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Hope fading for disappeared Malaysian passenger plane

Some of the family members of those on-board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 wait in vain for their loved ones.

An international land and sea search for a missing Malaysian jetliner is covering an area the size of Australia, authorities said on Tuesday, but police and intelligence agencies have yet to establish a clear motive to explain its disappearance. Investigators are convinced that someone with deep knowledge of the Boeing 777-200ER and commercial navigation diverted Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, carrying 12 crew and 227 mainly Chinese passengers, perhaps thousands of miles off its scheduled course from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. But intensive background checks of everyone aboard have so far failed to find anyone with a known political or criminal motive to hijack or deliberately crash the plane, Western security … Continue reading

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Malaysia opposition holds protest at vote result

Thousands of Malaysian opposition supporters have rallied against alleged fraud in the election, defying police who said the protest was illegal. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim called the protest after what he said were “stolen” polls, won by PM Najib Razak’s ruling coalition. Mr Najib’s Barisan Nasional (BN or National Front) coalition won 133 of the 222 parliamentary seats on Sunday. It was the coalition’s worst result in more than half a century in power. While it secured a simple majority, it failed to regain the two-thirds parliamentary majority it lost for the first time in 2008. The BN has vehemently denied the opposition’s allegations of cheating and accused Mr Anwar … Continue reading

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