Vietnamese rescue planes searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 passengers spotted two large oil slicks in the sea, officials say. Boats are beign sent to the area.
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Three Gulf monarchies recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in an unprecedented escalation of tension with fellow-members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
The European Union has endorsed a negotiating mandate for a political and cooperation agreement with Cuba.
The second round of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition begins on Monday in Geneva.
Negotiators for Pakistan's government and the Pakistani Taliban met for more than three hours on Thursday in a first round of peace talks.