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  • Japan calls for return of isles from South Korea February 22, 2015

    Tokyo: Japan urged South Korea again on Sunday to return disputed islets, one of the issues which have soured ties between the two US allies. Seoul controls the islands in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) which it calls Dokdo. They are known in Japan as Takeshima. The Shimane prefectural government...
  • AirAsia crash: Divers retrieve more bodies, raising total to 100 February 7, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian divers have recovered several more bodies from December's AirAsia crash, including one from the jet's cockpit, bringing the total number of victims retrieved to 100, an official said on Saturday. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city,...
  • Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims February 1, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said. National search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo last week said search and rescue teams were being given two days'...
  • China warns India against ulterior motives of the United States January 27, 2015

    Beijing: As the world witnesses India expand ties with the United States, the Chinese government has expressed its displeasure with the Indo-US joint statement which mentions maritime disputes, referring specifically to the South China Sea. China even warned that India should not fall prey to the ulterior motives of the...
  • New attempt to lift AirAsia jet's fuselage fails as rope snaps January 25, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: A fresh attempt to lift the sunken fuselage of the doomed AirAsia plane from the Java Sea on Sunday failed when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said. Efforts to lift the fuselage or the main section of the Airbus...
  • Indonesian divers recover bodies from near crashed AirAsia jet fuselage January 22, 2015

    Aboard KRI Banda Aceh: Indonesian divers on Thursday found six bodies near the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month into the Java Sea, but were unable to enter the wreckage where most of the victims are believed to be trapped, a navy official said. Days of rough weather...
  • AirAsia plane climbed too fast, then disappeared, says Indonesia January 20, 2015

    Jakarta: An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said on Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data showed the Airbus A320 was climbing at about 6,000 feet a...
  • No evidence so far of terrorism in AirAsia crash, says Indonesia January 19, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian investigators said on Monday they had found no evidence so far that terrorism played a part in the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last month that killed all 162 people on board. Andreas Hananto said that his team of 10 investigators at the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)...
  • Sea conditions prevent divers from reaching AirAsia fuselage January 18, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: High waves and strong currents in the Java Sea again prevented Indonesian navy divers from accessing the fuselage and what is believed to be the cockpit from the AirAsia plane that crashed three weeks ago, officials said. A team of 15 navy divers tried to get to the wreckage...
  • Cockpit voice recorder recovered from crashed AirAsia jet, says official January 13, 2015

    Jakarta: Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, MetroTV said quoting a transport official, a key piece of evidence for investigators to determine the cause of the crash that killed 162 people. The cockpit voice recorder, which records conversations between the pilots...
  • AirAsia jet's black box found, to be retrieved on Monday January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia jet was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved on Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon. Indonesia's Directorate General...
  • Indonesian search team raises tail of crashed AirAsia plane, no black box found January 11, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian search and rescue teams raised on Saturday the tail of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed nearly two weeks ago with the loss of all 162 people on board, but have yet to locate the black box flight recorders. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control...
  • Indonesian military chief heads to monitor the marine salvage after tail of missing AirAsia QZ8501 found January 8, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian Armed Forces Commander General Moeldoko said he is heading to Pangkalan Bun, the centre of the search and rescue operation, to supervise the risky salvage of the crashed AirAsia jet. "Today I'm going again to Pangkalan Bun to supervise the salvage of AirAsia8501 and to support my troops who...
  • AirAsia crash: Tail section found in Java Sea, black boxes still missing January 7, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The tail section of the AirAsia flight that went down more than a week ago was found on Wednesday in the Java Sea, raising hopes that the plane's black boxes might soon be recovered to determine the cause of the mysterious crash. "We have found the tail that has...
  • Crashed AirAsia jet's pilots did not get weather inputs: Reports January 5, 2015

    Jakarta: AirAsia Indonesia allegedly violated standard procedures which resulted in the pilots of the airline's doomed plane not receiving a required weather report before takeoff, a media report has said citing leaked official documents. The Jakarta Post reported that the leaked documents have given rise to allegations that AirAsia Indonesia violated...
  • Divers resume search for victims and fuselage of AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 5, 2015

