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Search and rescue teams have expanded their search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to include a vast area on the west peninsula of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca. The new search area, well beyond the projected flight path of the plane, was confirmed by Malaysia Airlines on Tuesday morning as they continue to look at the possibility the plane attempted to turn back towards Kuala Lumpur. Nine aircraft and 24 ships are currently deployed.
The pathologist who conducted an autopsy on the girlfriend Oscar Pistorius shot on Valentine's Day is continuing to give his evidence at the athelete's murder trial. Pistorius arrived at court earlier for a seventh day on trial for murdering Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. The double amputee Olympian faces another difficult day at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria as Professor Gert Saayman resumed his testimony about the injuries Miss Steenkamp suffered.
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group, Euan Sutherland, has quit amid continuing turmoil at the mutual, Sky sources say.
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.
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.
By Belinda Goldsmith EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's nationalist leader Alex Salmond has more than independence on his mind. The combative politician has come to embody self-rule, always sporting a lapel pin or tie with Scotland's white-and-blue crossed Saltire flag. But with polls showing that Scots remain doubtful about separation from the rest of the United Kingdom in a September 18 referendum, people who know Salmond well say he has positioned himself to come out ahead no matter what happens in the vote. The rest of Britain may view the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) as a rebellious hot-head who was thrown out of the UK parliament in 1988 for protesting at plans to try out a new tax on the Scots, and who last month called UK MPs "thieves" for their management of North Sea oil off the coast of Scotland.
Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans used his "power and influence" to sexually assault men despite being warned about his behaviour, a court has heard. The prosecutor said Evans used his position to abuse seven young men, even raping one of them last year, in the belief that his standing meant no one would complain about him. Prosecuting, Mark Heywood QC said: "Mr Evans was spoken to.
A woman who says she has almost two stone (12 kilos) of spare skin after losing more than half her body weight is supporting new national guidelines for corrective surgery. Kerry Trotter, 39, wants a body contouring operation to remove excess skin on her stomach, arms and legs after a gastric bypass helped reduce her weight from 27 stone (171 kilos) four years ago to 11 stone (70 kilos) today.
A soldier who police suspect was murdered at a barracks in Shropshire has been named as Corporal Geoffrey McNeill. The 32-year-old, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, was discovered at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill at 9am on Saturday. The victim's brother, Jason McNeill, paid tribute to his sibling, who was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim. Detective Inspector Steve Tonks, of West Mercia Police, said: "The investigation is in its early stages and extensive enquiries are continuing."
One Direction singer Harry Styles has won permanent injunctions against four paparazzi photographers as part of harassment proceedings he launched last year. The star went to court as a last resort after he was unable to prevent photographers from pursuing him by car or motorcycle or waiting outside his home. Speaking at the High Court, his barrister said he was "happy to inform" Mr Justice Dingemans that the four defendants consented to permanent injunctions - while efforts were continuing to identify other photographers. David Sherborne said 20-year-old Styles, who was not in court for the hearing, was very keen to emphasise that he was not seeking a "privacy injunction", nor was he trying to prevent fans from approaching him in the street and taking photographs as he was "happy with that".
Jump racing's showpiece The Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday but the 2014 edition will be known as the 'year of the cloud' according to leading Irish trainer Willie Mullins because of a doping case involving another Irish handler.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping for deja vu when the Gunners face Bayern Munich away in Tuesday's Champions League last 16, second-leg clash.
Russell Crowe's epic £75m ($125m) film Noah has been banned in three Arab countries on religious grounds. Noah, who in the Bible's Book of Genesis built the ark that saved his family and many pairs of animals from a great flood, is revered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The National Media Council (NMC), the UAE body responsible for approving films, said Noah, directed by Black Swan's Darren Aronofsky,"conflicts with (many) religions". "Out of respect for these religious sentiments, we are banning the film," said Juma Obaid al Leem, director of the Media Content Tracking Department at the NMC.
Malaysian police said Tuesday they had identified one of two men who boarded a missing Malaysian jet with fake passports as a 19-year-old Iranian believed to be seeking to emigrate to Germany.
In his first year, Pope Francis has blown a breath of fresh air through the Catholic Church that has been felt across the globe.
Japan observed a moment of silence Tuesday to mark the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away thousands of victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked the nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.
Oscar Pistorius's murder trial was on Tuesday set to hear more details on the autopsy of his slain girlfriend, a day after the star sprinter threw up as he listened to a graphic account of the gunshot injuries he inflicted on his lover.
Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Tuesday landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay of more than half a year aboard the International Space Station.