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Thai police say an Iranian man bought the airfares for two men who boarded a missing plane with stolen passports.
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.
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.
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 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.
A mother who stabbed her three young children to death has been found dead in a high security hospital.
Homeowners are being offered a new way to potentially save money on their energy bills - QR (or quick response) codes.
Several hundred doctors and medical students protested conditions in Venezuela's hospitals Monday, citing shortages of medicines and critical supplies in the troubled oil-rich country.
El Salvador's presidential runoff was hung up Monday in a near tie between an ex-guerrilla leader and an arch conservative mayor as tension mounted over who would be proclaimed the winner.
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 Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Three northeastern provinces of Syria face an "alarming" food crisis, although access to relieve the impact of civil war has improved somewhat elsewhere, a U.N. aid agency said on Monday. Western powers and U.N. human rights investigators have accused the Syrian government of a policy of "starvation until submission" to punish tens of thousands of civilians in rebel-held areas. Opposition forces are besieging two Shi'ite Muslim villages with a total of 45,000 people in Aleppo province. ...
Unidentified gunmen have seized two Ukrainian journalists in Crimea, Reporters Without Borders said on Monday, warning that those behind attacks on the media were trying to turn the region into a "black hole for news". "The forces controlling the Crimea are responsible for the fate of these journalists," Christophe Deloire, secretary general for the press freedom watchdog, said in a statement. Tension in the Black Sea peninsula has been growing since pro-Russian separatists took control of the regional parliament, declaring Crimea part of the Russian Federation and announcing a referendum for March 16 to confirm this. In little more than a week, Russian forces have taken over military installations across Crimea, home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
By Nelson Renteria and Michael O'Boyle SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A former Marxist rebel commander's tiny lead in El Salvador's presidential election is irreversible, the country's electoral tribunal said on Monday even as his right-wing challenger declared he was the real winner. Salvador Sanchez Ceren of the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), which as a rebel group fought a string of U.S.-backed governments in the 1980-92 civil war, claimed victory on Sunday after preliminary results showed he won 50.11 percent support. Challenger Norman Quijano, the 67-year-old former mayor of San Salvador and candidate of the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) party, had 49.89 percent support. "We put our technical teams to work all night, which is why I can tell you with certainty that the result of this election is irreversible," Eugenio Chicas, head of El Salvador's electoral tribunal, told reporters.