Ships race to investigate signals in jet search

Apr 7, 2014

Ships race to investigate signals in jet search

A British navy ship with sophisticated sound-locating equipment arrived Monday in a patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether underwater sounds picked up by a Chinese ship crew using a hand-held device came from the missing Malaysia Airlines black boxes. Britain reported ...

More ships rush to probe possible black box signals

Apr 6, 2014

More ships rush to probe possible black box signals

Three separate but fleeting sounds from deep in the Indian Ocean offered new hope Sunday in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as officials rushed to determine whether they were signals from the plane’s black boxes before their beacons fall silent. The ...

Apr 5, 2014

Biden meets H.K. democracy activists

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called Friday for democratic rule in Hong Kong as he met with two outspoken activists from the semiautonomous Chinese metropolis. In an unusually high sign of support, the Obama administration said Biden stopped by for talks at the White ...

Phuket puts Peranakan heritage back on map

Apr 5, 2014

Phuket puts Peranakan heritage back on map

by Nick Walker

As evidenced by all the Chinatowns dotted around the globe, over the centuries China has seen many of its people seek new lives in other parts of the world. And from about 1400, Southeast Asia was especially popular for Chinese emigrants who had a ...