KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official.
CAIRO - Three protesters were killed and dozens wounded as Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt on Friday, the health ministry and security sources said.
Subrata Roy's arrest last week and the court case over an outlawed bond scheme are raising fears among some investors who worry they will not get their money back. Roy, head of the Sahara conglomerate which has business interests from shopping malls and life insurance to finance and real estate, was sent to Delhi's Tihar Jail. Full Article
There have been 225 reported cases of acid attacks on women from 2010 to 2012, according to a response from the National Crime Records Bureau to a Right to Information request. Thirty-one were reported in the New Delhi region, and activists say the numbers are much higher than what have been reported. Full Article
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Narendra Modi, who leads opinion polls ahead of next month's general election, faces pressure from anti-graft Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) attacking his economic model on his home turf, the thriving state of Gujarat. Full Article
Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula. Full Article | Related Story
Unseeded American Lauren Davis secured the first big upset of the BNP Paribas Open when she ousted third seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the second round in Indian Wells. It is the first time 20-year-old Davis, ranked 66th, has beaten an opponent inside the top 20. Full Article
Drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has recalled more than 64,000 bottles of the generic versions of its cholesterol-lowering drug in the United States due to reports of a dose mix-up, U.S. regulators said. This is at least the third recall of generic Lipitor over the past two years. Full Article
Voting for the 2014 general election will begin on April 7. More than 814 million people — a number larger than the population of Europe — will be eligible to vote in the world’s biggest democratic exercise. Article
Bill Gross, the co-founder and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment Management Co, has accused departing CEO Mohamed El-Erian of seeking to "undermine" him by talking to The Wall Street Journal about deepening tensions between the two executives who have been jointly running the world's largest bond house. Full Article
Global cost-of-living surveys make the wage bargaining ritual in multinationals appear dependent on data. Such exercises fail the test of people revealing their preferences by their decisions. If a company used the study to ask its employees in Mumbai to tone down their wage expectations in 2014, they will make a beeline to recruiters’ offices - to search for jobs in Singapore. Full Article
The Swiss Bank Employees Association has told an uncomfortable truth: it was “generally known” that for many years some of their employers profited from customers’ “tax evasion.” That is incontestable, as many of the banks’ managers concede. But the practice raises a question about ethics and business. Why were neither the managers of the Swiss banks nor their employees worried by this business model? Commentary
A bad monsoon in India is the one that fails to deliver enough rain most of the time. This year, a lack of rainclouds could be the silver lining that the government needs. India has no place left to store more grain, and can ill afford a hefty payout to farmers for the truckloads of produce that another monsoon could produce. Full Article | Slideshow