The power in Gurnah’s writing lies in his ability to complicate the Manichean divisions of enemies and friends, writes Lizzy Attree, co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature.
New technology, donated by the Dutch holding company Qiagen, enables scientists to better extract DNA from "even challenging bone samples. Ones that are decades old."
Part of a plane wing washed up on a beach on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week. The wreckage is now en route to France for identification. It appears to be part of a Boeing 777. Malaysia Airlines flight 370 — which mysteriously disappeared over the Indian Ocean last year — was also a Boeing 777.
One year ago, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared without a trace. The hunt is still on for any evidence of the plane's whereabouts, and that search still isn't even halfway to its conclusion.
Dr. Vinya Shanthidas Ariyaratne survived the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. But even a decade later, the waves that killed thousands the day after Christmas are always on his mind.
Here’s some positive environmental news. In fact, it's a positive environmental trend: nations across the world are protecting huge swaths of ocean waters. And the trend may just be getting started.
It took two years to find the flight data and cockpit voice recorders for an Air France jet that disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. In that tragedy, the crash site was found within two days of the accident. With Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the search may be much harder.
A day of protest and disbelief unfolded in China after yesterday's announcement by Malaysian authorities that they were convinced flight 370 went down in a remote part of the Indian Ocean.
Malaysian officials now say that there's firm evidence flight 370 flew into a remote area of the Indian Ocean, where it could only have crashed into the water. Yet a psychologist says even that certainty will likely not provide closure to families of the passengers.
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is nearing the end of its 10th day and investigators are no closer to solving the mystery. They may only have three more weeks before batteries die in the plane's underwater locator devices.
The confusion over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has thrust officials in Malaysia into the international spotlight, and they're not used to the scrutiny.