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Mini-sub to deploy ‘as soon as possible’ in MH370 search: official

An Australian vessel leading the hunt for missing Malaysian jet MH370 will deploy a mini-sub “as soon as possible”, the head of the search…

April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels

Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels

Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from state buildings in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with dead reported on both sides as Kiev combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow…

April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Malaysia says no mid-flight phone call from MH370 cockpit

Malaysia on Sunday rejected claims that phone calls were made from Flight MH370 before it vanished, but refused to rule out any possibility in a so far fruitless investigation into the jet’s disappearance…

April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
William fuels speculation of 2nd baby

William fuels speculation of 2nd baby

Royal watchers were scrutinising the duchess of Cambridge on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William appeared to hint a second baby is on the way. Kate, however, looked to dampen the speculation by drinking wine and going on a jet boat ride, neither of…

April 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia’s leader is warning that the massive…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Militants raise Russian flag in Ukraine city

Armed pro-Russian militants raised the Russian flag in an eastern Ukrainian city on Saturday, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a ‘gas war’ that could disrupt supplies across the continent…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Australia sees long haul as hunt for MH370 goes on

There was no let-up in the air and sea search for the missing Malaysian airliner off Australia on Saturday as the prime minister, Tony Abbott, warned that locating Flight MH370 would still likely take a long time…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Cyclone batters Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coast

Cyclone batters Australia’s Great Barrier Reef coast

A tropical cyclone battered Australia’s Barrier Reef coast Saturday, knocking out power and phone lines for thousands of people and threatening floods, despite weakening as it headed south towards major tourist resorts…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
This photo taken on April 8, 2014 and released by Australian Defence on April 11 shows Leading Seaman Aircrewman Daniel Colbert operating the Sensor Operator console on HMAS Toowoomba's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter, Tiger 75, during the search for missing Malaysia Airways Flight MH370. - AFP photo

Australia PM warns of lengthy search for MH370

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will likely continue for “a long time”, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned Saturday, a day after voicing confidence that signals from the black box had been detected…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet’s black boxes, Australia’s prime minister said on Friday, raising hopes they are close to solving one of aviation’s most perplexing mysteries…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Thai charity workers sift through the charred wreckage of a passenger van that crashed and caused fire in Ta Mai district of Chanthaburi province, eastern Thailand on Friday, April 11, 2014. The accident killed at least 9 passengers and injured 14 others, Thai media reported. – AP Photo

Nine Cambodians killed in Thai road accident

Nine Cambodians were killed Friday when a mini-bus carrying migrant workers returning home for the Buddhist New Year crashed and burst into flames in eastern…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
This handout photo taken on April 7, 2014 and released on April 9, 2014 by Australian Defence shows Communications and Information Systems, Seaman Georgina Brooks signaling HMAS Success for a replishement at sea (RAS) on the starboard bridge wing of HMAS Perth while searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Two fresh signals have been picked up Australian ship Ocean Shield in the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370, raising hopes that wreckage will be found within days even as black box batteries start to expire. – AFP photo

Hunt for MH370 closes in on ‘final resting place’

The hunt for more black box “pings” from missing Malaysian airliner MH370 narrowed Thursday to a specific patch of remote ocean after the logging of fresh signals raised hopes wreckage…

April 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

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