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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

Modi tweets in Japanese language ahead of his Japan visit

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Modi tweets in Japanese language ahead of his Japan visit

New Delhi: In a first, an "excited" Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted in Japanese language ahead of his visit to Japan to strike a chord with its people whose "scale of innovat...


Muzaffarnagar's new ghettos: Muslims leave their homes, find safety in numbers

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Muzaffarnagar's new ghettos: Muslims leave their homes, find safety in numbers

From Mumbai-Mumbra to Ahmedabad-Juhapura, post-communal riot ghettoisation is almost a given, and the process is well underway in Muzaffarnagar, it appears. Exactly one year after what was described a...

India origin doctor says a possible therapy could help treat one Ebola strain

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India origin doctor says a possible therapy could help treat one Ebola strain

Toronto: In a study that holds promise for developing new drugs against the deadly Ebola virus, a team led by Sachdev Sidhu from the University of Toronto has reported a possible therapy that could he...

Pro-Russian rebels seize strategic town in Ukraine's southeast

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Pro-Russian rebels seize strategic town in Ukraine's southeast

Novoazovsk, Ukraine: The strategic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists Thursday and Ukraine's president called an emergency meeting o...

Unclaimed tiffin creates bomb scare at Howrah Station

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Unclaimed tiffin creates bomb scare at Howrah Station

Howrah: An unclaimed tiffin box spotted in Howrah Railway Station created a bomb scare among trainpassengers today.RPF personnel found a stainless steel tiffin box lying unclaimed near the enquiry cou...

Rape case against Gowda's son: Bad news for Modi and the nation's women

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Rape case against Gowda's son: Bad news for Modi and the nation's women

It was not a very good morning for railway minister Sadanand Gowda.A Kannada model-turned-actress said that the minister's son, Karthik Gowda, allegedly raped her. Following her complaint, the Bangalo...

Hong Kong: Anti-graft officials raid pro-democracy media chief's home

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Hong Kong: Anti-graft officials raid pro-democracy media chief's home

Hong Kong: Hong Kong anti-corruption police on Thursday searched the home of a pro-democracy media magnate who is an outspoken critic of Beijing.Wielding search warrants, officers from the Independent...