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Malaysia Airlines: Flight has landed safely

A Malaysia Airlines flight that suffered a landing gear malfunction on take-off has landed safely back at Kuala Lumpur, the airline has said on Twitter.

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[#MASalert] Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 that made an air turn back towards KLIA has landed safely at 1:56am. Alhamdulillah.

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Malaysia Airlines flight 'has landing gear malfunction'

Malaysia Airlines have confirmed that flight MH192 will make an emergency landing after a landing gear 'malfunction' on take off.

The airline released the statement on their Facebook page.

The statement on Malaysia Airlines' Facebook page. Credit: Facebook

Flight MH192 had been heading from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore, the airline said.

More: Malaysia Airlines plane to make 'emergency landing'

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Ferry transcripts show crew indecision on evacuation

A transcript of the last communications between the the stricken South Korea ferry and a vessel traffic centre shows confusion and indecision among the ship's crew.

The ship-to-shore radio exchange, which was released today, shows a crew member questioning whether an evacuation should be ordered after the ferry had already been listing for half an hour.

About 250 people are still missing from the ship. Credit: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

An official at the Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Centre had recommended evacuation just five minutes after the Sewol ferry's distress call.

"If this ferry evacuates passengers, will they be rescued right away?" the ferry Sewol asked VTS at 0924 on Wednesday, about 30 minutes after the ship began listing.

That followed several statements from the ship, beginning at 0900, that people aboard could not move.

VTS told the Sewol security boats would arrive in 10 minutes, but did not mention another ship had said 10 minutes earlier that it would rescue anyone who went overboard.

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Missing plane families dismiss 'fund' talks

The underwater search vehicle is recovered by the Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield. Credit: Australian Defence Force Photo

Relatives of the passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have 'expressed dissatisfaction' with a meeting with Malaysian authorities in which financial compensation was discussed.

In a statement, relatives said that until "at least a tiny bit of concrete evidence" that the plane crashed is found, authorities should not try to settle the case with final pay-offs.

"No meaningful report on the progress of the investigation was given" at the meeting, the relatives said, adding that "not a single one" of their questions was answered.

More: Malaysia 'considering issuing MH370 death certificates'

'Battle of the Churches' as Greek island celebrates Easter

Rockets fly over Vrontados village during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations. Credit: Reuters

Every year, two rival parishes on the northern Greek island of Chios fire handmade rockets at each other's bell towers to celebrate Orthodox Easter.

Rockets in flight Credit: Reuters

The celebration, known as "rouketopolemos", sees parishioners from Aghios Markos and Panagia Ereithiani fire the handmade fireworks at the other's church bell towers.

The winning village is the one which scores the most direct hits on the other's church.

Rockets streak through the sky during Greek Orthodox easter celebrations on Chios. Credit: Reuters

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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter 'dies aged 76'

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter with Denzel Washington. Credit: Reuters

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder was the subject of a Bob Dylan song and a film starring Denzel Washington, has died aged 76.

Carter spent 19 years in prison and was released in 1985 after it was determined he did not get a fair trial, with his case having become a symbol of racial injustice.

Briton killed in Malaysia 'after island holiday'

The driver of a bus that crashed in Malaysia, killing a British tourist, reportedly said he "lost control" of the vehicle in the rain while driving back from a holiday island.

The driver, known only as "Along", told The New Straits Times he was transporting the tourists back to Singapore after they had spent their holidays in Redang Island off the Malaysian coast.

The bus was reportedly travelling from Redang Island (marked red) to Singapore. Credit: Google Maps

He said: "It was raining and I suddenly lost control of the vehicle when descending the sloping stretch. The bus spun several times before it rolled over the slope on the left side of the road."

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