AUSTRALIA and Malaysia vowed yesterday to keep searching for the missing Flight 370 passenger jet despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission.
AN EGYPTIAN police officer and a militant were killed during a security operation near Alexandriayesterday, and another senior officer died after a bomb blew up his car near Cairo, the Interior Ministry said.
A US submarine drone will keep scouring the Indian Ocean floor for traces of a missing Malaysian jetliner after it finishes its targeted search, Australian authorities said as a tropical cyclone suspended the air search.
SHERPA guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said.
THE president of South Korea has said the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which has left more than 300 people dead or missing.
SYRIA announced a presidential election for June 3 yesterday, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favour.