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Japan summons Chinese ambassador over latest mid-air near miss

13 June 2014 13:46:33 China News latest RSS headlines - China National News.com

TOKYO -- Japan on Thursday summoned the Chinese ambassador as the two sides traded accusations of blame for a near miss involving fighter jets over the East China Sea, the second similar incident in ...

Vice All News Time13 June 2014 13:46:33


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Japan summons China envoy over fighter jets’ ‘near miss’

13 June 2014 09:58:10 The Asian Age

Japan on Thursday summoned the Chinese ambassador, as the two sides traded accusations of blame for a near miss involving fighter jets over the East China Sea, the second similar incident in less than a month. In the latest confrontation in a long-running territorial dispute, Tokyo says two Chinese SU-27 jets flew as close as just 30 metres to its aircraft in a spot where the two countries’ air defence zones overlap. “It was an action that was extremely regrettable, and which cannot be tolerated,” said top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga, of the Wednesday incident. It was the second time in less than three weeks that Tokyo has accused Beijing of playing chicken in the skies near the hotly contested Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus. “It comes after a similar event which occurred last month,” Mr Suga said. “The government will continue urging China to prevent an accident and restrain itself.” Japan’s vice minister for foreign affairs, Akitaka Saiki, called the Chinese ambassador to Japan, Cheng Yonghua, to the ministry, where he said similar manoeuvres “could lead to a real accident”, according to Kyodo News. China hit back, insisting Japanese pilots had been at fault and that Tokyo was lying to the international community about China’s behaviour.

Vice All News Time13 June 2014 09:58:10


Japan summons China envoy over fighter jets’ ‘near miss’

13 June 2014 04:25:42 The Asian Age

Japan on Thursday summoned the Chinese ambassador, as the two sides traded accusations of blame for a near miss involving fighter jets over the East China Sea, the second similar incident in less than a month. In the latest confrontation in a long-running territorial dispute, Tokyo says two Chinese SU-27 jets flew as close as just 30 metres to its aircraft in a spot where the two countries’ air defence zones overlap. “It was an action that was extremely regrettable, and which cannot be tolerated,” said top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga, of the Wednesday incident. It was the second time in less than three weeks that Tokyo has accused Beijing of playing chicken in the skies near the hotly contested Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus. “It comes after a similar event which occurred last month,” Mr Suga said. “The government will continue urging China to prevent an accident and restrain itself.” Japan’s vice minister for foreign affairs, Akitaka Saiki, called the Chinese ambassador to Japan, Cheng Yonghua, to the ministry, where he said similar manoeuvres “could lead to a real accident”, according to Kyodo News. China hit back, insisting Japanese pilots had been at fault and that Tokyo was lying to the international community about China’s behaviour.

Vice All News Time13 June 2014 04:25:42


Japan summons China envoy over mid-air near miss

12 June 2014 17:02:30 The Bangladesh Today

TOKYO : Japan on Thursday summoned the Chinese ambassador, as the two sides traded accusations of blame for a near miss involving fighter jets over the East China Sea, the second similar incident in less than a month, reports BSS. In the latest confrontation in a long-running territorial dispute, Tokyo says two Chinese SU-27 jets […]

Vice All News Time12 June 2014 17:02:30


Missing jet search to delve deeper

23 April 2014 08:10:16 timesofmalta.com

The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is expected to see more powerful, deeper-delving, sonar equipment used after the latest Indian Ocean search failed to yield any clues. Australia's search co-ordination centre said a robotic submarine, the US Navy's Bluefin 21, had so far covered more than 80% of the 120-square-mile sea bed zone off the country's west coast, creating a three-dimensional sonar map of the ocean floor, but nothing of interest had been found. The 2.8-mile deep search area is a circle 12 miles wide around an area where sonar equipment picked up a signal on April 8 consistent with a plane's black boxes. The black box beacons' batteries would by now be dead. Australia's defence minister David Johnston said the country was consulting Malaysia, China and the United States on the next phase of the search for the Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8, which is likely to be announced next week. Mr Johnston said more powerful towed side-scan commercial sonar equipment would probably be deployed, similar to the remote-controlled subs that found the Titanic 12,500 feet under the Atlantic Ocean in 1985 and the Australian Second World War wreck HMAS Sydney in the...

Vice All News Time23 April 2014 08:10:16


Searchers checking latest objects for link to jet

29 March 2014 05:58:19 WN.com - World News

ROB GRIFFITH Associated Press= PERTH, Australia (AP) — Objects spotted floating in a new search area for debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner need to be recovered and inspected before they can be linked to the plane, Australian officials said Saturday. Planes from China and Australia were combing the newly targeted area off the west coast of Australia after several objects were spotted Friday, including two rectangular items that were blue and gray, and ships on the scene will attempt to recover them, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said. "The objects cannot be verified or discounted as being from MH370 until they are relocated and recovered by ships," the authority said in...

