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Co-pilot hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane

Co-pilot hijacked Ethiopian Airlines plane Mon, 17 Feb, 2014

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight headed for Rome hijacked the plane Monday, landing it safely in Geneva where he was taken into custody.
Blast hits Sinai tourist bus in Egypt's Taba, at least 4 dead

Blast hits Sinai tourist bus in Egypt's Taba, at least 4 dead Mon, 17 Feb, 2014

A bomb on a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai killed at least two South Koreans and the Egyptian driver on Sunday, army and security sources said, in the first attack on tourists since an army takeover in July spurred an Islamist insurgency.
US braces for another deadly storm

US braces for another deadly storm Thu, 13 Feb, 2014

A deadly winter storm that has coated much of the southeastern United States with ice is moving up the east coast, taking aim at the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Obama declares emergency as storm hits US Southeast

Obama declares emergency as storm hits US Southeast Wed, 12 Feb, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama has declared an emergency in Georgi,a where forecasters predict a crippling ice storm.
Britain's River Thames on flood alert

Britain's River Thames on flood alert Tue, 11 Feb, 2014

Waterlogged British towns on the River Thames prepared Monday for days of new flooding, with officials issuing 14 more warnings as the fabled river burst its banks about 30 kilometers upstream of London.
Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics opens with glittering ceremony Sat, 08 Feb, 2014

The official 16-day competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics begins Saturday when gold medals in five sports will be contested.
US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights

US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights Thu, 06 Feb, 2014

The United States has issued a warning to airports and to some airlines flying to Russia for the Olympics to watch for toothpaste tubes that could hold ingredients to make a bomb on a plane, a senior US security official said.
Indonesian volcano eruption claims lives after villagers allowed to return

Indonesian volcano eruption claims lives after villagers allowed to return Sun, 02 Feb, 2014

An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months has witnessed a major eruption, killing at least 16 people, officials say.
Oxfam: Richest 1% own nearly half of world's wealth

Oxfam: Richest 1% own nearly half of world's wealth Wed, 22 Jan, 2014

The human rights group Oxfam says the wealth of the world's 85 richest people equals that of the poorer half of the more than 7 billion people in the world.
First H5N1 bird flu death in North America confirmed in Canada

First H5N1 bird flu death in North America confirmed in Canada Thu, 09 Jan, 2014

Canadian health authorities say the first avian flu death in North America, in the western plains province of Alberta, of a patient who had just returned from China. 
Russian, Chinese ships free from Antarctic ice

Russian, Chinese ships free from Antarctic ice Wed, 08 Jan, 2014

Reports from Antarctica say a Chinese icebreaker and a Russian research vessel broke free from thick ice on Tuesday, with both vessels moving toward open waters.
First legal commercial Key West–Cuba flight in 50 years lands in Havana

First legal commercial Key West–Cuba flight in 50 years lands in Havana Tue, 31 Dec, 2013

The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years has landed in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air service still appeared a distant prospect.
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