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First Funerals For Jet's Missing Passengers Set

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

By Lincoln Feast and Siva Govindasamy SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 (Reuters) - The first funerals for passengers on board a missing Mal...

When Things Fall Into the Ocean

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Ami Fields-Meyer

We were about twenty minutes into our tour of the CNN studio in Atlanta when Greg, an eccentric guide in a tomato-red polo, turned around. "Are there ...

Malaysia Releases First Report On Missing Flight

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

By Siva Govindasamy KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 (Reuters) - Malaysia released a preliminary report on missing Flight MH370 on Thursday in whic...

Malaysia Airlines Tells Passengers' Relatives To Return Home And Wait For News

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Air traffic controllers did not realize that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after it disapp...

Malaysia Airlines Tells Relatives Of Missing Passengers To Return Home

AP | By EILEEN NG | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Air traffic controllers did not realize that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after it disapp...

Obama Wins Back Lost Advantage in the Philippines As He Dabbles, Fitfully and Perhaps Fatefully, in the Ukraine Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

As Obama accomplished something quite real in the Asia-Pacific his administration and the European Union pursued something unreal, announcing new sanctions against individual Russians for their involvement in Russia's strategy to foment discord in Ukraine and keep that nation, which is only a few hundred miles from Moscow, out of NATO.

Malaysia To Release Missing Plane Investigation Report

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it will release a preliminary report of its investigation into Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday,...

Obama Must Pivot Towards Democracy in Malaysia

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

In Malaysia's hotly contested political environment, there is little room for foreign dignitaries to meet with opposition figures.

Obama Raises Need For Improved Human Rights In Malaysia

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that he had raised the need for improved human rights in Malaysia with the country'...

Asia-Pacific Pivot: Obama Trip So Far As Important for What Hasn't Happened As for What Has Happened

William Bradley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the shouting but, notably, not shooting continues in the Ukraine crisis, and the Middle East peace process collapses, President Barack Obama is in the middle of his four-nation Asia-Pacific tour. How's it going, amidst very predictable distractions from Russia and Israel? Fair to middling.

Malaysian Prime Minister Not Ready To Declare MH370 Passengers Dead

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

It's been more than six weeks since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, but Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he's still not ready to...

Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

This is a critical time for the the Asia-Pacific Pivot. Which is, of course, America's shift from its fateful post-9/11 fixations with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific.

Obama Seeks To Ease Asian Allies' Doubts

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

* Obama seeking to underline U.S. commitment to region * U.S. needs to balance Japanese and Chinese concerns (Adds Japanese media r...

A Pungent Fruit Holds Secret to Success for Obama's Malaysia Trip

Azlan Ibrahim | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Azlan Ibrahim

Recognize the distinction between the Malaysian government and the Malaysian people, 53 percent of whom did not vote for this prime minister or his cronies, a patrimony of grey, homogenous conservatives held captive by a small but vocal fringe lunatic. Sound familiar?

One Week Into Sub Search, Still No Sign Of Missing Plane

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Mala...

Malfunctioning Malaysia Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Mond...

Breathtaking Bridges That Are More Than Just Walkways

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Bridges are generally built to serve a purpose, but sometimes they are just downright cool, beautiful or even a little bizarre. Some highlighted below...

Missing Plane Search Forces Drone To Deepest Dive Ever

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

By Byron Kaye PERTH, Australia, April 18 (Reuters) - An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Ma...

Underwater Search for Missing Plane May Take 2 Months

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2014 | World

By Lincoln Feast and Byron Kaye SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia, April 15 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missi...

Report: Missing Flight's Co-Pilot Tried To Make Phone Call

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, April 12 (Reuters) - Investigators probing the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 suspect that the co-pilot of the jetlin...

Malaysia Investigates Chaotic Initial Response To Missing Jet

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

By Siva Govindasamy and Niluksi Koswanage KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Reuters) - Malaysia's government has begun investigating civil aviat...

Search for Missing Plane Distracts From Bigger Environmental Concerns

David Dietz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
David Dietz

With each potential discovery our hopes were raised only for the authorities and the media to casually inform us the debris or oil slicks were not from a plane but sea trash and oil slicks. The media's nonchalance and our societal indifference is hardly surprising but astoundingly scary.

New 'Ping' Detected In Hunt For MH370

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

By Matt Siegel and Swati Pandey SYDNEY/PERTH, Australia, April 10 (Reuters) - A new acoustic signal was detected in the h...

Public Finances Are on the Mend, but No Clean Bill of Health

Martine Guerguil | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Martine Guerguil

We've had a spate of good news on the economic front recently. Does this mean that we are finally out of the fiscal woods? According to our most recen...

This Ground Crew Is Working Nights To Keep MH370 Search Aloft

AP | NICK PERRY | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

RAAF BASE PEARCE, Australia (AP) — As the brilliant orange glow of another Australian sunset fades and the raucous engines of the search planes stop...