A woman sits in front her house, which was destroyed by floodwaters from overflowing Kelantan river, at the Manek Urai district of Kelantan, Malaysia. Azhar Rahim

Malaysia, southern Thailand and parts of the Philippines have been battered by heavy rain and flash floods in recent days, killing dozens, officials s(...)

Relatives and friends of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines  disaster at  a national commemoration ceremony in Amsterdam yesterday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen-Pool/Getty Images

The day is already being remembered as 17/7, the Netherlands’ own 9/11 – and so it was fitting that the centrepiece of yesterday’s national day of r(...)

Najib Razak: “Let us hope in the coming months there will be some success.” Photograph: Nikhil Monteiro/Reuters

Malaysia prime minister Najib Razak has vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17, but said he feared figh(...)

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko aims a rifle during his visit to a demonstration of new weapons for the Ukrainian armed forces at a military base outside Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A Ukrainian push to dislodge pro-Russian rebels from the site of the downed Malaysian airliner further complicated plans for an investigation today a(...)

Relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 react at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. A total of 44 of the 298 killed in the crash, including the aircraft’s 15 crew members, were Malaysian. Photograph: AP Photo

Malaysia was struggling to come to terms yesterday with its second disastrous air crash in five months as authorities in the southeast Asian country (...)

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitors speak to  pro-Russian separatists at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters 1:31

World leaders have called for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they demanded speedy access for international investigators to the crash si(...)

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with registration 9M-MRD operating as flight MH17 is seen at the G3 gate of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam before it took off for Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Yaron Mofaz/Reuters)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that if the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine was a deliberate act, then “it is an unspe(...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash  at the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of UKraine today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has expressed his shock by reports a Malaysia Airlines plane had gone down over Ukraine and said he was launching(...)

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel (left) talks with Japan’s defence minister Itsunori Onodera as they wait for South Korea’s defence minister Kim Kwan-jin to arrive to begin their meeting in Singapore this morning. Photograph: Reuters

The United States warned China this morning to halt destabilising actions in Asia as Washington and its allies sought to boost defence co-operation(...)

 US president Barack Obama delivers a speech while Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah  looks during a state banquet at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur last night. Photograph: Khirul Nizam Zanil/EPA

US president Barack Obama has defended the Malaysian government’s handling of its fruitless search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying off(...)