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South-east Asian states join forces to search waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people vanishes.
Russia's foreign minister says the crisis in Ukraine was "created artificially for purely geopolitical reasons" as tension over Crimea continues.
A search is under way in waters between Malaysia and Vietnam after a Malaysia Airlines plane vanished on a flight to Beijing, with 239 people on board.
A new effort is now under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life. Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.
Andrew Harding on twists and turns ahead in Pistorius trial
The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence urges the Met's chief to take "decisive action" after a report concluded police officers spied on her family.
Lyse Doucet in Tehran assesses Baroness Ashton's first visit there
A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence, known as Clare's Law, is introduced in England and Wales.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns the US not to take "hasty steps" over the Ukraine crisis, as tensions remain high in Crimea.
Britain's Jade Etherington wins silver in the women's visually impaired downhill at the Sochi Winter Paralympics.
Rocks, logs, rubble, and discarded furniture are being used to shut down the streets of San Cristobal, the Venezuelan city that gave birth to the current wave of protests against President Nicolas Maduro.
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
The head of the Metropolitan Police has vowed to win back public trust after a report found officers spied on the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
Is an impersonator at work in Ukraine?
Is an impersonator spreading a pro-Russian message in Ukraine?
Homemade skis and stunning views racing down Afghan slopes
The Soviet broadcaster who defied Moscow
Rubbish is piling up in Rio de Janeiro as the Brazilian city's street cleaners continue a strike, despite an announced agreement with the union.
Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Jamie Donaldson are one off the lead after day two of the WGC Cadillac Championship.