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Archaeologists find tomb of Pharaoh's unknown queen in Egypt
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CAIRO -- January 6, 2015: Czech archaeologists said the tomb of a previously unknown Egyptian queen believed to be the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled the country 4,500 years ago has been found.

The tomb was found in Pharaoh Neferefre's funeral complex in Abu-Sir, south-west of Cairo and is thought to belong to the ruler's wife or mother, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
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Indonesia expands search in AirAsia crash
Monday, January 5, 2015

PANGKALAN BUN -- January 5, 2015: Recovery teams expanded their search in the Java Sea today as they raced to find bodies and wreckage from AirAsia Flight 8501, which authorities fear have drifted in rough weather that has hampered operations over the past week. As the massive relief effort entered its ninth day, officials were hopeful for a break in...

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KFC's Australian liquor plan criticised
Monday, January 5, 2015

SYDNEY -- January 5, 2015: A new Australian restaurant outlet being planned by international giant KFC has on Monday attracted strong criticism after applying for a licence to serve alcohol.The fried chicken chain sparked immediate response from organisations which said serving alcohol in its stores was wrong, Xinhua news agency reported....

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Australian firemen race to douse major blaze before weather worsens
Monday, January 5, 2015

Firefighters were battling Monday to contain a major blaze ahead of the forecast return of strong winds and a heatwave following the loss of a dozen homes in the worst bushfire conditions in South Australia for three decades, officials said.

The state's Fire Service said properties were still at risk after nearly 13,000 hectares of scrub and farmland were burnt out in the Mount Lofty Ranges, east of Adelaide, over the weekend....

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Searchers hopeful over AirAsia plane
Friday, January 2, 2015

PANGKALAN BUN -- January 2, 2015: Indonesian recovery teams narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 today, hopeful they were closing in on the plane's crash site, with a total of 30 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea. French and Singaporean investigators with equipment for detecting the signal from the plane's black boxes were set to join the hunt for...

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Two bodies of jet crash victims arrive in Surabaya (Updated)
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SURABAYA -- December 31, 2014: Soldiers acting as pall bearers today carried coffins containing the first two bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 into the airport here as sombre relatives gave their DNA to help identify loved ones. The bodies were taken from an air force plane to a military ambulance...

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Jokowi orders retrieval of crash victims a priority
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SURABAYA -- December 31, 2014: Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the recovery of the passengers and crew of the ill-fated AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, will remain the top most priority of the search and rescue operation as debris were found about 110 nautical miles from Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan....

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Bodies, debris found as jet believed to be in the sea (Updated)
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

JAKARTA -- December 30, 2014: The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane appeared over today as wreckage and bodies were spotted at sea off Indonesia, prompting raw scenes of emotion from sobbing relatives of the 162 people aboard. The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya to Singapore during a storm early Sunday....

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AirAsia disappearance fuels calls for real-time tracking
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

SINGAPORE -- December 30, 2014: After the baffling disappearance in March of Flight MH370, critics accused the aviation industry of dithering over equipping jets with real-time tracking systems. Now, with another passenger plane lost, the call for action is becoming more insistent.
 
Tracking aircraft by satellite and live-streaming...

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Indonesia hunts for missing jet believed to be on seabed
Monday, December 29, 2014

JAKARTA -- December 29, 2014: Multinational teams searched today for any sign of an AirAsia plane missing off Indonesia with 162 people on board, but one top official warned it was likely at the bottom of the sea.
 
Australia, Singapore and Malaysia deployed planes and ships to assist in the Indonesian search as anguished relatives waited for news of their loved ones more than a day after Flight QZ8501 disappeared over the Java Sea....

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