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  • South Korean Ferry Captain Taken Into Custody
    Image__lee_joon-seok__captain_of_the_south_korean_ferry_sewol_which_capsized_on_wednesday__arrives_at_a_court_in_mokpo 2014-04-18 20:55:47 UTC
    The captain of the sunken ferry in South Korea was taken into custody Friday and is facing five charges, including criminal negligence. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, is also charged with abandoning the ship, negligence, causing bodily injury and n...
  • MH370 search sub completes first successful scan of Indian Ocean floor
    Bluefin-21-search-for-fli-011 2014-04-18 07:08:30 UTC
    A robotic submarine has completed its first successful scan of the seabed in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but investigators say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft. The Bluefin-21's first two mission...
  • South Korea: 'Captain was not at the helm of capsized ferry'
    152151355__639768c 2014-04-18 05:43:04 UTC
    <h3>In his first statement since the accident, Lee said he felt "really sorry for the passengers, victims and their families." "I feel ashamed," the 69-year-old said.</h3>A prosecutor investigating the South Korean ferry disaster has said the capt...
  • Ship carrying 459 people sinks off South Korea
    South-korea-diaalnews.com 2014-04-16 19:52:43 UTC
    Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea. The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island ...
  • MH370 was 'flown like fighter jet' in bid to avoid radar
    Mh370-diaalnews.com 2014-04-14 07:37:17 UTC
    Missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 was “thrown around like a fighter jet” in the moments after it lost contact with authorities in a bid to avoid radar, an investigator has said. The plane climbed 10,000ft above its cruising altitude to 45,000ft...
  • Oil leak taints Lanzhou water supply
    Lanzhou_yellow_river 2014-04-12 07:34:22 UTC
    AN oil pipe leak is being blamed for excessive levels of the toxic chemical benzene in the tap water of one of China's key northern cities. The official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday a crude oil pipeline run by the state-owned China Nationa...
  • MH370: black box signal 'rapidly fading'
    00-1 2014-04-12 05:53:07 UTC
    NO new acoustic signals have been detected in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears ...
  • Australian PM 'confident' signals are from black box
    Black-box-finder-diaalnews.com-diaalnews.com 2014-04-11 08:48:54 UTC
    Hopes that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be found rose and then stalled within minutes Friday. The most recent acoustic signal detected by an Australian aircraft Thursday is "unlikely to be related to the aircraft black boxes," Australi...
  • Focusing on a narrowed search area in the hunt for MH370
    -diaalnews.com 2014-04-10 06:27:27 UTC
    Thursday's search was set to involve up to 14 aircraft and 13 ships, the agency co-ordinating the search announced. They will search 57,923 sq km (22 364 sq miles) - the smallest designated search area in the hunt to date. On Wednesday, the ...
  • MH370: New signal sounds the "most promising" lead so far
    Mh370-diaalnews.com 2014-04-08 03:39:41 UTC
    An Australian navy ship towing U.S. equipment has detected underwater pulses, a top search official says the pings are the "most promising" lead so far in the hunt for Flight MH370. Investigators hope the signals could be locator beacons from the...
  • MH370: Australia urged caution after Chinese ship detects pulse
    Image 2014-04-06 04:39:24 UTC
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott says searchers are "hopeful but by no means certain" that a pulse signal detected by a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean is related to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.<a href="http://diaalnews.com/news/14947"><h3>L...
  • Saturday: Intensive hunt for MH370 black Box
    3084043448 2014-04-05 09:38:33 UTC
    Perth, Australia - Two vessels were searching underwater for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Saturday, as air and sea missions failed to find any sign of the plane and the clock ticked on the signal from its black box. Up to 10 milita...
  • Underwater search for MH370 black box begins
    Black-box-finder-diaalnews.com-diaalnews.com 2014-04-04 09:48:15 UTC
    The underwater search for the black boxes of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has begun as the window for detecting the locator beacon’s transmission grows closer to expiring, according to the head of Australia’s search co-ordination centre. The ...
