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Ethiopian Airlines says crash victim DNA tests will take up to 6 months

  March 16, 2019   Rescue team collect bodies in bags at the crash site of Ethiopia Airlines near Bishoftu, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. PHOTO: AFP   ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday (March 16) that DNA testing of the remains of the 157 passengers on board flight 302 may take up to six months as ...

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PM Abiy, President Trump Discuss Accident on the Phone

  March 16, 2019   Addis Ababa (ENA) – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and USA President Donald J. Trump had phone conversation today about the accident that occurred in Ethiopia recently, according to Office of the Prime Minister. The two leaders have reportedly expressed their condolences to the people and families of both countries who lost their lives in the ...

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Boeing part found at Ethiopia crash site hints at same cause as Lion Air

  March 15, 2019   A screwlike device found in the wreckage of the Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia has provided investigators with an early clue into what happened, as work begins in France to decode the black boxes recovered from the scene. (MULUGETA AYENE / ASSOCIATED PRESS)   By ALAN LEVIN, Bloomberg   France’s aviation ...

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Tropical Cyclone Idai displaces 1.5 million across Mozambique and Malawi, as UN ramps up response

  UN News Center | Published: March 15, 2019   UNICEF/Juskauskas | Aerial view of Tengani, Nsanje, Malawi, affected by floods due to the incessant rains from March 5 to March 9, 2019.   A major aid operation is under way in Mozambique and Malawi to help victims of Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has reached the densely-populated Mozambican port city ...

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Thousands protest in Algeria against Bouteflika’s election delay

  March 15, 2019   Algerians gather to protest against the fifth term of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria, on 26 February 2019 [Farouk Batiche / Anadolu Agency]   By Middle East Monitor   Thousands of people rallied in Algiers today to protest the decision of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to delay the election, calling for him to step down ...

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Muslim world reacts at New Zealand terrorist attacks on mosque

  March 15, 2019   The UAE and other Muslim countries have expressed their condolences, and have condemned the attacks Other world leaders have also reacted to the terrorist attacks Many of those caught up in the shootings may have been migrants and refugees, said the New Zealand PM. (AP)   Source: Reuters   Political and Islamic leaders across Asia ...

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New Zealand mosque shootings kill at least 49, seriously wound 20

  March 15, 2019   Martin Hunter, SNPA, REUTERS | Armed police following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15.   By Praveen Menon, Charlotte Greenfield   WELLINGTON (Reuters) – At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s ...

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Why France is analyzing Ethiopian jet’s black boxes

  March 14, 2019   The headquarters of the BEA is pictured in Le Bourget, north of Paris, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, is now handling the analysis of the so-called black box flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed earlier this week. (CHRISTOPHE ENA / AP ...

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffer outages in Americas and Europe

  March 14, 2019   Family of apps, including Instagram and Messenger, encountering problems but company spokesman says it is not a cyber-attack Facebook has been suffering outages across the world on Wednesday. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images   By Guardian Staff and Agencies   Facebook has been suffering from outages across the world since around 12pm ET (4pm GMT) Wednesday. ...

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Families of Ethiopia plane crash victims storm out of meeting with airline

  March 14, 2019   Chinese family and friends mourn victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash during a commemoration ceremony at the scene of the crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 13, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS   ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The families of people killed in the Ethiopian Airlines ...

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