Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:26:46 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his government has allocated two installments of 500 billion dinars ($429 million) to assist citizens who have been internally displaced by the advance of Sunni militants...More >>
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Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:57:21 GMT
Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.More >>
International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and a government official said the area near the zone had been...More >>
Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:56:01 GMT
A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.More >>
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Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:48:58 GMT
An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.More >>
A landslide hit a remote village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.More >>
(RNN) - The Chinese government has released satellite images that may show debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
However, Malaysian and Vietnamese authorities say there is no debris at that site, which had been previously searched.
Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the Malaysian civil aviation chief, said that no debris had been found at that site, according to the Associated Press.
The photos, found on the website for the Chinese State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND), show what appears to be floating objects in the South China Sea, according to CNN.
The satellite images were taken Sunday local time, the day after the plane went missing, but not released until Wednesday. The debris shown is of "three suspected floating objects" of large, varying sizes of approximately 13 by 18 meters, 14 by 19 meters and 24 by 22 meters.
The SASTIND puts the wreckage in waters northeast of where the flight departed in Malaysia's capital and south of Vietnam.
The plane, carrying 239 passengers, went missing on March 8 en route to Beijing, China from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two-thirds of the passengers on the flight are Chinese.
The Boeing 777 was carrying passengers from 14 different countries, including three Americans.
The 777 is considered one of the safest, most well-built aircrafts in commercial flight and first entered service in 1995.
The pilot, Cpt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, joined Malaysia Airlines in 1981, logging more than 18,000 flight hours. The first officer, Fariq Ab Hamid, 27, logged more than 2,700 flight hours.
Some experts have come out and refuted the idea that the images seen in the satellite photos are of the plane. On CNN's Erin Burnett: Out Front, former NTSB director Tom Hauter said he didn't believe the images were of Flight 370.
"It doesn't [look like the plane]," Hauter said. "Just by the size, any aircraft structure that size will sink – 70 by 70 feet, 70 by 40 feet is too big. It will sink. It wouldn't float like this. You got to trace down everything. You have to look at everything that couples. Certainly, you need to find and verify what this is, but I would be surprised if it's a piece of the airplane."
In total, 42 ships and 39 planes from 12 different countries are working together on the search, according to CNN.
Sunday, July 20 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 03:49:54 GMT
By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its...More >>
By The Associated Press Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed this week by the downing of another of its jets,...More >>
Saturday, July 19 2014 3:39 AM EDT2014-07-19 07:39:12 GMT
Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and...More >>
Less than five months ago, they had rushed to Kuala Lumpur International Airport - anxious relatives with a hope in their hearts, however faint, that a missing jumbo jet with their loved ones had not crashed, and would...More >>
Friday, July 18 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:51:31 GMT
An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has now learned that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.More >>
In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned on Friday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot down over Ukraine.More >>