Underwater drone maps ice algae in Antarctica

Underwater drone maps ice algae in Antarctica

London, Jan 6 (IANS) An underwater drone is helping researchers map the distribution of ice algae on the underside of the sea ice in Antarctica.With the new robot technology, it is now possible to study the underside of sea ice across large distances and explore a world previously restricted to specially trained divers only.“The drone was […]

AirAsia crash: Four more bodies recovered

AirAsia crash: Four more bodies recovered

Jakarta, Jan 4 (IANS) International search teams Sunday found in the sea bodies of four more people who were on board the AirAsia jet which crashed Dec 28, taking the number of bodies recovered so far to 34.A Seahawk helicopter of the US navy delivered three bodies to the evacuation command post of the crashed jet […]

After Coast Guard chase, suspicious Pakistani boat explodes

After Coast Guard chase, suspicious Pakistani boat explodes

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A suspicious Pakistani fishing boat apparently loaded with explosives blew up in the sea and sank off Gujarat after being intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard, officials said Friday, prompting fears that a major terror attack may have been planned.The Pakistani vessel, which had set off from near Karachi on the […]

Six civilians injured in Pakistani shelling in Kashmir

Six civilians injured in Pakistani shelling in Kashmir

Jammu, Jan 3 (IANS) Six civilians were injured Saturday due to Pakistani shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba and Kathua districts, forcing scores of villagers to migrate.“Six civilians were injured in Pakistani shelling on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts today.”“Two civilians with critical injuries have been shifted to Government […]

Pakistani boat intercepted, explodes, sinks

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New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A suspicious Pakistani fishing boat intercepted by the Coast Guard and navy in the Arabian sea exploded and sank after its crew set fire to it, the Indian government said Friday.The boat had set off from Keti Bunder near Karachi and was planning “some illicit transaction” in the Arabian Sea, a […]

Pakistan sets up bench to hear pleas of death row convicts

Pakistan sets up bench to hear pleas of death row convicts

Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan’s Supreme Court Friday constituted a bench to hear appeals of prisoners sentenced to death.The proceedings will take place Jan 5-9, Geo TV reported.The bench will be headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa.The Pakistani government has liften the moratorium on death penalty in terrorism-related cases in the wake of the Taliban […]

AirAsia crash: Underwater search to begin

Rescue mission of the crashed AirAsia Airplane

London, Jan 2 (IANS) The search for AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore last Sunday is set to move underwater with the arrival of specialist equipment, a media report said Friday.A French crash investigation team will use sensitive acoustic detection devices to try locate the […]

AirAsia QZ8501 bodies returned port

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Clive Myrie reports from Surabaya as two of the bodies are returned in coffins The first two bodies from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash have arrived back in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives are waiting. Next of kin have been asked for DNA samples to help identify the victims. The Airbus A320-200, carrying […]

Fact File : Revealing AirAsia Flight QZ8501

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Continue reading the main story AirAsia crash FAQ: Who were the victims? ‘I was booked on flight’Watch Does bad weather cause crashes? Man behind AirAsia Indonesian officials have confirmed that flight AirAsia QZ8501, which disappeared on 28 December, crashed into the Java Sea off Borneo. The airbus A320-200, carrying 162 people from Surabaya in Indonesia […]

List of passengers aboard AirAsia QZ8501 Flight

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AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday morning. Based on official data, the Airbus 320 flight had 162 people on board, comprising 138 adult passengers, 16 children and one baby and seven crew members. Below is the list of names of passengers aboard QZ8501, […]