    Indonesia: The weather improved on Monday and divers will attempt again to locate large objects on the ocean floor believed to be the fuselage of the AirAsia flight that crashed more than one week ago, killing all 162 on board. At least five ships with equipment that can detect the plane's...
  • Italy: 98 still unaccounted for from fire-ravaged ferry January 1, 2015

    Brindisi: Stormy weather in the Adriatic Sea thwarted efforts to tow a fire-ravaged ferry to Italy so authorities can investigate the blaze that killed at least 11 people and search the ferry for more possible dead. Ninety-eight people were still unaccounted for Wednesday after a pre-dawn fire raced through the...
  • Relatives mourn as recovery of bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 begins December 31, 2014

    It was a heartbreaking day for the families of those on board AirAsia flight 8501 as remains of the plane were discovered. Little Angela posted a heartbreaking message on social media saying 'Papa, come home. I still need you'. ...
  • Sea bed sonar image believed to be that of missing AirAsia plane December 31, 2014

    Indonesia: A sonar image showing a large, dark object on the sea bed is believed to be a missing AirAsia plane, an official with Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Wednesday after bodies and debris were found in the area. Ships and planes have been scouring the Java Sea for...
  • Bad weather hampers search for AirAsia QZ8501 wreckage after 3 more bodies, debris found December 31, 2014

    Indonesia: Ships and planes resumed the search for wreckage, bodies and black boxes of a doomed AirAsia plane on Wednesday after Indonesian rescuers found several bodies and debris floating in shallow waters off the coast of Borneo. However, 2-3 metres (6-9 ft) waves and winds prevented divers from searching the crash...
  • Wreckage, bodies might hold clues in AirAsia QZ 8501 crash December 31, 2014

    New York: With search teams pulling debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 out of the Java Sea, attention now shifts to the investigation to determine what happened as the jet was heading from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. The most important piece of evidence will be the flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders....
  • Searchers resume hunt for bodies from AirAsia jet QZ8501 December 31, 2014

    Pangkalan: A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, focusing on an area of the aqua-colored waters where the first bodies and debris were located a day earlier. But wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught...
  • Indonesia expands search for missing AirAsia jet, US sends warship December 30, 2014

    Jakarta: Countries around Asia on Tuesday stepped up the search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people that is presumed to have crashed in shallow waters off the Indonesian coast, with Washington also sending a warship to help find the missing jet. Soelistyo, head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, told...
  • Hundreds still awaiting airlift on stricken Italian ferry December 29, 2014

    Athen: Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday. Helicopters were plucking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic and transferring them to a nearby...
  • Jolie's 'Unbroken' sprints to front of Christmas Day box office December 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Director Angelina Jolie's World War II drama 'Unbroken' finished first at the Christmas Day box office in its debut and edged out another new film for the holiday season, modern fairy tale musical 'Into The Woods,' tracking firm Rentrak said on Friday. 'Unbroken,' the real-life story of Olympic runner...
  • Angelina Jolie: I have never been comfortable as an actor November 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie says she is now looking to focus on her directing career. "I've never been comfortable as an actor. I've never loved being in front of the camera. I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because...
  • China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: Report November 22, 2014

    Washington: Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed...
  • Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to visit India October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will be on a two-day visit to India next week, the external affairs ministry said on Friday. "Prime Minister of Vietnam will be on a state visit to India from October 27-28," external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday. The spokesperson added...
  • Antarctic sea ice at record high: NASA October 8, 2014

    New York: Sea ice around Antarctica has reached its highest level since measurement started in 1979, NASA said. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. The new Antarctic sea ice record reflects the...
  • Mumbai: HC seeks PWD's views on PIL about preventing Sea Link suicides September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the public works department of Maharashtra government to explain its stand on a public interest litigation demanding measures to prevent suicides or possible terror attacks on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The division bench of Justices PV Hardas...