KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC, Vietnam - The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner expanded on Wednesday to cover a swathe of Southeast Asia, from the South China Sea to India's territorial waters, with authorities no closer to explaining what happened to the plane or the 239 people on board. | Video
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ATHENS - Greek public sector workers shut schools and left hospitals on emergency staffing levels on Wednesday to protest against thousands more job cuts demanded by foreign lenders even as unemployment holds near record highs.
ISTANBUL - Several thousand mourners gathered in central Istanbul on Wednesday for the funeral of a 15-year-old boy wounded during anti-government demonstrations last summer whose death on Tuesday triggered protests across Turkey. | Video
KHARTOUM - Security forces in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday fired tear gas at demonstrators attending a funeral for a student killed a day earlier, a Reuters witness said.
TOKYO - Japan is trying to arrange a trilateral summit with South Korea and the United States for this month, a government official said on Wednesday, in a bid to thaw Tokyo's frozen relations with Seoul.
MANILA - The Philippines air dropped food and water to soldiers stationed on a grounded transport ship on the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, after China blocked two Filipino supply ships from reaching the troops, a senior navy official said on Wednesday.