MALAYSIA

Jet's disappearance not noticed at first

Air traffic controllers did not realize that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was missing until 17 minutes after it disappeared from civilian radar, according to a preliminary report on the plane's disappearance released Thursday by Malaysia's government.

The government also released other information from the investigation into the flight, including audio recordings of conversations between the cockpit and air traffic control, the plane's cargo manifest and its seating plan.

It provided a map showing the Boeing 777's deduced flight path and a document detailing actions taken by authorities during the hours of confusion that followed the jet's disappearance near the border between Malaysian and Vietnamese airspace. Many of the details have previously been disclosed.

- AP
SYRIA

Bombs target market

At least 40 people were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday when government forces dropped barrel bombs on a busy market, according to opposition activists. The bombs, dropped in quick succession from several military helicopters, tore through the market at a time of day when residents of the war-torn city crowd the remaining commercial areas.

- Los Angeles Times
COLOMBIA

Shaman: No remorse

A Colombian shaman is showing no remorse and taking no responsibility for the death of British teenager Henry Miller, who drank a hallucinogen during a tribal ritual. Guillermo Mavisoy says it's common to vomit and become ill while consuming yage. But he says he's never seen anyone die during the decades he's been serving the herbal concoction. "When it's time to die, you die," Mavisoy said in rudimentary Spanish in a taped interview Tuesday. - AP