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Search and rescue teams have expanded their search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to include a vast area on the west peninsula of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca. The new search area, well beyond the projected flight path of the plane, was confirmed by Malaysia Airlines on Tuesday morning as they continue to look at the possibility the plane attempted to turn back towards Kuala Lumpur. Nine aircraft and 24 ships are currently deployed.
The pathologist who conducted a post-mortem examination on the girlfriend Oscar Pistorius shot on Valentine's Day is continuing to give his evidence at the athelete's murder trial. Pistorius arrived at court earlier for a seventh day on trial for murdering Reeva Steenkamp last year. The double-amputee Olympian, who denies the charge, faces another difficult day at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria as Professor Gert Saayman resumed his testimony about the injuries Miss Steenkamp suffered. Pistorius vomited and retched in court as Prof Saayman gave graphic details of a post-mortem examination he carried out on the model during his first day of evidence.
The chief executive of the Co-operative Group, Euan Sutherland, has quit amid continuing turmoil at the mutual, Sky sources say. Mr Sutherland's own role was in focus at the weekend over plans to raise his own pay despite the mutual's problems and an expected worst-ever loss for 2013. The debate over rising awards at the Co-op began just weeks after Mr Sutherland admitted the Group had "lost touch" with customers.
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.
London will on Tuesday host a meeting of international partners to discuss possible sanctions on Russia following its incursion into Ukraine.
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 ex-chairman, Methodist minister Paul Flowers.
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.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping for deja vu when the Gunners face Bayern Munich away in Tuesday's Champions League last 16, second-leg clash.
CCTV footage of a ram raid on a computer store has been released by police hunting thieves who made off with video game consoles. A stolen black Vauxhall Vectra estate was twice driven into the roller shutters of the premises, causing thousands of pounds' worth of damage.
By Belinda Goldsmith EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's nationalist leader Alex Salmond has more than independence on his mind. The combative politician has come to embody self-rule, always sporting a lapel pin or tie with Scotland's white-and-blue crossed Saltire flag. But with polls showing that Scots remain doubtful about separation from the rest of the United Kingdom in a September 18 referendum, people who know Salmond well say he has positioned himself to come out ahead no matter what happens in the vote. The rest of Britain may view the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) as a rebellious hot-head who was thrown out of the UK parliament in 1988 for protesting at plans to try out a new tax on the Scots, and who last month called UK MPs "thieves" for their management of North Sea oil off the coast of Scotland.
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.
A decade on, Spain remembers Tuesday as the day Al-Qaeda-inspired bombers ripped asunder four packed commuter trains, killing 191 people, as its security forces now grapple with new and emerging jihadist threats.
Malaysian police said Tuesday one of two suspect passengers who boarded a missing passenger jet was an Iranian illegal immigrant, as relatives of some of the 239 people on board said they were losing hope for a miracle.
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.
Russell Crowe's epic £75m ($125m) film Noah has been banned in three Arab countries on religious grounds. Noah, who in the Bible's Book of Genesis built the ark that saved his family and many pairs of animals from a great flood, is revered by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The National Media Council (NMC), the UAE body responsible for approving films, said Noah, directed by Black Swan's Darren Aronofsky,"conflicts with (many) religions". "Out of respect for these religious sentiments, we are banning the film," said Juma Obaid al Leem, director of the Media Content Tracking Department at the NMC.
Malaysian police said Tuesday they had identified one of two men who boarded a missing Malaysian jet with fake passports as a 19-year-old Iranian believed to be seeking to emigrate to Germany.
In his first year, Pope Francis has blown a breath of fresh air through the Catholic Church that has been felt across the globe.