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Hopes fade for hundreds missing from Chinese ship

News Room : June 4, 2015 6:43 am

JIANLI: Relatives of more than 400 people missing from a cruise ship which capsized in central China clashed with police as hope that survivors would be found turned to anger at a lack of new information. Just 14 people have been rescued from the “Eastern Star” which overturned late Monday in a storm leaving only more »
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MH370 suit settled out of court

News Room : June 3, 2015 7:46 am

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government and Malaysia Airlines have reached an out-of-court settlement with the family of a man who was on Flight MH370, a lawyer said in the first legal claim linked with the plane’s mysterious disappearance. Jee Jing Hang, who operated an Internet business, was one of 239 passengers onboard the aircraft enroute more »
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Hundreds missing after China cruise ship sinks

News Room : June 3, 2015 7:35 am

JIANLI: Rescuers cut three more people from the wreckage of a capsized Chinese cruise ship as workers battled to find more than 400 people still missing after the boat sank in the storm-tossed Yangtze river. A total of 15 people have so far been saved from the Dongfangzhixing, or “Eastern Star,” which went down late more »
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Air France jet narrowly avoids hitting Mountain

News Room : May 27, 2015 6:48 am

PARIS: French investigators have opened a probe after an Air France jet with some three dozen people on board narrowly avoided hitting the highest mountain in central Africa according to information published by France’s BEA air accident agency. The Boeing 777 jet was making a short trip from Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, to more »
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Malaysia, Indonesia to accept migrant boat people

News Room : May 21, 2015 6:30 am

Malaysia and Indonesia said they would no longer turn away boatpeople, a breakthrough in the region’s migrant crisis that came just hours after hundreds more starving people were rescued at sea. Earlier, Myanmar, whose policies toward its ethnic Rohingya minority are widely blamed for fueling the human flow, also softened its line by offering to more »
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Indonesian envoy dies 11 days after Pakistan copter crash

News Room : May 20, 2015 6:52 am

JAKARTA: An Indonesian ambassador who was on a Pakistani military helicopter that crashed this month killing two other foreign envoys has died after battling severe burn injuries. Ambassador Burhan Muhammad, 58, was aboard the military helicopter, along with his wife and a delegation of ambassadors when it crashed on May 8 and set a school more »
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Russia probes failures after rocket falls to Earth

News Room : May 18, 2015 6:45 am

MOSCOW: Russia has began investigating the loss of a commercial satellite and a separate glitch on the International Space Station, sparking fears over the industry’s safety. A commission to investigate the accident with the Proton-M rocket carrying a Mexican telecommunications satellite met the TASS state news agency reported, citing a space industry source. Russian Prime more »
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South African Husband quizzed after wife’s near-death UK parachute fall

News Room : May 12, 2015 6:30 am

LONDON: A British Army sergeant is suspected of attempting to murder his wife, who had recently given birth to their son, by tampering with her parachute, British press reported. Originally from South Africa, Emile Cilliers, 35, was arrested last week and questioned at length by police while his 39-year-old wife Victoria recovered from a broken more »
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Germanwings pilot rehearsed crash on outbound flight

News Room : May 7, 2015 6:39 am

PARIS: The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet in the French Alps rehearsed the fatal maneuver on the morning of the disaster, and had twice been refused medical papers needed to fly, investigators confirmed. The French BEA accident investigation agency said the co-pilot had five times set the autopilot to take the Airbus more »
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Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy

News Room : May 6, 2015 6:55 am

CATANIA, Sicily: Dramatic footage has emerged of a Mediterranean Sea rescue showing migrants on a sinking rubber boat desperately clambering up ropes and a ladder from a cargo ship that came to their aid. Five bodies were recovered and survivors reported many others drowned. The video was obtained by Press from a crew member of more »
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