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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Families Try To Raise $5 Million Reward

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Relatives of some of the passengers who went missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have launched a campaign to raise a $5 million reward in the hopes of enticing someone to come forward with information about the jet’s disappearance three months ago. The monthlong fundraising drive was […]

June 9, 2014

Private Firms To Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Private companies specializing in deep ocean search will be hired to continue the quest to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia’s prime minister said Monday, and the cost could run more than $55 million and take six to eight months. The U.S. Navy’s robotic submarine Bluefin-21 has […]

April 28, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Has ‘Work To Do’ Fixing Image, Says CEO

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines, which was already haemorrhaging cash in the face of intense competition, has “got a lot of work to do” recovering from the disappearance of MH370, its CEO said Monday. The flag-carrier airline has reported hefty losses for three years running, and MH370 now raises the spectre of a potential […]

April 7, 2014

Malaysian Police Say Nothing Suspicious Among The 227 Passengers

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their probe of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the aircraft. Authorities are continuing to investigate the pilot, co-pilot and 10 […]

April 2, 2014

Search Goes On In Ocean’s Stirred ‘Teacup’ Of Garbage

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For the first time since the search focused on the southern […]

March 31, 2014

Malaysia Jet: New Objects Sighted, Raising Hope Of Finding Wreckage

By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight intensified Monday as search crews reported more sightings of possible debris in the south Indian Ocean, including two objects that could be retrieved soon by an Australian vessel. Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, also announced an unscheduled […]

March 24, 2014

MH370 Relatives Rage As Malaysia Probes ‘Deleted’ Data

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Angry Chinese relatives tried to gatecrash Malaysia’s tightly controlled daily media briefing on the missing plane Wednesday in chaotic scenes underlining the frustrations surrounding the 12-day search. Shouting and crying, a handful of relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 unfurled a protest banner, reading: “Give us back our families.” […]

March 19, 2014