• Monday, September 15, 2014

MH17

Malaysia Airlines crew member accused of sexual harassment

Published Date: August 25, 2014
Malaysia Airlines crew member accused of sexual harassment

Beleaguered Malaysia Airlines today admitted it is working with French authorities after one of its cabin crew members was accused of sexual harassment on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris, reports Travel Pulse. The alleged incident happened on August 4 on Flight MH 320. An Australian woman had expressed her fear of flying to...

Published Date: August 22, 2014
MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

Malaysians observed a moment of silence following the arrival in Kuala Lumpur of the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July. A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and landed around 10:00 local time (02:00 GMT). National flags are flying at half-mast for the day of mourning. Flight...

Published Date: August 21, 2014
Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

Rescuers are still combing through the site of a landslide triggered on Wednesday by torrential rain in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture. At least 39 people are now known to have died and rescue teams are working to find more survivors. The landslide happened in a residential area near a mountain in the Hiroshima city outskirts. Dozens...

Published Date: August 8, 2014
Malaysia Airlines: State fund proposes takeover

Malaysia Airlines: State fund proposes takeover

Malaysia's state investment firm Khazanah Nasional has proposed a "complete overhaul" of troubled national carrier Malaysia Airlines. Khazanah wants to buy the shares it does not already own in Malaysia Airlines and delist the carrier. Today, Khazanah proposed to take full ownership and delist Malaysia Airlines. Read the release and our statement here http://t.co/lAbYDgrx9j — Malaysia...

Published Date: July 26, 2014
What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed

It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It had been a noisy day in this eastern Ukrainian town, residents recounted. Plenty of military equipment...

Published Date: July 25, 2014
Russian businesses fear lasting damage from MH17 crash

Russian businesses fear lasting damage from MH17 crash

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Throughout the Ukrainian crisis, US and European sanctions had mainly targeted a handful of individuals, sparing economic...

Published Date: July 25, 2014
Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site

Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site

A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments that will try to protect the crash area and help bring the last of the victims home. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country was ready to...

Published Date: July 25, 2014
More bodies, 'huge piece of plane' discovered a week after MH17 disaster

More bodies, 'huge piece of plane' discovered a week after MH17 disaster

  Investigators have found more human remains and a huge section of a plane at the crash site of the downed flight MH17, an international monitor has claimed. The bodies have been marked with a white flag but have not been removed as investigators do not have the facilities to handle human remains, Michael Bociurkiw,...

Published Date: July 24, 2014
MH17 crash: More bodies transferred to Netherlands

MH17 crash: More bodies transferred to Netherlands

Two transport planes carrying bodies and remains of those killed on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands. The planes transported 51 bags containing bodies or body parts from Ukraine on Thursday, officials say. The Netherlands received 40 bodies on Wednesday, and has now begun the long process of identifying remains. Pro-Russian rebels...

Published Date: July 23, 2014
First MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

First MH17 victims arrive in Netherlands

Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared. Experts there will begin to identify the dead, most of whom were Dutch. Hearses with #MH17 victims coffins leave the tarmac next to the flags of the victim's nations at...