Australia's transport safety chief said on Thursday he was confident that debris picked up on a Western Australian beach this week had not come from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370, Reuters reports.
Ukraine's extremist organization Right Sector has moved its headquarters from Kiev to Dnepropetrovsk, said its leader Dmitry Yarosh who is running for president. "It's easier to monitor the situation in Donbass from Dneptropetrovsk," Yarosh said on Wednesday, according to Itar-Tass.
Russia has submitted a communiqué to the World Trade Organization (WTO) claiming that the US doesn’t fulfill its trade obligations, a source told Interfax.
At least four people, including two policemen, were killed on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside a police station in Nairobi near a major Somali neighbourhood, Kenya's government said.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir dismissed General James Hotmai from his position as the head of the country's army on Wednesday, according to a decree read out on national television, AFP reports.
The United States on Wednesday warned that a deal to form a Palestinian unity government could seriously hamper its efforts to forge a peace deal with Israel, AFP reports.
At least 57 people were killed when a passenger train sped off the rails in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said Wednesday, raising an earlier death toll as difficult rescue operations continued in the remote, swampy area.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the Ukrainian regime that the upcoming presidential vote on May 25 will be destructive for the country unless Kiev respects the interests of the southeastern territories, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told RT TV channel Wednesday.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told RT TV channel he expected the US to give top priority to reconciliation of the Ukrainian people, rather than to blindly pursue its strategic interests in the region. "I do hope very much that they will act responsibly and they will think not of their geopolitical interests, their unilateral interests, but they will think about the future of Ukraine, which is our biggest neighbor, the closest neighbor, the people of which are brothers and sisters to the Russian Federation population," Lavrov said in English.
The Right Sector far-right ultranationalist Ukrainian group is still active despite agreements reached in Geneva last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
The multilateral talks on a permanent Iranian nuclear deal was never meant to encompass discussion of Tehran's missile program, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday in an interview with RT TV channel.
For the 700 US public four-year colleges and universities the affirmative action loses its paramount importance in admission policies. Earlier on Tuesday the US Supreme Court upheld Michigan's law, ordering that the state has the right to determine whether racial criteria can be considered in college admissions. Racial quotas in employment and education were established in the US to ensure racial diversity. However, antagonists of such a measure claim that it is unfair and causes reverse discrimination.
The process of Syria's chemical disarmament is going on smoothly, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told RT TV channel Wednesday. "We signed a deal on the chemical disarmament of Syria. The process has been going very well," Lavrov said in English, citing satisfactory assessments by the UN and OPCW personnel participating in the process.
The Pentagon has signaled that it doesn't want the US sanctions against Russia over Ukraine to include Russia's state-owned arms exporting firm Rosoboronexport as that would mean a halt to supplies of Russian MI-17 helicopters for the Afghan Air Force under a US-Russian deal, the Christian Science Monitor newspaper reports.
On Wednesday India successfully test-fired its own supersonic surface-to-air Akash missile, local media reports. The launch was carried out from the test range at Chandipur in Odisha. The Akash missiles successfully hit an unmanned aircraft, Lakshya.
Genetically engineered soybeans, manufactured by American biotechnology corporation Monsanto, contain 'extremely' high levels of glyphosate, an active ingredient of Roundup herbicide, showed a study by Norwegian scientists.
An upgraded version of the Pantsir-S short-range air defense system will enter service with the Russian armed forces by the end of this year, a senior air force official said on Wednesday.
Russia continues supplying nuclear fuel to Ukraine's nuclear power plants.
Chinese couples who are unable to have children are going to ... America. By hiring American surrogates, they get around a ban on surrogacy in their own coutnry, as well as the country's birth limits. The practice - a new version of Chinese "birth tourism" - offers a solution to rising infertility in China, and even the added bonus of US citizenship for babies born in the States.
Leader of Ukraine's Right Sector ultra-right nationalist movement Dmitry Yarosh, who is wanted in Russia for terrorist crimes in Chechnya in 1994-95, has announced plans to create a special battalion, "Donbass", manned by activists from the Donetsk region, Ukrainian media report.