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Investigators searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared with 239 people on board have said all security checks were followed. Malaysia's civil aviation chief said two passengers travelling on stolen passports - one issued by Italy and the other by Austria - were "not Asian-looking men". Asked for a description of the pair, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman added: "Do you know a footballer by the name of (Mario) Balotelli? Meanwhile, samples of oil taken from a slick in the South China Sea came from a ship, not the missing aircraft, it has been confirmed.
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.
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.
A soldier who police suspect was murdered at a barracks in Shropshire has been named as Corporal Geoffrey McNeill.
Clive Woodward said Monday that England's impressive win over Wales in the Six Nations made them "serious contenders" for next year's World Cup on home soil.
A woman has said she was "frozen in fear" during an alleged sex attack by Max Clifford.
David Cameron will hold talks with key players in the Middle East peace process when he visits Israel and the Palestinian territories this week.
A proposed deal to create the world's largest banana company will see Fyffes merge with its biggest rival, Chiquita. Fyffes, which employs 4,000 people in the UK and Ireland alone, will be the minority stakeholder in the proposed new business - to be called ChiquitaFyffes. Ed Lonergan, Chiquita's chief executive officer, said the deal would create a strategic partnership - combining its dominance of North America with Fyffes's across Europe. Dublin-based Fyffes, which also sells products under the Sol brand, employs more than 12,000 people worldwide.
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. 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.
An emotional Oscar Pistorius became physically sick in court on Monday as he listened to harrowing testimony about the autopsy of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he is accused of murdering.
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.
By Colleen Jenkins FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) - The key military decision-maker in the rare court-martial of a U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault said on Monday that political pressure did not influence his actions in the case, but defence attorneys argued new evidence proved otherwise. Questions about whether the criminal proceedings against Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair were improperly swayed by outside influences halted testimony that had been expected from the main accuser in the case. The woman, an Army captain, was to be questioned by defence attorneys about her tearful account last week that the married superior officer twice forced her to engage in oral sex when she tried to break off their secret three-year affair. The military judge hearing the case at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, instead dismissed jurors for the day and took up a motion that Sinclair's attorneys filed after the government disclosed new email evidence over the weekend.
A Mexican drug lord mistakenly reported dead more than three years ago was killed Sunday in a clash with armed forces in western Mexico, officials said. The killing of Nazario Moreno, nicknamed "El Mas Loco" or "the Craziest One," is another coup in Mexico City's battle against organized crime, following the arrest last month of the world's most wanted and single most powerful drug lord. Soldiers discovered Moreno early Sunday near a town in western Michoacan state and tried to arrest him, said Monte Alejandro Rubido, the executive secretary of Mexico's National Public Security System. Authorities spent most of the day seeking to confirm that the dead man was indeed Moreno, the founder of the La Familia drug gang and a leader in its spinoff group, the Knights Templar.