Archive for March 16th, 2014

Final words from jet came after systems shutdown

March 16, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Even before someone at the controls calmly said the last words heard from the missing Malaysian jetliner, one of the Boeing 777′s communications systems had already been disabled, authorities said Sunday, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in disappearance of the flight.
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US rejects Crimea vote, says Russian actions ‘dangerous’

March 16, 2014
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Washington (AFP) – The United States strongly rejected Crimea’s vote Sunday on breaking away from Ukraine, and called Russian actions in the crisis “dangerous and destabilizing.”
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Malaysia jet’s ‘deliberate’ diversion triggers pilot homes search

March 16, 2014
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Beijing (AFP) – Malaysia said Sunday that police had searched the homes of the pilots of a missing jet and examined a home flight simulator after revelations that the flight was deliberately diverted triggered a full-scale criminal probe.
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Crimea holds referendum to split from Ukraine

March 16, 2014
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Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) – Crimeans voted Sunday in a unique referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe’s eastern frontier.
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Aldermore, Jimmy Choo eyes stock market listings – report

March 16, 2014
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LONDON (Reuters) – The private equity owner of new British bank Aldermore has hired Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank to prepare it for a listing that could value it at 800-900 million pounds, Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper reported.
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Malaysian police examine pilot’s flight simulator

March 16, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police on Sunday were examining a flight simulator belonging to one of the pilots of the missing jetliner and investigating engineers who worked on the plane, sharpening the probe into the jet’s disappearance after authorities revealed it was a deliberate act.
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Crimea holds secession referendum amid Ukraine turmoil

March 16, 2014
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Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) – People in Crimea took to the polls on Sunday for a referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe’s eastern frontier.
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Malaysia plane pilots back under scrutiny

March 16, 2014
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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Confirmation that a missing Malaysian airliner was deliberately diverted suggests several scenarios that have sharpened scrutiny of the passengers and cockpit crew, with police reportedly searching the pilot’s home.
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Chinese death rituals disrupted by Malaysian jetliner mystery

March 16, 2014
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The vast majority of the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were Chinese or ethnic Chinese, and for them, in a culture that treasures ancestors and the rituals surrounding the passage of life into death, the possibility that no bodies may be found is excruciating.
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