QZ8501: Ice Likely Caused Crash, Indonesia Agency Says

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PANGKALAN BUN, Jan 4 – Weather was the “triggering factor” in the crash of Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 with icing likely causing engine damage, Indonesian officials said, as rough seas hampered the search for more bodies and wreckage today. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 carrying

Floods: Terengganu Begin Cleaning Up Work

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 3 – With flood waters rapidly receding, Terengganu has begun cleaning up work. Related agencies, mainly the fire and rescue dept, have deployed their men to help volunteers in clean up efforts as school term is due to open within a week. In Hulu Kemaman, SMK Tayor which

Police: Girl, 7, Says She Survived KY. Plane Crash

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EDDYVILLE, Jan 3 – Kentucky State Police say four people have been killed in a small plane crash and a 7-year-old girl apparently survived and walked away from the wreckage. Sgt. Dean Patterson of the Kentucky State Police says a disoriented 7-year-old girl walked to a home and reported that she

Not All Obese People Prone To Poor Health

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MIAMI, Jan 3 – US scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health despite the additional pounds they gained. The study in the January 2 edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation was led by a

Malaysia Is Top Asia Retirement Destination

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NEW YORK, Jan 3 – Looking for a safe, affordable place for retirement? With its warm climate, affordable housing and generous benefits, Ecuador was named the best country to retire in by InternationalLiving.com. The South American nation bordered by Colombia and Peru topped the website’s annual global retirement index of 25 best

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

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