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‘Clear similarities’ between Ethiopia, Indonesia crashes

Publication date 19 March 2019 | 10:55 | ICT

Flight recorder data recovered from the wreckage of Boeing 737 MAX planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia shows “clear similarities,” Addis Ababa said on Sunday as the US maker announced it was finalising a software update for its



  • Baby reunited with dad as Papua flood toll hits 77

    Publication date 19 March 2019 | 10:54 | ICT

    A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said on Monday, as the death toll hit 77.

  • Myanmar’s black gold lures plucky oil drillers

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:43 | ICT

    As clouds of acrid, black smoke belched above the flames engulfing an artisanal oil field in central Myanmar, prospectors from nearby hillsides arrived in droves, hoping for riches from a fresh line of black gold.

  • Philippines poised to withdraw from ICC over drug war inquiry

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:42 | ICT

    The Philippines is poised to officially quit the International Criminal Court on Sunday, though the beleaguered tribunal has pledged to pursue its examination of possible crimes in the government’s deadly drug war.

  • Vietnam suspect gets mental health check after losing release bid

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:14 | ICT

    A Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the North Korean leader’s half-brother was given a mental health check-up on Friday, a day after she lost a release bid and broke down in a Malaysian court, her lawyer said.

  • Thailand’s early voting kicks off with long lines

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:42 | ICT

    Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday, eager to cast an early ballot a week before the country’s first election in eight years.

  • China keeps ‘education’ centres for prostitutes

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:42 | ICT

    When Chinese legislators recommended the abolition of “education” detention centres where prostitutes and clients can be held without charge for two years, activists hoped the facilities’ days were numbered.

  • NZ mourns as 50 shot dead

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:41 | ICT

    NEW Zealanders flocked to pay tribute on Sunday to the 50 worshippers slain in a twin mosque attack, as families clamoured for the return of their dead.

  • Biden drops hints over 2020 US presidential campaign

    Publication date 18 March 2019 | 15:41 | ICT

    Veteran Democrat Joe Biden campaigned for president in all but name on Saturday, declining to announce his 2020 plans but dropping hints, including a significant gaffe that suggests he will soon be all in.

  • A day not to ‘like’ for Facebook, hit by outage, probe

    Publication date 15 March 2019 | 15:37 | ICT

    Facebook grappled with challenges on two fronts on Wednesday, an hours-long outage and intensified scrutiny from investigators reportedly probing data deals struck by the world’s largest social network.

  • India’s bid to ban chief of JeM blocked by China

    Publication date 15 March 2019 | 15:25 | ICT

    India said on Thursday it was “disappointed” by China again delaying a bid to blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based militant group that claimed a massive suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.