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March 17, 2019

Authorities download cockpit recording from doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight

iStock/Thinkstock(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- Audio recordings from doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 were successfully recovered by French authorities on Saturday. The data from the Ethiopian Airlines cockpit voice recorder was downloaded by the French Civil Aviation Safety Agency (BEA), which is doing the work as Ethiopian officials do not have the proper capabilities to do so. The EBA announced on Twitter that data from the CVR was transferred to Ethiopian investigators, adding that they did..
March 16, 2019

Death toll rises to 50 in New Zealand terror attack

Fiona Goodall/Getty Images(CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand) -- The death toll from the largest terror attack in New Zealand's history has now risen to 50, police said. For those who survived the mass shooting, 34 are still hospitalized including 12 patients in the intensive care unit and are in critical condition, said Christchurch Hospital head of Surgery Greg Robertson at a news conference on Sunday afternoon local time. Two children, who under the age of 16, are among the victims in stable c..
March 16, 2019

‘Eggboy’: Teen cracks an egg over anti-Muslim Australian lawmaker’s head

iStock/chelovek(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- An Australian lawmaker who has been condemned for making anti-immigration remarks hours after the New Zealand mosque attacks had egg on his face on Saturday. Literally. Fraser Anning, 69, a far-right Queensland senator, was speaking to reporters in Melbourne when a 17-year-old boy cracked a raw egg against the politician's head, video of the incident shows. The footage quickly went viral on social media, where he was given the nickname "eggboy." An..
March 16, 2019

Taliban peace talks reignite debate over whether US is negotiating with ‘terrorists’

iStock(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- After nearly 18 years of war, the U.S. and the Taliban are deeply engaged in what was once unthinkable: peace talks. The militant group has killed countless American soldiers and even more Afghan troops and civilians. It’s been bombed and blown up by U.S. weaponry, pushed out of control and from the capital, Kabul -- only to fight its way back toward power year after year. And yet, American diplomats now find themselves on the other side of the table, without Afghan..