Two More AirAsia Crash Victims Identified

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – Two more victims of the ill-fated AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 which crashed into the Java Sea on Dec 28, have been identified Friday. They were Martinus Djomi and Marwin Sholeh, both males, said AirAsia Indonesia in a statement here today. It said the Indonesian Police Disaster Victim Identification Department (DVI POLRI)

Engine Breaks Down, Penang Ferry Turns Back

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BUTTERWORTH, Jan 9 – A Penang ferry on its way from the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal here to Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda, George Town had to turn back after its engine broke down at 10.30am Friday. A spokesman for the ferry operator said its crew found the engine room to

France: Shooting, Hostage-Taking In Eastern Paris

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PARIS, Jan 9 – France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor says a shooting and hostage-taking attack is underway at a kosher market on the eastern edge of Paris. A police official said there are multiple hostages and wounded at the scene.  The French president ordered the country’s top security official to the scene, an

Najib Expresses Appreciation Of Flood Volunteers

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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 9 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Friday expressed his appreciation for all volunteers including university students who were went to the ground to assist flood victims. He said the assistance was extended regardless of their time and energy to help victims get back to their

Google May Sell Insurance In US

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 9 – Google Inc may be moving into the US auto insurance market with a shopping site for people to compare and buy policies, an analyst said today, as it continues to shift its attention to the automotive industry. The search giant is planning soon to pilot its new

Strong Winds, Rough Seas To Persist Till Sunday

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – Strong Northeasterly winds of 50-60 kmph with waves up to 4.5 metres over the waters off Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, East Johore, Tioman, Bunguran, Kuching, Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan and Sulu are expected to persist till Sunday. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said this in a statement Friday. “Category

QZ8501: Pings Detected By SAR Team

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JAKARTA, Jan 9 – Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet have detected pings in their efforts to find the black box recorders, Santoso Sayogo, an investigator at the National Transportation Safety Committee, told Reuters. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar

Malaysian Ship Bombed By Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 – A Malaysian-registered fishing vessel which allegedly conducted illegal fishing activities was bombed by Indonesian authorities yesterday. According to Indonesian news agency Jakarta Post, the trawler was sunk by the republic’s police in North Sumatra for illegal fishing off Pandan Islet recently. The agency quoted North Sumatra

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