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Indonesia landslide on Java island kills 5, over a dozen missing

Indonesia landslide on Java island kills 5, over a dozen missing

Jakarta – A landslide on Indonesia’s heavily populated island of Java on Thursday killed at least five people and left more than 15 people missing, an official at the country’s disaster agency said. The landslide, which struck a village in central Java, also injured 14 people, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster agency […]

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No mystery over ‘missing’ MH370 search ship – Minister

No mystery over ‘missing’ MH370 search ship – Minister

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia today quashed rumours swirling after a ship searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared from tracking screens, saying it had simply made a refuelling stop in Australia and would resume the hunt. The Seabed Constructor, hired in January for a fresh search for the missing plane, turned off its location transponder […]

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Missing Argentine girl found in Indonesia

Missing Argentine girl found in Indonesia

Petaling Jaya – Alum Langone Avalos, who was reported missing since June 2017 in Argentina and was spotted in various parts of Malaysia, has been found in Indonesia and reunited with her mother. In a statement on Wednesday, the Embassy of Argentina in Malaysia said the seven-year-old girl had been found “after an arduous seven-month […]

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Missing Argentinean girl spotted in Indonesia, search is on

Missing Argentinean girl spotted in Indonesia, search is on

Jakarta – The Embassy of Argentina is seeking public assistance in locating a 7-year-old Argentine girl who was reportedly kidnapped in June 2017 and may now be in Indonesia. Alum Langone Avalos is believed to have been brought into the country through Batam. The girl’s mother is asking for media attention on this case so […]

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Ferry with 50 on board missing in central Pacific

Ferry with 50 on board missing in central Pacific

Wellington – A search was under way today for a ferry with 50 people on board that has not been seen for more than a week in the tiny island nation of Kiribati in the central Pacific. New Zealand search officials, who have been called in to assist Fijian authorities, said the inter-island ferry MV […]

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Volcano erupts at Japanese ski resort, one missing in avalanche

Volcano erupts at Japanese ski resort, one missing in avalanche

Tokyo – Rocks spat out by a volcanic eruption rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan, according to television reports, and one skier was missing following an avalanche that occurred shortly after the volcano exploded. Three others caught in the avalanche were rescued, Japanese media said, and more searchers were heading […]

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26 killed, 46 missing in tropical storm in Philippines

26 killed, 46 missing in tropical storm in Philippines

Manila – A tropical storm which battered the Philippines on Saturday has left at least 26 people dead and 46 others missing, a government spokesperson said on Monday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Romina Marasigan of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) said in a news conference that most of the people died […]

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11 dead, 15 missing in Chile mudslide

11 dead, 15 missing in Chile mudslide

Santhiago – A mudslide that buried much of a village in southern Chile has killed 11 people while another 15 are still missing, authorities said Sunday. The tragedy struck a picturesque village of Villa Santa Lucia in the southern Los Lagos (Lakes) region where heavy rain triggered mudslides that swallowed up most of the homes […]

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Argentina navy probing ‘contact’ in search for missing sub

Argentina navy probing ‘contact’ in search for missing sub

Argentina’s navy on Saturday was investigating a “contact” detected at 477 meters (1565 feet) under the ocean as an international search continued for a submarine that disappeared more two weeks ago with 44 crewmembers on board. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi did not specify what type of “contact” was being examined but said equipment was currently […]

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At least four dead, 18 missing in Colombia landslide

At least four dead, 18 missing in Colombia landslide

Bogota – A landslide killed at least four people and left 18 missing in southwest Colombia, authorities said on Wednesday, as the country grappled once again with the deadly pairing of heavy rains and poor infrastructure. Landslides are common in rural, mountainous areas of Colombia, especially during wetter parts of the year. In April more […]

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