Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

May 27, 2014

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

Malaysia on Tuesday released raw satellite data used to determine that missing flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean, information demanded by passengers’ relatives who are frustrated over the failure to find any wreckage. The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said in ...

Chinese ship to map seabed in search for MH370

May 19, 2014

Chinese ship to map seabed in search for MH370

A Chinese navy survey ship will start mapping the seabed off the west Australian coast this week in the latest phase of the search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, officials said Monday. Chinese, ...

May 12, 2014

Italy coast guard says 200 rescued after migrant boat sinks

Italy’s coast guard said 200 people were rescued on Monday after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy, with Italian media reporting that several people also died. The coast guard said the rescue was being carried out by ...

Seoul subway trains crash; scores hospitalized

May 2, 2014

Seoul subway trains crash; scores hospitalized

A subway train plowed into the back of another train at a station in South Korea’s capital on Friday, injuring about 200 people, including about 150 who were hospitalized with bruises and other mostly minor injuries, officials said. Local media reported there were long ...

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

Apr 25, 2014

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday. Meanwhile in Beijing, about 50 ...

Eight hurt after bus jumps barrier

Apr 21, 2014

Eight hurt after bus jumps barrier

A sightseeing bus with no passengers crashed through the center divider of an expressway in Aichi Prefecture on Sunday and rumbled about 200 meters through opposing traffic, hitting nine vehicles and injuring eight people, police said.

Sunken ferry off South Korea yields 10 more bodies

Apr 20, 2014

Sunken ferry off South Korea yields 10 more bodies

Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration ...

Apr 19, 2014

MH370 sub hunt may end this week

A robotic minisub is expected to finish searching a narrowed-down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane this week, after completing six missions and coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. As the hunt for Flight MH370 ...

Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

Apr 17, 2014

Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after the South Korean ferry Sewol capsized 36 hours ago. Coast guard, navy and private divers scoured ...

Fukushima boy drowns trying to rescue girl, 3

Apr 17, 2014

Fukushima boy drowns trying to rescue girl, 3

A 6-year-old boy died attempting to rescue a 3-year-old girl who had fallen into the Abukuma River in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Wednesday, police said. Manato Tatsuta was among some 10 children playing by the river Wednesday afternoon when the 3-year-old girl fell into ...

Sunken ferry once plied Japan's seas

Apr 17, 2014

Sunken ferry once plied Japan's seas

The ferry that sank off South Korea on Wednesday was once operated by a Japanese firm to link remote southwestern islands, the former operator said Thursday. The 6,825-ton ferry, now called Sewol, experienced no problems while operating in Japan as the Naminoue from June ...