Malaysia

  • We prayed to our gods during those hours, say MH192 passengers 22-04-2014 04:56 PM

    Bangalore: Airport arrivals are where one can spot some of the happiest faces. But happiness is an understatement when you see your child coming safe after an air-scare. This is what Tejaswi's mother felt as she hugged her daughter at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore. Tejaswi was one of...
  • MH370: Robotic submarine searches two-thirds of underwater area 21-04-2014 10:49 AM

    Perth: A robotic mini-submarine deployed to unprecedented depths underwater to hunt for the crashed Malaysian airliner has searched nearly two-thirds of the focused area of the Indian Ocean floor with no sign of any wreckage, as it ended its eighth mission on Monday. Autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21, a US Navy...
  • Bangalore-bound Malaysian jet pilot praised upon safe landing 21-04-2014 07:49 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Transport Minister has praised the pilot of a Bangalore-bound troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane that was forced to make an emergency landing early on Monday at an airport for his "skillful" handling of the aircraft. "The passengers, despite being tired, expressed their admiration for the pilot's skillful...
  • MH370: Malaysia Airlines to provide financial aid to families 20-04-2014 05:04 PM

    Perth: A Malaysian official met on Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin met with the...
  • US submarine search for Malaysian plane to be finished in a week 19-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Perth: A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said on Saturday. As the hunt for Flight...
  • Four questions about missing Malaysian plane answered 19-04-2014 12:37 PM

    Kuala Lampur: Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers. Samuel Rogers, a 20-year-old German on a backpacking trip, in Bangkok and on his way...
  • Lee Westwood surges clear in Malaysia as Pablo Larrazabal dives for cover 18-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets. The former world number one Englishman took his two-day total...
  • US submarine makes second dive to search for missing Malaysian plane 16-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Perth: As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight MH370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 submarine surfaced early for the second time in as many...
  • Robotic submarine deployed in search for missing Malaysian plane 14-04-2014 09:35 PM

    Perth: Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes. Meanwhile, officials were investigating an oil slick about 5,500 meters...
  • Australia considers deploying undersea robot in hunt for MH370 14-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Sydney/Kuala Lampur: Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth fruitless week. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared soon after taking off on March 8 from...
  • Missing Malaysian plane's black box batteries may have died 13-04-2014 12:57 PM

    Perth: Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died. Despite having no new pings to go on, crews are continuing their search Sunday for debris...
  • Signals 'rapidly fading', long jet search ahead: Australian PM 12-04-2014 08:34 PM

    Signals possibly from the black box of the ill-fated Malaysian jet were "rapidly fading" and the ongoing massive search for the plane was likely to continue "for a long time", Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday. "Given that the signal from the black box is rapidly fading, what...
  • Co-pilot of missing Malaysian plane made mid-air phone call: report 12-04-2014 01:50 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a desperate call from his mobile phone moments before the jet went off the radar with 239 people on board under mysterious circumstances on March 8. The call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone, however, ended abruptly, but not before...
  • Searchers race to find MH370; no new signals heard 12-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Perth: With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed on 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. The ocean search area has been condensed,...
  • Malaysia plane hunt resumes amidst optimism over new 'pings' 10-04-2014 04:07 PM

    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Thursday with a renewed sense of optimism, after Australian officials said they had detected two new 'ping' signals that may have come from the plane's black box recorders. The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared more than a...
  • Underwater pings relocated in hunt for Malaysian jet MH370: Australia 09-04-2014 08:54 AM

    Perth: An Australian official says equipment on a ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has relocated an underwater signal that is consistent with a plane's black boxes. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search in the southern Indian Ocean, said on Wednesday that the Australian...
  • Lee Chong Wei to play on until 2016 Rio Olympics 08-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Malaysia's world number one badminton player Lee Chong Wei has ruled out retirement and decided to carry on for two more years until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 31-year-old had hinted at retirement earlier this year after winning his 10th Malaysia Open title in Kuala Lumpur,...
  • Search for missing Malaysian plane set to move to sea floor 08-04-2014 07:22 AM

