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  • 7 aboard NJ-bound plane die in fiery crash in Massachusetts: Officials June 1, 2014

    Bedford: All seven people aboard a private plane that crashed in a Massachusetts air field and erupted into a fireball have been killed, authorities said. "There were no survivors," said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates Hanscom Field in Bedford, where the Gulfstream IV crashed as...
  • Flood warnings in place after record rains soak eastern US May 2, 2014

    Washington: Flood warnings were posted across the eastern United States on Thursday after a powerful storm system unleashed record amounts of rain from New England to Florida. The remnants of the storm that dumped up to 11 inches of rain in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday had moved into the Atlantic...
  • Virgin Atlantic using Google Glass for faster check-ins, to improve customer experience April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ever heard of an airline staff receiving and checking in a passenger at the counter using cutting-edge technology like Google Glass or a smartwatch? Yes, this is now a reality. The facility is being tested by British carrier Virgin Atlantic and global transport communications and IT firm SITA...
  • Is your name Simran? Virgin Atlantic to offer discounted tickets to people with 12 most famous Bollywood names March 21, 2014

    Do you share your name with some of the most famous film characters which have been brought to life by Bollywood actors and actresses? If so, you can get a discount on air tickets. With a view to paying homage to iconic Indian cinema, Virgin Atlantic airline has decided to offer...
  • Winter storm blasts US mid-Atlantic days before spring March 18, 2014

    New York: A late winter storm landed a final punch on the US mid-Atlantic states on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places, shutting schools and federal offices and cancelling flights. Traditional green worn on St. Patrick's Day was hidden under the winter coats of children enjoying...
  • Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean December 4, 2013

    Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket. A video of Okene's rescue in May that was posted on the Internet...
  • Quake of 6.6 magnitude strikes South Atlantic November 25, 2013

    A quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the South Atlantic southeast of Britain's Falkland Islands on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. The USGS put the epicenter of the quake 200 miles southeast of Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, which have long been claimed by Argentina. The quake occurred...
  • Florida family finds $300,000 worth of gold from historic wreckage in Atlantic Ocean September 4, 2013

    A Florida family who spends their time together hunting for treasure struck it rich over the weekend, hauling up an estimated $300,000 worth of gold from an historic wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean. "What's really neat about them is they are a family, they spend family time together out there and...
  • European continent and America may collide: study June 19, 2013

    Melbourne: Geological forces are slowly tugging Europe toward the Americas, with both continents estimated to merge about 220 million years from now, a new study claims. A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close...
  • Snapshot: Why is business magnate Richard Branson dressed as a woman? May 12, 2013

    Virgin goup's founder Richard Branson sporting shaved his legs and wore AirAsia airline's stewardess' uniform to hounor a bet he had lost in 2010. The business magnate was seen serving orange juice on an AirAsia flight from Perth to Malaysia in red mini skirt and heels as he had lost...
  • 101st anniversary of Titanic sinking April 15, 2013

    The infamous sinking of the once 'unsinkable' ship, Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic, completes 101 years on Monday. On April 15, 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean at 11.40 pm. Less than three hours later, the entire ship had sunk. More than 1500 people lost their lives...
  • How airlines are shaping up for high-fliers March 14, 2013

    High-fliers are picky. Bone china in business class travel is so last decade. And large carriers are working very hard to woo the first and business class traveller into ever newer, even more exclusive experiences. Millions of dollars are being spent in the effort to lure the big spenders away...
  • US: Storm strikes Mid-Atlantic; 250000 without power March 7, 2013

    Washington: A winter storm marched into the Mid-Atlantic region on Wednesday, dumping nearly two feet of snow in some places and knocking out power to about 250,000 homes and businesses. It largely spared the nation's capital, which was expecting much worse and had all but shut down. Washington officials didn't want...
  • US: Deadly snowstorm heads for Washington March 6, 2013

    Chicago: Washington was due to be hit by heavy, wet snow on Wednesday as a fierce snowstorm headed east after blanketing the Midwestern United States, snarling traffic and causing hundreds of flight cancellations. The storm was expected to move eastward over the Ohio Valley and then the central Appalachians and...
  • Iceland on the wing September 11, 2012

    The T-shirt sums it up: Don't F**k with Iceland – We may not have cash but we've got ash! Cash refers to the fallout from an explosion: The effects of the global financial crisis on Iceland. Traditionally based on geothermal energy, fishing and agriculture, Iceland tried to reinvent its economy through...
  • Air France crash: Faulty data misled pilot July 5, 2012

