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Investigators say a yellow object seen floating in the sea is not a life raft from the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared with 239 people on board.
The brother of one of the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight has said he will "not give up hope", despite a warning from officials to expect the worst. Tom Wood's brother Philip was among three Americans on board flight MH370 when it disappeared between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Also on board the Boeing 777-200 was Paul Weeks, a New Zealander who survived the devastating earthquake in Christchurch in 2011. Many of the 239 passengers on the plane were from China, where a group of families have signed a statement, demanding Malaysia Airlines "publicise the truth" about what happened to the plane.
Oscar Pistorius has thrown up in court as details of the post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp are read out. Sky's Alex Crawford, who is in court, said: "Oscar Pistorius is making regular loud retching noises and appears to be vomiting as details of post-mortem examination are read out." She said a court official lifted a microphone away from Pistorius to "lessen the sound". The judge has repeatedly asked whether Pistorius is well enough to continue, and his lawyer Barry Roux says he wants the evidence to carry on.
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 has said she was "frozen in fear" during an alleged sex attack by Max Clifford. She was 14 years old at the time and claims Mr Clifford, then in his 20s, offered her a lift in his car and said he had "something to show her". She told Southwark Crown Court: "He put my seat right back and then he tried to force himself upon me basically. Mr Clifford could be seen shaking his head in the glass fronted dock as the allegations were made.
David Cameron and Angela Merkel have warned Russia of "further consequences" if Moscow attempts to legitimise any attempt by Crimea to break away from Ukraine following a referendum scheduled for March 16.
A woman who was allegedly indecently assaulted by PR guru Max Clifford thought she was going to be raped when he "lunged" at her in his car, a court has heard.
The severe winter storms took their toll on train punctuality last month, according to official figures.
The man in charge of BBC3 has said the decision to move the channel online is "perverse".
Energy companies will be forced to introduce smartphone-readable codes to help consumers easily compare their bills against offers from competitors under plans announced today.
Tropical fruit supplier Fyffes is to merge with US-based rival Chiquita in a deal creating the world's largest banana company.
The pay of public sector workers has fallen below that of employees in private firms after years of wage restraint because of Government policies, official figures have shown.
The head of a United Nations commission of inquiry into violence in Central African Republic expressed alarm on Monday over the level of "hate propaganda" there and said he hoped to head off the prospect of a campaign of genocide. The United Nations estimates about 650,000 people have been displaced by violence within Central African Republic, while nearly 300,000 have crossed into neighbouring countries. Bernard Acho Muna, who chairs the inquiry set up by the U.N. Security Council in December, said a mission would leave Geneva on Monday for Central African Republic, where it would interview Christian and Muslim victims of violence and draw up a list of suspects for eventual prosecution. He told a news briefing he hoped the investigation would signal to people making what he called "hate propaganda" that they should not embark on greater violence.
By Toru Hanai and Elaine Lies KORIYAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it's like to play outside - fear of radiation has kept them indoors for much of their short lives. Though the strict safety limits for outdoor activity set after multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in 2011 have now been eased, parental worries and ingrained habit mean many children still stay inside. And the impact, three years on, is now starting to show, with children experiencing falling strength, lack of coordination - some cannot even ride a bicycle - and emotional issues like shorter tempers, officials and educators say. "There are children who are very fearful.
A South African court blocked all live broadcasts Monday of graphic post-mortem details of Oscar Pistorius's slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the star sprinter's murder trial.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A North Korean-flagged tanker has finished loading crude at the Libyan rebel-controlled port of Es Sider but has not yet left the terminal, Libyan oil officials said on Monday. Libya's government has threatened to bomb the Morning Glory should the tanker try sailing off with crude from the eastern port, one of three seized by armed protesters demanding a share of oil revenues and political autonomy. "The tanker has finished loading but is still anchored in Es Sider," a senior oil official said. ...
The chief suspect in the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway will be extradited to the US - but only after he completes a prison sentence for murder in 24 years. Joran van der Sloot is serving 28 years in Peru after being convicted of killing 21-year-old Peruvian student Stephany Flores, who he met in a Lima casino. A decree published in Peru's official gazette says he will be extradited in 2038 under an indictment in US District Court in the state of Alabama. Ms Holloway vanished during a high school graduation trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba on May 30, 2005.
A group of nuns kidnapped in a Syrian village were freed Monday, part of a rare prisoner swap in a three-year war whose brutality is highlighted in a new Amnesty report.