Malaysia's deputy transport minister said on Thursday that it was "almost certain" that the debris that washed up on La Reunion island in the southern Indian Ocean belongs to a Boeing 777 aircraft.
The failure of a UN resolution to establish a special tribunal to try those who shot down flight MH17 sends a "dangerous message" and is "deeply disappointing", Malaysia's Foreign Ministry says.
Israel's parliament on Thursday passed into law the ability to force-feed prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the country's medical association.
Afghanistan's Taliban have captured a district in the southern province of Helmand that foreign troops struggled to secure for years, in the latest setback for Afghan government forces now largely battling the militants on their own.
Myanmar released 6,966 prisoners in an amnesty on Thursday that included 155 Chinese citizens jailed last week for illegal logging, government and prison sources said.
China said on Thursday that it is "seeking to confirm the situation with relevant countries" after French authorities said they were studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending and housing offset the drag from trade and the energy sector, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.
Brazilian World Cup winner Kaka rolled back the years to lead the MLS All-Stars to a win over English side Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly.
Sui Fengbo, 38, a bus captain at a transport service company, received an 18-month jail term and three strokes of the cane for attacking his colleague after an argument.
The death toll of a landslide near the resort town of Pokhara has left 15 dead with the toll expected to rise, Nepal's home ministry said.