Malaysia plane forced to land after tyre bursts

2014-04-20 22:28

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard has been forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370.

Facebook lover kills woman in India

2014-04-20 21:54

A 22-year-old man has shot dead a woman he had befriended online and then shot himself after discovering she had misled him about her age and marital status.

Malaysia Airlines plane to make emergency landing

2014-04-20 20:14

Malaysia Airlines says a plane with 166 people on board would attempt an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after its landing gear malfunctioned on take-off.

Malaysia, MH370 relatives talk financial help

2014-04-20 17:52

A Malaysian official has met with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing MH370 jetliner and has discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance.

Transcript reveals Korea ferry confusion

2014-04-20 14:30

A transcript of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move after the ship began listing.

At least 42 dead in Pakistan bus crash

2014-04-20 12:32

At least 42 people have been killed and 17 wounded in southern Pakistan after a bus travelling to Karachi collided with a tractor-trailer, police say.


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Ukraine forces accuse Russia of staging shooting

2014-04-20 19:58

Ukraine's police and intelligence service have accused Russia of staging a fatal shooting in which pro-Moscow separatists have been killed in the east of the country.

Pakistan journalist gunned down in Lahore

2014-04-20 16:00

A Pakistani journalist and well-known talk show host, has been shot at by unknown gunmen in the southern port city of Karachi.

Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

2014-04-20 12:32

Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.

Pope leads Catholics into Easter

2014-04-20 10:32

Pope Francis has led Easter rites commemorating what Christians believe was Jesus' resurrection from the dead.

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Ukraine: Deadly gun battle erupts

2014-04-20 08:54

Three pro-Russian militants and one attacker have been killed in a gun battle near the volatile eastern Ukrainian town of Slavyansk, a local leader has told journalists.

First bodies pulled from submerged Korean ferry

2014-04-19 22:46

Divers have retrieved the first bodies from the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized nearly four days ago, marking a grim new stage in the search and recovery process.

Confusion, anger as ferry's relatives wait

2014-04-19 19:24

Relatives of about 270 people missing after a South Korean ferry sank have grown increasingly exasperated and distrusting of South Korean authorities, in part because of confusion, early missteps and perceived foot-dragging.

MH370 search at critical juncture: Malaysia

2014-04-19 17:01

The effort to find missing flight MH370 is at a "very critical juncture", Malaysia's transport minister says as authorities mull whether to reassess a challenging search of the Indian Ocean seabed.

15 al-Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen drone attack

2014-04-19 14:00

A drone strike has killed 15 al-Qaeda suspects and three civilians in Yemen's central Baida province, a stronghold of the extremist group.

South Korea ferry: Confirmed deaths rise

2014-04-20 08:08

The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster has risen past 50 after divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies.

Yemen Drone kills 9 suspected al-Qaeda fighters

2014-04-19 22:35

A US drone strike in southern Yemen has killed nine suspected al-Qaeda militants and three civilians, authorities say.

Strong quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

2014-04-19 19:45

A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

2014-04-19 17:01

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials say.

S Korea ferry captain defends actions

2014-04-19 14:30

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, has defended his decision to delay its evacuation.

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