The development adds confusion and mystery and has raised questions about why the Malaysia Airlines flight apparently was not transmitting signals. Last known location »
The search for MH370 has already been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometers to the northwest of the original search radius.
Here's a quick look at the key areas of confusion in relation to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
By THERESA MARTELINO-REYES (Conclusion) BUSINESS tycoon Manuel Pangilinan offered China’s state-owned oil firm access to the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea over which the Philippines has a territorial claim, although he had no legal capacity to do so. Pangilinan, chairman and chief executive officer of Philex Petroleum Corp, offered to include […]
Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said Monday. Super Typhoon Haiyan raked across the central Philippines last November, killing at least 6,200 people with around 2,000 others still missing, while also displacing four million and leaving tens of thousands of farmers without their livelihoods. Haiyan hit at a "terrible time" between rice planting seasons but timely seed replacements have ensured a second harvest is not lost, said Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Last year the agency had voiced concerns that without the harvest, vulnerable farmers would not have been able to collect rice for almost a year -- until October or November 2014.
Shares of Geron shed more than half their value before the market opened Wednesday after concerns over potential liver damage prompted federal regulators to order research suspended on its blood disorder ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will weigh some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid to pressure President Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Crimea, according to a copy of a new Senate bill obtained by The Associated Press.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Police flooded Facebook's headquarters in Northern California to investigate a threat they later found wasn't credible.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting the new Ukrainian prime minister at the White House, a gesture aimed at rebuking Russia and cementing the West's allegiance to Ukraine's fledgling government.
Street battles between two rival gangs armed with RPGs and machine guns killed at least 16 people -- including four women -- in Pakistan's Karachi on Wednesday, officials said. It "erupted this morning when two gangs exchanged heavy gunfire" in the Lyari neighbourhood, senior police official Faisal Bashir said, adding that school pupils had been hurt in the crossfire. Major Sibtain Rizvi, a spokesman for paramilitary troops, added that two gangsters had been killed and one had been arrested. Din Muhammad, a 43-year-old resident who was being treated at Karachi Civil Hospital for a gun-shot wound in his right leg, said he was sitting at the shop when he heard explosions.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Three heavily armed insurgents tried to storm a former intelligence headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, prompting a fierce gunbattle that left the attackers dead.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers.
By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of mourners, many chanting anti-government slogans, gathered in central Istanbul on Wednesday for the funeral of a teenager wounded in street protests last summer whose death has sparked renewed unrest across Turkey. Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas at protests in several cities after Berkin Elvan's death on Tuesday, adding to pre-election worries for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as he battles a corruption scandal that has become one of the biggest challenges of his decade in power. Crowds chanting "Tayyip! Killer!" and "Everywhere is Berkin, everywhere is resistance" held up photos of Elvan outside a "cemevi", an Alevi place of worship, in Istanbul's working class Okmeydani district, from where his coffin, draped in red and covered in flowers, was carried through the streets for burial. This death shows this discrimination very clearly," said Sibel Aydemir, a 42-year-old housewife among the crowds.
CHICAGO (AP) — Another storm dealt yet another wintery blast to the snow-weary Midwest and a blizzard warning was issued in upstate New York on Wednesday after a day or so of spring-like temperatures teased the region.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In a rare public appearance, President Bashar Assad on Wednesday visited displaced Syrians in a frontline suburb of the country's capital, where he vowed to keep up the fight against gunmen whom he blamed for driving people from their homes, state TV said.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An extremist Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish-British journalist in Kabul.
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's attorney general's office says it has opened a money laundering investigation against the eldest daughter of Uzbekistan's authoritarian president, Islam Karimov.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate bill is proposing hard-hitting U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to pressure President Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Crimea.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Errico Auricchio produced cheese with his family in Italy until he brought his trade to the United States more than 30 years ago. Now, the European Union is saying his cheese isn't authentic enough to carry a European name.
A forensics expert on Wednesday staged a dramatic re-enactment of how Paralympian Oscar Pistorius broke down the door of the toilet where he shot dead his girlfriend. Police Colonel Gerhard Vermeulen brought before the South African court both the door and the cricket bat -- two pieces of physical evidence which could hold the key to the case. Pistorius says he mistakenly shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the locked dark wood door four times, believing she was an intruder, then realising his mistake broke it down with a cricket bat. The prosecution says Pistorius first hit the door with a bat in an effort to get to Reeva Steenkamp, then shot through the door.
TRIPOLI/VALETTA (Reuters) - Former Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan has fled to Europe after parliament voted him out of office on Tuesday over his failure to stop rebels exporting oil independently in a brazen challenge to the nation's fragile unity. Zeidan was in Malta for two hours late on Tuesday on a refuelling stop before going to "another European country", Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told state-owned television TVM. But no European government had confirmed his arrival by late morning on Wednesday. The standoff over control of oil exports threatens to deepen dangerous regional and tribal faultlines in Libya where rival militias with powerbases in the east and west back competing political factions in the transitional government.
HONG KONG (AP) — Within an industry notorious for impoverishing shareholders and irking customers, Malaysia Airlines has stood out for its years of restructurings and losses. The company now has global recognition of a far more unfavorable kind after one of its jets disappeared four days ago with 239 people aboard.