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Australia mulls baby seats for air travel

Australia's aviation safety watchdog on Friday said the airline industry could do more to protect children in the air, suggesting the use of child seats similar to those in cars.

Australia mulls baby seats for air travel
MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa
MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday denounced the "unprecedented" violence in the Central African Republic, urging all sides to respect civilian safety and calling for urgent international aid.

MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa
Outrage in India as temple stampede toll rises to 109
Outrage in India as temple stampede toll rises to 109

The death toll from a stampede among Hindu pilgrims in India rose to 109 Monday as outrage mounted over safety at the festival which was also the scene of a similar tragedy seven years ago.

Outrage in India as temple stampede toll rises to 109
Boeing stocks dive after 787 fire at Heathrow
Boeing stocks dive after 787 fire at Heathrow

Boeing stocks plunged nearly 5 percent on Friday after a fire and a "technical issue" on separate 787 Dreamliners in Britain stoked fresh safety concerns about the new high-tech jetliner.

Boeing stocks dive after 787 fire at Heathrow
China premier vows baby formula safety checks
China premier vows baby formula safety checks

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for strict monitoring of milk powder production, vowing to crack down on safety violators in a bid to regain public trust after a series of food safety scares in recent years.

China premier vows baby formula safety checks
Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil
Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil

China's commercial hub Shanghai plans to turn recycled cooking oil, some of it seized by authorities, into an environmental asset by converting it into fuel for vehicles.

Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil
Boeing 787 battery meltdown cause still unclear: NTSB
Boeing 787 battery meltdown cause still unclear: NTSB

US safety officials investigating burned batteries on two Boeing 787s said Tuesday they are not certain what caused the incidents, even as aviation regulators approve Boeing's fix for the problem.

Boeing 787 battery meltdown cause still unclear: NTSB
US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s
US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s

The US Federal Aviation Agency plans to inspect more than a thousand Boeing 737 airplanes to check for corrosion on certain pins that could compromise safety.

US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s
Toyota pays $16 million to settle US acceleration suit
Toyota pays $16 million to settle US acceleration suit

Toyota has agreed to a $16 million deal with a southern Californian county over charges the Japanese auto giant hid safety issues linked to unintended acceleration of cars.

Toyota pays $16 million to settle US acceleration suit
Dreamliner 'absolutely' safe: Boeing executive
Dreamliner 'absolutely' safe: Boeing executive

The grounded Dreamliner is "absolutely" safe and will be back in the air within weeks, planemaker Boeing said in Japan on Friday, as it sought to reassure airlines and passengers about its aircraft.

Dreamliner 'absolutely' safe: Boeing executive
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US suggests Keystone pipeline won't harm environment

The US State Department suggested Friday that a $5.3 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.

US suggests Keystone pipeline won't harm environment
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Boeing seeks temporary fix for suspect batteries: report

US aerospace giant Boeing is considering an interim plan to protect its 787 Dreamliner if its batteries overheat or catch fire.

Boeing seeks temporary fix for suspect batteries: report
US safety board finds clue to Boeing fire, faults FAA
US safety board finds clue to Boeing fire, faults FAA

The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday criticized the government's certification process for the Boeing 787 and said it had pinpointed how a battery fire occurred on one of the planes.

US safety board finds clue to Boeing fire, faults FAA
Boeing suspends 787 deliveries
Boeing suspends 787 deliveries

The American aerospace giant Boeing halted deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner on Friday but said it would continue to build the aircraft while safety experts examine its battery and electrical systems.

Boeing suspends 787 deliveries
Police clash with Delhi gang-rape protesters
Police clash with Delhi gang-rape protesters

Indian police on Saturday baton-charged, tear-gassed and fired water cannon at demonstrators who were demanding better safety for women following the brutal gang-rape of a student last weekend.

Police clash with Delhi gang-rape protesters
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Outrage as Antarctic ocean sanctuary talks end in failure

Conservation groups expressed outrage Friday after resistance led by China and Russia stymied efforts to carve out new marine sanctuaries and protect thousands of species across Antarctica.

Outrage as Antarctic ocean sanctuary talks end in failure
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Singapore may bin phone books over privacy fears

Singapore is considering stopping the publication of free telephone directories listing residential and office numbers as privacy concerns mount.

Singapore may bin phone books over privacy fears
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Leonardo DiCaprio urges Antarctic ocean sanctuary

Leonardo DiCaprio urged a high-level Antarctic conservation meeting in Australia Tuesday to approve a sweeping Southern Ocean marine sanctuary to protect thousands of polar species.

Leonardo DiCaprio urges Antarctic ocean sanctuary
Muslims trapped in ghetto of fear in Myanmar city
Muslims trapped in ghetto of fear in Myanmar city

Barbed wire and armed troops guard the Muslim quarter of a violence-wracked city in western Myanmar, a virtual prison for the families that have inhabited its narrow streets for generations.

Muslims trapped in ghetto of fear in Myanmar city
US faces 'utter defeat' in Afghanistan: Taliban
US faces 'utter defeat' in Afghanistan: Taliban

US forces face "utter defeat" in Afghanistan and Americans are unsafe wherever they go in the world, the Taliban said ahead of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

US faces 'utter defeat' in Afghanistan: Taliban