Updated Monday, December 29, 2014 2:19 pm TWN
Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people disappeared, and more than a day into the region's latest aviation mystery, officials doubted there could be anything but a tragic ending.
A massive sea search was underway for an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday while flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board through airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said.
The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking off from Surabaya, Indonesia, for Singapore.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
An AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore, and search and rescue operations were underway.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Five cleaners were jailed on Monday over the sexual abuse of a young boy at one of Indonesia's most prestigious international schools, in a scandal that has rocked Jakarta's expatriate community.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the tragedy, officials said.
Torrential downpours triggered a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 people and leaving nearly 100 others missing, with persistent rain hampering rescue efforts, officials said Saturday.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
The chief editor of a leading English-language newspaper in Muslim-majority Indonesia has been named a suspect in a blasphemy case after the publication of a cartoon about the Islamic State (IS) group, police said Friday.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
North Korea released Tuesday video footage showing some of the young refugees who were controversially repatriated by Laos last year, in an apparent bid to refute claims that the eldest members of the group had been executed.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
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