The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the southwest coast was facing a criminal investigation on Thursday, an official said, amid unconfirmed reports that he was one of the first people to jump to safety as the vessel began sinking.
A flight simulator instructor who wore casual clothes when he figured prominently in CNN's coverage of the missing Malaysia airliner was fired
Pro-Russian separatists attacked a base of the Ukrainian national guard in an eastern city overnight and Kiev said three of the militants were killed, bloodshed likely to overshadow crisis talks in Geneva.
The hunt by a mini-submarine for a Malaysian airliner in the uncharted depths of the Indian Ocean - the latest phase in a huge international search - will end in about a week, Australia says.
Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight on Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation.
Survivors of last year's devastating Australian bushfires met with Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate on Thursday as the royal couple visited the Blue Mountains.
She fell pregnant at 11, while still at primary school.
A deep-sea drone had completed its much-anticipated first full scan of the seabed in the remote Indian Ocean, the team looking for a missing Malaysian jetliner said on Thursday, as an air and surface search became less likely to yield results.
National shock at a ferry disaster that may have claimed the lives of hundreds of South Korean schoolchildren was mixed with fury on Thursday at growing evidence that many passengers were denied a proper chance to escape the sinking vessel.
Henrique de Castro, who was fired in January as Yahoo's chief operating officer, received about $96 million in compensation for his 15-month stint
A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called Internet rumours.
Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a northeastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria's military reported on Wednesday.
General Mills, the maker of iconic cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert consumers that they give up their right to sue the company if they download coupons, "join" it in online communities like Facebook, enter a company-sponsored sweepstakes or contest or interact with it in a variety of other ways.
Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
Russia and Ukraine sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions.