Monday, 31 March 2014

Nollywood Actress Chika Ike In $300,000 Multinational Deal. Now The Face Of Bullet Energy Drink.

The star actress and philanthropist is now the face of Bullet Energy drink and had her official unveiling at the Sunmark office, London. The founder of Sunmark Ltd Reminder Ranger and other top managements where present at the unveiling. More Pics after cut

North, South Korea trade artillery rounds into the sea Reuters icon: Reuters


North Korea fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill on Monday, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul said, but the exercise appeared to be more saber rattling from Pyongyang rather than the start of a military standoff.

The North had flagged its intentions to conduct the exercise in response to U.N. condemnation of last week's missile launches by Pyongyang and against what it says are threatening military drills in the South by U.S. forces.

North Korea also accused the South of "gangster-like" behavior at the weekend by "abducting" one of its fishing boats and threatened to retaliate. The South said it had sent the boat back after it drifted into its waters.

Why woman stay in abusive relationships

Glenda* was a 16-year-old single mother when she met Adam*. He was charismatic, intensely interested in her and swept her off her feet. Little did she know that this relationship would strip her of her self-worth and leave her physically and emotionally broken. This is Glenda’s story and the story of thousands of other women like her who struggle to break free of abusive relationships.

Glenda had been a straight-A student before she fell pregnant at 16. The father of her child left her, leaving her alone and vulnerable. Then she met Adam and fell in love, believing that they could build a future together. She was determined to make a success of the relationship.
But then Adam started to behave in ways that worried Glenda. He was possessive and started to criticise her friends and family. To keep the peace, Glenda distanced herself from the people she loved the most. Then, one day, he hit her.

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Girl raped, set on fire

 INCONSOLABLE: The grandmother of a nine-year-old left to die after a particularly vicious rape in Delft, near Cape Town

A nine-year-old girl is fighting for her life after being raped and set alight on the Cape Flats.
The Grade 3 pupil was tied up, raped, strangled, burned and then left to die in undergrowth in Delft. She is now in an intensive care unit at the Red Cross Children's Hospital.
A 27-year-old man will appear in the Bellville Magistrate's Court today on charges of rape and attempted murder.

Exclusive Pictures From Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Errol Dyers and The Cape Jazz Ensemble on the Basil 'Manenberg' Coetzee stage.
  More pics after cut....

Elton John will finally tie the knot with longtime partner

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Pop icon Elton John says he will tie the knot with partner David Furnish now that his native Britain has legalised gay marriage.
The top-selling artist told NBC's Today show that "we'll do it very quietly".
"But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion," John added.

The couple, who have two children together, entered into a civil partnership in 2005.
A historic law legalising same-sex marriage took effect in England and Wales on Saturday, the final stage in the long fight for legal equality for gays and lesbians.

DJ Jimmy Jatt Celebrates 18th Wedding Annivesary

DJ Jimmy Jatt and his beautiful wife have married for 18 years now. Happy wedding anniversary Jimmy

Here she is! Meet the new Miss South Africa 2014!

Rolene Strauss was crowned as Miss South Africa 2014 on Sunday night at the Sun City Superbowl.

The crowning comes after the 12 finalists took part in the Road to Miss SA reality show hosted by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).

The finale was a glamorous event with musical acts like Mi Casa, Bucie and Matthew Mole. Apart from the platinum crown made by Jack Friedman jewellers, the winner also received a prize package worth R1.3m. 

Matlala Mokoko was crowned 2nd princess and Ziphozakhe Zokufa 1st princess.Another pics after cut...

US, Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before the start of their meeting at the Russian Ambassador's residence about the situation in Ukraine, in Paris Sunday March 30, 2014. Kerry traveled to Paris for a last minute meeting with Lavrov. 

The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed.
Sitting face-to-face but not seeing eye-to-eye on any of the most critical issues, Kerry and Lavrov advanced far- different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the situation, particularly as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic. As he called for Moscow to begin an immediate pullback of the troops, Kerry also ruled out discussion of Russia's demand for Ukraine to become a loose federation until-and-unless Ukrainians are at the table.

Exclusive Pictures From Nollywood Actress Patience Ozokwor"s New Plaza In Enugu, Nigeria

Nollywood star actress Patience Ozokwor opened her multi-million Naira plaza in Coal City Garden Enugu on Saturday March 29th.Congratulations to a great actress and one of Nigeria's best.  More pics after cut...