Vice All News Time29 March 2014 05:58:19


Missing jet – weather halts search

28 March 2014 08:06:42 timesofmalta.com

High winds and icy weather halted the air search yesterday for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet presumed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, just as new satellite images emerged showing what could be a large debris field from the plane. The latest possible sightings of wreckage from Flight MH370, which went missing 19 days ago, were captured by Thai and Japanese satellites in roughly the same remote expanse of sea as earlier images reported by France, Australia and China. “We detected floating objects, perhaps more than 300,” Anond Snidvongs, the head of Thailand’s space technology development agency, told Reuters. “We have never said that the pieces are part of MH370 but have so far identified them only as floating objects.” A Japanese satellite also captured images of 10 objects which could be part of the plane, Kyodo news agency quoted the government as saying yesterday. An international search team of 11 military and civilian aircraft and five ships had been heading for an area where more than 100 objects that could be from the Boeing 777 had been identified by French satellite pictures earlier this week, but severe weather forced the planes to turn back. “The...

Vice All News Time28 March 2014 08:06:42


Search halted Perth, March 27 (Reuters): High winds and icy weather halted the air search ...

28 March 2014 01:39:16 WN.com - World News

Perth, March 27 (Reuters): High winds and icy weather halted the air search today for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet presumed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, just as new satellite images emerged showing what could be a large debris field from the plane. The latest possible sightings of wreckage from Flight MH370, which went missing 19 days ago, were captured by Thai and Japanese satellites in roughly the same remote expanse of sea as earlier images reported by France, Australia and China. “We detected floating objects, perhaps more...

Vice All News Time28 March 2014 01:39:16


Weather frustrates hunt for MH370

27 March 2014 16:33:31 WN.com - World News

Perth - High winds and icy weather halted the air search on Thursday for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, just as new satellite images emerged showing what could be a large debris field from the plane. The latest possible sighting of wreckage from Flight MH370, which went missing 19 days ago, was captured by a Thai satellite in roughly the same remote expanse of sea as earlier images reported by France, Australia and China. “We detected floating objects, perhaps more than 300,” Anond Snidvongs, the head of Thailand's space technology development agency, told Reuters. “We have never said that the pieces are part of MH370 but...

Vice All News Time27 March 2014 16:33:31


Updated: Weather frustrates hunt for missing Malaysian jet as new leads reported

27 March 2014 12:23:58 timesofmalta.com

High winds and icy weather halted the air search today for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, just as new satellite images emerged showing what could be a large debris field from the plane. The latest possible sighting of wreckage from Flight MH370, which went missing 19 days ago, was captured by a Thai satellite in roughly the same remote expanse of sea as earlier images reported by France, Australia and China. "We detected floating objects, perhaps more than 300," Anond Snidvongs, the head of Thailand's space technology development agency, told Reuters. "We have never said that the pieces are part of MH370 but have so far identified them only as floating objects." An international search team of 11 military and civilian aircraft and five ships had been heading for an area where more than 100 objects that could be from the Boeing 777 had been identified by French satellite pictures earlier this week, but severe weather forced the planes to turn back. "The forecast in the area was calling for severe icing, severe turbulence and near-zero visibility," said Lieutenant Commander Adam Schantz, the officer in charge of the U.S. Navy...

Vice All News Time27 March 2014 12:23:58


‘New’ debris is latest lead in search for jet

27 March 2014 09:29:09 timesofmalta.com

New satellite images have revealed more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 18 days, while planes scouring the frigid seas yesterday also reported seeing poten-tial wreckage. The latest sightings came as searchers stepped up efforts to find some trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, thought to have crashed on March 8 with the loss of all 239 people aboard after flying thousands of miles off course. “We have now had four separate satellite leads, from Australia, China and France, showing possible debris,” Malaysian Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference. “It is now imperative that we link the debris to MH370.” The latest images were captured by France-based Airbus Defence & Space on Monday and showed 122 potential objects in a 400-sq-km area of ocean, Hishammuddin said. The objects varied in size from one metre to 23 metres in length. Australia, China and France have all released satellite images over the past week showing possible debris in the same general area as the latest sighting, but no confirmed wreckage has been located. An Australian navy ship returned to the area...

Vice All News Time27 March 2014 09:29:09


Planes renew attempt to get 122 floating objects

27 March 2014 05:45:28 WN.com - Asia News

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — More satellite images have given searchers the latest clues in the hunt for the downed Malaysian jetliner, as planes flew out of Australia on Thursday trying to spot 122 objects seen floating in the turbulent Indian Ocean where officials believe the missing passenger jet may have crashed. Almost two-thirds of the 239 people who died on the flight were from China, and the first search plane in the air was a Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft. In total, 11 planes and five ships are set to scour a search area 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth on Australia's western coast, but the Australian Maritime Safety Authority cautioned that weather was expected to...

