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Airbus says missing AirAsia plane was delivered 2008

Dec 28, 2014

Airbus says missing AirAsia plane was delivered 2008

PARIS (Reuters) - The AirAsia aircraft that went missing on Sunday on its way to Singapore from Surabaya in Indonesia was delivered to its operator in 2008 and had recorded 23,000 flight hours on 13,600 flights, manufacturer Airbus ( AIR.PA ) said in a statement. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 with 162 people aboard, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT), officials said. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #values #rco #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Anti-Arab group poses legal, political dilemma for Israel

Dec 28, 2014

Anti-Arab group poses legal, political dilemma for Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A far-right Israeli group that agitates against Arabs in the name of religion and national security is forcing the Jewish state into a legal and political balancing act as it tries to contain sectarian violence. Among their activities, Lehava activists yelling "Death to the Arabs" picketed the wedding in August of a Muslim to a Jewish woman who converted to Islam. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco
AirAsia flight carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials

Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia flight carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An AirAsia flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, Indonesian officials said. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ 8501, an Airbus 320-200, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT), officials said. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #cnt
Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

Dec 28, 2014

Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment. Indonesia's northernmost province of Aceh had weeks earlier passed an anti-homosexuality law that punishes anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes #Yahoo! #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials

Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing - officials

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An AirAsia flight carrying 155 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, officials in the region and the budget carrier said. Flight QZ 8501, an Airbus 320-200, lost contact with the Jakarta air traffic control tower at 6:17 a.m. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #aut #rch #cnt
Man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II puts roses on his tomb

Dec 27, 2014

Man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II puts roses on his tomb

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis. Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turk, left John Paul critically injured after firing several shots in the failed assassination attempt in St. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #undefined #values #rco #rch #cnt
Venezuela's Maduro moves foreign minister Ramirez to U.N

Dec 27, 2014

Venezuela's Maduro moves foreign minister Ramirez to U.N

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro named powerful Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez to a new post as envoy to the United Nations on Friday, saying the appointment would strengthen Venezuela's voice on the world body's Security Council from Jan. 1. Venezuela's socialist government sees its imminent two-year seat on the Security Council as a chance to raise its international profile and counteract U.S. #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #aut #rch #cnt
Sudan expels two senior U.N. officials - sources

Dec 25, 2014

Sudan expels two senior U.N. officials - sources

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, U.N. sources said on Thursday, in what appeared to be an escalation of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's move against U.N. activities in the country #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt
Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan tsunami village

Dec 25, 2014

Out of tragedy, fortune for Sri Lankan tsunami village

SEENIGAMA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - As towering waves came crashing into the southern coast of Sri Lanka on Dec. 26, 2004, Kushil Gunasekera gathered up his children and they ran for their lives to a nearby temple, the highest point they could find #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch
Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

Dec 25, 2014

Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdads embattled Christian community worshipped defiantly Wednesday night at Christmas Eve mass. The pews filled at Baghdads Sacred Heart church, as people remembered the darkest year in memory. #content #wcnts #cookie #values #rco #aut #typeof-registered #cnt