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French woman sues Boeing seeking at least $276m over Ethiopian crash

A French woman whose husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker seeking at least $276 million in damages, her lawyer said on Tuesday.The...

Boeing says 737 MAX jets simulator software has been corrected

Boeing Co has made corrections to simulator software that mimics the flying experience of its 737 MAX jets, which were involved in two fatal crashes, and the company has provided additional information to device operators, a spokesman said on...

Benin tour guides mourn colleague, express fears for missing French tourists

Benin is reeling over the death of Fiacre Gbédji, a tour guide whose body was discovered Saturday. Gbédji went missing May 1 with two French tourists kidnapped in Pendjari National Park, some 550 km north of Cotonou. The tourists...

Tanzania considers cable car for Mt. Kilimanjaro

Tanzania plans to introduce a cable car to take people to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in a move aimed at boosting the number of tourists who visit Africa's tallest mountain.The authorities are already in talks with a Chinese...

Eight suspects in custody in Uganda over US tourist’s kidnap

Uganda has arrested eight local people suspected of involvement in the kidnap of an American tourist and her guide last week, the government said on Wednesday. Kimberley Sue Endecott, 35, and local guide Jean Paul Mirenge-Remezo were ambushed and seized...

Uganda makes arrests in kidnap of US tourist and her guide

Uganda said Tuesday some suspects had been arrested in connection with last week’s kidnap of an American tourist and her tour guide in a national park while a minister told a local TV that a ransom had been paid...

Kidnapped US tourist and guide freed in Uganda after ransom

An American woman and her safari guide who were kidnapped in a Ugandan wilderness park and held five days by armed captors were returned unharmed on Sunday after a ransom was paid for their release, authorities said.Kim...

Excess speed, hasty commands, flawed software doomed the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX

A key sensor had been wrecked, possibly by a bird strike. As soon as they retracted the landing gear, flaps and slats, it began to feed faulty data into the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), designed to prevent stalls. Flying...

Ethiopian Airline crew followed all procedures: Official crash report

Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed proper procedures when their Boeing MAX 8 airplane repeatedly nosedived before a March 10 crash that killed 157 people, Ethiopia’s minister of transport said on Thursday as she delivered the first official report on the...

Boeing system triggered repeatedly in Ethiopian crash

Boeing anti-stall software repeatedly forced down the nose of a doomed Ethiopian jet after pilots had turned it off, sources said, as investigators scrutinize the role played by technology and crew in the fatal March 10 crash. A preliminary Ethiopian...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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