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225 victims of MH17 identified

2014-09-19 20:29

Forensic experts have identified a total of 225 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016

2014-09-16 19:29

Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and improve policies to protect them.

Malaysian jihadist reported dead in Syria

2014-09-15 12:42

A former youth leader of a Malaysian Islamist political party has died in war-torn Syria while fighting government troops, a report says.

Many questions for family of Flight 17 victim

2014-09-12 09:10

The brother of Malaysian oil worker Karamjit Singh, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on 17 July is urging authorities to speed up their probe into the accident.

Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due

2014-09-09 10:32

A highly anticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is set to be released, hoping to shed light on the air disaster that claimed 298 lives.

Frustration wracks MH370 families 6 months on

2014-09-08 13:34

Family members of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are still seeking answers and closure six months after the plane's disappearance.

Malaysia student activist jailed for sedition

2014-09-05 15:30

A Malaysian court has sentenced a student activist to 10 months in jail for sedition, sparking renewed calls from rights groups to repeal a legislation increasingly used by the government to stifle dissent.

Malaysia jails six over 'nude games'

2014-08-28 14:21

A Malaysian court has sent six men to jail for a month and is set to try four other people over a nudist gathering that triggered outrage in the Muslim-majority country, a defence lawyer says.

MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought

2014-08-28 07:24

The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has refined after analysis of a failed attempted satellite phone call, Australia's deputy prime minister says.

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

2014-08-27 14:03

Philippine police say they have arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.

Malaysia Airlines jet turns back due to 'pressure' woes

2014-08-24 08:08

A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to turn back due to pressure problems inside the aircraft after being in the air for almost an hour, a top aviation watchdog official says.

Remains of MH17 dead arrive in Malaysia

2014-08-22 05:44

A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster has returned home, where they have been sombrely received on a national day of mourning.

'Reasonable chance' of finding MH370 in new search

2014-08-20 11:36

A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a 'reasonable chance' of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

Funds missing from MH370 passengers' accounts

2014-08-15 12:20

A Malaysian bank employee is under investigation over withdrawals totalling more than $31 000 from four bank accounts of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Malaysia teen questioned over Israel Facebook ‘like’

2014-08-14 16:19

A Malaysian teenager is being investigated by police for sedition after 'liking' a pro-Israel Facebook posting, sparking outrage over perceived growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority country.

Malaysia Airlines faces 'complete overhaul'

2014-08-08 12:00

Malaysia Airlines will be de-listed after being taken over by the country's state investment fund as part of plans for a "complete overhaul" of the company.

Malaysia Airlines to be taken private

2014-08-08 10:00

Deeply troubled Malaysia Airlines will be de-listed and taken private ahead of a major restructuring following the double disasters of MH370 and MH17.

Malaysian experts expected at MH17 crash site

2014-08-04 15:15

Malaysian experts will visit the site of the downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine for the first time, joining Dutch and Australian police as they continued combing the area for remains.

Malaysian Formula E race postponed

2014-07-31 07:55

The new racing series, Formula E, has its first race postponement before the sport has even started. Round 2 in Malaysia has been postponed because the country's prime minister is unable to attend.

Malaysia air quality 'unhealthy' as haze descends

2014-07-29 09:18

Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo Island is 'unhealthy', with one town reaching 'very unhealthy"'levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia.

Malaysia marks grim Eid after MH17 crash

2014-07-28 10:20

Malaysia has marked a solemn Eid al-Fitr, Islam's biggest festival, as families of those aboard downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 mourned the dead.

Call for stronger rules on flight paths

2014-07-27 15:41

The commercial director of Malaysia Airlines has called for a complete overhaul of the way flight paths are deemed safe following the downing of flight MH17.

Malaysia to send officer to face New Zealand sex charges

2014-07-25 12:59

Malaysian officials say they still plan to send a military officer back to New Zealand to face sexual assault charges despite not returning him in early July as they had promised.

Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

2014-07-23 12:49

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues uninterrupted, even as the head of the search co-ordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy.

MH17 body IDs 'could take months'

2014-07-22 17:03

The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine are set to be flown to the Netherlands, where their identification could take months.