10 Things You Must Know Before Starting an Open Relationship

 By Laura Jayne

1. Check your stability. Opening up a relationship is precarious. It is the emotional risk equivalent of stepping out on a narrow bridge over a deep cavern full of rocks. In both situations, you want whatever is supporting you to be incredibly sturdy. If you’re already in a relationship it should be solid. If you’re starting something new then YOU should be solid. It is best not to begin this if you’re in the midst of a personally bad or stressful time.

‘Rich beggar’ paradox that is Africa’s $200bn cash reserves

African countries are holding cash reserves outside the continent totalling nearly $200 billion, which they fear to invest locally owing to rising risks.
The funds, nearly a third of the more than $500 billion in total reserves held by the countries, have been invested mainly in developed economies, said the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Zimbabwe warns of fake husbands on the loose

Zimbabwe has warned women to be wary of foreigners, especially from Bangladesh, who seek their hand in marriage saying most of them were criminals.
Registrar-general Tobaiwa Mudede warned marriage officers to be on high alert, saying there was an increasing number of foreigners acquiring Zimbabwean identification particulars illegally.
He said, the criminals, mostly Asian, used the IDs to enter into marriages of convenience with Zimbabwean women.

EU seeks to divide Africa, Sudan says as Bashir denied invite

Sudan on Sunday accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.
Mr Bashir is wanted by The Hague-based International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Sudan's Darfur region, where conflict has raged for 11 years.
"Until today, March 30, President Bashir has not received an invitation to the summit," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
The summit on Wednesday and Thursday will gather representatives of 90 nations from both continents, including 65 heads of state and government.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hunger and disease wreak havoc in war-devastated South Sudan

Government soldiers in South Sudan. File photo.

A long queue forms every morning in front of a clinic in Tomping refugee camp of South Sudanese capital Juba, where thousands have sought shelter for fear of being killed for their ethnicity.

Mothers bring children wrapped in blankets whom nurses place on scales to weigh for malnutrition. But one afternoon, the small bundle in the arms of one mother was silent and no longer moved.
"It's a shame," said Matthieu Ebel, coordinator of the clinic run by the aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), after he arranged for the tiny body to be collected for burial.

Obama tells Pope Francis he is a "great admirer": The Associated Press

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. 
President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their historic nearly hourlong first meeting comes as Obama's administration and the church remain deeply split on issues of abortion and contraception.

The sexy new fad for mindful living: Orgasmic meditation : Salon

 Looking for a sexual awakening? For those open to trying the latest new-age craze, orgasmic meditation may be just for you. OM, as it’s called among its followers, is a holistic practice between two people where a woman has her clitoris gently stroked for 15 minutes in a non-sexual way by a partner with a goal to building connections and prolonging therapeutic orgasms.
The stroking is said to activate the limbic system in the body ie. the emotional nervous system, releasing a flood of oxytocin—“the cuddle hormone”—which cultivates an orgasm. However, the practice is not about the destination, or reaching orgasm, but rather experiencing the journey and whatever sensation may arise. Thus, according to its founding company OneTaste, OM expands the most pleasurable part of the climax as part of a “goal-listed” practice.

Federal Court Declares Collection Of Toll On Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge Illegal.

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, today nullified the collection of any toll or tariff on the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge.
Ruling on the suit, which was filed by human rights lawyer, Ebun Adegboruwa, presiding judge, Justice Saidu, J. held that the power of control over all navigable waterways in Nigeria resides in the Federal Government, and not any state government.

Oscar 'has a case to answer

"What is on trial is Pistorius's state of mind at the moment when he pulled the trigger." File photo

The state has proved enough for Oscar Pistorius to have to explain his actions on the night he killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, legal experts say.

Tomorrow, Pistorius is expected to testify as to why he fired four shots at a locked toilet door in his luxury Silver Woods Estate home, near Pretoria.
His defence is that he opened fire, in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year, after mistaking Steenkamp for an intruder.
The state has closed its case.

Walking with Zuma is like walking with God: John Block

Zuma said a future without the ANC was inconceivable.
Image by: Gallo Images / City Press / Leon Sadiki

ANC Northern Cape chairman John Block believes that walking with President Jacob Zuma is like walking with God, according to a report.

"[Zuma] you are the only candidate we have for the elections. We are already talking about the future [beyond May 7] because we are not walking this path alone, sihamba nomfundisi [we are walking with a priest]," he was quoted by The Star newspaper as saying.

