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Thai police say an Iranian man bought the airfares for two men who boarded a missing plane with stolen passports. Nearly three days after the Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people vanished between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, a search operation involving several countries has found no sign of the aircraft. Malaysia's civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman earlier said the pair were "not Asian-looking men". Thai Police Lt Col Ratchthapong Tia-sood has revealed that a travel agency in the beach resort of Pattaya, Grand Horizon, sold the tickets for the two men to an Iranian man known only as Mr Ali.
Other relatives have shouted at airline officials, even throwing plastic bottles. Many are angry with Malaysia Airlines for the lack of information but there is anger, too, with the Chinese authorities, with some saying they want senior government officials to visit them. Maira Elizabeth Nari, the daughter of chief steward Andrew Nari, wrote on Twitter: "God, the only thing I want is my father. Guo Qishun, whose son-in-law was on the missing plane, said: "We don't want to go to Malaysia now.
Oscar Pistorius has thrown up in court as details of the post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp were read out. Sky's Alex Crawford tweeted from court: "Oscar Pistorius is making regular loud retching noises and appears to be vomiting as details of post-mortem examination are read out." The judge repeatedly asked whether Pistorius is well enough to continue, and his lawyer Barry Roux said he wanted the evidence to carry on. Sky's Martin Brunt said: "He's cut a pretty sorry figure in the dock.
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.
A woman had her arm mauled and broken during a second dog attack in the same city in just 24 hours.
The former deputy speaker of Britain's House of Commons sexually abused young men in parliament and at a Conservative party conference, a court heard on Monday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will make the first visit of his premiership to Israel this week, officials said Monday.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dubbed Tuesday's Champions League last 16, second-leg clash at holders Bayern Munich as "Mission Possible" as they attempt to over-turn a two-goal deficit.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is to appear before a disciplinary commission on Tuesday after being charged with misconduct by the Football Association following his headbutt on Hull midfielder David Meyler.
The size of the UK economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by the summer, according to an upgraded forecast from the British Chambers of Commerce. The business lobby group believes the UK will grow by 2.8% this year and that the second quarter will see gross domestic product rise to the level seen in the first quarter of 2008. The group's director general, John Longworth, said Britain's economic recovery is gaining momentum. "Businesses across the UK are expanding and creating jobs, and our increasingly sunny predictions for growth are a testament to their drive and ambition," he said.
Theresa Riggi, who killed her three children in an Edinburgh flat in 2010, has been found dead at a high security hospital. The 49-year-old was jailed for 16 years for killing her children, twins Gianluca and Austin, aged eight, and five-year-old Cecilia. After killing the three children, Riggi was badly injured after creating a gas explosion and jumping from the second floor balcony of the property. When emergency services arrived, Riggi was also found to have stab wounds which were believed to have been self-inflicted.
A former oil industry engineer-turned writer has been named the first-ever winner of a high-brow literary prize scooping £40,000 for his book of short stories.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the world of "hypocrisy" over Iran on Monday as he unveiled a shipment of arms allegedly dispatched to Gaza by Tehran.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said there is still much progress to be made to advance women's rights, despite recent strides, as he opened an annual conference on women Monday.
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.
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - A Chilean woman was shot dead while clearing a barricade put up by anti-government protesters in the first foreign fatality from a month of unrest in Venezuela, authorities and state media said on Monday. The death of Giselle Rubilar, 47, who was studying in the western Venezuelan city of Merida, brought to at least 21 the total number of fatalities in five weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government. "According to preliminary information, in the early hours of Sunday March 9, she was shot while removing rubbish blocking the road next to her house in Merida," Venezuela's State Prosecutor's Office said. The barricades have become frequent flashpoints for violence between protesters, security forces and government supporters.
Several hundred doctors and medical students protested conditions in Venezuela's hospitals Monday, citing shortages of medicines and critical supplies in the troubled oil-rich country.
El Salvador's presidential runoff was hung up Monday in a near tie between an ex-guerrilla leader and an arch conservative mayor as tension mounted over who would be proclaimed the winner.