More than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution.
The long hunt for clues to Flight 370's fate set the tone for many of the headlines that defined 2014. It was a year that often left the public and its leaders grasping for answers.
Ukraine has been in upheaval after a series of protests and the February ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych. (File photo: Shutterstock)
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Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 3, 2014. An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people
Police detain a demonstrator during a protest against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri August 18, 2014.Reuters