As relatives of passengers wait, an Indonesian official has confirmed no distress signal was sent from the QZ8501 cockpit.
Efforts to rescue 466 people on board a ferry on fire between Greece and Italy are being hampered by bad weather.
Snow and icy weather is sweeping Europe, stranding drivers overnight and leaving thousands of homes without power in Britain.
Cruise ship worker who tried to kill woman after hiding in her room faces tough penalty because his crime was so extreme.
A dozen people are dead and thousands displaced by floods in Malaysia and Thailand.
Internet goes out in the secretive Asia state, as its war of words with Barack "monkey" Obama continues.
Sweden's government announce deal to sideline anti-immigration party and avert a fresh election.
Thousands of police and mourners fill NYC church and streets for funeral of slain police officer.
Officials reprimanded after construction firm employs HIV/AIDS sufferers to scare residents into vacating houses.
Leader of Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a US$3 million bounty on his head, surrenders in Somalia.
He worked closely with US forces in Iraq. Now he sits in a tent using a scalpel to gouge shrapnel out of his mangled legs.
North Korea has called US President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blames the US for shutting down its internet amid the hacking row over the comedy The Interview.
Holidaymakers were looking forward to flying to Bali. Then they received a text on Christmas Day.
A top floor fire forced 40 people to flee an inner-city Sydney block of flats.
Uniformed officers and other mourners joined a huge line to pay their respects for one of two slain NYPD officers, as the rift between City Hall and the police department widened.
Jesus may have been born in a barn but this Christmas baby has a way better story to tell.
Kiev and pro-Russian separatists begin exchange of hundreds of prisoners, part of 12-point peace plan.
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on 90s TV show Saved by the Bell, has been charged with stabbing a man during a bar fight.
The Vatican said it arrested a Femen women's rights activist on Christmas Day after she bared her breasts and grabbed a statue of the baby Jesus from a nativity scene in St. Peter's Square.
Brain-dead woman taken off life support after a ruling that her 18-week-old foetus was doomed to die.
"I'm not guilty," Philip Blackwood says about claims he used Buddha to promote his bar.
Nearly 1250 migrants rescued from Mediterranean over Christmas period, with five bodies recovered.
Two largest card companies, Visa and MasterCard, no longer support bank cards being used in Crimea.
Russia states NATO's military buildup near its border as main threat in new military doctrine.
At least nine people suspected of being militants, including four foreigners, were killed in two separate drone strikes in north-western Pakistan, a security official said.
A Sri Lankan village ravaged by the Indian Ocean tsunami ten years ago looks toward a brighter future.
Man on drugs charges in Thailand is the third Kiwi to face drug allegations in Asia in recent weeks.
A Kiwi bar manager charged with insulting Buddhism will be back in a Myanmar court today.
President says Afghanistan will not "be a source of terrorist attacks again" ahead of mission ending next week.
Panda cub at American zoo finally comes down from tree she scaled after touching live wire.