Sydney (AFP) - Australian police on Friday dropped a proceeds of crime investigation into high-profile drugs trafficker Schapelle Corby, saying events in Indonesia had overtaken the probe.
A US airport has been shut down after a Florida-bound plane aborted its take-off in Philadelphia when its landing gear failed.
Continuing signals led searchers to believe the missing Malaysia Airlines plane may have flown more than 1600 km beyond its last confirmed sighting.
Pressure is mounting on Australia to include discussion of climate change on the G20 agenda during its presidency.
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Top seed Li Na edged Dominika Cibulkova in three sets on Thursday, reprising her victory over the Slovakian in the Australian Open final to book an Indian Wells semi-final berth.
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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia said Thursday that satellite images of suspected debris from a missing jet were yet another false lead, and debunked a report the plane had flown on for hours after losing contact -- leaving the nearly week-old mystery no closer to being solved.
Princess Diana leaked a royal phone directory to the now defunct News of the World, its former royal editor says.
US House of Representatives leader John Boehner has invited Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress.
Beijing (AFP) - China has detained at least four people including the founder of a citizen-run news website which reported that a woman set herself on fire last week in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, a rights group said Thursday.
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