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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 investigates 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 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's A Current Affair 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 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.
An application for a further appeal against the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber will be submitted by victims' families "within weeks", it has been revealed.
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 general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, Bob Crow, has died at the age of 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack. Mr Crow was taken to hospital after reportedly complaining of feeling unwell on Monday but died in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who regularly sparred with Mr Crow, said he was a "fighter and a man of character". :: Watch Sky News live on television, on Sky channel 501, Virgin Media channel 602, Freeview channel 82 and Freesat channel 202.
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. Police said four people - two on a moped and two on a motorcycle - tried to steal items from the H Stain jewellers in Victoria Street at around 1pm on Tuesday.
By David Milliken and Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney signalled he was not concerned that Britain's economy was close to overheating, despite a strong recovery since last year, putting himself in the dovish camp among policymakers. Speaking to lawmakers on Tuesday, Carney said the amount of spare capacity in the economy was probably slightly more than 1.5 percent of gross domestic product, suggesting the BoE can hold off on raising interest rates for longer. Carney also said Britain's natural rate of unemployment could be less than the Bank has estimated, meaning the labour market can strengthen further without pushing up inflation.
A have-a-go hero wrestled an axe-wielding robber to the ground after a smash and grab raid near Buckingham Palace.
Three men who prosecutors say were sexually assaulted by MP Nigel Evans did not consider themselves victims of any offence, a jury heard today.
A Westminster worker who alleged Nigel Evans sexually assaulted him in 2002 told a friend he was going to "punch" the MP following the incident, a court has heard. The man told Preston Crown Court Evans put his hand down the back of his trousers at the Sanctuary bar in Soho during a night out with friends.
Britain's Co-operative Group announced Tuesday that chief executive Euan Sutherland has resigned, throwing the troubled mutual into a fresh crisis.
The Bank of England is to appoint a fourth deputy governor to oversee banking and markets in the wake of damaging claims that some of its officials knew about alleged foreign exchange rate-rigging.
By Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after rebels humiliated the government by loading crude on a tanker that fled from naval forces, officials said, in a sign of the worsening chaos in the OPEC member state. Libyan gunboats later chased the tanker along Libya's eastern Mediterranean coast and opened fire, damaging it, a military spokesman said. Western powers fear the vast North African state could even break apart with the government struggling to rein in armed militias and tribesmen who helped oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but want to grab power and oil revenues. Zeidan, who came to power in 2012 after Libya's first free parliamentary vote following four decades of quirky one-man rule by Gaddafi, had been facing opposition from Islamists and the public blaming him for Libya's anarchic transition since 2011.
Turkish riot police fired tear gas Tuesday at protesters massed outside a hospital after the death of a teenage boy wounded during anti-government protests last year and left comatose.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has failed to fulfil campaign promises to allow greater freedom of expression and there has been a sharp rise in executions since his election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. Rouhani, who won a landslide in June, led Iran to an initial nuclear deal with world powers. In a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council, Ban highlighted the prevalent use of capital punishment in Iran and called for the release of activists, lawyers and journalists as well as political prisoners that he said were in custody for exercising their rights to free speech and assembly. "The new administration has not made any significant improvement in the promotion and protection of freedom of expression and opinion, despite pledges made by the president during his campaign and after his swearing in," Ban said.
Pro-Moscow officials in Crimea on Tuesday launched a website for a weekend referendum on whether to join Russia, saying they had to use a Russian domain name because a Ukrainian one met with resistance.
By Niluksi Koswanage and Eveline Danubrata KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometres to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday. In one of the most baffling mysteries in recent aviation history, a massive search operation for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER has so far found no trace of the aircraft or the 239 passengers and crew. Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the senior military officer, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.