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The plane's last confirmed location was off Malaysia's east coast, but the search now takes in the Malacca Strait on the other side of the country after the military reportedly tracked the flight there. 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. Meanwhile, CIA director John Brennan has said there had been "some claims of responsibility" over the missing jet that had "not been confirmed or corroborated," and that he could not exclude the possibility of a terror link.
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 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.
Britain's Co-operative Group announced Tuesday that chief executive Euan Sutherland has resigned, throwing the troubled mutual into a fresh crisis.
The Bank of England is to appoint a fourth deputy governor to oversee banking and markets in the wake of damaging claims that some of its officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate-rigging.
The Queen musical "We Will Rock You" is to close in its London home after 12 straight years, producers said Tuesday.
One of Britain's highest-profile union leaders, Bob Crow, died suddenly on Tuesday, just weeks after leading the latest train drivers' strike to cause havoc on London's underground railway. The Rail Maritime and Transport workers' union (RMT) said Crow, 52, died in the early hours of Tuesday morning. "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," the union said in a statement. An imposing, stocky man with a penchant for wearing duffel coats and flat caps, Crow was a larger-than-life character and one of the "awkward squad" of left-wing British union leaders who have come to power since the turn of the century.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been banned for seven games and fined £60,000 for headbutting a Hull City player. The sanction was imposed by an independent regulatory commission after Pardew admitted a charge of misconduct. It followed the incident with midfielder David Meyler during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium on March 1. A statement from the FA said: "Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew will serve a seven-match suspension with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted an FA misconduct charge.
London shares were flat on Tuesday as banking shares dropped after Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned of a scandal from alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.
By Niluksi Koswanage and Eveline Danubrata KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometres to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday. In one of the most baffling mysteries in recent aviation history, a massive search operation for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER has so far found no trace of the aircraft or the 239 passengers and crew. Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the senior military officer, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.
Switzerland will ask the European Court of Human Rights to review a case involving a Turkish politician who denied that mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915 amounted to genocide, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday. A Swiss court had fined the leader of the leftist Turkish Workers' Party, Dogu Perincek, for having branded talk of an Armenian genocide "an international lie" during a 2007 lecture tour in Switzerland. The European court, which upholds the 47-nation European Convention on Human Rights, said in December a Swiss law against genocide denial violated the principle of freedom of expression.
The failure of the international community to punish Russia for its 2008 invasion of Georgia has let Moscow think it can get away with seizing Ukraine's Crimea region, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said Tuesday.
Two suspect men who flew on a missing Malaysian airliner appear to have been Iranian illegal immigrants, officials said Tuesday, lessening fears of terrorism but shedding no light on the fate of the plane's 239 passengers and crew.
A rare public spat erupted Tuesday between the CIA and the US lawmakers meant to oversee its work, with the head of the agency angrily denying claims it spied on Senate staff.