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AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore confirmed missing

AirAsia flight from Indonesia to Singapore confirmed missing

AirAsia flight number QZ8501, bound from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, has lost contact with air traffic control, the airline has confirmed. The missing flight is an Airbus A320-200 with up to 161 people on board. READ LIVE UPDATES Indonesia air transport authorities have provided details of the plane’s last position. “We are […]

First Comet-Landing in history as Rosetta’s Philae touches down

First Comet-Landing in history as Rosetta’s Philae touches down

The fantastic decade-long mission of the ESA’s Rosetta robotic space probe, chasing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, reached its final goal on Wednesday, as the Philae robotic lander detached from its mothership and landed on the target. “We definitely confirm that the lander is on the surface,” said flight director Andrea Accomazzo. The confirming signal broke a seven-hour […]

ISIS chief ‘critically wounded’ in US air strike on extremist leaders’ convoy – reports

ISIS chief ‘critically wounded’ in US air strike on extremist leaders’ convoy – reports

The leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has reportedly been “critically” injured in a US-led airstrike in Iraq that targeted a convoy of military vehicles allegedly carrying a group of senior ISIS members. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a self-proclaimed as caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (formerly ISIL/ISIS) was “critically […]

Richest 1% own 50 percent of world wealth- Credit Suisse report

Richest 1% own 50 percent of world wealth- Credit Suisse report

World wealth has reached a record $263 trillion but is concentrated in fewer hands. The richest 1 percent have accumulated more wealth, and own almost 50 percent of it, which could trigger recession, according to a new report by Credit Suisse. The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, released Tuesday warns that the “abnormally high wealth […]

Ultra-fast new batteries can recharge 70 percent in two minutes

Ultra-fast new batteries can recharge 70 percent in two minutes

Scientists in Singapore have designed a highly durable battery that can also be recharged 20 times faster than current models. The development is expected to be the next big advance in energy – and could be a boon for electric car users. Nanyang Technology University (NTU) scientists in Singapore say they have developed an advanced […]

‘Hostile to privacy’: Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox

‘Hostile to privacy’: Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox

Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways. “We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers,” Snowden […]

ISIS grand plan: Bribe Putin for Iran’s nuclear secrets

ISIS grand plan: Bribe Putin for Iran’s nuclear secrets

An alleged policy plan of the Islamic State outlines some chilling, if unrealistic, plots of the would-be terrorist state, including bribing Russia with access to oilfields in exchange for nuclear technology, and digging a canal across the UAE. The document reported by Britain’s Sunday Times is believed to have been written by Abdullah Ahmed Meshedani, […]

US and ‘partners’ launch airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria

US and ‘partners’ launch airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria

The US military and partner nations from the anti-ISIS coalition have launched the first attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon has confirmed. The airstrikes against the Islamic State targets are currently underway in Syria, according to a Pentagon official.The strikes on targets in Syria reportedly involve a mix of fighter, bomber, and […]