PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 This is one of three Chinese vessels joining the search for the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished on Saturday. The Jinggangshan amphibious landing ship is carrying personnel and equipment including medical supplies and staff, and a team of divers. Its counterpart is expected to reach the search area on Monday. A 4, 000 tonne police vessel is already there. The U.S., Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore are also helping in the search. By 0700GMT on Sunday, well over 24 hours since the last contact with Flight MH 370, there was still hint of its fate. The Boeing aircraft was carrying 239 passengers and crew when it vanished on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Malaysia's air force chief says the search area is being widened to include the country's west coast because the plane may have been trying to turn back. (SOUNDBITE)(English) RODZALI DAUD, CHIEF OF MALAYSIAN
At least ten thousand turned out for this protest in Madrid against plans to tighten up Spanish laws on abortion. The move to allow terminations only in cases of rape or endangerment of the mother's health have sparked outrage. (SOUNDBITE)(Spanish) MARIPAZ PARRILLA, PROTESTER, SAYING: "They're taking away all our rights and, above all, the right to decide over our own bodies. Gallardon's law wants to take women back 40 years to the Franco era and we won't allow it." At the moment Spanish law allows abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy or up to 22 weeks in cases of foetal deformities. If it's enacted the proposed new rules would make Spain one of the most restrictive nations in Europe on abortion. It was proposed by the prime minister in an apparent attempt to rally core conservative support. It's unleashed a backlash within the country as a whole, and within his own party where moderate members are opposing any change to existing legislat
More than 24 hours after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370 the country's civil aviation chief said its fate was still a mystery. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION, AZHARUDDIN ABDUL RAHMAN SAYING, "The rescue operations continued last night, until this morning. We have to report that we are not able to locate or see anything. Therefore, there is nothing new to report." The Boeing aircraft carrying 239 passengers and crew lost contact on Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. It's emerged two Europeans named in the passenger manifest had both lost their passports in Thailand, one last year, the other two years previously. The identities of two other passengers are also being investigated. But there've been no reports of sabotage or claims of an attack. Despite the mystery there appears little sign it's damaged the confidence of people travelling on other Malaysian Airlines flights
Amy Jackson, the director of Summit County Colorado Advocates for Victims of Assault, was a key witness in the prosecution's case against Dale Bruner. Here she outlines some of the most common myths and misconceptions about domestic violence and explains what kind of help works best.
During a news conference at KL International Airport, Malaysia's civil aviation chief Azaharudin Abdul Rahman said that so far the search teams have not been able to locate the plane of flight MH370. (Video: ASTRO AWANT) Copyright 2014, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Search operations for a missing Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished from radar screens over the South China Sea with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board continued on Sunday (March 9). By the early hours of Sunday, there were no confirmed signs of the plane or any wreckage, well over 24 hours after it went missing. "The rescue operations continued last night, until this morning. We have to report that we are not able to locate or see anything. Therefore, there is nothing new to report," said Director General of Department Of Civil Aviation of Malaysia, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, who added that the aerial search also resumed at first light. There were no indications of sabotage nor claims of an attack. But the passenger manifest issued by the airline included the names of two Europeans - Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi - who, according to their foreign ministries, were not in fact on the plane. Both
TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~*NONE**~ Wind whips across Crimea's biggest lake, as Ukraine's warships rise and fall in the choppy waves. Russian forces have blocked Ukraine's only exit point to the Black Sea by sinking two aging vessels here. And a well-armed Russian missile cruiser sits a short distance off the coast. A third of Ukraine's warships are left stranded in the waters close to land, as Russian forces have blocked their only exit point to the Black Sea. Ukraine is now facing a humiliating loss of its navy. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VADIM FILIPENKO, THE UKRAINIAN DEPUTY COMMANDER, SAYING: "We are not going to fight, we hope it will be resolved in a peaceful way. If the Crimea will go to Russia, it is all right, we will go to serve [Ukraine] in the other locations." Meanwhile, Ukraine's naval headquarters in Sevastopol -- the same port where Russia's Black Sea Fleet is based -- remains under virtual siege by Russian soldiers and pro-Russia
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential preference poll. He captured 31 percent of the vote, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished second place with 11 percent. (March 8)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
