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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

Russian Prez Putin's Siberian tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China

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Russian Prez Putin's Siberian tiger ravages goat farm in northeast China

Beijing: Ustin, a rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, is behaving badly in his new home in northeastern China.The tiger, one of two to enter China from Russ...


In the footsteps of US: Delhi airport to get new system for security check

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In the footsteps of US: Delhi airport to get new system for security check

New Delhi: An electronic system for alerting authorities about suspicious travellers will be launched tomorrow at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.The new electronic Indian Customs Advance...

Young sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un takes senior party post

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Young sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un takes senior party post

The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers' Party, state media reported on Thursday, consolidating a third generation of Kim family rule ...

Britain unveils controversial anti-terror bill to battle escalating jihadist threat

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Britain unveils controversial anti-terror bill to battle escalating jihadist threat

London: Britain today unveiled draft legislation to ban extremist preachers from universities, increase surveillance on suspected radicals and stem the flow of jihadists joining the Islamic State grou...

Global Ebola death toll rises to 5,689; most in western Africa: WHO

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Global Ebola death toll rises to 5,689; most in western Africa: WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organization on Thursday said that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5,689 out of a total of 15,935 cases of infection, mainly in western Africa.The ...

Karachi: Police rescue girls traded by seminary for non-payment of debt

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Karachi: Police rescue girls traded by seminary for non-payment of debt

Karachi: Police in Pakistan's biggest city have recovered 33 minor girl students of a religious seminary who had apparently been handed over to a family by a teacher and a supervisor of the madrassa o...

India-Pakistan friction threatens South Asia trade at 18th SAARC summit

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India-Pakistan friction threatens South Asia trade at 18th SAARC summit

Hostilities between India and Pakistan on Wednesday threatened to scupper efforts by South Asian leaders to boost trade among almost a quarter of the world's people, throwing into doubt any prospect o...