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Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.

Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea dispute: Draft

Kuala Lumpur - A Southeast Asian summit will urge "self-restraint" in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said Friday.

Malaysia upholds death sentences for Mexican brothers, two others

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's highest court on Thursday upheld guilty verdicts and death sentences for three Mexican brothers, a Singaporean and a Malaysian convicted of manufacturing drugs.

Britain's highest court to hear Malaysia massacre case

London - Relatives of 24 rubber-plantation workers killed in Malaysia in 1948 by British troops will press their decades-old demand for a public inquiry in Britain's highest court on Wednesday, lawyers said.

Dutch team finds more remains at Ukraine MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch investigators have recovered more body parts at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine after searching a location that was previously inaccessible, the Netherlands announced on Thursday.

MH370 search zone to double if nothing found

Kuala Lumpur - The search area for flight MH370 will double in size to encompass a vast Indian Ocean corridor if wreckage remains elusive, Malaysia, Australia and China said Thursday, asserting their commitment to finding the plane.

Dutch to renew search for body parts, debris at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Dutch and international investigators will renew their search for body parts and debris at the MH17 plane crash site in restive eastern Ukraine, including at a location previously considered unsafe, the team's chief announced Wednesday.

'Black day' for free speech as Malaysia amends sedition law

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's parliament Friday approved tougher penalties for sedition in a move criticised by the United Nations and described by the opposition as "a black day" for democracy and free expression.

Malaysia accused of rights assault as tough terrorism law passes

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia was accused Tuesday of waging an assault on civil rights as parliament passed a tough anti-terrorism law aimed at countering Islamic militancy.

Anwar's request for Malaysian royal pardon rejected: Report

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has rejected a royal pardon request for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is currently serving five years in jail for sodomy, local media reported on Wednesday.

Dutch seek BUK missile witnesses in MH17 crash probe

Den Haag - Dutch and international experts probing the MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine appealed Monday for witnesses who saw the transport or firing of a BUK surface-to-air missile around the time of the disaster."Investigators are looking at all scenarios.

Dutch visit previously inaccessible MH17 Ukraine crash site

Den Haag - Dutch experts returned to war-ravaged Ukraine on Friday to probe the MH17 crash site, including visiting a location previously considered unsafe because of fighting with pro-Russian separatists.

Islamic law push strains Malaysian opposition's unity

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian Muslim party on Wednesday launched a push to implement Islamic criminal punishments such as flogging and amputations in a state it governs, a move that threatens to tear apart the country's opposition.

Q&A on the MH370 mystery

Kuala Lumpur - A year on, there remains no evidence to indicate what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to vanish or where it ended up, despite the most expensive search operation in history.

Tears for MH370 as mystery persists on anniversary

Kuala Lumpur - Emotional families marked the first anniversary of the disappearance of flight MH370 Sunday as a new report said the battery on its black box locator beacon had expired, but shed no new light on the cause of the disaster.

Chinese MH370 relatives mark anniversary under police gaze

Bejing - Chinese relatives of passengers on board the missing flight MH370 gathered under a heavy police presence Sunday to mark one year since the plane disappeared.

'Back to drawing board' if MH370 search fails, Malaysia says

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's transport minister said Saturday the hunt for MH370 would be sent "back to the drawing board" if the search now under way comes up empty, but insisted his government remained committed to finding the plane.

Lessons learnt as MH370 hunt marks one year

Sydney - The hunt for Flight MH370 has failed to turn up any debris, but its unprecedented scale in one of the world's remotest locations has provided valuable lessons for future search and rescue missions.

Q&A on the MH370 mystery

Kuala Lumpur - A year on, there remains no evidence to indicate what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 to vanish or where it ended up, despite the most expensive search operation in history.

Bereaved to view MH17 wreckage at Dutch base

Rijen - The first of around 500 relatives of those killed in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine visited the wreckage at a Dutch airbase on Tuesday, investigators said.

Shipping containers but no MH370 debris found in underwater hunt

Sydney - The intensive underwater hunt for missing plane MH370 has so far turned up just a few shipping containers -- and no sign of the jet, the head of the Australian agency leading the search said on Tuesday.

U.S. Navy censures three admirals in bribery scandal

Washington - The U.S. Navy said it has censured three admirals for their roles in a widening bribery scandal, the highest-ranking officers to be punished in the case so far.

Malaysia's Anwar alleges 'conspiracy' as he is sent to jail

Wilayah Persekutuan - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim alleged a "political conspiracy" as he was sent to jail on Tuesday after his appeal against a sodomy conviction was overturned, likely spelling the end of his political career.

Malfunction forces AirAsia X to abort flight, turn back

Kuala Lumpur - A system malfunction forced the pilots of an AirAsia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah to abort the flight and return to Malaysia on Sunday, the AirAsia Group's CEO said.

Divers may have found crashed AirAsia co-pilot's body

Jakarta - Indonesian divers have found a body believed to be the French co-pilot who was steering an AirAsia plane when it crashed in December with 162 people onboard, an official said Saturday.Coordinator of the search and rescue effort S.B.

Aircraft set to get minute-by-minute tracking

A new initiative aims to equip all commercial flights worldwide with technology that would enable minute-by-minute tracking of the plane in times of distress, aiding rescuers and recovery efforts.

French judge to probe AirAsia crash

Paris - France has opened a formal criminal investigation into the crash of an AirAsia plane in the Java Sea last month while a French co-pilot was at the controls, a judicial source said FridayA judge will investigate possible "manslaughter" in connection wit...

Malaysia declares all on board MH370 dead, angering relatives

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Thursday formally declared the passengers and crew of missing flight MH370 to be presumed dead, a step that it said opens the door for compensation payments but which was angrily rejected by distraught relatives.

AirAsia co-pilot at controls when plane crashed

Jakarta - The French co-pilot was at the controls of an AirAsia plane before it crashed into the sea last month after flying through an area of towering clouds, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said Thursday.

Hopes fade of finding more AirAsia crash victims

Jakarta - Hopes faded Wednesday of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed.
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