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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 says it is investigating 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 6.30pm, and 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 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 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.
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.
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.
The alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets is "as serious as" the Libor rate rigging scandal that rocked the financial sector, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said Tuesday.
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.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul has succeeded with an appeal against his dismissal in his side's 4-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday, the Football Association announced on Tuesday.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been given a record 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.
Rio police will boost their presence in a violent slum controlled by drug gangs as authorities crack down on crime in the final countdown to the World Cup, an official source said Tuesday.
By Alastair Macdonald and Andrew Osborn KIEV/SEVASTOPOL (Reuters) - Ukraine's interim leaders established a new National Guard on Tuesday and appealed to the United States and Britain for assistance against what they called Russian aggression in Crimea under a post-Cold War treaty. Blaming their ousted predecessors for the weakness of their own armed forces, acting ministers told parliament Ukraine had as few as 6,000 combat-ready infantry and that the air force was outnumbered nearly 100 to 1 by Moscow's superpower forces. There was no let-up in the war of words, with the pro-Russian regional parliament in Crimea approving a declaration of independence that will take effect if people on the Black Sea peninsula vote to unite with Russia in a referendum on Sunday.
By Kelly Twedell FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) - The trial of a U.S. Army general charged with sexual assault was delayed indefinitely after the prosecution's case hit a stumbling block when a judge ruled that politics fuelled the decision to court-martial the military commander. The judge, Colonel James Pohl, found on Monday that politics had been unlawfully injected into the rare court-martial of Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, but refused to dismiss the sexual assault charges. The judge said he would allow Sinclair to renew a previous offer, rejected by military leaders at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to plead guilty to lesser charges in exchange for the most serious allegations of coercive sex acts being dropped. Sinclair's lead lawyer, Richard Scheff, said the defence and prosecutors had begun discussing how the case would proceed but it could be several weeks before they return to court.
A martial arts expert has broken a world record by cracking 155 walnuts with his head in just one minute. Mohammad Rashid set the new record at the Punjab Youth Festival in Lahore, Pakistan. The world record was one of several set at the festival. Another man, Mohammad Arbab, claimed a world record by performing 65 push-ups while saddled with a 40-pound weight.
By Mehmet Emin Caliskan and Parisa Hafezi ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with police in Turkey's two biggest cities on Tuesday after the death of a 15-year-old boy who was hit in the head by a tear-gas canister during anti-government demonstrations last summer. Police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse crowds in Istanbul and Ankara, the latest pre-election headache for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, already battling a graft scandal which has become one of the biggest challenges of his decade in power. 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. On Tuesday evening, police fired water cannon and tear gas in Ankara's central Kizilay square to scatter several thousand protesters who chanted: "Government of Erdogan, government of corruption, resign ".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel labelled Russia's action in Ukraine?s Crimea region "an annexation" in a meeting Tuesday with her party?s lawmakers, a participant said.