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A US official says a Malaysia Airlines plane was sending signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying.The official said the Boeing 777-200 wasn't transmitting data to the satellite, but sending out a signal to establish contact. Boeing offers a satellite service that can receive a stream of data during flight on how the aircraft is functioning.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorised to speak publicly, said Malaysia Airlines didn't subscribe to that service, but the system was automatically pinging the satellite anyway.The official also said some messages involving a different data service were received for a short time after the plane's transponder went silent.Associated Press

Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain

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Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain

ARBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to ...


Remnants Hurricane Gonzalo lashes Britain shores; 1 woman killed

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Remnants Hurricane Gonzalo lashes Britain shores; 1 woman killed

London: A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.London Ambulance Service say paramedics tried to resuscitate ...

India-China to hold joint military exercise in November

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India-China to hold joint military exercise in November

New Delhi: Indian and Chinese soldiers will take part in a joint exercise next month, weeks after a standoff between the two countries in Ladakh.The `Hand in Hand` exercise that focuses on counter-ter...

Pakistan will feel pain if it continues violating ceasefire: Arun Jaitley

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Pakistan will feel pain if it continues violating ceasefire: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Pakistan will "feel the pain" of "adventurism" if it persists with ceasefire violations, India warned on Tuesday as it said the country now has "sword" along w...

BJP delaying relief to flood-hit Kashmir for electoral gain: Hurriyat chief

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BJP delaying relief to flood-hit Kashmir for electoral gain: Hurriyat chief

Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani today accused BJP of using the upcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as a delaying tactic for providing relief to the flo...

Experimental Ebola vaccine may be available in W. Africa by January: WHO

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Experimental Ebola vaccine may be available in W. Africa by January: WHO

Geneva: Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World H...

Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff; Amal Clooney joins defence team

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Egypt sets appeal hearing for Al-Jazeera staff; Amal Clooney joins defence team

Cairo: A Cairo court has set an appeals hearing for three Al-Jazeera English journalists convicted of terrorism-related charges last June amid widespread international condemnation.Adel Fahmy, the bro...