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The search for MH370 has already been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometers to the northwest of the original search radius.
Malaysia Airlines denies rumours that relatives of Chinese MH370 passengers were accidentally flown from Hong Kong to India, instead of Malaysia.
A residential building in New York's East Harlem neighborhood exploded and collapsed on Wednesday, sparking a serious fire and engulfing the area in thick smoke, officials said. All train services in and out of Grand Central terminal were suspended as a result of the incident next to its tracks. "It was an explosion and a building collapsed," a spokesman for New York Police Department told AFP, giving no further details. It is a residential building.
WASHINGTON (AP) — China's blocking of supplies to a Philippine outpost in the South China Sea is "provocative" and raises tensions, the United States said Wednesday, in its latest criticism of China's assertive conduct in disputed seas of East Asia.
Pyongyang on Wednesday denied any responsibility for a North Korea-flagged tanker which loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya. The ship was operated by an Egypt-based company which was "allowed to temporarily use the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) flag" under a contract with Pyongyang, state news agency KCNA reported. "Right after being informed of the fact by the Libyan side, the DPRK accused the company of violating the contract and demanded it let the ship leave the port at once without loading oil," said a spokesman for North Korea's Maritime Administration, quoted by KCNA. He said Pyongyang had "cancelled and deleted the ship's DPRK registry... as the ship violated the DPRK's law on the registry of ships and the contract that prohibited it from transporting contraband cargo".
U.S. transportation officials on Wednesday responded to mounting questions about the tactics used by a roadside survey on drinking and drugged driving by announcing that survey-takers will no longer collect breath samples from motorists without their consent.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The last message from the cockpit of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was routine. "All right, good night," was the signoff transmitted to air traffic controllers five days ago.
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Armed men manning a roadblock in Crimea last week threatened to shoot at an unarmed OSCE observer team if it tried to enter the southern Ukrainian region now controlled by pro-Russian forces, a mission report said. The report, obtained by Reuters, gave new detail on how more than 40 military observers from about two dozen member states of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OCSE) were prevented from getting to Crimea. "Despite repeated attempts to enter the Crimean peninsula... (the monitors were) consistently refused access at gunpoint and therefore were not able to dispel concerns over the reported unusual Russian Federation military activity," it said. However, their observations still "produced significant evidence of equipment consistent with the presence of Russian Federation military personnel in the vicinity of the various roadblocks encountered" during the March 5-8 period.
Obama: US and world 'will be forced to apply costs' if Russia continues its path in Ukraine.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Militants in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets Wednesday into southern Israel, sending civilians rushing into bomb shelters but causing no casualties. The Israeli military says it's the largest rocket barrage since 2012, when it launched an eight-day air campaign in Gaza it said was aimed at stopping the attacks.
Riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters in Ankara and Istanbul on Wednesday as tens of thousands took to the streets to mourn a teenage boy who died from injuries suffered in last year's anti-government protests. In Istanbul, large crowds shouting anti-government slogans lit a huge fire as they made their way to a cemetery for the burial of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan. In the western city of Izmir, one woman was left with a broken leg and several others were hospitalised after police tried to stop crowds marching towards local government buildings, news channel NTV reported. Elvan, who died in an Istanbul hospital on Tuesday after 269 days in a coma, was hit on the head by a tear gas canister while going to buy bread during the protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that gripped Turkey in June.
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ISTANBUL (AP) — Riot police clashed with anti-government protesters in Istanbul and other Turkish cities following Wednesday's funeral of a teenager, who had been in a coma since a police tear-gas canister struck him in the head last year.
Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza fired scores of rockets at southern Israel on Wednesday, causing no casualties but prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to warn of a tough response. This escalation in violence between them came just hours after British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived on his first official visit to the region since taking office in 2010. It was the heaviest barrage of cross-border rocket fire since a major eight-day November 2012 confrontation between Israel and militants from Gaza's ruling Islamist movement Hamas. The attacks were claimed by the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, which said it had fired 90 rockets at Israel in response to an air strike on Tuesday that killed three of its militants in southern Gaza.
U.S. stocks edged closer to an uneven finish Wednesday as a dearth of major domestic economic news and concerns over the Chinese economy and tensions in Ukraine weighed on investors. The combination dampened trading and left the market listless.
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations warned Wednesday that ancient Christian and Muslim sites in Syria are under attack and demanded an immediate halt to the destruction of the country's cultural heritage.
NEW YORK (AP) — A thunderous explosion apparently caused by a gas leak flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring more than 20 and leaving more than a dozen others missing. One tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about "unbearable" gas smells.
About 3,000 Venezuelan students marched Wednesday to mark a month since the first deaths in anti-government protests that have now claimed at least 21 lives. Similar opposition protests took place in the cities of San Cristobal, Merida and Valencia. The Caracas march had not been approved by authorities, with socialist President Nicolas Maduro saying Tuesday the demonstrators were looking for trouble. Hilda Ruiz, a student leader from Central University, told AFP the marchers also wanted authorities to respond to allegations of police torture and to punish those responsible for the deaths of demonstrators.