Asia & Pacific

Flight 370 Update: 2 Boys Sue Malaysia Airlines Over Loss of Father

The Australian Transport Safety Burea says the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, as the search for the plane resumed this week. (AFP/Getty Images)
The Australian Transport Safety Burea says the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, as the search for the plane resumed this week. (AFP/Getty Images)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys on Friday sued Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father on Flight...

Asia & Pacific

Knife-Wielding Madman Slashes Three Children In China

BEIJING—A man in southeastern China slashed a first-grader to death and severely injured two others Friday in the country’s latest violent attack on children. The man slashed the three children with a knife while they were returning home from school …... Read More




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    ‘I Escaped Death in N Korea’

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  • A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane sits on tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Malaysia's state investment company said Friday it plans to make Malaysia Airlines fully government owned, removing it from the country's stock exchange before carrying out a far-reaching overhaul of the carrier that is reeling from double disasters. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Search Maps Seafloor that ‘Had Never Been Previously Mapped’

    The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean hasn’t yielded any results, said a Wednesday update from the Australian agency leading the... Read more

  • King Willem Alexander (L) and Queen Maxima (2nd L) of the Netherlands are escorted by Japan's Emperor Akihito (3rd L) and Empress Michiko (4th L) as Crown Princess Masako (R) looks on, during a welcoming ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo October 29, 2014.  King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima are in Japan for a six-day visit. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool (JAPAN)

    Recovering Crown Princess to Attend Japan Banquet

    TOKYO— Japan’s Crown Princess Masako is set to attend a banquet for the visiting Dutch royals, her first such appearance since developing a stress-related illness... Read more

  • A young Malaysian boy prays, at an event for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370, at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 18, 2014. After a four-month hiatus, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about to resume in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, with searchers lowering new equipment deep beneath the waves in a bid to finally solve one of the world's most perplexing aviation mysteries. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia, Malaysia Could be Hiding Something, Report Says

    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is costing more than it should, said an aviation expert, adding that Malaysian aviation officials did not... Read more

  • In this file photo, tourists cope wet weather in Waikiki in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

    Tropical Storm Hanna Soaks Nicaragua, Honduras

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua— Tropical Storm Hanna made landfall near the Nicaragua-Honduras border Monday, bringing heavy rains to an already waterlogged area. The U.S. National Hurricane Center... Read more

  • Director Park Chan-wook and actress Lee Young-ae attend the premiere for the in-competition film "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance"  (Chin-jeol-han Geum-ja-ssi) as part of the 62nd Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2005 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

    Without Democracy, You Wouldn’t Know This Korean Actress

    Those Korean dramas and music videos you love? Wouldn’t exist without democracy, apparently. In an exclusive interview with Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper, Korean superstar... Read more

  • Japanese Prime Minister and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's leader Shinzo Abe, left, greets audience during the last day of parliamentary upper house election campaign in Tokyo, July 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

    Japan Souring on Abe as Scandals, Economy Issues Increase

    TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s honeymoon with Japan’s voters is fading as scandals and a slowing economic recovery take a toll on his popularity and hinder... Read more

  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo, second from left, speaks to the media with his wife Iriana, left, Vice President Jusuf Kalla and his wife Mufidah at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Oct 26, 2014. Joko "Jokowi" Widodo unveiled his Cabinet, a lineup featuring technocrats in key finance roles who will need to push painful reforms to fix the country's slowing economy, but also including politicians who supported his spectacular rise to power. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

    Indonesia President Widodo Unveils New Cabinet

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia’s new president unveiled his Cabinet on Sunday, a compromise lineup featuring technocrats in key finance roles who will need to push painful reforms... Read more

  • A health worker shows the proper way to wear an "Ebola suit" during a media tour of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine facility to show the Philippine government's readiness in the still Ebola-free country at Alabang, Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 21, 2014. The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Why Asia Could Be the Next Ebola Hotbed

    SINGAPORE—The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How... Read more

  • This undated photo posted on the US State Department website shows Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Bahrain's Foreign Ministry says that Malinowski, a top US official, has been declared persona non grata and asked to leave the country, just one day after meeting with Bahrain's Shiite opposition group, Al Wifaq. Since early 2011, Bahrain has been roiled by near-daily protests by Shiites seeking greater political rights. Bahrain is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet. (AP Photo/US State Department)

    US Official Urges Vietnam to Improve Human Rights

    HANOI, Vietnam— A U.S. official says Vietnam has made progress on human rights, but that the country must do more if the former foes are... Read more

  • Anti-government protester flashes the victory sign amid splashing water from a broken water pipe near the parliament building where he and others are camping in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Sept. 22, 2014. It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship. But when the tear gas cleared in Islamabad in August, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif remained in office with the support of the entire parliament, the troops were still in their barracks, and the protesters had dwindled to a few thousand, their “revolution” confined to a festive, shrinking tent camp. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    In Pakistan, a Coup That Wasn’t

    ISLAMABAD—It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the... Read more

  • The Australian Transport Safety Burea says the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, as the search for the plane resumed this week. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Update: ‘We will find MH370,’ Malaysia Official Says

    The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will likely take months, but Malaysia’s defense minister is confident the plane will be found. Defense Minister... Read more

  • Rohingya children travel in a rickshaw in north of Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to an expert. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

    More Than 100,000 Rohingya Muslims Flee Burma

    YANGON, Burma—A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Burma (also known as Myanmar), with the number who... Read more

  • A young Malaysian boy prays, at an event for the missing Malaysia Airline Flight 370, at a shopping mall, in Petaling Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

    Australia Says Hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Will Take Months

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take... Read more

  • Tens of thousands of people gather on Connaught Road Central on Oct. 4, near the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Forces Building. The protesters demand that Chief Executive Chun-ying Leung resign from his position in Hong Kong. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    A Cyberwar Quietly Rages Over Hong Kong

    While protesters clash with police on the streets of Hong Kong, an unseen battle is being fought on the Internet. A conflict between hackers and... Read more

  • NSW Premier Mike Baird speaks at Sydney Opera House on May 22, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Changes, proposed by Premier Mike Baird, to electoral funding laws have been passed. (Matt King/Getty Images)

    Changes to NSW Campaign Laws Endeavours to Address Corruption

    SYDNEY—The New South Wales Parliament has passed changes to electoral funding laws aimed at stamping out corruption on Wednesday, Oct 22. The changes proposed by... Read more


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