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MH370 an accident, airline proceeds with compensation

Malaysia declare disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an "accident", and all 239 on board presumed dead.

Seven dead in blast at Mexican children's hospital

An apparent gas explosion has destroyed part of a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more.

Britain scrambles fighter jet to intercept Russian bombers

Britain issues a "please explain" to Russia after two long-range bombers forced authorities to divert civil aircraft as it scrambled fighter jets to intercept.

Islamic State hostages' deadline passes

Deadline passes as Jordanian authorities seek proof that a captive air force pilot was alive before releasing a female militant as part of a proposed prisoner swap.

US politician's eight-day Australia trip costs $68,000

An Australian defence industry association helps a US politician rack up the biggest travel bill for a US congressman in 2014.

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