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World’s longest flight lands in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand | AFP | The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535 kilometres (9,032 miles) Doha-Auckland service, the airline announced. “We’ve officially landed in Auckland,” the airline tweeted as flight QR920 landed at 7.25am (1825 GMT Sunday), five minutes …

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MH370 plane search to end in two weeks

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP |  The hunt for missing flight MH370 will end in two weeks, Malaysia’s transport minister said on Friday, as relatives of passengers demanded authorities push on with the search. “We’re at the final lap within these two weeks,” the minister, Liow Tiong Lai told reporters. …

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Drunk pilot arrested after fainting in cockpit

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  A Sunwing pilot was arrested Saturday after being found intoxicated in a plane he was about to maneuver out of Calgary airport in western Canada. The 37-year-old man was found drunk shortly after 7:00 am (1200 GMT) in the cockpit of the plane he was …

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China flexes military muscle before Trump takes office

Peking, China | AFP | An aircraft carrier in the Pacific and a newly upgraded combat aircraft: China’s military is showing off its newest equipment less than a month before the swearing-in of US President-elect Donald Trump, who has raised tensions between Beijing and Taipei. In recent days state media …

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Pakistan plane crashes, 21 bodies recovered

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP |  At least 21 bodies have so far been recovered from the site of a plane crash in northwest Pakistan Wednesday, the military said. “Rescue effort continues. 21 bodies recovered so far,” the military, which is part of rescue efforts, said in a statement. There was …

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MH370 relatives in Madagascar to hunt for clues

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Relatives of missing MH370 passengers launched their own campaign to search for crash debris in Madagascar on Monday, hoping to solve the mystery of how the plane disappeared in 2014. Families from Malaysia, China and France gathered in the capital Antananarivo as frustration grows over …

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