Headlines:

Newly built vessel sank in trial voyage in China, 22 missing

Only 3 from 25 people were rescued after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China's longest rive, Thursday. 22 people are missing, according state broadcaster China Central Television. Some of them are foreigners. The accident occurred on a stretch of the river between the cities of Jingjiang and Zhangjiagang.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Getting ready for a papal visit to Manila

Up to a million Filipinos were attracted in Manila, the capital of Philippines, Friday, in a Roman Catholic procession. Huge crowds on Manila streets jostled to get closer to the wooden Black Nazarene, a statue of Jesus Christ carrying a cross that the faithful believe has miraculous power to cure ailments and provide good health and fortune.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

The Air Asia flight QZ8501 wreckage was found in the Java Sea

More than 30 ships searching in the area and the intensive aerial search for the missing Air Asia plane produced results. The Air Asia flight QZ8501 wreckage has been located and photographed in the Java Sea. It was identified by the presence of the company's slogan "Now everyone can fly" painted on the side.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Indian government to check the use of toilets

Programs announced by different governments worldwide for 2015 are planned to change or to do something better. The one revealed Wednesday by India's government is no exception: they want to check, in a nationwide scheme, whether people are using toilets. This is a part of a cleanliness drive championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Asia

Comments