2:34 pm April 24, 2014 | No Comment
Philippine Airlines (PAL) said on April 24, 2014 it has stopped flying shark fin cargoes.
7:15 pm April 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
Sydney. Australia’s immigration minister dismissed on Wednesday United Nations’ criticism of its asylum seeker policy, even as fresh evidence emerged of abuses at one of its detention centers in Papua New Guinea. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison hit back after the regional representative for UN refugee agency UNHCR said that Australia’s policy of sending asylum seekers more »
3:57 pm April 23, 2014 | No Comment
Mokpo, South Korea/Seoul. South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children’s bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. The divers, with oxygen and communications lines trailing, can only see a few inches in more »
2:56 pm April 23, 2014 | No Comment
Johannesburg. The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has claimed 142 lives across Guinea and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. Guinea’s health authorities reported a total of 208 clinical cases, including 136 deaths from the hemorrhagic fever, the Geneva-based WHO said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday. more »
11:47 am April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Kuala Lumpur. Armed pirates boarded a Singapore-managed oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel’s shipment of diesel fuel, the International Maritime Bureau said Wednesday. The attack occurred early Tuesday off Malaysia’s west coast, said Noel Choong, head of IMB’s Kuala Lumpur-based piracy reporting center. The more »
10:01 am April 23, 2014 | 4 Comments
Australia said on Wednesday that cost was not a concern in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, after the mini-sub plumbing the depths of the Indian Ocean for wreckage ended its ninth mission empty-handed.
9:44 am April 23, 2014 | 5 Comments
Armed pirates raided a Japanese oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and abducted three crew members, Malaysian maritime police said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world’s busiest waterways.
8:44 am April 23, 2014 | No Comment
An El Nino will probably start as soon as July, according to the Australian government forecaster, strengthening predictions for the event that can affect weather patterns worldwide and roil commodity prices.
8:34 am April 23, 2014 | No Comment
US President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia this week will be dominated by a country he’s not even visiting: China.