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MH370: 77 cases of treatment for family members
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

PUTRAJAYA, March: Seventy-seven cases have been recorded concerning outpatient treatment and counseling given to family members of passengers on flight MH370 who are accommodated at the Everly Hotel here over the past 10 days.
 
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said of the total, four had been referred to the emergency department of Putrajaya Hospital.
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Putin takes first step for Russia to absorb Crimea
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MOSCOW, March 18: President Vladimir Putin today took the first steps to absorb the Ukrainian region of Crimea into Russia, in what would mark the most significant redrawing of Europe's borders since World War II.
 
Putin officially informed parliament of Crimea's request to join Russia and instructed the national branches of power to approve an agreement for Crimea to become part of the country....

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Australia to lead southern search
Monday, March 17, 2014

SYDNEY, March 17: Australia will take responsibility for the southern vector of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, with 25 countries now involved in a huge operation to locate the plane, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday.
 
The Malaysian government has revealed an investigation indicates the jet was deliberately diverted and flew for several hours after leaving...

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Obama Declares a National Emergency: Crimea Self-Determination Constitutes a “Threat To US National Security”
Monday, March 17, 2014

Crimea yesterday had a referendum with an overwhelming 95 per cent support for joining Russia. The United States and Europe had condemned the referendum as illegal and had referred to it as 'referendum at gunpoint'. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts ...

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West to Punish Crimea for Fleeing Regime in Kiev
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Voting will begin today to determine whether Crimea will re-join Russia or stay with Ukraine - a controversial referendum which has been dubbed "illegal" by much of the international community.  Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher shared his views on the matter.  The ...

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Jakarta governor nominated for Indonesia presidency
Friday, March 14, 2014

JAKARTA, March 14: Indonesia's main opposition party today nominated the hugely popular governor of this city, Joko Widodo, as its presidential candidate, setting him up as the leading contender for July elections.
 
Surveys have shown that Widodo, affectionately known nationwide as Jokowi, would claim the presidency by a long shot if nominated.
 
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Aviation experts query shift in search
Friday, March 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Sceptical aviation analysts questioned Friday the notion that a missing Malaysian airliner may have flown thousands of miles off course into the Indian Ocean, crossing undetected over a sensitive region bristling with military radar. While hard to square with a number of ground realities, the theory appeared serious enough for the US Navy to mobilise...

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China's joint working group urges rationality
Friday, March 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: A Chinese official on Friday called for rationality over the issue of the missing MH370 that disappeared on Saturday morning with 239 people on board, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
 
Guo Shaochun, who heads China's joint working group in charge of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, told the media here that they had noticed there were some reports and speculations that the plane had been hijacked or under terrorist attack....

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Chinese warships expand search
Friday, March 14, 2014

ABOARD JINGGANGSHAN: Eight Chinese vessels on Thursday continued their search for the missing flight MH370 in the Gulf of Thailand, combing a total of 34,000 square kilometres, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
 
The Chinese search and rescue operation for the jetliner involves air, water and undersea dimensions, and expanded to the northwest, southwest and southeast....

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New US lead thrusts search into Indian Ocean
Friday, March 14, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The needle-in-a-haystack hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner spread to the vast Indian Ocean Friday after the White House cited "new information" that it might have flown for hours after vanishing nearly seven days ago.
 
Multiple US media reports, citing American officials, said the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777's communication system continued to "ping" a...

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