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Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370

Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370

A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mys…

  • US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370
    US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370 14 hours ago

    A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally ... More »

  • US official: Debris in Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777
    US official: Debris in Indian Ocean belongs to Boeing 777 22 hours ago

    Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines ... More »

  • Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT 22 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Air safety investigators — one of them a Boeing investigator —have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a 777 wing, the U.S. official said. More »

  • Searcher says wing find won't change MH370 seabed search
    Searcher says wing find won't change MH370 seabed search Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the western Indian Ocean is unlikely to alter the seabed search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the southern Indian Ocean, the search leader said Thursday. More »

  • Key facts about the TPP trade alliance
    Key facts about the TPP trade alliance Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The Obama administration's ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) proposal would create a 12-country trade bloc covering about 40% of the global economy More »

  • Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott
    Europe-Australia talks over stopping asylum-seeker boats: Abbott Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government's controversial polices on the issue. More »

  • Critics fear Pacific trade deal favours big business over states
    Critics fear Pacific trade deal favours big business over states Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    An advertisement in Washington DC protests the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership More »

  • Australian 'IS nurse' remanded in custody
    Australian 'IS nurse' remanded in custody Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    An Australian nurse who allegedly joined Islamic State in Syria was Monday remanded in custody on terror charges relating to carrying out guard duty and reconnaissance for the militants. More »

  • Brisbane, Roosters win again in Australia's NRL Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Brisbane extended its winning run to eight games and the Sydney Roosters improved their streak to six with wins which cemented their top four placings after the weekend's 20th round of the National Rugby League. More »

  • Australian with alleged IS links charged with supporting terrorism
    Australian with alleged IS links charged with supporting terrorism Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    An Australian nurse was charged on Sunday with terrorism offences for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group in Syria, after he voluntarily returned home from the war-torn country. More »

  • Australian nurse charged with supporting ISIL
    Australian nurse charged with supporting ISIL Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Adam Brookman, who voluntarily returned to Australia from Syria, faces up to 25 years in jail. More »

  • Australian Islamic State group medic arrested on return home Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian nurse who says he was forced by Islamic State militants to work as a medic in Syria was arrested after returning home and faces terrorism-related charges of supporting the movement. More »

  • Australian nurse arrested after return from Syria
    Australian nurse arrested after return from Syria Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    An Australian nurse who allegedly worked alongside Islamic State militants has been arrested after voluntarily returning from Syria, police said Saturday. More »

  • Top Asian News at 9:30 p.m. GMT Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Senate on Friday approved tight restrictions on non-governmental organizations, rejecting appeals from rights groups that say the law could be used for political repression. About 400 protesters gathered peacefully outside Parliament during the vote on the bill, which states that local and foreign non-governmental organizations must register with the government, and that all NGOs must be politically neutral. It also gives the government unchecked power to block registrations and dissolve groups in the name of national security. More »

  • Australian IS nurse faces prosecution on return to Sydney Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian nurse who has said he was forced by the Islamic State movement to work as a medic in Syria faces prosecution under counterterrorism laws when he returns to Sydney on Friday, police said. More »

  • Exclusive - Japan eyes British help to sink German bid for Australian submarine: …
    Exclusive - Japan eyes British help to sink German bid for Australian submarine: … Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    By Tim Kelly, Nobuhiro Kubo and Matt Siegel TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Japanese government team is in talks with at least two top British firms to help a Japanese consortium land one of the world's most lucrative defence contracts, sources in Tokyo said, a $50 billion (£32 billion) project to build submarines for Australia. Germany's ThyssenKrupp (TKMS), a rival bidder, is wooing anxious members of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s ruling Liberal Party with the economic and political benefits of its proposal. Two Japanese government officials and a company source in Tokyo said Babcock International Group and BAE Systems had approached the consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries with offers of help. More »

  • Top Asian News at 7:30 p.m. GMT Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago Wednesday, forcing three airports to close. Mount Raung on Java island blasted ash and debris up to 2,000 meters (6,560 feet) into the air after rumbling for several weeks, government volcanologist Surono said. More »

  • China in the South China Sea: Has Beijing overstepped the mark? Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Why has China just built seven artificial islands in the strategically sensitive and economically critical South China Sea, alarming its neighbors and risking confrontation with the United States? Because Beijing believes it can get away with the nervy move and bolster an old desire for regional dominance. “China has wanted to do this for a long time,” says Zhang Jie, head of the Asia Pacific Security program at the government-linked Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. More »

  • Australia says Vietnamese asylum seekers could be sent home Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Wednesday that a boat carrying dozens of Vietnamese asylum seekers intercepted close to the northwest coast could be sent back to Vietnam. More »

