Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. The plane was carrying 239 passengers and crew.
The Afghan Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and chose a new successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
An Afghan official said two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.
Boko Haram militants slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said on Thursday.
Authorities in Wenzhou, known as China's Jerusalem, have given Christian churches a deadline to remove prominent crosses, a religious symbol, within weeks, worshippers and an activist group said on Thursday, stepping up a long-running campaign.
Islamic State fighters have reportedly been taken for a ride and this time by three Chechen girls who tricked them to send them money for travelling to Syria, according to a media report.
German authorities say they found tens of thousands of euros in cash in the possessions of an 83-year-old woman who lived at a homeless shelter and died last week.
An unknown number of Londoners might have been put at risk by the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope, which amounted to "a nuclear attack on the streets" of the British capital, an inquiry heard on Thursday.
A court in Cairo will deliver its verdict on Thursday in the retrial of three al-jazeera journalists whose previous sentencing of up to ten years in jail sparked an international outcry.
A Hong Kong woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months in jail on Thursday after a court found her guilty of using her breast to bump into a police officer during a chaotic protest.
The Taliban on Thursday distanced itself from peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on reported death of their leader Mullah Omar.
At least two soldiers and three Taliban militants were killed on Thursday in an attack on a security checkpost in northwest Pakistan, officials said.
France's BEA air crash investigation agency is examining the debris found washed up on the French island east of Madagascar, in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, but that it was too early to draw conclusions of its linkage with MH370.
The formal confirmation of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar came from the office of President Ashraf Ghani after a flurry of media reports, mostly citing unnamed Afghan government and intelligence officials, regarding the death of the reclusive one-eyed militant commander.
Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that proposed to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.