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Philippines warns ASEAN over China reef reclamation

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 8:50AM UTC A Chinese vessel, top center, is used to expand structures and land on the Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines and Chigua by China, at the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has urged fellow Southeast Asian nations to jointly demand that China stop its land reclamation in contested South China Sea reefs.

Indonesian investigators say crashed AirAsia plane was flown by co-pilot

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:48PM UTC The wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 lying on the sea floor in the Java Sea. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators say the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.

Malaysia to issue interim report on missing plane on March 7

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 6:27PM UTC Parts of AirAsia Flight 8501 seen on the deck  of rescue ship Crest Onyx at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, earlier this month. Pic: AP.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s civil aviation department will release an interim report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 7, a day before the flight’s one-year anniversary.

Philippine tuna in 2015: Facing the new threat

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 1:49PM UTC Philippine tuna:  The years of of abundance are now gone past.Pic by Edwin Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Tuesday, January 27, was a lucky day for 40-year-old Wilson Manlunas. His fishing crew of five just landed 10 pieces of yellowfin tuna which, if the quality is good enough, could gross them P100,000 (US$2,250) after a 10-day fishing venture.

Indonesian military halts recovery efforts for AirAsia plane

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 10:04AM UTC Parts of AirAsia Flight 8501 seen on the deck  of rescue ship Crest Onyx at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, earlier this month. Pic: AP.

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s military has halted its recovery efforts for the crashed AirAsia plane, including attempts to locate bodies and raise the fuselage from the Java Sea.

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