Category Archives: WORLD NEWS

Ukraine crisis: EU ponders Russia sanctions over Crimea vote

EU foreign ministers are due to discuss further sanctions against Russia after a Moscow-backed referendum in Crimea backed a split from Ukraine. The 28-member bloc is considering a visa ban…

Missing Malaysia plane: Malaysia requests countries’ help

Some 25 countries are now involved in a vast search operation for the missing airliner that disappeared over a week ago, Malaysian officials say. The search area – from central…

Malaysia plane: US hints at shift in search to west

US officials helping with the search for Flight MH370 are “shifting focus” to the “Indian Ocean region”. However, one official told the BBC that this did not necessary mean specific…

Malaysia Airlines MH370: China ‘will not give up’ on plane

China’s Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to continue search efforts for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight “as long as there is a glimmer of hope”. His comments came as Vietnam…

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Confusion over plane last location

Search teams are scouring waters off both sides of the Malaysian peninsula, amid confusion over a missing Malaysia Airlines plane’s last known location. Malaysia’s air force chief has denied reports…

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Plane ‘changed course’

Military radar suggests the missing Malaysia Airlines plane turned west, away from its planned route, before vanishing, Malaysia’s air force says. Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing…

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane ‘a mystery’

Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said officials had not ruled out hijacking as a cause of the plane’s disappearance. He said all reported sightings of debris from the plane in the seas…

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane ‘may have turned back’

Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than 24 hours may have turned back, Malaysian officials have said. Rescue teams looking for the plane…

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with plane flying to Beijing

The airlineĀ said in a statementĀ that flight MH370 disappeared at 02:40 local time on Saturday (18:40 GMT on Friday). It had been expected to land in Beijing at 06:30 (22:30 GMT)….

Ukraine crisis: Obama urges Putin to pursue diplomacy

US President Barack Obama has urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin to seek a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine, in a lengthy telephone call. The Russian president told Mr Obama…