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Jamie Monahan at the shore in Brooklyn, New York. Monahan will attempt to become the fastest person to complete six marathon swims on six continents within 16 days. Photograph: Marian Carrasquero/The New York Times

The weather wasn’t cooperating with Jaimie Monahan on a recent weekend morning. It had rained heavily the night before, making the wind and waves too (...)

A street food vendor in George Town, Penang. Photograph: iStock

Stand on a street corner at dinnertime in George Town, the Unesco world heritage site that is the capital of Penang island, close your eyes and inhale(...)

Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian prime minister and opposition candidate for Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), during a news conference after his general election win in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh prime minister on Thursday following his stunning election victory over the coalition that has rul(...)

Icelandic turf buildings at Glaumbær.

We may have thought we had a special relationship with turf. But how about a house made of the stuff? In Iceland, turf has been used for house constru(...)

The US navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain is seen after a collision in Singapore waters on Monday. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

The US navy has ordered an investigation into the practices of its Pacific-based Seventh Fleet after a fatal collision involving the USS John S McCain(...)

Indian airforce personnel stand guard outside Tambaram Airforce station in Chennai. A military plane carrying 29 people has gone missing in the Bay of Bengal. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian air force plane carrying 29 people went missing on Friday on a flight to a remote island chain in the Bay of Bengal, the defence ministry sa(...)

Chinese relatives of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 passengers crying during press conference at a hotel in Seri Petaling near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: EPA
MH370: A timeline

2014March 8th - The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 takes off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am local time bound for Beijing, carrying 227 passengers and 12(...)

 Justin Slattery on board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing adjusts trim in the staysail as winds build along the Iranian coastline during the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Road Race. Photo: Matt Knighton/Getty

If the Iranian Naval Patrol had any issues with us, we certainly never saw sight nor sound of them at the weekend as we departed on leg three of the V(...)

Sixty-six people are feared to have drowned after an overloaded wooden boat carrying 97 illegal immigrants from Indonesia sank off Malaysia’s western(...)

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(...)

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