The U.S. won three medals on the first day of the Paralympics, all of which came in Alpine skiing disciplines.
Women around the world led demonstrations in major cities Saturday in support of International Women's Day — showing solidarity against violence and female oppression.From West Africa to South America, the messages touched on religion, reclaiming freedoms and the right to bare it all.
Elfyn Evans of Great Britain drives his Ford Fiesta RS during the first leg of the World Rally Championship, near Guanajuato, Mexico on March 7. This image was received by NBC News on March 8.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone call on Saturday that any Russian steps to annex Ukraine's Crimea region would close the door to diplomacy, a U.S. State Department official said.
U.S. officials told NBC News on Saturday that they are investigating terrorism concerns after revelations that two people apparently boarded the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner with stolen passports.The officials said that they had found no clear link to terrorism.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — After weeks of lingering on the margins, pro-Ukrainian Crimean protesters came out in force Saturday in their first sizable demonstration since the peninsula’s parliament passed a controversial request to be folded into the Russian Federation.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370 recalls another state-of-the-art aircraft that went missing over open water: Air France Flight 447, which plunged into the Mid-Atlantic in 2009 and resulted in the deaths of 228 people.
Cat lovers gather for a cat exhibition in Minsk, Belarus.
MOSCOW — Ukraine's ambassador to Russia and a deputy Russian foreign minister held a "cordial" meeting on Saturday, Moscow said, without giving details of any discussion of Russian-occupied Crimea.
Fireworks dot the sky on the Fourth weekend of the 5th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition at the seaside Mall of Asia at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, Saturday, March 8.
U.S. officials told NBC News on Saturday they are investigating terrorism concerns after two people listed as passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet turned out not to be on the plane and had reported their passports stolen.
Archbishop Tutu chaired South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which saw 19,000 men, women and children testify about the brutal atrocities they endured under the racial oppression of apartheid. He is out with a new book about having the capacity to forgive.
The top priority for investigators trying to discover what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 will be locating and retrieving its wreckage, an expert said Saturday."It’s important to get as much of the wreckage back to the shore," analyst Chris Yates told NBC News.
Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, started medical treatment Friday at a hospital in Berlin, but doctors said they're unsure how the treatment will take.
Two people listed as passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines jet were not on the plane and had their passports stolen, according to foreign governments and one relative.
A convoy of hundreds of Russian soldiers in 50 trucks and eight armored vehicles drove into a base near Crimea's capital Simferopol on Saturday, Reuters reported.
A rear wheel of an Airbus A320 operated by an Indian budget airline caught fire after landing at Nepal's international airport in Kathmandu on Saturday, officials said.
VIENNA — Warning shots were fired when an unarmed Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) military observer mission was turned back while trying to cross into Ukraine's Crimea region on Saturday, the European security body said.Nobody was from the mission was hurt.
A Vietnamese Air Force officer takes photos from a search and rescue aircraft in the search area for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, 250 km from Vietnam and 190 km from Malaysia, in this handout photo from Thanh Nien Newpaper taken March 8. The Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing
Malaysia has been successful in its counter-terrorism efforts, and targeting a flight to Beijing wouldn’t align with any known terrorist groups, said Michael Leiter, a counter-terrorism analyst.
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Malaysia Airlines announced on Saturday that the air hunt for its missing Flight 370 had been called off for the night."The sea mission will continue while the air mission will recommence at daylight," the firm said in a statement.
Desperate families endured an excruciating wait and search teams scoured the air and water on Saturday, but there was no official word on the fate of a Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished with 239 people on board.
The Vietnam air force spotted two oil slicks Saturday consistent with fuel that would be left by a crashed plane, The Associated Press reported.In a statement, the Vietnamese government said that the slicks, 9 and 6 miles long, were spotted off the southern tip of Vietnam.
Malaysia Airlines confirmed that the registration number of the missing aircraft is 9M-MRO, indicating the plane is 11 years and eight months old, according to Reuters.Photographer Pascal Maillot captured this image of the that aircraft landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris on May 23, 2009.
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer is heading to the southern coast of Vietnam to assist in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.The USS Pinckney was conducting "training and maritime security operations" in international waters, according to the Pentagon.