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The focus of the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet has now moved several hundred miles west of the course it should have been following.
Malaysia Airlines is investigating claims the co-pilot on its missing plane invited two women into the cockpit for the duration of a flight two years ago.
As the search for Flight MH370 continues, we answer 13 questions about the disappearance and what could have happened.
An application for a further appeal against the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber will be submitted by victims' families "within weeks", it has been revealed.
More than half of women drink more than the recommended limits during the first three months of pregnancy, a study suggests.
African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said.
Ed Miliband has outlined a new Labour policy on the EU, which would guarantee an in/out referendum, but only in circumstances the Labour leader describes as "unlikely".
The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Tuesday pledged to hold a vote on the country's membership of the European Union only if the bloc legislated to transfer more powers from London.
A British terror convict flew from Pakistan to London wearing a shoe-bomb that he was supposed to detonate on a US passenger jet, a New York trial heard Tuesday.
West Indies rallied from a middle-order wobble to romp to a series-clinching five-wicket victory over England in the second Twenty20 International of the three-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday.
Holders Bayern Munich booked their place in the Champions League's quarter-finals, despite Arsenal earning a 1-1 draw in Bavaria in Tuesday's last 16, second-leg clash.
LONDON (Reuters) - A future Labour government would only hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband will say Wednesday. "I am announcing that the next Labour government will legislate for a new lock: there would be no transfer of powers from the UK to the EU without a referendum on our continued membership of the EU," Miliband wrote in the Financial Times. ...
A British terrorism informant has said he backed out of a shoe-bomb plot after his parents said they did not want a terrorist for a son.
Ed Miliband has drawn battle lines with the Tories over Europe by effectively ruling out a referendum on British membership - unless there are moves to transfer fresh powers to Brussels.
By Alexandra Ulmer and Anthony Esposito VALPARAISO/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Michelle Bachelet took over the presidency of Chile in a ceremony loaded with symbolism on Tuesday, promising to stick to her tax-and-spend campaign pledges to fight social inequality despite a sharp economic slowdown. Bachelet accepted the presidential sash from Senate head Isabel Allende, the daughter of late socialist President Salvador Allende, whose overthrow in 1973 ushered in the 17-year dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. ...
Pro-Russian forces have taken over the main airport in the Crimean capital of Simferopol, leading to scores of flights being cancelled in and out of the region. It is also claimed that Crimean airspace is under the control of Russian military after soldiers were seen at the entrance to the air traffic control centre on the outskirts of the capital. At least one flight from Kiev was told to turn around in mid-air and leave Crimean airspace, according to Ukrainian sources. Passenger Demjin Doroshenko, originally from Ukraine, was on a flight told to return to Kiev.
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden on trial for conspiring to kill Americans, tried to discredit a U.S. government witness on Tuesday, portraying the former jihadi as more interested in saving himself than in preventing horrific attacks. The witness, Saajid Badat, admittedly plotted with shoe bomber Richard Reid, who attempted to detonate explosives on a flight to Miami in December 2001. ...
Ukraine will not attempt a military move to prevent the southern Crimean peninsula's breakaway in order not to expose its eastern border, Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov told AFP Tuesday in an exclusive interview.
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Lawyers filed a federal class action lawsuit against the United Nations on Tuesday to seek compensation for almost 1,500 Haitian victims of a cholera epidemic blamed on U.N. peacekeepers. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New York's Eastern District also seeks to force the U.N. to bring sanitation and clean water to the Haitian communities in areas affected by the outbreak which started in October 2010. An independent panel, appointed by U.N. ...