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Malaysia rejects jet ‘debris’ images and 4-hour flight report

Planes searching an area where Chinese satellites spotted possible debris from a missing Malaysian passenger jet have found no sign of wreckage, officials said Thursday, dimming hopes of a breakthrough in the mystery. China said late Wednesday its satellites……

Is ocean garbage killing whales?

Millions of tonnes of plastic debris dumped each year in the world’s oceans could pose a lethal threat to whales, according to a scientific assessment to be presented at a key international whaling forum this week. A review of research literature from the last two decades reveals hundreds of cases…

Nearly 400 dead, missing in New Zealand quake

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – New Zealand declared a national state of emergency Wednesday after one of its worst earthquake disasters left nearly 400 people dead or missing. Rescuers worked frantically to reach survivors under collapsed buildings in the stricken city centre of Christchurch, after recovering 75 bodies. About 300 people…

9/11 rescue workers have until Monday to accept $800 million settlement

Thousands of rescue workers sickened after the September 11 attacks in New York have until the end of Monday to accept a settlement that could near 800 million dollars. A settlement on Friday saw a subgroup of workers compensated 28 million dollars for exposure to debris removed and transferred from…

Qantas jumbo makes emergency landing in Singapore

Qantas superjumbo makes emergency landing in Singapore in first major incident for A380 Qantas grounded its Airbus A380 fleet after one of the superjumbo jets blew out an engine Thursday, shooting flames and raining large metal chunks before making a safe emergency landing in Singapore with 459 people aboard. It…

Space station to shift orbit to dodge space junk

Russia’s space command Tuesday ordered the International Space Station to change its orbit slightly to avoid collision with a piece of floating debris that could cause serious damage, officials said. Officials ordered that rockets be fired for 180 seconds at 1025 GMT to shift the orbit by 700 meters, mission…

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