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737 Max Safety Issue Hidden from Public by Boinf

Seeking Alpha – Boeing (NYSE:BA) knew for more than a year before telling regulators and airlines that it inadvertently made an alarm alerting pilots to a mismatch of flight data optional on the 737 MAX, instead of standard as on earlier 737s, but insists the missing display is not a safety risk.

It was only after the second MAX crash, in Ethiopia, that Boeing became more forthcoming with airlines about the problem, industry and government officials say. | go to source

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Cyclone Kenneth Continues to Devastate Mozambique

Mozambique continues to get hit with the effects of Cyclone Kenneth, with the death toll now nearing 40 and expected to rise.

BBC – Mozambique requires urgent life-saving relief to deal with the destructive aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth, an aid organisation has said.  Save the Children says the humanitarian situation is significant and life-threatening and more funds are needed.  The UN gave Mozambique and Comoros Island $13m (£10m) for food, water and repair of infrastructure.  The death toll in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique is 38, but is expected to rise, officials say. | go to source

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Did This Whale Found in Norway Come to Spy for Russia? The Whale’s Go-Pro Says Maybe

BBC – A beluga whale found off Norway’s coast wearing a special Russian harness was probably trained by the Russian navy, a Norwegian expert says.  Marine biologist Prof Audun Rikardsen said the harness had a GoPro camera holder and a label sourcing it to St Petersburg. A Norwegian fisherman managed to remove it from the whale.  He said a Russian fellow scientist had told him that it was not the sort of kit that Russian scientists would use. | go to source