Malaysian Airlines missing flight: Live Report
Search and rescue One of its jets crashed in 1977 in southern Malaysia, killing all 93 passengers and seven crew. A smaller Twin Otter aircraft, operated by its unit MASwings, crashed upon landing in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo island last October, killing a co-pilot and a passenger.
Republicans gain momentum in close fight for U.S. Senate
By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight months before the November 4 elections, Republicans have expanded the number of competitive races for U.S. Senate seats and have a growing chance of gaining control of that chamber and stalling Democratic President Barack Obama's second-term agenda. Public dissatisfaction with the president, concerns about his healthcare overhaul and a sluggish economy, and a series of retirements by key Democratic senators in conservative states have made a rugged year for Democrats even more so, analysts and strategists in both parties say. Republicans, who are widely expected to retain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, need a net gain of six seats to take back the 100-member Senate. Although the primary season is just starting and the candidates in many races are not set, polls suggest Republicans have boosted their odds of gaining additional Senate seats by becoming competitive in politically divided states such as Michigan and Colorado, where a year ago they were given little chance of winning.
Factbox: Inside the key races for the U.S. Senate in 2014
By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans must pick up a net of six seats from Democrats to regain control of the U.S. Senate in the November 4 elections. The key battles are likely to play out in these 13 states: ALASKA - Democratic Senator Mark Begich is running for a second term in this conservative state, and three Republicans will compete in an August primary for the right to challenge him. ...
Azarenka limps out of Indian Wells
Indian Wells (United States) (AFP) - A hobbled Victoria Azarenka bowed out of the second round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters and WTA hardcourt tournament, falling in straight sets to American Lauren Davis.
China draws red line' on North Korea, says won't allow war on peninsula
China declared a "red line" on North Korea on Saturday, saying that China will not permit chaos or war on the Korean peninsula, and that peace can only come through denuclearization. China is North Korea's most important diplomatic and economic supporter, though Beijing's patience with Pyongyang has been severely tested following three nuclear tests and numerous bouts of saber rattling, including missile launches. "The Korean peninsula is right on China's doorstep.