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Washington: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has joined the search hunt for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, which disappeared shortly after take-off from Kuala Lumpur airport.The plane dropped off the air traffic controllers' (ATC) radar less than an hour later and the whereabouts of 227 passengers and 12 crew members still remain unknown.Activities under way include mining data archives of satellite data acquired earlier and using space-based assets, such as the Earth-Observing-1(EO-1) satellite and the ISERV camera on the International Space Station (ISS), to acquire new images of possible crash sites, NASA spokesman Allard Beutel was quoted as saying on Space.com.The ISERV camera system was launched in July 2012 to observe specific areas of the globe for disaster analysis and environmental studies, NASA said.The resolution of images from these instruments could be used to identify objects of about 98 feet (30 metres) or larger.NASA would send relevant data to the US Geological Survey's earth resources observations and science hazard data distribution system.This system facilitates the sharing of information whenever the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters is activated.The charter which aims to mitigate the effects of natural and man-made disasters by streamlining the delivery of space-acquired data was activated by China 11 March.IANS

Missouri grand jury has made decision in fatal shooting of black teen - report

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Missouri grand jury has made decision in fatal shooting of black teen - report

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - A Missouri grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, a killing that sparked a...


Iran nuclear talks extended 7 months after failing to meet deadline

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Iran nuclear talks extended 7 months after failing to meet deadline

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to overcome ...

New York's Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

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New York's Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents of Buffalo, New York, which is still digging out from as much as seven feet of snow, to beware of roof collapses as the weathe...

Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain

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Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States smoothed over some differences in the fight against Islamic State during a weekend visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, but the talks heralded litt...

Ferguson, Missouri poised as grand jury ruling on shooting looms

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Ferguson, Missouri poised as grand jury ruling on shooting looms

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Schools were closed, barricades erected and stores boarded up on Monday as a tense St. Louis suburb awaited word on whether charges will be filed against a white police offic...

China defends damming Brahmaputra river in Tibet, calls it run-of-the-river

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China defends damming Brahmaputra river in Tibet, calls it run-of-the-river

Beijing: Defending its plans to build a series of hydropower projects over Brahmaputra river in Tibet, China today said it has taken "full account" of concerns of downstream countries as wel...

Former IAF Air Commodore found dead in Bangalore home, police suspect foul play

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Former IAF Air Commodore found dead in Bangalore home, police suspect foul play

Retired Air Commodore Parvez Khokhar was today found dead in his house in Bengaluru Rural district and the police believe that it might be a case of murder.According to CNN-IBN, the police have regist...