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MH370

Tragedy struck them twice

An Australian family has been struck by both Malaysia Airlines tragedies, losing two members of their extended family in the MH17 crash four months after another couple went missing on MH370. Maree and Albert Rizk, who were returning to Melbourne after a month-long holiday in Europe, died Thursday when MH17 came down in eastern Ukraine, Australian media reported. Maree's father is married to a member of a Queensland family which lost husband and wife Rodney and Mary Burrows on MH370 when...

Family who lost 2 members on MH370 loses 2 more on MH17

Family who lost 2 members on MH370 loses 2 more on MH17

An Australian family has tragically been hit by both Malaysia Airlines tragedies, having now lost four members through flight MH370's disappearance and flight MH17 being shot down over Ukraine. Irene and George Burrows, from Bileola, Queensland, were still mourning their son Rodney and his wife Mary after their plane vanished without a trace over...

New MH370 search area announced

New MH370 search area announced

A new search area for the missing Malaysian plane has been announced by the Malaysian government after further analysis of satellite data. The search will now shift south to focus on an area 1,800km (1,100 miles) off the west coast of Australia, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss confirmed. Officials: Flight MH370 was flying on auto-pilot...

Mh370 Probe

Pilot named as 'chief suspect'

Malaysia's criminal investigation into the disappearance of flight MH370 has identified the plane's pilot as its prime suspect, it has been reported. While the official results of the inquiry are yet to be published, details have been passed on to foreign governments and crash investigators, according to the Sunday Times. They revealed that after detectives carried out 170 interviews and profiled all of the 239 people on board the Boeing 777 when it vanished on 8 March, Captain Zaharie Shah was...

MH370 pilot 'prime suspect': report

MH370 pilot 'prime suspect': report

The official Malaysian police investigation of the disappearance of the airliner MH370 has identified the captain as the prime suspect after checks cleared all the other people on board, reports The Sunday Times. The criminal inquiry does not rule out the possibility the plane was lost due to mechanical failure or terrorism, but the police view is that if it was the result of human action, the captain was the most likely perpetrator. Malaysia’s special branch focused the inquiry on Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, after intelligence checks failed to substantiate any suspicions about the other people on board the jet, which was lost on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to...

UK experts confident on MH370 'hotspot'

UK experts confident on MH370 'hotspot'

The UK satellite company Inmarsat has told the BBC that the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has yet to go to the area its scientists think is the plane's most likely crash site. Inmarsat's communications with the aircraft are seen as the best clues to the whereabouts of Flight MH370. The hunt for...

Hundred days since MH370 vanished

Hundred days since MH370 vanished

Relatives of the those who went missing on Malaysia flight MH370 have marked 100 days since the plane vanished. Chinese families said they would pray for the return of their loved ones, adding that they just wanted to know the truth of how the jet disappeared. The authorities promised to carry on searching for the...

MH370 families get $50,000 payments

MH370 families get $50,000 payments

The families of passengers on the missing Malaysian passenger plane have begun to receive initial compensation payments of $50,000 (£30,000). So far six Malaysian families and one Chinese family have received the money, and insurers are assessing the claims of 40 more Chinese families. Relatives of all 239 missing passengers can claim up to...

Missing jet MH370: 'Whistleblower fund' set up

Missing jet MH370: 'Whistleblower fund' set up

Relatives of passengers of the missing Malaysian plane have launched a fund-raising campaign to seek information on flight MH370. They aim to raise at least $5m (£2.9m) "to encourage a whistleblower to come forward", families said in a statement. Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Officials say...

China sends pandas to Malaysia

China sends pandas to Malaysia

Two pandas from China have arrived in Malaysia as Beijing looks to build ties amid regional tensions. The eight-year-old pandas will be housed in a 1.6 hectare air-conditioned complex at the national zoo. China agreed to loan them to Malaysia to mark 40 years of diplomatic ties this year. China uses panda-diplomacy to sweeten ties with Malaysia. From 02GMT #BBCNewsday checks out their new enclosure pic.twitter.com/uI3LfbYMjp— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) May 21, 2014 But Beijing postponed their delivery because of disagreements over the Malaysian authorities' handling of the disappearance of flight MH370. Most of the passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines plane were Chinese, and their relatives have accused the authorities of mishandling the...

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