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Obama sets date for tricky Malaysia visit

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 9:36AM UTC 1 Comment US President Barack Obama. Pic: AP.

US President Barack Obama is expected to visit Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia this month as part of his push to increase US diplomatic, economic and security engagement with countries in the Asia-Pacific region. But despite the relative size and strategic importance of the other countries, it is his April 27 trip to Malaysia that arguably gives the president his biggest problems....

Malaysian tour operators count cost of MH370 fallout

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014 2:05PM UTC Comments Off Malaysian tour operator Xiao Zhong, third from right, with Chinese tourists on a Sabah beach last year. Image courtesy of Xiao Zhong.

Malaysian tour guides like Xiao Zhong thought 2014 would be their most prosperous year yet. Chinese tourists had been coming in droves to companies like his as the Southeast Asian nation branded itself as an affordable and quieter alternative to neighboring vacation hotspots. ...

Official: Sub will be used in search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014 12:25PM UTC Comments Off Official: Sub will be used in search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search crews will for the first time send a sub deep into the Indian Ocean to try and determine whether signals detected by sound-locating equipment are from the missing Malaysian plane's black boxes....

Missing plane’s black box batteries may have died

By Sun, Apr 13, 2014 6:43PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died....

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

By Sat, Apr 12, 2014 5:11PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

PERTH, Australia (AP) — With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet has resumed in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones never arrived at their destination....

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