AirAsia Plane Missing With 162 Aboard
    Dec28

    AirAsia Plane Missing With 162 Aboard

    Search and rescue operations are currently underway for an AirAsia plane that vanished after departing Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore early Sunday. Flight QZ 8501 was due to land at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 8.30 a.m. local time but lost contact in Indonesian airspace at around 7.24 a.m. “We don’t dare to presume what has...

    AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing in Indonesia
    Dec28

    AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore. The two countries immediately launched a search and rescue operation for Flight QZ8501 but there...

    AirAsia Flight From Indonesia To Singapore Loses Contact With Air Traffic Control
    Dec28

    AirAsia Flight From Indonesia To Singapore Loses Contact With Air Traffic Control

    An AirAsia flight traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control early Sunday morning, the airline confirmed. Flight QZ 8501 — an Airbus 320-200 — lost communication with Indonesia’s Surabaya Juanda International Airport at 7:24 Singapore time on Sunday morning, the airline said. The plane...

    As crisis saps economy, Belarus replaces premier
    Dec28

    As crisis saps economy, Belarus replaces premier

    MOSCOW — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus dismissed his prime minister and the head of the country’s central bank on Saturday as part of a sweeping and unexpected government reorganization. The reorganization was announced in a statement posted on the website of the presidential administration, but it offered no official...

    The Secret Dead Of Russia’s Undeclared War
    Dec28

    The Secret Dead Of Russia’s Undeclared War

    Anton Tumanov gave up his life for his country – but his country won’t say where, and it won’t say how. His mother knows. She knows that Mr Tumanov, a 20 year-old junior sergeant in the Russian army, was killed in eastern Ukraine, torn apart in a rocket attack on August 13. Yelena Tumanova, 41, learned these bare facts about her...

    Ukraine says closure of transport to Crimea is temporary
    Dec27

    Ukraine says closure of transport to Crimea is temporary

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s suspension of transport connections with the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula is expected to be only a temporary measure, a Ukrainian security official said Saturday. Ukraine blocked rail and bus travel Friday between the mainland and the peninsula, which Russia seized in March. On Saturday, the Crimean customs...

    Russia Is In Crisis And Putin Is Fighting To Survive It
    Dec27

    Russia Is In Crisis And Putin Is Fighting To Survive It

    The risk of a financial crisis in Russia has risen because of a precipitous fall in the rouble in mid-December. Recession, falling living standards and rising economic uncertainty look set to be key sources of political instability over the near term. But despite differences between the economic and security elite, it seems unlikely that...

    Violence, torture and pestilence: 2014 was not a great year for U.S.
    Dec27

    Violence, torture and pestilence: 2014 was not a great year for U.S.

    For the United States, 2014 was a year of racial violence, rape, war, terrorism, drought and pestilence. Here are the top 10 U.S. events: The senate’s explosive report on CIA torture programs of 2001 to 2009 concluded that they were illegal, brutal and ineffective. It also concluded that top CIA officials lied about the program to...