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Rescue teams looking for a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea have widened their search area, Malaysia's transport minister says.
The troubled Co-operative Group is set to award large pay rises and bonuses to its senior staff, it emerges.
An extra £140m will be made available to councils to repair roads damaged by the severe weather, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
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Planes and ships from South East Asian states have joined forces to search the South China Sea for a Malaysia Airlines jet, missing with 239 people on board.
Thousands of Venezuelan students and opposition supporters take part in an anti-government rally in the capital, Caracas, on Women's Day.
Day release from prison is to be scaled back following a series of serious crimes by offenders temporarily out of jail, the government says.
The EU's head of foreign policy, Catherine Ashton, is due to begin talks with Iranian leaders in Tehran, the first such visit since 2008.
Officials say there is still no sign of wreckage as the search continues for a Malaysia Airlines flight missing for more than 24 hours with 239 people on board.
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to demand politicians pass a law against domestic violence.
Rio de Janeiro officials and street cleaners say they have reached a deal to end a strike which has left litter piling up in the Brazilian city.
The Liberal Democrats are to urge other parties to grasp what they call "the growing consensus on more powers" for the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland's first minister demands an apology from Number 10 for not being told about a radiation problem at a nuclear test reactor in the Highlands.
Surat in the Indian state of Gujurat is known as the world's capital of diamond polishing, but fluctuating currencies are threatening business.
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Former head of the British armed forces Gen Lord Richards appeals for western powers not to give up on Afghanistan once troops withdraw.
Health charity warns some terminally ill patients suffer unnecessarily because of poor access to pain control at home.