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Kuala Lumpur: Fariq Abdul Hamid, the co-pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, never imagined his journey on flight MH370 would ruin his marriage plan.27-year-old Fariq was planning to marry 26-year-old Capt Nadira Ramli, a fellow pilot from another airline AirAsia, Sabah-based Daily Express reported today.Fariq, who began his career with MAS in 2007, and Nadira, a daughter of a senior Malaysia Airlines pilot, have known each other for nine years, the paper said.The paper and several news portals claimed that Nadira was given a month's leave by AirAsia to comfort the mother of Fariq who suddenly disappeared with 11 other crew members and 227 passengers on board flight MH370.The plane had left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing at 12:41 am om March 8 and lost contact with radar and hour later.Nadira is now with Fariq's distraught mother at an undisclosed hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the paper said.Fariq and Nadira studied together at the Flying School in Langkawi, the paper said.However, Fariq's cousin, who declined to be named, said the pilot never went to school in Kelantan as he was brought up in Kuala Lumpur.The mystery of the missing plane continued to baffle aviation and security authorities who have not succeeded in tracking the aircraft despite deploying hi-tech radar and other gadgets.Prime Minister Najib Razak has claimed the flight veered off course due to apparent deliberate action taken "by somebody on plane".PTI

Corrected - U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

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Corrected - U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

HAVANA (Reuters) - (Corrects number of countries in first paragraph and eighth paragraph to show that CDC did not train Cubans.)United States government health officials were among those from 32 count...


Kejriwal demands SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

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Kejriwal demands SIT probe into 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday welcomed the Centre's decision to give Rs five lakh each to next of kin of 3,325 victims of 1984 riots but, at the same time, demanded setting up of a...

Sohrabuddin encounter case: Amit Shah files exemption application

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Sohrabuddin encounter case: Amit Shah files exemption application

Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday filed an application seeking exemption from appearance in the court here, which is hearing the cases related to encounter killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and...

2G scam: SC to hear plea against CBI director Ranjit Sinha on 18 November

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2G scam: SC to hear plea against CBI director Ranjit Sinha on 18 November

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on 18 November a plea seeking its direction to keep the CBIdirector away from ongoing probe and prosecution in 2G scam cases after allegations were leveled again...

Sharif is welcome, not Modi: PM never reached out to Muslims, says Shahi Imam

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Sharif is welcome, not Modi: PM never reached out to Muslims, says Shahi Imam

New Delhi: Delhis Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari created a political storm on Thursday by extending an invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leaving out Prime Minister Nare...

Arvind Kejriwal demands SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

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Arvind Kejriwal demands SIT probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday welcomed the Centre's decision to give Rs five lakh each to next of kin of 3,325 victims of 1984 riots but, at the same time, demanded setting up of a...

Sweden recognizes Palestinian statehood; Israel upset

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Sweden recognizes Palestinian statehood; Israel upset

Stockholm: Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 ...