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Rising misery as Ethiopia struggles to stem ethnic tensions

Addis Ababa - More than a year after his house in southern Ethiopia was razed to the ground, his coffee plantation destroyed and cattle stolen, Teketel Memheru is still too terrified to return home.

Ethiopian churches oppose gay travel company's tour plans

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's religious leaders on Monday urged the government to block a US gay travel company from touring the country's ancient sites, and one group warned visiting homosexuals could face violence.

Ethiopia hosts $173,000-a-seat dinner to beautify capital

Addis Ababa - More than 200 people paid an eye-watering $173,000 (150,000 euros) to attend a dinner thrown by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, to raise funds to beautify the capital Addis Ababa, state media reported Monday.

Boeing says will take 'any and all' needed safety steps after Ethiopia crash

New York - Boeing on Thursday said it would take "any and all" necessary safety measures to ensure the airworthiness of its jets following last month's deadly crash in Ethiopia.

Boeing defends 'fundamental safety' of 737 MAX after crash report

Washington - Embattled US aviation giant Boeing on Thursday insisted on the "fundamental safety" of its 737 MAX aircraft but pledged to take all necessary steps to ensure the jets' airworthiness.

Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash report expected Thursday: sources

New York - Ethiopian officials on Thursday are expected to release preliminary conclusions in the probe of last month's crash of a Boeing 737 that killed 157 people, two sources told AFP on Wednesday.

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash: WSJ

Washington - The pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed last month initially took the emergency steps outlined by the manufacturer but still could not regain control, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix: US regulator

New York - Boeing must perform more work on a proposed fix to its 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer.

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Addis Ababa - An anti-stall system believed to have caused a fatal October jet crash in Indonesia was probably also involved in this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people onboard, the carrier's CEO said on Monday.

A squeezed hand offers glimmer of hope after New Zealand massacre

Christchurch - Lying outside a Christchurch mosque, bleeding from a gunshot wound that tore through his chest, Abbas Tahir Endrise was unable to muster any words in what he feared was a final phone call to his pregnant wife.

Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash

Chicago - Boeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company's CEO said on Sunday.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Washington - Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, confirmed by black box data, have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Addis Ababa - Ethiopians were holding funerals Sunday for friends and relatives who perished in last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash, which killed all onboard and saw the worldwide grounding of the Boeing aircraft involved.

'Why would you die?' Bereaved seek answers at plane crash site

- From a quiet farmland at the base of rolling hills outside Ethiopia's capital, the sound of wailing rang through the air.Devastated mourners flung themselves onto a ground littered with business cards, seat covers and shards of aluminium.

Black boxes: crucial to air crash probes

Paris - A top priority for air crash investigators is to locate and analyse a plane's two black boxes which hold vital clues to what caused it to go down, including cockpit conversations.

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Paris - The black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia were flown to France Thursday for analysis as the ban on the model went worldwide after President Donald Trump added the US to countries that have grounded the air...

New Zealand bans Boeing 737 MAX flights

Wellington - New Zealand's aviation watchdog joined counterparts worldwide on Wednesday in banning Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace in the wake of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Wednesday it would send the black boxes from last weekend's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash to Europe for analysis as demand grew for urgent answers over the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Washington - Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Two days on, loved ones of plane crash victims await closure

Addis Ababa - Shimon Misha flew from Israel to Ethiopia to collect the remains of his colleague, Avi Matzliah, one of 157 people who died when a Boeing 737 crashed just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Sunday."There is a mother and sister and brother.

Oman suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights to and from its airports

Muscat - Oman on Tuesday suspended takeoffs and landings by Boeing 737 MAX planes at its airports, said its aviation authority, making it the latest country to do so after a deadly crash in Ethiopia.

'Will call you when I land,' texted Indian Ethiopia crash victim

New Delhi - An Indian newly-wed who died in the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash had texted her husband she would call him on landing, local media reported Tuesday.

More nations ban Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Paris - The EU closed its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, joining similar action by nations across the globe following a second deadly accident in just five months.

US to take 'immediate' action on Boeing jet if needed: official

Washington - US federal aviation authorities said Monday they will order Boeing to modify its 737 MAX 8 aircraft, including anti-stalling software and maneuvering system updates, after two of the planes crashed in five months.

UN mourns after 21 staff killed in Ethiopia plane crash

New York - Flags flew at half-staff at the United Nations on Monday after 21 UN employees were killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said marked a "sad day" for the world body.

The victims of the Ethiopia plane crash

Paris - A renowned undersea archaeologist, an MP's entire family and a top peacekeeper were among the victims of Sunday's plane crash in Ethiopia, along with many people working with the United Nations on development, aid and the environment.

Nations, airlines grounding Boeing's 737 MAX

Paris - The United States on Wednesday became the latest nation to bar flights of Boeing's 737 MAX medium-haul jets in response to Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.

China orders local airlines to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8

Bejing - China on Monday ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia.

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Addis Ababa - Safety doubts over Boeing's best-selling 737 MAX 8 drove several carriers to ground the aircraft Monday after a new jet crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board.

At least 19 UN-affiliated personnel killed in Ethiopian crash: agency chief

New York - At least 19 affiliated with the United Nations were among those killed in the crash Sunday of an Ethiopian Airlines jet near Addis Ababa, according to the UN migration agency chief.
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