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Malaysian militant possibly killed in Philippine raid

2015-01-27 16:17

The Philippines says there is a 'high likelihood' a Malaysian militant suspected of being behind the 2002 Bali bombings was killed in a chaotic operation in the country's south that left 44 police dead.

Australia calls for skilled tenders to aid MH370 search

2015-01-22 13:56

The Australian agency leading the search for missing airliner MH370 is calling for skilled foreign tenders for the recovery of the Malaysian jet, if it is found, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss says.

AirAsia jet's alarm 'screamed' before crash

2015-01-21 14:43

Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were "screaming" as the pilots desperately tried to stabilise the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last month, a crash investigator says.

Malaysia trims economic forecast

2015-01-20 18:00

Malaysia has trimmed its 2015 growth forecast and says the fiscal deficit would be bigger than expected after a dip in oil prices hit petroleum exporting nations.

Two F1 tracks rule out night races

2015-01-19 08:29

Organisers of two Formula 1 races have ruled out switching to a night-race in 2015, citing safety concerns involving Biachi's crash.

'Fat Leonard' pleads guilty in US Navy scandal

2015-01-16 11:02

A Malaysian contractor at the centre of a corruption scandal rocking the US Navy has pleaded guilty to fraud charges, admitting to bribing officials with cash, prostitutes, and Kobe beef.

AirAsia divers search for victims in found fuselage

2015-01-15 08:39

Indonesian divers are searching the main body of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month, hoping to recover more victims from the disaster, a day after it was finally located by a navy ship.

Navy ship finds AirAsia plane’s fuselage

2015-01-14 15:13

A Singapore navy ship has found the fuselage of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the sea late last month with 162 people on board, the city-state's defence chief said Wednesday.

Malaysia to scrap $20bn bank merger

2015-01-13 10:15

Malaysia will scrap a proposed merger that would have created the country's biggest bank, after CIMB Holdings and RHB Capital failed to agree on new deal terms.

Fourth ship to join search for MH370

2015-01-12 14:10

A fourth ship with specialised underwater equipment will join the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 10 months after it vanished.

Divers locate 'key' AirAsia cockpit voice recorder

2015-01-12 11:22

Divers have retrieved one black box and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, a key development that will help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

Malaysian PM catches E.coli after flood visits

2015-01-05 14:15

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been diagnosed with an E.coli infection after his visit to flood-hit areas in the country.

Ice may have caused AirAsia crash - agency

2015-01-04 07:20

Weather was the "triggering factor" in the fatal crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 a week ago, with icing likely causing engine damage, according to Indonesia's meteorological agency.

Searchers find 2 big parts of crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-03 07:16

Recovery teams have found two big parts of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which crashed into the sea last weekend with 162 people on board, Indonesia's top search official says.

MH370 relatives view Indonesia crash with empathy, envy

2015-01-02 09:22

Their own mystery unsolved, families of the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 view Indonesia crash with empathy, envy.

Weather worries remain in hunt for AirAsia plane

2015-01-02 07:04

More ships have arrived with sensitive equipment to hunt for the fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and the more than 150 people still missing since it crashed into the sea five days ago.

Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims

2015-01-01 09:05

Indonesian rescuers have promised an "all-out effort" to search for bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ850, as international investigators joined attempts to locate the fuselage of the ill-fated plane.

 

Malaysia Airlines site 'hacked' by ISIS

2015-01-26 07:25

Malaysia Airlines officials are struggling to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for ISIS.

'We feel lost' - SA wife's anguish

2015-01-22 13:23
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An SA woman has told News24 of her anguish as her husband faces death for trafficking drugs in Malaysia.

AirAsia jet’s climb mirrors Air France disaster

2015-01-21 13:09

Analysts say AirAsia Flight QZ8501 climbed too fast before stalling and plunging into the sea, drawing ‘striking’ similarities between the Java Sea accident and the 2009 crash of an Air France jet.

Search teams mull decision to raise AirAsia fuselage

2015-01-19 11:07

Indonesian search teams are considering whether to use a crane to lift the fuselage of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month.

Weather foils AirAsia diving attempts, again

2015-01-16 18:21

Bad weather has once again left a team of 81 Indonesian divers frustrated after attempts to inspect the fuselage of the AirAsia plane that crashed last month were interrupted.

10 months on, Australia confident in finding MH370

2015-01-16 08:20

Missing airliner MH370 is 'very likely' to be found if it lies in the vast undersea zone now being scoured, and is probably in good condition despite being submerged for 10 months.

Sepang start time change after Bianchi crash

2015-01-15 08:25

Jules Bianchi's horrific crash in Japan in October 2014 could be the cause of time changes at the 2015 Malaysian GP.

World piracy falling, but SE Asia still a worry

2015-01-14 13:33

Piracy on the high seas fell last year to an eight-year low worldwide but the number of successful ship hijackings increased due to rising numbers of attacks in the waters off south-east Asia, a piracy watchdog said Wednesday.

Arrest warrants issued for MH370 thieves

2015-01-12 16:19

A Malaysian court has issued arrest warrants for a couple charged with theft from three bank accounts owned by passengers and a flight attendant from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370.

29 arrested in Malaysia 'birthday orgy'

2015-01-12 12:52

Malaysian police have arrested 29 people, including two auxiliary police officers, in a raid on a birthday party which reportedly turned into a ‘drug-fuelled orgy’.

Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found

2015-01-07 07:50

Recovery teams have found the tail of the crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 in the Java Sea, the Indonesian search chief says.

Divers go down to AirAsia wreckage as weather clears

2015-01-06 10:28

Indonesian search officials have sent divers down to the bed of the Java Sea during a break in bad weather in hopes of recovering more bodies from the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501.

Divers try to reach suspected AirAsia wreck site

2015-01-04 09:05

Divers grappled with light rain and rolling waves as they tried to reach what is believed to be the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501.

Doomed AirAsia flight schedule unauthorised – official

2015-01-03 08:26

The AirAsia plane that crashed last weekend was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesia's transport ministry says, adding it had now frozen the airline's permission to fly the route.

AirAsia crash: 7 more bodies recovered

2015-01-02 10:40

Investigation into the AirAsia crash has turned to the ocean floor, with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to scour the seabed for wreckage, including the plane’s black boxes.

Searchers hopeful in AirAsia search

2015-01-02 08:21

Indonesian recovery teams have narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight QZ8501, hopeful they are closing in on the plane’s crash site, with a total of 16 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea.

AirAsia plane may have managed to ditch - experts

2015-01-01 14:05

As search teams hunt for the black boxes of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, analysts say the pilot may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas.

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