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by Steve Herman Indonesian authorities confirm that an Australian search plane has sighted debris in the water off Borneo, some 1,100 kilometers from the last known position of Air Asia flight 8501. But there is no confirmation the material is related to the missing airliner, which was carrying 162 people. Indonesian…

An aerial search is underway for a passenger jet of the subsidiary of a budget airline in Southeast Asia which has gone missing on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore. Indonesia AirAsia flight 8501 had departed Surabaya in Indonesia for Singapore’s Changi airport on what should have been a routine…

The search for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, which vanished last Saturday, has expanded — with more seemingly conflicting information emerging about its last known position. Vessels from various coast guard agencies and navies, including the United States, are expanding the search across a vast swath of southern Asia for any trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

monkeytime | brachiator / Wikipedia A man with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, killing one U.S. Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding at least three others. Police say the gunman was wounded in a shootout with authorities and taken into custody. They identified the…

Japan observed a minute of silence Tuesday to mark the 68th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Survivors and relatives of victims were among 50,000 people gathered at a peace park in Hiroshima for a somber ceremony. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the crowd Japan has a unique responsibility…