11th May 2014

Myanmar: Chinese tensions dominate ASEAN summit

    The ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met on Sunday at a historic summit hosted for the first time by Myanmar — formerly known as Burma — in its remote showpiece capital Naypyidaw. Concerns over a stand-off … Continued

10th May 2014

Indonesia: Party of former President Sukarnoputri wins Indonesia elections

    Indonesia’s biggest opposition party has narrowly won last month’s legislative elections, but with a slender portion of votes. In a tight race, four parties won double-digit returns, but none took even 20 percent.   On Friday, General Elections … Continued

7th May 2014

Thailand: Court finds PM Yingluck guilty

    A Thai court has found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of abuse of power charges, which she had denied. The ruling means she will be removed from office along with nine members of her Cabinet.  Thailand’s Constitutional Court … Continued

6th May 2014

Thailand: Quake in N. Thailand kills 1, injures 20

  BANGKOK, (Xinhua): At least one person was killed and 20 others injured in a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that occurred in northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai province on Monday evening, local media reported Tuesday. As of 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, at … Continued

1st May 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to 213 in S. Korean ferry sinking disaster

    JINDO, (Xinhua): Death toll rose Thursday to 213 in a South Korean ferry disaster where the 6,825-ton passenger ship capsized and sank off the country’s southwestern coast. As of Thursday afternoon, 213 people have been confirmed dead, leaving … Continued

23rd Apr 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to 150 in sunken ferry disaster

[South Korean coast guard officers and divers get off the boat after a search mission in Jindo  (Xinhua/Peng Qian) ]  JINDO, (Xinhua): Death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry rose to 150 on Wednesday as hundreds of divers speed up … Continued

22nd Apr 2014

South Korea: Official death toll tops 100 in South Korea ferry disaster

  The confirmed number of fatalities in South Korea’s ferry disaster has topped 100, with nearly 200 people still missing. Dive teams have ramped up their search efforts after finding a way into the ship over the weekend.   Despite … Continued

21st Apr 2014

South Korea: Radio transcript shows panic aboard South Korean ferry

    A transcript of radio messages from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol has been released, apparently suggesting confusion over the ship’s evacuation procedure. It is feared the final death toll could exceed 300. The transcript released on Sunday, … Continued

20th Apr 2014

South Korea: Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on

    [Photo: Students at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, hold messages for fellow students]   As the death toll from the capsized South Korean ferry rose above 50, the families of victims began a protest march to … Continued

18th Apr 2014

South Korea: Divers enter sunken ferry, 28 confirmed dead

[Helicopters fly above a sinking South Korean passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea (Xinhua/Newsis)] SEOUL, (Xinhua): South Korean coast guard and navy divers succeeded Friday in entering into the hull of a sunken ferry, two days … Continued

16th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Investigators seeking radar data from 15 countries as search expands

  [Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (second from right) and acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (second from left) announcing yesterday that search for MH370 would now expand to areas beyond Thailand to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in the north … Continued

15th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Plane’s disappearance ‘deliberate action’

[A map of the South China Sea, posted on the website of the Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China, notes the possible location of a seismic tremor on the … Continued

14th Mar 2014

Malaysia: The three-minute window for MH370 to vanish from radar screens

Three minutes. That is the time frame to deliberately switch off a plane’s transponder and remain invisible on radar without arousing any suspicion if they are flying between Malaysian and Vietnamese airspace, pilots say. One pilot familiar with the route … Continued

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

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

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

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