Vietnam said on Wednesday it was scaling back the search in Vietnamese waters for a Malaysian Airlines jetliner, now missing for four days, a senior Vietnamese official said.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will address the UN Security Council tomorrow afternoon at a public meeting, diplomats have said. The council will also hear updates on the situation in Ukraine and Crimea by UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman.
Malaysia's air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard.
China's air force will add two planes to the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, the country's civil aviation chief said on Wednesday, adding that search and rescue efforts would be broadened to include land areas.
A teenager in Peru has been arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning her mother to death and living with her corpse for two months, police said.
A conservation group has teamed up with the Canadian tax man to offer deductions for land donations to help lovelorn moose.
A Colorado-based company has put crowdsourcing to work in the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, inviting internet users to comb through satellite images of over 1,200 square miles (3,200 square km) of seawater for any sign of wreckage.
Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalise rule from Moscow within days.
Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant "executed" at least 22 people, including 12 rebels, in the north of the country on Tuesday, a monitoring group said.
The flashpoint Crimean peninsula's parliament voted on Tuesday for independence from Ukraine ahead of a referendum on joining Russia while Washington and Moscow locked horns in one of their fiercest clashes since the Cold War.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel labelled Russia's action in Ukraine's Crimea region "an annexation" in a meeting on Tuesday with her party's lawmakers, a participant said.
An Indian-origin schoolboy in Britain, who went missing last week, has been found safe in the port city of Southampton in Hampshire.
The Malaysian authorities now believe that a jetliner missing since Saturday radically changed course around the time that it stopped communicating with ground controllers.
The head of the US Central Intelligence Agency said on Tuesday that terrorism could not be ruled out in the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner.
Malaysian officials are conducting their own informal investigations, in cooperation with other governments and foreign agencies, but they lack the legal powers that would come with a formal international probe under UN-sanctioned rules.