In a photo provided by the US navy, Chinese dredging vehicles in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, an artificial island the Chinese are building. Photograph: The New York Times

US defense secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing’s island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific bu(...)

Malaysian defence minister and acting transport minister Hishamuddin Hussin, speaks during a media conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today. Photograph: Reuters

Australia and Malaysia vowed today to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and (...)

A Malaysia Airlines  Boeing 737-800 carrying 159 passengers and seven crew suffered a malfunction of its right-hand landing gear upon takeoff. Photograph: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board has landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport after being forced to abandon a flight (...)

A handout picture made available by the US Navy on 04 April 2014 shows the Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) hoisted back on board of the Australian Defense Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield after a successful buoyancy testing at sea in the Indian Ocean, 01st April 2014. Photograph: Peter D Blair/US Navy/Reuters 1:54

Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are considering when to deploy an un(...)

 Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion co-pilot Brett McKenzie looking out the flight deck for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 over the southern Indian Ocean. Photograph: Jason Reed/EPA

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could take years, US Navy officials suggested today, as search an(...)

Family members of passengers onboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 hold a banner during a protest outside Lido Hotel in Beijing today. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters.

Chinese ships trawled a new area in the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian passenger jet today, as the search for flight MH370 entered its fo(...)

Family members of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370 cry after watching a television broadcast of a news conference, in the Lido hotel in Beijing, yesterday. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

The last hopes of finding survivors from the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft ended yes(...)

Royal Australian Air Force pilot Capt. Russell Adams addresses the media after returning from a search mission in a P3 Orion at Pearce air base in Perth, Australia. The search to identify whether objects spotted in the Indian Ocean are related to missing flight MH370 continues. Photograph:  Matt Jelonek/Pool/Getty

Investigators looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane struggled today to locate several pieces of potential debris spotted separately (...)

An electronic display on a building reading ‘Pray for MH370’, the missing Malaysian Airline flight, is seen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA.

Two weeks after a Malaysia Airlines jet went missing with 239 people on board, officials are bracing for the “long haul” as searches by more th(...)

Royal Australian Air Force pilot Flight Lieut Russell Adams over the southern Indian Ocean in the search for flight MH370. Photograph: Reuters

Poor visibility is hampering the hunt in the southern Indian Ocean for possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight spotted on sa(...)