An AirAsia flight with 162 people on board lost contact with
air traffic control after the pilots asked to change course
to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city
of Surabaya to Singapore, Indonesian officials said.
North Korea called US President Barack Obama a "monkey" and
blamed Washington for Internet outages that it has
experienced during a confrontation with the United States
over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.
Microsoft Corp's Xbox Live was back up while Sony Corp's
PlayStation Network remained offline for a second day after a
hacker group claimed responsibility for attacking the two
Internet gaming services.
Hundreds of mourners were due to gather at a New York City
church to pay their respects for one of two policemen shot by
a gunman who said he was avenging the killings this summer of
unarmed black men by white officers.