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Thai police say an Iranian man bought the airfares for two men who boarded a missing plane with stolen passports. Nearly three days after the Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people vanished between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, a search operation involving several countries has found no sign of the aircraft. Malaysia's civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman earlier said the pair were "not Asian-looking men". Thai Police Lt Col Ratchthapong Tia-sood has revealed that a travel agency in the beach resort of Pattaya, Grand Horizon, sold the tickets for the two men to an Iranian man known only as Mr Ali.
Other relatives have shouted at airline officials, even throwing plastic bottles. Many are angry with Malaysia Airlines for the lack of information but there is anger, too, with the Chinese authorities, with some saying they want senior government officials to visit them. Maira Elizabeth Nari, the daughter of chief steward Andrew Nari, wrote on Twitter: "God, the only thing I want is my father. Guo Qishun, whose son-in-law was on the missing plane, said: "We don't want to go to Malaysia now.
Oscar Pistorius has thrown up in court as details of the post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp were read out. Sky's Alex Crawford tweeted from court: "Oscar Pistorius is making regular loud retching noises and appears to be vomiting as details of post-mortem examination are read out." The judge repeatedly asked whether Pistorius is well enough to continue, and his lawyer Barry Roux said he wanted the evidence to carry on. Sky's Martin Brunt said: "He's cut a pretty sorry figure in the dock.
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.
Theresa Riggi, who killed her three children in an Edinburgh flat in 2010, has been found dead at a high security hospital. The 49-year-old was jailed for 16 years for killing her children, twins Gianluca and Austin, aged eight, and five-year-old Cecilia. After killing the three children, Riggi was badly injured after creating a gas explosion and jumping from the second floor balcony of the property. When emergency services arrived, Riggi was also found to have stab wounds which were believed to have been self-inflicted.
A woman had her arm mauled and broken during a second dog attack in the same city in just 24 hours.
The former deputy speaker of Britain's House of Commons sexually abused young men in parliament and at a Conservative party conference, a court heard on Monday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will make the first visit of his premiership to Israel this week, officials said Monday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dubbed Tuesday's Champions League last 16, second-leg clash at holders Bayern Munich as "Mission Possible" as they attempt to over-turn a two-goal deficit.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is to appear before a disciplinary commission on Tuesday after being charged with misconduct by the Football Association following his headbutt on Hull midfielder David Meyler.
The size of the UK economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by the summer, according to an upgraded forecast from the British Chambers of Commerce. The business lobby group believes the UK will grow by 2.8% this year and that the second quarter will see gross domestic product rise to the level seen in the first quarter of 2008. The group's director general, John Longworth, said Britain's economic recovery is gaining momentum. "Businesses across the UK are expanding and creating jobs, and our increasingly sunny predictions for growth are a testament to their drive and ambition," he said.
A former oil industry engineer-turned writer has been named the first-ever winner of a high-brow literary prize scooping £40,000 for his book of short stories.
Shots have been fired into the air by armed men who moved into a Ukrainian naval post in Crimea this afternoon, according to a Ukrainian defense minister. Pro-Russian forces have taken over military installations across Crimea in under a week, although Moscow officials have denied the uniformed units are theirs - a denial ridiculed by Kiev and the West. Sky's Ian Woods in Moscow said: "We don't know whether 'opening fire' is in the same context as the incident last week when Ukrainians marched to an airbase which was in Russian hands. Meanwhile, Moscow has drawn up proposals for resolving the Ukraine crisis which it intends to send to the US.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former security contractor Edward Snowden, addressing a sympathetic crowd at a tech-heavy Austin event on Monday from a secret location in Russia, said proposed reforms at the National Security Agency show that he was vindicated in leaking classified material. Snowden, facing arrest if he steps foot on U.S. soil, spoke via a video link to a packed house at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) gathering of tech industry experts, filmmakers and musicians. Last year, Snowden, who had been working at a National Security Agency (NSA) facility as an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, leaked a raft of secret documents that revealed a vast U.S. government system for monitoring phone and Internet data.
The desperate search for a Malaysian jet that vanished with 239 people aboard was significantly expanded Monday with frustrations mounting over the failure to find any trace of the plane.
Russia vowed on Monday to unveil its own solution to the Ukrainian crisis that would run counter to US efforts and would appear to leave room for Crimea to switch over to Kremlin rule.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the world of "hypocrisy" over Iran on Monday as he unveiled a shipment of arms allegedly dispatched to Gaza by Tehran.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said there is still much progress to be made to advance women's rights, despite recent strides, as he opened an annual conference on women Monday.