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Updated: Cockpit recorder from AirAsia jet retrieved
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

PANGKALAN BUN - January 13, 2015: Indonesian divers on Tuesday retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from beneath the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea as the airline's boss vowed to overcome the "toughest times" he has known. It came a day after the plane's other black box, the flight data recorder, was recovered. The devices should provide investigators with vital information about what caused the accident....

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US admits mistake in missing Paris unity rally
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WASHINGTON -- January 13, 2015: The White House acknowledged Monday it should have sent a senior official to the massive rally against terrorism in Paris, as President Barack Obama came under fire for failing to travel to France.

"We should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
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Croatia elects first woman president after tight vote
Monday, January 12, 2015

ZAGREB -- January 12, 2015: Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was elected Croatia's first female president on Sunday, narrowly winning a tight run-off vote with a pledge to kickstart the EU country's ailing economy.The politically conservative Grabar-Kitarovic, an ex-foreign minister and former NATO official, won 50.4 percent of the vote, according to results based on more than 99 percent of the ballots cast....

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Over a million march in Paris
Monday, January 12, 2015

PARIS -- January 11, 2015: More than a million people flooded this city today in an unprecedented rally against terrorism, led by dozens of world leaders walking arm in arm as cries of "Freedom" and "Charlie" rang out. President Francois Hollande linked arms with world leaders, including the Israeli prime minister and the Palestinian president, in an historic display of unity....

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AirAsia black box found
Monday, January 12, 2015

PANGKALAN BUN -- January 11, 2015: Indonesian divers today found the crucial black box flight recorders of the AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people aboard, the transport ministry said.
 
But they failed to retrieve it immediately from the seabed because it was stuck under debris from the main body of the plane, the ministry added.
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Melbourne terminal evacuated after airline threat
Saturday, January 10, 2015

MELBOURNE -- January 10, 2015: A terminal at Melbourne Airport was evacuated on Friday night following a threat reportedly made against a Tigerair. The incident happened about 9pm, and people were removed from Terminal Four, while several planes were grounded.The area was reportedly declared safe by Victoria Police just after 5am Saturday....

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Hostage-taking underway northeast of Paris
Friday, January 9, 2015

PARIS -- January 9, 2015: A hostage-taking was underway today near Paris' main airport after police hunting the brothers who killed 12 people earlier this week exchanged fire with two men during a car chase, security sources said.
 
The number of people seized was not immediately confirmed.
 
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Pings detected in hunt for AirAsia black boxes
Friday, January 9, 2015

PANGKALAN BUN -- January 9, 2015: Ping signals believed to be from the black box data recorders of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 were detected Friday, a senior Indonesian search official said, offering strong hopes of explaining the disaster. 

"A ship detected the pings. The divers are trying to reach it," said S.B Supriyadi, who is stationed at the search headquarters of Pangkalan Bun....

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Divers struggle to reach AirAsia wreckage
Thursday, January 8, 2015

ABOARD THE KRI BANDA ACEH WARSHIP (In Java Sea) -- January 8, 2015: Elite Indonesian military divers battled strong currents today in an effort to reach the submerged tail of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 in the hopes of finding its crucial black box data recorders.
 
The plane crashed on December 28 during stormy weather as it flew from Surabaya to Singapore, claiming the lives of all 162 people on board....

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Youngest of 3 suspects in Paris attack surrenders
Thursday, January 8, 2015

PARIS -- January 8, 2015: An 18-year-old implicated alongside two brothers in the bloody attack against a satirical weekly in Paris has surrendered to police, according to a source close to the case."Hamyd Mourad handed himself in to police... on Wednesday at 11:00 pm (2200 GMT) after seeing his name circulating on social media," the source told AFP.  ...

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