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Missing AirAsia plane likely at ‘bottom of sea’

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:50
A top Indonesian search and rescue official on Monday said the missing AirAsia plane, which disappeared over the weekend with 162 people on board after taking off from the Indonesian city of Surabaya, is probably at the bottom of the Java Sea.

Evacuation of Greek ferry now 'complete', says Italian PM

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:26
The evacuation of the Greek ferry that caught fire off the Albanian coast is now complete, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday. Ten people have been confirmed killed in the blaze, which originated in the ferry's car deck.

Indonesia set to resume search for missing AirAsia plane

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 16:07
Indonesia was set to resume at first light the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, which went missing on Sunday just after the pilot requested a change in course to avoid bad weather.

Anti-austerity camp scents blood as Greeks face snap poll

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 10:30
Greek lawmakers failed in their third and last attempt to elect a new president on Monday, triggering a snap election that could propel the anti-austerity Syriza party to power.

AirAsia boss faces airline’s first major crisis

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 10:09
Malaysian mogul Tony Fernandes, who transformed a floundering carrier into Asia's biggest budget airline, faces his first major crisis after an AirAsia plane went missing Sunday with 162 people on board.

US-led coalition marks end of 'longest war' in Afghanistan

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 04:12
The US and NATO hold a ceremony in Kabul on Sunday to mark the end of a 13-year war that drove the Taliban from power but left vast swathes of the country in the grip of insurgent violence.

Rescue teams struggle to evacuate burning ferry off Greek island

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 02:37
At least one person has died and another has been injured while trying to escape a ferry that burst into flames off the Greek island of Corfu on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said.

In pictures: Massive snowfall traps thousands in French Alps

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 01:06
Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded overnight into Sunday, forcing many to pass the night in their cars and prompting officials to open emergency shelters.

Search for missing AirAsia plane suspended for night

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 00:21
The air search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing over the Java Sea in Indonesia on Sunday has been suspended for the night and will resume in the morning, authorities announced Sunday.

Chelsea’s Torres to make Milan move permanent

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 13:23
Former Spain forward Fernando Torres’ loan move from Chelsea to AC Milan will become a permanent transfer next month, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Officers turn backs to NYC mayor during policeman’s funeral

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:28
Thousands of police from cities across the United States filled a New York City church and nearby streets on Saturday at the funeral for one of two police officers shot by a man who said he was avenging the killing of unarmed black men by police.

Of headbutts and teary farewells: the year in French sport

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:10
It was a year of shattered records, broken noses and moving swan songs. FRANCE 24 looks at the best and the worst from French sport in 2014.

Syria ‘ready’ to attend Moscow peace talks

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 07:30
Syria said on Saturday it is willing to participate in “preliminary consultations” in Moscow aimed at restarting peace talks next year to end its civil war.

Belarus's president shakes up cabinet amid economic woes

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 07:24
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the country’s prime minister, central bank head and other top ministers, the presidential press service said on Saturday, in the biggest government reshuffle since 2010.

Egypt, Morocco ban 'Zionist' Exodus film

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 04:10
Egypt and Morocco have banned Hollywood’s big screen biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" because of what Egyptian censors described as "historical inaccuracies".

Report from Kobane: Love in the age of ISIS

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 03:09
Mohammed A. Salih reports from inside the Syrian town of Kobane on what life is like for some of the few residents who have stayed behind despite a months-long siege by Islamic State (IS) group militants, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

North Korea blames US for Internet outage

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 00:52
North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview".