French maritime gendarmes look at a map as part of  the search for wreckage from the missing MH370 flight at the marina of Saint-Marie on the French island of  Réunion late last week. Photograph:  Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

The police and army on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion have called off their search for more debris from the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flig(...)

Ambiya Khatu,  who married a man who paid for her release from smugglers in Thailand, watches her niece with her mother, Mabiya Khatu, at home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia“There was nobody to rescue us, so I agreed,” she said. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

The young woman had been penned in a camp in the sweltering jungle of southern Thailand for two months when she was offered a deal. She had fled Burma(...)

Personal belongings and luggage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Investigators have met to prepare their final report, due in October. Photograph: EPA/Anastasia Vlasov

Air crash investigators from countries affected by the MH17 disaster have been meeting privately in the Netherlands to discuss their final report, du(...)

The MH370 search area off the east coast of La Réunion measures 120km by 40km. Photogaph: EPA

France has launched a renewed air and sea search around the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion in the hope of finding more debris from the missing Mala(...)

A French serviceman looks for debris near Réunion: the search area off the island’s east coast measures 120km by 40km. Photograph: Patrick Becot/ECPAD

France has launched a renewed air and sea search around the Indian Ocean island of Réunion in the hope of finding more debris from the missing Malaysi(...)

A relative of passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cries her complaints outside the Malaysia Airlines office in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

Kuala Lumpur has asked for more help in the search for a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than a year, with France to send planes, boats an(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi speaking during a joint press conference with General Tanasak Patimapragorn of Thailand. Photograph: EPA

The foreign minister for the Thai junta, Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, professed to having a crush on his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi while sharing a po(...)

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur to confirm debris found on Reunion Island is from the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight. Photograph: Fazry Ismail/EPA

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has confirmed that a Boeing 777 wing segment discovered in the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from the missing(...)

Relatives of Chinese passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 speaks to a representative from Malaysia Airlines outside their office building in Beijing, China on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA 0:50

Technical experts in France will on Wednesday begin examining a plane part that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370, raising hopes that (...)

 IAAF outgoing president Lamine Diack: “When people say that there are medals to be redistributed from 2001 to 2012, it’s just a farce.” Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

The outgoing president of international athletics has defended the organisation’s record on drug-testing and called the latest doping allegations “a (...)