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US shuts Syrian embassy, consulates

WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday suspended operations of Syria’s embassy in Washington and its consulates and told diplomats and staff who are not US citizens or permanent residents to leave the country. State department officials said while embassy and ...

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Russia suspended from G8

France’s foreign minister says that leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia’s participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia’s incursion into Crimea. The other seven members of the group had already suspended preparations ...

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25 countries now helping search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – In a press conference Sunday Malaysian authorities said the number of countries involved with the search and rescue operation for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has increased from 14 to 25. Authorities are checking on ground staff, crew and passengers. Police have not ...

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Paris car ban set to start after pollution hits high

Paris: Hundreds of police will monitor traffic in Paris on Monday after pollution levels prompted the French government to impose major restrictions. Only motorists whose cars have odd-numbered registration plates will be allowed to drive. On Tuesday, if the restrictions ...

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Malaysian Prime Minister says missing jet was deliberately diverted

Sepang:  Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia announced on Saturday afternoon that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 left its planned route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing a week earlier as the result of deliberate action by someone aboard. Najib also said that ...

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Expert suspects suicide bid by pilot of missing Malaysian plane

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: The international search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded on Friday further into the Indian Ocean amid signs the aircraft may have flown on for hours after its last contact with air-traffic control nearly a week ago. ...

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Chinese see Uighur hand in Malaysian plane mystery

NEW DELHI: Amid global speculation on what exactly caused Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 to jump radar contact and disappear, an ugly suspicion has taken roots in China that it could be the handiwork of Uighur terrorists. If this turns ...

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Astronomers reveal ‘largest yellow star ever’

Washington:  Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1,300 times larger than the sun. The yellow hypergiant star HR 5171 A is also in the top-10 of the largest stars known and about one million ...

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Building collapses after explosion in New York City, many feared trapped

NEW YORK: A building in New York City’s East Harlem area collapsed today following an explosion with reports of people trapped in the rubble. The building collapsed this morning and authorities said they were responding to reports of people trapped ...

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 a mystery 4 days after it vanished

Malaysia asked India to join the expanding search for the missing Boeing 777 near the Andaman Sea — far to the northwest of its last reported position and a further sign Wednesday that authorities have no idea where the plane ...

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Missing plane changed course, Malaysian military says

KUALA LUMPUR: The missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course over the sea, crossed Malaysia and reached the Strait of Malacca — hundreds of miles from its last position recorded by civilian authorities, Malaysian military officials said on Tuesday, citing military ...

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False leads set back hunt for missing Malaysian jet

Sepang, Malaysia:  The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 deepened on Monday when a sweeping search failed to find any sign of the jetliner near its last known location, leaving experts to puzzle over how a Boeing 777 with 239 people ...

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10 nations search for Malaysian jet in ‘unprecedented mystery’

KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, VIETNAM: The disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an “unprecedented mystery”, the country’s civil aviation chief said on Monday, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace ...

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Terror theory for missing Malaysian jet; floating door spotted

KUALA LUMPUR: Vietnamese authorities on Sunday said they had spotted what looked like one of the doors of the missing Boeing 777 jetliner that crashed into the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam a day and a half ago. What caused ...

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