Malaysian leader: plane's disappearance deliberate
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian passenger jet missing for more than a week had its communications deliberately disabled and its last signal came about seven and a half hours after takeoff, meaning it could have ended up as far as Kazakhstan or deep in the southern Indian Ocean, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday
Indian search finds no trace of Malaysian plane
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian navy ships supported by surveillance planes and helicopters scoured Andaman Sea islands for a third day on Saturday without any success in finding evidence of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet, an official said.
Missing jet: Piracy would require special skills
To steal Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 out of midair would require a pilot who knew how to elude detection by both civilian and military radar. It would take a runway at least a mile long to land the wide-body jet, possibly in the dark, and a hangar big enough to hide it. All without being seen.
Rival theories on Malaysia flight's disappearance
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has generated dozens of theories on where it is now, from the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, and how it vanished. Here's a rundown of what we know and what we don't, along with clues and theories about what happened to the Boeing 777 jetliner:
Missing plane throws spotlight on passport theft
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — When a German tourist refused to surrender his passport as collateral at a car rental stand along a popular beach in the Thai resort city of Phuket, the woman behind the counter pulled out a bag full of passport books to prove he could trust her.
US, West brace for Crimea vote to leave Ukraine
LONDON (AP) — The West braced Friday for a vote by the Crimean Peninsula to secede from Ukraine — and likely be annexed by Russia — as the last attempt for diplomacy broke down despite threats of costly international sanctions and other imminent penalties against Moscow for forcibly challenging a pro-European government in Kiev.
Ukraine official: 2 dead, several hurt in shootout
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's acting interior minister says two people have been killed and several wounded in a shootout in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
Karzai says war 'imposed' on Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the last 12 years of war were "imposed" on Afghans, a reference to the U.S.-led invasion that ousted the Taliban.
US bashes Russia over drastic media curbs
WASHINGTON (AP) — As tensions spiral between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine, the Obama administration is denouncing Moscow's imposition of new restrictions on independent Russian media.
Syrian foreign minister's heart surgery a success
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's foreign minister, a close confidant of President Bashar Assad and a staunch defender of the government, underwent a successful heart operation Friday, state media said.