Google Maps Now Allows You To Measure Exact Distances
Google Maps Now Allows You To Measure Exact Distances
AirAsia Plane Carrying 162 Lost; 3rd Malaysia Airline Shock
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Google rolled out a small but significant update to Google Maps Tuesday, which allows you to measure the exact distance between two or more points on a map. The search giant announced the new feature — currently limited to the desktop version of Maps — in a post on its Google+ page . The old version displayed distances when you searched for directions, but it would only tell you the distance along the planned route — not the exact distance between the starting and final destinations.
An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea. AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. Searchers had to fight against heavy rain. The Malaysia-based carrier's loss comes on top of the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July over Ukraine. At the Surabaya airport, shocked family members pored over the plane's manifest, crying and embracing when they learned the news. Nearly all the passengers and crew are Indonesians, who are frequent visitors to Singapore, particularly on holidays.
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Thousands came by boat to the capital of the Maldives to protest on Friday against the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed and demand that current leader Abdulla Yameen resign. A reporter at the scene estimated the crowd at between 8,000 and 10,000 people. Protesters waved green-and-red national flags and chanted a song whose words included a call to "stand in defense of the constitution". Tensions have escalated on the cluster of tropical islands off India's southwestern tip since Nasheed was arrested last weekend on charges of terrorism relating to an incident when, as president, he ordered the arrest of a judge.
It may be good to be the king some day, but Prince William revealed some of his childhood ambitions during a trip to Japan where he met astronaut Soichi Noguchi, who spent 177 days in the International Space Station. William said, "When I was younger, I dreamed of being an astronaut. The Prince said he also wanted to be a policeman or a firebreather. " The prince is on a week-long visit to China and Japan. He's is travelling without his wife Kate Middleton.
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