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LIVE COVERAGE: Australia reports possible breakthrough in Malaysia Airlines mystery

Watch a live press conference on the investigation, as aired on NBC News, below. Search for MH370: Live Report (via AFP) 03:47 GMT – The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)is due to hold a news conference with more details at 0430 GMT 03:45 GMT – Premature conclusions – Abbott is,…

Antarctic ship rescue set to begin now that weather conditions have improved

An attempt to rescue passengers from a stricken Russian ship in the Antarctic is set to begin shortly, Australia’s maritime authority said Thursday, after weather conditions improved. The Akademik Shokalskiy, carrying 74 passengers and crew, has not moved since it became trapped about 100 nautical miles east of the French…

Boat carrying 150 asylum-seekers capsizes off coast of Australia

A boat carrying some 150 asylum-seekers capsized off Christmas Island Tuesday but the Australian navy saved most of them, rescuers said. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said two navy ships were at the scene 70 nautical miles off the island, which is northwest of the Australian mainland. “There were around…

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