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Thai police say an Iranian man may have bought the airfares for two men who boarded a missing plane with stolen passports. Nearly three days after the Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people on board disappeared, no debris has been found in Southeast Asian waters. Thai Police Lt Col Ratchthapong Tia-sood has revealed that a travel agency in the beach resort of Pattaya was contacted by an Iranian man known only as Mr Ali to book the tickets for the two men. "We have to look further into this Mr Ali's identity because it's almost a tradition to use an alias when doing business around here," he said.
Three days since flight MH370 went missing and relatives in Beijing are becoming increasingly upset, frustrated and angry.
Oscar Pistorius has thrown up in court as details of the post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp were read out. Sky's Alex Crawford tweeted from court: "Oscar Pistorius is making regular loud retching noises and appears to be vomiting as details of post-mortem examination are read out." The judge repeatedly asked whether Pistorius is well enough to continue, and his lawyer Barry Roux said he wanted the evidence to carry on. Sky's Martin Brunt said: "He's cut a pretty sorry figure in the dock.
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.
England batsman Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and be replaced by Ian Bell, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday.
A soldier who police suspect was murdered at a barracks in Shropshire has been named as Corporal Geoffrey McNeill. The 32-year-old, from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, was discovered at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill at 9am on Saturday. A 23-year-old serving at the barracks has been arrested on suspicion of Corporal McNeill's murder. Jason McNeill has paid tribute to his brother, who was born in Ballymoney, County Antrim.
A woman has said she was "frozen in fear" during an alleged sex attack by Max Clifford.
Britain's Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Durex condoms, is expanding into K-Y sexual lubricants, the consumer goods company revealed on Monday.
Labour is including a £5.5bn "jobs guarantee" in its manifesto under which the long-term unemployed will be told to take up taxpayer-subsidised work or lose their benefits. The party is to fund the policy with a tax on bankers' bonuses and by reducing the rate of pension tax relief among higher earners to 20% from 45%. Labour had initially pledged the jobs guarantee scheme for one year when it was first unveiled in January , however, now it will run until 2020, if the party is successful in 2015.
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. Mark Heywood QC said: "Within the Palace of Westminster, in his constituency and in his own political party, Mr Evans was, during the decade with which you are concerned, a very well-known and powerful individual. "The prosecution case against Mr Evans is that he, often when in drink, pressed his sexual attentions on those younger men, using or trading on his position of influence."
George Groves is demanding non-British officials for his world title re-match with Carl Froch at London's Wembley Stadium on May 31.
A man who took part in a frenzied assault on PC Keith Blakelock has told a court he saw the officer curl into a ball and scream for help.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former security contractor Edward Snowden, facing arrest if he steps foot on U.S. soil, said the changes the American government and private companies have made about managing massive amounts of data helped vindicate his leaks of classified material. Speaking to a sympathetic and tech-savvy crowd at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, via a video link from Russia, Snowden added that the U.S. government still has no idea what material he has provided to journalists. Last year, Snowden, who had been working at a National Security Agency facility as an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, leaked a raft of secret documents that revealed a vast U.S. government system for monitoring phone and Internet data.
The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza has said he believes his son would have killed him "in a heartbeat" if given the chance. In his first comments since the 2012 massacre, Peter Lanza also said he wishes his son had never been born. "With hindsight, I know Adam would have killed me in a heartbeat, if he'd had the chance," Peter Lanza told The New Yorker magazine. Peter Lanza said he now wishes his son had never been born, and that he cannot think of him outside of his action on December 14, 2012.
NATO said Monday it will deploy AWACS reconnaissance aircraft to overfly Poland and Romania as part of alliance efforts to monitor the crisis in Ukraine.
Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said Monday he has no regrets over his leaks about mass surveillance programs, saying they sparked a needed public debate on spying and data collection.
Shots have been fired into the air by armed men who moved into a Ukrainian naval post in Crimea this afternoon, according to a Ukrainian defense minister. Pro-Russian forces have taken over military installations across Crimea in under a week, although Moscow officials have denied the uniformed units are theirs - a denial ridiculed by Kiev and the West. Sky's Ian Woods in Moscow said: "We don't know whether 'opening fire' is in the same context as the incident last week when Ukrainians marched to an airbase which was in Russian hands. Meanwhile, Moscow has drawn up proposals for resolving the Ukraine crisis which it intends to send to the US.
Rio cleaners have swept up more than 18 tons of Carnival trash since ending an eight-day strike at the weekend, authorities said Monday.