Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malaysian Flight MH17 Shot Down in Ukraine, 295 on Board Feared Dead (Photos)

KIEV, Ukraine (Thursday: July 17, 2014) – Reported by madn3wz

A Malaysian Airline plane was reportedly shot down over war-torn part of the Ukraine on Thursday leaving the doubts about the fate of 295 on board. Flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

A man stands next to the wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine, near the town of Shaktarsk, on July 17, 2014.(AFP Photo / Dominique Faget)

There are unconfirmed reports that all 295 aboard were killed in the tragedy , however, an official confirmation is yet to be made from Ukraine or Malaysia.

In a tweet, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Tun Razak has made a statement on the downed Flight MH17.


“I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are launching an immediate investigation.

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Report Tags: Malaysian Airliner, Malaysian Airliner Crashed over Ukraine, Malaysian Plane Crash, Malaysian Flight MH17, Malaysian Airliner Shot down in Ukraine

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

World Cup Updates: Team USA Loses to Belgium, But Tim Howard Wins Millions of Hearts

SALVADOR, Brazil (Tuesday, July 01) - Reported by madn3wz

Belgium wins and through to the next round to face Argentina on Saturday (July 5).

World Cup Updates: Team USA Loses to Belgium, But Tim Howard Wins Millions of Hearts


Last match of the Round-16 was played today between the United States and Belgium at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador. Belgium advances to the quarter-finals after beating the United States 2-1 in extra time.

Though Belgium won against the United States; but the soccer fans will never forget the heroics of the U.S. goalkeepper - Tim Howard, who kept on defying the Belgian attack throughout 120 minutes of the match. Howard had 16 saves, the most by any goalkeeper in the last 5 decades.

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Israel holds murdered teenagers' funerals

JERUSALEM, Israel (Tuesday, July 01) - Reported by madn3wz

Funerals of slain Israeli teens were held at on Tuesday afternoon in each of the victims’ hometowns, a day after the bodies of three teenagers were found in the West Bank. Tens of thousands of mourners converged to attend the funeral ceremonies of the teenagers.

Avi and Rachel Fraenkel embrace during the funeral of their son, Naftali, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Nof Ayalon, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Image credit: The Montreal Gazette)


Addressing thousands of mourners, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described their killers as "heinous murderers".

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon was present in the funeral ceremony of 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach in Elad, while Finance Minister Yair Lapid attended the funeral of 16-year-old Gil-ad Shaar in Talmon.

The burial service of 16-year-old Naftali Fraenkel was held in Nof Ayalon and attended by Education Minister Shai Piron. The three teenagers were laid to rest side-by-side at the Modi'in Cemetery, after services were held at the teens' respective hometowns. 

Mourners arrived in large convoys of buses arranged for the ceremony. PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres were among the speakers to eulogize the youths, whose bodies were wrapped in blue and white Israeli flags and laid on stretchers.

The bodies of all three were found on Monday, north of the Palestinian town Halhul, just north of Hebron. They had been missing since June 12. Israel has blamed the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the deaths. Hamas has denied any involvement.

On Monday night, following the discovery of the bodies, an urgent cabinet meeting was called to assess the situation and to decide how to respond. Then Israel launched a massive air strike on the Gaza Strip, hitting 34 targets which the IDF said were terror-related. 

Report tags: Israeli Teens Funeral,  Israel, kidnapped teen, Israeli teens kidnapped, Bodies found of Missing Israeli teens, Hamas, Hebron, Gil-Ad Shaer, naftali fraenkel, eyal yifrah, Slain Israeli Teens Funeral

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Sources:

The Montreal Gazette

Haaretz

BBC News

Monday, June 30, 2014

Breaking News!! Bodies of Three Missing Israeli Teens Found in West Bank

TEL AVIV, Israel (Monday, June 30) - Reported by madn3wz

The bodies of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped earlier this month were found by security forces in a field northwest of Hebron on Monday afternoon.

Missing Israeli Teens Found Dead in West Bank


Israeli military source confirms, on the condition of anonymity, that the bodies found near the village of Halhul are of the three missing teen settlers who were disappeared on June 12 from a close vicinity.

Israel yet to announce the discovery formally. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a special cabinet meeting later Monday night before releasing the news formally.

According to Israel Radio; Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon had announced earlier on Monday evening  that there was some progress in the search operation for Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel (who also holds an American passport) and Eyal Yifrah.

