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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 »

Cathay Pacific jet stranded for 16 hours in China

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Chinese authorities say a Cathay Pacific flight from New York to Hong Kong was stranded for more than 16 hours in a Chinese city because of bad weather and limits on the crew’s work hours.

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

MH370 chills China-Malaysia ‘panda diplomacy’

A South Korean P3 Orion taxies on the run way after it returned from the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Family members of Chinese passengers on board a missing Malaysian airliner arrived Sunday in Kuala Lumpur—some angrily seeking answers and others seeking closure—as the search for the plane intensified.  AP PHOTO/ROB GRIFFITH

China has postponed plans to send a pair of pandas to Malaysia next week, a minister said Friday, as bilateral relations remain uneasy over the disappearance of flight MH370.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

A submarine built by Bluefin Robotics moves through the water in Quincy, Mass., Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Bluefin Robotics shipped a version of their submarine to help locate the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, by using its side-scan sonar. AP/Scott Eisen

Authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane’s black boxes, Australia’s prime minister said Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

German store apologizes over Hitler coffee mugs from China

Coffee cups with a small Hitler portrait are pictured in Bielefeld Germany, Thursday, April 10, 2014. A small German furniture chain says it inadvertently ordered several thousand of these coffee cups bearing a faint portrait of Adolf Hitler from China. Christian Zurbrueggen, co-owner of the Zurbrueggen chain, told German news agency dpa on Thursday that 175 of the offending cups were sold before customers pointed out the problem. Zurbrueggen said: “I want to take the cups out of circulation.” The remaining 4,825 cups have been destroyed and he says he’s offering a 20-euro (US dollar 27.60) voucher for the return of the others, sold for 1.99 euros each. (AP Photo/dpa, Oliver Krato)

A German furniture store chain has apologized for selling coffee mugs featuring faint portraits of Adolf Hitler it had mistakenly ordered from a Chinese supplier, a news report said on Thursday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bus accident kills 8 kids on school trip in China

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Eight Chinese schoolchildren were killed and more than 10 injured after a bus carrying them overturned in southern China on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ayungin Shoal defenders hailed

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HONORING NATION’S HEROES  President Aquino looks on as US Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Japan Ambassador Toshinao Urabe shake hands at the 72nd commemoration of the “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor, also known as Fall of Bataan) at the Mt. Samat shrine in Pilar town, Bataan province, on Wednesday.  LYN RILLON

President Aquino on Wednesday hailed Marine soldiers for protecting the Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea as he led military rites to pay tribute to the Filipino war veterans.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

China circumcision patient held over doctor’s murder—media

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A Chinese man “dissatisfied” with his circumcision is suspected of killing a doctor at the hospital where the operation was carried out, state media reported Wednesday.

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 »

US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter North Korea

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera participate in a joint news conference at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters Sunday April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel announced that the U.S. is planning to forward-deploy two additional AEGIS ballistic missile defense ships to Japan by 2017. AP

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

Hagel to tour China’s new aircraft carrier

Accompanied by Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, reviews the honor guard at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel is visiting Japan, China and Mongolia, on his fourth trip to Asian nations since taking office. AP

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to get a rare tour Monday of China’s first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,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 »

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