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Two ships arrive at Indian Ocean

Two ships that will be the center of the search operations in the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370. According to the Australian Defense Force, Great Britain’s HMS Echo will conduct a specific search in the area, together with Australian ship Ocean Shield, equipped with specialized devices from the US Navy which can locate the black box of the said flight.

Suspected World War II bomb explodes in Bangkok; 7 killed, 19 injured

(Reuters) — A suspected World War II bomb exploded in the Thai capital on Wednesday (April 2) as scrap metal workers tried to cut it open with a blow torch, killing at least seven people and injuring 19, police said. Construction workers found the shell at a construction site and brought it to a warehouse on the outskirts of Bangkok to be cut up. “The construction workers were urging the warehouse to cut the bomb into pieces […]

Malaysia police chief focuses on crew, pilots in criminal probe on missing MH370

(Reuters) — Malaysia is focusing its criminal investigation on the cabin crew and pilots of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the country’s police chief said on Wednesday (April 2). Inspector General of Police, Royal Malaysian Police Force, Khalid Abu Bakar said the passengers have been cleared of possible involvement in activity that could have been connected to the flight’s disappearance on March 8. “As we have said earlier, only the passengers has been cleared. The rest? No,” he said at a news […]

Lowered expectations as Malaysia Airlines search drags on

(Reuters) – The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed on Wednesday, even as senior Australian officials warned that bad weather and a lack of reliable information were seriously impeding efforts to locate the plane’s wreckage. Up to 10 planes and nine ships from a half dozen countries are scouring a stretch of the Indian Ocean roughly the size of Britain, where the plane is believed to have crashed more than three weeks ago. The search […]

Evacuation starts in Chile after 8.2 magnitude quake that killed at least 5 people

(Reuters) — A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami, causing landslides that blocked highways and leading to five deaths. Officials said the dead included people who were crushed by collapsing walls or were killed by heart attacks. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was shallow at 12.5 miles (20.1 km) below the seabed and struck about 100 km northwest of the mining port of Iquique near the Peruvian […]