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The mystery of MH370 goes to the heart of our fears | Stephanie Merritt

The satirical website the Onion said it best on Thursday. The investigation into the fate of flight MH370 had been widened, it declared, “to encompass not only the possibilities of mechanical failure, pilot error, terrorist activity or a botched hijacking, but also the overarching scope of space, time and humankind’s place in the universe”. Is

Malaysia flight MH370 hunt sees suspicion and cooperation

Thirteen nations are now involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Photograph: Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA In a region often fraught with tensions over territory and shifting power, the sight of 13 countries co-operating for a common goal is rare and welcome. Yet questions over the use and sharing of information during the hunt

MH370: search for missing plane extends to the Indian ocean – live updates

The Malaysian authorities now appear to have a more open mind to reports that the plane sent out signals hours after it lost contact with air traffic control. In yesterday’s press conference they tersely dismissed such reports as “inaccurate”. But now the Ministry of Transport has tempered that stance. In its latest statement it said:

Recipe for revolt: what do Ukraine, Turkey and Thailand have in common?

A demonstrator builds a barricade in Kiev during protests that brought down Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP If one lesson can be drawn from the spate of street revolts rippling around the globe from south-east Asia to Europe to Latin America, it is that every revolution is different. At the same time, it

MH370: Missing plane could have kept flying four hours after disappearing, U.S. investigators say – live

When exactly MH370 disappeared from Malaysian radar screens has become the source of much confusion today. The Guardian’s China correspondent, Tania Branigan, gives us this overview. Details of when MH370 was last seen are highly confusing, so bear with me: When the flight first went missing, Malaysia Airlines said repeatedly that its last contact was

MH370: no sign of debris detected by Chinese satellite – live updates

Malaysia Airlines appears to have downplayed reports that Rolls Royce, the engine makers of the missing plane, may have received two sets of data on its whereabouts. Earlier this week the New Scientist revealed that one set of data tracked the plane after take-off and a second recorded it was during the climb towards Beijing.

From Cairo to Caracas: democracies shaken by protest – in pictures

From Cairo to Caracas: democracies shaken by protest – in pictures | World news | Some of the common factors behind the revolts from Egypt to Venezuela and from Thailand to Bosnia include ineffective institutions, misgovernance, deteriorating economic performance, failing social cohesion, the alienation of younger generations, ethnic and nationalist tensions and a lack

Asian Development Bank failing in mission to protect poor and vulnerable

ADB did not consult the families affected during the design of the project and so has failed to compensate them for their compulsory relocation. Photograph: AFP In its efforts to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has placed good governance, civil society, accountability and information disclosure among its key