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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. It came as search and rescue teams expanded 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. Inspector General of Police Khalid Tan Sri said: "To date we have uncovered two passengers which was travelling on a stolen passport.
The pathologist who conducted a post-mortem examination on Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend has given his evidence at the athlete's murder trial. Professor Gert Saayman resumed his testimony about the injuries Reeva Steenkamp suffered when she was shot through a toilet cubicle door at the runner's home on Valentine's Day last year. He told the court Ms Steenkamp was shot three times - in the head, hip and arm - and that it was likely she did scream after being shot in the head. :: Sky News' live coverage of the trial is under way, and a special highlights programme will be broadcast every weekday at 9.30pm.
Deposed Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych has insisted he remains his country's legitimate president.
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.
British manufacturers started 2014 on a solid footing in January but bad weather caused the broader measure of growth in industrial output to slow sharply, official data showed on Tuesday. Manufacturing output grew by 0.4 percent in January from December - despite a big fall in output in the pharmaceutical industry - and was 3.3 percent higher than in the same month last year, the Office for National Statistics said. Overall industrial output, which includes power generation and Britain's North Sea oil production as well as manufacturing, climbed 0.1 percent on the month, a sharp slowdown from growth of 0.5 percent in December. Compared with a year ago, industrial output was up 2.9 percent, the ONS said.
Former deputy speaker Nigel Evans used his "power and influence" to sexually assault men despite being warned about his behaviour, a court has heard. The prosecutor said Evans used his position to abuse seven young men, even raping one of them last year, in the belief that his standing meant no one would complain about him. Prosecuting, Mark Heywood QC said: "Mr Evans was spoken to.
London equities rose at the start of trading Tuesday, as markets clawed back some of the heavy losses of the previous session when shares plunged on gloomy economic data from Asia.
Britain's Co-operative Group's chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered to resign in a letter in which he describes the member-owned group as "ungovernable", the BBC reported on Tuesday. The BBC said Sutherland, who joined in May last year, had written a resignation letter and that the board was trying to persuade him to stay. The Co-op, a well-known high street presence with banks, supermarkets and funeral homes, has been rocked in the past year by the discovery of a 1.5 billion pound ($2.5 billion) capital hole in its banking arm and a drugs scandal involving the unit's ex-chairman, Methodist minister Paul Flowers. In response, Sutherland wrote a post on the Co-op's Facebook page on March 9 saying that the leak had come from the group's boardroom, and that there appeared to be "disaffected people who are determined to make life difficult and embarrassing for The Co-operative." He said the remuneration report was still not finalised.
The number of cases of highly contagious scarlet fever has hit a 24-year peak, according to new figures. Public Health England (PHE) said the increase had been recorded in most parts of England apart from the North West. A report into scarlet fever outbreaks said: "Routine monitoring of surveillance data has identified widespread increases in scarlet fever notifications in February 2014, beyond those seasonally expected. A PHE spokeswoman said there are seasonal rises in scarlet fever between December and April each year.
London will on Tuesday host a meeting of international partners to discuss possible sanctions on Russia following its incursion into Ukraine.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will make the first visit of his premiership to Israel this week, officials said.
The former deputy speaker of Britain's House of Commons sexually abused young men in parliament and at a Conservative party conference, a court has heard.
Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday said that he remained Ukraine's legitimate president and commander-in-chief, saying he believed he would be able to return to Kiev soon.
Taylor Swift's global tour helped her become the top earning musician last year, taking home a huge $39.7m (£23.8m).
By Andrew Osborn and Natalia Zinets SEVASTOPOL/KIEV (Reuters) - A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing. Ukrainian activists trying to cross into Crimea to show solidarity with opponents of last week's Russian military takeover there said they were halted by men in uniforms of the now outlawed riot police. With diplomacy at a standstill, Russia said the United States had spurned an invitation to hold new talks on resolving the crisis, the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War - although Washington said later a meeting of foreign ministers was possible this week, if Moscow shows it is ready to "engage". The U.S.-led NATO defence alliance said AWACS early warning aircraft, once designed to counter feared Soviet nuclear missile strikes, would start reconnaissance flights on Tuesday over Poland and Romania to monitor the situation in Ukraine, flying from bases in Germany and Britain.
By Eveline Danubrata and Siva Govindasamy KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is investigating whether any passengers or crew aboard a missing airliner had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance, along with the possibility of a hijack, sabotage or mechanical failure, police said on Tuesday. A massive search operation for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER is in its fourth day, with no trace yet of the aircraft or the 239 people on board, one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. Flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing early on Saturday morning, vanishing from radar screens about an hour after take-off over the sea separating Malaysia from the southern tip of Vietnam. "Maybe somebody on the flight has bought a huge sum of insurance, who wants family to gain from it or somebody who has owed somebody so much money, you know, we are looking at all possibilities," Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar told a news conference.
Men dressed in police uniforms are said to have snatched and torn passports belonging to pro-Ukrainians amid allegations of voter intimidation in Crimea. The Mayor of the Crimean capital, Simferopol, has told Sky News gangs of men have reportedly demanded documents from anyone suspected of intending to vote against Crimea becoming part of Russia in a referendum on March 16. He told Sky News: "On the way to work, I was stopped by two policemen. "In my district, I saw groups of men, some dressed in uniforms, going from house to house checking passports.