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In this Aug. 7, 2015 photo, a relative of a passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing on March 8, 2014, is carried away by policemen as she and other family members kneel down and cry in front of the media during a protest near the Malaysian embassy in Beijing. Malaysia was intensely criticized early in the Flight 370 mystery for failing to quickly to disclose that its military radar had picked up an unidentified aircraft the night the Boeing 777 disappeared. Now its reticence has given way to what looks like haste compared to other countries involved, at least, and that has left relatives of the missing as exasperated as ever. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Chinese relatives of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 passengers marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing hoping to talk to an official about why Malaysia confirmed that a wing part found on an Indian Ocean island came from the missing plane when French investigators had not. They scuffled briefly with police, who blocked the relatives from approaching the embassy. Malaysia’s perceived haste to announce that the part was from the plane has left relatives as exasperated as ever.

In other images from across Asia last week, Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with the city’s mayor renewing calls for President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward ridding the world of nuclear weapons. The U.S. bomb killed 140,000 people. A second bomb was dropped over Nagasaki three days later, killing 70,000 and prompting Japan’s surrender in World War II.

Typhoon Soudelor lashed Taiwan before hitting the Chinese mainland, leaving at least 20 people dead or missing, collapsing homes and trees and cutting power to more than a million homes.

Scores of people have died from flooding across Myanmar and nearly a million have been affected, according to the government. Heavy monsoon rains that began in late June – compounded more recently by Cyclone Komen – have triggered some of myanmar airport‘s worst flash floods and landslides in recent memory.

Indian government forces fired tear gas and bullets at anti-India protesters who broke from a funeral procession of a suspected insurgent killed in the Indian portion of Kashmir. Police said at least two people suffered serious bullet wounds in the violence. A gunbattle between government forces and insurgents had killed Talib Shah, a local commander of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

Support crew members stand near the Solar Impulse 2 at Mandalay burma international airport airport, Myanmar, on March 20, 2015
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Mandalay (Myanmar) (AFP) – Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar’s second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China’s Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

The single-seater aircraft’s team spent more than a week waiting in Mandalay for weather conditions to improve in southwestern China for what will be one of the most challenging legs of the round the world attempt so far.

Speaking on a live feed from mission control in Monaco, Prince Albert gave pilot Bertrand Piccard clearance for takeoff.

“Bertrand, from Albert, you are clear to proceed. Have a nice flight,” Prince Albert said.

“Thank you very much my friend,” Piccard replied before taking off at around 3:35 am local time (2105 GMT Sunday) into the dark pre-dawn skies.

US man says would be ‘lucky discovery’ if part is from MH370

American adventurer Blaine Gibson speaks to The Associated Press during an interview at the Kuala Lumpur burma international airport Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Gibson said Saturday that it would be a “very lucky discovery” if the piece of aircraft he found on a sandbank off the coast of Mozambique is confirmed to be from the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished two years ago. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
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SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) – An American adventurer said Saturday that it would be a “very lucky discovery” if the piece of aircraft he found on a sandbank off the coast of Mozambique is confirmed to be from the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished two years ago.

Blaine Gibson, who said he’s been searching for Flight 370 over the last year, flew to Malaysia to attend a commemorative ceremony to be held Sunday by families of the 239 people who were on board the plane to mark the second anniversary of its disappearance.

Speaking to The Associated Press upon his arrival at the airport outside of Kuala Lumpur, Gibson said that he had wanted no publicity about his Feb. 27 discovery until after the piece was assessed by investigators, but that news of the finding leaked.

The 58-year-old lawyer from Seattle said he was cautious about the possibility that the part is from the missing Boeing 777 because three large jets had crashed in the area before.

“I’d say it was a very lucky discovery if it turns out to be from Malaysia 370,” said Gibson, who was wearing a black T-shirt that read “MH370 Search On.”