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Searchers resume hunt for bodies from AirAsia jet

Pangkalan bun, Dec 31: A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday. The search will focus on the area of the aqua-colored waters where the first bodies and debris were located a day earlier. But wind, strong currents and high...

More than 40 bodies retrieved in AirAsia aircraft search

Jakarta/Singapore, Dec 30: After three days of intense search, at least 40 bloated bodies and debris of the missing AirAsia aircraft carrying 162 people were found today in the Java Sea off Indonesia but mystery remained over the cause of the crash.

The Indonesian navy reported that 40 bodies...

Debris from missing AirAsia Flight spotted off Indonesia coast, bodies found

Jakarta, Dec 30: Debris spotted Tuesday during an aerial search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 is from the missing plane, Indonesia's director general of civil aviation said.

"For the time being it can be confirmed that it's the AirAsia plane and the transport minister will depart soon to Pangkalan Bun,"...

AirAsia flight QZ8501: Indonesian helicopter finds two oily spots in sea, link to lost plane being probed

Surabaya/Indonesia, Dec 29: An Indonesian helicopter searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner saw two oily spots in the water on Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects elsewhere in the Java Sea, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the...

'Missing AirAsia plane maybe at the bottom of the sea'

Jakarta, Dec 29: The AirAsia plane which vanished Sunday with 162 people onboard on its way from Indonesia to Singapore is likely to be at the bottom of the sea, said Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief Bambang Soelistyo Monday.

"We assume the missing...

Missing AirAsia plane may have crashed: Indonesia

Jakarta, Dec 28: The AirAsia plane that went missing Sunday morning with 162 people aboard might have crashed, Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said.

Kalla, who is leading the search and rescue mission, told a press conference here that the passenger jet flying from Indonesia to Singapore might have...

AirAsia plane with 162 aboard missing en route to Singapore

Singapore/Jakarta, Dec 28: An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore this morning shortly after the pilots requested a change of flight plan because of weather, the third major aviation incident this year involving a Malaysian carrier....

Pak forces kill key planner of Peshawar school massacre

Peshawar, Dec 26: Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said on Friday.

Named only as "Saddam", the militant was...

Peshawar school massacre mastermind warns of more attacks

Islamabad, Dec 20: The terrorist who supervised the Peshawar school massacre has threatened more attacks, if the military and the intelligence agencies do not stop anti-terror operations, media reported Saturday.

In a video with English subtitles posted on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) website, Umar Mansoor said...

Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing

Sydney, Dec 19: Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns.

Australia is already in a state of heightened alert after...