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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 »

California runner survived by sleeping in bushes

This image from video provided by KTXL Fox 40 Sacramento, shows trail runner Robert Root after being rescued Tuesday, April 1, 2014, near Foresthill, Calif., in Placer County. Root was found alive in snowy conditions, two days after he went missing near a trail in a mountainous region of Northern California, authorities said. AP

A missing Northern California runner survived two days in a treacherous and snowy mountainous region by sleeping on a cliff and kept warm in freezing conditions by curling up in bushes, authorities said Tuesday.

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

Mudslide missing drops to 22; 24 confirmed dead

An American flag hangs from the only cedar post left standing at the scene of a deadly mudslide, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Oso, Wash. AP

Authorities in Washington state said they believe 22 people are still missing in the deadly mudslide that has killed at least 24 people.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australia says search for MH370 can ‘drag on’

Former Australian defense chief Angus Houston, who heads the joint agency coordinating the multinational search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, speaks at a press conference in Perth, Australia, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. AP

Investigators are conducting a forensic examination of the final recorded conversation between ground control and the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before it went missing three weeks ago, the Malaysian government said Tuesday. Meanwhile Australia, which is coordinating the search for the Boeing 777, cautioned that it “could drag on for a long time” and would be an arduous one.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with 1 trench

This undated graphic provided by Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) Dr. Robin Beaman, James Cook University, shows the North-westerly view of the search area for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 at Broken Ridge, south-eastern Indian Ocean, which shows the Diamantina Escarpment dropping from about 800 meters to over 5000 meters in depth. The sea floor in this swath of the Indian Ocean is dominated by a substantial underwater plateau known as Broken Ridge.(AP Photo/Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) Dr Robin Beaman, James Cook University)

Two miles beneath the sea surface where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and — in a potential break for the search — mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Searchers checking latest objects for link to jet

Ahmad Nizar Zolfakar, Director of Air Traffic Management Sector, Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, third from left follows the Malaysian ambassador Iskandar Sarudin, center as they leave after a meeting with relatives of Chinese passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines plane, MH370 at a hotel in Beijing, China, Friday, March 28, 2014. Relatives left the meeting en masse after claiming the lack of meaningful answers from the Malaysian delegation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Objects spotted floating in a new search area for debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner need to be recovered and inspected before they can be linked to the plane, Australian officials said Saturday.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search

This graphic released by the Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, shows the approximate position of objects seen floating in the southern Indian Ocean in the search zone for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Searchers racing to find the plane’s black box face daunting hurdles ranging from undersea volcanoes to mountainous seas as they operate in one of Earth’s most remote locations, experts said on Wednesday.  AP

Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Chinese protest as weather halts Malaysia jet search

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Irate Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the crashed Flight MH370 scuffled with security personnel outside Malaysia’s embassy on Monday, demanding answers about the plane’s mysterious and lonely demise in the stormy Indian Ocean.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malaysia’s jet crash announcement draws criticism

A relative of Chinese passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines plane breaks down as she protests outside the Malaysia Embassy in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Furious over Malaysia's handling of the lost jetliner a day after the country said the passengers must be dead, Chinese relatives of the missing marched Tuesday to the Malaysia Embassy, where they threw plastic water bottles, tried to rush the gate and chanted, "Liars!". AP

Malaysia drew criticism at home and abroad on Tuesday for announcing that a missing passenger jet with 239 people aboard had been lost at sea, even before any wreckage was found.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese plane spots object in Indian Ocean

This image provided by China's State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense shows a floating object seen at sea next to the descriptor which was added by the source. The image was captured around noon, on March 18, 2014 (Tuesday) by a Chinese satellite in S44’57 E90’13 in south Indian Ocean. It shows what is suspected to be a floating object 22 meters long and 13 meters wide. It is about 120 km south (slightly to the west) of the suspected objects released by Australia. AP

A Chinese plane crew spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner, China’s media said Monday, while the United States prepared to move a specialized device that can locate black boxes into the region.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Air search expands in remote south Indian Ocean

In this March 16, 2014 satellite imagery provided by Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Defence on Thursday, March 20, 2014, a floating object is seen at sea next to the descriptor which was added by the source. Australia's government reported Thursday, March 20, 2014 that the images show suspected debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner floating in an area 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth Australia. (AP Photo/Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Defence)

Search planes flew out of Australia on Friday to scour rough seas in one of the remotest places on Earth for objects that may be from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

AMSA: Australian agency behind vast sea search

This graphic made Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and released by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Thursday, March 20, 2014, shows an area in the southern Indian Ocean that the AMSA is concentrating its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on. AMSA response division manager John Young has identified their search will cover a massive 600,000 square kilometers (232,000 square miles) area, saying it will take weeks to search thoroughly. AP

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the agency leading efforts to find missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, has responsibility for a huge sea search area.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MH370: Chinese relatives refuse to abandon hope

A Chinese relative of a passenger aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane is carried out by security officials as she protests before a press conference at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. AP

The families of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines flight insisted that their loved ones could still be alive Thursday, as Beijing said it was following developments closely.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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