  • MH370 mystery ‘may not be solved’
    Mh370-diaalnews.com 2014-04-02 07:04:41 UTC
    Malaysia has warned that the reasons for the Malaysia Airlines plane's disappearance may never be known, as Prime Minister Najib Razak heads to Australia for talks on the search. Malaysia's police chief said that their investigation could "go o...
  • MH370: Search for the plane could take weeks
    Mh370-new_search-diaalnews.com 2014-04-01 08:39:44 UTC
    The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is the "most challenging" ever seen, the man responsible for co-ordinating the search from Australia says. Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston also said that the search for the plane could take...
  • Toyota built $400,000 Lexus LFA with carbon fiber body
    Inside-lexus-lfa-works-carbon-work 2014-04-01 03:28:30 UTC
    Befitting a car wearing a body woven from carbon fiber, there’s more to servicing a Lexus LFA than a wrench and a forklift. Repairing and maintaining the 38 LFAs in Europe falls to Toyota Motorsport, the Japanese carmaker’s racing development b...
  • Japan lost against Australia in a case on whaling in the International Court of Justice
    Minke 2014-03-31 16:01:02 UTC
    Judge rules that Japanese whaling program is not scientific and that it failed to justify the number of minke whales it kills. The International Court of Justice has ordered a temporary halt to Japan's annual slaughter of whales in the southern o...
  • Nobody seems to know where to look for MH370
    Mh370-diaalnews.com 2014-03-31 07:18:47 UTC
    It seems that nobody has an idea of what happened or where to look for the missing MH370. Indeed, there have been more false leads than verifiable facts. More than three weeks after the Boeing 777 disappeared, Australian PM said authorities owe...
  • MH370: relatives demand answers from Malaysia
    Journalists 2014-03-30 07:31:12 UTC
    More than two dozen Chinese relatives of passengers on Flight 370 arrived in Malaysia on Sunday to demand to meet top officials for more information about what happened to the airliner that has been missing for more than three weeks. Two-thirds...
  • MH370: Objects bearing colours of missing plane seen
    Diaal 2014-03-30 08:05:20 UTC
    A Chinese military plane searching for signs of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 spotted several objects floating in the sea on Saturday, including two bearing colours of the missing jet. But it was not immediately clear whether the obj...
  • MH370: Fresh objects found in new Indian Ocean search area
    P01wdbzp 2014-03-29 06:58:59 UTC
    Fresh objects spotted by planes searching for a missing Malaysian passenger jet in a new area of the southern Indian Ocean have again raised hopes of unravelling the three-week-old mystery. Australian authorities coordinating the operation dram...
  • MH370: 10 questions that are still unresolved
    Boeing_777-diaalnews.com 2014-03-29 19:45:29 UTC
    <h3>As the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues in the southern Indian Ocean, some key questions remain unanswered.</h3> Here are 10 questions about what happened to the Boeing 777 that disappeared after leaving Kuala Lum...
  • MH370: Search has moved to a new part of the Indian Ocean
    Mh370-search-diaalnews.com 2014-03-28 08:47:25 UTC
    The Australian-led search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has shifted 1,100km to the north-east after investigators calculated the plane was going faster and using more fuel when it disappeared than previously thought. The Australian...
  • Missing Plane: Is there a way to prevent it from happening again?
    Mh370-diaalnews.com 2014-03-28 06:47:01 UTC
    It’s exceedingly rare for a commercial aircraft to disappear. So when it does happen – as it did when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from the radar while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March – the world is captivated. But in su...
  • MH370 Black Box: Underwater scanners will be used
    Black-box-finder-diaalnews.com-diaalnews.com 2014-03-28 07:51:16 UTC
    <h3>Breaking News:</h3><a href="http://diaalnews.com/news/14881"><h3>The search has moved to a new part of the Indian Ocean</h3></a> Underwater scanners that will be used to try to locate the black box flight recorders from the missing Malaysia...