The wreckage of  Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Australia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine have pledged to seek an alternative means of bringing to justice those who shot down Malaysi(...)

Police remove a case containing metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on Reunion Island, close to where where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week. Photograph: Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

A second object which was found yesterday and thought at first to be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 has been verified as a domes(...)

Members of French Gendarmerie and local authorities checking a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in  Réunion island in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: EPA 0:50

Aircraft debris found on a French Indian Ocean island has been flown to France for analysis, with a 6ft section of wing appearing to match the model o(...)

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Photograph:  Getty Images 0:50

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said o(...)

Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak  has denied taking any money from 1MDB or any other entity for personal gain, and is considering legal action. Photograph: Reuters

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak sacked his deputy and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, and replaced the attorney general, (...)

Women and children gather at a well at a refugee camp in Teknaaf, Bangladesh. In 1992, hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya fleeing a campaign of arson, rape and extrajudicial killing by the Burmese Army poured into Bangladesh where a multimillion-dollar people smuggling business has sent roots deep into impoverished corners of the country. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times

From his shop overlooking a pier on this island near the border with Burma (Myanmar), Mohammad Hossain watched the human smuggling business swell. Ove(...)

This screen grab image taken from a handout video released by News Corp Australia allegedly shows wreckage smoldering at the site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shortly after it crashed near the village of Grabove, some 80km east of Donetsk on July 17, 2014. Photograph: AFP Photo/News Corp Australia/Getty Images.

A newly released video from the immediate aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shows pro-Russian separatists rummaging thro(...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 air crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

One year ago, 298 people boarded an aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam for a midday flight to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Once the (...)

Nick Kyrgios in Wimbledon;  Dawn Fraser and Bernard Tomic, also in action in Wimbledon. Photographs: Getty, Reuters

Dawn Fraser, who won eight Olympic swimming medals, including four gold, has apologised “unreservedly” after suggesting Australian tennis players Nick(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: the bank is a key part of his  efforts to boost China’s influence, called “peripheral diplomacy”, and redress  China’s poor levels of representation on international bodies such as the World Bank and ADB.  Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Last week saw the official signing ceremony in Beijing of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a China-led international financial institution th(...)