Debris found on Reunion Island comes from missing MH370: Malaysian PM

  EXPERTS have confirmed that the aircraft debris discovered on Reunion Island belongs to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced early Thursday. “Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370,” said the prime minister, who added that the physical […]

ASEAN makes united stand regarding Chinese land reclamation

KUALA Lumpur, Malaysia, August 5 (Eagle News) — The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressed concerns regarding the continuing land reclamation of China in the disputed territories in West Philippine Sea. The ASEAN also added that China should stop said reclamation activities. China, on the other hand, refused to discuss the issue of territorial dispute in the said meeting. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Iglesia Ni Cristo chapel stays upright after super typhoon’s rampage

SAIPAN, Pacific, August 5 (Eagle News) – As the super-typhoon rampaged in the Pacific island of Saipan, news agencies once again recognized the structural strength of the Iglesia Ni Cristo house of worship which was able to withstand the rampage of the super-typhoon and remained standing amidst destruction. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Expert stresses challenge of analyzing wreckage of missing MH370

AUGUST 5 (CCTV) — As international experts are to analyze a piece of Boeing-777 washed up on the shores of the Reunion Island last week that is likely to be part of the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, some others are warning that solving the mystery of MH370 will be quite challenging. When the wing fragment washed up on the shore of the Reunion Island last week, it raised hopes that the mystery of MH370 […]

Southeast Asian nations back halt to land reclamation in South China Sea

AUGUST 5 (Reuters) — Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) joined a U.S. call to halt land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea on Tuesday (August 4) after a ministerial meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, whose country is chairing the regional meeting this year, said the issue was discussed extensively. “We reaffirm the importance of maintaining peace, security, and stability, as well as freedom […]

Helicopter accident kills 16 police officers in Colombia

  (Reuters)– Sixteen policemen died on Tuesday (August 04) and two were injured when a helicopter likely crashed into the side of mountain in a wooded region of northwestern Colombia, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said. Apartado Clinic Director General Nicolas Suarez said the two injured police officers were being treated in his hospital. “We received a call from the clinic alerting us that they were coming with people injured in the helicopter accident. Up […]

Saipan in “state of disaster” as typhoon Soudelor makes direct hit

(Eagle News) — Before entering the Philippines, supertyphoon Soudelor passed over Saipan late Sunday night and early Monday, wreaking havoc on the island as its powerful winds ripped off roofs of homes, toppled power poles and its rains flooding roads and establishments, including power plants. The Pacific Daily News reported that typhoon Soudelor made a direct hit on Saipan which has been delared as in a “state of disaster.” Hundreds of Saipan residents are now  in […]

At least 75 die after heavy rains in India; aid reaches West Bengal

  (Reuters) — At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said on Monday (August 3). Exacerbated by Cyclone Komen which struck the east coast on Friday (July 31), the rainfall has made major rivers overflow, inundating villages in parts of West Bengal, Odisha and Manipur states. Flash floods […]

Republican presidential candidates gather in New Hampshire

  (Reuters) — Republican U.S. presidential candidates were in Manchester, New Hampshire, to test their messages at a forum on Monday (August 3) broadcast live on U.S. cable network C-SPAN. Fourteen of the 17 candidates faced off in Manchester, N.H. for the Voters Issues Forum at Saint Anselm College. Each candidate was asked questions by a moderator based on a random draw. While Donald Trump decided not to attend, illegal immigration was a dominant theme. […]

Aid arrives in flooded areas of Myanmar as death toll from floods hit 27

(Reuters) — Myanmar’s government aid relief team air-dropped supplies to flooded areas in Rakhine state on Monday (August 3) as the death toll rose to 27. The number of deaths was expected to rise further as relief and rescue teams struggled to reach those in need of help in remote areas. “First, we focus on food. We’ve prepared boxes of rice, drinking water, instant noodles. We have to drop off these rations six feet above […]

Funeral for Mexican journalist killed in Mexico City after his life had been threatened

  (Reuters) — Slain Mexican news photographer, Ruben Espinosa, was laid to rest in Mexico City on Monday (August 03) days after he was shot dead in his apartment, the latest in a string of murders that has prompted protests from fellow journalists. Espinosa, who a month ago claimed in interviews that he felt threatened by the governor of eastern Veracruz state, was the lone male among five victims that police discovered bound, beaten and […]

More information needed to find out what happened to MH370, says expert

(Courtesy China Central Television) — More information is needed to confirm what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, even if the wreckage found near the Reunion Island is verified as from the missing plane, a French aerospace professor said on Monday. The wreckage was discovered near Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean late Friday and has been confirmed to be part of a Boeing 777, the same aircraft type used for flight MH370. The […]