Readers of The New York Times were greeted last Saturday by an unusual sight – a dead body, on page one. The photo, by Reuters' Maxim Zmeyev, was of a victim of the MH17 plane disaster, and showed a pair of legs underneath a sheet of plastic, on top of which had been placed a red flower.
The daughter of Vladimir Putin has felt the full force of the global backlash towards her father in the wake of the MH17 disaster.
It is an eerie feeling. There would be silence but for the tinkling sound of the flags, flying at half-mast, clattering against their poles in the wind.
There has been no formal response from eastern Ukraine rebel separatists to plans for a foreign force, possibly several-hundred strong, to investigate and secure the MH17 crash site. But signals the rebels sent on Friday suggest a reluctance to have more than 20 or 30 foreigners on their turf.
The remains of a further 75 victims of the Malaysian Airlines missile disaster have been taken to a specialist forensic facility in the Netherlands overnight.
The crash of an Algerian passenger plane is the third fatal airline incident in a week, meaning 2014 could be the worst year for air crash deaths in almost a decade.
Finding answers: 'How long did it take to get justice in the Lockerbie case?'
Prime Minister Tony Abbott should travel to Jakarta to attend the inauguration of the new Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, in an attempt to forge a strong personal relationship to shore up fragile bilateral ties, one analyst has said.
Australia's Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, added a wreath of eucalyptus to the thousands of flowers left at the entrance to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in memory of the MH17 victims.
Jakarta: The day after Indonesian voters produced a tight and heavily contested presidential election result, two distinct views emerged about what would happen next.