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Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.

Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital

At least seven people, including four babies, are killed and many wounded in a gas tank explosion outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City.

Greece to hear 'straight talking' EU

European Parliament head Martin Schulz say he will use "straight talking" in his first meeting with Greece's new left-wing government.

Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive

Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive as his family say they have reason to believe he is still safe.

Bulgaria extradites terror suspect

A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.

EU debates fresh Russia sanctions

EU ministers meet to discuss further sanctions on Russia amid an upsurge in fighting in Ukraine, with the new Greek government's position unclear.

Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'

Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.

AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane'

More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.

Funeral held for Argentina's Nisman

The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

Ivorian pledge to hunt child killers

Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.

'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash

A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says.

Guinea through in drawing of lots

Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.

Seattle star repeats himself again

Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".

VIDEO: Star Wars Boba Fett sells for £18,000

Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000

Fugitive treasure hunter in court

Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.

US Supreme Court blocks executions

The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.

Panama to probe ex-leader Martinelli

Panama's Supreme Court says it will investigate former President Ricardo Martinelli over allegations of corruption during his time in office.

Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand

Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.

Port spat puts squeeze on US islands

Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.

Suicide bomber hits Afghan funeral

At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.

Russian jets 'disrupted UK aviation'

Russian military planes near UK airspace caused "disruption to civil aviation" on Wednesday, the UK Foreign Office says.

Italian PM wants judge for president

As Italy's parliament votes for a new president, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a constitutional court judge to replace Giorgio Napolitano.

Iraq probes Diyala massacre claims

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.

Skull clue to exodus from Africa

An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.

School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.

Snow brings disruption to travellers

Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.

Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.

Sky to launch mobile phone service

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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