CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — It looks like a piece of sheet metal with rivets -- but an official says the item that washed ashore in southwestern Australia isn't likely to have come from the missing Malaysian jet.
Investigators are examining it for any possible link to the plane.
The head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau says, "At this stage, we are not getting excited." He says the analysis of the material will probably be completed...
JASCE, Poland (AP) — In imaginary emergency drills, Polish security forces evacuated the Interior Ministry and rescued foreigners supposedly injured in a cross-border helicopter crash as part of Poland's first nationwide security exercises for decades.
Responding to reports of a helicopter crash, police and firefighters rushed to rescue people playing the roles of two pilots and a passenger injured when they crashed in the woods near the village of Jasce....
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.
A Singapore website flagged a picture of the general and his watch this week, saying it was from the Richard Mille brand's Filipe Massa collection and worth more than $100,000. The report caused a social media storm in a country where the average income is about $8.50 a...
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders.
Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's remarks aired on state TV came as a high ranking security official said authorities are examining DNA samples of the dead to determine their identities.
Earlier, a government official told The Associated Press that the...
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities will deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm, an official said Wednesday.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India on Monday when authorities spotted the tattoo of Buddha seated on a lotus flower. She was sent before a magistrate who ordered her deportation.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections — a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that has split their people between two sets of rulers for seven years.
Following the announcement of the deal, hundreds of people took to the streets in Gaza to celebrate. Crowds hoisted Palestinian flags and posters.
ALCALA DE HENARES, Spain (AP) — Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska has become the fourth woman to receive Spain's prestigious Cervantes Prize.
The 81-year-old journalist and author on Wednesday recalled her nation's many needy people and battered women when accepting the top prize for Spanish-language literature from King Juan Carlos. She also paid tribute to Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died last week at his home in Mexico City.