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'Pings' detected in missing AirAsia search

'Pings' detected in missing AirAsia search

"Pings" have been detected in the Java Sea which could have come from the "black box" flight recorders of AirAsia flight QZ8501, officials say. The commander of the Indonesian armed forces, Gen Moeldoko, told the BBC divers had been sent to investigate. The pings were heard near where the plane's tail was found. Officials say...

Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore. Search for #AirAsia flight #QZ8501 suspended for the night, Indonesian Ministry of Transport...

‘Dead’ Hefajat man returns

‘Dead’ Hefajat man returns

Al Faruk, 15, had gone missing since the May 6 police crackdown on Hefajat-e-Islam in the capital last year. The missing list Hefajat circulated soon after, too, had his name. His ghaibana janaza (funeral-in-absentia prayers) was held two days later; his kulkhwani followed accordingly. His family even observed his first death anniversary in May this year. One and a half years later, he appeared out of the blue and called his parents from a majar (shrine) in Chittagong. "I'm alive and am residing in Chittagong," Faruk told his mother. Stunned, his parents informed police who rescued him alive on Wednesday evening from a shrine in Chittagong. Hefajat-e-Islam, after the crackdown, had claimed that...

Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24

Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24

At least 24 people have been killed and scores are missing after a boat said to be carrying migrants sank off the north coast of Istanbul, officials say. The accident took place at the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. A large rescue operation is now reported to be under way. The nationality of...

'MH17 passenger wore oxygen mask'

'MH17 passenger wore oxygen mask'

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask. His revelation casts doubt on the theory that all on board died instantly when the plane was hit by a missile. An initial report...

Man missing in boat capsize

An elderly man went missing and at least five other passengers were injured when a speedboat overturned near Magurkanda channel in Padma River on Sunday night. The missing man is Lal Mia Faraji of Pashchim Tentulia village under Palong police station of Shariatpur. Mohammad Ali, brother of Lal Mia, said the speed boat carrying 18 passengers, started its journey from Majhikandi of Shariatpur. The speedboat overturned during a strong wave near Magurkanda channel. Most of the passengers were rescued by nearby boatmen...

Missing Jubo League leader found dead in Pabna

Missing Jubo League leader found dead in Pabna

A Jubo League leader, who went missing two days ago, was found dead this morning in Chatmohar upazila of Pabna. Police recovered the body from Katgari bridge of Sharatganj Bazar area, Kazi Haniful Islam, officer-in-charge of Pabna Sadar Police Station, told our district correspondent. Ashit Kumar Bhadra, 30, an assistant relief affairs secretary of Pabna...

Newborn goes missing from DMCH

Newborn goes missing from DMCH

An infant went missing around 27 hours after his being born at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) early today when his mother was asleep. Kawsar Hossain, a resident of Johuri Mohalla at Mohammadpur, said his wife Runa Begum, 27, gave birth to twin boys at the labour ward of the hospital around...

'Missing' man in DB custody

The alleged abduction of a man in Kushtia early yesterday and the subsequent disclosure by detectives that he was in their custody in Dhaka have raised questions because of contradictory statements from the law enforcers.    Safi Haji alias Haji Shafique, 46, a sand trader, went missing from the west side of Lalon Shah Bridge at Bheramara upazila in the district around 3:30am, according to family members, who have links with the ruling Awami League. His cousin, Bheramara upazila AL President...

MH370 plane search at 'critical juncture'

MH370 plane search at 'critical juncture'

The search area for the missing MH370 plane has narrowed and will be at "a critical juncture" in the next two days, says Malaysia's acting transport minister. Hishammuddin Hussein said an underwater drone would finish searching the area within the next week. The Bluefin 21 mini-submarine has so far found nothing after six missions. Malaysia Airlines...

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