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  • Captain Oct 25, 2019

    Lion Air Crash Report Points to Boeing, Pilots, Maintenance

    Indonesian investigators found plenty of blame to go around for a Boeing 737 Max crash that killed 189 people a year ago. They faulted design decisions by Boeing that made the plane vulnerable to failure of a single sensor. They criticized U.S. safety regulators who certified the plane. And they pointed fingers at one of their country’s own airlines, Lion...

  • Indonesia Jun 5, 2019

    Boeing’s Rocky Road to Win Back Trust After Deadly 737 Max Crashes: ‘We Know We Have Work to Do’

    After two deadly crashes, Boeing is scrambling to convince regulators to allow its cash cow, the 737 Max, back in the air. Rebuilding trust with the public will be even trickier. Aviation authorities worldwide in mid-March grounded Boeing’s best-selling jet, a revamped and more fuel-efficient version of its workhorse aircraft that has been flying for more than 50 years. The...

  • Indonesia Jun 2, 2019

    FAA Says More Than 300 Boeing 737 Jets Could Have Parts ‘Susceptible to Premature Failure’

    More than 300 Boeing 737 jets, including the Max, may have wing parts that could have been improperly manufactured and may not meet regulatory requirements for strength and durability, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday, following a joint investigation with the aircraft manufacturer. The FAA plans to order airlines to remove and replace the parts if their aircraft are affected,...

  • Indonesia Jun 2, 2019

    FAA Says More Than 300 Boeing 737 Jets Could Have Parts ‘Susceptible to Premature Failure’

    More than 300 Boeing 737 jets, including the Max, may have wing parts that could have been improperly manufactured and may not meet regulatory requirements for strength and durability, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday, following a joint investigation with the aircraft manufacturer. The FAA plans to order airlines to remove and replace the parts if their aircraft are affected,...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2019

    WH Wanted USS John McCain Moved for Trump Japan Trip: Sources

    The White House told the U.S. Navy to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain , with whom Trump long feuded, out of Trump’s sight during his trip to Japan, three U.S. officials said. A Republican, McCain nevertheless broke with the president in key areas. He incensed Trump with his thumbs-down vote foiling the effort to repeal...

  • Facebook May 22, 2019

    6 Dead in Indonesia Riots, Government Restricts Social Media

    Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of former general Prabowo Subianto tried to force their way into the downtown offices of the election supervisory agency...

  • Indonesia Apr 29, 2019

    Indonesia Floods Kill at Least 31, Thousands Displaced

    Floods and landslides from torrential rains in Indonesia have killed at least 31 people and displaced thousands in the past few days, the country’s disaster agency said Monday. It said 29 people have died in Bengkulu province on the island of Sumatra over the weekend. Two people died from flooding in parts of the capital Jakarta last week and more...

  • China Apr 19, 2019

    How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

    From trading recyclable items for transportation passes to requiring all public buses be electric, countries are thinking of creative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Climate change continues to threaten countries on every continent. Here is a look at what some of the top polluters and most eco-friendly countries are doing to try to curb their greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Attorney General Apr 1, 2019

    2nd Suspect in Killing of Kim Jong Nam Given Reduced Charge

    Two years after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother was killed, a Malaysian court on Monday told the only remaining suspect in custody that she would not face a murder charge, perhaps signaling the end of a case that had sparked international intrigue. The move to reduce the charge against the Vietnamese woman, Doan Thi Huong, came three...

  • Indonesia Mar 18, 2019

    Flash Floods, Earthquake in Indonesia Kill Over 80

    The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-prone country was hit by an earthquake, triggering a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on the tourist island of Lombok, killing at...

  • China Mar 10, 2019

    Jetliner Crashes in Ethiopia, Killing 157 From 35 Countries

    An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from the country’s capital, carving a gash in the earth and spreading global grief to 35 countries that had someone among the 157 people who were killed. There was no immediate indication why the plane went down in clear weather while on a flight to Nairobi, the capital of...

  • Europe Mar 8, 2019

    International Women’s Day: Strikes, Protests and Holidays

    Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women’s Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world.
    The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women’s achievements and aims to further their rights.

  • Indonesia Dec 28, 2018

    Weather Hampers Efforts to Inspect Indonesia Tsunami Volcano

    Bad weather and a massive ash column hampered efforts to assess whether Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano island could trigger another deadly tsunami as authorities said Friday the search for victims in the worst-affected province will continue into January. Indonesia’s disaster agency said that 426 people died in the Sunda Strait tsunami that struck Sumatra and Java without warning on Saturday....

  • Indonesia Dec 27, 2018

    Indonesia Widens Exclusion Zone Around Island Volcano

    Indonesia raised the danger level for an island volcano that triggered a tsunami on the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java, and widened its no-go zone. The country’s volcanology agency said Thursday that the Anak Krakatau volcano’s alert status had been raised to the second highest level and the exclusion zone more than doubled to a...

  • Indonesia Dec 26, 2018

    Indonesia Says Avoid Coast Near Volcano, Fearing New Tsunami

    Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami. The big waves that followed an eruption on a volcanic island hit communities along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night. The eruption of...

  • head Dec 25, 2018

    Survivors of Indonesia Tsunami Still Jittery as Death Toll Rises

    Panicked residents, police and soldiers in this remote fishing village clobbered by a devastating weekend tsunami ran to higher ground Tuesday, shouting “Water is coming! Water is coming!” and reciting verses from the Quran as emergency messages were broadcast over mosque speakers. It proved to be a false alarm, but a similar frenzy broke out in Tanjung Lesung, another tsunami-stricken...

  • head Dec 24, 2018

    Rescuers Dig Through Rubble to Find Survivors After Tsunami Hits Indonesia

    At least 281 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured after a deadly tsunami hit Indonesian islands, killing more than 280 people on a busy holiday weekend.

  • Jakarta Nov 28, 2018

    Report Faults Indonesian Airlines’ Safety Measures in Fatal Crash

    Faulty equipment and Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s own safety failures had pilots fighting for control of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 28, killing all 189 people aboard, investigators said Wednesday. Briefing reporters on the aircraft’s black box data, the investigators said they were still struggling to understand why the plane crashed...

  • Las Vegas Nov 12, 2018

    Officials Probe Why Las Vegas Airport Controller Went Silent

    Federal and airport authorities said Friday they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. “No safety events occurred during this incident,” the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement about what officials said amounted to a 40-minute span...

  • Europe Nov 7, 2018

    Boeing Re-Issues Advice on ‘Angle of Attack’ Sensor After Crash in Indonesia

    A crucial sensor that is the subject of a Boeing Co. safety bulletin was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea and possibly worsened other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said it had agreed with Boeing on procedures that the airplane manufacturer should distribute...

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