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Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Discovery of AirAsia Flight QZ8501's tail could lead to black boxes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Searchers have found the tail section of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in the murky depths of the Java Sea, raising hopes that the plane's black boxes and the precious information they hold might soon be recovered.<p>The tail section, marked with part of the airline's logo, was detected by sonar early …

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Storm brings halt to AirAsia search operation

Gales and large waves suspend recovery effort Sonar image from sea bed believed to be plane body Seven bodies and debris recovered from Java Sea Life jacket find may hold key to moments before crash<p>Gale-force winds and high waves have forced search teams to suspend their work recovering the bodies …

Missing plane likely at 'the bottom of the sea,' Indonesian rescue official says

Indonesia's top rescue official says authorities believe the missing AirAsia jet is likely at the bottom of the sea, based on radar data from the plane's last contact.<p>"(Because) the coordinate that was given to us and the evolution from the calculation point of the flight track is at sea, our early …

Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami killed 230,000

A packed train in Sri Lanka that was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.<p>Vivid and terrifying memories such as these were …

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