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International observers will watch U.S. vote closely

Amid charges from Donald Trump that the U.S. presidential election could be “rigged” and concerns of rights activists that black voters may face undue obstacles, the head of an international observer team pledged a full review ranging from voting machines to racial bias as it began work on Tuesday. The team from the 57-nation Organization

New Report: Malaysia starts investigating confused initial response to missing jet

 Malaysia’s government has begun investigating civil aviation and military authorities to determine why opportunities to identify and track Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were missed in the chaotic hours after it vanished, two officials said. The preliminary internal enquiries come as tensions mount between civilian and military authorities over who bears most responsibility for the initial

Malaysia Jet Traced With Austrian Physics in Inmarsat Huddle

 Hours after Malaysian Air Flight 370 vanished on March 8, Inmarsat Plc assembled a team of engineers thousands of miles away at London headquarters for a marathon data-crunching session to help find the missing jet. They had little more to work with than a half-dozen vague signals to a company satellite and a lot of

Australian Search: Satellite clues to missing jet mystery elusive

 As planes spent a third day hunting for two large objects spotted by satellite in the southern Indian Ocean, Australian officials on Saturday said they were far from giving up on what remains the strongest lead in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Two military planes from China arrived in Perth to help search

Malaysian authorities: Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

 Four military search planes were dispatched Thursday to try to determine whether two large objects bobbing in a remote part of the Indian Ocean were part of a possible debris field of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. One of the objects spotted by satellite imagery had a dimension of 24 meters (almost 80 feet) and

Investigations into missing Malaysian jet appear deadlocked

 Investigations into the mystery of a missing Malaysian jet appeared to be at a deadlock on Wednesday, with no conclusive evidence of foul play and doubts whether nations would share military tracking data that could show where the plane may have headed. Eleven days have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, and 26

Missing Malaysian Flight Mystery Deepens: Pilot Investigated, Foul Play Suspected

If this was a hijacking, then where is the list of demands?  It has been over a week since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared without a trace, and the world is nowhere closer to finding either where the airplane and its 239 passengers and crew are to be found, nor what actually happened. Instead, what

From Malaysian PM: Lost Boeing 777 Airliner was diverted deliberately

 A missing Malaysian airliner appears to have been deliberately steered off course after someone on board shut down its communications, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday. A week after the disappearance of flight MH370, Najib said its last transmission of satellite data came nearly seven hours after it disappeared from radar screens. But the

Lost airliner was diverted deliberately: Malaysian PM

 A missing Malaysian jetliner was likely steered deliberately to a course that could have taken it anywhere from central Asia to the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia’s prime minister said on Saturday, in a dramatic revelation that intensified scrutiny of the 239 crew and passengers. Minutes after Malaysian leader Najib Razak outlined investigators’ latest findings about