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Vietnam is scaling back its air and sea search for missing flight MH370 as China said it will step up its search and rescue efforts to include land areas.
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.
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. Mr Fresco recalled an occasion when Pistorius asked him to pass him his gun at a restaurant in Johannesburg on January 13 last year.
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.
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.
For the first time, all 4,000 pieces of the UK's largest treasure trove, the Staffordshire Hoard, have been brought together in secret to be analysed by experts. The Anglo-Saxon metalwork and gold was found in a field nearly five years ago by a local man with his metal detector. Deb Klemperer, curator at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, said: "Science has shown us in the last two years how exciting the workmanship is for us, in that the gold was alloyed with copper and silver to make it stronger.
Forced to choose between food and their books, Bulgarian and Romanian students in Britain are hitting back at the government's decision to suspend their financial lifeline.
Heathrow bosses due to open a new £2.5 billion terminal in a few weeks are determined not to repeat the mistakes which led to the catastrophic launch of the west London airport's Terminal 5 (T5) six years ago.
The Court of Appeal rules today on whether the Attorney General acted unlawfully when he vetoed a tribunal ruling in favour of letting the public see letters the Prince of Wales wrote to government ministers.
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 performer, real name Stephen Manderson, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and later rearrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in November. The 30-year-old - 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.
Socialist Michelle Bachelet promised to tackle inequality as she took the oath of office, returning to power after four years to lead this prosperous South American country once more.
Around 150 firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a six-storey apartment building under construction in downtown San Francisco. Eyewitness Ethan Weiss wrote on Twitter it was "absolutely out of control" and his eyes were burning because of the smoke. A wall of the structure on Fourth Street collapsed around an hour later and soon afterwards a corner of the building was consumed in flames, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White told the Los Angeles Times: "We are not quite contained, but we will be there in a few more hours."
Students and opponents of the Venezuelan government have called a new rally for Wednesday to mark a month of protests in Caracas, as the death toll from demo-related violence reached 21.
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.
South Korea's spy agency chief came under growing pressure to step down Wednesday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.
Ukraine's acting president has said the country will not use its army to stop Crimea from seceding, the latest sign that a Russian annexation of the strategic peninsula may be imminent.