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Four years on, MH370 families await report as search ends for missing plane

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s new government has promised to release a long-awaited report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as a privately funded underwater search ended on Tuesday. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, becoming one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. The government of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said last week that U.S. seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, which had scoured the southern Indian Ocean for the…

Mystery remains as missing airliner’s search called off

SYDNEY: The massive underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was called off Tuesday, leaving unsolved one of the most enduring mysteries of the aviation age. Nearly three years after the airliner vanished, distraught relatives refused to accept the idea that the 239 passengers and crew might now never be found after the failure of one of the most expensive undersea operations ever. "Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting edge technology, as well as modelling and advice from…

Winter attempt of Nanga Parbat called off

A daring winter attempt of the 8,126 metres-high Nanga Parbat -- the world's ninth highest mountain and Pakistan's second highest -- by climbers from Italy, Poland and Pakistan has been called off because of continuing bad weather and an injury to one of the primary climbers, Italian Daniele Nardi.