Fighting between South Sudan and its rival, Sudan, could restart a 20-year civil war that claimed the lives of millions. It could also affect the price Americans pay for car fuel, China’s ability to keep its economy growing, and the stability of the region. Here’s a few reasons to pay attention to the fighting in Sudan.
Somali pirates in 2011 attacked 237 boats in the oceans around northeast Africa. In 2014 there have been seven attacks, all failed.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: With the origin of the underwater pings now in doubt and the search stalled, what do the officials heading up the hunt for Flight 370 have to say? Here, Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, answers some of the most pressing questions.
The data release opens the door for armchair analysts, amateur sleuths, and experts to run their own analyses. But the new mapping effort is likely more significant.
The government on Tuesday released 45 pages of satellite data it used to determine that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, close to three months after the Malaysian jet disappeared, as the underwater hunt for the jet is poised to pause until later in the summer while new, powerful sonar equipment is obtained.