KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam - T he disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an "unprecedented aviation mystery", a senior official said on Monday, with a massive air and sea search now in its third day failing to find any confirmed trace of the plane or the 239 people aboard. | Video
Recent World News
ADEN, Yemen - At least 42 illegal African migrants drowned in the Arabian Sea off the southern coast of Yemen late on Sunday, the defense ministry said on its website.
JDAIDAT YABBOUS, Syria/BEIRUT - About a dozen nuns held by rebels in Syria for more than three months were released on Sunday and arrived back in Syria after traveling through Lebanon, officials and witnesses said.
WELLINGTON - New Zealand will hold its general election on September 20, Prime Minister John Key said on Monday, in a vote that is likely to focus on his center-right National Party's economic record.
SAN SALVADOR - A former Marxist guerrilla leader claimed a narrow victory in El Salvador's presidential election run-off on Sunday but his conservative rival warned of fraud and insisted he was the winner.
MEXICO CITY - A Mexican drug lord who had been falsely reported dead more than three years ago was killed in a shootout with federal forces in western Mexico early on Sunday, the government said.