Tuesday , January 17 2017

Search for missing airliner MH370 suspended

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been suspended. Families of the victims were told in an emailed statement on Tuesday that Australian authorities’ underwater search of 120,000 sq km in the southern Indian ocean had ended without success. “The decision to suspend the underwater search has not ...

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Wife of Orlando attacker arrested in California

The wife of the man who opened fire at a nightclub in Orlando last year is due to appear in court on Tuesday on charges connected with the attack. US Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the FBI arrested Noor Salman in San Francisco. Salman’s husband, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people ...

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Istanbul nightclub attack suspect captured

The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in a Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Eve has been arrested. The Uzbek national, named as Abdulkadir Masharipov, was captured in the residential Esenyurt district of Istanbul. The state news agency reported that four others – a Kyrgyz man and three women – ...

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Five killed in shooting at Mexico music festival

At least five people have been killed and 15 others reportedly injured following a shooting at a tourist resort in Mexico. Organisers of a music festival taking place in Playa Del Carmen have confirmed the fatalities that included three members of the security team. It is said that a gunman ...

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Prosecutors to seek arrest in South Korean corruption scandal

South Korean prosecutors are seeking the arrest of Samsung vice-chairman Lee Jae-Young over corruption charges linked to the country’s impeached president Park Geung-hye. The charges against Lee include bribery, embezzlement and perjury; he would be the first executive from the company to be arrested in connection with the scandal. Samsung ...

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Bangladesh to hang 26 for abductions, murders

A Bangladesh court sentenced 26 people to death on Monday for murdering and kidnapping seven people. Of the twenty-six sentenced, three are senior officers from the country’s elite security force. They have been convicted of murdering seven people in 2014. The bodies of the victims were found floating in a ...

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