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All flights to Tacloban airport suspended

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TACLOBAN AIRPORT CLOSES  Authorities have shut down the Tacloban airport because the runway’s asphalt overlay has been washed out. Small turbo-propeller planes may resume using the runway after repairs on Sept. 3 and 4 are done. But jets can’t use the runway for months until the total replacement of the 12.7-centimeter overlay is complete.  PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is suspending all flights to the Tacloban airport, the main gateway to Leyte province, starting on Wednesday over “fast developing potholes” on the runway that airline operators said could damage their planes and compromise passenger safety.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

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Algeria’s state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Undersea search for Malaysian plane refined

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The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the wreckage and black boxes are recovered, officials said Thursday.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

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The three nations at the center of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

China defends intercepting US Navy plane

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China’s Defense Ministry rejected US accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a US Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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