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  • 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.

  • Australian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370 Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:55 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— An air and sea hunt for the missing Malaysian jet resumed Friday in the same swath of the southern Indian Ocean where an underwater sensor made the fifth detection of a signal in recent days, raising hopes that searchers are closing in on what could be a flight recorder.

  • Great Wall's SUVs to be manufactured in Malaysia Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia on Wednesday awarded a manufacturing license to a 2 billion ringgit venture that will assemble fuel-efficient SUVs for China's Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd.. The license was the first issued under the country's new auto policy unveiled in January, aimed at making Malaysia a regional center for energy efficient vehicles.

  • April 9- Searchers have time and tide against them as they narrow the hunt for a missing Malaysian Airlines jet using final "pings" from flight recorders soon to fall silent.

  • More 'pings' raise hopes Flight 370 will be found Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:27 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— After a navy ship heard more signals from deep in the Indian Ocean, the head of the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner said Wednesday he believes the hunt is closing in on the "final resting place" of Flight 370..

  • More underwater pings heard in hunt for plane Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:26 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— Search crews hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet have failed to relocate faint sounds heard deep below the Indian Ocean that officials said were consistent with a plane's black boxes, the head of the search operation said Tuesday.

  • Ship hunting for more 'pings' in plane search Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— After a month of failed hunting and finding debris that turned out to be ordinary flotsam, an Australian ship detected faint pings deep in the Indian Ocean in what an official called the "most promising lead" yet in the search for Flight 370.. The Boeing 777 vanished March 8 while flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board.

  • Another jet-search unknown: How much it's costing Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:21 AM ET

    Australia is spending more than half a million dollars a day on just one of the ships it has in the Indian Ocean. More than two dozen countries have played some role in the long search, which Malaysia is overseeing.

  • Possible signals from lost jet's black boxes heard Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    PERTH, Australia— Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday, dubbing it "a most promising lead" in the month-long hunt for the vanished plane.

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