MH 370: Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said on Friday.

Malaysia`s Defence Minister hopeful MH370 will be found

Malaysia`s Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Wednesday his country was determined to find missing Flight MH370, as he was briefed by Australian officials leading the complex search deep in the Indian Ocean.

Danish badminton players allege match-fixing offer
Danish badminton players allege match-fixing offer

Badminton`s governing body has asked police to investigate claims by the world number nine and another Danish player that they were approached to throw matches.

Malaysia arrests 13 people suspected of Islamic State links

Malaysian authorities said on Thursday they had arrested 13 Malaysians suspected of having links to Islamic State and who were planning to leave for Syria.

Malaysian police arrest 13 over IS `links`: Report

Malaysian police have arrested 13 people believed to have "links" with the Islamic State, a report said Wednesday, as concern grows over the extremist group`s appeal in the moderate Muslim country.

Karolina Pliskova saves match point to take Linz WTA title
Karolina Pliskova saves match point to take Linz WTA title

Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova clinched her third career title when she saved a match point to beat Italy`s Camila Giorgi 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) in the Linz WTA final on Sunday.

Feng Shanshan surges to victory in LPGA Sime Darby Malaysia
Feng Shanshan surges to victory in LPGA Sime Darby Malaysia

China`s Feng Shanshan ripped four birdies and an eagle through the final eight holes to shoot an eight-under 63 and overtake Pornanong Phatlum for victory at the LPGA Sime Darby Malaysia on Sunday.

Kei Nishikori defends Japan Open, wins back-to-back ATP titles
Kei Nishikori defends Japan Open, wins back-to-back ATP titles

Kei Nishikori captured his second Japan Open Tennis Championships title on Sunday. The Japanese tennis star defeated Milos Raonic 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4 under a closed roof at the Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo. In the 2012 final too, Nishikori got the better of the big Canadian. The match lasted two hours and 13 minutes.

Remains of five more MH17 victims reach Malaysia

The remains of five more victims onboard the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have returned to Kuala Lumpur, a media report said Saturday.

Crowd favourite Kei Nishikori enters Japan Open semi-finals
Crowd favourite Kei Nishikori enters Japan Open semi-finals

Crowd favourite Kei Nishikori and two-time finalist Milos Raonic both hammered out straight-sets wins on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open.

Kei Nishikori triumphs in Malaysian Open
Kei Nishikori triumphs in Malaysian Open

Japan`s rising tennis star Kei Nishikori clinched his first Malaysian Open title on Sunday after taming France`s Julien Benneteau in two tightly fought sets.

Philippine Muslim rebels start difficult disarming process

The difficult process of disarming Philippine Muslim rebels after a decades-long insurgency has started, negotiators said Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before year-end.

Kei Nishikori reaches Malaysian Open final
Kei Nishikori reaches Malaysian Open final

 Top seed Kei Nishikori fought to beat Finland`s Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday to make it into his first Malaysian Open final.

Karolina Pliskova takes title in WTA Korea Open
Karolina Pliskova takes title in WTA Korea Open

Rising star Karolina Pliskova earned her second career title with a 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 victory over America`s Varvara Lepchenko in the WTA Korea Open final Sunday.

Chapchai Nirat wins Malaysia playoff to end five-year drought
Chapchai Nirat wins Malaysia playoff to end five-year drought

Chapchai Nirat ended his five-year title drought when he held his nerve to roll in a putt at the first playoff hole and beat Filipino veteran Antonio Lascuna to win Asian Tour`s Selangor Masters on Sunday.

India-bound Malaysia Airlines flight return back after defect

An India-bound flight of Malaysia Airlines was forced to return due to an auto-pilot defect, landing safely here on Sunday, said the carrier already hit by the twin tragedies this year.

`Hard spots` found in MH370 search, most likely geological: Australia

 The Australian authority leading the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said on Friday that "hard spots" had been found on the Indian Ocean seabed, but that most would likely be geological features.

Preliminary report on MH17 crash to be out on September 9

A preliminary report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the war-torn eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people onboard would be released on September 9.

Malaysia Airlines renames 'bucket list' ticket contest

Disaster-tainted Malaysia Airlines on Wednesday said it had changed the name of a ticket-sale promotion that invoked an "inappropriate" death reference by asking travellers which places were on their "Bucket List."

Malaysia Airlines loss nearly doubles on MH370 impact

Crisis-stricken Malaysia Airlines said Thursday its second-quarter loss nearly doubled as the loss of flight MH370 spurred a decline in bookings, warning the red ink would accelerate as the year wears on.