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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

Russia's Khodorkovsky - Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin

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Russia's Khodorkovsky - Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Thursday Vladimir Putin was a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a ba...


Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin and discord

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Russia's Khodorkovsky: Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin and discord

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky warned Vladimir Putin on Thursday that the Kremlin chief was a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further, ...

Kerry to meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Russia's Lavrov -spokeswoman

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Kerry to meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Russia's Lavrov -spokeswoman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Iranian nuclear negotiators in Montreux, Switzerland, next week, a State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday. During his tr...

'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

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'Jihadi John' killer from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The masked "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from ...

Air strikes hit IS in Syria after 220 Christians abducted

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Air strikes hit IS in Syria after 220 Christians abducted

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-led alliance launched air strikes against Islamic State on Thursday in an area of northeast Syria where the militants are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian...

"Jihadi John" from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

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"Jihadi John" from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

LONDON (Reuters) - Investigators believe that the "Jihadi John" masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is a British man named Mohammed Emwazi, two U.S. government sources ...

Rohtak: Shopping mall guard beaten to death, act caught on CCTV camera

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Rohtak: Shopping mall guard beaten to death, act caught on CCTV camera

Rohtak: A young security guard was allegedly beaten to death on Thursday by a group of about seven persons, with the act being captured by CCTV cameras, police said.Sunil Kumar, (29) of Chamaria villa...