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South Korea: Death toll rises to 150 in sunken ferry disaster
23rd Apr 2014

South Korea: Death toll rises to 150 in sunken ferry disaster

[South Korean coast guard officers and divers get off the boat after a search mission in Jindo  (Xinhua/Peng Qian) ]  JINDO, (Xinhua): Death toll from a sunken South Korean ferry rose to 150 on Wednesday as hundreds of divers speed up … Continued

South Korea: Official death toll tops 100 in South Korea ferry disaster
22nd Apr 2014

South Korea: Official death toll tops 100 in South Korea ferry disaster

  The confirmed number of fatalities in South Korea’s ferry disaster has topped 100, with nearly 200 people still missing. Dive teams have ramped up their search efforts after finding a way into the ship over the weekend.   Despite … Continued

South Korea: Radio transcript shows panic aboard South Korean ferry
21st Apr 2014

South Korea: Radio transcript shows panic aboard South Korean ferry

    A transcript of radio messages from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol has been released, apparently suggesting confusion over the ship’s evacuation procedure. It is feared the final death toll could exceed 300. The transcript released on Sunday, … Continued

South Korea: Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on
20th Apr 2014

South Korea: Families of South Korean ferry victims protest as recovery operation goes on

    [Photo: Students at Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, hold messages for fellow students]   As the death toll from the capsized South Korean ferry rose above 50, the families of victims began a protest march to … Continued

South Korea: Divers enter sunken ferry, 28 confirmed dead
18th Apr 2014

South Korea: Divers enter sunken ferry, 28 confirmed dead

[Helicopters fly above a sinking South Korean passenger ship in water off the southern coast in South Korea (Xinhua/Newsis)] SEOUL, (Xinhua): South Korean coast guard and navy divers succeeded Friday in entering into the hull of a sunken ferry, two days … Continued

Malaysia: Investigators seeking radar data from 15 countries as search expands
16th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Investigators seeking radar data from 15 countries as search expands

  [Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (second from right) and acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (second from left) announcing yesterday that search for MH370 would now expand to areas beyond Thailand to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan in the north … Continued

Malaysia: Plane’s disappearance ‘deliberate action’
15th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Plane’s disappearance ‘deliberate action’

[A map of the South China Sea, posted on the website of the Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China, notes the possible location of a seismic tremor on the … Continued

14th Mar 2014

Malaysia: The three-minute window for MH370 to vanish from radar screens

Three minutes. That is the time frame to deliberately switch off a plane’s transponder and remain invisible on radar without arousing any suspicion if they are flying between Malaysian and Vietnamese airspace, pilots say. One pilot familiar with the route … Continued

13th Mar 2014

Malaysia: No sign of debris as US investigators suspect MH370 plane flew for hours

Search planes have found no sign of missing Flight MH370 in an area where Chinese satellites had shown debris. Meanwhile, a US newspaper report has said the plane may have stayed in the air for a total of five hours. … Continued

12th Mar 2014

Malaysia air force denies missing flight was tracked to Strait of Malacca

Malaysia’s air force has said an airliner that disappeared over the weekend may have turned back, but denied it was tracked to the Malacca Straight. Vietnam has scaled back its search efforts as it awaits clarification.  Malaysia’s air force chief … Continued

11th Mar 2014

Malaysian military now reveals it tracked MH370 to Malacca straits

In a strange twist, Malaysia’s military believes it tracked the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control over the Gulf of Thailand. A … Continued

Malaysia says still no evidence of missing aircraft
10th Mar 2014

Malaysia says still no evidence of missing aircraft

  [Director General of Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman at a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines in Kuala Lumpur. (Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung) ]   Kuala Lumpur, (Xinhua): The director general of Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation said on … Continued

9th Mar 2014

Malaysia Airlines says no evidence found of wreckage of missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR, (Xinhua): Multinational search and rescue teams have not found evidence of any wreckage of the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft so far, said the Malaysia Airlines on Saturday evening. “An international search and rescue mission was mobilized this morning. … Continued

Malaysia: Search under way after contact lost with Malaysia Airlines jet
8th Mar 2014

Malaysia: Search under way after contact lost with Malaysia Airlines jet

  China has sent two rescue ships after a Malaysian jet carrying 239 people disappeared over the South China Sea. The last signals from the plane, headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, were detected south of Vietnam.  Chinese state television … Continued

1st Mar 2014

Myanmar orders Doctors without Borders to cease activities

Myanmar’s government has ordered Doctors without Borders to halt all of its work in the country. The order came after the humanitarian group treated Rohingya Muslims injured in communal violence. Doctors without Borders said on Friday that it was “deeply … Continued

24th Feb 2014

Thailand: Yingluck condemns violencewhich killed two in Bangkok

BANGKOK, (Xinhua): Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday condemned the two attacks in Bangkok’s rally sites which killed two, including a four-year-old child and injuring 22 others. Yingluck posted a message on her Facebook wall that she was sad … Continued

18th Feb 2014

Thailand: Police officer killed in operation to retake government offices

A police officer has been killed during an operation by Thai police to reclaim occupied government sites. Authorities have vowed to regain control of Bangkok after protesters seized key institutions. A police officer has reportedly been killed after Thailand’s caretaker … Continued

17th Feb 2014

Thailand: Protesters surround government headquarters

Thai opposition protesters have surrounded the seat of government in Bangkok to prevent Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from returning to her headquarters. Demonstrators have vowed never to let her work there again.   Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched on Government … Continued

Indonesia: Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts
14th Feb 2014

Indonesia: Two dead, flights disrupted as Indonesia volcano erupts

By Bintang Senandung Nacita, Agence France-Presse, Blitar   Jakarta Post: A spectacular volcanic eruption in Indonesia has killed at least two people and forced mass evacuations, disrupting long-haul flights and closing international airports Friday. Mount Kelud, considered one of the … Continued

2nd Feb 2014

Indonesia: 14 dead, 3 injured as Mt Sinabung erupts

[Medics stand near the bodies of the victims in the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano at a hospital in Kabanjahe, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (Xinhua/Jefri Tarigan)] By Apriadi Gunawan, Karo, North Sumatra, (The Jakarta Post): At least 14 people were killed, … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview done on 29 May 2013 and transmitted on 12 June 2013


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