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Japan quake death toll jumps to 161

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The death toll from Japan’s New Year’s earthquake rose from 128 to 161 overnight, authorities said Monday, as snow hampered aid efforts. The number of missing people fell to 103 from 195, according to authorities in the central region of Ishikawa, which was hit by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake. The …

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Ecuador’s ‘most wanted’ criminal disappears from prison

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“The most wanted prisoner in Ecuador”, the leader of the Los Choneros gang, has escaped from the prison where he was held, the authorities announced on Sunday, which began the operation to find him. General Cesar Zapata, head of the National Police, said in a press conference that the National …

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Over 6,500 flood victims in Johor, almost double overnight

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The death toll from the floods in Johor reached 6,564 people as of 8am today, compared to 3,322 people recorded as of 8pm yesterday. In a statement, State Disaster Management Committee Chairman Azmi Rouhani said the increase included evacuees in Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Johor Bahru. He said a total …

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Over 6,500 flood victims in Johor, almost double overnight

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The death toll from the floods in Johor reached 6,564 people as of 8am today, compared to 3,322 people recorded as of 8pm yesterday. In a statement, State Disaster Management Committee Chairman Azmi Rouhani said the increase included evacuees in Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Johor Bahru. He said a total …

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US investigators recover key part from Alaska Airlines jet

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The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Sunday evening that the “missing key” of the Boeing 737 MAX 9 involved in the Alaska Airlines crash was found in a remote backyard. The hatch door blew off the left side of an Alaska Airlines flight Friday as it …

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