Rivalries hamper hunt for jet

Mar 29, 2014

Rivalries hamper hunt for jet

by Peter Apps and Tim Hepher

The search for Flight MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, has involved more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships, but it has also been bedeviled by regional rivalries. While Malaysia has been ...

'Great Escape' memories still vivid for survivor

Mar 27, 2014

'Great Escape' memories still vivid for survivor

Australian Paul Royle, one of only two men alive from the daring World War II “Great Escape,” says he still has vivid memories of the audacious prison break on its 70th anniversary. Royle, 100, was one of 76 men who tunneled out of Nazi ...

Murdoch sets up sons to take top roles in media empire

Mar 27, 2014

Murdoch sets up sons to take top roles in media empire

Rupert Murdoch has returned eldest son Lachlan to the leadership of his media empire while promoting younger son James, paving the way for the 83-year-old tycoon to pass the reins to the family’s next generation. Lachlan, 42, will become non-executive co-chairman of both entertainment ...

Aussie PM Abbott under fire over knights and dames

Mar 26, 2014

Aussie PM Abbott under fire over knights and dames

Monarchist Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused Wednesday of sending Australia into a “time warp” by reintroducing knights and dames to the country’s honors list. The conservative leader announced the move Tuesday with ministers revealing he went straight to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Australia’s ...

Mar 23, 2014

Planes head to Australia for jet search

Two P-3C patrol aircraft from the Maritime Self-Defense Force left for Australia from Malaysia on Sunday to join the search in the southern Indian Ocean for Malaysia Airlines’ Flight 370, which went missing two weeks ago. The MSDF planes are slated to start their ...

Australia skydiving plane crash kills five

Mar 22, 2014

Australia skydiving plane crash kills five

A light aircraft used for skydiving crashed in an airfield in eastern Australia on Saturday and burst into flames, killing all five people on board, police said. The plane veered left shortly after taking off from the Caboolture airstrip, 50 km north of Brisbane ...

China satellite finds object near search area for MH370 jet

Mar 22, 2014

China satellite finds object near search area for MH370 jet

A satellite image released by China on Saturday offers the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for ...