Archive for December, 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 9:01pm

‘Bodies and debris’ found in AirAsia search

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Indonesian rescuers searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people have pulled dozens of bodies and pieces of wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo.  Indonesia AirAsia’s Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, lost contact with air traffic control early on Sunday during bad weather on a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya […]

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 9:01pm

UNSC set to vote on Palestinian resolution

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United Nations Security Council is expected to vote shortly on a Palestinian draft resolution that calls for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017. Jordan’s UN Ambassador Dina Kawar said Arab delegations had agreed the draft should go to a vote […]

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 9:00am

Palestinians to push ahead with UN resolution

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The Palestinian leadership has presented changes to a UN draft resolution that could set a timeframe for the creation of a Palestinian state. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US Secretary of State John Kerry he would press ahead with a resolution calling for a peace deal with Israel within a year with an “end to […]

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 9:00am

Putin critic Navalny given suspended sentence

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Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is a leading foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been found guilty of fraud and given a suspended sentence. Moscow’s Zamoskvoretskiy court found the 38-year-old opposition leader guilty on Tuesday morning, but sentenced him only to three and a half years probation period. However, the judge said his […]

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at 9:00am

Indonesia searchers find ‘airplane debris’

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Indonesian officials have said that three pieces of airplane debris sighted off Kalimantan coast in the Java Sea is likely to be from missing AirAsia jet. At a press conference on Tuesday, the head of the search and rescue mission, said that definitive debris, including an exit door from the Flight QZ8501 was found during […]

Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 9:00pm

Italian ferry blaze toll rises to 10

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The number of people who have died in a blaze that left an Italian ferry stricken off Greece’s Adriatic coast has risen to 10, the Italian coastguard has said. Rescue teams evacuated more than 400 people from the car ferry in a 36-hour operation on Monday. Italian and Greek authorities continued an air search of […]

Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 9:00pm

Missing AirAsia jet likely ‘at bottom of sea’

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An AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 people on board after takeoff from Indonesia is probably at the bottom of the sea, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency chief has said. The statement on Monday came as ships and helicopters scoured the Java Sea for signs of wreckage from the plane that went missing […]

Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 8:59pm

Al Jazeera staff held for one year in Egypt

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It has been one year since three Al Jazeera journalists were arrested in Egypt in a case that sparked international outrage. Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo on December 29, 2013 under false charges of aiding the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and spreading false news. In June, Greste, an Australian, and Fahmy, […]

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