More than 40 people were feared dead in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing.
The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the Malaysian airliner's crash site.
India's parliament erupted in anger on Wednesday after television footage showed a hardline lawmaker apparently trying to force-feed a man during the holy month of Ramadan.
Dutch experts on Tuesday prepared to fly out bodies recovered from downed Malaysian flight MH17, as Europe moved to punish Russia for fanning the rebellion in east Ukraine that it believes led to the crash.
Tanzanian police said Tuesday they had arrested eight people after 85 bags stuffed with human body parts including limbs, fingers and skulls were found dumped in a landfill.
Two men and a woman have been arrested in a dawn raid in southern France on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Syria and planning attacks at home, police said.
An escalation of fighting between the Philippine army and a breakaway rebel group in the country's south killed 18 people in a single day of violence, the military said Tuesday.
Western powers on Monday ratcheted up the pressure on Russia over the Malaysian airline disaster, with US President Barack Obama insisting that Moscow force insurgents controlling east Ukraine to cooperate with an international probe into the crash.