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MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100 million — analysts

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The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft deep under the Indian Ocean show no signs of slowing.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

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

With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones never arrived at their destination.

Posted: April 12th, 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 »

36 years later, France gripped by missing heiress murder case

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Thirty-six years after she disappeared without a trace, France is again gripped by the mystery of the missing heiress and the playboy lover accused of killing her.

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

Banter keeps up morale among Flight 370 searchers

In this Sunday, March 30, 2014 file photo, the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield is docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), bottom right, and a towed pinger locator (TPL), a small yellow object seen at bottom third from right, to aid in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Two ships, including the Ocean Shield, with equipment that can hear the black boxes' pings were slowly making their way on the remote stretch of the Indian Ocean Friday, April 4 along a 240-kilometer (150-mile) route that investigators are hoping may be close to the spot Flight 370 entered the water after it vanished March 8 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

After more than four hours flying over the vast, featureless Indian Ocean, the quick-fire banter of a New Zealand crew searching for signs of Flight 370 turns philosophical.

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

Desperate hunt is on for Flight 370 ‘black boxes’

In this Sunday, March 30, 2014 file photo, the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield lies docked at naval base HMAS Stirling while being fitted with a towed pinger locator to aid in her roll in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia. AP

Four weeks after the Malaysia Airlines jet vanished, two ships deployed sound locators Friday in the southern Indian Ocean in a desperate attempt to find the plane’s flight recorders before their signal beacons fall silent.

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

Australia says more planes added to search for jet

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, right, chats with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at Perth International Airport as Razak prepares to depart Australia after his visit during the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Perth, Australia, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Najib arrived at the Australian air force base serving as a hub for the search for Flight 370, as the coordinator of the multinational search effort warned that the hunt for the jetliner was one of the most complicated searches in history. Najib met with Abbott and received a briefing by Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

Search crews hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 headed back out to a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Friday, a day after leaders of the two countries heading multinational efforts to find the missing jetliner vowed that no effort would be spared to give closure to the families of those on board.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MH370 ‘black box’ ship due in search zone

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, right, shakes hands with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak as Razak prepares to depart Australia after his visit during the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at Perth International Airport, Australia, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Najib arrived at the Australian air force base serving as a hub for the search for Flight 370, as the coordinator of the multinational search effort warned that the hunt for the jetliner was one of the most complicated searches in history. Najib met with Abbott and received a briefing by Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search. (AP Photo/Paul Kane, Pool)

Australian navy vessel Ocean Shield, which is fitted with a US-supplied “black box” detector, was Friday expected in the area being scoured for wreckage of Flight MH370 as 14 planes continued the arduous search.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Missing Malaysia plane search points

Wen Wancheng, the father of a Chinese passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 speaks to the journalists outside a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. AP

Two weeks into the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the fundamental questions of where? how? who? and why? remain unanswered, although some information has been uncovered that points in certain directions.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sense of desperation as MH370 search enters third week

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)

Australian rescuers stepped up the search for Malaysian Flight MH370 as pressure mounted Saturday to find the missing plane that vanished two weeks ago and has defied the best efforts of modern technology to track it down.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australia widens MH370 search area as hunt ramps up

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)

Australian rescue officials broadened the search area for missing Malaysian flight MH370 Saturday and boosted the number of spotter planes looking for it in the Indian Ocean, with weather conditions favorable.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mummified woman found at home in Argentina

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The naturally mummified body of a woman was found at her Buenos Aires home by a neighbor who had not seen her for more than 10 years, police said Friday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Another flight mystery: Why no cell phone calls?

A student from the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School looks at a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines plane Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at their campus at Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines. AP PHOTO

In the age of smartphones and social media, one question surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner is why none of the passengers tried to contact relatives, as they did during the 9/11 attacks.

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

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