KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is investigating whether any passengers or crew aboard a missing airliner had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance, along with the possibility of a hijack, sabotage or mechanical failure, police said on Tuesday. | Video
SEVASTOPOL/KIEV - A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing. | Video
BANGKOK - Thailand is expected to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok, almost two months after it was imposed to quell anti-government protests, because of pressure from businesses and in light of improving security, a top official said on Tuesday.
KABUL - A gunmen shot dead a Swedish journalist outside a restaurant in one of the Afghan capital's most heavily secured districts on Tuesday morning, police and a witness said.
SEOUL - North Korea has developed sophisticated techniques to circumvent U.N. sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a United Nations report said.
ISTANBUL - A 15-year-old Turkish boy who suffered a head injury during anti-government protests in Istanbul last June died on Tuesday after spending months in a coma, triggering renewed clashes between police and his family's supporters.
GAZA - An Israeli air strike on Tuesday killed three Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, the Islamic Jihad group said.
NEW DELHI - Maoist rebels have killed at least 20 security personnel in an attack in India's eastern state of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, and injured three others, police said.
SANAA - A suspected al Qaeda militant was killed in a drone strike late on Monday in Yemen's central Maarib province, an oil-producing area where al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operates, local tribesmen said.
SEOUL - North Korea announced on Tuesday the winners of an election to its Supreme People's Assembly, including a senior army man whose re-election will dispel talk that he had been purged by leader Kim Jong Un.
Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.