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2015 was the safest year in aviation history

With two high-profile disasters resulting in the deaths of 374 people, one could be forgiven for thinking that 2015 was among the deadliest years in the history of aviation.<p>Far from it. The crashes of a Germanwings A320 in March, deliberately caused by the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, and a Metrojet …

Muslim nations form coalition to fight terror, call Islamic extremism 'disease'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calling Islamic extremism a disease, Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a coalition of 34 largely Muslim nations to fight terrorism.<p>Opinion: Should we call it 'radical Islam'?<p>"This announcement comes from the Islamic world's vigilance in fighting this disease so it can be a …

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VW Scandal: Engineer's Testing 'Opened a Can of Worms' for Automaker

Autos<p>Daniel Carder, an unassuming 45-year-old engineer with gray hair and blue jeans, appears an unlikely type to take down one of the world's most powerful companies.<p>But he and his small research team at West Virginia University may have done exactly that, with a $50,000 study which produced early …

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The 9 most notable pope quotes

Pope Francis made history Thursday morning as the first pontiff to address a joint session of Congress, sharing his papal words of wisdom with an audience that also included four Supreme Court justices and several presidential candidates.<p>For nearly an hour, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church …

U.S. Citizens' Travel to Cuba Is Easier, But Tourism Is Still Technically Illegal

Even as the U.S. moved on Friday to ease travel and other restrictions to Cuba, Americans will still not be allowed to go to the Communist nation for …

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Done deal for Iran nuke pact, but debate still in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a done deal, yet opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement won't go quietly.<p>The 60-day congressional review period has expired, …

Poll: Clinton picking up steam against Sanders

In a reversal of a recent slump, Hillary Clinton rose among Democratic voters in a new CNN/ORC national poll out Monday morning, widening the gap between herself and Bernie Sanders. And if Vice President Joe Biden decides against running for the presidency, her advantage could rise even …

Carson will not apologize for Muslim remark

Ben Carson will not take back his comment in a recent interview that a Muslim should not be president, the Republican presidential candidate's business manager said Monday morning. And Carson has nothing to clarify, he added.<p>In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" that aired Sunday, Carson told …

Repositioning Amsterdam as 'Holland City' to Attract More Conventions

The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions (NBTC) is announcing publicly today a new meetings and conventions industry website that redefines how …

5 features that travellers will love on the new iOS 9

Apple recently started rolled out the much awaited iOS 9 update to its devices and social media is already flooded with posts of fan-boys expressing …

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Hundreds of iPhone apps infected in first major attack on App Store

Developers tricked into using XcodeGhost software that infiltrates legitimate apps in an attempt to steal data<p>Apple has taken down several apps after hundreds were found to have been compromised by a major attack on the App Store.<p>In the first significant security issue to affect the …

Pentagon Confirms Russia Build Up in Syria

U.S. news<p>The Pentagon acknowledged Monday that Russia has been building up a military base in Syria.<p>Pentagon spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis said that the U.S. has seen a "continued steady flow" of equipment and people for the past week and a half.<p>Davis would not say how many people or give …

Go to the dark side of debt with this $28,500 'Star Wars' watch

Just when you think it's impossible to spend more money on your favorite gear thanks to Force Friday, watchmaker Devon comes along and offers a pricey timepiece that you'd have to mortgage the Death Star to pay off.<p>For 500 lucky fans who have $28,500 (about £18,473, AU$40,183) burning a hole in …

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American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii

This goes without saying, but planes aren't like socks. You can't mix and match them. Each is uniquely identified and has a precise schedule with the airlines. That's why it's pretty shocking to hear that American Airlines used the wrong plane on August 31st to fly over a hundred passengers from LA …

4 Questions About Privatizing U.S. Air Traffic Control

The early air traffic control network in the U.S. was a patchwork with no central authority, a situation that lasted until a spate of midair …

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Passengers in robotic cars may be prone to motion sickness

Hitching a ride in a robotic car may cause motion sickness, according to a study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.<p>That's because the very thing self-driving cars free people to do – text, read, watch videos and work – are the activities that make some individuals …

Are you nicer than a child?

It’s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.<p>Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The actors …

Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say

Mental health experts say that it was aggression — not just depression — that would have driven 27-year-old<p>Andreas Lubitzto deliberately crash a Germanwings airliner into a mountainside, the copilot breathing evenly as passengers screamed and the plane's frantic captain pounded helplessly on the …