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MH370 search finds uncharted shipwreck SYDNEY: The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered a previously uncharted shipwreck, leading officials to say Wednesday that if the plane is in their search zone they will find it.The Australian-led team is scouring the southern Indian Ocean seabed in hope of finding the final resting place of MH370, which vanished on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. No wreckage from the flight, which was carrying 239 people, has ever been found.In an update on the search, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said it had spotted "multiple small bright reflections" on the otherwise featureless seabed which warranted close inspection.Data from a high-resolution sonar scan using an autonomous underwater vehicle revealed possible items, mostly only about the size of a cricket ball, some 3,900 metres (12,795 feet) underwater.While the debris field appeared to be of man-made origin, it failed to have all the characteristics ...

Two dead in shooting at South Korea military camp SEOUL: A South Korean army reservist killed one person and wounded three others, before turning the gun on himself during an apparent shooting spree Wednesday at a military training camp, the defence ministry said. The unidentified reservist opened fire with his rifle during shooting practice at the camp in southern Seoul, a ministry spokesman said."The man killed himself on the spot following the shooting spree that killed one of his fellow reservists and wounded three ...
Thai king leaves Bangkok hospital for coastal palace BANGKOK: Thailand's revered but ageing King Bhumibol Adulyadej Sunday left a Bangkok hospital where he has been recuperating since October for his coastal palace, as hundreds of well-wishers cheered him on his journey.The 87-year-old king, the world's longest-serving monarch, is treated as a near-deity by many Thais and his health is a subject of public concern in the politically turbulent country.The convoy carrying Bhumibol left Siriraj Hospital for his home in the southern town of ...
Drunk passenger forces Malaysia Airlines flight to turn back KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines flight to Colombo had to turn back to Kuala Lumpur due to a drunk passenger, the national carrier said on Sunday.Flight MH179 had taken off from Kuala Lumpur late on Saturday. "The intoxicated passenger started harassing Malaysia Airlines' crew shortly after the flight was airborne," the company said in a statement."Due to his big body size, other guests had to assist the crew to restrain the passenger."The airline said the ...
Iran urges more active British diplomacy after Cameron win TEHRAN: A top adviser to the Iranian president called on Saturday for a more active British foreign policy in the Middle East after Prime Minister David Cameron's upset election victory.The remarks by Hamid Aboutalebi, President Hassan Rouhani's deputy chief of staff for political affairs, come as six major powers, including Britain, seek a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic.Aboutalebi complained that in the negotiations that led to a framework accord last month Britain had taken ...
UN says it has received fraction of $415mn Nepal appeal KATHMANDU: The United Nations said on Friday it had received just $22 million of the $415 million it had appealed for in Nepal following the recent earthquake, and called for aid contributions to be "dramatically ramped up".Jamie McGoldrick, UN resident coordinator for Nepal, warned of a race against time to deliver relief supplies to remote areas -- some of which are accessible only on foot -- before heavy monsoon rains arrive, expected in June.Thousands have ...
'His Royal Hotness' Prince Harry goes walkabout in Sydney %9 SYDNEY: Thousands of wellwishers on Thursday made the most of their chance to see Prince Harry during a meet-and-greet near Sydney's Opera House, with "His Royal Hotness" banners out in force and one woman asking him to marry her.The 30-year-old prince, known as Captain Wales, has been on a month-long embed with the Australian army as he prepares to quit the British forces in June, missing the birth of his niece Princess Charlotte earlier this ...

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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJune 25, 2015
Reserves $17.457 bln