A popular South Korean television show plays host to some very unusual guests - North Korean defectors. "Now On My Way to Meet You" is a part talk, part talent show that features attractive women who fled the North in search of a better life. (March 8)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
Libya threatened on Saturday to bomb a tanker sailing under a North Korean flag if it tried to ship oil from a port that's now under rebel control. It's a major escalation in a standoff over the country's oil wealth between the government and armed rebels. Rebels have seized three major ports in eastern Libya since August. On Saturday, they announced they've started to independently export oil from those ports. Abbo-Rabbo Albarassi is the self-declared prime minister of Libya's eastern autonomy movement. At a ceremony to mark the rebel's first shipment, he demanded that 15 percent of national oil revenues go to their region. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SELF-DECLARED PRIME MINISTER OF LIBYA'S EASTERN AUTONOMY MOVEMENT, ABB-RABBO ALBARASSI, SAYING (SOUNDBITE OVERLAPPED BY IMAGE OF TANKER): "And we reaffirm that we do not accept any threats towards any tanker or ship that we are dealing with or are contracted with. We are not making threats and we do not
California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions. The surge in offenders requiring state prison sentences is undermining a nearly 3-year-old law pushed by Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation restructured California's criminal justice system to keep lower-level felons in county jails, while reserving state prison cells for serious, violent and sexual offenders.
Women around the world are raising their voices. It's International Women's Day, and they want to be heard. As a convoy of Russian military vehicles drive through Crimea, Ukrainians chant "No to war." These women want to live in peace. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) WOMAN PROTESTER (NAME UNKNOWN) SAYING: "Get him (Putin) to withdraw the troops from here. What do we need him here for? We used to have a good life here, what do we need him for?" Tears of sadness in Kiev, as women honor Maidan victims. This year's theme of "inspiring change" encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere, in every way. Thousands of women across Pakistan continue to toil away at tedious, difficult jobs. Raising their children in a country that has a long way to go in terms of equality. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) HOME-BASED NEEDLEPOINT ARTISAN, YASMIN DILDAR, SAYING: "But what can we do? We do not have the resources. All we can do is to console our children, the w
After weeks of lingering on the margins, pro-Ukrainian Crimean protesters came out in force Saturday in their first sizable demonstration since the peninsula’s parliament passed a controversial request to be folded into the Russian Federation. About a hundred protesters waving Ukrainian flags, chanting “Glory to Ukraine!” and occasionally breaking out into stilted versions of the Ukrainian national anthem marched through the Crimean capital, Simferopol, on an overcast afternoon. Along the way, they marched through a city park and stopped at a Ukrainian military base where soldiers handed flowers out to the women in the protest — a nod to today’s celebrations of International Women’s Day.
Syrian government forces seized a village in the central Homs province on Saturday,as part of a push for control of areas along the Lebanese border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the village of al-Zara, west of the city of Homs, fell after "heavy clashes" between government and rebel forces.The victory gave government forces control over a route connecting central Syria to the Mediterranean coast and which had been used as "a primary route for terrorist groups coming from Lebanese territory to neighboring areas to carry out criminal operations."The number of casualties was not immediately clear.
Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea. Moscow's foreign minister ruled out any dialogue with Ukraine's new authorities, whom he dismissed as the puppets of extremists. The Russians have denied their armed forces are active in Crimea.
Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks in the area where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 vanished earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people on board had crashed. (March 8)Copyright 2014 The Associated Press
Desperate families endured an excruciating wait and search teams scoured the air and water on Saturday, but there was still no sign of a Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished with 239 people on board. More than 18 hours after the jet took off from Kuala Lumpur on its way to Beijing, crews still had not spotted wreckage in the South China Sea. The airline said it never received a distress call . The plane was a Boeing 777-200, which is considered to be among the safest models in the air .
Vietnamese air force planes have spotted two large oil slicks that authorities suspect are from a Malaysian jetliner that went missing early Saturday. A government statement says the slicks were spotted off the southern tip of Vietnam, each between 6 miles & 9 miles long. The statement said the slicks were consistent with the kinds that would be left by fuel from a crashed jetliner. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from radar screens with 239 people on board en route to Beijing.