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
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BEIJING - China has curtailed the power of the ruling Communist Party's Political and Legal Committee, a secretive body overseeing the security services, to interfere in most legal cases, scholars with knowledge of the situation said - a significant reform at a time of public discontent over miscarriages of justice.
NAIROBI - South Africa has expelled a diplomat from Burundi's embassy in connection with a raid on an exiled Rwandan general's Johannesburg home and Burundi is considering a response, a Burundian official said on Monday.
TEL AVIV - An Israeli court on Monday sentenced an Israeli Arab to 25 years in prison for planting a bomb that wounded 15 people on a bus in Tel Aviv in 2012, the Justice Ministry said.
JERUSALEM - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian on Monday at a crossing point between Jordan and the occupied West Bank, Israeli and Palestinian security officials said.
GENEVA - The head of a United Nations commission of inquiry into violence in Central African Republic expressed alarm on Monday over the level of "hate propaganda" there and said he hoped to head off the prospect of a campaign of genocide.