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13th Mar 2014

Malaysia: No sign of debris as US investigators suspect MH370 plane flew for hours

Search planes have found no sign of missing Flight MH370 in an area where Chinese satellites had shown debris. Meanwhile, a US newspaper report has said the plane may have stayed in the air for a total of five hours. … Continued

12th Mar 2014

Malaysia air force denies missing flight was tracked to Strait of Malacca

Malaysia’s air force has said an airliner that disappeared over the weekend may have turned back, but denied it was tracked to the Malacca Straight. Vietnam has scaled back its search efforts as it awaits clarification.  Malaysia’s air force chief … Continued

11th Mar 2014

Malaysian military now reveals it tracked MH370 to Malacca straits

In a strange twist, Malaysia’s military believes it tracked the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control over the Gulf of Thailand. A … Continued

Malaysia says still no evidence of missing aircraft
10th Mar 2014

Malaysia says still no evidence of missing aircraft

  [Director General of Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman at a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines in Kuala Lumpur. (Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung) ]   Kuala Lumpur, (Xinhua): The director general of Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation said on … Continued

9th Mar 2014

Malaysia Airlines says no evidence found of wreckage of missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR, (Xinhua): Multinational search and rescue teams have not found evidence of any wreckage of the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft so far, said the Malaysia Airlines on Saturday evening. “An international search and rescue mission was mobilized this morning. … Continued

Malaysia: Search under way after contact lost with Malaysia Airlines jet
8th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Search under way after contact lost with Malaysia Airlines jet

  China has sent two rescue ships after a Malaysian jet carrying 239 people disappeared over the South China Sea. The last signals from the plane, headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, were detected south of Vietnam.  Chinese state television … Continued

1st Mar 2014

Myanmar orders Doctors without Borders to cease activities

Myanmar’s government has ordered Doctors without Borders to halt all of its work in the country. The order came after the humanitarian group treated Rohingya Muslims injured in communal violence. Doctors without Borders said on Friday that it was “deeply … Continued

24th Feb 2014

Thailand: Yingluck condemns violencewhich killed two in Bangkok

BANGKOK, (Xinhua): Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday condemned the two attacks in Bangkok’s rally sites which killed two, including a four-year-old child and injuring 22 others. Yingluck posted a message on her Facebook wall that she was sad … Continued

18th Feb 2014

Thailand: Police officer killed in operation to retake government offices

A police officer has been killed during an operation by Thai police to reclaim occupied government sites. Authorities have vowed to regain control of Bangkok after protesters seized key institutions. A police officer has reportedly been killed after Thailand’s caretaker … Continued

17th Feb 2014

Thailand: Protesters surround government headquarters

Thai opposition protesters have surrounded the seat of government in Bangkok to prevent Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from returning to her headquarters. Demonstrators have vowed never to let her work there again.   Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched on Government … Continued

Indonesia: Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts
14th Feb 2014

Indonesia: Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

By Bintang Senandung Nacita, Agence France-Presse, Blitar   Jakarta Post: A spectacular volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed at least two people and forced mass evacuations, disrupting long-haul flights and closing international airports Friday. Mount Kelud, considered one of the … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Indonesia: 14 dead, 3 injured as Mt Sinabung erupts

[Medics stand near the bodies of the victims in the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano at a hospital in Kabanjahe, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (Xinhua/Jefri Tarigan)] By Apriadi Gunawan, Karo, North Sumatra, (The Jakarta Post): At least 14 people were killed, … Continued

26th Jan 2014

Thailand: Protesters disrupt advance voting by blocking polling stations

At least one person has died in clashes as anti-government protesters in Thailand blocked several polling stations to prevent voters casting advance ballots. The violence casts a further shadow over upcoming elections.  Thai police say a man was shot dead … Continued

17th Jan 2014

Thailand: 20 injured in blast at Bangkok protesters’ procession

BANGKOK, (Xinhua): Twenty people have been injured in a bomb explosion in Bangkok on Friday, said the Erawan Emergency Center of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Eight anti-government protesters were earlier reported to have been hurt by the explosion. The injured … Continued

14th Jan 2014

Thailand ‘shutdown’ protesters march on ministries

Thai protesters have marched on government offices and ministries as part of their “Bangkok shutdown” campaign to oust embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Major intersections in the capital remain blocked. On Tuesday morning, thousands of protesters peacefully marched on ministries, … Continued

13th Jan 2014

Thailand: Protesters converge as Bangkok ‘shutdown’ begins

Protesters in Thailand have amassed to implement a threatened “shutdown” in Bangkok aimed at thwarting elections planned for February. Shots were fired overnight, before demonstrators began to block major roads. Opposition protesters began implementing a planned shutdown of Bangkok, on … Continued

12th Jan 2014

Myanmar: Rohingya parties call for change to census categories

By Tim McLaughlin Myanmar Times: Two Rohyinga political parties are calling on the government to amend a question on the upcoming national census to recognise the minority Muslim group. They argue that the current version of the census could be used … Continued

8th Jan 2014

Thailand: Hundreds of Thai politicians facing possible bans

    Thailand faces more uncertainty ahead of an election unwanted by the opposition after its anti-graft panel ruled that hundreds of pro-government politicians acted illegally during a failed bid to amend the constitution.  Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission said Tuesday … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Thailand: Police officer killed in new anti-government protests

A police officer has died after security forces clashed with anti-government protesters in Bangkok, according to the hospital to which he was taken. The protest had been held to disrupt election preparations. Police had used tear gas and rubber bullets … Continued

26th Dec 2013

Thailand: Violence flares in new anti-government protests

Police have used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters attempting to disrupt preparations for Thailand’s elections. It is the latest confrontation between police and anti-government demonstrators. A crowd of around 500 gathered outside a sports stadium on Thursday where … Continued

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