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Lion Air: Why did a brand-new Boeing jet crash 13 minutes after takeoff?

(CNN)The plane behind Lion Air’s crash off Indonesia was one of Boeing’s newest and most advanced jets. It was just two months old and with 800 hours under its belt, so experts are baffled as to what exactly caused the 737 MAX 8 to crash. “This shows an unusually unstable vertical flight profile,” he added. […]

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Lion Air crash: Divers find main fuselage, hear signal from missing ‘black box,’ officials say

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Divers searching for the wreckage of Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610 have found the main fuselage and claim they can now hear a signal from the aircraft’s missing cockpit voice recorder, the head of Indonesia’s Search and Rescue Agency said Saturday. “Although the sound is quite weak, it came from the spot not […]

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Hong Kong refuses to renew British journalist’s visa, raising fears for press freedom

Hong Kong (CNN)Hong Kong has refused to renew the visa of a British journalist, an “unprecedented” move against foreign media in the city amid concerns that Beijing is seeking to exert more influence over semi-autonomous territory.

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‘Chilling message’: Hong Kong refuses to explain FT journalist visa denial

Hong Kong (CNN)The unprecedented denial of a visa to a Financial Times journalist “sends a chilling message to everyone in Hong Kong,” the paper said Sunday, as press groups and politicians in the city continued to denounce the move.

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Philippines: Dozens killed by typhoon as rescuers rush to aid of victims in north

Buguey, Cagayan province, the Philippines (CNN)Rescue efforts ramped up in the Philippines on Sunday to aid a quarter of a million people caught in the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, as authorities said dozens had been killed in the strongest storm of the year. More than 250,000 people were affected by the storm across the country, […]

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Myanmar’s LGBT community find freedom at spirit festival

Taung Byone, Myanmar (CNN)Gyrating dancers passed through the crowds, bowing to men in silk dresses with orchids in their hair, as the normally sleepy village of Taung Byone marked the start of the annual Spirit Festival with a flamboyant opening ceremony. “People might have different difficulties, such as physiological needs, like food, clothes and shelter, […]

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20+ Photos From My Neon Hunting In Cyberpunk Cities Of Asia

Having always dreamt of a trip wherein I could visit some of the most notorious Cyberpunk places in Asia, in just 10 days, I came up with a plan to travel from Tokyo to Hong Kong, and then to Macau. #9 reply #10 reply #13 reply #14 reply View More Replies… #15 reply #16 reply […]

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The Daily Shows Ronny Chieng Wants to Destroy Asian Stereotypes in Comedy

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CaliforniaRonny Chiengs entire career has been leading up to this moment. On Monday, the stand-up comedians new series, Ronny Chieng: International Student, premieres as Comedy Centrals first-ever streaming-only series. Two days later, Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters. During a recent week-long break from his regular gig as correspondent on The Daily Show […]

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Rescuers up against ‘water and time’ to save remaining teammates trapped in Thai cave

Tham Luang caves, Thailand (CNN)The operation to rescue the remaining boys and their coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand was expected to resume Monday morning, but heavy rain threatened to further complicate the mission. “We have two obstacles: water and time,” said Chiang Rai Gov. Narongsak Osotthanakorn earlier Sunday, as rain began to […]

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Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys and soccer coach freed

Tham Luang caves, Thailand (CNN)The last remaining member of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand, bringing an end to a near three-week ordeal that prompted an international rescue effort that captivated audiences around the world. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES All of the boys and […]

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