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How Missing AirAsia Flight Differs From MH370

The disappearance of another jet in Southeast Asia while the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 remains a mystery comes a shock to the aviation world, but experts stress that the two cases are very different. The New York Times runs through some of the differences with AirAsia Flight 8501:...

Search Resumes for AirAsia Jet

As Indonesia resumes its search for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501 —which vanished today along with 162 passengers on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore—the press is reporting on various angles. Among them: Indonesia's military is sending six ships, two helicopters, and two Hercules aircraft to search a swath of...

1 Dead, Hundreds Still Stuck in Greek Ferry Disaster

A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy today, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation. The Italian Navy said that the victim and an injured person were transported by helicopter to the southern...

Snow, Ice Hit French Alps, Strand 15K on Roads

A white Christmas may have proven elusive Stateside, but a burst of snow and ice in the French Alps have stranded some 15,000 vehicles, reports the BBC, prompting Paris to issue its second-highest weather alert and urge drivers to "exercise the utmost caution." One driver died after his car...

US, NATO Formally End Afghanistan War

The United States and NATO formally ended their war in Afghanistan today with a ceremony at military headquarters in Kabul as the insurgency they fought for 13 years remains as ferocious and deadly as at any time since the 2001 invasion that unseated the Taliban. The symbolic ceremony marked the...

Greece Struggles to Evacuate Ferry on Fire

A ferry carrying nearly 500 people caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu early today, trapping passengers on the top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation. Greek and Italian Navy ships were heading to the area in a rescue effort. The fire broke out on...

AirAsia Jet Missing With 161 Aboard

An AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control today while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore. Search and rescue operations were underway. AirAsia, a regional low-cost carrier with presence in several Southeast Asian countries, said...

Christmas Day Fire Caused by ... Snow Globe

A fire broke out at a store in England on Christmas Day, and the cause is about as Christmas-y as it gets. As a Dorset fire service spokesperson explains, "The cause of the fire was believed to be sun refracting through a snow globe in the shop window which then...

Guy Who Tried to Kill Pope Leaves Flowers on His Grave

Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981, today brought flowers to the late pope's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, the AP reports. Agca, a former extremist who was 23 when he shot the pontiff, told police in Rome, "I felt the need to make...

More Internet Problems For North Korea

North Korea's Internet is down again, China's Xinhua news agency reports today via USA Today. The country's 3G mobile phone network is also said to be experiencing an outage, which Gizmodo notes is a first. The news comes on the heels of Pyongyang comparing President Obama to a monkey and...

Al-Shabab Leader With Price on His Head Surrenders

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said today. Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrendered to Somali police in the Gedo region, said the intelligence officer, who insisted on anonymity because he is not...

North Korea Compares Obama to Monkey

North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the US for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie The Interview. The North's powerful National Defense Commission, which is led by Kim Jong Un and is the country's top governing body, said Obama...

One Seth Cohen's Goal: Meet Everyone Named Seth Cohen

OK, so the charismatic nerd on The OC was fictional, but there are many real Seth Cohens in the world—and one of them is working on meeting every other one. Seth Cohen has a Tumblr page full of selfies featuring him and other guys named Seth Cohen. "Meeting my...

Hong Kong Money Van Spills $4.5M

"They looked like schoolkids who knew they were being naughty" is how one witness described the scene on a Hong Kong roadway to the South China Morning Post. What those dozens of people were doing: scooping up cash scattered in the street after a security van transporting what may have...

Ukraine Prisoner Exchange Takes Place—or Maybe Not

A major exchange of war prisoners was embroiled in controversy today, with some reports saying it has been completed and others saying it had has been pushed back a day. Russia's Interfax news agency said the exchange had been completed successfully on neutral ground between the sectors controlled by the...

'Dead' Pregnant Woman Can Be Allowed to Die: Court

Ireland's High Court decided today that life support can be withdrawn from a pregnant woman who is clinically dead. Doctors in the controversial case recently asked the court for such a decision after determining the fetus is "doomed," and today the court agreed, with the justice who issued the decision...

Turkey's Oldest Tool Alters European History

An early human dropped a stone tool on a floodplain in what is now Turkey about 1.2 million years ago. Today, its discovery is helping scientists pinpoint when humans began their move from Asia to Europe. The quartzite flake, described in Quaternary Science Reviews, is "the earliest securely-dated artifact...

Tsunami-Hit Nations Mark 10th Anniversary

A decade after one of history's worst natural disasters killed more than 225,000 people in 14 countries, memorial ceremonies for Indian Ocean tsunami victims are being held across the region. In Indonesia, the worst-hit country with more than 170,000 deaths—126,000 of them in Aceh province alone—...

Cops Deliver Christmas Baby

A baby boy making an unexpected entry into the world early Christmas morning was delivered by two police officers in Montreal. They were flagged down by the frantic father around 3am and helped the mother deliver the 32-week, premature boy in the family car, reports the CBC. They helped them...

Saudis Send Women Drivers to Terror Court

Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month for defying a ban on women driving were referred yesterday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants say. The cases of Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, and Maysa al-Amoudi, 33, were sent to the anti-terrorism court in...

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