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  • newswrap
    September 9, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the UN’s weather agency reported that carbon dioxide in the world’s atmosphere hit a record high in 2013. The World Meteorological Organization warned that the global warming trend is accelerating. Also, Dutch authorities released initial findings on the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. Continue reading

  • The Malaysian government announced its plan to buy out Malaysia Airlines on Friday, in light of the recent tragedies and economic problems the company has faced. Adrian Pingstone, May 2006
    August 9, 2014   BY Xander Landen 

    The Malaysian government announced its plans to take financial control over Malaysia Airlines on Friday, in an effort to reinvigorate a company that had been struggling even before it faced two major crises–the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine and disappearance of flight MH370–this year. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    August 1, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, a team of 70 international investigators combed through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, locating some of the remains of as many as 80 victims. Nearby, fighting raged between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian militia. Also, President Obama acknowledged that the U.S. tortured al-Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks. Continue reading

  • Photo shows Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leaving Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014. Following the downing of Flight 17 two weeks ago, the FAA announced new restrictions on flights in Iraqi air space. Photo by  Fred Neeleman/AFP/Getty Images
    August 1, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls “the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict” there. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    July 31, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a team of international investigators were escorted by armed Ukrainian troops and armored vehicles to the Malaysia Airlines crash site. Dozens of bodies have yet to be retrieved since the disaster two weeks ago. Also, the director of the CIA apologized to Senate leaders for searches conducted by agency employees on their office computers earlier this year. Continue reading

  • July 24, 2014   BY Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

    The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Continue reading

  • newswrap
    July 23, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, two aircrafts ferried the first of the victims from MH17 back to the Netherlands, home country of 193 of the 298 people killed in the crash. Also, a Trans-Asia Airways plane crashed in a storm as it was trying to land on a small island. At least 47 are feared dead. Continue reading

    July 22, 2014  

    Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes says U.S. intelligence has confirmed that the missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 originated in Ukrainian territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels, but that Russia is not yet absolved of complicity. He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss coordination with Europe on potential sanctions against Russia and U.S. hopes for a Mideast cease-fire. Continue reading

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    July 22, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, five days after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Eastern Ukraine, the remains of 200 of the 298 victims are awaiting transportation to the Netherlands. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports from Ukraine. Also, researchers in the U.S. and U.K. say they’ve taken a “big step” toward developing future drug treatments for schizophrenia. Continue reading

  • plane1
    July 21, 2014  

    Four days after a Malaysia Airlines jet crashed in Ukraine, international teams are still seeking access to the rebel-controlled site. Neil Connery of Independent Television News reports on the drama over the fate of the victims’ bodies. Gwen Ifill examines pressure for President Vladimir Putin to encourage pro-Russian separatists to cooperate with recovery and investigation efforts. Continue reading

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