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  • Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet November 15, 2014

    Moscow: Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Several commentators who have examined the photographs have described them as forgeries, however. The photographs, said to be taken by a Western...
  • Russian President Putin blames Ukraine for obstructing MH17 inquiry November 10, 2014

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine's government of interfering with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in July that killed 298 people. Independent investigators have had little access to the wreckage of flight MH17 in territory in eastern Ukraine in the hands of pro-Russian...
  • MH17 crash investigators seek local help to reach wreckage in conflict zone November 6, 2014

    Amsterdam: Accident investigators looking into the July crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday they would probably hire local contractors to collect wreckage still beyond their reach because of a continuing pro-Russian insurrection. The crash of flight MH17 as it flew over the conflict zone stirred...
  • Malaysian Indians celebrate Diwali October 22, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Indians and people of the Hindu faith on Wednesday celebrated Diwali with a great fervour, media reported. A Diwali open house was hosted by the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by Prime Minister Najib Razak...
  • Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items despite nearby clashes October 14, 2014

    Hrabove: Four Dutch experts visited the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in east Ukraine on Monday to help recover personal belongings of victims despite fighting between government troops and separatist rebels nearby. The experts said they were on hand to advise a local Emergencies Ministry team combing the wreckage...
  • MH17 victim found with oxygen mask, says Dutch Foreign Minister October 9, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands): One of the people on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down in Ukraine in July was found wearing an oxygen mask, the Dutch foreign minister and prosecutors said, raising the possibility that some passengers might have known their plane was doomed. "You know that somebody was discovered...
  • Underwater search for missing MH370 enters new phase October 6, 2014

    Melbourne: A new phase of the multimillion dollar search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 began today in a refined zone in the remote Indian Ocean after a long pause, in a last ditch-effort to solve the greatest aviation mystery. The underwater search for the Boeing 777 which vanished...
  • Woman doctor among 22 Malaysians with Islamic State in Syria October 5, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A 26-year-old woman doctor was among the 22 Malaysians in Syria reportedly involved in the activities of terrorist group Islamic State (IS), police confirmed. The doctor was married to a Malaysian, who was a member of the IS group, police counter-terrorism official Ayub Khan Mydin Pitchay said. "We...
  • Leander Paes-Marcin Matkowski win Malaysian Open title September 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes, who skipped Asian Games to get some valuable ranking points, vindicated his decision by lifting the ATP Malaysian Open with new partner Marcin Matkowski on Sunday. The fourth seeded Indo-Polish pair rallied to beat the second seeded Briton-Australian combo of Jamie Murray and John...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Julien Benneteau to win Malaysian Open September 28, 2014

    Japan's Kei Nishikori picked up his third title of a breakout year by downing France's Julien Benneteau 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the Malaysian Open final on Sunday. The world number eight, who reached the final of the US Open last time out, fought through a tricky tiebreak before sealing a pivotal...
  • Kei Nishikori, Julien Benneteau reach Malaysian Open final September 27, 2014

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Malaysian Open on Saturday. Playing in his first tournament since reaching the US Open final, Nishikori converted six of his 13 break points and fired eight aces to defeat Nieminen in 1...
  • Nishikori crushes Matosevic to reach Malaysian Open semis September 27, 2014

    Kei Nishikori outclassed Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-0 in little more than an hour to reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open on Friday. The US Open runner-up sprayed winners past the big-serving Matosevic to book a last four clash with Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen who eased past seventh seed Pablo...
  • Kei Nishikori, Ernest Gulbis roll into Malaysian Open semis September 26, 2014

    Top-seeded Kei Nishikori rubbed out Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-3, 6-0 for the third time this year in the Malaysian Open quarter-finals on Friday. Nishikori fended off the only break point he faced, and broke Matosevic five times. The US Open finalist will play Jarkko Nieminen of Finland for the first time...
  • Julien Benneteau reaches semi-finals at Malaysian Open September 26, 2014

    Fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France beat fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the Malaysian Open on Friday. Benneteau is bidding to reach the final for a third straight year. He has yet to win an ATP singles title. He broke Cuevas four times, and...
  • Jarkko Nieminen beats Leonardo Mayer to advance at Malaysian Open September 25, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Jarkko Nieminen of Finland upset third-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (5), 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open on Thursday. The 33-year-old Nieminen won without facing a break point and will next face seventh-seeded Pablo Andujar of Spain, who beat Michal Przysiezny of Poland 6-4,...
  • Kei Nishikori reaches quarter-finals of Malaysian Open September 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Rajeev Ram of the United States 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday. Nishikori, in his first match since reaching the final of the US Open, broke the unseeded Ram four times to set up a quarter-final clash...
  • German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash September 21, 2014

    Berlin: German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said on Sunday. Weekly Bild am Sonntag reported that lawyer Elmar M Giemulla intends to file a suit at the European Court of Human Rights...
  • MH370 mystery: 58 'hard objects' found in Indian Ocean September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Australialed search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six monthslong aviation mystery. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) which is leading the search...
  • Malaysian girl, 8, dies after being flung from Australian ride September 13, 2014

    Sydney: Australian authorities are investigating the death of a Malaysian girl who was flung "like a doll" from a spinning ride at the Royal Adelaide Show where showgoers laid flowers for her Saturday. The girl, 8, who was reportedly visiting Australia with her family, was thrown from the AirMaxx 360 ride...
  • Flight MH17 wreckage still lying in Ukraine September 10, 2014

    Hrabove: A child's skipping rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred, lay amid wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was still strewn across fields of Eastern Ukraine more than seven weeks after the jet was shot down. Chunks of fuselage carrying the Malaysian carrier's logo were lined up alongside...
  • AirAsia Berhad to lease Airbus A320200 to AirAsia India for $45 million September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Malaysian carrier AirAsia would lease an Airbus A320200 aircraft to its Indian lowcost joint venture airline, AirAsia India, at a cost of USD 45 million. In an announcement, the Malaysian airline said it had initiated the lease agreement with AirAsia India from September 5 for a period of 144...
  • 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...
  • Australia, Malaysia contribute $60 million each for MH370 search September 6, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An escalated underwater search operation for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 will begin in two weeks' time, with both Malaysia and Australia committing 60 million dollars each towards the effort. The announcement came at the joint press conference of visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with his...
  • 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...
  • MH370 passengers may have died of oxygen starvation: Report August 20, 2014

    London: All 239 passengers aboard missing Malaysian flight MH370 may have died of oxygen starvation as the pilot deliberately turned off the supply before crashing into the Indian Ocean, a new report claimed on Wednesday. Passengers lost consciousness up to four hours before the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 dubbed the...
  • Experts comb MH17 crash site as Ukraine fighting rages August 1, 2014

    Kirovske: Dutch and Australian experts finally got to work at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, after fighting between government troops and proRussian rebels killed 14 people. Seventy police investigators by far the largest number to reach the location so far were...
  • European Union imposes new sanctions in 'a strong warning' to Russia July 30, 2014

    Brussels: After months of hesitation, the EU agreed on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, hoping this "strong warning" would make it change course in Ukraine as fighting intensified around cities held by proRussian rebels. But at the same time the European Union told Moscow that should it reconsider its...
  • Malaysian Airlines to change name to boost reputation July 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majorityowned by the government, is likely to change its name as part...
  • Some MH17 victims may 'never be found': Police July 28, 2014

    Hague: All remains of the 298 people who died on downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebelheld east Ukraine may never be recovered, Dutch police chief Gerard Bouman said on Monday. "I would love to give a guarantee that all the remains will come back, and all possessions, but I believe...
  • Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN July 28, 2014

    Kiev: The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in builtup areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the...