No role for spouses at summit, EU tells Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe (AP)
Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe (AP)
Cape Town – EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell'Ariccia has reportedly said that only those with a role to play in meetings at the forthcoming EU-Africa Summit in Belgium next week had been invited.

Dell'Ariccia said this following a report by The Herald on Tuesday that the European Union had denied President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, a visa to allow her to travel alongside her husband.

Sapa report on Wednesday said the Zimbabwe government indicated it would boycott the summit if Mugabe's wife was not granted a visa to travel with him.

Photos: Sleeping Competition At The National Confab.

This is the result of a country that only re-cycle it's leaders. Nigeria We Hail Thee. Another pics after cut...

Egypt’s Abdel Fatah al-Sissi declares intent to run for presidency

CAIRO — Three years ago, Abdel Fatah al-Sissi was a mostly unknown member of a council of Egypt’s top military officers. On Wednesday, the field marshal, whose image is now plastered on billboards and chocolate bars, declared what everyone in this nation was expecting — that he would run for president, a position he is virtually certain to win.
“The state needs to regain its posture and power,” he said in an address on national television. “Our mission is to restore Egypt.”

Emmy Collins Criticise Paul Okoye's wife Anita Isama, 2face wife Annie Idibia And Dencia's Look

Click for Full Image SizePopular fashionsta Emmy Collins’ who has become so used to Criticising celebrities outfit has another one to criticise and this time he is hitting on Paul okoye's new bride Anita Isama who just tied the knot with psquare's Paul Okoye on saturday 22nd of march, 2014 he didn't only hit On Anita Isama, but also on Annie Idibia And Dencia’s Look!

Emmy Collins has taken a swipe at Anita Isama, Annie Idibia And Dencia. He criticized Anita’s blue sequin dress, he also took a swipe at 2face for posting a photo of Annie in a short dress. Then last of all, he criticized Dencia, saying that bleaching has made her look older than she truly is. Read what he shared below:

Missing Malaysian Aircraft. Planes renew attempt to get 122 floating objects

In this Wednesday, March 26, 2014 photo, Flight Engineer Ron Day, right, on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of the missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a top Malaysian official said Wednesday, calling it "the most credible lead that we have." 
 More satellite images have given searchers the latest clues in the hunt for the downed Malaysian jetliner, as planes flew out of Australia on Thursday trying to spot 122 objects seen floating in the turbulent Indian Ocean where officials believe the missing passenger jet may have crashed.
Almost two-thirds of the 239 people who died on the flight were from China, and the first search plane in the air was a Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft.

Why Africa's drug-resistant tuberculosis is proving so hard to fight

A medical worker is pictured at a mobile testing facilities for Tuberculosis in South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Humanity thought it had tuberculosis beat.
The dreaded “consumption,” one of the world's oldest diseases, had plagued the ancient Egyptians and ravaged 19th-century Europe and North America. New drugs in the 1940s made it possible to beat TB at last, and the number of cases plummeted.
Fast-forward a few decades. Virulently drug-resistant strains of TB have emerged, treatment has not kept pace, and the disease is again on the rise, infecting more than 8 million people a year.
In South Africa, one of the hardest-hit countries, tuberculosis is the leading cause of death, responsible for 1 in 10 deaths in 2011 and killing an astonishing 54,112 people country-wide, the country's statistics bureau said last week. The second leading killer that year was influenza and pneumonia, with some 20,000 fewer deaths.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Wizkid Say He Is Single, Confirms Break Up With Tania Omotayo.

Wizkid and Tania Omotayo have really broken up. Wizkid himself confirmed it last Thursday during a radio interview with Gbemi on the Drive Time show on Beat FM. When Gbemi questioned him about his relationship with Tania, Wizkid replied;
"My friend is fine. We’re cool. But I’m single now you know. But it’s all love. I got love for her. She’s like my best friend anyways

Lady Gaga's G.U.Y.' Music Video: Look By Look

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A still from Lady Gaga's 'G.U.Y.' music video.
Photo: Interscope Records
As it turns out, all of that confusion surrounding Lady Gaga’s new video was warranted. Even though it’s being billed as the visual for “G.U.Y.,” it’s more of a short film than a music video, split into four sections: “ARTPOP,” “Venus,” “G.U.Y.,” and “Manicure.” Did you expect any less from a video shot at a CASTLE over the course of a week? This is ARTPOP we’re talking about, where things are a little more abstract, even for Gaga. Clocking in at 11 minutes and 47 seconds, this is Gaga’s longest video to date which means (a) Brandon Maxwell had his hands full in the wardrobe department, and (b) much to our delight, there is an epic number of outfits to discuss. More pics after cut...

