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 ...

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

Apr 24, 2014

Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Debris described as “unidentified material” was found Wednesday on a beach near Augusta, more than 300 km south of ...

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

Apr 21, 2014

Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there’s just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that’s why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country ...

Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies at 87

Apr 21, 2014

Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies at 87

Former Australian state Premier Neville Wran has died at the age of 87, prompting tributes from both sides of politics Monday for the man who led New South Wales in the 1970s and ’80s. Wran was premier of Australia’s most populous state, which is ...

Diet ranks vow to defy ICJ ruling

Apr 19, 2014

Diet ranks vow to defy ICJ ruling

National Lawmakers on Wednesday demanded the government redesign its “research” whaling program to circumvent an international court ruling that described the program as a commercial hunt dressed up as science. The 40-strong fisheries committee, made up of a cross-section of members of the lower ...

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 ...

Apr 17, 2014

Tokyo to limit cut-price Aussie pork and chicken via quota system

Japan will apply a tariff-quota system to imports of such Australian products as chicken and pork, allowing fixed amounts to enter the country at reduced duty rates, the farm ministry announced Thursday. Tokyo and Canberra reached a substantive free trade agreement on April 7 ...