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The plane was last detected by civilian authorities off Malaysia's east coast, but military data suggested the jet was on the other side of the country. In a puzzling turn, Malaysian military officials, citing radar data, reportedly say the jet changed course over the sea, crossed Malaysia and reached the Strait of Malacca. It comes as Malaysia Airlines investigates a report that the co-pilot on the missing flight had invited two women to stay in the cockpit for the duration of a trip two years ago . :: Sky News will be showing a 12-minute special report on the story so far of the missing flight MH370 at 8.30pm.
Malaysia Airlines is investigating claims the co-pilot on its missing plane invited two women into the cockpit for the duration of a flight two years ago. Australian woman Jonti Roos says Fariq Abdul Hamid and another pilot talked to her and her friend, smoked and posed for photos during the Malaysia Airlines flight. Ms Roos told Channel Nine's A Current Affair the arrangement did not seem unusual to the plane's crew. She said she and her friend stayed in the cockpit for the entire one-hour flight from Phuket, Thailand, to Kuala Lumpur in December 2011.
:: Sky News will be showing a 12-minute special report on the story so far of the missing flight MH370 at 8.30pm. The plane's manifest contained 12 crew from Malaysia and 227 passengers from 14 different countries: 153 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, seven Indonesians, six Australians, five Indians, four French, three Americans, two each from Iran (both travelling on fake passports), New Zealand, Ukraine and Canada, and 1 each from Russia, Taiwan and Netherlands. Among the passengers was a 19-strong group of prominent artists returning from an exhibition in Malaysia. Four areas of investigation are focused on the possibility of human involvement: hijacking, sabotage, psychological problems or personal problems with passengers or crew.
An application for a further appeal against the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber will be submitted by victims' families "within weeks", it has been revealed.
More than half of women drink more than the recommended limits during the first three months of pregnancy, a study suggests.
African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said.
A Briton convicted of plotting an Al-Qaeda plane bombing gave a New York court chilling new details Tuesday about a separate 2001 plan for a Malaysian pilot to blast his way into a jet's cockpit.
England set hosts the West Indies 153 to win the second Twenty20 match after they made 152 for seven at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, on Tuesday.
The general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, Bob Crow, has died at the age of 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack. Mr Crow was taken to hospital after reportedly complaining of feeling unwell on Monday but died in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who regularly sparred with Mr Crow, said he was a "fighter and a man of character". :: Watch Sky News live on television, on Sky channel 501, Virgin Media channel 602, Freeview channel 82 and Freesat channel 202.
A suspected armed robber has been arrested in central London after he was knocked off a moped and wrestled to the ground by a member of the public. Police said four people - two on a moped and two on a motorcycle - tried to steal items from the H Stain jewellers in Victoria Street at around 1pm on Tuesday.
By David Milliken and Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney signalled he was not concerned that Britain's economy was close to overheating, despite a strong recovery since last year, putting himself in the dovish camp among policymakers. Speaking to lawmakers on Tuesday, Carney said the amount of spare capacity in the economy was probably slightly more than 1.5 percent of gross domestic product, suggesting the BoE can hold off on raising interest rates for longer. Carney also said Britain's natural rate of unemployment could be less than the Bank has estimated, meaning the labour market can strengthen further without pushing up inflation.
A have-a-go hero wrestled an axe-wielding robber to the ground after a smash and grab raid near Buckingham Palace.
Three men who prosecutors say were sexually assaulted by MP Nigel Evans did not consider themselves victims of any offence, a jury heard today.
A Westminster worker who alleged Nigel Evans sexually assaulted him in 2002 told a friend he was going to "punch" the MP following the incident, a court has heard. The man told Preston Crown Court Evans put his hand down the back of his trousers at the Sanctuary bar in Soho during a night out with friends.
By Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after rebels humiliated the government by loading crude on a tanker that fled from naval forces, officials said, in a sign of the worsening chaos in the OPEC member state. Libyan gunboats later chased the tanker along Libya's eastern Mediterranean coast and opened fire, damaging it, a military spokesman said. Western powers fear the vast North African state could even break apart with the government struggling to rein in armed militias and tribesmen who helped oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but want to grab power and oil revenues. Zeidan, who came to power in 2012 after Libya's first free parliamentary vote following four decades of quirky one-man rule by Gaddafi, had been facing opposition from Islamists and the public blaming him for Libya's anarchic transition since 2011.
The share of seats held by women in parliaments around the world rose 1.5 percentage points in the past year to a record 21.8 percent, almost doubling since 1995, a study by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and U.N. Women showed on Tuesday. Yet John Hendra, U.N. Women's deputy executive director for policy and program, warned that "at this pace, it will take decades to reach gender parity in parliaments." He said temporary special measures such as quotas, support of political parties, and a strong women's movement were key factors for boosting the number of women in parliaments around the world. "These barriers include gender bias and discrimination, cultural attitudes that see women as less able and worthy to lead, the challenge of raising sufficient campaign funds, tackling corruption and vote buying, and inadequate support from political parties and the media." The study found that in executive government women held 17.1 percent of ministerial posts, up from 16.1 percent in 2008.
Poland and the Baltic states are worried that the reliance of European powerhouse Germany on Russian natural gas undermines Western leverage against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
A public row erupted Tuesday between the CIA and the US lawmakers who oversee its intelligence work, with the agency's director angrily denying claims it spied on Senate staff.
The flashpoint Crimean peninsula's parliament voted on Tuesday for independence from Ukraine ahead of a referendum on joining Russia while Washington and Moscow locked horns in one of their fiercest clashes since the Cold War.
Libya's premier was ousted by parliament Tuesday after a tanker laden with crude oil from a rebel-held terminal broke through a naval blockade and escaped to sea, underscoring the weakness of the central government.