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  • Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 5:04 AM ET

    CANBERRA, Australia— Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.

  • Pirates rob Singapore tanker in Malacca Strait Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Pirates stopped a Singapore- owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday.

  • TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media, for a last ditch push for a two-way deal seen as crucial to efforts to create one of the world's biggest trade pacts.

  • WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, April 22- A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week in Tokyo may not seal one of the world's biggest trade pacts, but it could give it a much-needed boost.

  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    TOKYO— President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff.

  • Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights.

  • Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— A Malaysian official on Saturday asked the world to "pray hard" for a clue to help find Flight 370, while authorities said a robotic submarine was expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty.

  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:41 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16- hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said on Thursday.

  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 AM ET

    BEIJING— Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States.

  • Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:46 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:11 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.

  • *Less money for safety work demanded after Rana Plaza. DHAKA, April 14- Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year's Rana Plaza disaster.

  • Missing plane's black box batteries may have died Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— The hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner continued to focus Monday on a search for weakening radio signals from deep beneath the waves despite mounting evidence that the batteries in the plane's all-important black boxes may finally have died.

  • Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 2:52 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— A day after expressing optimism about the hunt for the missing Malaysian jet, Australia's leader warned Saturday that the massive search would likely continue "for a long time." "No one should underestimate the difficulties of the task still ahead of us," Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in Beijing, on the last day of his China trip.

  • Fliers' thoughts, from 'no fear' to 'it's scarier' Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    "I never worried like this before what happened with the missing Malaysia Airlines plane," Yulveri, who like many Indonesians uses only a single name, said at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

  • Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370 Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 5:48 PM ET
    Royal New Zealand Air Force Co-pilot squadron Leader Brett McKenzie (L) and Flight Engineer Trent Wyatt sit in the cockpit aboard a search aircraft as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on April 11, 2014

    A sea hunt for the missing Malaysian jet resumed in the Indian Ocean where an underwater sensor made the fifth detection of a signal in recent days.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, April 11- Malaysia's government has begun investigating civil aviation and military authorities to determine why opportunities to identify and track Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 were missed in the chaotic hours after it vanished, two officials said.

  • Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— Authorities are confident that signals detected deep below the surface of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysian jet's black boxes, Australia's prime minister said Friday, raising hopes officials may eventually solve one of the most perplexing aviation mysteries of all time.

  • LONDON, April 10- The nickel market is on a charge. On the London Metal Exchange three-month nickel has just hit a one-year high of $17,188 per tonne. Effective Jan. 12 the Indonesian government banned exports of nickel ore, cutting off a flow of material estimated by analysts at Macquarie Bank at around 670,000 tonnes last year.

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