- World hopes for first clues to MH370 mystery
- Head of Taliban's Qatar office quits as leadership rift deepens
- Britain extends Iraq air strikes mission by a year
- S. Korea president replaces health minister after MERS outbreak
- Pakistan defies rights protests to hang 'teen' convict
- Kids' picky eating can have depression, anxiety links: study
- Secret video, outrage, and a revived US abortion debate
- Longing for a bonhomie
- Cabinet calls for unified stance against terror
- MTT launches radar profiler
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Technical experts in France were to begin examining a washed-up plane part today that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370, raising hopes that some light may finally be shed on one of aviation's darkest mysteries.
The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8 last year when it inexplicably veered course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, and a colossal multinational hunt for the aircraft proved fruitless.
But last week's discovery of a two-metre-long wing part called a flaperon on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion raised fresh hopes for relatives desperate for answers.
The head of the Taliban's Qatar-based political office has stepped down, a statement said, a high-profile resignation within leadership ranks highlighting growing discord over the movement's recent power transition.
Mullah Akhtar Mansour was announced as the new Taliban chief on Friday after the insurgents confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who led the militant movement for some 20 years.
But, splits immediately emerged between Mansour and rivals challenging his appointment, exposing the Taliban's biggest leadership crisis in recent years and one that raises the risk of a factional split.
Underscoring the deepening internal divisions, Tayeb...Read More
Britain is extending its air strikes against Islamic State (IS) group targets in Iraq by a year to March 2017, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said in comments broadcast Tuesday.
The announcement represents a second reprieve for the squadron of ageing Tornado GR4 fighter bombers currently based in Cyprus which was due to be disbanded first this year and then next, and will now be kept on.
"We want to ensure we maintain this crucial operational tempo and so we will extend the lifetime of Number 12 Squadron for a further year to March 2017," Fallon told the BBC during a visit to...Read More
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday replaced her health minister, who was widely blamed for the government's poor response to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people.
Moon Hyong-Pyo, who had offered to step down after apologising for the public anxiety caused by the biggest MERS outbreak outside Saudi Arabia, was replaced by Chung Chin-Youb, a Seoul National University hospital professor, the president's office said.
The cabinet change came a week after South Korea declared an effective end to the MERS outbreak, with one patient still...Read More
Pakistan executed a convicted child killer Tuesday, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime.
Shafqat Hussain was hanged shortly before dawn at a jail in Karachi for killing a seven-year-old boy in the city in 2004, his brother and a prison official said.
The case prompted grave international concern, drawing protests from the United Nations, as his lawyers and family said he was only 15 at the time of the killing and was tortured into making a false confession.