The star says in a Facebook video he's "afraid of what people are thinking of me right now" after a series of controversies.
Data recorders recovered from the seabed give investigators a "pretty clear picture" of the moment flight QZ8501 came down.
The 90-year-old is elevated to the role by his fellow heads of state, but the move is expected harm relations with the West.
Sky News speaks to families caught up in a war that has killed thousands, as the EU agrees fresh sanctions over the crisis.
A lawyer describes the California-based company's app as the "modern day equivalent of electronic hitch-hiking".
Eugene de Kock had been serving two life terms plus 212 years - despite being granted amnesty for most of his offences.
Will Gadd was just feet away from a raging waterfall as he climbed a 40-metre-high gorge at the world famous tourist attraction.
A building belonging to broadcaster NOS is evacuated in Hilversum after a man with a gun demands airtime.
The Death Row Records founder's lawyer says he was "trying to escape" after an argument broke out on a film set in Compton.
As Fiji awards compensation to its soldiers, the country's PM says he is "not prepared to wait for Britain to do the right thing".