    A robotic search vehicle is likely to be sent deep into the Indian Ocean on Tuesday to look for wreckage of a missing Malaysian jetliner on the sea floor, as officials say the chance of finding anything on the surface has dwindled. Angus Houston, head of the Australian agency coordinating...
  • MH370: Search planes, ships diverted to area where 'pings' detected 07-04-2014 09:27 AM

    Sydney: Some planes and ships searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the Indian Ocean moved on Monday toward waters where a Chinese vessel had picked up "ping" signals at the weekend, raising hopes of finding the airliner's black-box recorders. The black boxes, thought be to lying on the...
  • More ships head to probe signals in missing Malaysian plane search 06-04-2014 11:12 AM

    Perth: Naval vessels carrying sophisticated deep-sea black box detectors were rushing to the site of an "important and encouraging" lead in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner, the head of the multinational search said on Sunday. But retired Australian Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston stressed the two electronic pulses...
  • Biggest search yet for missing Malaysian jet 05-04-2014 11:05 AM

    Four weeks after the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner, searchers on Saturday launched the most intensive hunt yet in the southern Indian Ocean, trying to find the plane's black box recorders before their batteries run out. Up to 10 military planes, three civilian jets and 11 ships will scour...
  • Williams apologise to drivers, fans for team orders 03-04-2014 10:44 PM

    Williams apologised to their drivers and Formula One fans on Thursday for a clumsy, and ultimately failed, attempt to impose "team orders" in Malaysia last weekend. Deputy principal Claire Williams told reporters at the Bahrain Grand Prix that the team had erred in asking Brazilian Felipe Massa to let team...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: All passengers cleared of any role in hijacking 02-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: A criminal probe into four specific areas including hijacking and sabotage has cleared all 227 passengers aboard the ill-fated Flight MH370, Malaysian police chief said on Wednesday. Investigators have cleared all 227 passengers of any role in hijacking or sabotage and of having personal or psychological issues that...
  • Missing Malaysian plane: UK submarine joins in search 02-04-2014 11:33 AM

    Perth: The prolonged search for the crashed airliner continued on Wednesday as a British nuclear submarine joined the multinational hunt in the Indian Ocean, ahead of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's visit. Razak will visit the RAAF Pearce air base - the departure point for the seven-nation search for the...
  • Malaysia changes last words from missing plane, hunt goes on 01-04-2014 07:09 AM

    The last words from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian airliner were a standard "Good night Malaysian three seven zero", Malaysian authorities said, changing their account of the critical last communication from a more casual "All right, good night." The correction almost four weeks after Flight MH370 vanished was made...
  • Australia finds fishing equipment in search for missing Malaysian jet 31-03-2014 04:31 PM

    Perth: A cluster of orange objects spotted by a search plane hunting for any trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out to be nothing more than fishing equipment, Australian officials said on Monday, the latest disappointing news in a weekslong hunt that Australia's prime minister said will continue...
  • No time limit on Malaysia jet search: Australia PM 31-03-2014 08:07 AM

    Perth/Beijing: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there was no time limit on the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, missing for more than three weeks in the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board. A total of 20 aircraft and ships will resume scouring a massive area in the...
  • No evidence yet but efforts to find missing Malaysian plane ramped up 30-03-2014 08:02 PM

    Perth: Australia's prime minister said on Sunday he was hopeful clues will emerge soon to help find Flight MH370 even though searchers again failed to find jet debris, as relatives of Chinese passengers on the plane protested in Malaysia to demand the government apologize over its handling of the search....
  • Shuttler Sourabh Varma loses in Malaysia GP Gold final 30-03-2014 03:54 PM

    Johor Bahru: Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma gave a fantastic fight but eventually went down to Indonesian 15th seed Simon Santoso in the men's singles final of the $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold here Sunday. Despite leading a large chunk of the match, the eighth seeded Indian went down 21-15, 16-21,...
  • Search for Malaysian jet grows, but poor weather again forecast 30-03-2014 08:44 AM

    Ten ships and as many aircraft will search a swathe of the Indian Ocean west of Perth on Sunday, trying again to find some trace of missing Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL) Flight MH370 after more than three weeks of fruitless and frustrating hunting. Numerous objects have been spotted in the two...