UN slams Egypt's mass death sentences

EMOTIONAL:   A relative of a supporter of Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi cries outside the courthouse in the central Egyptian city of Minya. (AFP)
Geneva - Egypt's mass sentencing to death of 529 alleged supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi is a breach of international human rights law, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
"The astounding number of people sentenced to death in this case is unprecedented in recent history. The mass imposition of the death penalty after a trial that was rife with procedural irregularities is in breach of international human rights law," said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN high commissioner for human rights.

A ghost of World War II history haunts Ukraine’s standoff with Russia : The Washington Post

People walk by an oversized likeness of Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian politician, in Independence Square in Kiev. A controversial political figure, Bandera became an ally with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union but was later imprisoned during World War II.
 The West may be feeling the chill of a new Cold War. But for Ukraine and Russia, no era or actor is more omnipresent in their crisis today than World War II and Stepan Bandera.
Born in an obscure village in 1909, Bandera for decades fought for an independent Ukraine, but in the early 20th century its territory was carved up between Poland and the Soviet Union. Honoring what they see as his legacy as a thorn in the side of the Soviets, Ukrainian nationalists have strung up a massive poster of their hero in this city’s Independence Square, using him as a rallying cry against the new menace in Moscow.

Exclusive Pictures Of Kim And Kanye's Vogue Inside Cover Shoots.

In one adorable inside shot of Kim and Kanye's Vogue cover shoot, a shirtless Kanye West is seen cradling his naked daughter, while Kim places her hand over the little girl's buttocks. More pics after cut...

55 Killed As Tiv Youths And Fulani Herdsmen Clash In Benue State, Nigeria.

It was a bloody afternoon Sunday  March 23 in Benue state as some youths of the Tiv tribe clashed with suspected Fulani mercenaries in the state, leaving 55 people dead. The communal clash which is reported to be about land matters happened at Gbajimba, the headquarters of Guma LGA of the state.

EU-AU summit: Mugabe's wife not invited

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. (File, AFP)
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. (File, AFP)
Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson George Charamba has reportedly taken a swipe at the EU's "attempt to stop First Lady [Grace Mugabe] from travelling with her husband" who is set to attend an EU-AU summit in Belgium next week.

According to The Herald, George Charamba said it was strange that the EU had not extended an invitation to the First Lady, adding "What God has put together the EU is trying to separate". 

Weather stops plane hunt as China demands Data

A relative of one of the Chinese passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet, MH370, grieves after being told of the latest news in Beijing, China, Monday, March 24, 2014. It was the grim news that families of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight had dreaded for weeks, and on Monday they heard it from Malaysia’s prime minister: new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean. 
 Bad weather suspended the search Tuesday for any remains of a Malaysian jetliner as China demanded information a day after Malaysia's leader said the heartbreaking conclusion was that Flight 370 had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean with no survivors.
Planes and ships have been crisscrossing a remote area of ocean 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Australia, but the search was called off because of waves up to 4 meters (12 feet), high winds and heavy rain.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Pastor Sam Adeyemi: "A Woman Can Also Propose To A Man"

Leadership speaker and Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, while preaching on "Prepaper for the wedding", on Sunday March 16th, shared his opinion about women proposing to the man and also gave insight on how they can go about it. Below is what he said

Malaysia PM: plane plunged into Indian Ocean :The Associated Press

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a Chinese IL-76 plane searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 returns to Perth airport, Australia after a hunting sortie, Monday, March 24, 2014. 
 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data shows that the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into the southern Indian Ocean.
If confirmed, the news would be a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard. More pics after cut...

Meet The Latest Celebrity Couple

Click for Full Image SizeNigerian music superstar, Paul Okoye of pop group P-Square, has finally married his girlfriend and longtime partner Anita Isama, recently.

The couple recently tied the knot the traditional way on Saturday 22nd March 2014 at the Aztech Arcum, in Portharcourt, Rivers State. More pics after cut......

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial Day 14

The High Court in Pretoria was read a WhatsApp message from Reeva Steenkamp to her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, saying she was scared of him sometimes -- less than a month before he shot her dead in his home in Pretoria.
In one of the 1,709 messages Captain Francois Moller extracted from the couple's phones, Moller read a message from Steenkamp sent on January 27 2013.
"I'm scared of you sometimes and how you snap at me and of how you will react to me. You make me happy ninety percent of the time and I think we are amazing together... but I am not some other bitch... trying to kill your vibe...

