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Malaysia Confirms Plane Debris Is From Flight MH370

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak: “The international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370.”

August 5, 2015

Indian Ocean Debris Almost Certainly From A Boeing 777: Malaysia

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

July 30, 2015
Mohid Shorik, an 18-year-old Rohingya who fled a refugee camp in Bangladesh, holds a United Nations form inquiring about his application for asylum. (Jonathan Kaiman/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Indonesia And Malaysia To Allow Stranded Migrants To Come Ashore

Indonesia and Malaysia, which along with Thailand have allowed migrants into their countries temporarily to receive humanitarian aid, reversing an earlier decision.

May 21, 2015

Malaysia Formally Declares Dead All People Aboard MH370

Malaysia has ended the search for survivors of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

January 29, 2015
A member of the Indonesian military looks out of the window during a search and rescue (SAR) operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters of the Java Sea, on December 29, 2014

Bad Weather Stalls AirAsia Wreckage Search; Seven Bodies Recovered

Get the latest on the AirAsia recovery effort.

December 31, 2014

Bodies Recovered In Search For Missing AirAsia Flight

The mystery over AirAsia Flight 8501 is reaching a heartbreaking end.

December 30, 2014

Kerry In Southeast Asia Seeking Support Against IS Group

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Indonesia on Monday to visit with President Joko Widodo and urge him to take more action against the Islamic State.

October 20, 2014

Government Takeover, ‘Overhaul’ Of Malaysia Airlines Planned

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Saying Malaysia Airlines needs a “complete overhaul” following two devastating air disasters, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund on Friday proposed buying out the approximately 30 percent of the carrier’s shares it does not own and delisting it as a publicly traded company. “The proposed restructuring will […]

August 8, 2014

Malaysia PM ‘Shocked’ By Plane Crash, Relatives Endure Agonizing Wait

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia’s premier expressed “shock” at reports a Malaysia Airlines flight may have been shot down over troubled eastern Ukraine as his nation reeled from another wrenching air tragedy just months after MH370 disappeared. Tearful relatives began gathering at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport in the early hours of Friday morning, many beside […]

July 17, 2014

66 Missing In Boat That Capsized Off Malaysian Coast

By John Grafilo KUALA LUMPUR — A boat carrying 97 people capsized Wednesday off the coast near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency said. Thirty-one people were rescued in the incident that occurred before dawn off the coast of Kuala Langat, west of Kuala Lumpur, the agency said. Search and rescue […]

June 18, 2014

Cross-Dressers Imprisoned In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s Islamic authorities imprisoned 16 men dressed as women after a raid on a wedding just outside the capital Kuala Lumpur, activists and police confirmed Tuesday. Seventeen men were arrested Sunday night in the town of Bahau in the state of Negeri Sembilan, 60 miles south of Kuala Lumpur, according to […]

June 10, 2014

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

Malaysia Releases Preliminary Report On MH370

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia on Thursday made public a preliminary report on Flight MH370 and other data that marks its most extensive release of information on the missing airliner to date, nearly two months after its mysterious disappearance. The brief five-page report, which was submitted earlier to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), was […]

May 1, 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

Private Firms To Search For 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 searched […]

April 28, 2014

Malaysia Airliner Search Points Up China’s Technology Gap

By Julie Makinen and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation’s first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put China among the elite ranks of such […]

April 17, 2014

Oil Slick Not Linked To Missing Jet, Australians Say

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times   BEIJING — Australian authorities coordinating the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Thursday that lab tests have shown an oil slick found in the search area last Sunday is not aircraft engine fuel or hydraulic fluid. Searchers are now using a robotic submarine, the Bluefin-21, to look for […]

April 17, 2014

Mini-Sub To Dive Again After Aborting First MH370 Search

Perth (Australia) (AFP) – A mini-sub hunting missing Flight MH370 was set to sweep the Indian Ocean seabed again Tuesday after cutting short its first mission, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any ‘black box’ data found. The unmanned submarine equipped with sonar gear was deployed Monday night from the Australian ship Ocean Shield, which has […]

April 15, 2014

New Signal Detected In Hunt For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — An Australian military plane participating in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday detected an underwater acoustic signal that may be from the Boeing 777’s black boxes, Australian authorities said. The P-3 Orion has been dropping buoys equipped with hydrophones that can pick up such […]

April 10, 2014

More Signals Are Detected That May Be From Malaysian Jetliner

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — An Australian ship hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has picked up two more transmissions similar to those of the jet’s “black boxes,” and the coordinator of the search said Wednesday the “pings” were helping to narrow the search area significantly. The vessel Ocean Shield, towing an […]

April 9, 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

U.S. Navy Device Detects Sustained ‘Pings’ In Flight 370 Search

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — An Australian ship towing a U.S. Navy “pinger” locator has twice picked up sustained signals that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s “black boxes,” and searchers are likely to deploy an underwater exploratory vehicle soon to look for wreckage, authorities said Monday. The first acoustic event […]

April 7, 2014

Two Ships Scour 150-Mile Path For ‘Black Box’ Signal From Missing Malaysian Plane

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Investigators began searching underwater Friday for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with two ships homing in on a 150-mile path in the Indian Ocean where analysts believe the jet probably went down. A pinger locator lent by the U.S. Navy was being towed by the Australian ship Ocean […]

April 4, 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

No Clues In MH370 Cockpit Transcript As Search Wears On

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) — Malaysia revealed the full radio communications with the pilots of its missing flight Tuesday, but the routine exchanges shed no light on the mystery as an Indian Ocean search for wreckage bore on with no end in sight. The previously unreleased conversations between MH370’s pilots and air traffic controllers had been […]

April 1, 2014