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The US National Transportation Safety Board has released a statement confirming it has sent a team to Asia to help with the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
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Once the location of the aircraft has been determined International Civil Aviation Organization protocols will determine which country will lead the investigation, the statement said.
Malaysian authorities are investigating the identities of at least two other passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, in addition to two who were found to be using stolen passports, a security official said.
Investigators were verifying the identities with the relevant embassies in Malaysia and the passengers being checked had all bought their tickets through China Southern Airlines, the official said.
A team from the US National Transportation Safety Board has been dispatched to Asia to help investigate the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet.
The NTSB team is accompanied by technical advisers from the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing, the manufacturer of the missing 777-200ER aircraft.
The government has responded to local council demands for emergency cash to deal with a "daunting trail of destruction" on England's roads after England's record wettest winter by promising an extra £140 million to deal with the problem.
Most councils are expected to receive the extra money by the end of this week in a bid to ensure works are completed before the summer holidays.
In return they will be required to publish on websites by the end of August details of how it was used.
Councils are to get an additional £140 million to fix roads damaged by England's record wettest winter, the Government announced.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said a fund specifically targeting the worst-hit areas would be raised by £36.5 million to £80 million.
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The first unit of the pro-Russian Military Forces of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea was sworn in at a public ceremony in Simferopol on Saturday.
About 30 men armed with AK-47s, and another 20 or so unarmed, turned out. They ranged in age from teenagers to a man who looked to be about 60. They were sworn in at a park in front of an eternal flame to those killed in the Second World War.
Sergei Aksyonov, the Crimean prime minister, came to the ceremony and was greeted by the soldiers with shouts of "Commander!"
He said their main role, at least until the referendum, would be to "keep the peace". He said he did not foresee any fighting with the Ukrainian soldiers still at bases in Crimea
"We are not enemies with those soldiers who pledged loyalty to the Ukrainian state. They are not our enemies," he said. He added that they would be given the chance to go safely back to Ukraine if they want.
A 71-year-old woman suffered around 1,000 stings in Southern California after being attacked by a swarm of 'killer' Africanised honey bees that covered her entire body.
So Cal Fire Battalion Chief Mark Williams says the woman was expected to recover after Thursday's attack in Palm Desert. He said five firefighters were also treated in hospital for stings.
Around 80,000 bees were disturbed by a workman, who was also stung, when he attempted to access an underground electrical vault. The bees then attacked the woman, who had just got out of her car nearby.
The US Navy has dispatched a warship to help the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
The USS Pinckney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, is on its way from international waters in the South China Sea to the southern coast of Vietnam to assist the hunt for flight MH370.