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Justness, legitimacy of Bangsamoro cause recognised
Thursday, March 27, 2014

MANILA : The landmark Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) was inked here Thursday with the recognition of the justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Bangsamoro people and their aspiration to chart a political future through a democratic process that will secure their identity and posterity.     ...

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Bad weather in Indian Ocean hampers search on day 20
Thursday, March 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27: Another day has been lost in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that entered its 20th day today due to bad weather in the southern Indian Ocean.
 
The operation that started early today, involving 11 aircraft and five ships to look for the Boeing 777-200ER in treacherous waters, was suspended when weather conditions deteriorated as the day progressed....

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World's longest-serving death row inmate granted retrial in Japan
Thursday, March 27, 2014

TOKYO, March 27: A man believed to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate was today granted a retrial in Japan over multiple murders in 1966, decades after doubts emerged about his guilt.
 
Shizuoka District Court decided to start the retrial over the case of Iwao Hakamada, 78, who was convicted for the grisly murder of his boss and the man's family, a court official said....

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Malaysia in uncharted territory on crash probe
Thursday, March 27, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27: The Malaysia Airlines crash investigation is shaping up as the most challenging in history due to jurisdictional tangles and a lack of evidence so far, and any answers could take years to emerge.
 
Malaysia has little experience in aviation probes, let alone one as perplexing as the case of flight MH370, which is presumed to have crashed far from Malaysian shores somewhere in the vast and inhospitable southern Indian Ocean....

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Chinese relatives renew pressure on Malaysian envoy
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BEIJING, March 26: Frustrated relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 demanded answers from the Malaysian ambassador for a second consecutive day today, with some openly insulting him at a hotel here.
 
"All the things that were promised, we have received nothing. Was the ambassador talking out of the other end of his body -- was he talking out of his arse?" one relative said....

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US law firm launches legal action over MH370
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, March 26: A US law firm said today it has initiated what it called the first civil legal proceedings over the crash of flight MH370 and said it planned to pursue lawsuits seeking millions of dollars for aggrieved families.
 
Chicago-based Ribbeck Law Chartered International said it filed a court petition in the US state of Illinois targeting Malaysia Airlines and Boeing, blaming the two companies for the disaster....

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Mystery may never be solved
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25: Even if searchers are able to miraculously pluck Malaysia Airlines flight 370's black boxes from the depths of the vast Indian Ocean, experts say it may not solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries.
 
Planes, ships and state-of-the-art tracking equipment are hunting for any trace of the passenger jet, which Malaysia said crashed in the forbidding waters after veering far from its intended course....

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Tracking down black boxes a Herculean challenge
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PARIS, March 25: Recovering the black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed into the southern Indian Ocean is a Herculean task, even with the wealth of sophisticated equipment being deployed.
 
Any hope of finding survivors from the missing plane was extinguished on Monday when Malaysia's prime minister announced satellite data showed MH370's journey had ended in the southern Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia....

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Ukraine orders Crimean troop withdrawal
Monday, March 24, 2014

KIEV, March 24: Ukraine today ordered its outnumbered troops to withdraw from Crimea following the peninsula's lightning seizure and annexation by Russia in response to the fall in Kiev of a pro-Kremlin regime.
 
The dramatic but seemingly inevitable announcement came after the fall of another Ukrainian base in Crimea and as world leaders gathered in The Hague for a security summit dominated by concerns over the most explosive East-West standoff since the Cold War....

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Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death
Monday, March 24, 2014

CAIRO, March 24: A court in Egypt today sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death after a mass trial, judicial sources said.
 
Islamist backers of Morsi are facing a deadly crackdown launched by the military-installed authorities since his ouster in July, with hundreds of people killed and thousands arrested.
 
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