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China is stepping up its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, five days after the Beijing-bound flight disappeared without a trace. We have to look at every possibility," civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said. The plane was last detected by civilian authorities off Malaysia's east coast, but military data reportedly suggested the jet was on the other side of the country. But there was confusion after Malaysia's air force chief Rodzali Daud denied saying that the military last tracked the plane in that area, over the Strait of Malacca.
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.
As the search for Flight MH370 continues, we answer 13 questions about the disappearance and what could have happened.
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.
Australia has no plans to change its flag, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, adding there is little public appetite for removing the British Union Jack from the national symbol.
Ed Miliband has effectively ruled out an EU in-out referendum, saying there would only be a vote in the event of a significant Brussels power grab. Refusing to guarantee a referendum, the key initiative from the Labour leader is what he calls a "new lock: there would be no transfer of powers from the UK to the EU without a referendum on our continued membership of the EU". The Labour leader views a referendum as an unattractive, as well as an unlikely option. Labour has been under pressure to address the referendum question from the moment David Cameron promised that a Conservative government would offer the British people a vote in 2017.
A bill of rights should be created to govern the Internet in the wake of revelations about the depth of government surveillance, the inventor of the World Wide Web said on Wednesday.
The world's biggest security firm G4S said it had yet to reach a settlement with the British government over its tagging contract, as it posted annual profit below market forecasts. After a disastrous 2012, in which it failed to provide enough guards for the London Olympics, G4S has overhauled its management and embarked on a restructuring to revive its fortunes.
Bosses at a major tourist attraction are attracting swashbuckling visitors to a pirate camp - by enlisting a pet parrot.
The performer, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and later re-arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in November. The 30-year-old - who is married to Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh - was held after police were called to an alleged robbery in Tyrwhitt Road in Lewisham, southeast London, at around 2.40am on November 3. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Stephen Manderson, aged 30, of Tyrwhitt Road, has this evening been charged with drink-driving following an incident on November 3 in Tyrwhitt Road.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was found shot dead in woodland. Two teenage schoolboys discovered the 31-year-old victim in woods in Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Tuesday morning. Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon said investigators believe the victim was targeted and there is no threat to the wider public.
Out-of-shape people are more likely to change their lifestyle and improve their health if offered a cash incentive, research has found. Newcastle University researchers looked at 16 previous studies and found sums as small as £3 could make people up to 50% more likely to make changes than with standard interventions. Newcastle University Research Associate, Dr Emma Giles, said: "This was an interesting finding and we were surprised at just how strong the effect was. Dr Jean Adams, senior lecturer in public health, said: "We were surprised how few studies we found which had looked at the impact financial incentives can have.
By Andrew Osborn and Alastair Macdonald SEVASTOPOL/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalise rule from Moscow within days. With their own troops in Crimea effectively prisoners in their bases, the new authorities in Kiev painted a sorry picture of the military bequeathed them by the pro-Moscow president overthrown two weeks ago. The prime minister, heading for talks at the White House and United Nations, told parliament in Kiev he wanted the United States and Britain, as guarantors of a 1994 treaty that saw Ukraine give up its Soviet nuclear weapons, to intervene both diplomatically and militarily to fend off Russian "aggression".
Michael Schumacher is showing "small signs of encouragement" more than two months after his skiing accident, his agent has said. But the former F1 star still faces a long fight to recover after suffering brain damage in a skiing accident, Sabine Kehm revealed in a written statement.
By Elizabeth Piper MOSCOW (Reuters) - Surrounded by faithful aides, President Vladimir Putin hears no opposition to his plans in Crimea, allowing him to drive Russia's bid to reclaim Ukraine's southern region guided by little more than his "inner voice". That the seizure of Crimea, home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet, could tip a faltering economy into recession, spark visa bans and asset freezes on top officials and isolate Russia in ways not seen since Soviet times have not been considerations. For the time being, Putin can rely on a system of control he has honed and cultivated since he first came to power 14 years ago. But the Crimea move has led to mutterings of discontent, mostly among the financial and economic ministries, who were cut out of the meeting when it was decided to act over a region Putin felt might be lost forever if Kiev's new leaders were successful in taking Ukraine into the European Union.
The bathroom in which Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has been reconstructed in court. Sky's Alex Crawford, who is in court, said: "The courtroom is packed with people, with the reconstruction of the murder scene sitting in the corner next to the witness stand. :: A special Sky News highlights programme will be broadcast every weekday at 9.30pm. Day eight started with a friend of Pistorius - who said the athlete had "a big love for weapons" - continuing his evidence.
Malaysia faced a storm of criticism Wednesday over contradictions and information gaps in the hunt for a missing airliner with 239 people on board, as the search zone dramatically veered far from the intended flight path.
A friend of Oscar Pistorius who says the athlete had "a big love for weapons" is set to continue giving evidence in his murder trial. Darren Fresco told North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that Pistorius, who denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, laughed after firing a gun through the sunroof of a car. :: A special Sky News highlights programme will be broadcast every weekday at 9.30pm. Professor Gert Saayman talked about the injuries the model suffered when she was shot through a toilet cubicle door at the runner's home on Valentine’s Day last year.