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As U.S. war ends, Russia returns to Afghanistan with series of investment projects

To the white-bearded Afghan machinists, it felt like the Cold War era had suddenly returned. After 25 years of working in a sprawling Soviet-built factory — a vestige of a war and occupation long extinguished — they suddenly spotted a ne...
by Eastasianews on Mar 21, 2014

Taliban attack on luxury hotel in Kabul kills 9 civilians

KABUL — Afghanistan on Friday acknowledged that an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents on a high-profile luxury hotel near the presidential palace in Kabul has claimed the lives of nine civilians, including four expatriates. Read full articl...
by Eastasianews on Mar 21, 2014

Search for missing plane yields no results yet in ‘pretty rough part of the world’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The world’s largest hunt for a missing airliner has zeroed in on one of the most desolate corners of the planet, an area of ocean nearly two miles deep, swept by huge rolling swells and buffeted by strong winds kn...
by Eastasianews on Mar 21, 2014

Embrace Latin Color

Las Fabulosas: Beauty & Style Embrace Latin Color By Belén Aranda-Alvarado for Las Fabulosas Spring is bursting on the scene in styles that look like they were taken from the most fashionable Latina’s closet. We spoke to Davis Carrasquillo, t...
by Another Maria on Mar 21, 2014

Attack on luxury hotel in Kabul kills 9 civilians

KABUL — Afghanistan on Friday acknowledged that an overnight attack by Taliban insurgents on a high-profile luxury hotel near the presidential palace in Kabul has claimed the lives of nine civilians, including four expatriates. Read full articl...
by Eastasianews on Mar 21, 2014

Australia spots objects possibly tied to Malaysia jet; U.S. expands role in search

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Australia’s prime minister said Thursday that objects related to a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet have been possibly spotted in the southern Indian Ocean as a U.S. Navy plane that can search under water w...
by Eastasianews on Mar 20, 2014

Data deleted from pilot’s home flight simulator, Malaysian authorities say

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Forensic experts are trying to recover deleted data from a flight simulator belonging to the pilot of a missing airliner, Malaysia’s police chief said Wednesday, as investigators search for clues into who might ha...
by Eastasianews on Mar 19, 2014

Relatives of passengers demand Malaysia ‘tell the truth’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Shouting and wailing in anger and grief, a handful of Chinese relatives of passengers on a missing airliner burst into the media auditorium in the Malaysian capital on Wednesday, and unfurled a banner demanding the gove...
by Eastasianews on Mar 19, 2014

Malaysian authorities cede some control in search for missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian officials, faced with mounting frustration over the progress of their investigation of an airliner that disappeared 10 days ago, made an international appeal Tuesday for help in finding it. Read full article &...
by Eastasianews on Mar 18, 2014

New ambassador to China vows to focus on business, human rights

BEIJING – New U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus said one of his top goals will be ensuring a “level playing field for American businesses.” In his first public remarks since arriving in Beijing, the former Montana senator outlined...
by Eastasianews on Mar 18, 2014

Malaysia backtracks on satellite data evidence; unsure when system went offline

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The search for Malaysia’s missing airliner pushed on Monday across a vast spread of the Indian Ocean into the waters off western Australia as officials here contradicted earlier information that pointed to a plann...
by Eastasianews on Mar 17, 2014

Malaysia U-turns on satellite data evidence; unsure when system went off line

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities, in the latest of a series of U-turns, reversed themselves Monday on a key detail of what happened in the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the minutes before it vanished from civilian rad...
by Eastasianews on Mar 17, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search expands amid focus on criminal act

It was a good night for flying, with benign weather all the way to Beijing. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the red-eye from Kuala Lumpur, climbed for 20 minutes and leveled out at 35,000 feet, cruising at 472 knots over open water. Read full article...
by Eastasianews on Mar 15, 2014

Quality of Malaysia Air radar tracking questioned

Malaysian military officials say Flight 370 may have reversed course and flown hundreds of miles in the wrong direction, but aviation experts are questioning the quality of the radar data used to make that determination. Read full article >>...
by Eastasianews on Mar 12, 2014

Quality of Malaysia Air radar tracking questioned

Malaysian military officials say Flight 370 may have reversed course and flown hundreds of miles in the wrong direction, but aviation experts are questioning the quality of the radar data used to make that determination. Read full article >>...
by Eastasianews on Mar 12, 2014

Malaysia aircraft mystery may hinge on ‘unidentified’ radar path

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The search for a Malaysian passenger jet could hinge on a newly divulged radar plot that suggests the plane veered hundreds of miles off course before vanishing. Malaysia’s air force chief, Rodzali Daud, said Wed...
by Eastasianews on Mar 12, 2014

Malaysia Airlines plane may have veered wildly off course during flight, military says

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — As the search pressed on for a vanished Malaysian airliner, military officials said radar data showed that it inexplicably turned and headed toward the Malacca Strait, hundreds of miles off its scheduled flight path, ne...
by Eastasianews on Mar 11, 2014

Malaysian military says missing jetliner inexplicably turned around

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — As a search continued Tuesday for a Malaysian airliner that mysteriously disappeared, Malaysian military officials said radar data showed it inexplicably turned around and headed toward the Malacca Strait, hundreds of m...
by Eastasianews on Mar 11, 2014

Iranian traveling on Malaysia Airlines with stolen passport was seeking asylum

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian and international authorities said Tuesday that two Iranians who boarded an ill-fated passenger jet with fake passports did not appear to have any terrorist links. “The more information we get, the more...
by Eastasianews on Mar 11, 2014

Massive search for Malaysia plane yields no evidence; experts speculate on pilot suicide

BEIJING — An international hunt for clues in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet intensified Monday, with dozens of ships searching a vast expanse of sea and investigators chasing down leads. But authorities acknowledged that...
by Eastasianews on Mar 10, 2014


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