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  • Indian arrested in Malaysia for allegedly carrying drugs worth USD 288,155 December 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kg of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155. The man's identity was not disclosed. The 27-year-old, who arrived here from Chennai by a Malaysia Airlines flight, landed in Customs Department's net upon his arrival at the...
  • Over 1,600 relatives remember victims of downed flight MH17 in Ukraine November 11, 2014

    Amsterdam: More than 1,600 family members of the 298 mainly Dutch victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was downed in Ukraine, gathered Monday for a memorial ceremony here. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima presided over the ceremony at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Center in Amsterdam. Photos of the dead...
  • AirAsia restarts Hyderabad-Kuala Lumpur route September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: No-frills carrier AirAsia on Monday announced resumption of its flight services to Hyderabad from Kuala Lumpur and also offered a promotional all-inclusive fare of Rs 2,099 for a one-way journey. The airline had discontinued the route in 2011. "The recommencement of Hyderabad-Kuala Lumpur route will enable many guests to...
  • Flight MH370 mystery: Still no answers September 7, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Six months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people on board disappeared in the Indian Ocean, aviation experts are still clueless over the world's greatest aviation mystery. Australia, which is responsible for search and rescue operations, is set to launch a new phase of the multimillion dollar...
  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout August 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the...
  • MH17 crash: Ethnic Indian crew's son consoles grandfather July 21, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Tenyearold Hans Singh Sandhu seems to have grown up overnight after his father Sanjid Singh Sandhu, a steward on board the illfated Flight MH17, was killed along with all 297 others on board when the jetliner was shot down in the eastern Ukraine. "Your son is gone but I'm...
  • Ukraine accuses rebels of hiding MH17 plane crash evidence July 21, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine on Sunday accused separatist rebels of hiding evidence that a Russian missile was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner, while Britain said Moscow faced "pariah" status and the threat of further economic sanctions. At the biggest crash site, where emergency workers had bagged dozens of bodies on Saturday,...
  • AI flight to Kuala Lumpur delayed, commotion at Mumbai airport July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: There were reports of commotion at the Mumbai International airport on Sunday after the takeoff of an Air India Express flight to Kuala Lumpur was delayed. The flight was scheduled to takeoff around 12 noon. Air India said that there was a technical glitch. ...
  • MH17 veered off course to avoid storms: Report July 20, 2014

    London: Downed Malaysia Airlines jet veered off its recently used course as its pilots hoped to avoid thunderstorms brewing in the south of Ukraine, a media report has claimed. When it was shot down, the doomed jet was many miles north of the flight paths it had used on previous days...
  • Rebels trying to destroy MH17 crash proofs with Russian support: Ukraine July 19, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine on Saturday accused Russia of helping separatist insurgents they say shot down Malaysian airliner MH17 try to destroy evidence at the crash site. "The Ukrainian government officially announces: terrorists with the support of Russia are trying to destroy proof of this international crime," Ukraine's government said in a statement,...
  • Who shot the MH17 Malaysian Airlines plane? July 18, 2014

    All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to...
  • MH17 crash: Missile mystery yet to be known July 18, 2014

    All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to...
  • World leaders call for probe into downed MH17 jet that left 298 dead July 18, 2014

    Hrabove: World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War. One US official said Washington strongly...
  • Malaysian plane MH17's second 'black box' found in Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Hrabove: Rescue workers recovered a second flight recorder on Friday from the Malaysian airliner brought down in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters cameraman on the scene said. ProRussian separatists in the region said on Thursday they had found one of the "black box" recorders on Thursday when the Malaysian airliner came down,...
  • Plane did not make a distress call, says Malaysian PM; probe ordered July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday confirmed that the Airlines jetliner that went down in wartorn Ukraine did not make any distress call. He said that they will not leave any stone unturned in finding out what went wrong with the jetliner that killed 298 people. Razak also...
  • In air tragedy, lightning strikes twice for Malaysia July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with 298 people aboard heaped new distress on a nation still stung by the trauma and global stigma of flight MH370's disappearance four months ago. For the second time this year, Malaysians awoke Friday to black newspaper front pages bearing the...
  • Live: Malaysia to send disaster team of 62 people to Ukraine July 18, 2014

    All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. ...
  • Malaysian plane shot down by terrorists over Ukraine, 298 killed July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Kiev: All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was...
  • Relatives of passengers on downed Malaysian plane MH17 berate officials July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Dazed and disbelieving, relatives of passengers aboard the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine gathered at the Kuala Lumpur airport early on Friday, demanding information about what happened and getting little response. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people on board was to have landed in Kuala Lumpur at...
  • All about the Malaysian plane MH17 crash in Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Brussels: Here's what is known, and what has been claimed, about Thursday's crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 295 people in eastern Ukraine: THE PLANE A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777200ER, which the carrier said was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members on Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After...
  • Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 reported dead July 18, 2014

    Hrabove: A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and proMoscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. Ukraine accused "terrorists" militants fighting to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia...
  • Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine: Official July 17, 2014

    Kiev: A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down on Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister, said on...
  • Malaysia to deploy more assets to locate MH370 July 6, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will deploy more assets for the deepsea search in the southern Indian Ocean to aid the Australialed efforts in locating Flight MH370 went missing nearly four months ago. Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the Royal Malaysian Navy vessel, KD Mutiara, which has the capability of the multibeam...
  • Search for Malaysia Airlines jet shifts south June 26, 2014

    Sydney: The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will shift further south in the Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said on Thursday, ushering in yet another new phase of the long, costly and so far fruitless search. The Boeing 777, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8 shortly after...
  • Malaysia's top court rejects Christians' bid to use 'Allah' June 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's highest court today rejected a challenge to the ban on Christians using the word "Allah" to refer to God, ending the yearslong highly divisive legal case in the Muslimmajority nation. The case was brought by the Catholic Church, which was seeking to overturn a government ban on it...
  • 32 missing as boat sinks off Malaysia; 60 survive June 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A wooden boat carrying Indonesians home in a storm sank in choppy seas off Malaysia's west coast early on Wednesday, leaving 32 people missing and five dead, Malaysian officials said. At least 60 people survived. The boat capsized shortly after midnight about 3.7 kilometres from shore on the...
  • Australia chooses firm to map sea floor in Malaysia Airlines search June 10, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Tuesday signed a contract with a private company to map the sea floor around where missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have crashed, a crucial step towards continuing an underwater search later this year. Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace of the...
  • Australia says missing Malaysia plane not where 'pings' heard May 29, 2014

    Sydney: The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner suffered a further setback on Thursday after Australian officials said that wreckage from the aircraft was not on the seabed in the area they had identified. Flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared from radar screens on March 8 shortly...
  • MH370: Relatives of passengers accuse Malaysia of withholding data May 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Families of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 on Wednesday accused Malaysia of withholding crucial satellite data, saying a longawaited report is incomplete and does not prove the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. Authorities on Tuesday released a 47page summary of communication logs from the Malaysia Airlines plane recorded...
  • Airlines seek realtime aircraft tracking after MH370 mystery: UN May 26, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Major airlines want realtime tracking for commercial aircraft following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and cost is not a concern, a senior official with the United Nations' aviation agency said on Monday. The mystery surrounding MH370, which vanished en route to China, has sparked a global drive...