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New Jersey native John Travolta flies his Boeing 707 plane to Haiti and brings supplies and help

New Jersey native John Travolta flies his Boeing 707 plane to Haiti and brings supplies and help
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Actor and Englewood, N.J., native, John Travolta has joined the list of celebs banning together to bring relief aid to earthquake battered Haiti.

Travolta, a certified pilot who owns several personal aircrafts, reportedly flew a jetliner carrying doctors and ministers from the Church of Scientology and relief supplies to Port-au-Prince, Haiti last week.

The 55-year-old "From Paris with Love" star and wife, actress Kelly Preston, stocked his personal aircraft, a Boeing 707, from Florida with six tons of MREs (Military Meals-Ready-to-Eat) and medical supplies and headed for Haiti.

 

Mistaken terror scare diverts Continental Airlines flight

Mistaken terror scare diverts Continental Airlines flight
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Continental Airlines flight bound for Bogotá, Colombia had to be diverted to Jacksonville, Florida Friday after a passenger was mistakenly identified as having mat...

Gates pledge $10 billion to help save lives of poor children through vaccines

Gates pledge $10 billion to help save lives of poor children through vaccines
BY JIM LOBE
IPS NEWS AGENCY

WASHINGTON — The pledge by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide 10 billion dollars over 10 years on vaccines aimed at reducing child mortality in the world's po...

International military removed from locals during relief efforts in Haiti

International military removed from locals during relief efforts in Haiti
BY ANSEL HERZ
IPS NEWS AGENCY

GRAND GOAVE, HAITI — Two gray 23-million-dollar hovercrafts sitting in the middle of a sandy tropical beach look like they are from another world. A pair of 15-foot-wide pr...

Google hack causes more tension between China and United States

Google hack causes more tension between China and United States
BY ELI CLIFTON
IPS NEWS AGENCY

WASHINGTON — The stern warning given to China by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning internet censorship and responding to allegations that Chinese hackers ...

Visiting armed forces establish their presence to help with Haiti’s recovery

Visiting armed forces establish their presence to help with Haiti’s recovery
BY MARGUERITE A. SUOZZI
IPS NEWS AGENCY

UNITED NATIONS — As international attention turns to the long-term reconstruction of earthquake-stricken Haiti, U.N. officials pledged that the Haitian government...

New Jersey Marine, Jeremy Kane, killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan

New Jersey Marine, Jeremy Kane, killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion based out of Camp Pendleton, California,lost another of its warriors Saturday after a suicide bomber attacked the unit...

Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes into Mediterranean with 90 aboard

Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes into Mediterranean with 90 aboard
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Boeing 737-800 carrying seven crew members and 83 passengers crashed into the Mediterranean Sea within minutes of takeoff Monday.

At this time authorities do not kn...

Officials worry Haiti’s earthquake orphans at risk of trafficking or abuse through adoption

Officials worry Haiti’s earthquake orphans at risk of trafficking or abuse through adoption
BY A.D. MCKENZIE
IPS NEWS AGENCY

PARIS — Thirty-three children from Haiti arrived in France to adoptive parents Friday evening, as charities and international organizations differed on whether adoptions...

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