Some experts theorise one of the pilots, or someone else, hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet or committed suicide by plunging the jet into the sea.
Friends and family of the co-pilot who flew the missing Malaysia Airlines jet said the 27-year-old was religious and serious about his career, countering news reports suggesting he was a cockpit Romeo who was reckless on the job.
Washington (AFP) - The United States on Friday urged Thailand to protect about 200 asylum seekers from China's Uighur minority, with activists fearing that Beijing will pressure the kingdom to deport them.
Investigators are examining the possibility the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet was "an act of piracy" and that it landed somewhere.
New York (AFP) - A New York grand jury on Friday re-indicted an Indian diplomat accused of mistreating her housekeeper on two counts of visa fraud and making false statements, threatening to reignite a bitter row with New Delhi.
Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese human rights activist died on Friday after falling critically ill in detention after police denied her medical treatment for months, her brother said.
Tokyo (AFP) - Fukushima nuclear plant workers rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power on Friday, complaining they were forced to work for meagre pay in dangerous conditions.
Beijing (AFP) - Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 still clung to hopes Friday that the aircraft might have been hijacked and their loved ones could somehow still be alive.
Las Vegas (AFP) - Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Mexican star Juan Manuel Marquez would fight each other for a fifth time if both men win their next fight, promoters said.
Washington (AFP) - The United States said Friday it supported UN action on North Korea's human rights record after a hard-hitting report compared the regime's treatment of its people to the Holocaust.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - The dramatic expansion of the search for a missing Malaysian airliner suggests the plane flew thousands of miles off course, crossing -- apparently undetected -- a sensitive region bristling with military radar.
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