More travellers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site, a government spokesman said.
Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog.
Nepal reversed course and decided on Tuesday to allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated, a government minister said.
A group of Air New Zealand passengers has been stranded for three nights after being repeatedly told their plane was delayed due to mechanical problems.
Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed at least 19 civilians, local officials said on Tuesday, as Kiev pressed an offensive to close in on the separatists.
Efforts to save the tiger are being undermined by a lack of information about how many of the endangered cats live in the wild, the conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.
Officials say the death toll in a brazen road attack by Abu Sayyaf extremists on some 50 villagers traveling in the southern Philippines to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families has climbed to 23 after a 3-year-old boy and his father died from their injuries.
No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.
US surveillance programmes are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday.
Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.
Two US marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in the city's upscale Greenwich Village neighbourhood on Monday, authorities said.
The only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip was knocked out of commission by Israeli shelling, deputy director of the energy authority in the Palestinian territory said on Tuesday.
A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.
Australia has issued arrest warrants for a pair of Australian citizens believed to be fighting in Syria, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Tuesday, after images emerged of the two holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers.