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China's Xi orders emergency measures to find missing Malaysian jet

BEIJING, March 8 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered Saturday that emergency measures be taken to find a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 jet that went missing with more than 150 Chinese on board. Flight MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, lost contact with air traffic controllers earlier Saturday, raising fears over the fate of a total of 239 people on board, including 153 Chinese. "All-out efforts must be made for any emergency (measures) necessary in the aftermath of the incident," Xi said, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

China's Xi orders emergency measures to find missing Malaysian jet

BEIJING, March 8 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered emergency measures Saturday to find a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 jet that went missing with more than 150 Chinese on board. Flight MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, lost contact with air traffic controllers earlier Saturday, raising fears over the fate of a total of 239 people on board, including more than 150 Chinese. "All-out efforts must be made for any emergency (measures) necessary in the aftermath of the incident," Xi said, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

Crimean parliament votes unanimously to become part of Russia: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Crimea's parliament unanimously voted in favor of becoming part of Russia on Thursday, RIA news agency said, citing the text of the decision. It was agreed "to enter into the Russian Federation with the rights of a subject of the Russian Federation", the text said. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Jason Bush)

New Australia newspaper launch bucks closure trend

A new weekly newspaper launched in Australia on Saturday, bucking the trend of closures and the focus on digital with the editor saying demand remained for quality journalism. The Saturday Paper, with a staff of renowned writers, hit news stands as a competitor to established mastheads including The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. "Never have newspapers faced greater perils, both financially and from the more insidious creep of ideology," it said in its first editorial.

Reporting based on Snowden's NSA leaks, stories about NJ traffic jams win Polk Awards

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Four journalists who reported on the extent of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden are among the winners of the 65th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill and Laura Poitras of The Guardian and Barton Gellman of The Washington Post will receive the award for national security reporting for stories based on secret documents leaked by Snowden, a former intelligence analyst. The awards were announced Sunday by Long Island University.

NY Times sees ad declines, boosts subscribers

The New York Times Co. said Thursday core earnings in the past quarter were lifted by gains in online subscriptions, helping offset declines in print and digital ad revenues. Results reported Thursday showed a fourth quarter profit of $65.6 million, compared with $178 million in the same period a year earlier, which was largely from a one-time gain from spinning off its stake in an online jobs website. Total fourth-quarter revenues fell 5.2 percent to $443.9 million with circulation revenues down 3.9 percent and advertising revenues falling 6.3 percent.

CNN pulls plug on programming for Latinos in US

Cable news giant CNN is pulling the plug on a programming block aimed at America's growing Latino population, after it failed to reach "business expectations," the broadcaster said Wednesday. CNN Latino, launched at the start of last year initially in Los Angeles, was touted at the time as "a new brand extension that targets the growing and diverse US Hispanic market." The eight hours of daily programming included news, lifestyle, documentary, talk and debate, with a potential audience of over 14 million in southern California.

Daily Mail shares at 13-year high after jump in online revenue

By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - The publisher of Britain's Daily Mail tabloid and leading news website MailOnline posted a 6 percent increase in first-quarter revenue on Wednesday, boosted by a jump in online advertising and growth in events and its financial information service. Shares in Daily Mail & General Trust rose to a 13-year high after the update and were trading up 4.6 percent at 1,013 pence by 0937 GMT.

Venezuelan journalists protest as paper shortage hits newspapers, causing some closures

CARACAS, Venezuela - Journalists and journalism students protested on one of Caracas' avenues Tuesday to demand that the government auction off dollars to allow newspapers to buy newsprint after nine regional dailies shut down and some of the main media chains are experiencing difficulties. About a hundred reporters and students protested in front of the National Center for Foreign Trade, which sells currency. "The press is in agony, help Venezuela," they shouted.

China's Xi appointed as head of new national security commission

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping was appointed as chief of the country's new national security commission that aims to strengthen coordination among various security organizations, state media said Friday. Premier Li Keqiang and top legislator Zhang Dejiang were named as deputy heads of the commission, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a decision by the nation's Communist Party Politburo meeting. China has said it would launch the new commission, reportedly modeled on the National Security Council of the United States.
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