Thousands of people crammed into boats and army trucks have fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia after record rainfall turned the Sava River into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century.
A Transasia Airways plane crashed when making an emergency landing in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people, China's Xinhua news agency said.
Julie Bishop has arrived at the Dutch embassy in Kiev for a day of talks with Ukrainian officials about the MH17 disaster.
MH17 victim Liliane Derden was remembered as a devoted mother who was taken far too soon.
The parents of three WA children who were killed in the MH17 tragedy have released a statement addressed to "the Ukraine, the politicians, the media, our friends and family."
A photo shared from space shows Gaza lit up with explosions.
Was it Russian madness or a bolshie two-fingered salute to the world by separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine? Which ever, the downing of two Ukrainian jet fighters on Wednesday underscores the challenges in Canberra’s push for an international force to secure the MH17 crash site.
Israeli's and Palestinians are taking to social media to show their desire for an end to the bloodiest conflict between the two warring nations in 15 years.
With access to the site of the MH17 crash still surrounded by unfriendly militia and close to military action, crash investigators have had to start their work remotely.
The first 40 bodies from the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, which happened six days ago over eastern Ukraine, have landed in The Netherlands.