Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Confirmation that a missing Malaysian airliner was deliberately diverted suggests several scenarios that have sharpened scrutiny of the passengers and cockpit crew, with police reportedly searching the pilot's home.
Beijing (AFP) - Relatives of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 voiced fear and concern Saturday after reports that the jet's diversion may have been intentional, demanding answers one week after the plane's disappearance.
Malaysia's prime minister says the movement of the missing Boeing 777 was "consistent with deliberate action by someone on the plane".
A gorilla, named Imani, which had never given birth and was in distress while in labour, has had a successful caesarean section at San Diego Zoo.
Donald Trump has announced on Twitter that he will not run for New York governor, but has "much bigger plans in mind."
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - Flavia Pennetta shocked Li Na in the semi-finals at Indian Wells, beating the Australian Open champion 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 to set up a title clash with Agnieszka Radwanska.
Michael Dunn, who is white, faces a retrial on a murder charge over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Florida.
Thailand is trying to determine the nationalities of some 200 people rescued from a human trafficking camp so it can deport them.
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea has threatened to demonstrate its nuclear deterrence in a move analysts say could indicate the regime is preparing to carry out a fourth atomic test amid long-stalled disarmament talks.
Mithi (Pakistan) (AFP) - As the death toll from the latest outbreak of poverty-driven diseases in Pakistan's Thar desert nears 100 children, experts are warning that corruption and a dysfunctional political system make a repeat of the disaster almost inevitable.
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