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Plane with 162 people disappears in South East Asia

JAKARTA – IN A third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore. The two countries immediately launched a search and rescue operation for Flight QZ8501 but there was no sign of ... Read More »

Haiti’s PM forced to resign after anti-government protests

PORT-AU-PRINCE  -HAITIs Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation early Sunday, following repeated calls for him to step down amid anti-government protests and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Lamothe’s resignation had been widely expected after President Michel Martelly said Friday that the prime minister was ready to leave “to help find a solution” to the country’s political ... Read More »

China denies British MPs entry into Hong Kong

LONDON - A group of British lawmakers investigating Britain’s relations with Hong Kong have been told China will not allow them into the former colony, the MPs said Sunday. The Foreign Affairs Committee, a panel of lawmakers who scrutinise the Foreign Office’s work, is looking into Britain’s relations with the Chinese special administrative region 30 years on from the 1984 Joint ... Read More »

Nearly 30% of world’s population says study

NEW YORK - More than 2.1 billion people globally — or nearly 30 percent of the world’s population — are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published Thursday. Obesity is now blamed for around 5 percent of all deaths worldwide and has a similar negative effect on the global economy ... Read More »

French cops probe eight old for suspected arson

PARIS –  FRENCH  police were y investigating whether an eight-year-old boy who was caught red-handed about to torch a parked car was also responsible for arson attacks on four other vehicles, on Sunday. Authorities apprehended the boy on Saturday morning as he was  trying to setg a stationary car on fire  in the Mediterranean town of Herault near Montpellier. “We ... Read More »

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