Three missing teens were last seen hitchhiking near Hebron. Their disappearance sparked a massive social media campaign under the hashtag #bringbackourboys.

Palestinian militant group Hamas was accused by Israeli behind the abduction of the teenagers; but Hamas has repeatedly denied the accusation.

Report Tags: Israel, Kidnapped teen, Israeli teens kidnapped, Bodies found of Missing Israeli teens, Hamas, Hebron, Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah

Sources:

Washington Post

Associated Press

BALTIMORE: Police Asked Public's Help in Hunt of Shooting Suspects Who Killed Two, Another in Critical Condition

BALTIMORE, Maryland (Monday, June 30) - Reported by madn3wz

Three people were shot in a shooting rampage near the Edgewood Lyndhurst Recreation Center in Southeast Baltimore on Sunday evening, state police have said. Two of the victims were died while third one is reportedly in critical condition.

Police Asked Public's Help in Hunt of Shooting Suspects Who Killed Two, Another in Critical Condition


The men died in the shooting were identified as Cedric Stancil, 18, and 20-year-old Jamal Campbell. The identity of the third victim was not immediately released by the police.

According to details; police responded to a 911 call around 7:00 p.m. (local time) on Sunday but they only found three men suffering from gunshot wounds. All three were shifted to nearby hospital where Stancil was pronounced dead immediately while Campbell was reported expired around midnight.

Intial investigation and eyewitnesses accounts hinted towards more than one suspect, most probably two. Suspects are still at large and police have requested for the public's help in finding them.

Source:

Fox News

CBS News

Emergency Slide Deployed in United Airline's Flight Forced Emergency Landing

WICHITA, Kansas (Monday, June 30) - Reported by madn3wz

A California-bound United Airline's flight, carrying 101 people including 5 crew members, was diverted to Wichita in Sunday night after an evacuation slide inflated inside the cabin and forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

Emergency Slide Deployed Inside Cabin of United's Flight 1463


According to details; Flight 1463 was on its way from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., but landed in Wichita about 10:30 p.m. after the deployment of plane’s emergency evacuation slide in the rear side of the cabin due to some unknown fault.

The Boeing 737-700 was carrying 96 passengers and five crew members. All passengers were seated at the time the slide deployed and no one injured in the incident, an airline statement read.

“No one was injured and the flight landed safely. We are flying in another aircraft to resume the flight and get our customers to their final destination as quickly as possible," the airline said in a statement.

One of the many eyewitnesses told that when he turned back, after hearing a hiss and pop, he saw the plane's evacuation slide - which would normally go outside the plane during an emergency - inflating inside the cabin.

The airline provided hotel accommodations for the passengers, and a new flight was arranged to transport the passengers on Monday morning.

United Airline's maintenance team will inspect the aircraft to determine why the slide was deployed.

Source:

ABC News

New York Daily

Huffington Post

Sunday, June 29, 2014

No Injuries Reported as Two Ryanair Boeings Collided at Stansted Airport, London

LONDON (Sunday, June 29) - Reported by madn3wz

Authorities are investigating the  cause behind the collision of two Ryanair jets at the London's Stansted Airport, one of the country's busiest airports, early in the morning on Saturday.

Two Ryanair Jets Collided at Stansted Airport, London


According to details; the incident happened at around 6:45 a.m. when a Warsaw-bound Boeing 737-800 collided with a Boeing 737-800 from Frankfurt Hahn. The plane bound for Warsaw was heading to runway to take-off when it struck against the other that had just landed.

The wing tip of one plane and the tail cone of another "made contact", said Ryanair spokes person Robin Kiely.

"This morning at London Stansted the wing tip and tail cone of two Ryanair aircraft made contact while one aircraft was taxiing to stand and the other was commencing pushback from stand," said Kiely in an official statement.

Both planes carried 189 passengers but fortunately no one was injured in the incident, an airport spokesperson confirmed. Eyewitnesses, who was aboard Warsaw-bound flight, tweeted that police helped passengers off the planes.

Passengers of the out bound flight faced delays of up to three hours before they were boarded again on another plane to fly for the destination - Warsaw.

The BBC News reported that Essex Police conducted "routine breath tests" on both pilots following the accident, but foundno evidence of alcohol consumption. 

The 'Air Accident Investigating Board' has been probing into the incident to establish the real cause behind tragedy.


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