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MH370: seabed search could widen

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.<p>The autonomous underwater vehicle, Bluefin-21, has so far searched 95% of …

Girl hands her jobless dad's resume to Michelle Obama

A buoyant exchange Thursday between Michelle Obama and the children of White House employees turned unexpectedly poignant when a young girl asked the first lady to help her dad.<p>While other children asked Obama about her favorite food or color, the young girl handed the first lady a piece of paper …

ANC's glory fades as South Africa's 'born free' generation votes

Six months pregnant, Elizabeth Kganyo was determined to cast her vote, even if it meant standing in a sun-baked queue for hours on end. "I was so excited because it was the first time," she recalls, sitting on an upturned plastic basket outside her shack in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg. …

What does a black female soldier's hair have to do with defending her country?

When the Army updates AR 670-1, every soldier takes notice. They figure out whether they need to toss anything out or plan a trip to the on-base uniform store. But this time around, many female soldiers of color had to plan an expensive trip to the beauty salon.<p>Why? Because this change to the …

South Sudan frees alleged rebel leaders

South Sudan has released four top leaders accused of rebellion and treason, dropping charges for attempting to overthrow the government in a move aimed at ending a four-month-old civil war.<p>A court order issued on Friday said the men were released "in order to promote peace and reconciliation among …

Four officers detained in French rape case; victim reported to be Canadian

A Toronto woman is the alleged victim in a rape investigation where four members of a French police tactical squad have been detained after she said they assaulted her at their Paris headquarters.<p>The woman, who was in Paris this week as a tourist, is a former Toronto-area police service employee …

America Admits It Has No Idea What Kim Jong-Un Is Doing

When Kim became supreme leader two years ago, U.S. intel thought his China-allied uncle would guide his transition to power. In December, Kim had his uncle and some of his allies executed.<p>The U.S. thought Kim would focus on an economic overhaul of the meager economy instead of further development …

North Korea

Ukraine helicopter hit by grenade taking off

A Ukraine helicopter has been crippled in a grenade attack as OSCE monitors are feared missing in volatile east<p>Following the incident there were fears that the situation had taken a sinister new turn when Germany said it feared a group of military observers operating in eastern Ukraine had gone …

Many dead in DR Congo stampede

A stampede at a crowded tribute festival for a popular music star has killed at least 14 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>A power failure at a stadium in the town of Kikwit, organised to commemorate the life of popular local singer King Kester Emeneya, plunged the venue into darkness …

Brazil: police and residents clash after funeral of dancer in Rio

Police and residents of a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro have again clashed over the death of a dancer, raising fresh fears over security as Brazil prepares to host the football World Cup.<p>Trouble flared as protesters marched back from the funeral of Douglas Pereira, allegedly killed by police after …

Passenger Arrested After Causing Hijacking Scare on Flight

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An apparently drunk passenger aboard a Virgin Australia flight was arrested upon landing in Bali …

Malaysia to release report on flight MH370

Malaysia will next week release a preliminary report into the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, as the government continues to face criticism over its handling of the investigation.<p>Malaysian officials said on Wednesday that the report had already been sent to the International Civil …