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Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

Mourners gather for a vigil at a park in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada on Friday, July 25, 2014 in memory of the victims of Air Algerie Flight 5017. The MD-83 airliner was flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Algiers, Algeria on Thursday, but controllers lost contact with it just 50 minutes after takeoff. All 118 people aboard the plane, which was found in Mali, were killed. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taiwan airline sorry for crash as relatives blast chairman

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed while attempting to land in stormy weather on the Taiwanese island of Penghu, late Wednesday, July 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/WONG YAO-WEN

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways ran an apology on the front pages of five major newspapers Friday, pledging to shoulder the “utmost responsibility” after 48 people died when one of its planes crashed in stormy weather.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Interview with father who lost a son on MH17

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Malaysia Airlines steward Sanjid Singh Sandhu was not supposed to be on Flight MH17 that crashed in eastern Ukraine.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Why Father’s Day won’t be the same for this Navy officer

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Photo courtesy of Commander Ramonito Sabang

Father’s Day will never be the same for this Navy officer who lost all his three children to Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). “I don’t know the meaning of Father’s Day anymore. I have no plans [on that day],” said Commander Ramonito Sabang, father of three girls: Iralyn, 16; Shaira Mae, 11; and Mikaera Marie, 9.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Scientists still working to identify 9/11 victims

In this April 15, 2014 photo, a criminalist trainee prepare sample bone fragments for DNA testing at the training lab in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York. With new technology yielding results impossible a dozen years ago, forensic scientists are still trying to match the bone with DNA from those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, and have never been identified. AP

Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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