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More than 120 objects spotted in plane search

New satellite images provided by a French defense firm show 122 objects floating in the southern Indian Ocean, not far from other satellite sightings that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Malaysian transport minister said Wednesday.

Copenhagen Zoo kills 4 lions

A Danish zoo that made international headlines last month when it killed a healthy giraffe is once again in the news after it killed four lions to make way for a new male.

Pope accepts 'Bishop of Bling' resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a German bishop who was under investigation for spending $42 million on the renovation of his residence.

North Korea ups stakes with latest missile launch

North Korea is back to its old ways, it seems. South Korea's military has reported that its reclusive northern neighbor test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles Wednesday morning from a site north of Pyongyang into the sea off its east coast.

French watchdog: Social media firms greedy for data

France's top consumer watchdog filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing them of breaching Internet users' privacy, in the latest crackdown against data-collection policies.

Dutch fighters intercept plane

The Royal Dutch Air Force scrambled fighter jets on Monday to intercept a cargo plane that entered Dutch airspace without proper clearance as world leaders gathered in the Netherlands for a nuclear security summit.

Putin approval rate skyrockets

While Vladimir Putin faces international criticism over Crimea, at home his popularity is indisputable.

9 questions linger

The families of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been told the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Texts a 'poor way to deliver news'

For weeks, families of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 endured an agonizing wait -- desperate for word of the fate of their loved ones. But when the first piece of definitive news finally arrived, for some of them it came not from a personal phone call or meeting, but a text message.

Ukraine's acting defense minister ousted

Ukraine's Parliament dismissed the country's acting defense minister on Tuesday, a day after the acting president ordered Ukraine's military to leave the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea as Russian forces consolidated their control there.

Japan agrees to hand over nuclear material to US

Japan and the United States have co-signed an agreement to remove and dispose of hundreds of kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and separated plutonium from the Asian nation.

Pistorius trial prosecution rests case

The prosecution in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius rested its case Tuesday, after a day's evidence in which the defense highlighted text messages suggesting he had a loving relationship with girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.