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The general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, Bob Crow, has died at the age of 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack. Mr Crow was taken to hospital after reportedly complaining of feeling unwell on Monday but died in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who regularly sparred with Mr Crow, said he was a "fighter and a man of character". :: Watch Sky News live on television, on Sky channel 501, Virgin Media channel 602, Freeview channel 82 and Freesat channel 202.
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. The development came as rescue teams enlarged 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. But Malaysian police have said that one of the two men was an 19-year-old Iranian asylum seeker trying to reach Germany.
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 was fired with "no warning" and made him "flinch" and "duck down". He said he asked Pistorius if he was " ******* mad". 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.
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Regulators should deal quickly with allegations that banks have rigged the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market to avoid harming Britain's reputation as a financial centre, a top industry official said on Tuesday. Chris Cummings, chief executive of finance sector lobby group The CityUK, said the sooner the allegations are dealt with the better for London, which accounts for 40 percent of the global currency market. The global investigation into manipulation allegations centre on the so-called "London fixing" that is set daily. Our reputation as a leading financial centre is built on good business and clean business," Cummings said.
A Westminster worker thought "Oh God! He's doing it to me now!" after "drunk" MP Nigel Evans put his hand down the back of his trousers in a pub, a court heard.
The number of under-18s admitted to adult mental health wards or treated on them is rising, figures show.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said the economy will move from recovery to expansion this year but insisted interest rate rises will be gradual as Britain continues to face "extraordinary times" for many years.
One of PR guru Max Clifford's alleged victims described him as a "dirty old bastard" and a "pervert", a court heard today.
The single prescription charge in England will increase by 20p to £8.05 in 2014/15 and by a further 20p to £8.25 in 2015/16, Health Minister Norman Lamb said today.
Nobody at the News of the World told the editor they thought Milly Dowler was alive and working in a factory in the Midlands while she was on holiday, Rebekah Brooks told the hacking trial today.
Treasury Minister Sajid Javid was jeered by Labour MPs today when he said all appointments to a powerful Bank of England committee are made "on merit" when asked why no women had been appointed since June 2010.
Nicolas Cage has criticised the appetite for celebrity gossip and said "it sucks to be famous right now". Speaking at the South By South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, the star recalled what had made him aspire to become an actor but complained about how Hollywood has changed. He said: "I started acting because I wanted to be James Dean. I saw him in Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden.
By Siva Govindasamy, Alwyn Scott and Tim Hepher KUALA LUMPUR/NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators trying to solve the disappearance without trace of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner face an extremely rare challenge that could hinder their efforts: they lack the powers of a formal air safety investigation. Malaysian officials are conducting their own informal investigations, in cooperation with other governments and foreign agencies, but they lack the legal powers that would come with a formal international probe under U.N.-sanctioned rules. A senior official familiar with the preliminary Malaysian probe said Malaysian authorities could not yet convene a formal investigation due to a lack of evidence on where - namely, in which national jurisdiction - the Boeing 777-200ER jet crashed. "There have been no issues in getting that information." But Southeast Asian waters are rife with territorial disputes, and any decision by Malaysia to unilaterally open a formal investigation under U.N. rules could be seen as a subtle assertion of sovereignty if the crash site turns out to be inside another country's territory.
Pakistani judges hearing treason charges against Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday adjourned his formal indictment to the end of the week after an official report said the former military ruler's life was under threat.
By Mehmet Emin Caliskan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Police and protesters clashed in Turkey's two biggest cities on Tuesday following the death of a 15-year-old boy who suffered a head injury during anti-government demonstrations last summer. Berkin Elvan, then aged 14, got caught up in street battles in Istanbul between police and protesters on June 16 after going out to buy bread for his family. Police fired tear gas and water cannon in the capital Ankara to disperse more than 2,000 people, mainly students from the Middle East Technical University (ODTU), who blocked a main highway to protest against the teenager's death. Police also used tear gas in Istanbul after a crowd outside the hospital where Elvan died began pelting a police minibus with objects.
Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Tuesday landed back on Earth in Kazakhstan after a stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS) of over half a year, which saw the Olympic torch paraded in space.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee did not hack into CIA computers to obtain an internal report on interrogations and detentions, the committee chairwoman said on Tuesday. Senator Dianne Feinstein, in a scathing statement on the Senate floor aimed at the CIA's handling of the documents, said she had "grave concerns" that the agency's search of the committee's computers was illegal.