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New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

Apr 10, 2014

New possible pings detected in hunt for lost jet

An Australian aircraft hunting for the missing Malaysian jet picked up a new possible underwater signal on Thursday in the same area search crews detected sounds earlier in the week that were consistent with an aircraft’s black boxes. The Australian navy P-3 Orion, which ...

Apr 10, 2014

China circumcision ends murderously

A Chinese man “dissatisfied” with his circumcision is suspected of killing a doctor at the hospital where the procedure was carried out. Wang Fangli, 45, who underwent the surgical procedure last week, stabbed to death Shan Erhui in the doctors’ lounge of a hospital ...

Apr 10, 2014

Shark culls opposed, Australia poll finds

Australia ranks high in global charts of shark attacks and is currently running an aggressive culling drive against the predators, but a new survey says Australians aren’t that worried about them. The survey of 583 visitors to Sydney’s aquarium found 77 percent of the ...

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

| Apr 10, 2014

Adultery website tests the law in South Korea

Canada-based adultery hookup service AshleyMadison.com — slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair” — drew 46,000 people within a week of launching a website last month in South Korea, where marital infidelity is a crime punishable by up to two years in prison. The ...

More 'pings' raise hopes Flight 370 will be found

Apr 10, 2014

More 'pings' raise hopes Flight 370 will be found

Planes and ships hunting for the missing Malaysian jetliner zeroed in on a targeted patch of the Indian Ocean on Thursday after a navy ship picked up underwater signals that are consistent with a plane’s black box. Thursday’s search zone was the smallest yet ...

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

Apr 10, 2014

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a 9-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws in the country’s legal system. Baby Mohammad Musa along with his father and other ...

Apr 9, 2014

Former Zhou aide caught in graft net

A longtime aide to Chinese political heavyweight Zhou Yongkang has been fired from his post and expelled from the ruling Communist Party for corruption, a party body said Wednesday. The move is the latest sign that authorities are targeting Zhou, the former domestic security ...

Apr 9, 2014

Kim "re-elected" as North Korean leader

Kim Jong Un was Wednesday “re-elected” as North Korea’s leader, state media said, as parliament opened a session expected to endorse personnel changes after the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle. Kim was reaffirmed as First Chairman of the powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) ...

More underwater pings heard in hunt for Flight MH370

Apr 9, 2014

More underwater pings heard in hunt for Flight MH370

A ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more signals that are consistent with a plane’s black boxes, the Australian official in charge of the search said Wednesday. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search for the ...