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Somalia plane bomber was meant to be on Turkish flight: airline executive

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo’s chief executive said on Monday.<p>An aircraft belonging to Daallo Airlines …

Extremism

India Blocks Facebook’s Free Basics, Other Zero-Rated Mobile Services Over Net Neutrality

Facebook’s Free Basics — the company’s zero-rated mobile service — has been under fire in India over net neutrality violations for months, and now the country’s regulator has weighed in hard on the issue: FreeBasics and services like it have been banned, according to an announcement from …

Net Neutrality

Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritize tweets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending U.S. item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets.<p>A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture …

Social Media

Zika prompts urgent debate about abortion in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO — Across Latin America, calls to loosen some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world in the face of the Zika virus outbreak are gaining momentum but encountering strong and entrenched opposition.<p>In El Salvador, where abortions are banned under any circumstance, the health …

Brazil

Indian cabin crew grounded after Bollywood concert in mid-air

Bollywood star's songs over the plane tannoy deemed a "violation of safety procedures"<p>Five Jet Airways crew members have been suspended for a "violation of safety procedures" by allowing a Bollywood singer to use the in-flight announcement system for an impromptu gig.<p>Video that showed Indian …

Jet Airways

Syria troops make more gains in Aleppo, near Turkish border

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army troops recaptured a new village north of Aleppo Monday, bringing troops and allied militiamen to within a few kilometers of the Turkish border as part of a major Russian-backed offensive in the area, the Syrian government and opposition activists said.<p>State-run news agency …

Middle East

Two survivors rescued from rubble of Taiwan quake after 50 hours

Rescuers still searching wreckage of 17-storey building that collapsed on Saturday<p>An eight-year-old girl and her aunt were pulled alive from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned …

Natural Disasters