Summary NEW DELHI: After using its cash to help new promoter raise stake in the company, Cairn India has loaned out $1.25 billion to Vedanta Group, leading to its stock dropping by the most in five years. Cairn, which has already disbursed $800 million out of the total loan of $1.25 billion, made the loan disclosure after analysts raised doubts on utilisation of cash reserves.
Summary MAGONG, Taiwan: Rescuers said Thursday they had recovered black boxes from the Taiwanese aircraft which crashed in torrential rain killing 48 people, as angry relatives blamed authorities for the worst air disaster in a decade. Flight GE222 was trying to land for the second time after aborting the first attempt during thunder and heavy rain as Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan. Investigators are looking into the cause of the crash, including why the plane was cleared to fly in bad weather.
Summary A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 52 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice sources said, as politicians faced pressure to form a power-sharing government that can tackle a Sunni insurgency. Iraq's parliament, which had been due to elect the country's president on Wednesday, postponed the vote by a day. Under Iraq's governing system, in place since the post-Saddam Hussein constitution was adopted in 2005, the prime minister is a member of the Shi'ite majority, the speaker a Sunni and the largely ceremonial president a Kurd.
Summary London (CNN) -- An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday. The plane belongs to a private Spanish company, Swiftair, but it appears to have been operated by Air Algerie. "We have lost contact with the plane," Swiftair said.
Summary Portia de Rossi is set to appear in the upcoming fourth season of 'Scandal' after landing a role in the ABC hit series. She tweeted: "So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on "Scandal". Oops. (sic)." Portia will appear in a multi-episode arc in the upcoming fourth season, which will hit screens on September 25, according to E! News.
Summary Ceri Chamberlain with her son Haypham, 4, (Picture: SWNS). 'A lot of people had seen what had happened and came with buckets of cold water and then we put him in a rock pool. 'We called the RNLI lifeguards and they put his foot in ice and water.'
Summary PLAINFIELD, Ind. -- Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. "I would put it along the lines of a 17-year-old behind the wheel," said Carol E. Giles, a private aviation consultant and former Federal Aviation Administration official who noted that younger pilots have less experience coping with emergencies. An inspector for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in American Samoa will be looking into the cause of the accident.
Summary A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. -- Pro-Russian separatists claimed credit for shooting down two Ukrainian fighter jets amid intense fighting near Donetsk. That's 700 gross ratings points versus just 165 per market. The Buried Lede: The nuggets that deserve the spotlight. -- Alabama has shelled out $75,000 for the right to include the phrase "Sweet Home Alabama" on signs welcoming visitors at the state line.
Summary Pics It's not every day that El Reg gets invited to Google UK's London HQ, so we thought we'd take a few snaps to remember the occasion. Before we could find out more, a cheeky Lego Android began trying to usher us to the roof terrace but as we were a long way up we were in no hurry, all the time expecting a Boston Dynamics Big Dog to turn up with the doughnuts. UK Computing History according to Google: from Babbage to Ferranti and Marconi...
Summary Bob Hamilton, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Okla. "That's the playbook," Weigel says. "Play up the fears of opposing locals, do everything you can to grind the process to a halt, and scare off investors in hopes that the project will stall and leave." "The site is the problem," says Everett Waller. "It's not the alternate energy or the wind energy, anything of the fact.
Summary Israel had been lobbying Washington to reverse the decision. FAA bans flights to Israel for 24 hours. In a statement released late Wednesday evening, the FAA said it "worked with its U.S. Government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and measures the government of Israel is taking to mitigate potential risks to civil aviation."
Summary This latest act of terror against dEmOcRaCy can not and will not go unpunished. The Russians are supporting the pro-Russian rebels by providing them with weapons and training. The US and it's allies are preparing to impose sanctions on Russia and let Russia know that this act of terror against dEmOcRaCy will not go unpunished.
Summary A missing Air Algerie plane that lost contact en route from Burkina Faso is an Airbus A320 carrying 110 passengers to Algiers, an Algerian official said today. The Air Algerie aircraft was en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso . The flight path of Flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou, the capital of the west African nation of Burkina Faso, to Algiers was not immediately clear.
Summary German flight engineer Alexander Gerst captured the scene from 220 miles above the Earth as rockets and explosions lit up the night sky with wispy yellow light. A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel reassured the Jewish community they are safe and said the government "will continue to campaign for the security of Jewish citizens". Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, the Israeli ambassador to Germany, said: "They pursue the Jews in the streets of Berlin ... as if we were in 1938."