A Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner with 280 passengers and 15 crew on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, reports Interfax. The Boeing plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
The ascendancy of the Islamic State, an extremist Islamist group that has overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria, is forcing fighters in other rebel groups in Syria to defect or try to melt into civilian population.
"Archie: The Married Life Book Three" was removed from bookshelves because it featured same-sex marriage. Last week, Singapore's National Library Board said it would destroy three children's books seen as being pro-homosexual.
A civil court in The Hague ordered the Netherlands to compensate the families of more than 300 Bosnian Muslims killed in the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. The Netherlands was cleared of liability in the deaths of nearly 8,000 others.
At the request of the United Nations, Israel and Hamas say they will cease attacks for five hours on Thursday. On Wednesday, an Israeli gunboat shelled a beach off Gaza's coast, killing four young boys.
The British Open golf tournament takes place at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, starting Thursday. Tiger Woods is back. Check out some of the other big names and when they'll be teeing off in the first round.
He crisscrosses the country speaking at colleges and on military bases, blending humor, audience participation, and how-to advice to prompt people to think through a sometimes daunting subject – dating.
Parents of kidnapped girls snubbed a long-anticipated meeting with President Jonathan. Meanwhile, a Boko Haram militant, Ababukar Shekau releases a video that taunts hashtag group Bring Back Our Girls.