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Wreckage of missing plane found

The  wreckage of the Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people, which lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, has been found. According to Yahoo News, "Officials said the wreckage was spotted about 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Oksibil, and Henry Bambang Soelistyo, the chief of the National […]

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INDONESIA: Plane carrying 54 people goes missing

An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls. "We can't confirm it has crashed. We can say contact has been lost with the […]

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China conducts air, sea drills

China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbours. The live-ammunition drills involved more than 100 ships, dozens of aircraft, information warfare units as well as the nuclear force, the state-backed China […]

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: S.Korea fights to contain outbreak, considers tough measures

South Korea struggled to contain an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Monday as health authorities announced three more cases, bringing the number of infections to 18 in just over 10 days. Authorities are considering a ban on overseas travel for the nearly 700 people isolated for possible infection after a 44-year-old man broke […]