MH370 jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says

Jun 27, 2014

MH370 jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says

The passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, Australian officials said Thursday. In a 55-page report, the Australian Transport Safety Board outlined how investigators had arrived at this conclusion ...

Tiny fowl gains fans in Malaysia

Jun 22, 2014

Tiny fowl gains fans in Malaysia

Marching imperiously with a puffed-out chest and soldier’s ramrod posture, Mohamad Hatta Yahaya’s tiny chicken strutted its rich yellow plumage for a stone-faced judge. “Yes my hero, puff out your chest!” Mohamad Hatta cried out above the din of fellow fowl owners as his ...

U.S. blacklists Thailand, Malaysia over human trafficking

Jun 21, 2014

U.S. blacklists Thailand, Malaysia over human trafficking

Failure to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking has landed Thailand and Malaysia on a State Department blacklist, a move that could strain relations with two important U.S. partners in Asia. The department improved its rating of strategic rival China, citing Beijing’s steps ...

MH370 searchers not looking in crash 'hot spot': Inmarsat

Jun 17, 2014

MH370 searchers not looking in crash 'hot spot': Inmarsat

The search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has so far failed to examine the most likely crash site because it was distracted for weeks by false readings thought at the time to be from the plane’s black boxes, British satellite operator Inmarsat said Tuesday. ...

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Jun 16, 2014

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Malaysia’s government pledged Monday it “will not rest” until missing Flight MH370 is found, but relatives said on the 100th day since the plane’s disappearance that they wanted answers, not more promises. The Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and ...

Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

Jun 13, 2014

Southeast Asia now biggest global danger zone for piracy: U.N.

Southeast Asia has overtaken the Horn of Africa as the world’s hot spot for pirate attacks after concerted international efforts to police the waters off Somalia, the U.N. said Thursday. Last year 28 boats were attacked in the western Indian Ocean but none taken ...

'Skinny' Southeast Asia starts to battle growing bulge

Jun 12, 2014

'Skinny' Southeast Asia starts to battle growing bulge

Many Southeast Asian countries are rolling out measures so people can make healthy choices before obesity turns into the full-blown epidemic seen in many Western countries. Obesity is a priority for Singapore’s government, said Zee Yoong Kang, chief executive of the city-state’s Health Promotion ...

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

May 29, 2014

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian jet have concluded an area where acoustic signals were detected is not the final resting place of the plane after an unmanned submersible found no trace of it, the search coordinator said Thursday. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 ...

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 ...

MH370 conspiracy theories re-emerge as search sputters

May 21, 2014

MH370 conspiracy theories re-emerge as search sputters

The fruitless MH370 search has breathed new life into conspiracy theories on the plane’s fate, with a book, two films and even a former prime minister pushing ideas ranging from diversion by the CIA to an accidental shoot-down. A host of wild theories including ...