KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Thursday that two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight have been spotted on satellite imagery in the Indian Ocean and an air force aircraft was diverted to the area to try to locate them.
The Orion aircraft was expected to arrive in the area Thursday afternoon, Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament in Canberra. Three additional aircraft are expected to follow for a more intensive search, he said.
Abbott called it “credible information,” adding that after “specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have been identified.”
But Abbott cautioned that locating the objects could be extremely difficult and “it may turn out that they are not related to the search for flight MH370.”
He did not say where the objects were. Military planes from Australia, the U.S. and New Zealand were covering a search region over the southern Indian Ocean that was narrowed down on Wednesday from 600,000 square kilometers (232,000 square miles) to 305,000 square kilometers (117,000 square miles).
There are lots of discarded flip-flop slippers washed up on Kenya beaches everyday.
A small company in Nairobi is collecting those discarded footwear and recycling them into colourful and cute toys.
To me, it’s a very nice idea for it won’t cause extra pollution from factories to make new toys.
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Yesterday, two earthquakes hit two different parts of the world.
The first earthquake hit Indonesia and it could be felt even in Malaysia.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the first 8.6-magnitude quake was centered 20 miles (33 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor around 269 miles (434 kilometers) from Aceh province, followed by an 8.2 magnitude aftershock two hours later.
According to CNN, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean but was lifted later.
Next, another eartquake hit Mexico.
The USGS said the first quake on Wednesday evening in the western state of Michoacan had a magnitude of 6.5 and was recorded at a depth of 12.4 miles.
It was followed by a second earthquake, of a magnitude of 6.9 and at a depth of 6.2 miles that hit somewhere near Baja California early Thursday morning.
Earthquake is a disaster but luckily both earthquakes did not caused any tsunami.
(CNN) — Somali pirates have released a Malaysian tugboat and 11 crew members after holding them for more than seven months, an international business group reported Monday.
The tug taken by pirates on December 16 has been released and is en route to a “safe location,” according to ICC Commercial Crime Services — the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce.
The ICC said it will not release additional information until the boat and crew have reached their destination and are out of harm’s way.
It was unclear whether a ransom had been paid and it was not immediately known when the ship was released.
The waters off Somalia are rife with pirate activity, despite increased measures by military forces and shipping companies to ward off attacks.
Heavily armed pirates have struck the busy Indian Ocean shipping lanes and the Gulf of Aden, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.
They have captured dozens of vessels and hundreds of hostages, making off with millions of dollars in ransom money.
Pirates attack people in the seas and oceans.
I think there are too much crime in the world now.
If I can go to the United Nations, I’ll tell all the people to stop the crimes and wars and ‘make the world a better place’ like what Michael Jackson sang in his song,’Heal The World’.
Crime and war are disaster.