Eight Presumed Dead After Ship Sank Off Scotland

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LONDON, Jan 5 – Eight crew members onboard a cargo ship that sank off the coast of Scotland were presumed dead today, two days after the vessel capsized in stormy weather. An extensive search effort involving aircraft and boats was suspended on Sunday evening and will not be restarted, the Maritime

QZ8501: 4 More Bodies Released To Families

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SURABAYA, Jan 5 – The bodies of four more victims were released to their families after they were identified at the Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) centre here. They were Shiane Josal, 45, Tony Linaksita, 42, Lim Yan Koen, 61 and Yongki Jou, 53. Indonesian police medical and

Najib Diagnosed With E.coli Bacteria – PMO

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who has been making visits to flood-affected areas in the country has been diagnosed with E.coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria, according to a tweet by the Prime Minister’s Office, today. In the message, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said doctors

Electricity Fully Restored In Kota Baharu, Says TNB

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 – Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) says electricity supply in the whole of Kota Baharu, Kelantan has been fully reinstated as of 8 am today. In a statement here today, the national utility corporation said over 95 per cent of users in Kelantan are already getting electricity, with 1,864 of

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

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