As crews scour the waters off Indonesia where AirAsia Flight 8501 went down, a couple of ships a few thousand kilometres to the south are quietly combing another patch of ocean for perhaps the most infamous missing plane of all time -- Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Russian state television has released a satellite photograph that it claims shows that a Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But the U.S. government dismissed the report as preposterous and online commentators called the photo a fake.
Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.
A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defence minister expressed confidence the plane will be found.
Australia's prime minister warned Monday that he intends to use tough language with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Australia next month in demanding full co-operation from Russia with the Dutch investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in July.
Dutch prosecutors say the body of one passenger of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask, raising questions about how much those on board knew about their fate when the plane plunged out of the sky above Eastern Ukraine in July.
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, far off Australia's west coast. Here's a rundown of the operation to look for the jet, which inexplicably vanished nearly seven months ago.