Concern for a missing airliner swung to mounting outrage and suspicion in Malaysia as critics took aim at officials for a "chaotic lack of coordination" in their response.
More than four days after a Malaysian jetliner went missing on route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged they didn't know in which direction the plane and its 239 passengers was heading when it disappeared, vastly complicating efforts to find it.
Maoist rebels have killed at least 15 members of India's security forces in a massive attack in restive Chhattisgarh state, less than a month before the country holds elections.
Vietnam said it had suspended its air search for missing flight MH370 and scaled back a sea search as it waited for Malaysia to clarify the potential new direction of the multi-national hunt.
Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 10kg house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.
11 March 2014, 19:11
A suspected al-Qaeda militant has been killed in a drone strike in Yemen's central Maarib province, an oil-producing area where al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operates, local tribesmen say.
11 March 2014, 15:54
Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a man with murdering his live-in boyfriend and dumping his severed head, hands and feet near the Hollywood sign two years ago.
11 March 2014, 14:45
Malaysia is investigating whether any passengers or crew aboard a missing airliner had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance, police say.
11 March 2014, 13:39
An 11-year-old Cambodian boy has died of bird flu, a hospital official says, the impoverished kingdom's third confirmed fatality - all children - from the illness this year.
11 March 2014, 13:31
Interpol has released an image of two Iranians who were traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
11 March 2014, 13:08
One of the two men travelling on a missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner is an Iranian asylum seeker, officials say, as baffled authorities expand their search for the Boeing 777 on the opposite side of the country.
11 March 2014, 11:42
A Chinese woman chopped off her former boyfriend’s penis with scissors and then killed him with a hammer after he raped her, a Hong Kong court has heard.
11 March 2014, 10:36
Malaysian police said they had identified one of two men who boarded a missing Malaysian jet with fake passports as a 19-year-old Iranian believed to be seeking to emigrate to Germany.
11 March 2014, 10:23
There is still no trace of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, a day after authorities questioned travel agents in Thailand about two men who boarded the flight with stolen passports.
11 March 2014, 09:28
The search area for a missing jetliner has expanded with Malaysian Airlines saying the western coast of the country is now the focus of the hunt.
11 March 2014, 08:17
In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering.
11 March 2014, 07:17
Relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines jet have lashed out at the carrier with a handwritten ultimatum and an impromptu news conference.
10 March 2014, 21:11
New Zealanders will go to the polls on 20 September for a general election.
10 March 2014, 20:02
Never has a leader of the Roman Catholic Church become as popular in as short a time as Pope Francis, a year since his election.
10 March 2014, 17:30
Investigators are pursuing "every angle" to explain the disappearance a missing Boeing 777, including hijacking, after the jet vanished south of Vietnam, Malaysia's civil aviation chief says.
10 March 2014, 16:05
‘By the Grace of God we missed our flight to China,’ tweeted a passenger who was supposed to be on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing over the weekend.
10 March 2014, 15:04
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has disappeared from air traffic control screens over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam, leaving the fates of the 239 people aboard in doubt.
10 March 2014, 14:24
A Taliban spokesperson says the group has warned Afghans not to take part in the April presidential election and that it has ordered its fighters to disrupt the vote.
10 March 2014, 14:01
A Vietnamese rescue helicopter has retrieved a floating yellow object from the sea and determined it was not a life raft from a missing Malaysian plane, as was earlier suspected.
10 March 2014, 12:46
Australian police say they have arrested a man after a drone allegedly carrying drugs was seen "hovering in the vicinity of a prison".