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Articles About Disasters

File photo of Malaysia Airlines aircrafts taxiing on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur
Twin Malaysia Airlines MH370, MH17 Aviation Disasters Create Phobia Among Travellers

By IBTimes AU

Four incidents that rocked the global aviation industry in just a span of four months have created the inevitable phobia among air travellers. While Superman did say that air travel is still the safest mode of transportation, the fate of the four airlines doesn't seem to jive to this testament. (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION, TWITTER

Haiti, a Destination Only for the Brave Ones

By IBTimes AU

Haiti is swiftly becoming the favourite destination among the brave and more adventurous type of travelers. (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

9 Tips For Surviving a Plane Crash

By IBTimes AU

reports of tragic aeroplane disasters have been all over the news lately, from the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine to the crash of Air Algerie flight 5017 in northern Mali. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, UKRAINE, MALI

5 Reasons Why it’s Still Safe to Fly

By IBTimes AU

News headlines have been filled with stories of tragic airline disasters these past few weeks, from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that killed 298 people to the crash of a passenger plane in Taiwan, killing at least 48 people, and the c... (Jul 25)

Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report –Midday July 25, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is falling for the first time in eight trading days, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.3 per cent. The falls are still only modest due to a lack of major drivers overnight. Shares in the U.S. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, IMF, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES, AUSTRALIA

Some MH17 Facebook Tribute Accounts are Fake! Goes to Gambling Ads and Porn Sites Instead
Some MH17 Facebook Tribute Accounts are Fake! Goes to Gambling Ads and Porn Sites Instead

By IBTimes AU

Some people have chosen to take advantage of the situation by setting up several Facebook tribute accounts for the passengers of flight MH17. However, it was discovered that some MH17 Facebook tribute accounts are fake! Instead of honoring the memory... (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE

American flags flap in the wind at the Cannon Ball Flag Day celebration at the Cannon Ball Powwow Grounds on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota
Technology Trends 2014, Americans Pleased Or Not

By IBTimes AU

A national survey was conducted by Pew Research Center and Smithsonian magazine regarding how America would react on technological developments. This includes robots, drones and AIs. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago
Lack of Sleep May Hurt Memory

By IBTimes AU

According to the researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of California (UC), Irvine a lack of sleep which is already widespread among the people and affecting their health, has another negative aspect to it, leading to errors in memory. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, MICHIGAN

Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL
5 Australian TV Shows to Watch in 2014

By IBTimes AU Special

Here is a list of Aussie TV shows we should watch out for. (Jul 19)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, AUSTRALIA

People stand near part of the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777
Last Nail on MH: Analyst Says Malaysian Airlines Has Weak Chances of Getting Out of Financial Rut as Tragedy Strikes 2nd Time in 4 Months

By IBTimes AU

Even before Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared mysteriously on March 8, 2014, the embattled air carrier was already struggling financially. The incident worsened the airline's financial standing as passengers, scared by what happened, can... (Jul 18)

MORE TOPICS: DOW JONES, FTSE, INVESTMENT