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Interpol believes it unlikely the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane was the result of terrorism, as it was suggested the aircraft may have veered hundreds of miles off course. Four days after flight MH370 and its 239 passengers and crew went missing without trace, the search has been extended far from its last confirmed location off Malaysia's east coast to the Malacca Strait on the other side of the country, after it was reported military radar had tracked the plane to this area. 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 4.30pm, 6.30pm, and 8.30pm.
Malaysia Airlines is investigating claims the co-pilot on its missing plane invited women into the cockpit during another flight. Australian woman Jonti Roos claims Fariq Abdul Hamid and another pilot talked to her and her friend, smoked and posed for photos during the Malaysia Airlines flight two years ago. Mr Hamid, 27, was first officer on flight MH370 when it went missing without trace en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur nearly four days ago. Mr Hamid has about 2,800 hours of flying experience and has worked for Malaysia Airlines since 2007.
:: 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.
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 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 following 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. "An independent regulatory commission ruled the first three matches imposed are a stadium ban with the remaining four a touchline ban."
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.
A suspected armed robber has been arrested in central London after he was knocked off a moped and wrestled to the ground by a member of the public.
The Co-operative was thrown back into crisis today after its chief executive quit the "ungovernable" group in the wake of a meltdown in boardroom relations.
British oil company BP said none of its currency traders had engaged in inappropriate trading activity, after a media report alleged one of them had received information from a dealer at Lloyds Banking Group. Allegations of possible manipulation of the $5.3 trillion-a-day (£3.18 trillion) foreign exchange market have so far centred on major banks. Financial regulators and monetary authorities around the world are looking into allegations that traders colluded to manipulate benchmark exchange rates, a cornerstone of global markets that are used as reference rates by companies, investors and central banks. Bloomberg News reported earlier on Tuesday that Martin Chantree, a senior foreign exchange dealer at Lloyds, shared information with a forex trader at BP on January 31 2013 about an impending order from a client to sell 300 million pounds for dollars.
Chris Powell has been sacked as manager of Charlton Athletic, the struggling English second-tier club announced on Tuesday.
By Ulf Laessing and Ayman al-Warfalli TRIPOLI/ES SIDER, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after a tanker loaded with oil from a rebel-held port escaped the navy, officials said. Zeidan, a liberal weakened for months by infighting with Islamists, will be temporarily replaced by Defence Minister Abdallah al-Thinni, parliament spokesman Omar Hmeidan told reporters. The news deepens the turmoil in the North African country, a member of the OPEC oil producer group, where the government has struggled to impose order and rein in militias that helped oust Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but now defy state authority. He had for months been facing rising opposition from Islamists and the wider public, which blamed him for Libya's bumpy transition since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising.
An Israeli air strike on Tuesday killed three Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, the Islamic Jihad group said. The Israeli military said its aircraft had targeted Islamic Jihad members after they had fired a mortar bomb at troops. Islamic Jihad said its men had attacked Israeli soldiers who had entered the Gaza Strip through Israel's border fence.
Oscar Pistorius "had a big love of weapons", a friend testified in court Tuesday, saying he previously saw the Paralympian fire shots at a traffic light and inside a crowded restaurant.
The Libyan parliament ousted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan Tuesday after a tanker laden with crude oil from a rebel-held terminal broke through a naval blockade and escaped to sea.
A senior US senator on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members who were investigating a CIA interrogation program.