The Communist Party has expelled one of its most senior retired military leaders from its ranks for alleged corruption, as President Xi Jinping deepens a campaign to clean up and modernise China's armed forces.
Kate Aubusson Remnants of a badly damaged suitcase have reportedly been found close to where plane debris, suspected to be part of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, has been recovered on Reunion Island.
Philip Wen Families of the Chinese passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have reacted with caution and disbelief over the news that wreckage from the plane may have been found.
Tom Allard After tensions over the Bali nine executions and boat turnbacks, the Australian and Indonesian foreign ministers will meet next week for the first time since Australia's ambassador was recalled from Jakarta
Matt O'Sullivan Air-safety investigators say that wreckage, if confirmed to be from MH370, will help piece together the final moments of the jetliner's crash.
Aviation experts say it is likely that a large object that washed up on the shore of Reunion, an island in the Indian Ocean, overnight is wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that vanished more than a year ago.
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Ruth Pollard There was no announcement from the court. No judge's associate fronted the assembled defendants, lawyers and embassy representatives to inform them the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, had been delayed.
James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop have launched a blistering attack on Russia after it killed off a UN push for an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
Ruth Pollard Ruth Pollard is in Cairo for the retrial of Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues on terrorism charges. Follow her live tweets here.