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Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash

Ethiopian Airlines: 'Clear similarities' with Indonesia crash

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Flight data from the Ethiopian Airlines disaster a week ago suggest "clear similarities" with a crash off Indonesia last October, Ethiopia's transport minister has said.Both planes were Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.Last Sunday the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges told journalists that a preliminary report would be released within 30 days."Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which would be the subject of further study during the investigation," Ms Dagmawit told journalists on Sunday.In both cases flight tracking data showed the aircraft's altitude had fluctuated sharply, as the planes seemed to ex...
Qatar accuses neighbours of 'clear aggression'

Qatar accuses neighbours of 'clear aggression'

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Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt of "clear aggression" against the Gulf state.It comes as ministers from the latter four nations said Qatar's undisclosed response to their 13 demands was "not serious".Those demands were in exchange for ending the sanctions they imposed on the gas-rich country a month ago, accusing it of backing terrorism in the region.They also cut diplomatic and transport links with the country.The 13 demands included wanting Qatar to curtail its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, shut down the al Jazeera TV channel, close a Turkish military base and downgrade its ties with regional rival Iran.At a news conference in Cairo, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shukri said Qatar's response was "generally negative" and did not "lay the...