Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on Dec 28. The ill-fated jet had 162 people on board. National search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo last week said search and rescue teams were being given two days’ break after weeks searching in inhospitable conditions.
Islamic State (Isis) has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of the Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and containing a warning that Japan is now a target for the militants. The video, called A Message to the Government of Japan, showed a militant who looked and sounded like a man with a British accent who has taken part in other Isis beheadings.
It’s a scenario that has played out between men and women for centuries. A man thinks a woman wants sex after she smiles at him. She, meanwhile, interprets his advances as acts of friendship. Now scientists say they have finally got to the bottom of why this happens – and it’s all to do with how male brains have evolved to pick up on the wrong signals.
Singapore’s government further restricted freedom of expression and assembly in 2014, and turned back gains in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. However, Singaporean citizens increasingly sought to assert their rights in public spaces and through social media.
Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance. Cat meat, known locally as "little tiger", is an increasingly popular delicacy in Vietnam, and although officially banned is widely available in specialist restaurants.
Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an "accident", its Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said on Thursday. The Boeing 777 aircraft (BA.N) disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing.
Investigators looking into the fatal crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 believe the co-pilot was at the controls before the jet went into a dangerously fast climb, two people familiar with the probe said. Indonesian authorities, these people said, are delving into what factors may have surprised or confused the first officer—who was much less experienced than the captain—and caused the nose of theAirbus A320 to point upward at an unusually steep angle while the plane’s computerized stall-protection systems either malfunctioned or were disengaged.