The Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader Bob Crow has died at the age of 52. In a brief statement the RMT said: "It is with the deepest regret that RMT has to confirm that our general secretary Bob Crow sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. "RMT would request that all media respect the privacy of the friends and family of Bob Crow at this distressing time." Mr Crow died of an aneurysm and a heart attack, according to LBC radio station.
One of two men who used false passports to board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight was an Iranian asylum seeker and not believed to belong to a terrorist group, say police. It came as search and rescue teams expanded their search for the aircraft to include a vast area on the west peninsula of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca. :: Sky News will be showing a 12-minute special report on the story so far of the missing flight MH370 at 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm, and 8.30pm. Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad was travelling with the stolen Austrian passport.
Oscar Pistorius "laughed" after firing his gun through the sunroof of a car while with friends, a court has heard. Darren Fresco, identified by witnesses as being with the runner on two occasions when a gun was fired in public, told North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria the gunshot was fired with "no warning" and made him flinch. He said he asked Pistorius if he was " ******* mad". :: Sky News' live coverage of the trial is under way, and a special highlights programme will be broadcast every weekday at 9.30pm.
The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran in retaliation for a US strike on an Iranian passenger plane, a documentary has claimed.
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.
Standard Chartered's private equity arm has acquired a quarter of Zambia's Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc for $57 million (£34.29 million), its first investment in the growing African power industry. The bank will take 25.8 percent of the Lusaka-listed power supplier by acquiring a stake in parent company Zambian Energy Corporation, Standard Chartered and Copperbelt said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Copperbelt, which supplies power to mines in Africa's largest copper producer, has recently acquired stakes in a power company and power plant in Nigeria.
Chris Powell has been sacked as manager of Charlton Athletic, the struggling English second-tier club announced on Tuesday.
Ukraine's ousted president has warned of civil war in his country, as officials from Western powers gathered in London to discuss possible sanctions in response to the current crisis.
Prominent rail union leader Bob Crow has died aged 52, the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union announced Tuesday.
Cheryl Cole is returning to The X Factor after four years to revive her on-screen partnership with show boss Simon Cowell.
Co-operative Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has offered to quit, days after claiming his efforts to overhaul the business had been undermined by a high-level leak of his £3.6 million pay deal.
Postal voting should be scrapped unless applicants can prove they have a "genuine need", a Tory MP has said amid claims that the system is open to fraud.
By Zoran Radosavljevic ZAGREB (Reuters) - Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader and his political party were found guilty on Tuesday of rigging public tenders and abusing state funds in the biggest corruption trial to date in the new European Union member. The conservative HDZ, which ruled Croatia for 16 of its 22 years of independence, became the first political party sentenced for corruption. The trial, which started in April 2012, was part of an anti-graft drive to boost Croatia's attempt to join the EU, which it did in July 2013. It sanctions for the first time a political party's illegal funding and this will have a long-term effect on political financing in Croatia," said Davor Gjenero, a Zagreb-based political analyst.
Pro-Moscow lawmakers in Crimea voted for independence from Ukraine on Tuesday in a precursor to a referendum this weekend for the region to become part of Russia.
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.
Ousted Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday said that he was still the country's legitimate president and commander-in-chief, saying he believed he would be able to return to Kiev soon.
Pakistani judges hearing treason charges against Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday adjourned his formal indictment to the end of the week after lawyers for the ex-military ruler said his life was in danger.
Deposed Ukraine leader Viktor Yanukovych has insisted he remains his country's legitimate president. And, as commander-in-chief of the military, Mr Yanukovych said, he was sure soldiers would not "obey criminal orders". Speaking in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, the pro-Kremlin ex-leader of Ukraine remained unswayed in his argument that "extremists" had taken power in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Making his first appearance since fleeing his country last month, Mr Yanukovych told journalists that a presidential election set for May 25 would be illegal.