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Earlier start for F1 races after Bianchi crash

Formula One organisers the FIA on Jan. 20 announced earlier starts for five grand prix this season, the move introduced as one of the recommendations after Jules Bianchi's near-fatal crash.
      
The 25-year-old Frenchman was left fighting for his life when his Marussia car ploughed into a recovery vehicle at the Japanese Grand Prix last October.
      

Ultra short films to occupy the public space

Short films will be screened simultaneously in more than 200 cities and more than 20 countries around the world, including Turkey, during the Art By Chance Ultra Short Film Festival Packing a punch into just half a minute, ultra-short films aren't coming to a theater near you, but somewhere even closer: Everywhere in the urban space.

Divers go down to AirAsia wreckage as weather clears

Indonesian search officials sent divers down to the bed of the Java Sea during a break in bad weather Jan. 6 in hopes of recovering more bodies from the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501.
      
Recovery teams, hampered by rough seas, have found fewer than 40 bodies since the plane crashed on December 28, carrying 162 people from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.

AirAsia plane with 162 on board missing en route to Singapore

Rescuers scoured the sea for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people which went missing in bad weather Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore, the third crisis for a Malaysian carrier this year.
      
Air traffic controllers lost contact with the Airbus A320-200 around an hour after it left Juanda international airport at Surabaya in east Java, at 5:20am.
     

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