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Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

In a Monday, April 14, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the U.S. Navy and search coordinators said that a built-in safety feature aborted what was supposed to have been a 16-hour mission to create a sonar map of the ocean floor after only six hours. AP Photo/U.S. Navy, MC1 Peter D. Blair

A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said on Thursday.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

LPA grounds 22 domestic flights

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Domestic flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were cancelled on Tuesday due to a low pressure area, bringing bad weather to the Visayas.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Malaysia says no mid-flight phone call from MH370 cockpit

A U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport en route to rejoin the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. AP

Malaysia on Sunday rejected claims that phone calls were made from missing flight MH370 before it vanished, but refused to rule out any possibility in a so far fruitless investigation over the cause of the jet’s disappearance.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report

In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, crew members on board an aircraft P-8A Poseidon assist in search and rescue operations for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, March 16, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

The co-pilot of missing Malaysian airliner MH370 attempted to make a mid-flight call from his mobile phone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said Saturday citing unnamed investigators.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Light plane crashes in Papua, killing 2 people

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A light aircraft crashed Wednesday in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, killing its American pilot and a passenger.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MH370 search chief hopeful of finding wreckage within ‘days’

In this April 7, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force a fast response craft manned by members from the Australian Defense's ship Ocean Shield is deployed to scan the water for debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Up to 14 planes and as many ships were focusing on a single search area covering 77, 580 square kilometers (29,954 square miles) of ocean, 2,270 kilometers (1,400 miles) northwest of the Australian west coast city of Perth, Australia. AP

The Australian heading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said Wednesday he hoped wreckage from the plane would now be found within days.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

MH370 searchers detect promising acoustic lead

This image provided by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre on Monday, April 7, 2014, shows a map indicating the locations of search vessels looking for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. AP FILE PHOTO

An Australian navy ship has detected new signals ‘consistent’ with aircraft black boxes, a senior official said Monday as the hunt for missing Malaysian flight MH370 went on.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MH370 enigma builds support for new safety nets

People light candles during a candlelight vigil for passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, April 6, 2014. AP

The stubborn mystery of flight MH370′s whereabouts has paralyzed efforts to diagnose what went wrong, prompting calls for new safety nets to ensure no airliner ever disappears again.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Hunt for MH370 homes in on ping signals

Malaysian Buddhists offer prayers for passengers onboard missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur on April 6, 2014. AFP

A sea and air fleet was scouring the vast Indian Ocean on Monday for further underwater signals in the hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner before the plane’s black box batteries run out.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Painstaking underwater search for MH370 black box

Wing commander Rob Shearer captain of the Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion left, and Sgt. Sean Donaldson look out the cockpit windows during search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, near the coast of Western Australia, Friday, April 4, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Two vessels were searching underwater for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Saturday, as air and sea missions failed to find any sign of the plane and the clock ticked on the signal from its black box.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysia PM ‘will not rest’ until MH370 answers found

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. AFP FILE PHOTO

Malaysia will not rest until it can give answers to the distraught families of those on board missing Flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday, admitting the search was a “gargantuan” challenge.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fear of flying? Not Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

A new photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un disembarking from a plane suggests he doesn’t share his father Kim Jong-Il’s near-obsessive fear of flying.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysia police: Jet mystery may never be solved

Koji Kubota of the Japan Coast Guard keeps watch through a window of their Gulfstream V aircraft while flying in the search zone for debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 Tuesday, April 1, 2014 off Perth, Australia.  AP

The investigation into what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may take a long time and may never determine the cause of the tragedy, Malaysia’s national police chief warned Wednesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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