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China may be preparing second Spratly airstrip: think-tank

Bejing - Beijing could be preparing to build a second 3,000-metre airstrip on an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, a Washington-based think-tank said.

Flight MH370: What we know and what we don't

Kuala Lumpur - Boeing 777 debris found on the island of Reunion appears to prove that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean, but the cause of the disaster remains unknown.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump's companies seek to import and hire 1,100 employees

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has based his political platform on keeping jobs in America, but his companies have turned around and sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000. Hypocrisy much?

MH370 investigators to meet in France ahead of wing analysis

Paris - Malaysian aviation experts were to meet their French counterparts and judges Monday to coordinate the investigation into missing flight MH370, days after the discovery of a washed-up plane part offered fresh hopes of solving the mystery.

New debris found on island in hunt for MH370 answers

Rivi - Investigators probing missing flight MH370 collected more debris on an Indian Ocean island Sunday as Malaysia urged authorities in the region to be on alert for wreckage washing up on their shores.

Hong Kong bra protest after woman jailed for 'breast assault'

Hong Kong - Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months' jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast.

ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

Manila - ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday.

Scientists: Ban live salamander imports to stop deadly fungus

Scientists in the U.S. are calling for a ban on the import of live salamanders to save their wild brethren from a deadly fungus that has wiped out their populations in the Netherlands and caused a rapid decline in salamander populations across Europe.

Wing part arrives at French lab for probe into MH370 link

Paris - A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island and suspected to belong to missing flight MH370 arrived Saturday at a French laboratory for analysis.

Tests on apparent plane debris to begin Wednesday

Toulouse - Plane debris that might be from a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared without a trace last year will undergo testing by aviation experts beginning Wednesday.

Boeing to study plane debris as MH370 probe advances

New York - Boeing said Friday it will send a technical team to France to study plane debris that authorities increasingly believe is from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014.

UK grants Chinese artist Ai Weiwei new visa in U-turn

London - Britain's interior minister ordered officials Friday to grant Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, reversing a decision to restrict him to a short trip that had prompted condemnation from rights groups.

'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official

Kuala Lumpur - Investigators are "moving close to solving the mystery of MH370," Malaysia's deputy transport minister said Friday, adding that a piece of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777.

Taiwan protesters vow to escalate action over student suicide

Taipei - Protesters who stormed Taiwan's education ministry after a student committed suicide vowed to escalate their action Friday as the government struggled to defuse the crisis sparked by "China-centric" changes to the school curriculum.

MH370 clues mount as wreckage identified as Boeing 777

Rivi - Malaysian authorities confirmed Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370.

Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide

Taipei - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Taipei early on Friday calling for the education minister to resign after a student committed suicide, amid a deepening row over the island's "China-centric" school curriculum.

Riddle of missing flight MH370 has confounded experts

Paris - In what remains one of the biggest mysteries in the history of civil aviation, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014 without a trace.

Artist Ai Weiwei arrives in Germany as Britain slammed over visa

Munich - Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei arrived in Germany Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after Britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare a supposed "criminal conviction" on his applicat...

Luggage piece found on French island near possible MH370 debris

Rivi - Part of a bag was found Thursday on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion not far from plane debris which has fuelled speculation it may be from missing flight MH370.

'A weird thing on the shore' sparks MH370 speculation

Rivi - Johnny Begue had no idea as he wandered along the shore looking for a pebble to grind up chillies that he would stumble across a piece of plane wreckage which would draw the eyes of the world to his tiny island home.

Hong Kong woman jailed for attacking police with breast

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months in jail Thursday after a court found her guilty of using her breast to bump into a police officer during a chaotic protest.

Plane debris 'very likely' from a Boeing 777: Malaysian PM

Kuala Lumpur - Plane wreckage found in an Indian Ocean island is "very likely from a Boeing 777", Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday, as speculation mounted that it could be debris from missing flight MH370.

MH370 relatives' emotional rollercoaster after wreckage find

Sydney - Relatives of passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonising wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found.

China artist Ai Weiwei says Britain restricted his visa

Bejing - Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa and restricted him to a three-week trip because he did not declare a "criminal conviction" in his application, he cited an embassy official as saying Thursday.

Plane debris to be probed in France as MH370 enigma swirls

Rivi - Plane wreckage washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island will be sent to France for investigation, as hopes mounted Thursday the mysterious object could unlock the riddle of missing flight MH370.

Investigators probe plane wreckage for link to missing MH370

Rivi - A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting teams of international investigators to examine whether it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Turkey's Erdogan in China for talks amid Uighur strains

Bejing - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Chinese leaders for talks in Beijing on Wednesday, a day after securing NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State militants.

Nuclear weapons not a toy, says North Korea's China envoy

Bejing - North Korea's nuclear weapons are "not a plaything" and their future is not up for negotiation, Pyongyang's ambassador to China said Tuesday, ahead of a visit by a US envoy.

Op-Ed: The hidden risks behind China’s stock market crash

Remember Japan? In the 1980s, thanks to its spectacular economic growth, Japanophobia and Japan bashing were the most popular pastimes in the U.S.

China shows off victory over Japan logo

Bejing - China on Monday unveiled its official logo for the forthcoming commemorations of victory over Japan 70 years ago, invoking both peace in the form of doves and robust nationalism with Communist colours and imagery of the Great Wall.
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