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Bangalore Blast Kills Indian Woman

The blast took place on Church Street in the central business district of Bangalore. Photo: EPAA home-made bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, killing a woman who was passing by and injuring five others.

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Singaporean Toddler Among Those On Missing AirAsia Plane

An official from Indonesia’s national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia, December 29, 2014. — AFP pic SINGAPORE — A Singaporean toddler and her father were on board the missing Singapore-bound AirAsia Flight QZ501 yesterday. The father, Choi Chi-Man, a British national, is the unit managing director of Thermal Services at energy firm Alstom Power and based in Indonesia.

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Tropical Storm Pushes Thousands Out Of Southern Philippines

Waves, brought by Typhoon Hagupit, hit the concrete barrier along the Boulevard Seaport in Surigao City, southern Philippines December 6, 2014. — Reuters pic MANILA — Floods forced thousands of people to be evacuated in the southern Philippines today as a tropical storm battered the region with strong winds and heavy rains, officials said.

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AirAsia Plane Likely 'At Bottom Of Sea': Indonesia Search Chief

Pic: www.thenews.com.pkJAKARTA: The AirAsia plane which went missing with 162 people on board en route for Singapore is likely at the bottom of the sea, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief said Monday.

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Jokowi Instructs To Monitor The AirAsia QZ8501 Search

PAPUA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said through his Facebook account, he is monitoring the search for the aircraft AirAsia QZ8501 that was reported to lose contact on the morning of 28 December 2014.

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Chris Rock Files For Divorce

CHRIS ROCK is divorcing his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, after 19 years of marriage.

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Vin Diesel Really Wants In On This Upcoming Marvel Movie

 It turns out that Vin Diesel isn't satisfied just voicing Groot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He wants to play a live-action character in the comic book world, and he's openly campaigning for the upcoming movie that he wants to be a part of:

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Here’s The Patch Of Bad Weather An AirAsia Plane Flew Into Before Disappearing

 An AirAsia plane went missing during a flight to Singapore shortly after asking to deviate from the planned flight path because of bad weather.

Satellite imagery from the area where the plane went missing showed severe thunderstorms around the time it disappeared.

AirAsia flight QZ 8501, which was flying from from the Indonesian city of Surabaya, lost contact with air traffic control at about 6:17 a.m. on Sunday about halfway through the flight. The plane is thought to have crashed near the Indonesian island of Belitung, but search and rescue teams have yet to find any wreckage.

Satellite imagery from the area where the plane went missing showed severe thunderstorms around the time it disappeared.


There were, however, other planes in the same general area at the same time:


CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said “lines of very heavy thunderstorms” were present when the plane was in the air, but also pointed out that “turbulence doesn’t necessarily bring down airplanes.”

The search and rescue operation has been suspended overnight. Singapore’s air force and navy is helping with the operation to locate the plane.

Here’s where it lost contact with air traffic control:

155 Indonesians are on board the plane, along with three people from South Korea, and one from Singapare, Britain, Malaysia, and France. Of those passengers, 16 are children and one is an infant.  The missing plane is an Airbus A320-200, a popular and generally reliable model. The plane is about six years old and is operated by AirAsia’s Indonesian affiliate, which the Malaysia-based company holds a 48.9% stake in, CNN reports.

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Italy Ferry Fire: Hundreds Await Rescue As Evacuation Hampered By Winds

A rescue helicopter flies over the burning car ferry Norman Atlantic as a fire fighting tug boat douches the vessel in the south Adriatic sea, December 29, 2014. — Reuters ATHENS: Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout yesterday.

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One Killed As Bomb Blast Jolts India’s High-Tech Capital

A crude bomb exploded outside a busy restaurant in India’s high-tech capital of Bengaluru yesterday, killing a woman and wounding a man. — AFPNEW DELHI: A crude bomb exploded outside a busy restaurant in India’s high-tech capital of Bengaluru yesterday, killing a woman and wounding a man, police said.

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