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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

Taliban kill 5 in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

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Taliban kill 5 in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, ...


SAARC summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan

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SAARC summit salvaged after handshake by leaders of India, Pakistan

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A brief meeting between India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart on Thursday salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinchin...

Myanmar constitution summit "impractical" - presidential spokesman

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Myanmar constitution summit "impractical" - presidential spokesman

YANGON, November 27 (Reuters) - A summit of political leaders proposed by Myanmar's parliament to debate constitutional change is "impractical" and unlikely to happen, the president's spokes...

Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in Kabul - officials

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Suicide bomber kills five in attack on British embassy car in Kabul - officials

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing five people including one Briton, officials said.The blast in the east of Kabul wounded...

Dinner with Suu Kyi? - No thanks, say Myanmar military

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Dinner with Suu Kyi? - No thanks, say Myanmar military

YANGON, November 27 (Reuters) - Myanmar's military turned down a dinner invitation from opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, lawmakers said on Thursday, after the Nobel laureate sought a meeting to bui...

Trader held for raping employee in national capital

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Trader held for raping employee in national capital

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Nagaland MPs look forward to PM's visit to in December

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Nagaland MPs look forward to PM's visit to in December

Kohima: Members of Parliament from Nagaland have said the people of the state are keenly awaiting the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state in December."We are confident that your vi...