More plane debris, including a window and some aluminium foil, has been found at Reunion Island, according to Malaysia’s transport minister.
But Liow Tiong Lai said he could not confirm they belonged to Flight 370, despite confirmation by the Malaysian Prime Minister today that the wing part found last week was from the doomed aircraft.
Nearly 800 desperate migrants from Burma and Bangladesh were rescued from a sinking vessel by fishermen off Indonesia’s coast on Friday as the boat people crisis in south-east Asia continued to escalate.
Human Rights Watch condemned Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia for playing a deadly game of “human ping pong” in refusing to allow more dangerously overladen boats carrying thousands fleeing poverty and persecution to land on their shores.
China is making rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea, according to new satellite images.
The facility, on reclaimed land around a reef, would be big enough for fighter jets and surveillance aircraft. IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly said images from Airbus Defence and Space, taken on 23 March, showed the runway on Fiery Cross reef in the disputed Spratly archipelago already stretched to 500m and had room to grow to six times that length. Paved sections of apron were also visible.
An unwrapped moist towelette branded with the Malaysia Airlines logo has been found on a beach in West Australia — and it’s now being tested to see if it is the first confirmed piece of evidence from the airline’s missing plane.
The package was found by a couple strolling the beach near the town of Cervantes, Nine News reports.
A report published on the first anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been condemned by relatives of the missing passengers after failing to shed any light on what happened.
The report, published on Sunday, reveals the battery in an underwater locator beacon had expired more than a year before the flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished without trace. But the significance of the finding has been called into question, as the locator beacon may not have been detectable anyway at the great depths to which the aircraft is thought to have descended in the Indian Ocean.