Vice All News Time27 March 2014 05:45:28


New satellite images raise hope of retrieving Malaysian jet debris

27 March 2014 05:45:27 WN.com - Asia News

BEIJING — Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that they were encouraged by new images from European satellites showing 122 floating objects off the Australian coast that could be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. The discovery bolstered hope of finding wreckage from the Boeing 777, believed to have crashed March 8 in the choppy seas 1,500 miles southwest of Perth. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Thursday morning that 11 aircraft and five ships from the U.S., Australia, China and Japan had resumed the search, which will cover 30,000 square miles. The latest satellite photos, provided by Airbus Defense Space, were taken Sunday. One object was estimated...

Vice All News Time27 March 2014 05:45:27


New satellite images raise hope of retrieving Malaysian jet debris

27 March 2014 05:32:12 WN.com - World News

BEIJING — Malaysian authorities said Wednesday that they were encouraged by new images from European satellites showing 122 floating objects off the Australian coast that could be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. The discovery bolstered hope of finding wreckage from the Boeing 777, believed to have crashed March 8 in the choppy seas 1,500 miles southwest of Perth. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Thursday morning that 11 aircraft and five ships from the U.S., Australia, China and Japan had resumed the search, which will cover 30,000 square miles. The latest satellite photos, provided by Airbus Defense Space, were taken Sunday. One object was estimated...

Vice All News Time27 March 2014 05:32:12


Satellite spots 122 objects in Malaysia jet search area

26 March 2014 13:50:11 WN.com - Mideast News

BEIJING — Malaysian authorities said Wednesday they were encouraged by new satellite images provided by France showing 122 floating objects off the Australian coast that could be debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The discovery bolstered hopes of finding the wreckage in the choppy seas 1,500 miles southwest of Perth. Twelve airplanes, from the United States, Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea, were being dispatched over the area in hopes of directing ships that might pick up the debris for analysis. The latest satellite photos were provided by Airbus Defense and Space and were taken on Sunday. One object was 78 feet long — similar to debris...

Vice All News Time26 March 2014 13:50:11


Satellite spots 122 objects in Malaysia jet search area

26 March 2014 13:23:04 WN.com - World News

BEIJING — Malaysian authorities said Wednesday they were encouraged by new satellite images provided by France showing 122 floating objects off the Australian coast that could be debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The discovery bolstered hopes of finding the wreckage in the choppy seas 1,500 miles southwest of Perth. Twelve airplanes, from the United States, Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea, were being dispatched over the area in hopes of directing ships that might pick up the debris for analysis. The latest satellite photos were provided by Airbus Defense and Space and were taken on Sunday. One object was 78 feet long — similar to debris...

Vice All News Time26 March 2014 13:23:04


Malaysia Airlines defends text message to families as China demands satellite data

25 March 2014 21:45:22 WN.com - World News

Published March 25, 2014FoxNews.com Flight 370 mystery: Race against time for black box Malaysian PM: Data concludes MH370 crashed in Indian Ocean Relatives of those aboard missing plane react to latest news Malaysia Airlines officials on Tuesday defended their decision to notify relatives of missing passengers of Flight 370's presumed fate via text message, as China demanded that Malaysia turn over satellite data it used to conclude the jet was lost with no survivors. Malaysian Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said at a press conference that the company's "sole motivation" for informing passengers' family members of their findings through text message was to ensure "the families heard the...

Vice All News Time25 March 2014 21:45:22


French images show possible debris from jetliner

23 March 2014 19:36:42 WN.com - Asia News

PERTH, Australia — France on Sunday provided Malaysia with satellite images of objects that could be from a passenger jet that has been missing for more than two weeks, the latest word of such images that officials are hoping will help solve one of the world's great aviation mysteries. The images show "potential objects in the vicinity of the southern corridor," Malaysia's Ministry of Transport said in a statement. That is thought to be close to areas of the Indian Ocean where previous satellite images released by Australia and China showed objects that could be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing over the Gulf of Thailand on March 8 with 239 people on board. A...

Vice All News Time23 March 2014 19:36:42


More planes join ocean hunt for missing jetliner

23 March 2014 05:12:30 WN.com - World News

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More planes were joining the search Sunday of a remote patch of the southern Indian Ocean in hopes of finding answers to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, after China released a satellite image showing a large object floating in the search zone. The desolate area in the Indian Ocean is about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth, Australia, where three days of searching for similar images from another satellite that emerged earlier in the week have produced no results. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is coordination the operation from the country's western coast, said it refined the search based on the latest clue from...