    Le Bourget (France): French air accident investigators say a combination of mistakes by inadequately trained pilots and faulty equipment caused an Air France jet to plunge into the Atlantic in 2009, killing all 228 people aboard. The BEA air accident investigation agency is recommending better training for pilots and stricter plane...
  • In-flight mobile service for Delhi-London route June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Come July and you will be able to use your mobile to chat with your family or business partners at 35,000 ft when your aircraft cruises from Delhi to London. This facility would be available on premier British carrier Virgin Atlantic's brand new Airbus A-330 when it...
  • Virgin Atlantic rolls out in-flight mobile phone service May 16, 2012

    New York: Some passengers on Virgin Atlantic flights can now call home from the air. The airline announced on Tuesday it is providing travelers with a new cellphone service to make and receive phone calls from 35,000 feet in the air. The service will allow passengers to send and receive text messages,...
  • India cut Agni-V range under NATO pressure: China April 23, 2012

    Beijing: Continuing its tirade against the successful launch of Agni-V, Chinese state media accused India of buckling under the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) pressure to cut down the missile's range from 9,000 kilometres to 5,000 kilometres. The state-run Global Times which derided the missile even before it was launched saying...
  • Titanic's remains to come under UNESCO protection April 6, 2012

    United Nations: The wreckage of the Titanic, which has remained at the bottom of the North Atlantic for 100 years, will now come under the protection of the United Nations' cultural body that seeks to safeguard wrecks, decorated caves and other cultural relics underwater. Till now, remains of the Titanic...
  • Up to 2,600 barrels of oil leaked: Brazil November 19, 2011

    Rio De Janeiro: More than 2,600 barrels of oil may have spilled into the Atlantic ocean because of a leak at an offshore Chevron drilling site, Brazil's environmental protection agency said on Friday. Officials think 200 to 330 barrels of oil leaked each day from November 8 through Tuesday, the Ibama...
  • Record holder swim sisters but no sponsors! October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Amidst the doom and gloom there are many Indians who are living examples of courage and decency and who believe in doing constructive work for a better future. South Atlantic Ocean's temperature 9.4 degree celsius- icy, shark infested waters and only the toughest can attempt to take up...
  • Huge silver haul found on wrecked ship from India September 26, 2011

    London: In one of the largest shipwreck hauls, nearly 150 million pounds worth of silver has been found on a British ship that traveling from India but was sunk by a German U-boat in the Atlantic in 1941. The wreck of SS Gairsoppa has been found to contain 200 tonnes of...
  • Author ejected from plane for bad language June 15, 2011

    New York: A New York children's author who used a curse word in exasperation during a plane delay at a US airport was ejected from the aircraft for disruptive behavior. Robert Sayegh, 37, said Atlantic Southeast Airlines overreacted to his salty language when it summoned police aboard to escort him off...
  • Gadhafi strikes Libya rebels, NATO pounds Tripoli June 9, 2011

    Tripoli, Libya: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, increasingly cornered under a stunning upturn in NATO airstrikes, lashed back with renewed shelling of the western city of Misrata on Wednesday, killing 10 rebel fighters. The international alliance said it remained determined to keep pounding Gadhafi forces from the air, but would play no...
  • Napoleon used captivity years to learn English June 6, 2011

    Paris: Greying, inkstained notebook fragments showing Napoleon Bonaparte's efforts two centuries ago to grasp the English language go on auction in Paris at the weekend, alongside some 350 other Napoleonic artefacts. Defeated by the British at Waterloo and held on the remote Atlantic island of Saint Helena until his death in...
  • Voice recorder for 2009 Air France crash found May 3, 2011

    Paris: French investigators on Tuesday recovered the cockpit voice recorder from an Air France flight that plunged into the Atlantic Ocean almost two years ago, killing all 228 people on board. The machine that records cockpit conversations was located on Monday and raised from the ocean depths on Tuesday, according to...
  • Sailor, 85, crosses Atlantic on raft with pals April 7, 2011

    Philipsburg: An 85-year-old British sailor who dreamed of crossing the Atlantic on a raft as a young boy completed the journey with three friends Wednesday. The crossing to this Caribbean island, led by Anthony Smith of London, took about two months and was generally smooth except for damage to two rudders...
  • Air France wreckage found; no black boxes April 5, 2011

    Paris: Specialists could start pulling up bodies and wreckage from an Air France plane found on the Atlantic Ocean floor within a month, after the stunning deep-water discovery raised new hope of determining the cause of the 2009 crash. Investigators said on Monday they still haven't found the plane's "black box"...
  • WikiLeaks: British businessmen overeducated December 21, 2010

    London: Virgin group owner Richard Branson, who left school at 15 and ran his own business when others his age were studying, believes that "British entrepreneurs are overeducated", reveals a US cable that was put out by WikiLeaks. In January 2008, the multi-billionaire Branson was at a lunch hosted by Chinese...