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AirAsia Flight Wreckage

Indonesian Official: AirAsia Jet Probably Exploded As It Hit Water

The 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.

01/12/2015

AirAsia Recovery

Indonesia Suspends Airport Operator, Control Tower Officials Who Allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 To Take Off

Highlighting 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.

01/05/2015

AirAsia Body

Bodies From AirAsia Flight Still Strapped To Their Seats

After 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.

01/02/2015

Missing AirAsia Flight

Jets Dispatched To Check On Reports Of Smoke On Island In Missing AirAsia Flight Search Zone

The 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.

12/29/2014

President Obama is cancelling his trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Cancels Asia Trip Because Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – President Obama has cancelled the rest of his planned trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. Obama was going to leave this weekend to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit […]

10/04/2013

Screen capture of poll results offered by the Pew Research Center. (Credit: pewglobal.org)

Poll: 62 Percent Of Palestinian Muslims Say Suicide Bombings Are ‘Often’ Justified

An 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.

09/11/2013

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