Vice All News Time23 March 2014 05:12:30


Saga of missing flight MH370 continues to pose more questions

23 March 2014 02:08:26 WN.com - Asia News

If - and it's a big if - the latest images from a Chinese satellite turn out to be wreckage from flight MH370, it won't mark the end of the mystery, just a cruel new twist to a story which has been short on facts and long on theories. That a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER aircraft bound for Beijing with 239 people on board vanished from sight over the South China Sea in the early hours of March 8 is indisputable. But the absence of facts has left a void readily filled with rumour, claim and wild speculation. It seems inconceivable in a world which boasts satellites capable of reading vehicle license plates that a passenger jet can simply disappear. In what has often seemed a desperate...

Vice All News Time23 March 2014 02:08:26


First plane unsuccessful in south Indian Ocean hunt for debris that could be from missing jet

21 March 2014 07:50:03 WN.com - World News

Published March 21, 2014Associated Press Wen Wancheng, the father of a Chinese passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 speaks to the journalists outside a hotel ballroom in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Australian rescue officials say a search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has ended for the day but will resume in the morning. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)The Associated Press A relative of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, MH370, left, is surrounded by journalists as he leaves after learning about the latest debris field found in a remote part of the Indian Ocean near Australia at a...

Vice All News Time21 March 2014 07:50:03


AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT

15 March 2014 02:44:58 WN.com - World News

Theories of piracy or pilot suicide gain more credence as search for missing plane expands KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysia Airlines jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea. Adding to the speculation that someone was flying...

Vice All News Time15 March 2014 02:44:58


Top Asian News at 11:01 p.m. GMT

15 March 2014 00:43:46 WN.com - World News

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn&t experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea. As the search continues for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, a key unanswered question is what happened to the Boeing 777&s...

Vice All News Time15 March 2014 00:43:46


World › Piracy, pilot suicide theories gain more credence in Malaysian plane disappearance

14 March 2014 23:21:00 Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet reversed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea…

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 23:21:00


Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence

14 March 2014 22:38:44 WN.com - Asia News

JOAN LOWY Associated Press= KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea. A U.S. official said Friday in Washington that investigators are examining the possibility of "human intervention" in...

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 22:38:44


Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence

14 March 2014 21:57:18 WN.com - World News

JOAN LOWY Associated Press= KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet changed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea. A U.S. official said Friday in Washington that investigators are examining the possibility of "human intervention" in...

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 21:57:18


Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence

14 March 2014 21:28:18 WN.com - World News

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet reversed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn&t experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea. A U.S. official said Friday in Washington that investigators are examining the possibility of "human intervention" in the...

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 21:28:18


Missing plane: Piracy theory gains more credence

14 March 2014 21:05:45 WN.com - Asia News

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet reversed course and headed west after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers. The latest evidence suggests the plane didn't experience a catastrophic incident over the South China Sea as was initially suspected. Some experts theorize that one of the pilots, or someone else with flying experience, hijacked the plane or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea. A U.S. official said Friday in Washington that investigators are examining the possibility of "human intervention" in the plane's disappearance, adding...

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 21:05:45


US Sends Ship to Indian Ocean on Indication of Missing Malaysian Jet

14 March 2014 11:19:11 Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

The Pentagon has sent the warship USS Kidd to the Indian Ocean, following an indication that missing Malaysian Airlines plane could have crashed on Saturday in the area. According to senior administration officials, the missing Malaysian flight continued to "ping" a satellite after it lost contact with radar, the ABC News reports. The aircraft was equipped with an Airplane Health Management system which pings a satellite every hour. The number of pings would indicate how long the plane stayed aloft. It is not clear, however, whether the satellite pings also indicate the plane's location. The new information has greatly expanded the potential search area into the Indian Ocean. Meanwhile, it became clear that the shutdown of two communication systems happened separately on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 indicating that the plane did not disappear due to a catastrophic failure, the ABC news informs. Investigators told ABC News that the two communication systems were "systematically shut down." meaning that there was manual intervention. Malaysian transport minister rejected the latest reports on the missing plane's possible location, including the Chinese satellite photos, Thursday by saying they had been "released by accident", the Euronews reports. He assured reporters that "Malaysia has nothing to hide" and the search efforts will continue to be focused on the South China Sea. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 passengers on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing early Saturday local time. The aircraft went off the radar south of Vietnam. Searches for any wreckage of the aircraft that might have crashed somewhere at sea have entered their seventh day.

Vice All News Time14 March 2014 11:19:11


No jet debris at spot on China images, Malaysia says

13 March 2014 08:45:19 WN.com - World News

Updated: March 13, 2014 2:12AM KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Planes sent Thursday to check the spot where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner found nothing, Malaysia’s civil aviation chief said, deflating the latest tantalizing lead in the six-day hunt. “There is nothing. We went there, there is nothing,” Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told reporters in Kuala Lumpur. The...

Vice All News Time13 March 2014 08:45:19