Two New Zealanders were on board the Malaysia Airlines plane reported to have crashed off the coast of Vietnam on Saturday. The airline says that there are also six Australians missing.
There's been a second high-level telephone conversation in twenty-four hours between the United States and Russia as attempts continue to resolve the crisis in the Ukrainian region of Crimea.
Building three "Great Walls" across Tornado Alley in the US could eliminate the disasters, a physicist says.
Pin-up horse Fiorente has added another Cup victory to his resume, claiming the $1 million Australian Cup at Flemington.
Egypt's top Islamic body says the big budget Hollywood biblical epic Noah, starring Russell Crowe, is irreligious and should not be screened in the country.
Niger has turned a son of the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi over to Libyan authorities, the Tripoli government says, as a government-allied militia released pictures of him in captivity.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar in an unprecedented split between the Gulf Arab allies.
Russia will come under heightened diplomatic pressure as the UN Security Council and European leaders hold emergency talks on Ukraine, after the seizure of Crimea created the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War.
A Malaysian court has sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
America's top-ranking military officer says it will take two years and possibly billions of dollars to overcome the harm done by Edward Snowden's intelligence leaks.
Vladimir Putin has rebuffed a warning from Barack Obama over Moscow's military intervention in Crimea, saying Russia could not ignore calls for help from Russian speakers in Ukraine.
The World Health Organisation has cut by half its recommendation for how much sugar people should eat to avoid health risks such as obesity and tooth decay.
Russia has rebuffed Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases amid a day of high-level diplomatic talks.
A weeping Oscar Pistorius shielded his ears as a witness in his murder trial gave harrowing evidence about desperate attempts to save Reeva Steenkamp's life after she was shot.
Authorities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh are to drop charges of sedition against students from Indian-administered Kashmir for supporting arch-rival Pakistan during a cricket match.
Members of Crimea's regional parliament have voted unanimously to make Crimea part of Russia, in an escalation of the crisis of the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.
Doctors are reporting a California baby born with the Aids virus may have had her infection put into remission and cured by very early treatment.
After 30 years of red-hot double-digit growth, China is trying to change tack and rebalance its economy. Prime Minister Li Keqiang says painful structural adjustments will be needed.