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  • Jets carrying Malaysia victims' bodies arrives in Netherlands

    July 23, 2014 9:24 AM

    KHARKIV, Ukraine - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived Wednesday in... more »
  • Australia focuses on both Malaysian jet disasters

    July 23, 2014 1:57 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia says the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that vanished off the Australian coast continues uninterrupted despite the top search official shifting his attention to recovering bodies from the Ukraine air disaster. Angus Houston heads Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Center, which oversees the search for Malaysia Airlines... more »
  • Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation Play Video

    July 22, 2014 4:06 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region. During a meeting with Russia's Security Council on Tuesday, Putin said Russia... more »
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    July 21, 2014 4:22 AM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Before the meeting Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Mark... more »
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to aviation group

    July 20, 2014 12:39 PM

    HRABOVE, Ukraine - A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says rebels have recovered the black boxes for the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Alexander Borodai said Sunday that the devices would be handed over to the International Civil Aviation Organization. He also said the bodies recovered from the crash site... more »
  • Malaysia very 'concerned' over crash site security

    July 19, 2014 1:17 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's transport minister says the country is "deeply concerned" that the site in Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down with 298 people onboard "has not been properly secured." Liow Tiong Lai said at a news conference Saturday in Kuala Lumpur that "the... more »
  • Lead of Ukraine air crash investigation questioned

    July 17, 2014 6:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A global air safety group says an international coalition of countries should lead the investigation of a Malaysia plane shot down over Ukraine. Normally the country where a crash occurs takes the lead on an investigation. Safety experts say they're concerned that because the plane crashed in area... more »
  • Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

    June 26, 2014 2:05 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australian officials say the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will shift farther south of the most recent suspected crash site in a remote stretch of Indian Ocean. Transport Minister Warren Truss told reporters in Canberra on Thursday that the new search area is based on... more »
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet

    May 27, 2014 2:07 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Malaysian government has released 47 pages of raw satellite data used to conclude that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet crashed into the southern Indian Ocean. Some family members of the 239 people on board have been demanding Malaysia release the data so that independent experts... more »
  • Malaysia to release satellite data on missing jet

    May 20, 2014 2:12 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia says it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner to the southern Indian Ocean. The Civil Aviation Department and British company Inmarsat said in a joint statement Tuesday said they would do this "in line with our... more »
  • Malaysia PM calls for real-time tracking of planes

    May 14, 2014 4:23 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called for real-time tracking of planes and improvement to communication systems to prevent a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of Flight 370. In an opinion piece Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, Najib urged the global aviation industry to make... more »
  • Obama headed home after 4-country Asia tour Play Video

    April 29, 2014 2:44 AM

    MANILA, Philippines - President Barack Obama is heading home after a four-country swing through Asia. He is still confronting the challenge of how to deal with Russia's threatening moves toward Ukraine. The issue clouded an Obama tour that was meant to reassure anxious allies in the orbit of a rising... more »
  • Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

    April 23, 2014 6:04 AM

    TOKYO, JAPAN - President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming. Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday night on an official state visit. He was headed straight for a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister... more »
  • Malaysia official hopeful about lost jet search

    April 7, 2014 6:55 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's defense minister says he is "cautiously hopeful" that there will be positive developments in the next few days, "if not hours," in the search for the missing airliner. Hishamuddin Hussein made the comments Monday during a press conference in light of news about underwater sounds... more »
  • Chinese families want answers; Search continues for missing plane

    March 30, 2014 10:20 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Several dozen Chinese relatives of passengers on Flight 370 held up banners today as they demanded an apology from Malaysia for its handling of the search for a missing airliner. Banners in Chinese read "We want evidence, truth, dignity." An English banner read "Hand us the... more »
  • Australia says planes checking new search area Play Video

    March 28, 2014 6:11 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Australia says four planes are now searching in a new area in the Indian Ocean for possible signs of the Malaysian airliner that went missing three weeks ago. John Young, manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's emergency response division, said Friday that four planes were in... more »
  • Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search

    March 26, 2014 5:56 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane. Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the objects were seen close to where three other satellites previously detected objects. He said Wednesday the sightings together are "the... more »
  • Grief for families told Flight 370 crashed

    March 24, 2014 1:52 PM

    BEIJING - There's renewed grief today for family members of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared more than two weeks ago, with today's announcement from Malaysia's prime minister that the plane had gone down in the southern Indian Ocean. Relatives of passengers in Beijing --... more »
  • Malaysia: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean

    March 24, 2014 9:17 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean. The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370,... more »
  • Australia leader say nothing spotted in air search

    March 21, 2014 5:44 AM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Australia's acting prime minister says nothing of significance has been spotted so far by search planes flying deep into the southern Indian Ocean looking for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Warren Truss, who is acting prime minister while Tony Abbott is in Papua... more »
  • Australia chasing objects "possibly" from missing plane

    March 19, 2014 10:32 PM

    CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA- The prime minister sent the Australian air force to look for objects, possibly from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. The Associated Press reported late Wednesday of the find and said the objects were spotted on satellite imagery. Not much else was reported, since it was not immediately... more »
  • First insurance payments made for missing plane

    March 19, 2014 8:48 AM

    BERLIN - German insurance company Allianz says it has made initial payments in connection with the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Allianz's global head of communication Hugo Kidston confirmed Wednesday that the Munich-based insurer and "other co-reinsurers of Malaysia Airlines aviation hull and liability policy have made initial payments." Kidston said... more »
  • 1 US theory is someone diverted missing plane

    March 14, 2014 1:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says investigators are examining the possibility that someone caused the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board, and that it may have been "an act of piracy." The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter and spoke only if... more »
  • Malaysia loses contact with plane carrying 239

    March 7, 2014 8:41 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Four Americans are among the passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines aircraft that lost contact over Vietam. Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost communication with a plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and search and rescue teams were trying to locate... more »
  • Campaign against Cupid targets Malaysia's Muslims

    February 14, 2011 12:56 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian Muslims are debating whether to shun Valentine's Day after the government warned that the celebration was a "trap" that could trigger indecent behavior. Although no laws prevent Malaysia's Muslim majority from marking the occasion with dinner dates and roses, officials have mounted a... more »
  • Oil prices slip

    January 20, 2010 7:50 AM

    Oil prices slipped below $79 a barrel Wednesday in Asia amid expectations of a dismal U.S. crude inventory report. Benchmark crude for February delivery fell 68 cents to $78.64 a barrel at early afternoon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The... more »

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