Frankfurt (AFP) - Berlin knew the risks of flying over war-torn east Ukraine before Flight MH17 was shot out of the sky last year but did not inform German airlines, local media reported on Sunday.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Chinese island-building efforts "may undermine peace, security and stability" in the disputed South China Sea, said a statement by Southeast Asian leaders meeting for a summit on Monday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is yet to confirm the death of an Australian among 19 people killed at Mount Everest's base camp.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Southeast Asian leaders hold a summit in Malaysia Monday seeking to maintain unity in the face of differences over how to respond to China's expanding territorial ambitions at sea.
Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview broadcast Sunday to mark 15 years in power, said he has no regrets over Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea as it overturned "a historical injustice."
Hong Kong (AFP) - Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country.
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The brothers of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have begged Indonesia's President Joko Widodo to reconsider the Bali Nine pair's executions.
Slavutych (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukrainians on Sunday marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.
Kathmandu (AFP) - Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,500 and triggering new avalanches at Everest base camp, as mass cremations were held in the devastated capital Kathmandu.