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3:51am Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control.
12:11pm Investigators trying to solve the disappearance of plane face an extremely rare challenge that could hinder their efforts: they lack the powers of a formal air safety investigation.
12:10pm It emerged yesterday that the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington drew up an airworthiness directive relating to Boeing 777s in November.
5:32am Libya's Congress handed a no-confidence vote to Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Tuesday in a yet another jolt to the oil-rich nation's crumbling political stability.
5:15am Dianne Feinstein said on the Senate floor the agency violated federal law by improperly removing documents from a report on the agency's detention program.
Gordon Rayner The Lockerbie bombing was ordered by Iran and carried out by Syrian-based militants, a former Iranian intelligence officer has claimed.
10:16am In a ceremony loaded with symbolism, Michelle Bachelet took over the presidency and promised to fight social inequality.
9:52am They’re scrambling for space to grow marijuana in Denver.
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12:19pm The wife of one of the passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines jet says she is still clinging to the faint hope of a miracle.
LINDSAY MURDOCH 11:30am The missing Malaysian Airlines plane flew for one hour and 10 minutes after Malaysian aviation authorities saw it vanish from radar over the South China Sea and travelled hundreds of kilometres off course, according to a senior Malaysian air force official quoted by CNN.
Elijah Wolfson 7:59am US lawyers are increasingly arguing not over whether defendants committed a crime, but over whether their brains made them do it.
12:20pm Sepang, Malaysia: Malaysian authorities now believe that a jetliner missing since Saturday may have radically changed course around the time that it stopped communicating with ground controllers. But there were conflicting accounts of the course change and what may have happened afterward, adding to the air of confusion and disarray surrounding the investigation and search operation.
Thomas Fuller and Jane Perlez 10:35am International police authorities said on Tuesday that two passengers known to have used stolen passports to board a missing Malaysia Airlines jet were unlikely to be linked to terrorist groups, echoing an assessment by the Malaysian police that one of them was a 19-year-old Iranian who wanted to migrate to Germany.
RUTH POLLARD 9:46am Crimea’s pro-Russian parliamentarians have voted in favour of independence from Ukraine five days before a much-criticised referendum is due to be held.
Lindsay Murdoch Kuala Lumpur Police have identified one of the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane on a stolen passport as a 19-year-old Iranian seeking to migrate to Germany.
DAVID WROE Travellers on stolen passports like those used to board the vanished Malaysian Airlines flight are highly unlikely to get into Australia undetected, according to experts and an analysis of immigration procedures.
Dan Hurley 1:10am For years, and with many false starts and failed attempts, researchers have sought to develop ways to raise the IQ of the average human, for obvious reasons: Smarter humans would, they assume, be fitter, happier and more productive.
LISA DAVIES 8:48am Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, would have felt stress, anxiety, fear and most likely screamed loudly when she was shot in the hip and arm, a pathologist told the Olympian's murder trial on Tuesday.
Benjamin Sheppard 9:38pm A gunman has shot dead a Swedish-British journalist in central Kabul, a rare daylight murder of an expatriate in a city often hit by Taliban suicide attacks.
LISA DAVIES 6:31pm Oscar Pistorius has returned to court after retching and vomiting in dramatic fashion the day earlier.
4:52pm Investigators in Malaysia are voicing scepticism that the airliner that disappeared early Saturday with 239 people on board was the target of an attack, US and European government sources close to the probe have said.
LINDSAY MURDOCH 11:50pm The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been expanded to include remote parts of mainland Malaysia after a massive search of the South China Sea where the plane vanished failed to any wreckage.
NICK RALSTON 4:49pm Company is asking volunteers to log onto its website and comb through images in the hope of locating wreckage.
AMANDA HOH As fears for the 239 passengers missing on a Malaysian Airlines flight continue to rise, speculation as to what may have happened to MH 370 are flying high.