Indonesian Official: AirAsia Jet Probably Exploded As It Hit WaterThe AirAsia airliner that crashed 15 days ago probably exploded as it hit the water, due to a significant change in air pressure, a top Indonesian official said Monday.
Indonesia Suspends Airport Operator, Control Tower Officials Who Allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 To Take OffHighlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry revealed harsh measures Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off -- possibly without proper permits -- including the suspension of the airport's operator and officials in the control tower.
Bodies From AirAsia Flight Still Strapped To Their SeatsAfter nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea so far.
Jets Dispatched To Check On Reports Of Smoke On Island In Missing AirAsia Flight Search ZoneThe plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately - there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude.
President Obama Cancels Asia Trip Because Of Shutdown
Poll: 62 Percent Of Palestinian Muslims Say Suicide Bombings Are 'Often' JustifiedAn extensive survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. found that a vast majority of Muslims in communities from the Middle East and Africa are concerned about Islamic extremism in their respective countries of residence. But while many majorities in different countries voices strong opposition to violence carried out in the name of Islam, a reported 62 percent of Palestinian Muslims told Pew that they feel suicide bombings are often - or at least sometimes - justifiable.

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