Investigators say a yellow object seen floating in the sea is not a life raft from the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared with 239 people on board.
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 are read out. Sky's Alex Crawford, who is in court, said: "Oscar Pistorius is making regular loud retching noises and appears to be vomiting as details of post-mortem examination are read out." She said a court official lifted a microphone away from Pistorius to "lessen the sound". The judge has repeatedly asked whether Pistorius is well enough to continue, and his lawyer Barry Roux says he wants the evidence to carry on.
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.
A woman has said she was "frozen in fear" during an alleged sex attack by Max Clifford.
The Speaker of the House of Commons is to give evidence in the trial of MP Nigel Evans, who is accused of various sexual offences.
Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o and Senegalese Demba Ba stole the show as Chelsea thumped Tottenham 4-0 at the weekend to take a seven-point English Premier League lead.
Labour is including a £5.5bn "jobs guarantee" in its manifesto under which the long-term unemployed will be told to take up taxpayer-subsidised work or lose their benefits.
The owner of a dog that mauled a woman in Lincoln and left her with serious head injuries has been arrested, police said on Monday.
Britain's economy will overtake its pre-recession peak by the summer of this year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said on Monday.
With Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table, manager Jose Mourinho's insistence that his side cannot be considered title favourites is beginning to ring hollow.
David Cameron and Angela Merkel have warned Russia of "further consequences" if Moscow attempts to legitimise any attempt by Crimea to break away from Ukraine following a referendum scheduled for March 16.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has submitted a request to settle permanently in Switzerland, a spokeswoman said on Monday. The 50-year-old former oil tycoon was granted a three-month Schengen visa by Switzerland at the end of last year and arrived by train in Basel from Berlin at the start of January to take his two youngest sons back to school. A spokeswoman for Khodorkovsky confirmed he had submitted a request for permanent residency in Switzerland, but she declined to give any further details on where exactly he was hoping to make his home. ...
Ukraine sought urgent Western backing on Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted that Crimea had the right to join his country even while hinting at a readiness for dialogue.
Mystery deepened Monday over the fate of a Malaysian jet carrying 239 people, as tests on oil slicks scotched suspicions it was aircraft fuel while the search for debris failed to yield any trace of the missing aircraft.
The cameraman who filmed the death of Steve Irwin has revealed how the Australian "Crocodile Hunter" was stabbed "100 times" by a stingray within seconds.
By Pascal Fletcher MALABO (Reuters) - On land cleared of tropical forest, gleaming new office towers, apartment blocks, homes and highways dazzle the eye in Equatorial Guinea, Sub-Saharan Africa's No. 3 energy producer where oil and gas revenues have fed a frenzy of construction. But cutting away the jungle is proving easier for President Teodoro Obiang Nguema than shedding his central African nation's dark image as a reclusive, repressive and graft-ridden poster child of the "resource curse". ...
US president Barack Obama is to hold talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the White House as part of the diplomatic efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis peacefully.