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Swine fever: New Indonesian festival celebrates pigs

Nov. 8, 2019 10:12 PM EST

LAKE TOBA, Indonesia (AP) — Christian residents in Muslim-majority Indonesia's remote Lake Toba region have launched a new festival celebrating pigs that they say is a response to efforts to promote halal tourism in the area. The festival features competitions in barbecuing, pig calling and pig catching as...

Cambodian rival stopped from going home to challenge Hun Sen

Nov. 7, 2019 7:52 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country's longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan. He and fellow leaders of the banned...

Thailand set to hinder Cambodian opposition's return plans

Nov. 6, 2019 10:10 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Plans by self-exiled leaders of Cambodia's banned opposition party to return to their homeland hit a major roadblock Wednesday when Thailand's prime minister said their top leader would not be allowed in to make his way through the country to the Cambodian border. Leaders of the Cambodia...

Foreign member of medic team killed in Syria's northeast

Nov. 3, 2019 7:58 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Shelling by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed a Burmese medic and wounded another Iraqi member of the humanitarian team on Sunday in northeastern Syria where fighting between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed gunmen continued, the humanitarian group said. David Eubank, a former member...

Boeing employee raised concern about design of Max system

Oct. 30, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

Two days of congressional hearings have produced internal Boeing documents showing that company employees raised concerns about the design of a key flight-control system and the hectic pace of airplane production long before two 737 Max jets crashed. Angry lawmakers bombarded the hearings' star witness, Boeing...

Senators grill Boeing CEO over plane involved in 2 crashes

Oct. 29, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faced withering questions from senators Tuesday about two crashes of 737 Max jets and whether the company concealed information about a critical flight system. "We have made mistakes, and we got some things wrong," Muilenburg conceded. Some members of the Senate Commerce Committee cut...

Lion Air vows to follow recommendations in crash report

Oct. 29, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The CEO of the Lion Air, whose Boeing 737 Max 8 jet crashed a year ago off the coast of Indonesia killing 189 people, vowed Tuesday to follow recommendations from a probe into the disaster. Improving safety is a "never ending job," Edward Sirait, Lion Air's CEO, said as he...

CEO will tell Congress that Boeing made mistakes on Max jet

Oct. 28, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

On the anniversary of the first of two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets, the CEO will tell Congress that the aircraft company knows it made mistakes and is throwing everything into fixing the plane. "We have learned and are still learning from these accidents," Dennis Muilenburg said, according to...

Lion Air crash report points to Boeing, pilots, maintenance

Oct. 25, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators found plenty of blame to go around for a Boeing 737 Max crash that killed 189 people a year ago. They faulted design decisions by Boeing that made the plane vulnerable to failure of a single sensor. They criticized U.S. safety regulators who certified the...

The Latest: Lion Air report says various issues led to crash

Oct. 25, 2019 4:53 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the final report by Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee on the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air flight that killed 189 people. (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Boeing has issued a statement vowing to prevent the kind of crashes that killed more than 300...