ANC launches youth platform

Zweli Mkhize. File photo.
Image by: Thuli Dlamini

Young people must take a strong lead in growing the South African economy and becoming involved, ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize said on Monday.

"We have taken a very comprehensive view on youth empowerment. We want skills development and capacity development among the youth," he said on a televised broadcast of The New Age business briefing in Johannesburg.
The African National Congress on Monday launched the Progressive Youth in Business forum which focuses on youth entrepreneurship.

Exclusive Pictures Of President Jonathan And His Wife With The Pope.

President Jonathan, his wife Mama Peace and his entourage arrived the Vatican Friday night and met with the Pope on Saturday morning. More pics after cut...

Nigeria: 16 saved from ritual killing site

Cape Town - Nigerian police rescued 16 people from an underground dungeon believed to be a ritual killing site, the local newspaper Leadership reported Sunday.

The officers also discovered several decomposing bodies and body parts, hundreds of human skulls, old clothes, photographs and voter cards in the chamber located in a forest near Soka in the western state of Oyo. 

Egypt sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

Mohammed Morsi (AFP
Mohammed Morsi (AFP
Cairo - A court in southern Egypt has convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police.

The court in Minya issued its ruling on Monday after only two sessions in which the defendants' lawyers complained they had no chance to present their case.

Those convicted are part of a group of 545 defendants on trial for the killing of a police officer, attempted killing of two others, attacking a police station and other acts of violence.

More than 150 suspects stood trial, the others were tried in absentia. Sixteen were acquitted.

The defendants were arrested after violent demonstrations that were a backlash for the police crackdown in August on pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo that killed hundreds of people.

Blast kills 32 in northeast Nigerian village

 (Sunday Alamba, AP)

Maiduguri - Hospital and local government officials say an explosion at a village market near hideouts of Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria has killed 32 people.

Local government officials said 29 people died at the scene at Ngurosoye village. The explosion happened on Thursday and because of poor communications it is only now that word of it is getting out.

The military has cut cell phone service in the area. Ngurosoye is near the Sambisa forest in Borno state bordering Cameroon where the military has been carrying out aerial bombardments and ground assaults on camps of Islamic militants.

A hospital official said three of the injured died at the hospital on Friday and Saturday. The death toll could rise with some victims seriously injured. Most victims were traders.

59 Dead From Ebola Outbreak In Guinea

An outbreak of Ebola has killed at least 59 people in Guinea, according to UNICEF,CNN reported Sunday. The often-fatal hemorrhagic fever has rapidly spread through southern communities in the West African nation.
Experts in Guinea were initially unable to identify the illness that was causing diarrhea, vomiting and fever in the country about a month ago, but early Saturday, Health Minister Remy Lamah said that a viral hemorrhagic fever was detected. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a viral hemorrhagic fever affects multiple organ systems in the body.

Ukraine orders troop pullout from Crimea

Ukrainian marine officers Anatoly Mozgovoi, center, and Alexander Lantuh speaks to press near the Ukrainian marines base in the city of Feodosia, Crimea, Sunday, March 23, 2014. On Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian flag was now flying over 189 military facilities in Crimea. It didn't specify whether any Ukrainian military operations there remained under Ukrainian control. 
 Ukraine's fledgling government ordered troops to withdraw from Crimea on Monday, ending days of wavering as Russian troops consolidate control over the peninsula.
Russian forces have been systematically seizing Ukrainian ships and military installations in Crimea, including a naval base near the eastern Crimean port of Feodosia, where two wounded servicemen were taken captive on Monday and as many as 80 were detained on-site, Ukrainian officials said.

Australians, Chinese spot objects in Indian Ocean

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, a Chinese IL-76 plane searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 returns to Perth airport, Australia after a hunting sortie, Monday, March 24, 2014. A Chinese plane on Monday spotted two white, square-shaped objects in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner, while the United States separately prepared to send a specialized device that can locate black boxes. The crew aboard an IL-76 plane sighted the object in the southern Indian Ocean and reported the coordinates to the Australian command center, which is coordinating the multinational search, as well as the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon, which is en route to the area, China's Xinhua News Agency reported. 
 Ships rushed to the location of floating objects spotted Monday by Australian and Chinese planes in the southern Indian Ocean close to where multiple satellites have detected possible remains of the lost Malaysian airliner.