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The Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader Bob Crow has died at the age of 52, the union has confirmed. In a brief statement the RMT said: "It is with the deepest regret that RMT has to confirm that our general secretary Bob Crow sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. "RMT would request that all media respect the privacy of the friends and family of Bob Crow at this distressing time." Mr Crow died of aneurysm and heart attack, according to LBC radio station.
One of two men who used false passports to board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was an Iranian asylum seeker and not believed to belong to a terrorist group, say police. It came as search and rescue teams expanded their search for the aircraft to include a vast area on the west peninsula of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca. :: Sky News will be showing a 12-minute special report on the story so far of the missing flight MH370 at 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm, and 8.30pm. Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad was travelling with the stolen Austrian passport.
Oscar Pistorius "laughed" after firing his gun through the sunroof of a car while with friends, a court has heard. Darren Fresco, identified by witnesses as being with the runner on two occasions when a gun was fired in public, told North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria the gunshot made him flinch. He said he asked Pistorius if he was " ******* mad". :: Sky News' live coverage of the trial is under way, and a special highlights programme will be broadcast every weekday at 9.30pm.
The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran in retaliation for a US strike on an Iranian passenger plane, a documentary has claimed.
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.
Ukraine's ousted president has warned of civil war in his country, as officials from Western powers gathered in London to discuss possible sanctions in response to the current crisis.
Prominent rail union leader Bob Crow has died aged 52, the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union announced Tuesday.
Cheryl Cole is returning to The X Factor after four years to revive her on-screen partnership with show boss Simon Cowell.
Co-operative Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered to quit, days after claiming his efforts to overhaul the business had been undermined by a high-level leak of his £3.6 million pay deal.
Postal voting should be scrapped unless applicants can prove they have a "genuine need", a Tory MP has said amid claims that the system is open to fraud.
Britain's most senior policewoman has welcomed a rise in the number of Syria-related arrests in the UK as families turn in their sons and brothers to try to stop them joining the jihad in the war-torn country.
A new study has found a link between obesity and poorer academic grades among adolescent girls.
Pakistani judges hearing treason charges against Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday adjourned his formal indictment to the end of the week after lawyers for the ex-military ruler said his life was in danger.
Deposed Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych has insisted he remains his country's legitimate president. And, as commander-in-chief of the military, Mr Yanukovych said, he was sure soldiers would not "obey criminal orders". Speaking in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, the pro-Kremlin ex-leader of Ukraine remained unswayed in his argument that "extremists" had taken power in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Making his first appearance since fleeing his country last month, Mr Yanukovych told journalists that a presidential election set for May 25 would be illegal.
Maoist rebels killed at least 16 members of Indian security forces on Tuesday in an attack in restive Chhattisgarh state, security sources and reports said.
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.
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is expected to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok, almost two months after it was imposed to quell anti-government protests, because of pressure from businesses and in light of improving security, a top official said on Tuesday. Protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and end what they see as the pervasive influence of her brother, ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, have been on the streets for four months. Twenty-three people have been killed, most in shootings and grenade blasts, since late November and the bloodshed is scaring tourists away from Bangkok. National Security Council chief Paradorn Pattanathabutr said there was a "very high chance" the emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas would be lifted soon.
Colorado made roughly $2m (£1.2m) in marijuana taxes in January, the first month retail sales of the drug were allowed. Colorado legalised cannabis in 2012, but commercial sales did not begin until January with the opening of two dozen recreational pot shops. The tax figures intensified lobbying over how Colorado should spend the money Governor John Hickenlooper, who opposed the legalisation of recreational cannabis, would like to see the bulk of state revenue derived from both recreational and medical pot sales to go toward addiction treatment and programmes to prevent youths from using the drug.