Category: World News

AirAsia jet from Indonesia to Singapore reported missing

AirAsia flight QZ8501 flying from Indonesia to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control this morning, according to the Transport Ministry of Indonesia.The plane is reportedly carrying 6 crew and 155 passengers — 138 adults, 16 children and a baby.It is reported that there were 149 Indonesians, three Koreans, one Singaporean, one Briton and one…

Asian of the Year 2014: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named The Straits Times “Asian of the Year 2014″ for being a “development-focused” leader who also fashioned an impressive victory for his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the year’s national elections. Under his leadership, the paper also saw India picking up the growth baton from China. “Despite being relatively…