Michael Schumacher's family is “confident” the Formula One legend will recover from a life-threatening skiing accident that left him with severe brain injuries, a spokeswoman says.
The toilet door in Oscar Pistorius' house the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp has been erected inside a South African courtroom.
Bangkok (AFP) - Criticised for contradictory statements, slow reactions and a lack of information, the "incompetence" of Malaysian authorities in communicating effectively during a crisis on the scale of its missing jet is painfully evident, analysts say.
The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER sent at least two bursts of technical data back to the airline before it disappeared, according to the New Scientist magazine.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - North Korea is becoming more and more adept at dodging international sanctions, a panel of experts said in a report presented Tuesday to the United Nations.
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Li Na needed 11 match points to put away Aleksandra Wozniak and book an Indian Wells clash with Dominika Cibulkova, the woman she beat in the Australian Open final.
Sydney (AFP) - Australia has no plans to change its flag, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, adding there is little public appetite for removing the British Union Jack from the national symbol.
Seoul (AFP) - South Korea's spy agency chief came under growing pressure to step down Wednesday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.
Sydney (AFP) - Power was restored to Darwin Wednesday after a 12-hour outage across the northern Australian city caused chaos, with schools and public sector offices closed and traffic lights knocked out.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Concern for a missing airliner swung to mounting outrage and suspicion in Malaysia on Wednesday as critics took aim at officials for a "chaotic lack of coordination" in their response.
Melbourne (AFP) - Australia has successfully hatched its first shark born via artificial insemination with hopes that the development can ultimately be used to help breed threatened species, an aquarium said Wednesday.
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