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Investigators say a yellow object seen floating in the sea is not a life raft from the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared with 239 people on board.
The brother of one of the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight has said he will "not give up hope", despite a warning from officials to expect the worst. Tom Wood's brother Philip was among three Americans on board flight MH370 when it disappeared between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Also on board the Boeing 777-200 was Paul Weeks, a New Zealander who survived the devastating earthquake in Christchurch in 2011. Many of the 239 passengers on the plane were from China, where a group of families have signed a statement, demanding Malaysia Airlines "publicise the truth" about what happened to the plane.
Oscar Pistorius has thrown up in court as details of the post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp are read out. Sky's Alex Crawford, who is in court, said: "Oscar Pistorius is making regular loud retching noises and appears to be vomiting as details of post-mortem examination are read out." She said a court official lifted a microphone away from Pistorius to "lessen the sound". The judge has repeatedly asked whether Pistorius is well enough to continue, and his lawyer Barry Roux says he wants the evidence to carry on.
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.
Britain's economy will overtake its pre-recession peak by the summer of this year, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said on Monday.
With Chelsea seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table, manager Jose Mourinho's insistence that his side cannot be considered title favourites is beginning to ring hollow.
A woman has said she was "frozen in fear" during an alleged sex attack by Max Clifford.
David Cameron and Angela Merkel have warned Russia of "further consequences" if Moscow attempts to legitimise any attempt by Crimea to break away from Ukraine following a referendum scheduled for March 16.
A woman who was allegedly indecently assaulted by PR guru Max Clifford thought she was going to be raped when he "lunged" at her in his car, a court has heard.
The severe winter storms took their toll on train punctuality last month, according to official figures.
The man in charge of BBC3 has said the decision to move the channel online is "perverse".
Energy companies will be forced to introduce smartphone-readable codes to help consumers easily compare their bills against offers from competitors under plans announced today.
A powerful earthquake has hit the coast of north California - and there are warnings of more to come.
An overcome Oscar Pistorius vomited in court on Monday as he listened to harrowing expert testimony about the autopsy of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he is accused of murdering.
By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A North Korean-flagged tanker has finished loading crude at the Libyan rebel-held port of Es Sider but has not left the terminal, oil officials said on Monday, after the government threatened to bomb the ship. Tripoli has said it will attack the Morning Glory should the tanker try sailing off with crude from the eastern port, one of three seized by armed protesters demanding a greater share of oil revenues and political autonomy. "The tanker has finished loading but is still anchored in Es Sider," a senior oil official said. "NOC will ... enforce its rights over the cargo and hold responsible all the parties participating in illicit transactions relating to it in any jurisdiction, both within and outside of Libya," it said in a statement.
By Eveline Danubrata and Nguyen Phuong Linh KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam (Reuters) - T he disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner is an "unprecedented mystery", the country's civil aviation chief said on Monday, as a massive air and sea search now in its third day failed to find any trace of the plane or 239 people on board. Dozens of ships and aircraft from 10 countries scoured the seas around Malaysia and south of Vietnam, and questions mounted over possible security lapses and whether a bomb or hijacking attempt could have brought down the Boeing 777-200ER airliner flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. A senior police official told Reuters that people armed with explosives and carrying false identity papers had tried to fly out of Kuala Lumpur in the past, and that current investigations were focused on two passengers who were on the missing plane with stolen passports. "We have stopped men with false or stolen passports and carrying explosives, who have tried to get past KLIA (airport) security and get on to a plane," he said.
The chief suspect in the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway will be extradited to the US - but only after he completes a prison sentence for murder in 24 years' time. Joran van der Sloot is serving 28 years in Peru after being convicted of killing 21-year-old Peruvian student Stephany Flores, who he met in a Lima casino. A decree published in Peru's official gazette says he will be extradited in 2038 under an indictment in US District Court in the state of Alabama. Ms Holloway vanished during a high school graduation trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba on May 30, 2005.
A proposed deal to create the world's largest banana company will see Fyffes merge with its biggest rival, Chiquita. Fyffes, which employs 4,000 people in the UK and Ireland alone, will be the minority stakeholder in the proposed new business - to be called ChiquitaFyffes. Ed Lonergan, Chiquita's chief executive officer, said the deal would create a strategic partnership - combining its dominance of North America with Fyffes's across Europe. Dublin-based Fyffes, which also sells products under the Sol brand, employs more than 12,000 people worldwide.