World Briefs: Lone ship left in MH370 search

Lone ship left in MH370 search 

SYDNEY • The official search for MH370 in the Indian Ocean has been reduced to one ship, the Australian authorities said yesterday, as relatives of the missing passengers launch their own hunt for crash debris in Madagascar.

The Fugro Equator, one of four vessels involved in the search, remains in the 120,000 sq km zone where investigators believe the Malaysia Airlines jet went down.


Paris winter pollution worst in 10 years

PARIS • Paris choked under its worst winter pollution in a decade yesterday, with commuters enjoying free public transport and half of the cars ordered off the road in an effort to clear the air.

The surge in pollution has been driven by cold weather and near-windless conditions that have trapped car exhaust, wood smoke and other pollutants, said the French capital's AirParif air monitoring service.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 08, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe