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More than 200 still missing in California’s deadliest wildfire on record

More than 200 people were missing early on Monday in California’s deadliest and most destructive blaze on record, one of two fires raging in the state which have killed at least 31 people and forced more than a quarter of a million evacuations. The so-called Camp Fire 40 miles northwest of Sacramento burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in the town of Paradise, more structures than any other wildfire recorded in California. The fire had burned more than 111,000 acres and was 25 percent contained by late…

One of our islands is missing: Japan ‘loses’ a bit of land

Missing: A tiny island in northern Japan. Or so authorities fear, prompting plans for a survey to determine if the outcrop has been washed away, ever-so-slightly shrinking the country's territorial waters. The island, known as Esambe Hanakita Kojima was only officially surveyed and registered by Japan's coastguard in 1987, who couldn't even say exactly how big it was. Until recently, it rose 1.4-metre (four-and-a-half feet) above sea level, and was visible from the very northern tip of Japan's northern Hokkaido island.…

FIA arrests Nimar Majeed outside Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday arrested Nimar Majeed, son of Chairman OMNI Group, Anwar Majeed outside Supreme Court Karachi Registry in a matter pertaining to missing of sugar worth Rs 11billions from Mills of OMNI group. At outset of the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) after showing his resentment over missing of sugar bags summoned officials of the group and concerned to appear before the court. A bench of the apex court headed by CJP heard the case at its Karachi registry."Where…

Turkey opens probe into missing Saudi Arabian journalist: state media

ANKARA: Turkey has opened a probe into the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist who has not been seen since he went inside the Saudi Arabian mission in Istanbul four days ago, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday. Riyadh says Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, had left the consulate but Ankara says he is still inside. The news agency quoted Istanbul prosecutors as saying that an investigation had been launched on Tuesday and had been widened since. Khashoggi went to the…

Interpol chief reported missing, French police launch probe

PARIS: French police have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of the president of international police cooperation agency Interpol, after his wife reported he had gone missing after traveling home to his native China last week. The wife of Interpol head Meng Hongwei contacted police in Lyon, the French city where the agency has its headquarters, after not hearing from her husband since he traveled to China on September 29, police sources said. The investigation was first reported by French radio Europe 1.…

Conspiracy theorist claims to have spotted missing Flight MH370 underwater

A conspiracy theorist has claimed that he may have found missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 on Google Maps. An outline of a plane, which the unnamed theorist suggests could be underwater, has been posted online after a computer search of waters off the coast of Padang, Indonesia. The location is around an hour's flight from where MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in March 2014. The post was published online and the author said the plane could be underwater and could possibly be MH370. However, he…

Death toll nears 400 in flood-hit Kerala, dozens missing

KOCHI/NEW DELHI, India: The death toll rose on Monday to nearly 400 in Kerala, reeling under its worst flood in a century, as authorities handed out medicine and disinfectants to ward off disease in thousands of relief camps. Dozens of people are missing and 1.2 million are sheltering in the camps, state officials said, as water receded and a huge clean-up gathered pace. “The death toll has risen to 373,” an official of the state’s disaster management authority told Reuters. Kerala received rainfall that was more…

Rangers recover schoolboy’s body after two years of his missing

KARACHI: Rangers on Thursday recovered dead body of a schoolboy after two years of his abduction and murder in Karachi, ARY News reported. Lyari Gang War (LGW) members had abducted and murdered the student of grade 9th, Yaseen alias Munna, in 2016. The body has been recovered from Ali Hamal Goth's cemetery after one of the three arrested LGW suspects, Asad, confessed of the murder and pointed out about it during interrogation, the Rangers spokesman said. It was not a kidnapping for ransom incident, but the…

Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

ALBUQUERQUE: A Kirtland Air Force Base officer with top security clearance who disappeared 35 years ago has been found in California. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in a news release this week that William Howard Hughes, Jr., was apprehended at his home after a fraud investigation involving a fake identity he had been using. Hughes was involved in classified planning and analysis of NATO's control, command and communications surveillance systems during the Cold War. He specialized in radar…

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…