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Investigators searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared with 239 people on board have said all security checks were followed.
The brother of one of the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight has said he will "not give up hope", despite a warning from officials to expect the worst. Tom Wood's brother Philip was among three Americans on board flight MH370 when it disappeared between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Also on board the Boeing 777-200 was Paul Weeks, a New Zealander who survived the devastating earthquake in Christchurch in 2011. Many of the 239 passengers on the plane were from China, where a group of families have signed a statement, demanding Malaysia Airlines "publicise the truth" about what happened to the plane.
Oscar Pistorius has thrown up in court as details of the post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp were read out.
The discovery of changes in the blood may signify the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease and scientists have developed a new test which could detect if a person will develop dementia within three years. For the first time, they have shown differences in blood biomarkers between those with Alzheimer's before symptoms occur and those who will not develop it. Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC examined 525 participants aged 70 and over and monitored them for five years. One of the study's authors, Professor Howard Federoff, said: "We consider our results a major step toward the commercialisation of a preclinical disease biomarker test that could be useful for large-scale screening to identify at-risk individuals."
Worried scientists said Sunday they had found four new ozone-destroying gases in the atmosphere, most likely put there by humans in the last 50-odd years despite a ban on these dangerous compounds.
A two-year-old poodle called Ricky won the Best in Show award at the Crufts festival, the world's largest annual dog show that this year attracted more than 21,000 entrants.
Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans used his "power and influence" to sexually assault men despite being warned about his behaviour, a court heard. Mark Heywood QC said: "Within the Palace of Westminster, in his constituency and in his own political party, Mr Evans was, during the decade with which you are concerned, a very well-known and powerful individual. "The prosecution case against Mr Evans is that he, often when in drink, pressed his sexual attentions on those younger men, using or trading on his position of influence." Nine MPs and two former MPs have been named as prosecution witnesses in the trial of the former deputy speaker.
By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - The British government named outsourcer Capita as the preferred bidder for a 10-year, 400 million pound ($669 million) contract to manage its military estate on Monday, gaining an edge over rival Serco. The move comes as a blow to embattled rival Serco, which had hoped to win the contract to help ease fears over the state of its relationship with the British government following a series of high profile contract failures. The Ministry of Defence instead said it had chosen a consortium, led by Capita, as the front runner to work on overhauling the 21-billion pound Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) which accounts for 1 percent of the country's land mass. The Ministry of Defence said the contract has the potential to deliver substantial savings of up to 300 million pounds a year from the DIO's 3.3 billion pounds annual running costs.
A woman has said she was "frozen in fear" during an alleged sex attack by Max Clifford. She was 14 years old at the time and claims Clifford, then in his 20s, offered her a lift in his car and said he had "something to show her". She told Southwark Crown Court: "He put my seat right back and then he tried to force himself upon me basically.
A soldier has been arrested on suspicion of murdering another serviceman at an Army barracks over the weekend.
The Bank of England will delay raising interest rates from their record low 0.5 percent if sterling strengthens further, deputy governor Charlie Bean said on Monday. Bean said in a question and answer session after a speech that sterling's current level was fine, but that a further appreciation might cause the BoE to undershoot its 2 percent inflation target over the medium term. "If sterling appreciated, it would potentially reduce inflation because import prices would be weaker ... so we would be more likely to undershoot the inflation target in the medium term, and that would mean we would need to keep policy looser for longer than would otherwise be the case," he said.
CCTV footage of a ram raid on a computer store has been released by police hunting thieves who made off with video game consoles. A stolen black Vauxhall Vectra estate was twice driven into the roller shutters of the premises, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans used his "powerful" influence to sexually assault seven young men, a court has been told.
A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a soldier was found at a barracks in Shropshire.
Shots have been reportedly fired from automatic rifles by Russian troops while taking over a Ukrainian naval post in Crimea.
Violence in the Central African Republic has forced almost all of the country's Muslim minority to flee amid fears the conflict could turn into ethnic cleansing, a top UN official warned Monday.
A decade after Al-Qaeda-inspired bombers blew apart four Madrid commuter trains, killing 191 people, Spain's government warned the country remains a target.
By Feras Bosalum and Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's parliament has ordered a special force be sent within one week to "liberate" all rebel-held ports in the volatile east, officials said on Monday, raising the stakes over a blockage that has cut off vital oil revenues. The two sides seemed to be heading for military confrontation after a North Korean-flagged tanker finished loading crude worth $30 million (18 million pounds) at rebel-held Es Sider port despite a government threat to bomb the ship. Western powers worry the North African country will slide deeper into chaos or even break apart as the government struggles to control militias who helped oust Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but now defy state authority. Parliament ordered the formation of a military force made up of regular soldiers and allied militias from across Libya to free the ports, which previously handled a total of more than 700,000 barrels of oil per day.
Colombian voters showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas by giving the country's president a majority in Congress, but also electing his conservative rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to the senate.
A notorious drug lord falsely reported dead in 2010 has been killed in a Mexican shootout.