After a flurry of reports and speculation on what may have happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 — including sightings of oil streaks and satellite images of three pieces of large debris floating in the South China Sea — there is now a whole raft of new theories on what may have happened to the [...]
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has generated dozens of theories on where it is now, from the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, and how it vanished. Here's a rundown of what we know and what we don't, along with clues and theories about what happened to the Boeing 777 jetliner:
Somebody is a selling a fistful of US Treasuries. It could be Russia, or China, Turkey, South Africa, or Indonesia, or all frantically selling bonds at the same time for different reasons. We don’t yet know. All we know is that the US Federal Reserve’s custody holdings on behalf of foreign central banks plunged by [...]
For many South Koreans, the U.S. is and will continue to be country's most important military ally, but a substantial minority believes China's importance will increase in the future.
(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Vietnam says it has downgraded but not stopped its search for the missing jetliner in the South China Sea and has been asked by Malaysian authorities to consider sending planes and ships to the Strait of Malacca. The statement Friday is a sign that the focus of the search effort is…
Via I'm pointed to Takayuki Iwasaki's piece in Nikkei Asian Review finding Japan's literati impervious to politics -- meaning that, despite tensions with nearby South Korea, China, and Taiwan, Japanese titles are still selling well in...Show More Summary
Focus of efforts shifts from South China Sea to Indian Ocean as authorities expand search amid conflicting information.
The Daily Mail reports that U.S. military officials reportedly believe missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have gone done in the Indian Ocean rather than the South China Sea and may begin searching the area: The mystery surrounding...Show More Summary
The Malaysian government has denied China’s report that debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has surfaced the over the South China Sea, as the country’s Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday. “There is nothing. We went there,...Show More Summary
New claims from U.S. investigators come as Chinese satellite images of debris in South China Sea are ruled out by Vietnamese search and rescue teams
Nine suspects in Hong Kong, including two alleged motorcycle hit men, have been arrested in connection to the brutal February 26 knife attack on former Ming Pao news editor Kevin Lau Chun-to, South China Morning Post reports. [ more...
A Chinese military agency yesterday released satellite imagery showing large debris floating in the South China Sea along the flight path of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, according to news agencies in Beijing. [ more › ]
Adam Minter points out that the pollution in the South China Sea is complicating the search for the missing plane: On Saturday, hours after the first news of the plane’s disappearance, the Vietnamese navy reported finding 6 mile (9.7 kilometers) and 9 mile oil slicks (reports about the size vary), raising hopes. On Monday, lab tests revealed that they were diesel […]
Western media has found satellite images of suspected debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that China published last night. The objects were imaged in the South China Sea near Vietnam by a China satellite late on Sunday morning 9 March, more than a day after the 777-200 with 239 people on board vanished [...]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — "All right, good night" were the final words heard by air traffic controllers from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight before it vanished over the South China Sea five days ago, relatives of the passengers were told Wednesday.
A New Zealand man working on an oil rig in the South China Sea claims he witnessed missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 burst into flames before disappearing. Read more...
A U.S. satellite operator is enabling anyone with Internet access to help search for the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared in the South China Sea days ago. Digital Globe has sent two satellites to scour search zones over the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea, and is broadcasting those images through tomnod.com. Show More Summary
Flight MH370's final radio message signaled that everything on board was normal. "All right, roger that," the flight's pilot replied to Malaysian air control, just minutes before the plane vanished over the the South China Sea. Read more...
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