Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
05:42 GMT - Contact site - In the statement the airline also gives a site for updates, but an attempt by AFP to visit received an error message. Malaysian Airlines is running a statement given by Group CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya on its Facebook site, in which he expresses his sadness and confirms Flight MH370 "lost contact with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2.40am, today." "Our focus now is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilize its full support," he said, adding "our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members."
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later.
BEIJING (AP) — China's exports plunged by an unexpectedly large 18 percent in February, possibly denting hopes trade will help drive the slowing economy while communist leaders push ambitious promised reforms.