European monitors in Ukraine say pieces of the wreckage at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines plane have been cut into, which could compromise any investigation into the tragedy.
US and European airlines have suspended flights to Israel over safety concerns after a rocket landed less than 2km from Ben Gurion Airport. Israel asked the airlines to reverse the decision.
Joko Widodo has officially won Indonesia's presidential election and called for the country to unify after a deeply divisive poll that ended with his rival quitting in controversy.
Diplomatic efforts to broker a truce in Gaza have intensified, with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meeting American Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo.
James Garner, the American star of hit television series The Rockford Files and Maverick and films including The Great Escape, has died aged 86. Garner had suffered a stroke in 2008.
Western countries want Russia to put pressure on Ukrainian rebels to allow unhindered access to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash after international observers were restricted.
An international Aids conference opening in Melbourne on Saturday has been rocked by the loss of 108 Aids activists and health workers killed in the Malaysia Airlines disaster.
The American Secretary of State has laid out what he says is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.
A body in South Korea has been identified as that of the billionaire owner of a ferry that sank in earlier this year killing more than 300 people, many of them children on a school trip.
The Dutch PM says experts have arrived in the Ukraine where the remains of victims of the MH17 plane crash are stored and warned that the Netherlands "want their people back". (AUDIO)
A team of international observers was given only limited access to the Malaysian airliner crash site in eastern Ukraine by separatist fighters guarding the area.
The United States has warned Israel against escalation of the fighting in Gaza as the United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in the region to try to broker a truce.
Ukraine has released what it says are intercepted phone calls in which separatist rebels appear to acknowledge shooting down a civilian plane.
Bodies and the flight recorders from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are on their way out of disputed territory in eastern Ukraine, nearly a week after the plane was shot down. (AUDIO)
The United Nations Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza.
Israel's military says it has expanded its ground operation against Hamas, with residents in Gaza reporting the heaviest shelling since the conflict began 13 days ago.
The United States is leading demands for all sides in the Ukranian conflict to support an immediate ceasefire to allow an investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner. (AUDIO)
Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was flying over war-torn Ukraine when it disappeared from radar - 280 passengers and 15 crew members were on board.