• 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    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.

    Associated Press
    • Karpal a great ‘son of the soil’, PKR’s Wan Azizah says

      GEORGE TOWN, April 19 — With Karpal Singh’s passing, Malaysia has lost one of its greatest sons, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah said today. The PKR president, who was among the hundreds of people who...

      The Malay Mail Online
      • Expert: Pilot may have attempted soft landing

        KUALA LUMPUR: An aviation expert agreed with the opinion that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could be intact at the bottom of the Indian ocean, provided it hit the water at a 90-degree angle or made a soft landing. Universiti Kuala Lumpur-Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology's (UniKL-MIAT)…

        New Straits Times
        • Interfaith group ‘worried’ that ex-judge can have such ‘racist’ views

          KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — An interfaith group expressed shock today at the “racist” views of a former high-ranking judge who had called the presence of large Hindu and Buddhist statues in the...

          The Malay Mail Online
          • Zulkifli shoots back at Khairy in Twitter row

            Former Perkasa vice-president Zulkifli Noordin continued his Twitter row with Khairy Jamaluddin today, taking a swipe at him with a belittling tweet and telling him not to be a knee-jerk politician. Khairy, the Youth and Sports Minister, had told Zulkifli yesterday to 'shut up' after the latter had…

            The Malaysian Insider
            • Ivanka Trump's Post-Baby Body!

              In today's Healthy Hollywood feature: Talk about a boardroom ready body! Just four months after giving birth to her second child, Ivanka Trump looks va-va-voom sensational. She flaunts her buffed body in skinny jean and a belly-baring top on the cover May's Shape magazine. This busy lady juggles…

              Access Hollywood
              • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

                Initial investigations have revealed that Karpal Singh’s Toyota Alphard crashed into a five-ton lorry in the accident yesterday that claimed his life and that of his assistant, Perak police said today. State police chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also dismissed rumours and speculation that the…

                The Malaysian Insider
                • South Korea ferry captain defends actions, bodies seen in ship

                  Investigators arrested Lee Joon-Seok and two of his crew early in the morning. All three have been criticised for abandoning hundreds of passengers trapped in the ferry, as they made their own escape. Lee was charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of…

                  AFP News19 mins ago
                  • Malaysia will rope in Deftech, Boustead for MH370’s deep-water recovery

                    KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Should the Bluefin-21 robot submersible fail to locate the wreck of Flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean, Malaysia will call for assistance from DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies...

                    • No Obama meeting for Anwar in next week’s visit

                      President Barack Obama does not plan to see opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim when he is in Kuala Lumpur next week, though US officials yesterday did not rule out a lower-level meeting. Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century when he touches down in…

                      The Malaysian Insider
                      • Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015

                        Automaker Fiat-Chrysler said on Saturday that it would begin producing the iconic American brand Jeep in China from 2015 to meet demand in the world's largest car market. Fiat-Chrysler -- created by Italy's Fiat acquiring Chrysler of the United States -- will produce three Jeep sport utility…

                        AFP News
                        • Clarify reminder on use of ‘RIP’ by Muslims, former Perlis mufti urges fatwa council

                          The National Fatwa Council has been urged to clarify its statement discouraging Muslims from using the phrase “Rest in Peace" (RIP) when condoling a non-Muslim's death. Commenting on the council's reminder that Muslims are not permitted to use the phrase, former Perlis mufti Associate Professor…

                          The Malaysian Insider
                          • South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?

                            The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What caused…

                            • 3-million-year old green landscape found beneath ice sheet!

                              New York, April 19 (IANS) There was a green and forested landscape prior to the time that the ice sheet began to form in Greenland and scientists have now discovered that the three-million-year-old landscape still exists beneath the Greenland ice sheet. "Pre-glacial landscapes can remain preserved…

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                              • Formula One: Vettel admits Ricciardo doing better job

                                Sebastian Vettel admitted he needs to raise his game after Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo on Saturday again out-qualified the four-time world champion at the Chinese Grand Prix. Ricciardo was no match for pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest by almost six-tenths of a second, but he put…

                                AFP News
                                • After ‘stomach problems’, Selangor assembly axes caterer

                                  SHAH ALAM, April 18 ― The caterer for the Selangor State Legislative Assembly has lost its service contract after several individuals, including Speaker Hannah Yeoh, suffered mild food poisoning...

                                  The Malay Mail Online
                                  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

                                    PERTH, Australia (AP) — 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 Saturday.

                                    Associated Press54 mins ago
                                    • MH370 search at 'critical juncture'

                                      The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed that has so far found nothing. "The search for today and tomorrow is at a very critical…

                                      AFP News
                                      • Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

                                        KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.

                                        Associated Press
                                        • US teen suspended for asking Miss America Nina Davuluri to prom

                                          Washington, April 19 (IANS) A Pennsylvania teenager has been suspended for asking the first ever Indian-American Miss America Nina Davuluri to the prom, the annual end of the year dance for high school students. Patrick Farves, 18, also handed Davuluri a plastic flower after he asked her to the…

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