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Investigators say a yellow object seen floating in the sea is not a life raft from the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared with 239 people on board. Earlier reports of debris spotted in the South China Sea, including an aircraft door, have not been confirmed, while a possible sighting of a section of the plane's tail has been ruled out. Tests are also being carried out on oil from two slicks in the South China Sea, which may finally provide answers for relatives of those on board.
The brother of one of the passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight has said he will "not give up hope", despite a warning from officials to expect the worst. Tom Wood's brother Philip was among three Americans on board flight MH370 when it disappeared between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Also on board the Boeing 777-200 was Paul Weeks, a New Zealander who survived the devastating earthquake in Christchurch in 2011. Many of the 239 passengers on the plane were from China, where a group of families have signed a statement, demanding Malaysia Airlines "publicise the truth" about what happened to the plane.
A live video feed of the Oscar Pistorius trial has been cut while a pathologist gives "graphic" evidence of his post-mortem examination of Reeva Steenkamp. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the move was needed to "respect the decency" of Ms Steenkamp and her family and friends. :: Sky News' live coverage of the trial is under way, and a special highlights programme will be broadcast every weekday at 9.30pm. He was backed by defence lawyer Barry Roux, who said: "We don't believe that the public interest is more important than this.
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.
Partially-sighted Kelly Gallagher has won Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold medal with victory in the Women's Super-G. The 28-year-old and her guide Charlotte Evans were the first skiers out on the Rosa Khutor course in Sochi and clocked one minute 28.72 seconds. Jade Etherington won bronze with the help of guide Caroline Powell for her second medal of the competition. Britain has had athletes in every Winter Paralympics since the first event in 1976, but had never won gold.
X Factor singer Ray Quinn on Sunday said he was "absolutely privileged" after being voted the last-ever champion of ITV's Dancing on Ice.
(This corrected version of the story fixes first paragraph in Sunday story to indicate questioning is this week, not next week, on Tuesday) By William Schomberg and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Carney faces probably his toughest questioning so far as Bank of England governor on Tuesday when lawmakers will seize on a foreign exchange scandal to press their demands for tighter oversight of the central bank. Carney arrived from Canada last July as an outsider with a mandate to shake up the 320 year-old institution, from monetary policy to its relationship with the powerful banks of the City of London. A group of influential members of parliament wants Carney to change the way the BoE polices itself too. Their long-standing frustrations with what they say is the Bank's outdated governance system broke out again last week when the BoE suspended an official amid an internal review into whether Bank staff turned a blind eye to possible manipulation of key rates by foreign exchange traders.
Oxford is the UK's least affordable city, a study finds, because homes there cost 11 times the average local wage. According to the report, by Lloyds Bank, the average cost of a property in the university city was almost £341,000. Winchester, Truro, Bath and Brighton made up the top five list of "least affordable" places to live, while Westminster in central London came in seventh place. Although property prices in Westminster are among the highest in the UK, relatively high earnings in the heart of London stopped Westminster from coming higher on the list.
The youngest Briton to fight in World War I was just 12 years old -- but Sidney Lewis' identity remained a secret for almost a century until the chance discovery of faded documents revealed his extraordinary story.
GlaxoSmithKline has lifted its stake in the group's Indian subsidiary to 75 percent, the British drugmaker said on Monday.
Britain and Germany will team up to work on developing the next super-fast mobile network, 5G, Prime Minister David Cameron told the opening of the world's biggest high-tech fair.
A group of nuns kidnapped in a Syrian village were freed Monday, part of a rare prisoner swap in a three-year war whose brutality is highlighted in a new Amnesty report.
Oscar Pistorius's trial for murder entered its second week Monday, with proceedings set to turn to harrowing evidence from pathologists about Reeva Steenkamp's injuries on the night she was killed.
Malaysia said Monday it was sending ships to investigate a sighting of what could be a life raft, as an international rescue force searched for traces of an aircraft carrying 239 people to China which vanished two days ago.
A powerful earthquake has hit the coast of north California - and there are warnings of more to come. The epicentre was 48 miles west-northwest of the town of Ferndale at a depth of 4.3 miles. Although there were no reports of injuries or damage, the quake was felt in San Francisco, which lies 250 miles from Ferndale. Worryingly for Californians, the US Geological Survey (USGS) is warning of a 90% probability of a "strong and possibly damaging aftershock" of magnitude 5 or more in the next seven days.
Japan has no plan to revise a landmark 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery, the government's top spokesman said Monday, despite a controversial review of the statement which has sparked a backlash at home and abroad.