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Interpol believes it unlikely the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane was the result of terrorism, as it was suggested the aircraft may have veered hundreds of miles off course. Four days after flight MH370 and its 239 passengers and crew went missing without trace, the search has been extended far from its last confirmed location off Malaysia's east coast to the Malacca Strait on the other side of the country, after it was reported military radar had tracked the plane to this area. :: Sky News will be showing a 12-minute special report on the story so far of the missing flight MH370 at 4.30pm, 6.30pm, and 8.30pm.
:: Sky News will be showing a 12-minute special report on the story so far of the missing flight MH370 at 4.30pm, 6.30pm, and 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.
Oscar Pistorius "laughed" after firing his gun through the sunroof of a car while with friends, a court has heard. He said he asked Pistorius if he was " ******* mad". :: A special Sky News highlights programme will be broadcast every weekday at 9.30pm. He denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.
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.
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 following the incident with midfielder David Meyler udring 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. "An independent regulatory commission ruled the first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban."
By Paul Sandle and Brenda Goh LONDON (Reuters) - Euan Sutherland, the man tasked with rescuing Britain's 170-year old Co-operative Group, quit on Tuesday and warned it was impossible to reform the mutually owned company unless its directors adopted a more commercial approach. The Co-op, which runs a bank, supermarkets, and funeral homes, suffered what Sutherland called the worst year in its history in 2013 when it discovered a 1.5 billion pound ($2.5 billion) capital hole in its banking business.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been given a seven-match suspension and a £60,000 ($100,000, 72,000 euros) fine for headbutting Hull City midfielder David Meyler, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.
British oil company BP said none of its currency traders had engaged in inappropriate trading activity, after a media report alleged one of them had received information from a dealer at Lloyds Banking Group. Allegations of possible manipulation of the $5.3 trillion-a-day (£3.18 trillion) foreign exchange market have so far centred on major banks. Financial regulators and monetary authorities around the world are looking into allegations that traders colluded to manipulate benchmark exchange rates, a cornerstone of global markets that are used as reference rates by companies, investors and central banks. Bloomberg News reported earlier on Tuesday that Martin Chantree, a senior foreign exchange dealer at Lloyds, shared information with a forex trader at BP on January 31 2013 about an impending order from a client to sell 300 million pounds for dollars.
Chris Powell has been sacked as manager of Charlton Athletic, the struggling English second-tier club announced on Tuesday.
Prisoners of "Gypsy, Romany or Traveller" backgrounds are "significantly" over-represented in jails in England and Wales, inspectors have found.
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog is proposing to crack down on the billion-pound market for "add on" insurance that people often buy unknowingly when they purchase items such as a car or a holiday. Tuesday's proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) stem from an investigation launched last July which found poor competition, low levels of claims and consumers potentially being overcharged by up to 200 million pounds a year for products that they may not need or even use. "There's a clear case for us to intervene," Christopher Woolard, director of policy, risk and research at the FCA, said in a statement. "Competition in this market is not working well and many consumers are simply not getting value for money," Woolard added.
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.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ruled out any deal with the Palestinians unless they recognise Israel as the Jewish state and give up their refugees' right of return.
Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan on Tuesday denied allegations the CIA had illegally hacked computers used by US Senate staff members probing a controversial interrogation program.
Police fired tear gas to disperse crowds in Istanbul and Ankara and more protests were expected later in the day, the latest headache for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, already battling a graft scandal which has become one of the biggest challenges of his decade in power, weeks ahead of elections. Berkin Elvan, then 14, got caught up in street battles in Istanbul between police and protesters on June 16 while going to buy bread for his family. Police also used tear gas in Istanbul after a crowd outside the hospital where Elvan died began pelting a police minibus with objects. Posts on social media called for protests later on Tuesday at dozens of meeting places around the country, while a few thousand people filled the central Kizilay square in Ankara, among them youths masking their faces with scarves.
Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov and United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday spoke by telephone on proposals to bring calm to Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said.
Lawmakers on the flashpoint Crimean peninsula voted on Tuesday for independence from Ukraine ahead of a referendum on joining Russia while Washington rebuffed talks with Moscow in one of their fiercest clashes since the Cold War.
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 doing little to unlock the agonising riddle of what has befallen the plane's 239 passengers and crew.