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Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370
Vietnam will continue searching with a few flights today but has suspended other activities.
The international search for a missing Malaysian airliner has been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometres (miles) to the northwest of the original search radius, an official said Wednesday. Malaysian civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said ships and planes were now also searching in the southern part of the Andaman Sea. "Yes, above Sumatra is the Andaman Sea," he told AFP, when asked to confirm whether assets were being deployed in the Andaman Sea. We have to look at every possibility." Sumatra is a large Indonesian island south of the Andaman Sea.
China's largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding has agreed to buy a controlling stake in ChinaVision Media Group Ltd for $804 million, giving it access to TV and movie content as competition in the world's biggest Internet market becomes increasingly cutthroat. The pact, which sent ChinaVision's stock surging, comes amid a flurry of deals as Alibaba, social media giant Tencent Holdings Ltd and search engine Baidu Inc seek to expand into each other's turf. This week Tencent said it was taking a stake in China's No. 2 online retailer JD.com, with the new partnership gunning for Alibaba's Achilles heel - its weakness in mobile. ChinaVision and Alibaba said they will establish a strategic committee to explore future opportunities in online entertainment and media-related areas.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will step up its hunt for corrupt officials who have fled abroad, confiscate illegal assets of overseas fugitives and stop suspect offenders leaving the country, as it intensifies the fight against graft, state media said on Wednesday, citing the country's top prosecutor. Cao Jianming, the head of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, said China will "work more closely with judicial organs abroad to expand channels and measures to hunt those who have fled and to recover ill-gotten gains", the China Daily newspaper said. ...
Rolling Stone grabbed an in-depth interview with the creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, and the coolest bit of news is he's still working on games.
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General Motors is facing questions over why it took nearly a decade to recall 1.6 million cars sold in North America for defects that have been tied to 13 deaths. The world's number three automaker is now facing two official probes over the issue, one from the government's National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, and a second from a powerful congressional committee, asking why both GM and the NHTSA were so slow to move after hundreds of complaints. Republican Congressman Fred Upton said the House Energy and Commerce Committee would hold hearings in the coming weeks. That was bad news for GM, and its shares tumbled 5.2 percent to $35.18 Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The missing Malaysian jetliner may have attempted to turn back before it vanished from radar, but there is no evidence it reached the Strait of Malacca, the country's air force chief said Wednesday, denying reported remarks he said otherwise.
By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Japan's SoftBank Corp on Tuesday called the U.S. wireless market an oligopoly plagued by slow speeds and high prices and said his company's Sprint Corp could shake up the competition, but it would require a scale that Sprint cannot reach alone. Masayoshi Son, the billionaire CEO of SoftBank, in his first public speech to a U.S. audience since his company gained control of Sprint last year, lambasted the U.S. wireless market as offering "pseudo-competition." Son did not directly speak about his efforts to engineer a merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US Inc, the No. 3 and No. 4 U.S. wireless carriers, but told reporters he hoped to meet again sometime with U.S. regulators, who so far have given a cold shoulder to such a deal.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's air force chief has denied remarks attributed to him in a local paper that a passenger jet missing for more than four days had been tracked by military radar to the Malacca strait. Gen. Rodzali Daud said in a statement Wednesday that the military believes the Boeing 777 may have turned back, and noted it first said that on March 9.
%%FEATUREDIMAGE%% It started with a 12 miles long oil slick “believed to be” from the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 airline, moving on to a mysterious yellow object rescuers “suspected could be a life raft”, and then finally a rectangle object “thought to be” one of the doors of the jetliner. FALSE, FALSE, STILL MISSING. The media ought to be punished for messing with our minds and emotions. News outlets all over the world have been feeding us netizens with updates of the MH370 search and rescue operation, and almost all of the object discoveries have been proven to be unlinked. It is no wonder that online users caught in this whirligig are starting to question how the media is carrying the story. Is the media (conspicuously) taking advantage of the tragedy for advertising gains? Should the editors have pushed the stories out only AFTER the suspected objects were verified? It has been an emotional roller-coaster ride for me at least. It is as if I am exhausted, stuck and walking in the Sahara Desert underneath the scorching heat. I spotted a glimmer, a shine resting on the horizon. I approached it, the picture of a puddle vivid in mind. I dashed forward, ... The post The missing MH370: Is the media messing up our minds? appeared first on Vulcan Post.
Ukraine refuses to follow "a scenario written by the Kremlin" but will not intervene militarily in Crimea, acting president Oleksandr Turchynov told AFP in an exclusive interview as his country sank deeper into crisis. With the strategic Black Sea peninsula threatening to secede from Ukraine, Turchynov said Kiev would not launch a military operation in the southeastern region, where Russian-backed forces have seized de facto control, because it would risk exposing its eastern border. The president, who came to power last month after violent protests brought down the previous pro-Moscow government, also condemned an upcoming referendum in Crimea as a "sham", the results of which will be fixed in Moscow.
NEW YORK (AP) — Melding 2014 needs with 2016 hopes, President Barack Obama teamed up Tuesday with an ally and fundraiser of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to help the Democratic Party erase a worrisome debt.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's air force chief has denied remarks attributed to him in a local paper that a passenger jet missing for more than four days had been tracked by military radar to the Malacca strait.
The northern Australian city of Darwin was thrown into chaos Wednesday with a mass power outage closing schools and public sector offices, and knocking out traffic lights. "Unless advised by their department, Territory public servants are encouraged to stay at home and await further advice on power restoration," it added. "People need to stay calm ... and be careful on the roads as traffic lights are down across the city," he was quoted as saying by the Northern Territory News.
By Stuart Grudgings KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard. A massive air and sea search now in its fifth day has failed to find any trace of the Boeing 777, and the last 24 hours have seen conflicting statements and reports over what may have happened after it lost contact with air traffic controllers. Malaysia's Berita Harian newspaper on Tuesday quoted Air Force chief Rodzali Daud as saying the plane was last detected by military radar at the northern end of the Strait of Malacca at 2.40 a.m. on Saturday, hundreds of kilometres off course.
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm elections and both sides spent millions auditioning national strategies.
PHOENIX (AP) — An ex-convict who police say killed two people before engaging in a gunbattle with authorities on a Phoenix-area freeway was paroled from a Colorado prison in October after serving 4 ½ years of a roughly six-year sentence on charges that included punching a sheriff's deputy in the face.
The bloodiest days of Ukraine's revolution are still shrouded in a dark mystery that is shaking the new government even as it struggles to defend national unity in the face of Russian expansionism. The killing of dozens of protesters and police officers in the streets of Kiev in sniper shootings and other violence has left a deep scar on the national consciousness that will not heal until the killers are brought to justice. Among the hundreds of mourners was also Maxim Kucher, 35, an architect who took part in the three months of protests that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych. The former police general has rubbished comments from interim Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who laid the blame for sniper shootings on "a third party and it was not Ukrainian" -- a hint at possible Russian involvement.