Malaysia Airlines sees first lawsuit on missing Flight MH370


Ground crew work among Malaysia Airlines planes on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang July 25, 2014. … [Read more...]

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A tough final two years for Obama if Republicans win Senate

The balance of power in Congress could shift when voters cast ballots November 4th in U.S. midterm elections, which are seen as referendum on Obama presidency. … [Read more...]

Italy to end sea rescue mission that saved more than 100,000 migrants

Italy is closing a sea rescue mission that saved more than 100,000 migrants in one year to make way for a smaller EU scheme. … [Read more...]

The Obamas welcome trick-or-treaters to the White House

The White House gets a makeover for Halloween as the Obamas welcome some special guests. … [Read more...]

One fatality, another rushed to hospital after Virgin Galactic crash

CEO of Mojave Air and Space Port, Stuart Witt, says one crew member died when a suborbital passenger spaceship crashed and another crew member was rushed to a hospital. … [Read more...]

Civil war rages in Syria as U.S. reaffirms stance against Assad

Amateur video appears to show the civil war raging in Syria as White House aide reaffirms U.S. stance that Assad "lost legitimacy." … [Read more...]

Nurse Hickox satisfied with judge’s ruling on quarantine

"I am very satisfied with the decision," says nurse Kaci Hickox, after a judge rejected Maine's bid for her quarantine. Hickox treated victims of Ebola in West Africa but tested negative for it. … [Read more...]

Erdogan says IS fight focusing too much on Kobani

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the coalition fighting Islamic State militants is focusing too much on Kobani and should turn its attention to other areas. … [Read more...]

China seizes record $33 million in cash from official’s home


Chinese prosecutors said they seized a record 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash from the home of a former energy official accused of taking bribes. … [Read more...]

Eastern Ukraine prepares for election, leader says vote will give legitimacy

Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk prepare for a self-organized Nov. 2 vote, with rebel leader saying poll will give separatists legitimacy. … [Read more...]

There’d be 272 crashes a day if jets failed like shuttles


This image taken from video provided by NASA TV shows Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blowing up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Va., just six seconds after liftoff. If U.S. airlines had the same failure rate as the now-retired space shuttles, there'd be 272 fatal crashes a day. As the investigation begins into the unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp. (ORB) rocket that blew up seconds after liftoff this week, the history of space travel suggests such failures are neither rare … [Read more...]

Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences


Sweden's military deployed planes and ships in an eight-day search for a foreign vessel in the waters of the Stockholm Archipelago Nuclear-capable Russian bombers in European airspace, NATO intercepts, a foreign submarine in Swedish waters -- the fall-out from the Ukraine crisis feels like a return to Cold War days. NATO has intercepted Russian aircraft on more than 100 occasions so far this year, three times more than all 2013, its new head Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. "We have seen a … [Read more...]

Thousands denounce HSBC board member’s likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves


Pro-democracy protesters hold up umbrellas and chant slogans to mark the one-month anniversary of the Occupy civil disobedience movement as they block a main road at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 28, 2014. Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters' demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves. Laura Cha, who is also a member of Hong Kong's policy-making Executive … [Read more...]

Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests


People load goods looted from a building, which according to locals, belongs to Francois Compaore, the younger brother of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 30, 2014. The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country. Compaore, who seized power in a 1987 coup, had attempted to defy popular … [Read more...]

Drunken Russian passenger beats Vietnam Airlines flight attendant


Photo credit: Bloomberg A Russian man had to be tied down on a Vietnam Airlines flight from Moscow to Ho Chi Minh City after drunkenly assaulting a female flight attendant and other passengers in the early hours of Friday morning. Sergei Samokhin, 32, began behaving in an intoxicated and erratic manner half way through the 9.5-hour flight from Moscow's Dodomedovo airport, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported. After a flight attendant asked him to calm down, he began hitting her and other … [Read more...]

HCMC’s public hospitals suffer exodus to private sector


Doctors perform a surgery at Vinmec private hospital in Hanoi. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency The prospects of high salaries and professional independence have drawn the most talented doctors away from public facilities in Ho Chi Minh City. The slow trickle of talent out of the public sector came to a head, last month, with the opening of the private general hospital Xuyen A (Trans-Asia) in Cu Chi District, by creating a "huge" personnel crisis at its public counterpart, Cu Chi General … [Read more...]

NATO Baltic jets intercept Russian airplanes for third day


Two Sukhoi Su-27 fighters perform during celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Russian air force base of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Kant, about 20 km outside Bishkek, in this Oct. 27, 2013 file photo. NATO jets in the Baltic countries intercepted two Russian military aircraft today as the alliance said Russian air activity has surged on its borders. F-16 jets from NATO's Baltic air policing mission intercepted a Russian Su-27 fighter and Eurofighter aircraft … [Read more...]

Foreign jihadists flock to Iraq, Syria on ‘unprecedented scale': UN


Image grab from a propoganda video shows Islamic State fighters driving through the city of Homs, in Syria in March 2014 Jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale", according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have travelled to fight alongside Islamic State (IS) and other hardcore militant groups from "countries that have not previously faced challenges relating to … [Read more...]

Betting on an oil rebound?

In today's "Global Outlook," Bloomberg's Shery Ahn takes a look at falling oil prices on "On The Move." … [Read more...]

Fire at UK fireworks factory

A blaze at a fireworks factory in England leaves four injured and one person missing. … [Read more...]