Firefly Launches New Year Promotion

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 – Malaysia’s premium short-haul airline Firefly has launched its New Year promotion for domestic destinations at an all-inclusive price of RM50 one-way. The “Now That’s What I Call Flying” sales promotion will start from Jan 5, 2015 until Jan 18, 2015, for travel from Jan 19 onwards,

Search Area For AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Narrowed Down

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PANGKALAN BUN, Jan 2 – Indonesian recovery teams narrowed the search area for AirAsia flight 8501 today, hopeful they were closing in on the plane’s crash site, with a total of 30 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea. French and Singaporean investigators joined the hunt for the Airbus A320-200, which disappeared

30 Bodies Recovered, Four Victims ‘Returned’ To Families

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 – Thirty of the Airbus A320-200 aircraft’s 162 passengers and cabin crew were recovered from the Java Sea where the plane was believed to have crashed due to weather issues. Indonesian search and rescue agency Basarnas chief Bambang Soelistyo was quoted by Detik.com as saying that eight bodies have been safely transported to

Azmin Denies Donation Rejected By Perak Government

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SHAH ALAM, Jan 2 – Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali has refuted Selangor Kini’s claims that flood donations made by the state were rejected by the Perak government. Mohamed Azmin said, on the contrary, he had received a note from the Perak Menteri Besar’s office, confirming that the donation of RM100,000 had been

QZ8501: Three More Bodies Identified

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SURABAYA, Jan 2 – Three more bodies from the AirAsia flight QZ8501 search site have been identified, police said on Friday. The bodies of stewardess Khairunnisa Haidar, passengers Grayson Herbert Linaksita and Kevin Alexander Soetjipto, were identified based on fingerprints and medical records, police said at a press conference.

Shanghai Stampede Victims Mainly Young Women

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SHANGHAI, Jan 2 – China on Friday mourned the 36 dead from a New Year’s Eve crush on Shanghai’s famed waterfront, as the city government revealed the victims were mainly young women. The incident was Shanghai’s worst since a fire in a high-rise residential building killed 58 people in 2010 and

Blogger Arrested For Posting Inflammatory Statements

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NAIROBI, Jan 2 – Kenyan police have arrested a blogger over alleged inflammatory statements posted on his social media accounts. Allan Wadi Okengo was arrested on Wednesday in Uganda as he applied for Uganda citizenship under the name Alan Wadi Owiji. The arrest comes barely a fortnight after another renowned blogger,

QZ8501: Little Progress At DVI Centre

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SURABAYA, Jan 2 – There have been little progress at the Disaster Victim Identification centre here as family members of flight QZ8501 continue to wait for latest developments. Family members began trickling into the holding room at the Crisis Centre adjacent to the DVI operations, waiting for word from the police

QZ8501: Eight More Bodies Found

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PANGKALAN BUN, Jan 2 – Eight more bodies have been found in the seas of Pangkalan Bun early today, making it 16. However, only two have been picked up from ships anchored some 100 nautical miles from here, due to stormy weather. The two bodies, a man and a woman, arrived in Pangkalan

QZ8501: Weather Worries Remain

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SURABAYA, Jan 2 – More ships arrived Friday with sensitive equipment to search for the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 and the more than 150 people still missing since it crashed five days ago. Rear Marshal Henry Bambang Soelistyo, head of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency, said the search would

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