TRIPOLI, (Reuters) - Libya’s parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office yesterday after rebels humiliated the government by loading crude on a tanker that fled from naval forces, officials said, in a sign of the worsening chaos in the OPEC member state .
KUALA LUMPUR, (Reuters) - Malaysia’s air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard .
(Reuters) - A bitter dispute between the CIA and the U .
VALPARAISO/SANTIAGO, (Reuters) - Michelle Bachelet took over the presidency of Chile in a ceremony loaded with symbolism yesterday, promising to stick to her tax-and-spend campaign pledges to fight social inequality despite a sharp economic slowdown .
SAN SALVADOR, (Reuters) - The runner-up in El Salvador’s presidential election said yesterday he was asking the country’s electoral tribunal to annul the tight contest after refusing to accept the outcome .
SEVASTOPOL/KIEV, (Reuters) - Ukraine’s government appealed for Western help yesterday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalise rule from Moscow within days .
MACAU, (Reuters) - Growing numbers of Chinese are using the country’s state-backed bankcards to illegally spirit billions of dollars abroad, a Reuters examination has found .
MIAMI, (Reuters) - Lawyers filed a federal class action lawsuit against the United Nations yesterday to seek compensation for almost 1,500 Haitian victims of a cholera epidemic blamed on U .
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Rahul Gandhi, the heir to the dynasty that leads India’s ruling party, on Tuesday compared opposition leader Narendra Modi to Adolf Hitler - his sharpest attack yet on a rival who is forecast to beat him in an upcoming general election .
KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators in Malaysia are voicing skepticism that the airliner that disappeared early Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack, US and European government sources close to the probe said .
SEVASTOPOL/KIEV (Reuters) - A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea yesterday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing .
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will make his first trip to Asia in August, visiting South Korea for a festival of Asian Catholic youth, the Vatican said yesterday .
TRIPOLI, (Reuters) - Libya's parliament has ordered a special force to be sent within one week to "liberate" all rebel-held ports in the volatile east, officials said on Monday, raising the stakes over a blockage that has cut off vital oil revenue .
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam, (Reuters) - T he disappearance of a Malaysian airliner about an hour into a flight to Beijing is an "unprecedented mystery", the civil aviation chief said today, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace of the plane or 239 people on board .
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam, (Reuters) - Officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source said yesterday, as Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the plane .
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, (Reuters) - Germany’s Angela Merkel delivered a rebuke to President Vladimir Putin yesterday, telling him that a planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine’s constitution .
PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) - Thousands of proud Haitians packed the national soccer stadium in the capital yesterday for a special outdoor Mass by the country’s first Roman Catholic Cardinal, appointed last month by Pope Francis .
KUALA LUMPUR/HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast yesterday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities .
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya threatened yesterday to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the country’s petroleum wealth .
KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Shots were fired in Crimea to warn off an unarmed international team of monitors and at a Ukrainian observation plane, as the standoff between occupying Russian forces and besieged Ukrainian troops intensified .
KUALA LUMPUR/HANOI, (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlinesflight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, presumed crashed, as ships from countries closest to its flight path scoured a large search area for any wreckage .
MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, (Reuters) - Russia said any U .
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africa expelled three Rwandan diplomats it linked to a raid on an exiled Rwandan general’s Johannesburg home, and Rwanda has retaliated by ordering out six South African envoys, officials said yesterday .
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, (Reuters) - A Malaysian court convicted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy and sentenced him to five years in prison yesterday, shattering his plan to take control of the country’s richest state and stoking political tension in the Southeast Asian nation following a divisive national election last year .
LONDON/BOSTON, (Reuters) - A sophisticated piece of spyware has been quietly infecting hundreds of government computers across Europe and the United States in one of the most complex cyber espionage programmes uncovered to date .
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ BRUSSELS, (Reuters) - Crimea’s parliament voted yesterday to join Russia, and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum in 10 days, in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that drew a sharp riposte from U .
LA JOLLA, California, (Reuters) - When President Bill Clinton announced in 2000 that Craig Venter and Dr .
PARIS/KIEV, (Reuters) - High-level diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine made little apparent headway at talks in Paris yesterday, with Moscow and Washington at odds and Russia’s foreign minister refusing to recognise his Ukrainian counterpart .
BEIJING/HONG KONG, (Reuters) - China announced its biggest rise in military spending in three years yesterday, a strong signal from President Xi Jinping that Beijing is not about to back away from its growing assertiveness in Asia, especially in disputed waters .
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Street clashes erupted in India after an announcement yesterday that parliamentary elections will start on April 7 in a race that pits Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi against the unpopular Nehru-Gandhi family’s ruling party .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Adults should eat less than the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay linked to sugary diets, the World Health Organisation said yesterday .
BOSTON, (Reuters) - A 9-month-old baby who was born in California with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS may have been cured as a result of treatments that doctors began just four hours after her birth, medical researchers said on Wednesday .
RIYADH/DOHA, (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar yesterday in an unprecedented public split between Gulf Arab allies who have fallen out over the role of Islamists in a region in turmoil .
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The United States has frozen more than $458 million that former Nigerian leader Sani Abacha and his conspirators obtained through corruption and hid in bank accounts around the world, the U .
TORONTO, (Reuters) - Ontario authorities have agreed to a request from Toronto’s police chief to supervise an investigation that has already resulted in extortion charges against an alleged drug dealer and associate of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, a probe the mayor contends is politically motivated .
MOSCOW, (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defence of Russia’s actions in Crimea and said yesterday that he would use force in Ukraine only as a last resort, easing market fears that East-West tension over the former Soviet republic could lead to war .
LONDON, (Reuters) - Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes when they grow up, according to a large international study published yesterday .