 

Haze blankets Malaysia

2014-09-17 14:36

Haze has returned to Malaysia, with at least two areas of the peninsula recording unhealthy levels, according to the environment department.

Malaysia sends 20 million medical gloves to fight Ebola

2014-09-15 19:48

Malaysia will send more than 20 million medical rubber gloves to five African nations battling the deadly Ebola virus.

Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario

2014-09-12 13:00

The possibility that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of detectives, a prosecutor says.

MH17 likely downed by outside impacts

2014-09-09 14:38

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded.

Ukraine death toll tops 3 000 if MH17 crash included

2014-09-08 17:25

The UN has said the number of people confirmed killed in the Ukraine conflict has risen above 3 000 if the victims of the MH17 plane crash are included.

New phase of MH370 search to start: Australia

2014-09-06 11:30

An intensified underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will start soon, Australian premier Tony Abbott says as he visited Malaysia.

Malaysia's Petronas signs Argentine shale deal

2014-08-29 11:15

The Malaysian and Argentine state energy firms Petronas and YPF have signed a deal to invest $550m to develop shale oil in Argentina.

Surgeon deported after sex party turns deadly

2014-08-28 09:02

An Australian neurosurgeon jailed after two prostitutes died following cocaine-fuelled sex sessions at his home has been deported to his native Malaysia, authorities say.

Women head to Middle East for sexual jihad

2014-08-27 16:06
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At least three Sunni Muslim women from Malaysia have travelled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State militants, a report says.

Malaysian minister heads to Aus for MH370 meeting

2014-08-25 11:54

Malaysian transport minister has left for Australia to discuss the ongoing search for missing flight MH370 with his Australian and Chinese counterparts.

173 MH17 victims identified: Experts

2014-08-22 20:12

Forensic experts have identified 46 additional victims of the downed MH17 flight, the Dutch justice ministry says and 26 of those were of Dutch nationality.

Two charged with stealing from MH370 victims

2014-08-20 16:47

A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing more than $30 000 from the accounts people who were aboard flight MH370.

Malaysia 'nude games' organiser apologises

2014-08-18 12:16

The organiser of a nudist sports festival has apologised for holding the event, which triggered outrage in Muslim-majority Malaysia and led to the arrest of eight people.

Malaysia's economy up 6.3% in H1

2014-08-15 10:00

Malaysia's economy has expanded by 6.3% year-on-year in the first half of the year, compared with a 4.4% growth for the same period in 2013.

Malaysia's Anwar faces civil suit by sodomy accuser

2014-08-13 20:27

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim faces a hefty civil lawsuit by a former male aide who has accused the opposition leader of sodomising him, Anwar's lawyers says, calling the suit 'politically motivated'.

Malaysia hunts for 'nude games' participants

2014-08-08 11:31

One woman has been arrested and more than a dozen are being sought by Malaysian authorities after images of a nudist sports festival triggered outrage in the country.

Malaysia Airlines shares to be halted

2014-08-07 17:28

Malaysia Airlines plans to suspend its shares from trading on Friday, possibly paving the way for a state investor to take the airline private.

International probe to begin at MH17 crash site

2014-08-01 09:59

Experts will attempt to begin a stalled investigation at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as Ukrainian forces threaten to resume their offensive against rebels after a one-day halt.

Malaysia sets sights on medical tourism crown

2014-07-30 09:49

Although a new market player, Malaysia is quickly attracting the attention of patients and aims to overtake its neighbours in the medical tourism stakes.

MH17 investigators turn back after 'explosions'

2014-07-28 17:54

Dutch and Australian forensic investigators on their way to the MH17 crash site have turned back after 'explosions' in the area, a government spokesperson says.

Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters

2014-07-28 08:16

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to check he's safe.

Malaysia strikes deal over MH17 crash site

2014-07-27 11:13

Malaysia says it has secured an agreement with Ukrainian rebels to allow international police personnel to enter the crash site of downed flight MH17.

Experts examine second MH17 black box

2014-07-24 14:27

British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine.

MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK lab

2014-07-23 06:24

The black boxes recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia says.

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

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