Malaysia has said it is "almost certain" that debris found washed up on Reunion island is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. Officials are investigating whether it might have belonged to missing Flight MH370.
In the latest in a series of amnesties, Myanmar has ordered the release of 6,966 prisoners. Among them were 210 foreigners, including 155 Chinese nationals jailed last week for illegally logging in neighboring Myanmar.
Investigators have been dispatched to Reunion island to find out if debris came from missing Malaysian Boeing 777. No verified trace of the plane has been found since it mysteriously disappeared last year.
Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader who fought a protracted war against both Soviet Union and NATO in Afghanistan, has died due to illness. With his death the militant group has lost its most charismatic and unifying figure.