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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

Dutch PM asks Ukraine to stop fighting near MH17 crash site

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Dutch PM asks Ukraine to stop fighting near MH17 crash site

The Hague: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site, a government spokesman said."...


Eid strengthens our faith in compassion: Rajnath Singh

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Eid strengthens our faith in compassion: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh todayextended his warm greetings to the nation on the occasion ofEid ul-Fitr.In a message, Singh hoped that the almighty will granthis choicest blessings to all ...

US claims 1987 nuke missile treaty violated after recent tests by Russia

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US claims 1987 nuke missile treaty violated after recent tests by Russia

Washington:In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter"...

Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to receive Modi at airport on 3 Aug

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Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to receive Modi at airport on 3 Aug

Kathmandu: Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu 3 August on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony w...

Indian nurses stranded in Libya as clashes among rival militias escalates

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Indian nurses stranded in Libya as clashes among rival militias escalates

New Delhi:In a near replay of the incidents in Iraq, a large number of Indian nurses are caught amid spiralling violence in Libya, where rival militias seek to control the capital's international airp...

Bangalore: Two gym instructors arrested for allegedly raping six-year-old girl

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Bangalore: Two gym instructors arrested for allegedly raping six-year-old girl

Bangalore police have arrested two more gym instructors in connection with the rape case in which a six-year-old had been allegedly raped in school premises."The arrests were made on the basis of...

This 'strange-looking visitor' sent Parliament security staff into a tizzy

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This 'strange-looking visitor' sent Parliament security staff into a tizzy

New Delhi: The appearance of a "strange-looking" mammal inside the Parliament complex sparked panic within the heavily-fortified compound and threw the security staff into a tizzy.The palm c...