  • Anti-Islam rallies, counter-protests flare in Australia
    Anti-Islam rallies, counter-protests flare in Australia Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Rival anti-Islam and anti-racism rallies saw hundreds protest across Australia at the weekend with violent clashes in Melbourne, as police officers mounted a strong presence in cities Sunday to keep the two sides apart. More »

  • Dutch, Ukrainians, Australians mark year since MH17 downing
    Dutch, Ukrainians, Australians mark year since MH17 downing Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — Her voice cracking with emotion, Asmaa Aljuned delivered a parting message Friday that her late husband never got to tell passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 a year ago. More »

  • MH17: British Plane Victims Must Get 'Justice'
    MH17: British Plane Victims Must Get 'Justice' Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    "Justice must be delivered" for the 10 Britons who died when flight MH17 was shot down a year ago today, the Foreign Secretary has said. The Malaysia Airlines flight came down over rebel-held Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, including 80 children. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is demanding a UN-backed international tribunal to prosecute those responsible. More »

  • Australia memorializes victims of Malaysian plane shot down
    Australia memorializes victims of Malaysian plane shot down Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Tearful relatives of several Australians who were flying on the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine a year ago gathered for a memorial service Friday that included the unveiling ... More »

  • Calls grow to prosecute those who shot down MH17
    Calls grow to prosecute those who shot down MH17 Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    UK foreign secretary calls for UN-backed tribunal as services are held to remember 298 killed in Ukraine a year ago. More »

  • Distance hampers data transfer
    Distance hampers data transfer Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    New Horizons may be the fastest spacecraft to cross the solar system but it relies on snail mail to get its pictures and data back to Earth. More »

  • Indonesia slashes cattle imports from Australia
    Indonesia slashes cattle imports from Australia Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    File photo shows Indonesian workers unloading Australian cattle from a ship in Jakarta More »

  • Controversy and criticism hits once-proud tennis Down Under Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Australian tennis once was full of good news stories, and personalities to match. More »

  • Australia and NZ pressure Nauru over alleged human rights abuses Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand, Nauru's two biggest donors, ramped up pressure on the South Pacific island nation on Friday to abide by the rule of law after the arrest of two opposition MPs who had criticised the government for corruption and rights abuses. New Zealand, which provides $1.2 million a year to run Nauru's justice system, hinted it will reassess its aid. Australia, which has a A$2 billion ($1.5 billion) asylum seeker detention centre on the tiny island, made the issue a priority in talks with Nauru President Baron Waqa in Sydney. More »

  • Australia extradites Serbian war crimes suspect
    Australia extradites Serbian war crimes suspect Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Suspect nicknamed "Captain Dragan" arrives in Zagreb to face murder charges after decade-long fight against extradition. More »

  • Serb war crimes suspect extradited from Australia arrives in Croatia
    Serb war crimes suspect extradited from Australia arrives in Croatia Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    A Serbian war crimes suspect nicknamed "Captain Dragan" arrived in Zagreb on Thursday from Australia to face allegations of torture and murder after battling extradition for a decade. More »

  • India to tour Australia for 5 ODIs, 3 T20 matches in January Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket World Cup semifinalists India will tour Australia in January for a five-match one-day series and three Twenty20 games. More »

  • Serb 'war criminal' due to be extradicted from Australia
    Serb 'war criminal' due to be extradicted from Australia Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    A Serbian war crimes suspect known as "Captain Dragan" was handed over by Australia to Croatia Wednesday to face allegations of torture and murder after battling extradition for a decade. More »

  • Dawn Fraser Says Sorry For Nick Kyrgios Attack
    Dawn Fraser Says Sorry For Nick Kyrgios Attack Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Australian Olympic great Dawn Fraser has apologised after she was accused of making racist comments about tennis star Nick Kyrgios. In an interview on Australian TV, Fraser said she found Kyrgios' on-court behaviour "disgusting" before adding that he and Bernard Tomic - both the children of immigrants - should "go back to where their parents came from" if they were not prepared to change. The comments attracted widespread criticism in Australia, not least from Kyrgios himself, who fired back on his Facebook page. More »

  • Stephen Moore renamed Wallabies captain, year after injury Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Stephen Moore was reappointed Australia rugby captain on Monday to lead the Wallabies at the upcoming Rugby World Cup. More »

  • Australia in battle to save threatened species
    Australia in battle to save threatened species Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    About 20 percent of Australia's unique mammals are threatened with extinction, along with 12 percent of its birds. More »