In telephone talks with David Cameron and Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to look into setting up direct talks with Ukraine.
Researchers say changes in the blood may signify Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stages.
Sydney (AFP) - Australian police on Monday said they had arrested a man after a drone allegedly carrying drugs was seen "hovering in the vicinity of a prison".
The number of people unable to put money away for a rainy day has risen with 20 per cent of people having no savings, up from seven per cent in 2011.
Bangkok (AFP) - Thai police said Sunday they were investigating a "passport ring" as details emerged of bookings made in Thailand with stolen European passports for the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight.
Ho Chi Minh City (AFP) - Vietnamese searchers on Sunday spotted possible aircraft debris after combing the sea for nearly 48 hours in the hunt for a Malaysian passenger jet that vanished with 239 people aboard, officials said.
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Sittwe (Myanmar) (AFP) - In the desolate camps of western Myanmar many homeless Muslims are determined to assert their identity as Rohingya after years of persecution, in a census some fear will spark further turmoil.
Beijing (AFP) - Messages of sympathy for missing passengers on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, almost two-thirds of them from China, filled the country's social media on Sunday, as distraught family members prepared to fly to Malaysia.
Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Lee Chong Wei produced one of his finest performances despite an ankle problem to regain the All-England Open title doing so with an impressively emphatic straight games win over Chen Long in Birmingham on Sunday.
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